Tear Down That Wall . . . of Silence

As the Obama wall of silence begins to crumble, the FBI’s reputation is befouled by its own rash actions, a politicized Justice Department stands revealed as, well, politicized, and the Democrats furiously spin the facts outlined in the Nunes Memo and subsequent revelations, there’s only one overarching question left to ask: what made them think they could get away with it?

And by “them,” I mean the lot of them—the corrupt, partisan officials, the political operatives masquerading as selfless public servants, the intelligence community pooh-bahs who betrayed their trusts, the preening “straight arrows,” the talking heads, the Washington bureau chiefs, the White House correspondents, every man jack of whom did his level best to create, run, and disseminate a disinformation operation designed to do one thing: destroy the unwanted and unwelcome presidency of Donald J. Trump.

From the moment it dawned on Hillary Clinton, late on election night, that she had managed to blow a fixed fight, and that there would, therefore, be hell to pay, the Democrat-Deep State-Media Complex suddenly had to conceal their own malfeasance by doing what the Left does best—projecting its own sins onto others:

  • We now know that the Justice Department under Loretta Lynch and the FBI under James Comey pretzeled themselves in order to avoid indicting Hillary Clinton over her blatant violation of security protocols involving her private email server; that the Clinton campaign paid for the Steele “dossier,” and fed it information; that the Obama administration, on its way out the door, liberalized the NSA surveillance distribution list to allow it to “unmask” American citizens under the pretext of national security; and concocted—literally on the spot—the idea of “Russian collusion” as an explanation for its candidate’s repellent ineptitude.
  • We also know that the bogus, media-amplified outcry over the non-existent “Putin” connection created the climate in which a too-decent Jeff Sessions recused himself and allowed Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor with a mandate not to investigate a stated crime (for “collusion” is not in itself a crime) but to effectively probe all things Trump; that the fired Comey deliberately leaked his own self-serving memos to himself to a lawyer buddy and had them planted in the New York Times in order to facilitate the appointment of fellow FBI veteran Robert Mueller as Trump’s personal Grand Inquisitor.
  • We also know that the media, in the form of the Times and the Washington Post, and based on targeted leaks by the intelligence community, created the fall-guy characters of Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of this black comedy in which the dithering Comey stands in as Hamlet; that the Steele “dossier” was then cited by the FBI as grounds for its FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign, and that the surveillance was renewed on several occasions, despite being authorized under false pretenses.

Throw in the manifest conflicts of interest of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe – another former “straight arrow,” sans peur et sans reproche whose sudden defenestration at the end of January caught most of official Washington with its pants down; the tangled web of Fusion GPS, a gang of media types turned political operatives; the illicit office affair between two leftist radicals in the FBI determined to bring Trump down, et voila.

Why they did it is perfectly clear: Obama, himself complicit in the use of off-the-books emails, couldn’t afford to charge Clinton without getting himself into trouble. His administration pretended to “investigate” her, using Comey’s FBI as a front, all the while greasing the skids to let her slide. When it became apparent that Trump, whom they’d dismissed as a clown just a few months before, was a formidable, serious candidate they had to scramble to cover their tracks. And when he won, they had to pull out all the stops to ensure that his administration would be smeared even before Inauguration Day, hamstrung by innuendo and anonymous leaks via the media, intimidated by the misuse of the “unmasked” NSA data, and finally brought down by the sheer weight of the manufactured evidence.

In gangland, this is known as a frame-up. But then, the Democrats are little more than a criminal organization masquerading as a political party, who have long relied on the thuggish tactics of Tammany Hall and evinced a distinct fondness for fellow travelers.

In retrospect, the Russian “collusion” narrative should have been obvious from the start. The Democrats and their principal mouthpiece, the Times, had hitherto never met a Russian agent they didn’t like; they themselves were knee-deep in back-channeling “information” to Christopher Steele, and his primary sources were Russian mischief-makers feeding the gullible former MI6 agent a steaming load of codswallop he knew his paymasters would be only too happy to swallow.

Whether this scandal—or, to hear the Left tell it, nothing-burger—is “worse than Watergate” is of course in the eye and memory of the beholder. For the aging Baby Boomers, who have inherited the reins of the mainstream media just in time to see it all slip away, the foundational myths of their journalistic youths were the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, and they long to bring down a president one more time, just as  they destroyed Richard Nixon less than two years after one of the greatest electoral landslides in history. Often with deep ties to the Clinton Administration, they were only too eager to sacrifice their ethics for one last shot at immortality.

As for the Deep State, it could ill afford to have such overt proof of existence be known, from the rigging of the Clinton investigation to the red-herring of “collusion,” and therefore the risk was worth the reward. As I wrote one year ago:

With the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in the face of a howling media mob, the knives are now out not only for other administration officials, but for President Trump himself. Make no mistake about what’s happening here: this is a rolling coup attempt, organized by elements of the intelligence community, particularly CIA and NSA, abetted by Obama-era holdovers in the understaffed Justice Department (Sally Yates, take a bow) and the lickspittles of the leftist media, all of whom have signed on with the “Resistance” in order to overturn the results of the November election.

Welcome to the Deep State, the democracy-sapping embeds at the heart of our democracy who have not taken the expulsion of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party lightly. They realize that the Trump administration poses a mortal threat to their hegemony, and so have enlisted an army of Democrats, some Republicans, the “neverTrumpumpkin” conservative die-hards, leftist thugs, Black Lives Matter and anybody else they can blackmail, browbeat or enlist. They mean business.

As for the Obama Democrats—and has anyone seen the former president lately?—their unwillingness to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election, and their determination to overturn, is easily explained:

They never thought they could lose.

