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Sometime in the next 4 weeks, the Justice Department’s inspector general will release an internal review that will reveal the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. Among other matters, the IG’s report is expected to determine “whether there was sufficient justification under existing guidelines for the FBI to have started an investigation in the first place.” Critics of the Trump-collusion probe believe that there was never probable cause that a crime had been committed, therefore, there was no legal basis for launching the investigation. The findings of the Mueller report– that there was no cooperation or collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign– seem to underscore this broader point and suggest that the fictitious Trump-Russia connection was merely a pretext for spying on the campaign of a Beltway outsider whose political views clashed with those of the foreign policy establishment. In any event, the upcoming release of the Horowitz report will formally end the the first phase of the long-running Russiagate scandal and mark the beginning of Phase 2, in which high-profile officials from the previous administration face criminal prosecution for their role in what looks to be a botched attempt at a coup d’etat.

Here’s a brief summary from political analyst, Larry C. Johnson, who previously worked at the CIA and U.S. State Department:

“The evidence is plain–there was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a stooge of Russia. The Mueller Report provides irrefutable evidence that the so-called Russian collusion case against Donald Trump was a deliberate fabrication by intelligence and law enforcement organizations in the US and UK and organizations aligned with the Clinton Campaign.” (“How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election”, Larry C. Johnson, Consortium News)

Bingo. Attorney General William Barr has already stated his belief that spying on the Trump campaign “did occur” and that, in his mind, it is “a big deal”. He also reiterated his commitment to thoroughly investigate the matter in order to find out whether the spying was adequately “predicated”, that is, whether the FBI followed the required protocols for such spying, or not. Barr already knows the answer to this question as he is fully aware of the fact that the FBI used information that they knew was false to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. Having no hard evidence of cooperation with the Kremlin, senior-level FBI officials and their counterparts at the Obama Justice Department used parts of an “opposition research” document (The Trump Dossier) that they knew was unreliable to procure warrants that allowed them to treat a presidential campaign the same way the intelligence agencies treat foreign enemies; using electronic surveillance, wiretapping, confidential informants and “honey trap” schemes designed to gather embarrassing or incriminating information on their target. Barr knows all of this already which is why the Democrats are doing everything in their power to discredit him and have him removed from office. His determination to “get to the bottom of this” is not just a threat to the FBI, it’s a threat to multiple agencies that may have had a hand in this expansive domestic espionage operation including the CIA, the NSA, the DOJ, the State Department and, perhaps, even the Obama White House. No one knows yet how far up the political food-chain the skulduggery actually goes, but Barr appears to be serious about finding out.

Here’s Barr again: “Many people seem to assume that the only intelligence collection that occurred was a single confidential informant….I would like to find out whether that is in fact true. It strikes me as a fairly anemic effort if that was the counterintelligence effort designed to stop the threat as it’s being represented.”

In other words, Barr knows that the Trump campaign was riddled with spies and he is going to do his damnedest to find out what happened. He also knows that the FISA warrants were improperly obtained using the shabby disinformation from an opposition research “hit piece” (The Steele Dossier) that was paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, just like he knows that government agents had concocted a strategy for leaking classified information to the media to fuel the public hysteria. Barr knows most of what happened already. It’s just a matter of compiling the research in the proper format and delivering it in a way that helps to emphasize how trusted government agents abused their power by pursuing a vicious partisan plot to either destroy the president’s reputation or force him from office. Like Barr said, that’s a “big deal”.

The name that seems to feature larger than all others in the ongoing Trump-Russia saga, is James Comey, the former FBI Director who oversaw the spying operations that are now under investigation at the DOJ. But was Comey really the central figure in these felonious hi-jinks or was he a mere lieutenant following directives from someone more powerful than himself? While the preponderance of new evidence suggests that the FBI was deeply involved, it does not answer this crucial question. For example, just this week, a report by veteran journalist John Solomon, showed that former British spy Christopher Steele admitted to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec that his “Trump Dossier” was “political research”, implying that the contents couldn’t be trusted because they were shaped by Steele’s political bias. Kavalec passed along this information to the FBI which shrugged it off and then, just days later, used the dossier to obtain warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Think about that for a minute. The FBI had “written proof …. that Steele had a political motive”, but went ahead and used the dossier to procure the warrants anyway. That’s what I’d call a premeditated felony.

