Welcome to my blog. I have been posting on FB for some time. Some of my posts were very long….too long for FB, so I started this blog in order to share my research, my opinions and some insight from others concerning the political, economic, and governmental health of our country.
I am no one in particular, I am not famous, I’m not important, just an American that has experienced many things in life….however I have worked for wages, worked for a salary, and owned a business. I have seen life from the bottom, from the middle, and from the top. One thing I have done that few others have, is pay attention and do research. I have researched many things. I spent 13 years researching only scripture….no…not the Bible, but all scripture. I studied the founding and the constitution, developed new economic theories, and for years looked into the corruption in government. I have no special talent or ability…..just common sense, logic and a very skeptical mind set…..I question everything.
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Old evidence as to how the deep state began and how it went wrong
For several years I have been writing about government corruption. Lately, however, I have written several pieces illuminating what I believe to be a coup taking place within the ranks of our intelligence community. To date I have uncovered many facts that point directly to it. In my piece “Who is Carter Page” and the following piece, “Who is Carter Page…Update”, I provide court documents that showed Carter Page actually worked for the FBI. I also followed the trails of Richard Burt, Stefan Halper, and others that had close ties to the CIA in “What Does A Coup Look Like” I can’t regurgitate all that here, you’ll have to go to the links to read what I discovered. The following information is predicated on the work mentioned above. If you have read this work then what you read here will make sense, if not I suggest you read that work first.
I think I have found a little bit of history, that may explain exactly how our CIA has gotten so powerful and, might I say, out of control. I found a 6 hour audio interview of an Air Force colonel named Fletcher Prouty. In 1989 he wrote a book titled “Secret Team”. In that book he revealed how he created a special program called the Tab 6 Organization, or “FOCAL POINT”. I would never expect you to sit through 6 hours of audio so I clipped out a 16 minute section that highlights a lot of what I want you to know. I hope you will listen to it before going on.
I will attempt to summarize more of it in this blog. But if you’d like to listen to the whole thing you can do that here. It’s in 4 parts, the link is to the first part, you should be able to find the others on Youtube.
Colonel Prouty served in the US Army Air Core beginning in 1941. He became a pilot and wound up in the newly formed US Airforce in 1947, where he became a colonel. He served years working with the also newly created CIA. In the interview he outlines at length, the history of the clandestine service, the necessity of such an organization, and especially the funding. To be as objective as possible, during his time in the spotlight, he was roundly criticized for what he revealed in his book, “Secret Team”. Congress conducted an investigation and their findings cleared the CIA of Prouty’s charges. However, Prouty was never reprimanded, charged with anything, or discharged. In fact he retired from the Airforce in 1964, months after receiving a medal of services from the joint chiefs. I note this because for months, this is what I concluded will happen with the investigations into the corruption within the DOJ, FBI, and Intelligence Community. They are just too powerful to be taken down. They will find a way to make it all go away. Prouty died in 2001.
Something I have stumbled across many times in my research, is just how all the money moves, where it comes from, and how its spent. I found that there is no published budget available, and this audio confirms that there is no accounting of where the money goes or where it comes from. Confirming what the colonel discussed, I could find a budget number for the IC but no other details.
The 2018 federal budget contains $73 billion for “national intelligence”. I did find something that may be related. When I was preparing for a speech I gave last year, I found that in the defense budget, there is a line item labeled “Overseas Contingency Operations” amounting to another $19 billion. I could find no information detailing what this money was for, but it continues to escalate, since it entered the budget in 2010. From this information, and what colonel Prouty has described, we can at least see there is a lot of money at stake, and not much detail as to how it is spent, confirming that there is no accounting, almost no oversight, and that it is up to a few unknown individuals as to just what that money is buying.
When I started this blog in 2016, I began to chronicle the corruption of the Clinton Foundation. It wasn’t long before I began to talk like a conspiracy guy, when I wrote that I believed the Foundation had strong ties to the CIA, and that its consulting firm Teneo, allowed the CIA to operate in plain sight all over the world. Even I thought I was crazy. But in that research, I saw that a scheme had been created to allow foreign “donations” to enter the Foundation through its Canadian arm called the CGEP. These donations, by Canadian law, are totally undisclosed. The CGEP can then donate in bundle form to the Clinton Foundation. This money, then, is used in countries all over the world in ways that are not fully understood. To be sure the Foundation has had problems with its reporting, with its tax returns, and with the countless accusations of theft and fraud from many sources. Is there a connection between the Foundation and the operations of the CIA? Are the donations by Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Emirates, and Bahrain, to the tune of hundreds of millions used by the CIA for operations in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and throughout the middle east? Are our hands as clean as we are led to believe? With what colonel Prouty has outlined, I doubt that anyone can ever know. But what I take away from all the circumstantial information is an organization doing what it thinks it should do for America and the world….while desperately trying to keep an illegal and unconstitutional operation from being exposed…..or stopped! It also gives credence to the idea that the people who countenance and support these actions want no part of an outsider coming in to office and upsetting what they have built over decades. Trump is a threat to all of it….a threat like they’ve never encountered.
Just why is this audio interview important to what we are seeing in the Trump investigation on Russian interference? In my work “What Does A Coup Look Like” I chronicle the actions of two American “politicos”….Richard Burt and Stefan Halper. These two inserted themselves into the campaign months before any investigation had been reported as having begun. Why? As I wrote then:
“So let’s take a look at just who this Stefan Halper is. He has a long career, going back to the Nixon White House. He served as assistant chief of staff for the Chiefs of staff, Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney, but more important to this story was his involvement in a CIA operation to provide information to the Carter Administration on the Reagan campaign.”
Now put Halper in the context of the Prouty recording. Who might Halper actually be working for?
Or what about Richard Burt? He worked under George Bush Sr. Before Bush was president, he was CIA director. From a Politico story speaking of Carter Page’s entry onto the campaign:
“One way to answer the question was to figure out how he even got on that list to begin with. One source suggested to me that Richard Burt, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, START treaty negotiator, and longtime lobbyist for Alfa Bank, was the nexus. It was Burt who helped draft Trump’s foreign policy speech in April, and had been advising the Trump campaign, via Senator Jeff Sessions, on foreign policy.”
And then there’s Carter Page. I outlined a strong case that Page was, indeed working for the FBI. You can read that case in the link above.
Let’s add another crumb to the story. Who is “Professor” Josef Mifsud?
A Maltese academic that has some very strange credentials. In an article by Margot Cleveland, in “The Federalist” she discusses the strange case of Josef Mifsud. She begins the article with this:
“What if Donald Trump is wrong? What if the Russia collusion investigation isn’t a witch hunt? What if it was a set-up—from the get-go?”
What about Alexander Downer, the Australian diplomat that supposedly was “just trying to help” when he reported his conversation with Papadopolous to the FBI, which is what the FBI told us prompted the investigation. If this is what prompted the investigation, why were these operatives baiting Papodopolous months before the investigation began?
You can read that whole piece here. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two other things I have written about that come into better focus when placed in the context of Colonel Prouty’s interview. During last year’s Charlottesville tragedy, it just so happened that the entire crash and killing of a counter-protestor and the injuring of 19 others by a “crazed white supremacist”, was videoed by a man named Brennan Gilmore. His video was aired within minutes of the tragedy, by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and all the usual suspects. What are the chances that Mr. Gilmore was an operative of the Intelligence Community. Here’s what I wrote then:
“The one man who actually was literally in the right place at the right time recording the crash, the car, and its escape, in Charlottesville became an instant media darling at CNN. The day he made the video of the crash, it had barely been uploaded on social media, when CNN found him and interviewed him immediately after the crash. But that’s not the coincidence. His name was Brennan Gilmore. He was the Chief operations officer in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2012, for the CIA. He was there during a bloody war pitting Christians against Muslims. We were on the Muslim’s side….we lost and Gilmore had to leave the CAR. He also worked for the failed democrat candidate for governor of Virginia, in 2016, Tom Pereillo. Not highly unusual that a CIA operative works for a campaign….no!…not at all! But the campaign did receive $375,000 from George Soros. That’s kind of strange. But it sure seems odd that a CIA agent finds himself in Charlottesville on the day that a violent clash occurs between white nationalists and ANTIFA, and just happens to be in the one spot where he can film it all, and immediately get on CNN, and another CIA agent is there to speak.”
One has to ask the question….was that part of the plan as well, to discredit Trump? Was the entire crash, mayhem, and subsequent non-stop media coverage, orchestrated by Brennan and the CIA in “collusion” with the DNC? You can see Gilmore’s account here in a video from MSNBC
Then there’s the worst mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas by a shooter, that more than a year later, we still have not been told what motivated this ugly act of senseless violence. But I can tell you, Stephen Paddock, the shooter, owned a plane that he never registered a flight plan for the entire three years he owned it.