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About Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. He was for 16 years the music critic and foreign correspondent for Time Magazine, for which he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. His works include the novels As Time Goes By, And All the Saints (winner, 2004 American Book Award for fiction), and the bestselling “Devlin” series of NSA thrillers; as well as the recent nonfiction bestseller, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace. A sequel, The Fiery Angel, was published by Encounter in May 2018. Follow him on Twitter at @dkahanerules (Photo credit: Peter Duke Photo)

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170 responses to “Tear Down That Wall . . . of Silence”

  1. Didn’t our Dear Leader, B. Hussein O. have exposed his opponent’s sealed divorce records when he was just a pup in politics in Illinois? Has anyone seen this neo-marxist’s college records? Are you sure that certificate of live birth is real, along with the story of the two social security numbers?

    And who was with this guy while slithering in the tall grass out of sight from most? Does the name John Brennan come to mind? Do you recall all those “czars” the one we’ve been waiting for appointed to oversee our national government executive departments?

    “If you want to keep your doctor…and save $2500…” We all should remember those lines he used to ram down our throats a total corruption of America’s healthcare system!

    When his lips move…he lies the best I have ever seen! If only he cold mimic totally Stalin…he would!

    • The birth certificate is a verifiable joke. The only one in world history listing ‘father’s race’ as African. Africa isn’t a ‘race’. It’s a continent.

      Any white candidate would have been charged with forging a government document for that photoshop piece of garbage.

      • His social security number belongs to a dead guy, but you’ll never hear that from MSM.

  2. Is it that hard to see that these psycho’s are SO deluded that they really believe they are smarter than everyone else?

  3. Talk to your democrat friends and many of them know nothing about the dossier, the memo, Strzok/Page, the Grassley letter, the Schiff/Ukraine phone calls. It’s not covered in the mainstream media anywhere.

    That’s why they still think they got away with it.

    • I have the sick feeling that these corrupt leftists will get away with their nefarious misuse of power.

      In fact, as soon as the whole release the memo thing began to brew, I knew the leftists had won. Why? Because if the report exposed crimes, then who cares whether the information is made public, rather some arrests should be in progress. Instead we have memos and whitewashing and disgusting posturing. Two completely separate universes of information on the left and the right.

      Smoke and mirrors. No one is going to be made to face any actual consequences here.

      Bread and circus to feed and entertain the ticked off Trump voters. Seems like nothing more than that.

      • I’m not so sure about that.

        Per the separation of powers clause, Nunes wants to know if the Intelligence Committee can question Chief Justice Roberts about the FISA court hearings since he oversees them.

        The Senator is carefully following the legalities for a reason. He’s not going to let this go.

      • Nunes is a congressman. Who is the senator you’re referring to?

      • Of course he is. What can I say? It was a long day at work — my bad.

      • No sweat, just cross checking the deluge of info to make sure I understand it all…carry on!

      • I am glad to hear that there is actually some information potentially available about “the secret” FISA court. That system is irredeemably faulty. The presenters are all the highest members of the secret services, and there is no one but the judge/s to stand in their way. Who appoints them? Who are they? etc. What judge has the nerve to defy those who are screaming this is a “national security” matter. How many are turned down? I have read that the approval of the requests is about 98%, almost the same as the Federal court conviction rate I am told. Meanwhile the Congress reapproves the law.

      • I recently read similar nonsense elsewhere. Does the separation of powers clause prevent the legislative branch from questioning members of the executive branch? It sure doesn’t look like it, since James Comey, Andrew McCabe and others were placed under oath and interrogated by members of Congress. Or are you saying that the separation of powers only prevents the Judiciary from being accountable?

        The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power to impeach federal judges including members of the Supreme Court and the Senate the power to convict and remove them from office. How could an impeachment occur without first conducting an investigation? Surely the DOJ or FBI would have the power to investigate crimes committed by a member of the Federal judiciary, and that power would logically include the ability to interrogate under oath.

        If the DOJ and FBI could investigate wrongdoing by a judge, surely Congress could as well. But what if a judge had fact knowledge about someone else’s wrongdoing? Can anyone argue that federal judges are somehow magically exempt from the obligation to testify as to criminal activity?

        There remains little doubt that extensive criminal conduct has been pervasive throughout the upper echelons of the DOJ and FBI and there is a serious possibility that a FISC judge participated in the criminality. Whether such participation was witting or the result of the criminal misrepresentations by the FBI and DOJ is what screams out for an answer. How could the criminal trial of the DOJ and FBI personnel who illegally elicited the FISA warrants be tried without testimony of the FISC judges?

        Our Supreme Court judges are not gods and goddesses. Not by a long shot. I say supboena ANYONE who can help unravel this tangled web of deceit.

      • Oh, I agree with you. Congress is supposed to be first among equals and holds the investigative power, so no one should be exempt from being subpoenaed. I think Nunes is trying to avert a constitutional crisis by asking Roberts to testify instead of demanding he do so.

      • I agree. Also, you can bet your bottom dollar that Trump is white-hot to serve up a heaping helping of cold hard punishment to everybody who tried to take him down. Especially Hilly and Barry.

        Trump has a very long memory and a killer instinct – does anybody seriously think he would just let something like this go? Not bloody likely. Pass the popcorn!

      • Hey, dumbshit!

        Nunes if not a Senator.

        Seems your mistake is compounded by wild conspiracy theories, buffered by a heavy dose of Faux Snooze, Breitbart and other windger claptrap.

        Come back here when your brain is engaged. Oh, wait. That never happens with you wingers……….

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      • Incorrect. If the misuse of national security apparatus is allowed to go unpunished, it will be seized on, and everybody who isn’t doing the seizing will lose- and nobody can divine the future well enough to know what side they’ll be on.

        True, there’s the Uniparty as a frontrunner to be the Stalinesque dictator who uses the NSA to spy on political enemies, but their success depended on a lot of secrecy that isn’t there anymore. This is the age of leakers, Wikileaks, and uncontrollable (or let’s say not perfectly controllable) information… their success is not assured.