But evidence of wrongdoing is not proof that Comey was the ringleader, he was just the hapless sad sack who was left holding the bag. The truth is, Comey was just a reluctant follower. The real architect of the Trump-Russia treachery was the boss-man at the nation’s premier intelligence agency, the CIA. That’s where the headwaters of this shameful burlesque are located, in Langley. More on that in a minute, but first check out this excerpt from an article at The Hill which sums up Comey’s role fairly well:

(There) “will be an examination of whether Comey was unduly influenced by political agendas emanating from the previous White House and its director of national intelligence, CIA director and attorney general. This, above all, is what’s causing the 360-degree head spin.

”There are early indicators that troubling behaviors may have occurred in all three scenarios. Barr will want to zero in on a particular area of concern: the use by the FBI of confidential human sources, whether its own or those offered up by the then-CIA director. …

In addition, the cast of characters leveraged by the FBI against the Trump campaign all appear to have their genesis as CIA sources (“assets,” in agency vernacular) shared at times with the FBI. From Stefan Halper and possibly Joseph Mifsud, to Christopher Steele, to Carter Page himself, and now a mysterious “government investigator” posing as Halper’s assistant and cited in The New York Times article, legitimate questions arise as to whether Comey was manipulated into furthering a CIA political operation more than an FBI counterintelligence case.” (“James Comey is in trouble and he knows it”, The Hill)

Why is the Inspector General so curious as to whether Comey “was unduly influenced by political agendas emanating from the previous White House and its director of national intelligence, CIA director? And why did Comey draw from “a cast of characters “…. that “all appear to have their genesis as CIA sources”??

Could it be that Comey was just an unwitting pawn in a domestic regime change operation launched by former CIA Director John Brennan, the one public figure who has expressed greater personal animus towards Trump than all the others combined? Could Trump’s promise to normalize relations with Russia have intensified Brennan’s visceral hatred of him given the fact that Russia had frustrated Brennan’s strategic plans in Ukraine and Syria? Keep in mind, the CIA had been arming, training and providing logistical support to the Sunni militants who were trying to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al Assad. Putin’s intervention crushed the jihadist militias delivering a humiliating defeat to Generalissimo Brennan who, soon after, left office in disgrace. Isn’t this at least part of the reason why Brennan hates Trump?

Regular readers of this column know that I have always thought that Brennan was the central figure in the Trump-Russia charade. It was Brennan who first referred the case to Comey, just as it was Brennan who “hand-picked” the analysts who stitched together the dodgy Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) (which said that “Putin and the Russian government aspired to help…Trump’s election chances.”) It was also Brennan who persuaded Harry Reid to petition Comey to open an investigation in the first place. Brennan was chief instigator of the Trump-Russia fiasco, the omniscient puppet-master who persuaded Clapper and Comey to do his bidding while still-unidentified agents strategically leaked stories to the media to inflame passions and sow social unrest. At every turn, Brennan was there guiding the perfidious project along. According to journalist Philip Giraldi, the CIA may have even assisted in the obtaining of FISA warrants on Trump campaign aids as this excerpt from an article at The Unz Review indicates:

“Brennan was the key to the operation because the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court refused to approve several requests by the FBI to initiate taps on Trump associates and Trump Tower as there was no probable cause to do so but the British and other European intelligence services were legally able to intercept communications linked to American sources. Brennan was able to use his connections with those foreign intelligence agencies, primarily the British GCHQ, to make it look like the concerns about Trump were coming from friendly and allied countries and therefore had to be responded to as part of routine intelligence sharing. As a result, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Gen. Michael Flynn were all wiretapped. And likely there were others. This all happened during the primaries and after Trump became the GOP nominee.” (“The Conspiracy Against Trump”, Philip Giraldi)