The identifying tail number was not listed in FAA files, and the number on the tail was listed in FAA records as a completely different aircraft. In Prouty’s interview, he reveals how the FOCAL POINT at the FAA was there many years, and rose to a top manager of the agency. Prouty even discusses that he believes that the assassination of JFK was a silent coup by the CIA, conducted for the sole purpose of stopping Kennedy from taking control of the CIA who had gone rogue in the Bay of Pigs episode. I for one, and none of you, want to ever believe our own CIA would do such things. It would go against everything we love about our country. But the evidence that the deep state exists and that the CIA is running the show is simply overwhelming.
I want to close by saying that so far…..nothing I have reported or have written has been yet disproved. To the contrary, each new story that comes out amplifies my findings. The CIA is in this up to their necks. They have operatives throughout government working for this, now, rogue agency. Do Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and their cohorts act like they want to preserve our democracy….save the nation from Trump, or rather, do they act like they are covering up something dark? You’ll have to judge for yourself. Only time will tell whether the people will be freed from this “Deep State”, or the Deep State will succeed in its efforts to keep it all secret and continuing, by sacrificing a few lambs to the slaughter.
Are democrats and republicans as different as we perceive or is it the way we understand our rights?
n. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
n. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone
Over many years, I have heard something from my liberal friends that I had always merely glossed over. What they told me was that, even though they could appreciate my arguments, they found it odd that the same arguments were coming from liberals. Not so much in the content of an issue, but in the sentiment and attitude. For example, when I make the argument that conservatives love their country and respect the constitution they say their friends say the same exact thing. When I argue that conservatives believe in the rule of law and support our law enforcement….they say…..same here! When the case is made to support our military and ensure equal opportunity for all…..they retort that they hear that from all their friends. So even though I blew it off as “yeah, right”, I’ve heard it from so many, I stopped to ponder how this could be? Could liberals actually believe those things? Are we more the same than different? After much introspection, I concluded there is a nuanced difference in the way we understand the constitution. After all, American culture is integrated into the constitution. If culture is to change, then the constitution has to change. Which brings me to the understanding of rights. Before the constitution was written, rights were a second thought. Almost everyone understood that they had certain rights that they…well…..just had! Natural rights….rights from God…..from birth….just being alive came with rights. The right to live…..the right to breathe air….to defend that life….to work for a living….to have a family…and to respect those things in other people. When the founders sat down to write a constitution, many took for granted that these and other natural rights would always be respected. But there was a smaller group of founders that were mistrusting of any government and demanded that merely enumerating the government’s power and duties wasn’t enough to stop that government from infringing on those natural rights…they demanded that those natural rights be spelled out and formally protected…those founders gave us the Bill of Rights….the first 10 amendments to the constitution:
Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 2 – The Right to Bear Arms
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Amendment 3 – The Housing of Soldiers
No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment 4 – Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment 5 – Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Amendment 6 – Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Amendment 7 – Rights in Civil Cases
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment 8 – Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment 9 – Other Rights Kept by the People
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment 10 – Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
These rights were given to the people by virtue of being born….these rights came from their creator…not from government and the proper role of government is to protect those rights. In the course of protecting those rights, the states set up a government to do that, ceding that government certain powers in order to carry out that responsibility. This was called enumeration….spelling out exactly what the national government could do.
Here is the nuance…..those on the left tell me they know all that….and they respect the constitution, as we do. They also see rights the government has created as being natural rights. They’re not! For over ten decades, natural rights have been bumping into government created rights and this all came about due to interpretations of the text by the Supreme Court. Now…disclaimer…..I am no constitutional scholar, but I can read. I have read the constitution, (many times) I have read many of the federalist papers, and I have read the notes of Madison he made during the constitutional convention, as well as countless other writings and letters of the framers. When I studied scripture for 13 years I learned there were two things you had to know to make a correct interpretation of the text: What was the historic meaning of the words chosen in the original language, and what did the people of the time understand those words to mean. Interpreting the constitution demands one understand the meaning of the words selected and what did the people involved understand those words to mean. For example, we struggle constantly with the word “militia”. What it means today is irrelevant to what it was understood to mean in 1787. The court in recent decisions interpreted the word correctly when deciding what natural right was held by the people with the second amendment. But even the conservative Justice, Antonin Scalia went too far when he said it was “reasonable” to assume the government had the power to provide “some” regulation on arms. The second amendment is very clear when it says “shall not be infringed”. This means that the states could provide some regulation, but the federal government had no power to regulate arms.
So what do I mean when I say “natural rights bumping into government created rights”? The founders gave us a means to fix the constitution when the culture agreed a change was necessary. It is the amendment process and has been used 17 times beyond the Bill of Rights. But, purposely, it is a long, deliberate and tedious process, that ultimately requires the approval of 38 of the 50 state governments to become part of the constitution….a tall hurdle to be sure. I say purposeful, because the framers recognized that changes should be hard to make. The governing document should not be changed willy-nilly at the whim of activists or minority groups that feel aggrieved. In the late 1850s, America was greatly divided as we are today. Then, however, the issue was slavery not abortion or immigration. The constitution, in order to be ratified by the then existing colonies, had to accept slavery. Blacks would be codified and counted as 3/5 of a person. The country was coming to a decision that slavery was wrong and should be abandoned…..but many in the south didn’t believe that. We went to war over what then was called states rights. I bring this up, because after the civil war was fought and won by the North, an amendment to the constitution was proposed and passed to right this wrong that had been codified in the constitution The 13th amendment was passed in 1864 and ratified in 1865. It abolished slavery. Shortly after that the 14th and 15th amendments were added, providing equal protection of the law to all citizens, due process to all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States, and equal voting rights.
I’m sorry I had to explain all that, but here’s why: These three amendments specifically addressed the ramifications of slavery. They corrected the constitution to provide equal protection of the rights I spoke of earlier to blacks and former slaves. That was their “intent”. But today we have 8 protected classes of Americans that, by statute, are not to be discriminated against.
They are: Age; Race; National origin; Religious beliefs; Gender; Disability; Pregnancy; and Veteran status
These statutes….laws written by congress….have been justified by the Supreme Court, using the 14th amendment to justify their existence. But the intent of the 14th amendment was only for race discrimination. So as harsh as it sounds the federal government has taken power where no power exists and given rights to certain groups of citizens where no natural right exists. This is how government given rights bump into natural rights. The best example is when it comes to faith and religious freedom. Religious freedom is a natural right protected by the first amendment. The government created right of a gay person to be served using the skill or talents of a person of deep religious conviction, bumps into the natural right of freedom of religion, which is to be protected by the federal government. Folks, this is unequivocal. The federal government must protect the freedom of religion…it is their duty. This is not to say that states can’t make laws that stop or promote discrimination. However those state laws cannot overshadow our natural rights. This, my friends, is called strict construction or originalism and why we need judges that understand their role. Part of originalism, is to understand that America is a republic. That means that states and individuals are sovereign, and the federal government has limited powers that are enumerated by the constitution. That means the states agreed (by ratifying the constitution) to cede certain tasks to a central government that could better be done collectively. Congress was given 18 powers, provided in article 1, section 8 of the constitution….18! Eleven of the 18 deal with national defense, the others which you can read below cover a variety of things such as taxes, money, post office, arts and sciences, and commerce. Each power is fairly specific, but again, it has come down to how those powers are interpreted by the Supreme Court. Take just one: the power to regulate commerce. This had a very different meaning in 1787 than what we think it means today. Before we were a country, individual colonies had their own rules for commerce. For example southern states shipped a lot of cotton to England, but had no ship building. They relied on Northeastern colonies to ship their cotton to England. However, for manufacturers in the Northern Colonies that could build or buy their own ships, this was not the case. So the cost to ship for southern states was always higher than for northern states. Congress was to make commerce “regular” between states. That meant shipping rates were to be “regulated” so that each state paid similar rates. Today, regulating commerce means something totally different. The commerce clause in article one has been interpreted to allow the federal government to control everything from fuel mileage to ladder safety, food safety to smoking. Nothing is out of the reach of the federal government. Absolutely not the intent of the framers or the commerce clause.
Finally, in the mix of all this, the tenth amendment has been cast aside and almost forgotten. Like most of the other first 10 amendments, it is very clear. No power not delegated to the federal government by enumeration is for the individual states to decide. This is why when the court legalized abortion, it had to find the mysterious “right to privacy” you see, because the federal government has no enumerated power to control abortion or Healthcare for that matter. The same reason John Roberts and the Supreme Court had to call the ACA mandate a tax and not a penalty. This stretching and changing the meaning of the words and intent of the framers is why we are where we are……trying desperately to get back to the original meaning of the constitution. So the nuance between right and left is the way the words are interpreted. Should the words be interpreted as the framers intended….changing them only by amendment…..or should the Supreme Court….a part of the federal government that was to be limited by the constitution….be given the power to interpret those words according to the way they believe the people would like to see them interpreted?