        The only way to go forward- for everybody, is to take that off the table. The FISA scandal has to be punished, and it has to be public, and sufficiently ugly to be a real deterrant.

    • Totally agree! I am shocked that as much as I am convinced that there is no Trump-Russia collusion and that Clinton and Obama administration violated the law and abused power, there are just as many “progressives” who totally believe that Clinton did nothing wrong and Trump committed every crime imaginable and should be impeached. It is like we are living in two different worlds.

      • We are: True conservatives/libertarians/Independents skew toward empiricism and truth. Liberals/Progressives/Social “Justice” Warriors/Totalitarians are totally stewed in abstract illusions. They think emotionally. They have the attention-span and depth-of-thought that rivals those of houseflies. They are wagged and pulled hither and yon by rabid thoughts and theories via diatribes, lies, distortions, and all manner of things dressed up with ribbons, rainbows, unicorns, and fairies. In short: They are mentally ill – and we are not.

      • Too bad then that the CIA, NSA, FBI and other intelligence agencies that your tax dollars pay for totally disagree! Chump!

      • The problem is we can’t trust any of these b@st@rds. All of the alphabet agencies are corrupt, along with a complicit media that is nothing more than the deep state’s propaganda arm. A large percentage of Americans are tired of the game being rigged against them and voted for outsiders in the last three presidential elections. Hillary, Romney, and McCain were all beltway insiders, tainted by the stench of the deep state.

      • Seriously? The CIS, NSA, FBI and “other intelligence agencies” totally disagree? Where are the indictments against Trump? What evidence are you relying on to say those entities disagree? This fiasco over an investigation has been going on for almost 2 years and what have they come up with? Two guys indicted over alleged crimes committed before they were affiliated with the Trump campaign and two other indicated over alleged “false statements.” Look at Trump-hater Strzok’s text to his lovergirl where, when told he was going to oversee the Trump investigation said “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.” And with all the leaks coming out of DC, if there was some evidence of collusion, obstruction or any other crime, it certainly would have made the press by now. Wishing there was evidence of a crime is not the same thing as there actually being evidence of a crime. Chump you are!

    • So. I’ve done that, and they have no knowledge of any of it, and one of them is a recently retired career journalist.

    • That’s why people have to be charged and put on trial. Little harder to not report that….but they will try.

  4. Great article, it puts together the big picture. Sure would like to see some consequences to these corrupt individuals.
    McCabe? Well, no biggie, just retire early on his sick leave and collect full retirement benefits from a job well done.
    Comey? Crickets. Tweeting his resistance w zero consequences (no shame either)
    Bruce Ohr and his spouse? Zip
    The two lovey dovey FBI agents? Fired? Nope, transferred. Although, in fairness, America owes them a debt of gratitude for having put all this nefarious conspiring in writing. I suspect that the well trained conspirators know never to write things down. Without the messages of these two, mixing love and conspiratorial politics, we’d know considerably less than we do.

  5. Perfect summary. Hearty thanks!

    My answer to the question “what made them think they could get away with it?” is, however – the People.

    The People tolerated ‘the corrupt, partisan officials, the political operatives masquerading as selfless public servants, the intelligence community pooh-bahs who betrayed their trusts, the preening “straight arrows,” the talking heads, the Washington bureau chiefs, the White House correspondents’, also the ownership of Academe, the political class, the mainstream media by loony leftists and cynical self-serving jobsworths, for decades. Decades.

    The old adage comes to mind: ‘the one thing needful for evil men to succeed is for good men to do nothing’.

    The People did not strive and toil year in, year out, to ensure that only honest patriots (and ideally genuine conservatives at that) entered the Congress.

    For sixty years now, and ever more and more exponentially, the worldview, narrative, agenda and strategy dominating the public space has been that of the ‘liberal progressives’ (actually totalitarian nihilists). They have had it almost all their own way simply by default – others not occupying the areopagus of national discourse. Where was the alternative, Conservative, movie, tv and radio industry, where the conservative big-time newspapers: if need be, started up by national subscription?

    When baddies get away with their manifold misdeeds for so long, you can scarcely wonder at their reaching a point – and long since I would imagine – where they feel themselves invulnerable and invincible.

    Their phony polls telling them Hillary had a 91-98.4% chance of winning were probably extrapolations of this mindset.

    • The people responded to Fast and Furious and the misuse of the IRS by re-electing Obama. Yes they are a part of this, the very largest part.

    • There is another level down to consider. Parents let their kids be indoctrinated by the public school system, because parents (both) are working and don’t have the time to sit the kids down and discuss the real world with them. Which, to me, is parental negligence, but not purposeful. So people become stupid, causing them to either not know, or not care about current events and issues.

      The root is the educational system in this country.

  6. Thank you, Michael Walsh, for your as always edifying, erudite work.

  7. What made them think they would get away with it?

    Simple! As it is, more than half the country has no idea any of this took place, and “Watergate” in their minds is still the most serious political scandal in our history, because they’re willfully ignorant or they pay attention to sources who spin and ignore it. With Hillary elected, a shoo-in if ever there was one, we here at AG wouldn’t know about it either. The whole thing would have gone down the rabbit hole.

  8. has anyone seen the former president lately?

    Oh goodness no. IIRC Lord Obama stepped up one time to assert his bona fides with his Davos buddies and found the environment less than “worshipful” for his taste.

    • Oh, yeah!
      I saw him yesterday on highway 27 in north Florida.
      The vultures were making a banquet of his remains.
      Man! Those vultures will eat ANYTHING!

  9. What we know is that the DNC/Clinton Inc. colluded (via intermediaries) with Russian informants. We also have reason to believe that this collusion was the basis for a conspiracy to acquire a Title I (‘foreign intelligence operative’) warrant on an ancillary member of the Trump campaign (Carter Page). A Title I warrant permits surveillance and investigation of not only current activity, but past activity and the same for anyone who comes into contact with the person under a Title I warrant.