Can you see how important this is? The FBI was having trouble getting warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, so Brennan helped them out by persuading his foreign intelligence allies (the British and other European intelligence services) to come up with bogus “intercepted communications linked to American sources,” which helped to secure the FISA warrants. We have no idea of what these foreign agents heard on these alleged intercepted communications, all we know is that they were effectively used to achieve Brennan’s ultimate objective, which was to acquire the means of taking down Trump via a relentless and expansive surveillance campaign.

According to a report in The Guardian (where the story first appeared.): “GCHQ (British Government Communications Headquarters) played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, which began in late July 2016. One source called the British eavesdropping agency the “principal whistleblower”. (“British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia “, The Guardian)

Okay, so Brennan twisted a few arms and got his foreign Intel buddies to make uncorroborated claims that got the investigative ball rolling, but then what? If there was any meat to Brennan’s foreign intel, then Mueller would have dug it up and used it in his report, right? But he didn’t. Why?

Because there was nothing there, the whole thing was a sham from the get go. Brennan probably “sexed up” the intelligence so it would sound like something it really wasn’t. (Think: WMD) Again, if there was even a scintilla of hard evidence that Trump’s campaign assistants were in bed with Russia, Mueller would have shrieked it from every mountaintop across America. But he didn’t, because there wasn’t any. There was no cooperation, no conspiracy and no collusion. Trump was falsely accused. End of story.

Here’s more from the same article:

“The Guardian has been told the FBI and the CIA were slow to appreciate the extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of the US election.” (Guardian)

“The extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow”???

Really? This is precisely the type of hyperventilating journalism that fueled the absurd conspiracy theory that the president of the United States was a Russian agent. It’s hard to believe that we’re even discussing the matter at this point.

There was an interesting aside in John Solomon’s article that suggests that he might be thinking along the same lines. He says: “One legal justification cited for redacting the Oct. 13, 2016, email is the National Security Act of 1947, which can be used to shield communications involving the CIA or the White House National Security Council.”

Why would Solomon draw attention to “to shielding communications involving the CIA or the White House”, after all, the bulk of his article focused on the State Department and the FBI? Is he suggesting that the CIA and Obama White House may have been involved in these spying shenanigans, is that why Kavalec’s damning notes (which stated that Steele’s dossier could not be trusted.) have been retroactively classified?

Take a look at this email from the FBI’s chief investigator in the Russia collusion probe, Peter Strzok, to his fellow agents in April 2017.

“I’m beginning to think the agency (CIA) got info a lot earlier than we thought and hasn’t shared it completely with us. Might explain all those weird/seemingly incorrect leads all these media folks have. Would also highlight agency as source of some leaks.” -Peter Strzok.

Ha! So even the FBI’s chief investigator was in the dark about the CIA’s shadowy machinations behind the scenes. Clearly, Brennan wanted to prevent the other junta leaders from fully knowing what he was up to.

All of this is bound to come out in the inspector general’s report sometime in the next month or so. Both Attorney General William Barr and IG Horowitz appear to be fully committed to revealing the criminal leaks, the illegal electronic surveillance, the improperly obtained FISA warrants, and the multiple confidential human sources (spies) that were placed in the Trump campaign. They are going to face withering criticism for their efforts, but they are resolutely moving forward all the same. Bravo, for that.

Bottom line: The agents and officials who conducted this seditious attack on the presidency never thought they’d be held accountable for their crimes. But they were wrong, and now their day of reckoning is fast approaching. The main players in this palace coup are about to be exposed, criminally charged and prosecuted. Some of them will probably wind up in jail.

“The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.”