So its clear that what I’m saying is true and if you want to know why it matters, watch this three-minute exchange between long time congressman Pete Stark and one of his constituents. I’m sure Mr. Stark is a good and honorable American who loves his country as much as anybody….but he really believes the federal government can do anything it wants to, because they truly believe the federal government has the power to grant rights.
Article I, Section 8
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;
To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;
To establish post offices and post roads;
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;
To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;
To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;
To provide and maintain a navy;
To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;
To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;–And
To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
I had to write this follow-up to what I wrote in February in my post “Who Is Carter Page”. I have no doubt that almost everybody that read that research thought I was crazy claiming a coup was going on and treason was being committed. Still, today, few pundits have analyzed the true nature of what is and has been going on. I have been studying politics and government for a long time.
I like to think I have a special insight as to how it all works. It hasn’t always been like this but the Intelligence Community (IC) has gained huge power due to its use of technology and laws designed to provide more power, such as the Patriot Act and the FISA Court. But anybody that has a brain knows that great power can be misused and often is. You see, there is no benevolence in Washington….only arrogance! Let me be clear, here. This arrogance is not necessarily a corrupt use of that power. It is a self-aggrandizing activity that makes them think that they have all the answers and are charged with keeping America the most powerful country in the world. It has led to a certain status quo and policies that serve that status quo. Any disruption in that status quo is viewed as a threat to our stature in the world and their supremacy as guardians of that supremacy. That said, there is an awful lot of corruption connected to the Intelligence community which provides the tools, policies and money needed to guard their secrets and carry out their clandestine operations.
Now, I want to get to the meat of it. Since I wrote that article in February, I must have read 200 articles and stories explaining the Mueller investigation and how it is being conducted. Lately, we have been reading about a “spy” in the campaign. Pundit after pundit, continuing to miss exactly what was, and is being done. Let me be very specific about what I already know:
In March of 2016, Trump had won the Florida primary and looked like he was on his way to the nomination. The DNC and even many NeverTrump republicans were, by now, setting their sights on Trump to make certain Hillary would win. But something went wrong. I have documented throughout my writings that the Clintons, their foundation and the Intelligence Community are all integrally connected. The Foundation is used to bring in foreign money that can be used by the CIA for “off the books” operations. This relationship was now turned against Trump. In that same month a man named
Stefan Halper entered the campaign….not as an operative….but as part of a plan to ensure Trump’s failure, just in case Hillary couldn’t do it herself. During the spring and early summer of 2016, Halper had several meetings with Carter Page and several other Trump campaign officials. The media have been reporting that Halper was trying to hook up with the campaign, that he was assigned to investigate Russian collusion. But let’s be clear, this is NOT what he was doing, rather he was implementing a plan to CREATE evidence of Russian collusion between Russians and Trump. I must make this point perfectly clear…..Halper’s assignment was not to disrupt a campaign, it was actually to create evidence of a crime. Let me restate that in another way, because it’s ultimately the essence between an investigation and treason: We are being told by the Intelligence Community that they believed that Russia had infiltrated the Trump campaign and were trying to help Trump win the presidency, even though there was no evidence at the time or since, that this was occurring. So let’s take a look at just who this Stefan Halper is. He has a long career, going back to the Nixon White House. He served as assistant chief of staff for the Chiefs of staff, Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney, but more important to this story was his involvement in a CIA operation to provide information to the Carter Administration on the Reagan campaign. Let’s understand this so-called “debategate”, as it was dubbed. By all outward appearances he was a republican operative….running an undercover operation against Reagan, for the democrats. Sound familiar? Looking at Halper’s long history and background in government, one cannot miss the connections he has to the Intelligence Community. Before I move on, allow me to ask some obvious questions being asked by conservative media. Why didn’t the IC just inform the Trump campaign that they suspected Russian involvement? We were also told that Russia was responsible for the Hillary and Podesta e-mail hacks and exposure. Why didn’t they investigate the Hillary campaign? And why did it all start as Trump became the nominee? Remember these questions, because the answers will be the defining element of why this wasn’t an investigation into Russian collusion, but an operation to connect Trump to the Russians and turn Americans against him.
Let’s turn to Carter Page.
Every pundit and writer in the media has assumed Carter Page was an innocent campaign operative, being surveilled and investigated as a Russian operative. Every time I hear it, I cringe. Page was not a target, he was working with and for Halper as an operative to create the evidence required to connect the campaign to the Russians. Only the simple-minded and the uninformed can see Page as anything but an intelligence operative. His background couldn’t be more clear……A graduate of Georgetown University in national security studies…..(Georgetown is where they train spooks) Served in the Navy, his last year and half, in Naval intelligence. As if that isn’t enough…he goes from the Navy to an investment banking job in Moscow. Here he meets a lot of Russians, and immediately voices his support of Russia and the Putin regime. He is very outspoken in his views on American foreign policy toward Russia. Wilkipedia even goes so far to say he was “recruited” by Russian spies. However court documents actually show Page was working for the FBI at the time (2013) to catch those spies. Read my piece, linked above, for more information on Carter Page’s background.
In research, timing and timelines are extremely important in understanding the big picture. Page joins the campaign, not before meeting with Halper but after. When you review and analyze Page’s actions while in the campaign, it really looks like he is a Russian operative. It is so transparent, that anyone could see that Page had obvious connections to the Russians and warranted “surveillance and investigation”. Page’s activities start in July, shortly after meeting with Halper. A question I asked in “Who Is Carter Page” was who put Page on the list of possible advisors? I now think I have the answer. It seems that even before Halper got involved another deep state veteran was injected into the Trump campaign.
Richard Burt, a former ambassador to Germany and the chief negotiator for George Bush Sr. during the START treaty negotiations. (Don’t forget Bush Sr. was CIA chief before he was president.) He latched on to the campaign as a foreign policy advisor to Jeff Sessions, and again, had connections inside Russia, in particular, Burt sat on an advisory council to Alfa Bank, Russia’s state owned financial institution. Burt, likely brought Page on board. This is an excerpt from a Politico story:
There were whispers all over Washington that, despite Hicks’s denial, Page was not only still part of the Trump campaign, but its conduit for Russian influence. Was he? One way to answer the question was to figure out how he even got on that list to begin with. One source suggested to me that Richard Burt, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, START treaty negotiator, and longtime lobbyist for Alfa Bank, was the nexus. It was Burt who helped draft Trump’s foreign policy speech in April, and had been advising the Trump campaign, via Senator Jeff Sessions, on foreign policy.
One other tidbit you can glean from that excerpt is Trump’s foreign policy speech he gave in April of 2016. In that speech he said this:
“We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism. I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia – from a position of strength – is possible. Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end. Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a good deal for America, then we will quickly walk from the table.”
Before I move on to the others, I must make sure you are seeing the picture I am painting: Trump is running for president. He begins to get traction, and is winning. Of all the candidates that are running, Trump is the only one that must not win. As he takes the lead, a plan is hatched by the deep state, status quo, globalists in the government to end Trump’s campaign. They recruit several operatives to plant the evidence to ruin Trump. These operatives are inserted into the campaign. First Burt, then Halper, then Page. All serve a specific purpose…..Burt, to recruit more operatives. Halper, to initiate the sowing of threads of collusion with Russia, and Page to actually create evidence by his overt actions.
Now…….I have to, again, ask you a question. Do you believe that these operatives, with well documented histories and credentials of being connected to the Intelligence community and the deep state, were actually government spies, investigating Russian collusion by the Trump campaign, or actually creating evidence to make the case that Trump was colluding with the Russians? But before you answer, let’s move on to the “others”.
When Halper began to try to “help” the Trump campaign, he contacted a campaign science advisor…..Sam Clovis. He asked in an e-mail if they could meet. They did a few days later. In that meeting, Halper never mentions anything about Russia, only China and his research of that country….being a “professor”. He does, however, mention casually that he met with Carter Page. Clovis wrote:
“This is just my speculation — I have no knowledge,” Clovis told me. “I think [Halper] was using his meeting with me to give him bona fides to talk to George Papadopoulos. He used Carter Page to get to me and he used me to get to George. George was the target. I think George was the target all along.”