    Curiously, Page had also been an FBI informant on a Russian agent. His cooperation with the FBI resulted in the conviction of this Russian agent.

    The scale of unethical — and possibly illegal — behavior involved in ‘FISAgate’ is truly astounding.

    And none of this would have come out if Hillary Clinton had won the election. Thank God for Donald Trump!

    • I believe, based on all the info available, plus the history of one Barack H. Obama, that the latter started using the US IC to spy on political opponents at least since before the 2012 presidential campaign, but more likely soon after his firsat inauguration. It’s the Chicago Way. I believe Obama gathered some sort of incriminating info to force SCOTUS CJ John Roberts to uphold Obamacare, I believe he spied on the Romney campaign, otherwise why did Romney go somnolent in the weeks before the election? I think Obama, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Holder, Jarrett, HRC, and the rest were part of the spying operation. The bottom line is that Clinton COULD NOT POSSIBLY LOSE to DJT, hence they were sloppy and left loose ends.

      I’m surprised the likes of Strzok, Page and other lower level participants are actually still breathing, although I’d wager Strzok and others have made clear to Obama and his cadre that a plain manila envelope with incontrovertible proof of malfeasance is hidden away ready to be delivered to every major news outlet in the US and abroad should they meet nefarious ends. This whole mess stinks, and it will make Watergate look like hacky sack. Obama et al need to go down!

      • “I believe Obama gathered some sort of incriminating info to force SCOTUS CJ John Roberts to uphold Obamacare”

        That one is simple, Freddie. Roberts’ children were apparently adopted via a private agency somewhere in Latin America. The children themselves, a boy and a girl, are Irish. It is almost impossible for foreigners to adopt Irish children. The adoption lists in Ireland are long and Irish citizens get absolute priority. So Obama lets Roberts know that he had better uphold Obamacare or he can count on someone leaking the details of the adoptions to the Washington Post. Roberts has a choice: do the right thing by the USA or do the right thing by his family. He chose the latter, It may not make him a moral hero, but I think if I were faced with that choice, I would probably have done the same thing.

      • if that were true, they’d still be using that on him today, so I doubt if that stories true, not saying it isn’t, I’m just saying they would blackmail him with that everyday.

      • One thing about blackmail is it has to be used sparingly less it become too obvious. From Obamacare onward Roberts has not once voted against Obama on something of critical importance. On the other stuff — most cases — he’s himself. That makes the pattern visible only to those who are looking for that pattern.

      • That’s probably true with normal human beings, but we’re talking about Obama and Hillary, their arrogance is on a level that most cant comprehend, they’ve never used anything “sparingly” because they actually do believe, that their above the law.

      • There’s another wrinkle on the Roberts story: Had he DONE the ‘right thing for the country’ and been exposed, he’d likely have been forced to resign. With Obama as president, meaning Obama appoints his successor.

        ‘The right thing for the country’ in that situation is not quite as clear as it first seemed to me.

      • Perhaps the right thing would have been to decline GWB’s nomination, then! Or at least to air this issue then.

      • I didn’t know any of the information on Robert’s children. Thanks for the tip.

      • a plain manila envelope with incontrovertible proof of malfeasance is hidden away ready to be delivered to every major news outlet in the US and abroad should they meet nefarious ends.

        Well then, what are you waiting for?

    • I don’t even think they got information from “Russians.” I think Hillary and comrades wrote it themselves and washed it through Steele who SAID it came from Russians so they could get a FISA warrant. It’s even too stupid for Russians, who, btw, I have zero esteem for.

  10. One question remains, for me at least: Why did Comey re-open the Hillary email scandal after getting her off the hook? My guess is it was planting deniability for later — Hey, look, we even ‘re-opened’ the investigation — but by now I’ve lost track of the timeline on all these things and don’t know what’s what. (Isn’t that the Clinton modus operandi? To squirt ink like an octupus?)

    One thing is certain: Everything from the left is a lie.

    • The DA’s office in NYC had threatened Comey that if he did not come forth with the news that Weiner’s computer had intelligence on it they would go public with the information. Comey felt he had no choice as the Trump campaign would scream “cover up”

      • I think so too. As long as the plotters controlled the flow of information, they had nothing to worry about. The MSM would play along and any Fed with a conscience could be told to shut up or forget about their pension. The NYPD does not work for the DOJ and they don’t mind leaking this sort of thing to the NY Post. Comey’s hand was forced on this. Once the news went public, he had to do something.

    • I believe it was re-opened because NYPD was in control of Weiner’s laptop and he needed a way to bury the evidence.

    • They had no choice, you can see that by lover boy and lover girl’s texts. NYPD knew about it and after McCabe sat on it for almost a month without doing jack, people began to ask questions, so they were forced to reopen and then claim they went through tens of thousands of e-mails and di_k pics in a few days.

  11. They truly believe that Republicans are evil and that Trump is an especially vile example of the species, as well as being Putin’s stooge. They truly believe that the evidence is there to be found and that when it is, they’ll be vindicated. So maybe they cut a few corners and bent a few rule in pursuit of serving the greater good. So maybe serving the country and serving the private interests of the Clintons turns out, as it often does, to be the same thing. That’s just more proof that Hillary is right for America.

      • I think you missed the point. I don’t think those things. I’m explaining what the other side thinks. And believe me, there are millions of them.

    • apologies if I misunderstood. In rereading it, I still find it somewhat ambiguous as to whether you think “serving the country and serving the private interests of the Clintons turns out, as it often does, to be the same thing.”

      I believe serving the private interests of the Clintons is the OPPOSITE of serving the country.

      • But these folks happily serve both the Clintons and the country, because they don’t see a distinction. L’etat, c’est moi.