 
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  1. The scalpel says: • Website

    I can see Trump’s re-election message now. Never mind what a yuge dissapointment I am to you who elected me. Re-elect me so the investigations continue!

    Lol. Would it be worth it?

  2. No one knows yet how far up the political food-chain the skulduggery actually goes, but Barr appears to be serious about finding out.

    Gawd I hope so! Seeing all these people put behind bars would be the only good to come of all this ‘Russiagate’ horsesh*t.

  3. @The scalpel

    If it’s Joe Biden he ends up running against, I’d say: yeah, it’s worth it.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Z-man
    , @hetro
  4. Isn’t an attempted coup d’etat by the nation’s top intelligence chiefs sedition and treason?
    Isn’t there a possibility that the sentence for such a verdict would be something more serious than time in some luxury-edition Club Fed? And let’s face it, even if these Swamp creatures were sent to the slammer, President Kamala or President Pocahontas would pardon them in a heartbeat moments after the inauguration.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. The time for legalities is almost done. We’re one step away from military interventions, political purges, n militias battling for control of the streets. The time when a national election can provide for a peaceful transfer of power by conferring legitimacy has passed.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    , @Moi
  6. “…even if these Swamp creatures were sent to the slammer, President Kamala or President Pocahontas would pardon them in a heartbeat moments after the inauguration.”
    Indeed they would want to…. But first they have to win. And that will in part depend on how well Barr does his job. Assuming he does do a good job, then it’s up to the R’s to exploit whatever muck floats to the surface…
    One wonders just how demonstrably filthy the D’s & all their various dogs (CIA, FBI etc) will have to be for the MSM to take Trump’s side?
    (that old saying about some politician’s clout comes to mind; short of being found in bed with a dead girl or a live boy the D’s are pretty safe with the MSM….)

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  7. But why was Brennan so anti-Syria and anti-Ukraine? What personal motives did he have? Why target two regimes esp hated by Jews?

    It seems he’s like McCain. A mean nasty son of a bitch who likes to play world politics. It’s his bullying nature. But he has no vision or compass. Like a dog, he will hunt and maul anything that is approved by the Power. And that Power is Jewish.

    Dogs love to hunt but only get to hunt what the master orders it to. If the master orders the dog to love rabbits and hunt raccoon, it will do just that. If the master orders it to love raccoon and hunt rabbits, it will do that. In the end, the dog doesn’t care what it hunts as long as it’s given a chance to hunt something.

    Same with these goy cuck dogs. Their lives feel fulfilled only in Big Power bully mode. They need to beat up on something. But they have no vision or compass, no agency. They look over their shoulders to the Power to tell them what to love(Israel and Saudis) and what to hate(Iran and Syria and Russia).

    Dogs growl at dogs, not at their masters. When Trump came around, Brennan didn’t see him as the new master but as a bad dog(or even wolf) displeasing his master, the Jews. Like McCain, a very loyal dog. Also, a dog feels jealousy that the master may take to a new dog over him.

    Alas, Trump has been neutered and tamed by Jews.

  8. polistra says:

    Don’t be silly. Deepstate NEVER punishes its own hitmen. Deepstate ONLY punishes snitches.

    • Replies: @Realist
  9. R Boyd says:

    Can someone please explain what it was about Donald Trump at the time that this all began, that Brennan would set all of this in motion?

  10. You’re kind of burying the real story here; Sure, the spying on Trump’s campaign escalated when he secured the nomination, and took on a new urgency after he was elected, but it began BEFORE he was nominated.

    We only learned of it because he did win the election. Anyone want to bet he was the only potential Republican nominee being spied on? Anyone want to bet that the only campaign subject to abuse of the intelligence services was the Presidential campaign?

    Like as not, the real story here is that the Obama administration was spying on all the candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination who were seen as having any chance at all, and some unknown number of Republican Senate and House candidates, as well.

    • Replies: @Hail
  11. @Sin City Milla

    Eh, we’ll probably manage two more Presidential elections before the Big Break-up.