What you need to see from these circumstances and accounts is that Page and Papadopolous were very different players in the story. While Papadopolous had no knowledge of who Halper was, Page seemed to know a lot about Halper and recommended him in a tweet:
Page has tweeted a line from an email he says he sent to the campaign on July 16, 2016, regarding Halper. Halper — Page referred to him as the professor — “offered a range of possibilities regarding how he and the University might be able to help,” You can read more about this here: Trump campaign vet: Informant used me to get to Papadopoulos
Then there is the widely spread story of George Papadopolous. On two occasions, once with Halper and once with a man named Josef Mifsud, Papadopolous was asked if he knew of the existence of the 30K Clinton deleted e-mails, and could the campaign use them? Mifsud, another “professor” reportedly working for British intelligence. He also asked Papadopolous if he knew of the Russian hacked Hillary deleted e-mails. Now, any normal liberal would say that this was normal investigative procedures….but was it? Remember timing! Shortly after these meetings, Papadopolous was introduced to Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat. At a bar, Papadopolous revealed to Downer that he had heard that the Russians had possession of the Hillary e-mails. The FBI has stated publically that this revelation by Papadopolous was what prompted the investigation. If that were the case, why did these deep state operatives plant this seed? If they already knew the Russians had been interfering in the election and the Trump campaign, why is it the FBI says this revelation by Papadopolous was what prompted the investigation? Why were they involved at all, before this revelation? You see, this wasn’t an investigation, this was a set-up of Papadopolous to create the appearance of a needed investigation to eventually spy on the campaign. While all this was going on, Page was creating a trail of crumbs, leading to a connection between the campaign and the Russians. That trail of crumbs was used by Steele, another “former” British spy and Russian expert, to create the infamous Trump Dossier, which surfaces for the first time in August of 2016, a month after Page’s trip to Moscow. I wrote about Pages’s moves in July in my post “Who is Carter Page-Update”:
Shortly after accepting the position, he needs to go to Russia to give a speech, a commencement speech at a school of economics, in July. This is step 1. Going to Russia in the middle of a presidential campaign.
Step 2, is the lengths he went to, to get permission from the campaign to go, which, do to his lack of importance, wouldn’t need permission. He first asks J.D. Gordon, a retired Naval officer heading up foreign policy for the campaign. Gordon tells him it would be a bad idea. He then e-mails Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks, the number one and two people at the campaign. Neither person knows who he is. Hicks never responds, Lewandowski says he can do what he wants, but not to represent the campaign. What you need to see, is the trail he is creating….a trail to Russia. He has to link the trip with formal permission.
The content of the speech is step 3. Remember, this is a commencement speech. But the speech is very critical of past US foreign policy, implying that Trump would change it. It focuses on his hope that a closer relationship between the two nations might be possible with Trump in the White House. From the speech: “Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption, and regime change,” Page also suggested the United States should ease economic sanctions imposed on Russia following its 2014 incursion into Ukraine and Crimea. Sanction removal would be a common thread in the charges by critics of Russian collusion by Trump. The point here is that he is in Moscow speaking with authority about foreign policy while being on the Trump campaign, but yet he has no authority or authorization to do so. How does that look?
Next…step 4….He is interviewed by the Russian news agency Novosti, where he will not answer what his plans are in Moscow and would only say that he will “meet with several business leaders and academics, before he leaves on Tuesday”. Implying importance, yet being seemingly secretive. But later interviews with Russian officials, they responded that they did not know Mr. Page and were unaware of any meetings that took place. So the impression was left that Page met with “high ranking” Russian officials and it was reported that way.
And finally, step 5…upon his return he sends an e-mail to the campaign: “I’ll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the presidential administration here,” As if he has some vital information from people in Russia. But when interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, he said it came from the TV he watched while in Moscow. A clearly ridiculous answer all to make it look like he is covering up something. All the things I have outlined here are found in the Trump dossier, orchestrated to create proof that a tie between Trump and the Russians existed. The way to prove it is to find out if he was working for the FBI as he did in 2013.
One last thing to see here: The news media, even FOX, is telling us that these people were not spying on Trump or his campaign, but on Russia. The IC was investigating Russian influence on the election. What was the predicate for believing that? What prompted that investigation? Didn’t the Russians hack the DNC servers, the Podesta e-mails, and the Hillary private server? Why wouldn’t they be looking for Russian influence there? It just doesn’t add up. The only thing that makes sense is that this was a concerted effort to tie Trump to the Russians, spy on his campaign, conduct electronic surveillance, and plant evidence to have him removed from office. The key to this whole story is Carter Page. He is a spook living in plain sight. If someone can ascertain if Page works for the IC…then we have the answer to all the questions. But I’m afraid they don’t want us to have the answers.
To quote from the movie “Patriot Games”: The president is caught by loyal patriotic national security analyst, Jack Ryan, conducting illegal military operations in Columbia where a dozen US Marines are killed by a drug cartel. When Ryan confronts him…..he says: “Jack, the last thing the country needs is another scandal that goes all the way to the top. Oh…it will come out….a few will take the fall, but that’s where it will stop. A few slaps on the wrists. I’ll do the Potomac Two Step and that will be the end of it.” Jack promptly says: “Mr. President….I don’t dance” Unfortunately, we don’t have anybody close to Jack Ryan in the government. So what this fictional president said, will be reality. Finally, if the dems win the House in 2018, this will all end quietly. Just one more reason why you must vote for the republican in November. This is the only way the pressure can be maintained on this corrupt and valueless Intelligence Community. If something doesn’t change, this over reach and abuse of power will only continue and get worse.
Why republicans must vote for candidates they don’t like in 2018
Republicans are in a tough spot in 2018 I have been studying politics for 40 years. I write this 10 days before the 2018 mid-term Ohio primary. There was a time when I was naïve enough to believe there was a difference between democrats and republicans…that the R and the D stood for very different ideologies. I no longer believe that. Now, there are millions out there that will say there is still a big difference, but I’m here to explain why they are wrong.
Yes, democrats and republicans display very different viewpoints on all the important issues. But that’s a role they are playing. Just like a movie script, they each have their parts to play. As in any movie, there is a plot…..a theme through the movie that culminates in a climax at the end. In American politics, the plot is complicated and convoluted. It has twists and turns and sub-plots, but the climax is the globalization of commerce. The entire script surrounds this overarching goal to get to the climax. Nothing else matters. So in order to achieve that goal, politicians play their role, maintaining a drive toward globalism. Their individual roles are to maintain a certain status quo, so the push toward globalism can continue unabated. The status quo is and must be maintained.
So what are these roles that the two parties play. In a movie script, the ending is already written. The author knows the outcome and creates characters and circumstances that get him or her to the climax. In a republic, the wild card is the voters. We must be brought along like movie goers to watch the movie and pay money to see it. The parties figured out a long time ago that if they want to maintain the status quo, they must get voters to go along with it. So congress is made up of various factions that purportedly represent the larger idealistic public groups…..the poor, the socialists, the conservatives, the libertarians, the blacks, the illegals, the Muslims, the gays…..all the groups in America that cast a vote. So, most would say: “isn’t that how it is supposed to work?” Yes…it is….but that’s merely the sub-plot to the main plot of the movie.
The main plot, is to keep commerce moving forward. Keep profits rising, keep stock prices increasing, keep resources flowing, and keep money flowing into the bank accounts of the rich and powerful. Many who read this are already saying that I’m being cynical and unrealistic, that our representatives are trying hard to solve problems, and if there was just more compromise, more bi-partisanship, more common sense, more agreement….problems could be solved. If you truly believe that, then stop reading and click to the next post…..I have nothing for you.
Since 2006, the majority in the two chambers of congress has shifted back and forth from party to party. Has it mattered? That’s the first question. What’s changed since the democrats held both chambers and the presidency? Has the government gotten smaller? Has middle class income increased? Has poverty declined? Has illegal immigration been reduced? Has there been a period since 1991 that we haven’t been at war? This my friends, is the status quo.
Every move our national government makes is to appease a subset of voters while maintaining the status quo. James Madison wrote often about his greatest fear for our republic at its founding. He and most of the founders agreed that the danger to our country was the rise of “Factions”. What were called factions in 1789 are, today, called special interests. These special interests are people or groups, that by using large sums of money, get government to pass laws or remove laws that benefit their special interest financially. This money entering government used to be called bribes, but today it is called campaign finance.
Now I don’t want to get off on a tangent discussing campaign finance laws, but it’s worth a short explanation. Since our founding, there have always been factions that contributed money to candidates. This was the American way. If a candidate believed the same thing you believed, you gave him money so he could get elected and then, hopefully, influence the government to pass laws ….or not….that were in your interest. About 30 years ago, big money interests figured out something very important to them. You see, prior to then, if a special interest wanted an ally, they found a candidate that would support their point of view. When it was a big issue, like say, domestic oil supply, illegal immigration, or national defense, those industries gave money to republicans who would champion those issues. On the other side, if a rich donor or group favored gay marriage, climate change, or more food stamps, they would give their money to democrat candidates. It just doesn’t work that way anymore. Of course there are groups and donors, like I said at the beginning that still believe that’s the way it works…..but it doesn’t.