  12. The MSM will never give up on Barack. They will cover for him no matter what comes out of these revelations.
    We all know his fingerprints are all over this, but I think we’ll see Hillary go down before Barack.

  13. Thank God Al Gore invented the internet, otherwise their scheme might have worked.

  14. In the absence of indictments up to and including Obama, the Rule of Law is finished in this country. Otherwise, both sides will do it, knowing that they can get away with it. From there, it is a few small steps to anarchy (why pay taxes to a corrupt regime?).

    • Few small steps to anarchy? I’ll pay the taxes that I owe, but just wait until I get my chance in the jury box. How long before our “bettors” would tuck tail and run if jury nullification became routine throughout the justice system. If citizens rendered verdicts based upon who was the biggest threat to America, her mores, her ideals, the punk thug defendants or the politically aspired prosecutors. If the Rule of Law is finished then it is finished for all, not just for the “elect.”

  15. I still believe Chris Steele didn’t have anything to do with the dossier except putting his name on it and vouching for it.Glenn Simpson his wife and Nellie Ohr are the 3 that worked on this project

    • Oh! So he was a beard, and that’s all? That could very well be.

      • Yes to give it some heft and because of his past relationship with the FBI

      • But even a first year law student knows that you supposedly aren’t able to gussy up a pile of horsesh!t intel by putting it in a shiny bag no matter how nice the bag is. The judge is only supposed to care about the quality of the SOURCE intel not the person doing the gathering of said intel. Either there were blatant lies on the FISA filing about the source intel or the whole FISA process is a sham. Many more shoes need to be to dropped.

        The reportage of this angle is nearly non-existent. Poor reporting all the way around. Steele should be next to meaningless because he is NOT THE SOURCE of intel.

      • True.I think they used Steele because he was a Brit and the accent makes him sound smart.They couldn’t use Syd Viscous to give it to McCain.Steele had nothing to do with what was inside that dossier

  16. Hillary was not supposed to lose. Her AG. + The Obama moles would have covered up her crimes

  17. I’d encourage anybody not having done so – to take a look at Judicial Watch’s materials related to Mueller – the imbecile who ‘ordered US law enforcement to cease surveillance and purge collected intel on domestic threats from radical Islam’.

    There ain’t enough Helium in the nation to lift Mueller near any ‘moral or ethical high ground’ from which to investigate *anybody*.

  18. Not to mention how the DNC rigged the primary election so that Hillary’s opponents wouldn’t stand a chance against her.

    The election was rigged, too. No matter who the opponent was, Fusion GPS stood ready to oblige the Clinton campaign by making up the requisite “opposition research” that would be most effective. For Trump because of his business ties it was Russia. For Lyin’ Ted Cruz or Low Energy Jeb who knows?

  19. What I don’t get: if they thought they had the election sewn up, then why do the dossier? Because the Clintons just can’t help themselves when it comes to corruption?

      • I guess, but it seems like an unnecessary risk to take if they really thought they had it in the bag. Stupid, if you ask me.

      • A very good analogy is the totally unnecessary Watergate break in that proceeded the largest landslide election in US history at that time.

        To some people in a national campaign you are at war and no risk is too big.

  20. The bottom line–now everybody knows that this whole Russia thing was made up to hide 8 years of corruption by Obama and Hillary, that can no longer be disputed. The only question left to answer is, do our laws apply to everybody, or do they only apply to us peasants.

    If Obama, Hillary, Holder, Lynch, Rice, Jarrett, Comey, Clapper, Brennen, etc etc etc are not punished for their crimes, then most of us peasants, will no longer feel we have to abide by OUR laws either.

  21. And the MSM, rather than being upset at this corruption, falls into partisan shill mode to cover the butts of the perpetrators. The whole damn thing stinks, and when all of this comes to light in subsequent legal proceedings and other special prosecutions, the Dems will be left in shambles, and the media in tatters. That is a shame too, for a vigilant press and a loyal opposition are required elements of accountability in any liberal democracy.

  22. What made them think they could get away with it? I suggest that they didn’t think that they were getting away with anything; the arc of history, and all that. And this, from Prof. CS Lewis:

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised
    for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be
    better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral
    busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity
    may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own
    good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of
    their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the
    same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings
    with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of
    states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of
    those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never
    will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    We’d best not slip

  23. There’s one other element of how this whole, gross spectacle I haven’t seen explicated: For Obama, embarking on surveillance of Trump was an act of vengeance. After what Trump put him through with the birth certificate, Obama was going to make damned sure he’d pay for it…even if they were beyond confident that Hillary was going to win. Obama had the tools to peer into Trump’s private life for dirt and by god he was going to use them.

  24. The lifelong embedded (like ticks) bureaucrats believed the election polls. Who wants to cross a President Hillary? She’ll leave you to die in a fire and not think twice.

  25. It’s interesting the facts that are elided on the way to a conclusion:

    “We now know that the Justice Department under Loretta Lynch and the FBI under James Comey pretzeled themselves in order to avoid indicting Hillary Clinton over her blatant violation of security protocols involving her private email server; that the Clinton campaign paid for the Steele “dossier,” and fed it information; that the Obama administration, on its way out the door, liberalized the NSA surveillance distribution list to allow it to “unmask” American citizens under the pretext of national security; and concocted—literally on the spot—the idea of “Russian collusion” as an explanation for its candidate’s repellent ineptitude.”

    But of course the Steele dossier originated with the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative outlet. And the idea of Russian interference? Well: The Russians really did break into Hillary’s emails and release them to the public through Wikileaks.

    Was there collusion? Still to be officially determined. The FBI began its investigation before the Steele dossier, though, because George Papadopoulos couldn’t hold his liquor.


