A Declass Act

Joe Biden and his handlers have established the “Office of the President-Elect,” but at this writing Donald J. Trump remains president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world. The president commands extensive powers of declassification, but other powerful people want to keep such material secret for reasons that have nothing to do with national security. President Trump should make those matters a priority, starting with the mighty National Institutes of Health, which “invests about $41.7 billion in annual medical research for the American people.” 

Americans might find it strange that NIH shipped American dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, controlled by China’s Communist government and not accountable to American officials. The WIV conducts dangerous “gain of function” research the NIH banned in 2014 and allowed to continue in 2017. As Sara Reardon noted in Nature, “the U.S. government has lifted its controversial ban on funding experiments that make certain pathogens more deadly or transmissible.”

The NIH agency handling the transfer of U.S. funds to the Chinese WIV was National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID) whose budget of $5.89 billion is up 6.6 percent from 2019. At the helm of NIAID since 1984 is Dr. Anthony Fauci, a “deep state fraud” according to intelligence veteran Angelo Codevilla. 

President Trump should expose all U.S. communications with the WIV and demand a full accounting of every taxpayer dollar. Fauci’s communications with WIV and the pro-China World Health Organization  need to be exposed in the same detail as the texts of corrupt FBI operators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, key players in the Russia collusion coup clan. That done, President Trump should turn his attention to what Peter Duesberg (Inventing the AIDS Virus) calls the nation’s “medical CIA.” 

The mission of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), part of the Centers for Disease Control, is to prevent viruses from arriving on American soil. Since the EIS failed to prevent the Wuhan coronavirus from arriving in America, this outfit could stand some public exposure.

One high-profile EIS veteran is Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC official who readily defers to the World Health Organization in questions about Communist China’s role with the coronavirus. 

President Trump should publicly identify all EIS agents, past and present, and expose the operations in which they have been involved. That done, the president could turn his attention to the Central Intelligence Agency. An unclassified CIA report on the Hiss case provides helpful background. 

After CIA director John Deutch resigned in 1996, President Bill Clinton nominated his former national security advisor Anthony Lake for the post. On “Meet the Press,” Tim Russert asked Lake, “Do you believe Alger Hiss was a spy?” Lake said he had read a couple of books on the Hiss case but “I don’t think it’s conclusive.” In due course, Lake withdrew his nomination. His doubts on Hiss, who was indeed a Communist spy, were a factor. That makes a strong case that anybody who voted for a candidate of the Communist Party USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soviet Union, should not even get near the CIA door. 

In 1976, the CPUSA candidate for president of the United States was the Stalinist Gus Hall, and John Brennan voted for him, choosing the Communist Hall over Democrat Jimmy Carter, 

Republican Gerald Ford, Libertarian Roger MacBride, independent Eugene McCarthy, prohibitionist Ben Bubar, and socialist Frank Zeidler. Four years later in 1980, Hall was again the Communist candidate, with running mate Angela Davis, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize. That same year, Brennan got a job with the CIA, rose through the ranks, and in 2013 President Obama tapped the Gus Hall-voter to run the place. After leaving in 2017, Brennan moved to cable television and became a bullhorn for the Russia hoax. 

President Trump should reveal the identity of the CIA officials who made the call to hire Brennan. The president should also declassify the bulk of Brennan’s communications, especially those made before President Trump suspended his security clearance, which no CIA boss should retain after leaving the agency. For example, in 1999, CIA director George Tenet suspended the security clearance of John Deutch for working with classified material on an unsecured computer at his home.

In similar style, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept classified material on her unsecured home-brew server. Congress subpoenaed some 30,000 of her emails but she wiped clean the server and smashed up electronic devices. Even so, FBI boss James Comey said no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against her. That kept her in the 2016 race, which she lost to Donald Trump. Clinton then tried to blame the defeat on the Russians. But as Robert Mueller confirmed, that was a baseless conspiracy theory. President Trump could bring further enlightenment. 

The National Security Agency can eavesdrop on the communications of ordinary Americans, so President Trump should declassify whatever they have on the Clinton emails. They would doubtless make for an entertaining read during the coming “dark winter.” The American people also might like to know what the NSA has on the Benghazi matter from 2012. 

Terrorists killed four Americans, and Secretary of State Clinton, President Obama, and national security advisor Susan Rice all claimed it was over an internet video. President Trump could settle the debate forever by declassifying all NSA materials on the incident, along with anything the CIA and FBI have in hand. Contra Hillary Clinton, knowing the whole truth makes a very big difference at this point. 

What the people don’t know can indeed hurt them. The people have a right to know, and as Milan Kundera explains, “the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” With that in mind, let President Trump declassify everything possible, at the earliest opportunity, and by any means necessary. 

Get the news corporate media won't tell you.

Get caught up on today's must read stores!

By submitting your information, you agree to receive exclusive AG+ content, including special promotions, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms. By providing your phone number and checking the box to opt in, you are consenting to receive recurring SMS/MMS messages, including automated texts, to that number from my short code. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to end. SMS opt-in will not be sold, rented, or shared.

About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images