There’s a scene in the Star Wars movie, The Clone Wars. A sea monster is chasing Qui-gon Jinn’s underwater craft. The monster is huge and scary. Just as the monster is about to eat their craft, another sea monster, three times bigger, eats the first sea monster. This is what has happened and like Star Wars, it’s all underwater and unseen. The global corporate interests have gobbled up all other interests. They provide huge amounts of cash to, not a candidate that agrees with them, or to a party that supports their interest in principle, they give and functionally support both party establishments to remain in power. The money is almost equally distributed between both parties, who then decide which candidates will be chosen…..and even which ones will win and when. This cannot be understated. The establishment of both parties, choose who will be in the congress…not you! They cultivate, nurture and then finance any campaign of any candidate that will support the status quo. No matter what the ideology of the candidate, the overarching goal is to serve the interest of the status quo and the global corporate interests. This is the very large fish, eating the smaller one. Let me be clear…..republican democrat….it no longer matters. As long as that candidate supports policies that aid global corporate interests, then they are helped.
I sense you are not convinced. You still believe that right versus left is still real, that we are fighting the left and the left is fighting us. Well, I know I will not be able to convince most, but let me use some examples. Now I could provide at least two dozen examples of what I speak….but in the interest of brevity, allow me just two. Most people have heard of Dodd-Frank. This is the bill that regulated banks after the 2008 banking crisis. Let’s be honest, all it did was limit the competition. It devastated small banks and did nothing to address the real problems in banking: Banks so large, a failure could take down the whole economy. But yet it was passed. If you’ve been paying attention, the dems are doing a pretty good job blocking most of Trump’s initiatives. If the republicans, who are characterized as being pro banking and pro business, why was this allowed to pass in the first place? The short answer is nothing passes congress if the global corporate world doesn’t want it passed. Make no mistake, the large American banks are global in nature and operate all over the world. They don’t want smaller banks interfering with their profits. So get congress to pass regulations that will curtail small banks doing that.
Then there’s the latest example that went un-noticed: the TWO-year omnibus spending bill. Forget for a minute that republicans agreed to record spending once again, while campaigning endlessly on spending less. After it was signed into law, we grumbled and yelled…..but the excuses and explanations kept coming: “we had to do it” “our military has been devastated” Even Trump said….”Had to do it……but I won’t do it again” Bottom line….another record amount of spending on crap! But…..but….that’s not the point. Why two years? Whether you know it or not, the budget process is complicated. Probably for a reason. Each year, during the budget process, the congress has the opportunity to use reconciliation. This is a budget tool that allows spending decisions to pass with 51 votes. You may remember it was used during the ACA debate in 2017, and how the republicans were grossly embarrassed and ridiculed when they couldn’t repeal the ACA. You see, having the majority in both chambers does bring with it a certain amount of power to change things. When things don’t change, and the status quo continues, you have to ask yourself, why is that. Because that’s the way the global corporate interests want it….FACTIONS! reconciliation can only be used once in a budget process, by senate rule. By passing the budget for two years, they will not be able to use reconciliation in 2019, which will take them all the way to the next presidential election in 2020 without having to take any action on the ACA or any other important budget issue.
Trust me that this is only two small examples. The same kind of things have happened with:
The border wall
The ACA (Obamacare)
Entitlement reform And more
All these things further the globalist, status quo agenda.
Everything that happens in congress is because that’s the way it’s supposed to work. Their job is to maintain the status quo so global commerce can continue unabated. A huge indication confirming what I’m saying is what we perceive as corruption with an endless supply of investigations that lead to nothing. All to make us believe that justice is right around the corner….then another squirrel runs across the yard and our attention is diverted. They understand us better than we understand ourselves. We have jobs, grandkids, activities, plenty of entertainment…..a short attention span, little political knowledge, and no desire to truly fight back….you know….with guns! So we reluctantly go along….griping and complaining….but not doing anything to change it. But what can we do?
This is why republicans are in a tough spot in 2018. You see the role of the democrats is to march lockstep against everything and anything conservative. The role of the republicans, by being in the majority, is to block those conservative issues that interfere in global commerce. The republicans are purposely divided into sub-groups. There is the libertarian wing, the Freedom Caucus, and the larger Tuesday Group. Each of these divisions serves a purpose. If something is too conservative, like say defunding Planned Parenthood, then a few members from the Tuesday Group can vote with the democrats to stop it. If a bill proposes increasing spending on say the Export/Import Bank a few from the Freedom Caucus can block it. Whenever you look closely at any issue, you have to ask yourself how does this further a global agenda, how does it maintain the status quo, and what special interest is served.
Let’s use immigration as an example. First, you have to ask yourself why we have the laws we do. Are we just stuck with the laws we have? Can’t congress simply pass new laws or remove old ones that are ineffective? Take the Asylum laws. The second a foreign person places one foot onto our soil, that person becomes covered by provisions of the 14th amendment, that starts out with: “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means, when someone steps over the border, they must receive “due process”. This is what stops any president or border patrol guard from simply stopping illegal crossers by sending them back. Once they are detained at the border, or anywhere in the country, they are entitled to a hearing by a court in order to determine their status. Its called “catch and release”. Once caught, their information is taken, they are given a summons, and they are let go into America. They are supposed to show up at that hearing. 87% never show up. They become illegal immigrants. I realize I digressed a bit….but can’t this be changed? Isn’t it in America’s interest to stop them coming here illegally? Over and over again, study after study, has shown the costs of having so many poor, unskilled, and uneducated immigrants entering the country illegally. I won’t dwell on all those costs, suffice it to say, they are in the tens of billions of dollars, at least. I want to focus on why it’s the way it is. Congress has the ability to fix it, either with legislation or a proposed change to the 14th amendment….the congress has complete power over this. But you see, illegal immigration is part of the status quo. It serves the interests of democrats by creating potential voters, it serves the interests of certain industries by providing low wage workers. It also depresses wages and costs for some employers, which increases profits. It, then, keeps all wages lower for businesses. It even has the potential for increasing population in certain states like California, which can add seats to its congressional delegation. These things are part of the status quo. Make no mistake, the congress could address this tomorrow with new legislation or changes to the 14th amendment…but they don’t, and won’t. I was stunned when I was doing campaign finance research a few years ago on two Utah congressmen. One was a democrat and one was a republican. I was stunned when I found tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from several mid-western landscaping companies and from the trade association from the landscaping industry. Both congressmen also received 5 figure contributions from LaRaza, an immigration activist organization. Well, with further study, I found both congressmen voted for the latest version of an amnesty bill without any border security measures. This, my friends, is repeated in every industry in America….money buys votes to further the interests of a few, while ignoring the interests of the American people.
As long as we had a series of presidents that went along with the status quo, all was well. From 1988 until 2016….28 years….we’ve had presidents that supported this status quo. Not one single problem was solved, as America was drawn into the globalist agenda. In 2016 Trump was elected. A populist/nationalist that believed the status quo had to change. Is it any wonder then, that an entrenched bureaucracy and a globalist establishment wanted to stop Trump’s election and then try to have him removed when he did get elected? Now that the thrust of their plan has been thwarted by the relentlessness of a few journalists and a very select few in congress, there is a new plan. That plan is to lose the House of representatives. This will do several things to maintain the status quo. First and foremost, Trump will become virtually neutered. Not one more part of his agenda will come to the floor for a vote. If it does, it will be defeated. It will also allow the dems to bring impeachment proceedings, which would be stymied in the senate, but it would bring months and months of distraction and wasted time, once again distracting the American people with, yet, another long investigation. It would also end most of the heat on the democrat party, as all congressional hearings would be stopped and new ones started on everything Trump.
Finally, republicans are in a tough spot because they will be asked to vote for candidates that fall far below their expectations for a representative. Judging from the Connor Lamb victory in PA, they may even like what they hear from the democrat. And of course, there are a lot of us out hear that understand just how alike the two parties are and simply can’t stomach voting for another RINO. But we have to! We not only have to vote for the RINO, we have to show up in large numbers. We cannot allow the congressional chambers to be split. That will stop any possible progress. We have to force the republicans to take responsibility for the country. Split chambers will give them another excuse to accomplish nothing. As long as we hold both chambers, corruption will continue to be exposed by such heroes as Devin Nunez, Jim Jordan, and Bob Goodlatte. The more corruption that gets exposed, the better chance we have for republicans to be held accountable. I don’t know if I convinced anybody, but I know if the House falls because we stayed home, or voted for some lying democrat, then America will stop the progress that Trump has started and we will return, forcefully, to the status quo. Get out and vote in November.
Convergence is when a certain set of actions created and performed by various interests influence an event at the same time, in the same place. That’s what’s going on in Syria.
While this story is unfolding, I wanted to explain why I believe it would be a mistake to take any action in response to chemical weapons being used there.