    “We also know that the bogus, media-amplified outcry over the non-existent “Putin” connection created the climate in which a too-decent Jeff Sessions recused himself and allowed Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor with a mandate not to investigate a stated crime (for “collusion” is not in itself a crime) but to effectively probe all things Trump; that the fired Comey deliberately leaked his own self-serving memos to himself to a lawyer buddy and had them planted in the New York Times in order to facilitate the appointment of fellow FBI veteran Robert Mueller as Trump’s personal Grand Inquisitor.”

    Sessions misrepresented his campaign contacts with Russians during his confirmation hearings; he had a choice of recusing himself – because his own behavior was thusly implicated – or facing a possible perjury charge for his Senate testimony. I like, though, how Mr. Walsh says “collusion isn’t a crime” – conspiracy is, though. Probably worse than leaking your own memos.

    Which brings us to:

    “We also know that the media, in the form of the Times and the Washington Post, and based on targeted leaks by the intelligence community, created the fall-guy characters of Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of this black comedy in which the dithering Comey stands in as Hamlet; that the Steele “dossier” was then cited by the FBI as grounds for its FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign, and that the surveillance was renewed on several occasions, despite being authorized under false pretenses.”

    Papadopoulos, at least, didn’t emerge as a media figure in this story until he’d already plead guilty to lying about his contacts with Russians to the FBI – and this wasn’t based on “targeted leaks,”but by reading the public documents concerning his arrest and plea.

    There’s more, but you get the idea. Mr. Roach’s conspiracy theorizing looks a bit less plausible when you realize he has to omit facts and get a touch fuzzy with the timeline in order to arrive at his conclusion.

  26. Marvelous and concise summary of the whole sordid mess, and points for prescience as well.

  27. You guys are going nuts, the jade helm stuff was nutty along with the dc pizza shop sex ring, but good lord this is some out there shiz.

  28. This article is so great, it should be required reading. Mr. Walsh, you’ve outdone yourself. Bravo!

  29. “what made them think they could get away with it?”

    That’s an easy one to answer. Obama and Co. turned DC into Chicago on the Potomac. In Chicago, the candidate who’s not supposed to win, NEVER wins…….”don’t back no losers, don’t make no waves”. Hillary was the hand picked Chicago machine boss who “couldn’t lose”. Imagine their shock on election night, when all the conspirators involved in this scandal realized that, despite their best intentions, we still live in the United States of America, and not the United States of Chicago…..yet.

  30. Mr. Walsh is absolutely correct…everything he says is spot on….a superbly written article full of convincing insights and logical deductions. And none of it matters.

    because the only thing that matters in the end is who has the power. Truth, justice and the American Way count for almost nothing. Power is everything. That’s why they can still and will likely win in the end.

  31. Trump isn’t going anywhere. Not unless the MSM with a 24% trust rating & the democrats who hold fewer elected offices than any time since 1922 can convince congressional Republicans to commit political suicide. I wouldn’t bet on it.

  32. It appears our Intel Agencies—-especially the FBI—-are corrupt and dangerous!

    Mueller has spent over a year and over $7 Million of taxpayers money on his Witch hunt! Is he “searching” for a way to create a reason to undermine our duly elected President!

    Mueller and his good friend Comey bungled the Anthrax case together which cost taxpayers $5.8 Million!

    Mueller was our FBI Director when Crooked Hillary helped Russia with Uranium One! Why didn’t he report her?

    Thank God for President Trump!

    America First!

  33. Burn it down. Burn it all down. The Democrat platform has been corrupt for over 100 years. Grind it into submission. Force it to repent.

    • Tear it down.

      Scatter the stones.

      Salt the earth where it stood.

  34. “American Greatness” is without a doubt the most miss-named publication out there. The delusion on this site is really remarkable. As for Obama “spying” on Trump, there is not a shred of evidence, but frankly, why shouldn’t he, given the existential danger he represents?

    Oh boy – here it comes – ha ha.

    • You had this one chance to rebut the points. You wasted it on trolling. Now, you disappear.

      • why would I waste my time? You are beyond reason and beyond redemption. If you are really interested in rebutalls by much smarter people than I, read the Washington Post.

        Yeah, I’m laughing too.

  35. I can’t believe you idiots are still swallowing this B.S. “Hillary Clinton !!! left-wing media Obama !!” You idiots do realize that for but your insatiable desire to devour all things Hillary, right-wing propaganda rags like this one would’t even exist. Seriously, do they ever publish anything at all other than “Hillary Clinton” stories?

  36. Of course, the real winner from Trump’s subservience to Putin is China. While Trump is defending Putin’s spy network from the FBI, it’s China that is surging ahead with next generation military hardware.

    But the real problem is that if Trump is willing to turn over 50% of American media to Russian intelligence, it’s only a matter of time before all of the stock and bond markets are being controlled by algo-traders based in Macedonia and Rumania.

  37. Very good question. Where is he anyway? Maybe the main stream media could assign some reporters to that story. Ha Ha. love it.

  38. Nice Read. Seriously, out here in fly-over-prairies: a few friends have dug through mountains of Information & created timelines from various events that are merging into the same conclusions as Mr Walsh

    Where the Hell are the MSM Journalists? Sorry: oxymoronic question

    Personally, I just want Truth & Justice to Rule and Shine Light on the Rat’s.

    Sure would love to see a couple flights to GITMO with Prisoners from Washington.

  39. The memo issue got one column on Page 18 today in the NY Times and the article was mostly concerned about the optics of Trump calling for further redaction before the release of the Democrat memo.The MSM is ignoring it as effectively as it can.The Three Monkeys look positively engaged compared to MSM interest for the Nunes memo. An allegation of spousal abuse by two ex wives got more coverage.

  40. Soon , the only people that believes the Democrats bullsh1t , will be David Brocks paid trolls

  41. I think that Bill Clinton thought-up the political dirty trick to frame Trump for Russian collusion. It was a brilliant scheme, and only Bill has the talent to conceive the plot. Hillary and Obama went along.

  42. Why did they think? Three reasons:

    1/ thought they’d win.
    2/ corrupt media, couldn’t find the truth unless Shawn Hannity slaps them in the head with it.
    3/ feckless, weak republican establishment, including Congress and Republican media figures and institutions.

    Look at Benghazi…Susan Rice went on national TV and LIED directly to America. No consequences. IRS…again no consequences. The walking scandal called Clintons. Others, never with any consequences.

    A better question is why they wouldn’t think they could get away with it.

    If Trump and allies hadn’t mapped out a very well conceived plan for dealing with this – and calling it anything less than the biggest scandal in American history is sheer lunacy – the other side WOULD HAVE REMOVED Trump from power. Instead, Trump won by again being underestimated. The seditious must pay.

  43. “what made them think they could get away with it?”

    Lois Lerner? So far they have gotten away with it.

  44. OK. Now What? What is Sessions going to do about it?. Where the hell is the DOJ and Jeff Sessions?

  45. WTF? This is BS, MS, and piled higher and deeper. Nothing of what Walsh says here is even remotely the truth.

    • What? You been asleep for the last 2 years? Start educating yourself. But first hide the sharp knives. It going to be very painful and you may want to stab yourself repeatedly when you realize its all over. Your criminal enterprise. your little plot to use the US Gov’t as your enforcer, is done.

      • All of what Walsh wrote is false.
        By the way, Hillary Clinton did not kill Vincent Foster and she did not run a prostitution ring selling boys and girls under 18 for sex from the basement of a pizza parlor.

      • All of what Walsh wrote is false.
        By the way, Hillary Clinton did not kill Vincent Foster and she did not run a prostitution ring selling boys and girls under 18 for sex from the basement of a pizza parlor.

        Trump may have raped his daughter Ivanka when she was 16, but no one on the Right writes about that.

  46. We only know any of this because the American people elected Donald Trump–narrowly by a few tens of thousands of votes in a few states.
    If those votes had gone the other way, Hillary would now be President, taking glorious victory laps, and the corruption would never have seen the light of day.

    Now, it appears nothing will happen to the corruptocrats unless we the people speak up again –loudly–and are heard. If these creeps win in November they will immediately start impeachment hearings on Trump, facts or not, and do everything to bury their complicity in the corruption.

    They must not win.
    Sessions must do his job or be replaced.
    We need indictments and convictions.
    Lock her up.
    What did Obama know about the phony basis for FISA warrants spying on the Trump campaign and when did he know it?
    If the corrupt Democrats get away with this, the rule of law is finished in this country.

  47. The deep state minions who enabled Hillary to escape prosecution and then targeted Trump instead had, from a career perspective, a perfectly sound, if totally amoral, reason for doing so: They fully expected to be rewarded once Hillary was elected.

    Imagine their surprise.

  48. “As for the Obama Democrats—and has anyone seen the former president lately?—their unwillingness to accept
    the results of the 2016 presidential election, and their determination to overturn, is easily explained:
    They never thought they could lose.”

    Judging by their continued behavior they still do not. Though events are slowing forcing that reality onto their consciousness. And when the inevitable happens and the wall wholly crumbles there MUST be a legal reckoning to stave off further disgust by the voting public at what would otherwise only be interpreted as a shared sense of untouchability of both Democrats and Republicans……inviting yet more outrages in the future.

  49. Please leave Mueller to get on with his investigation into the ‘russians ate my election’ myth. Perhaps he will discover that a rather large number of nations ate the USA elections. The election rigger wears a coat of many colors. Take the UK, it has a lad by the name Steele doing a mighty good job on behalf of the brits. Take Australia, it has bloke called Murdoch doing an excellent job for the past few decades wrecking free and fair elections in the USA. Take the Saudis and their other middle east paramours, they have been at it for years through the most invasive suite of lobbyists ever seen or heard.
    The message to take home for the USA is to stop chasing red herrings and fix their rigged election system. Not even Trump or the congressional majority wants that. Only the American people would gain from that so it must be smothered in BS about any thing else that doesn’t really matter.

    By the way didn’t Hillary say once that ‘if Trump wins we’ll all hang’ ? Can I suggest a bowline knot which when tied correctly never slips.

  50. Your a rasist bigget llamaphobe! In 2020 Trump will LOOSE and Clinton will win by a lanslide! PERSIST & RESIST!

  51. And Putin is celebrating right now, as americans go after each other. Well the president and politics are not friendly to Russia, but something even better is Happening right now; the agencies built to protect the USA are taken appart by the GOP. Very good Job….
    Putin is having a really good time…

    • If Vlad celebrated it was at HRC’s phony accusation of “Russian collusion” hard on the heels of her abysmal failure and her own collusion with Russian agents.

    • When the “agencies built to protect the USA” become “agencies interested in protecting themselves and their preferred politicians,” they need to be taken apart.

      • Just read all the new, also the E-Mails made public recently. They do not look like the people care for themselfs, they actually care more about the country then many congressman and “leaders”. They are not millionaires who don’t need to care about country because they are well of. They, like the soldiers, are fighting for America, and protecting america, and not their own interest, like politicians do.

  52. How do Strzok and Page still have jobs with the FBI?

    The DC Cesspool is a world with rules that I do not understand. It makes it easy to not respect my government.

    • If there are not investigations, arrests, indictments, prosecutions, convictions, and sentencings the FBI may require a generation to restore its credibility and reputation, if ever it can be done.

      At this juncture, the greater risk is to our democratic institutions and governmental infrastructure and not to DJT. And for bringing us all that risk the evil-doers must be punished severely.

  53. The USS Coup d’Etat is taking on water and sinking at the pier.

    • But the Mueller investigation continues. That is the important thing.