What are the interests converging in Syria, and how are they influencing events in Syria? The first is the genetically chosen leader of Syria, Bashar Al Assad. Assad has been the dictator of Syria since 2000. Prior to his accent to that post, his father Hafez Al Assad seized power in a coup from radicals in 1971. Since that time Assad has been a strongman, opposed to the Jewish state and an enemy of the West. This aligned Assad and Syria with the old Soviet Union and now Russia. The Assads are Alawites….a sect of Shia Islam. The Assads have ruled Syria for close to 50 years and for the bulk of those years; have had a stable government and country. Not until the rise of ISIS did the civil war bring chaos to Syria. ISIS is radical Sunni Islam, and a violent enemy of Assad. I might ad, that as most of you know Shia and Sunni have been fighting with each other for 1300 years.
The second interest in this convergence is ISIS. ISIS began in Iraq when the US, under Obama, pulled its forces out. This led to ISIS growing rapidly when many ex-Iraq military joined ISIS. ISIS flooded into Iraq and claimed huge swaths of Iraq. ISIS then joined the anti-Assad militants now trying to defeat the Assad government. Assad and ISIS were in direct conflict militarily. Assad began to lose territory. This brought the third interest into Syria….the Russian military.
So the third interest is Russia. Russia aligns with Syria for one reason…to counter American interests. Syria has a coast on the Mediterranean Sea. This coast provides a port for access to the European southern coast. Russia desires this access. Also, Syria is a natural pipeline route from the Gulf to Europe. Something Russia will not accept.
The next interest in Syria is from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. The Saudis have been trying to create a direct pipeline to Europe for many years. It has to traverse Syria, and Assad has prevented that for decades. His alliance with Russia is the reason. Russia provides, through its own pipelines, much of the gas and oil to Europe and does not want that challenged.
Then there’s America and the CIA. This interest is not well understood by the American people. They have helped the Saudis for years to create an insurgency within Syria. They too, want Assad overthrown and have worked feverishly to make that happen. In fact in 2011, when the civil war began, America aided the new insurgency. This is when ISIS saw its chance. It opened a second front in Iraq, in Eastern Syria and began to fight Assad forces. America saw to it ISIS had the weapons needed to accomplish the mission. Once Russia joined the fray, things got a lot more complicated. It became a proxy war between the US and Russia.
A minor player is the FSA (Free Syrian Army). They are the true insurgents fighting Assad, from the beginning. We support the FSA.
Israel also has a stake in the conflict. Israel shares a border with Syria. Hezbollah is a key force in Syria and an arch enemy of Israel. Israel is concerned that the war will spill over into its own country if Assad is backed into any corner.
Another interest in Syria is Turkey. One of the players in the conflict aided by the US is the Iraqi Kurds. Kurdistan is an autonomous region in Northern Iraq that borders Turkey. It shares its form of Islam with Kurds that live in Turkey and Syria. The Kurds have a loose alliance with the US and have been the main fighting force in the war with ISIS. Turkey is adamantly opposed to Kurdistan and considers Kurds terrorists and a threat to Turkish sovereignty.
And finally, Iran now has an interest in Syria. Iran is a supporter and funder to Hezbollah and more recently has supported Assad directly because of its alignment economically with Russia. It must be mentioned that there is the overarching conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia for control and influence in the Greater Middle East. SA and Iran are both large oil giants. Iran is Persian Shia Islam and SA is Sunni/Wahabi Islam. Both nations oppose ISIS.
I have only provided the most basic of highlights as I understand them. As you might appreciate, every one of these interests is very complex. Some are economic, some are political, and some are ideological. But all these various interests converge in Syria. Did I mention that Damascus, Syria is 149 miles from Megiddo, Israel, the place we call Armageddon? But seriously, the complexity of these interests and the convergence that is occurring is very scary stuff. More importantly, put your common sense hat on, if you can. With all these interests at play can we be certain who was responsible for the reported chemical attack that is prompting a potential attack by the US? Think about this: the Congress is unable to obtain a single document from the Intelligence Community explaining the evidence behind the Russian collusion investigation, but on the other hand are willing to share all available intelligence that would prove unequivocally that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack. Let me say this: Even with the super powers of the NSA and CIA how can, even they be sure whose fingerprints are on these weapons? If the CIA wanted it to look like Assad did it, are they not capable of making that happen? If Iran or Russia wanted it to look like the rebels were responsible, couldn’t they do that? And if a sect of rebels wanted the US to attack Assad, could they not do it with impunity? They know the NSA is watching. They know what evidence will show guilt. There is no possibility the truth can be certain. To use this attack as a pretext for escalation in the conflict, seems to me to serve the interests of war mongering neocons, ISIS, or old school, cold war veterans that yearn to fight Russian interests.
In my view, the US has made major mistakes in the Middle East, but any further escalation of our involvement in Syria would rank right up there with the war in Iraq as a huge mistake. I suppose at one time in US history, oil and access to oil was a pretty important interest for America. Oil has always been our interest in the Middle East. It has shaped all our policies, foreign and military aid, economic investments, and much of our rhetoric. But today, oil has become far less important of a reason to shape our foreign policy in the Middle East. But can we change? I hope that president Trump will find the wisdom to understand the forces advising him and see through any certainties they offer. There is no reason to escalate this war if not for the very reason to topple Assad, drive out Russia and Iran, and remain the perennial peace keeper in the Middle East. If the goal is to maintain perpetual war in the Middle East, then succumbing to the temptation to punish Assad for an impossible to prove event, will get it done.
The Mueller probe will not end in our lifetimes. At least that’s what I believe. It will only end if Trump and his supporters stop trying to drain the swamp, Trump leaves office in disgrace, or Trump dies. The Deep State will never give up.
Let me get out in front of this growing story about Trump, Stormy, Cohen, and what it has to do with Russia. As my friends know, I do research….I search for facts that can be proven. About a year ago I gave a talk in Huron, OH, concerning Trump’s connections to Russia. I will never forget it; because it was the first time someone got up and left my talk in disgust. They refused to believe anything that Trump did was untold. All I did was present the facts:
In his business life Trump has focused on his brand. He has owned a casino and in that context he made a friendship with a Russian entertainer named Emin Agalavrov.
He is a young singer and showman. It’s not hard to see how a casino owner and television star could have this relationship. Don Junior also became close friends with Emin. In 2013 Emin introduced Trump to his father Aras Agalarov, who happens to be a Russian oligarch and fellow developer in Russia. This relationship led to a meeting in Russia with 14 Russian oligarchs to discuss the Trump brand and especially the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump owned.
Trump made a deal with Russian businessmen to hold the pageant in Moscow. He was paid a lot of money for this. While there, it was also discussed to possibly build a Trump Tower in Russia. It was business and about making money. I can also report that the business manager of Emin Agalarov, was the person who arranged the meeting with Don Junior and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer, who was supposed to have dirt on Hillary prior to the election, but really wanted to discuss sanctions. Don Junior walked out of that meeting after less than 30 minutes.
As I have pointed out many times, working with Russians is very dangerous business. Did Trump know this at the time? Maybe yes, maybe no….but he seemed to have learned because the Trump Tower deal was nixed, and Trump had no further dealings with the Russians. All that can be concluded is that in 2013, Trump had no aspirations to be president. He was just another businessman trying to make money. In today’s environment it now seems to be a crime to even meet with a Russian, let alone make a deal with one. But, it only seems to be a crime when it’s Trump. Clinton, McCabe, Comey, Ried, and Schumer have all met with Russians, and I can tell you, not all those meetings were about grandkids. So what does this have to do with Stormy Daniels? Cohen, Trump’s long time lawyer paid her to keep her mouth shut about an affair.
Cohen was with Trump in Russia discussing the deal for Trump Tower in Russia. So what? The FBI raided Cohen’s office, apartment, and hotel room, searching for documents related to the Stormy Daniels payment. Is this now what we can expect for all presidents? Does their entire life become something to investigate? To me this is outrageous. But it does fit the narrative I have laid out in countless posts and blogs. The Deep State is more than determined to have Trump removed from office. They are no longer investigating crimes….they are looking for something to investigate. Folks, this is as un-American as one would expect from any Podunk, shithole, dictatorship in the world. Finally, try to look beyond the headlines. Trump is doing all he can to dismantle the Deep State apparatus. They are resisting aggressively. The more we push for transparency to know what really happened with the dossier, the FISA court, Uranium One, or any of the corruption of the deep state, the harder they will work to destroy Trump and his people. It really is an ugly thing to watch, but it is a fight for power and control of our government. All we can do is stay with Trump, no matter what dirt they dig up. And just as important, I believe the GOP and establishment have a plan in place to lose the House in 2018. They will not help many of our candidates; they will actively work against some. We are their only impediment. Everything they have done and are doing is to discourage us from voting. Every headline is and will be constructed to turn us against them so we give up and stay home in disgust. WE CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN! Even though we know the GOP is bad, we must make sure they maintain the majority in both Houses of congress. It’s the only chance we have to keep the Trump agenda moving forward, albeit slowly. If the dems take the House, Trump and our agenda will be ended. Trump will have been neutered, and he will be impeached. We are the majority. The best way to support Trump is to vote republican in November of 2018.