      • Russiagate is a reckless “investigation” in search of a crime based on deliberate deceits. Mr. Mueller, end this charade now before serious damage is done.

      • No, it is not based on deliberate deceits. But keep repeating that lie.

      • Wrong. The useful idiots and the Democratic Party have been taken in by the Clintons… A-G-A-I-N.

        If that ever sinks in you will realize hating Hillary Clinton is The Right Thing To Do.

      • why . there is no point. she is done. do you always live in the past?

      • She evilly inspired the phony Russiagate mess. HRC is rotten to the core.

  54. The great distraction doesn’t make sense in many ways. Here’s a key one: the fbi investigations start has nothing to do with Obama’s, Clinton etc and proves some degree of early contact between Trumps staff and Russian intelligence or operatives? It was reported directly by a foreign ally government, no dossier. Doesn’t ring a bell? It would ruin the bogus narrative being spun so it gets ignored by the misinformation web sites.

    Those interested in the truth remember that, and think, if they were in contact with Russian intelligence them, they said they wanted more stolen information, what might have they done. That’s the question the the Russians and their allies, Trump supporters don’t want us to find out. Desperately. Which makes me more curious

    Your information bubble has been dismissed by the public: 24% believe Trump, 64% believe the FBI according to the latest Marist poll. Refreshing to hear that most people can still gather and process information.

    • The Russian collusion myth was fabricated out of whole cloth by the Clinton campaign to cover their failure. It is HRC and her staff that are so willing to subvert and corrupt our American institutions.

      ‘The book further highlights how Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook, less than “within twenty-four hours” after she conceded:

      “That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brookly headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”

      The Clinton camp settled on a two-pronged plan – pushing the press to cover how “Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign, overshadowed by the contents of stolen e-mails and hillary’s own private-server imbroglio,” while “hammering the media for focusing so intently on the investigation into her e-mail, which had created a cloud over her candidacy, the authors wrote.’

      from “New Book ‘Shattered’ By Clinton Insiders Reveals ‘Blame Russia’ Plan Hatched by Podesta, Mook Within 24 Hours of Election Loss” (www. thegatewaypundit. com/ 2017/05/ new-book-shattered-clinton-insiders-reveals-blame-russia-plan-hatched-podesta-mook-within-24-hours-election-loss/)

      • …and the leftist sheep who happily swallow whatever the Democrat/Media complex serves them ate it up without reflection.

      • Thanks for confirming my point. So the ‘blame Russia’ was hatched in November. Yet the FBI investigation started months earlier when Australia told us Trump staff had information only posessed by Russian intelligence.

        As I said, the narrative collapses with complete information.

      • Right. From Papadopoulos to Downer to the CIA/FBI. “The smartest people in the room” proved to be entirely too gullible and easily led around by the nose.

        Lying in a search warrant application to the FISC is grounds for losing one’s law license, and several should.

      • You left out from Downer to the Australian government to the US. Omg, another scandal! The Australians are in on it too! And British intelligence, and unnamed Eastern European intelligence agencies, who reportedly passed on intercepts of contacts. It’s the whole world against a small band of brave truth tellers! It’s even worse than I thought.

      • John Brennan, former director of the CIA, lied in testimony to Congress. Brennan is a hard-core BHO acolyte.

        James Comey was Brennan’s bitch.

      • “In other words, the FBI investigation didn’t start when the Australians, according to the Times—or the Brits, according to Brennan’s most recent version of the story—contacted the FBI after the Papadopoulos-Downer meeting. No, it started when the director of the CIA decided to start an investigation, when Brennan passed on information and intelligence to the FBI, and signaled that the bureau better act on it.”

        from “How CIA Director John Brennan Targeted James Comey” (www. tabletmag. com/ jewish-news-and-politics/ 255020/ how-cia-director-john-brennan-targeted-james-comey)

      • It’s the Brits too! Unfortunately, since it revealed the contacts with Russian intelligence were true, it doesn’t really matter who the source was. But there sure seems to be a lot of independent sources.

      • “CIA veterans say Brennan was the most politicized director in the agency’s history and was responsible for much of the anti-Trump bias from the intelligence community during the campaign and transition period.”

        from “Exclusive: CIA Ex-Director Brennan’s Perjury Peril” (www. realclearinvestigations. com/ articles/ 2018/02/11/ former_cia_director_john_brennan_investigated_for_perjury.html)

  55. Wow, more conspiracy theories!

    Will you republiscums never run out of flat-out hilarious inventions? Sad!

    • Those “inventions” are well-corroborated, unlike the inventions of Russia/Trump collusion, which, despite an official investigation that has lasted over a year with an unlimited budget, is no closer to finding any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Trump.

    • You couldn’t jump high enough to lick scum, fukbag.

  56. Many people believe what they want to believe, and shut out evidence that contradicts their beliefs. Look at all the medical myths that float around, for example. The dangerous thing is that lots of people want to believe the drivel in the MSM.

    • The truly dangerous thing is that so many people want to believe the drivel in American Greatness.

  57. Thank God in heaven that witch will never occupy the Oval office. When do the arrests start? And yes this is much bigger than Watergate which was child’s play in comparison

  58. Really poor use of Hamlet. But I guess this was written by a hack of a screenwriter. Meh, I’d stay stick to being a music critic.

  59. War. WAR. FKN WAR.

    The dueling orchestras here, Right and Left, are seeing the wave amplitudes increase as the memo has amped the entire cred crash of the Left.

    Horowitz is coming. He will kill the Left/Dem/Thugs with his investigation and referrals.

    Then it will be up to the Prosecutors at the DoJ.

    Do NOT underestimate the Sessions fake. He’s responsible for the complete destruction of the KKK in AL.
    They never knew what hit them when he jumped out and stung them to death after a 5 year under-the-surface investigation.