The Awan Family and the Pakistani spy ring in the US
Just when you thought you lost all confidence in the FBI and Justice Department, there is yet more to lose. Since Trump was elected over a year ago, I, like you, have sat back, watched and read all the media reports on Russian collusion, Uranium One, the notorious e-mail scandal, and the endless hearings and investigations from Benghazi to the IRS. And I, like you, keep waiting for something to happen that will actually bring these people to justice. I even spent months investigating the deep state, understanding how it works, and reporting on it. But nothing ever happens. I made a post a couple of weeks ago that asserted that the Mueller indictment of 13 Russians and 3 Russian businesses, signaled the end of the road for Russian collusion….the end of the Hillary saga….and the end to the Uranium One scandal. But now it would appear that even though the quest to remove Trump by finding Russian collusion is over, the effort to remove Trump is not over. Mueller is now looking for whatever he can find to have Trump removed. This has been the goal from the beginning. Of course I hold out hope that I am wrong and that somebody in government will do the right thing, even when I know from researching these things for many years that they always end with nothing. I tell you these things because once again, the story I’m about to tell, is yet another egregious account of outrageous criminality at the highest levels of government that no one has lifted a finger to do anything about.
Just what will it take to change the way government operates? Do we even live in the America we once did? The answer to that is a definite no. There is absolutely no analysis of our judicial system that can end in a result that explains that our justice system is fair, transparent, or has respect for the rule of law. We are told continuously that the “rank and file” in the justice system are good and honorable people that respect the rule of law….well….where are they? Why do we not hear from them? Are they so afraid of their masters that they remain silent? Courts that act as quasi legislators, prosecutors that judge shop as if there is law that can be applied differently for some, legislators that can’t seem to grasp that special interests are not always American interests, an intelligence community that has no boundaries…..lies to courts, spies on Americans, and interferes in the political process, and a law enforcement system that will put a drug user away for years but look the other way when a banker destroys the economy. Is there no one that will speak out about these acts of injustice? Anyway….I think you sense my frustration because you share it. Despite that fact, I still am compelled to tell, yet another story of corruption…..
In the Bible, John 7 and 8, Jesus debates with some Jews. I use this to explain the wisdom that lies there. These Jews were the families of Pharisees, the keepers of the law. They wanted to kill Jesus because he did not believe the law was being applied properly. There is a lot to digest and understand in these two chapters, but one passage stands out: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” You see, no matter how much some will deny that America was founded on these principles…..these words are at the foundation of what we believe to be true: Law is important…but truth matters more. And everyday, the new Pharisees in the government use the law against us and deny us the truth.
I rarely use scripture in my writings, but it seems so appropriate to understand the wisdom that lies there. At one time America was a republic founded in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. It would seem today, just as 2000 years ago that some are more equal than others. Recent events should show us that trust in government can no longer be taken for granted, and that our faith in something else is all that can sustain us when trust in government fades. I hope as you read my story, you will keep this in mind….that my intent is not to further erode that trust, but to see that we must hold fast to what is important. Without a government that returns to truth, honesty, and respect for the law, we cannot maintain the liberty we so long have cherished.
This story, like so may others started many years ago. In 2005, Debbie Wasserman Schultz took her seat in congress for the first time. This is important because we have a tendency to want to blame Obama for everything. Obama, however, like presidents before him, was just another cog in the machinery of the deep state. So what happened in 2005? Wasserman-Schultz hired a man named Imran Awan. He was hired to work as an IT aid in her congressional office. Now, I could explain the circumstances behind this hiring but I found this article from another blogger called The Long Version. It lays out the facts currently known about Imran Awan: “Little was or is known about Awan. He’s a naturalized citizen according to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was convinced by Wexler to hire Awan as her I.T. specialist, a job he held along with others until his recent arrest when Schultz fired him. But there have been no reports on when he came to the U.S., his background, or even if he’s actually an I.T. specialist. The ambiguity surrounding Awan is surprising, however major news media has all but ignored this story making facts slow to come out.
It is interesting to note that at the time Awan was being hired by Schultz, I.T. contractors were being paid an average of $40,000 to $60,000 a year. Awan was being paid about $120,000 more than double the average salary paid for I.T. work by other congressional representatives. Which brings up question number one; why the inflated salary?
Within a year after Schultz hires Awan he requests more help so they hire his brother Abid Awan. Abid is paid the same salary or about $120,000. The database and workload apparently grew to the point where Awan requested more help. So they hired his wife and best friend, both at similar salaries over $100,000 per year. We know that Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, had no I.T. experience and his best friend, Rao Abbas, was working at a local McDonalds before being snatched up for a high paying I.T. job by Wasserman-Schultz. Nothing illegal here, just odd and filled with cronyism and nepotism, two things the Left typically cringe at and protest. At one point Awan, his family, and friends were making a combined $4 million dollars per year! What kind of I.T. jobs were these folks doing to demand that kind of money? No one is asking that question. The youngest Awan brother, Jamal, got on the House payroll too. He’s only 20 years-old and makes $160,000, much more than others in a similar I.T. position.
Awan and his group begin to branch out. Yes, they continue to work the I.T. gig for Wasserman-Schultz and many other Democrat congressional representatives in Washington, but they also start to buy real estate (houses) in the Virgina area. Where do they go to get their home loans? The Capital Credit Union, the bank of congress.
In 2009 they start a car dealership called Cars International A, LLC, referred to as “CIA” in court documents. The A doesn’t stand for anything but you can’t get CIA without it. So they try their hand at used car sales. At this same time Imran’s brother Abid has his own car repossessed and he begins to experience financial trouble. This usually wouldn’t be of any real interest except for the fact that all congressional I.T. employees must also have security clearances to hold those jobs. Generally, financial issues like a vehicle repossession or bankruptcy would be cause for a review of the individual’s security credentials. There are sound reasons for this. Someone with a government security clearance could have access to sensitive materials and could be compromised by foreign agents. Secrets for sale anyone? That’s the concern and that’s why such a review would be a normal protocol in this case, however, in this case no review was made. No questions were asked.
The financial situation for CIA and Abid didn’t get better, in fact it got worse. In 2010 CIA filed for bankruptcy. Now the security clearance credentials would surely be brought into question and possibly revoked, right? No, not really. No one questioned Imran or Abid and their credentials remained intact. In 2012 Abid files for personal bankruptcy. Three’s a charm. His security clearance would most certainly be revoked after repossession and two bankruptcies. But no. Nothing happened. At this time Abid hopped on a plane to Beirut. In Beirut he meets with Dr. Ali al-Attar, an Iraqi politician who was instrumental in the Iraq war and has ties to Hezbollah. The good doctor then decides to “invest” in the Awan family and gives them a $100,000 “loan.” Still no questions are asked by any one at the congressional level or Debbie Wasserman-Schultz or any of the other congressional democrats paying Awan and his group.
Then it gets even more bizarre. Imran, acting as his wife on a telephone call with the Capital Credit Union, tries to get $283,000 wired to Pakistan for a “funeral.” When the credit union says no, they can’t wire the money for a funeral, Imran changes character and speaks as himself explaining his wife was mistaken and the money is needed for a property purchase. Incredibly, the credit union says OK.” I’ll pick up the story from here. The writer left out a family member, the wife of Abid was also put on the payroll…..Natalia Sova, a Ukrainian citizen. So this is what we know about Imran Awan, his wife, his two brothers and a friend. It’s interesting that there was so much need, and that need for more people, was filled by one family, that happened to be from Pakistan. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so let’s delve into some of the details.
The account given above also left out an important connection. The man mentioned above….Dr. Ali al-Attar, has a history with the US Intelligence Community. Just prior to the Iraq war, he was the “source” to the information that the US troops would be met with open arms, and much of the “proof” that there were WMDs in Iraq.
Imran and the others had high security clearances, yet none of them were American citizens. This gave them access to all the congressmen they were working for and more. At least 30 congressmen had used the Awans for their IT services. Three of those congressmen were on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, Reps. Joaquin Castro of Texas, Andre Carson of Indiana, and Jackie Speier of California.
Please note Andre Carson. He is only one of two Muslims in congress. The other is Keith Ellison. I’ll get to Mr. Ellison in a minute. A secret e-mail account was uncovered: firstname.lastname@example.org. It was believed to have been created by Nathan Bennet. Mr. Bennet worked as a staffer for Rep. Carson and specialized in national security and intelligence issues. However, this account was not set up by Mr. Bennet, but by Imran Awan. When Awan was finally barred from his own e-mail accounts and access to the democratic caucus server, he continued to use this account to maintain access. But there’s more, much more. Awan also set up a Dropbox account which violates House rules. For those of you that don’t understand Dropbox….it is a way to transfer documents and other materials from one server to another. It is also a fact that Awan set up a separate server to transfer material to, from all other sources, in essence compiling materials from hundreds of congressman onto one server. This server was later found stolen; along with about $120,000 worth of other computer equipment (1/10 of the congressional budget for computers) None of it has ever been recovered, except for some smashed hard drives at his residence found after he tried to leave the country. No one knows exactly how long any of this was going on. As I started this explanation Imran Awan started working in 2005. Two other family members were added in 2005, and the rest over the next several years, up until the time they were banned. I say banned….because even after much of this was discovered Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to fire Imran. The others had already fled to Pakistan along with his wife and children.
The entire episode was discovered on February 3rd of 2017. Just what caused this to be discovered on this date is unclear, but the proximity of this date to another event is remarkable. On January 29th, 2017, just 4 days before, Seal Team 6 conducted a top secret raid in Yemen to snatch a high ranking terrorist and gather cell phones and computers. The terrorists were waiting for them. 1 seal member was killed, three were wounded, and a helicopter was shot down. Just how they were warned, nobody is saying……
This peaked my curiosity. In the 12 years of Awan’s employment, had this ever happened before? As you should expect, this information is virtually impossible to get. However I did find an obscure Australian news story that reports on a seal raid in Somalia in 2013. Again, the raid failed. From the news story: “But, as they fought their way closer to their target, they found their path heavily barricaded and defended.” News.co.au. I sure am not the guy to make this claim, but surely someone has to know where these warnings came from.
Another set of facts will steer us to the other Muslim in congress, Keith Ellison. From e-mails, released by Wikileaks, of the DNC e-mail cache, we find a piece of information which reveals a very interesting fact:
Garret Bonosky, deputy director of the DNC, wrote in a May 4, 2016 email: “Amy — I will call you shortly. I have to get this ipad thing figured out. Need to make sure I have her [Wasserman Scultz] username and password.”
DNC Assistant to the Chair Amy Kroll responded: “I do not have access to her ipad password, but Imran does.”
Here, we learn that Imran Awan had access to the IPAD of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who, at the time was DNC Chair Person. Two months later DWS would resign her seat and be replaced with Tom Perez and……Keith Ellison. This was in July of 2016, still 7 months before the spy ring had been outed. Here I use the word “outed”. I just didn’t know what other word fit. When an IT specialist is using a false e-mail account, using Dropbox, illegally accessing members’ of congress e-mail accounts, compiling all this information on an illegal and secret server, and then caught while trying to leave the country….one would think someone in congress would care. But nothing was done, even though there were clear signs that it all was going on. But there’s more. I learned that there is a congressional protocol to review anyone’s security clearance, when that person gets into financial or legal trouble. Well…on more that one occasion, as far back as 2009, Mr. Awan filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009. In 2010, his side business filed for bankruptcy. And in 2012, his brother Abid, who also worked as an IT specialist for Wasserman Schultz, also filed for bankruptcy. They both managed to keep their homes; Abid had two….one for him and one for his wife. Meanwhile they escaped over 1 million dollars of debt, much of it connected to their private business. So let’s talk about that private business.
The business only lasted a little over a year. Its business was a used car dealership, with no cars. He took cars on consignment, would sell them, and then not pay the legal owner what was owed. If he needed cars he would borrow them from a dealership across the street, then he began not to pay for them either. The car dealership was ironically called Cars International A or CIA. The dealership where he borrowed cars was AAA Motors, a 12 year old business run by Nasir Khattak, another Pakistani, and former partner of a man named Amir Awan. (I could find no information on Amir Awan. Just another coincidence that he was partnered with Nasir Khattak.) On its Facebook page, CIA’s “staff” were fake personalities such as “James Falls O’Brien,” whose photo was taken from a hairstyle model catalog, and “Jade Julia,” whose image came from a web page called “Beautiful Girls Wallpaper.” It had all the trappings of a front company, but a front for what?
Now, if you’re still reading, this is where the shit hits the fan. All that I’ve reported up to this point is under the backdrop of a long and complicated investigation by the DEA called Project Cassandra. I can’t begin to describe Project Cassandra in its entirety, it’s a very long and complex case, but I suggest you do read about it at the link. I just want to talk about one aspect of Project Cassandra. The DEA had linked Hezbollah to an international drug ring, spanning from Venezuela to Africa to Iran. Millions and millions of dollars were being made selling drugs in the US, and laundering the money through American used car dealerships, exporting those cars to Africa.
Like I said it was a complicated investigation that went on for years. The trouble is, at every turn, the Obama administration did everything in its power to de-claw the investigation and deny it any ability to prosecute it. The key players that continually blocked and denied DEA of any authority were the National Security advisor (2008-2012), then CIA Director (2013-2017), John Brennan, Federal Prosecutor Preet Baharar. National Security chief council, Lisa Monaco and dozens of high ranking officials at the DOJ. It seems that President Obama wanted to make a deal with Iran, and he didn’t want the DEA mucking up the works. At least that’s what Politico concluded, I’m not convinced.
Here’s one short excerpt that caught my eye from the Politico story:
“In both cases, law enforcement agents suspected that Middle East-based spies in the CIA had torpedoed their investigations to protect their politically sensitive and complicated relationship with Hezbollah.”
“You don’t know the half of it,” the prosecutor replied, according to Kelly. “Right now, we have 50 FBI agents not doing anything because they know their Iran cases aren’t going anywhere,” including investigations around the U.S. into allegedly complicit used-car dealers.
Whether this has anything to do with the Awans is speculative…..of course if you are blind and stupid. So why haven’t we heard anything from anybody, but the standard conservative media, about this? The same reason why Hillary wasn’t indicted, the same reason why Uranium One is not investigated, the same reason Trump is trying to be removed from office, and the same reason we are lied to every day……the Deep State exists and has its own plans for America….and we ain’t in those plans. Now that last part is speculation!
Sorry, we’re not done yet. After midnight April 6, 2017, U.S. Capitol Police found a laptop in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building. The laptop was labeled “RepDWS”. Along with the laptop, in a bag, were ID badges from Imran Awan. Alongside the laptop was a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and a congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege. It would seem “somebody” knew what was going on and secretly provided evidence. Wonder who it could be? I suppose it could be anyone, but whoever it was obviously didn’t want to be known. Wouldn’t you like to know what was in those letters? But now let me show you a photo:
That guy sitting in the middle is Seth Rich. The photo is from a small party given for Rich, at his favorite pub…..the pub he was at the night he was killed. The photo, however, is from months earlier. So what does this have to do with anything? The guy the arrow is pointing to is Abid Awan, the brother of Imran. So at least we know that they knew each other. Remember to connect the dots. Did the Awans hack into the DNC servers? Imran obviously had access; we know this from the e-mail exchange above. We know Seth Rich worked at the DNC as a data analyst. He certainly would have used DNC computers and had contact with IT staff. If, somehow, they are connected, that would be “speculation”.
But we can take solace that the extremely competent Capital Police are on the case. Certainly we wouldn’t want the FBI or the Justice Department to investigate. After all, it’s only a possible spy ring, connected to terrorists on a massive scale, and possible stealing secret information from some of the highest ranking leaders in the country….meh!
Finally an update: There is word that Hina Alvi…the wife of Imran Aman, who flew to Pakistan, has been negotiating with federal prosecutors for immunity if she will return to the US to face charges and testify. Testify to what we still don’t know. Apparently, she has agreed to a deal and was supposed to return in October of last year. I could find no story confirming that that had happened. The only thing of interest was a comment from Congressman Trent Franks, a republican:
“I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound. The fact that this wife is coming back from Pakistan and is willing to face charges, as it were, I think there is a good chance she is going to reach some type of immunity to tell a larger story here that is going to be pretty disturbing to the American people.”
“I would just predict that this is going to be a very significant story and people should fasten their seat belts on this one.”
So as is my style, allow me to sum it all up: Over the course of 12 years 7 non-citizens from Pakistan were operating the IT affairs for 30 members of congress. Those 7 people were receiving 2 and 3 times the normal pay for the job; some have zero experience in IT. They then were caught red handed with illegal data storage devices, fictitious e-mail accounts, and accessing data of congressional offices they didn’t work for. None were indicted except for Imran and Hina for bank fraud when Imran wired $283,000 to Pakistan prior to leaving the country. We also find the brothers were operating a used car dealership running up a million dollar debt before filing bankruptcy….three times! Yet never having their security clearances reviewed. All of it being exposed just months before Seth Rich is murdered. What am I missing? There is an awful lot to this story and there’s much more to come, but I’ll stop here for now. If you want more, here are a few of the hundreds of places I went on the internet.