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  12. @R Boyd

    Why? Because of Trump’s stated desire to pull out of Syria and to work for a détente with Russia, for openers.

    • Replies: @OEMIKITLOB
  13. Cassander says:

    “The real architect of the Trump-Russia treachery was the boss-man at the nation’s premier intelligence agency, the CIA.”

    –Which begs the question whether the ‘real architect’ was authorized by his superior in the WH. How could he not have been?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @MaryLS
  14. @The Anti-Gnostic

    Could be, but they will be frauds n few will accept the results.

  15. Hail says: • Website
    @Brett Bellmore

    Ironically (?), that is literally what Watergate was.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  16. FB says: • Website

    Excellent hard nosed article by Mike…

    I have to think that the pyramid goes higher still…Brennan working for Hillary…and Hillary working for the combined plutocratic imperialist elite that make up the core of the Clinton Foundation’s billions…these scumbags will never be touched for buying Killary, but maybe Killary will end up in an orange jumpsuit, right beside her gopher Brennan…

    And maybe Trump finally has his hands untied to start doing the things he promised…time will tell…

    • Agree: Wally
  17. anon[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Mike Whitney:

    But evidence of wrongdoing is not proof that Comey was the ringleader, he was just the hapless sad sack who was left holding the bag. The truth is, Comey was just a reluctant follower. The real architect of the Trump-Russia treachery was the boss-man at the nation’s premier intelligence agency, the CIA.

    suspect you are correct

    Brennan seems like the real evil, Comey just a doofus

  18. I don’t follow this closely but I found this article in “The Hill” of interest, which includes:

    “The concerns were flagged in a typed memo and in handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.

    Her observations were recorded exactly 10 days before the FBI used Steele and his infamous dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the campaign’s contacts with Russia in search of a now debunked collusion theory.

    … She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited are made out of the Russian Consulate in Miami,” according to a copy of her summary memo obtained under open records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United. Kavalec bluntly debunked that assertion in a bracketed comment: “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.”

    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/442944-fbis-steele-story-falls-apart-false-intel-and-media-contacts-were-flagged

  19. The last Justice Department’s inspector general report was a DUD .. don’t hold your breath.

  20. @Priss Factor

    Trump is completely kosher, surrounded by Jews (including super Jew Jared).
    Is Trump part of the Jew World Order?

  21. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @R Boyd

    “Can someone please explain what it was about Donald Trump at the time that this all began, that Brennan would set all of this in motion?”

    He was not truly compromised thus controlled by the spooks. So they were trying to achieve that, and it appears based on Trump’s behavior, that they did achieve that

    • Replies: @alexander
  22. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @FB

    maybe Trump finally has his hands untied to start doing the things he promised…

    I really hope so….

    But I fear he is an unfocused egomaniac, without overarching philosophy or principles, blown by the winds and susceptible to any path that seems interesting to him at the present time or that massages his ego.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  23. utu says:

    For the to happen Trump will have to allows for expulsion of all Palestinians from the West Bank to Jordan and possibly promise to move Washington DC to Jerusalem.

  24. Nothing will happen.

    The Magic Negro cannot be touched and it surely leads back to him.

  25. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Why I do believe it is a potential capital offense. John Brennan could justifiably be strapped onto the same gurney where Tim McVeigh, the last man executed by the federal government, received his lethal injection. I’ll bet Mr. Brennan was enthusiastic to see justice done in that case. What’s good for the rooster will be even better for the capon.

    If any Dem pardons a conspirator convicted of high treason, the rule of law will be shown to have no meaning in this sorry excuse for a republic and anything goes, probably a coup–a “hard” one this time by forceful men commanding the nation’s arsenal rather than some stealthy “soft coup” by deceitful politicians and media personalities.

  26. Realist says:
    @polistra

    Don’t be silly. Deepstate NEVER punishes its own hitmen. Deepstate ONLY punishes snitches.

    Of course, none of these traitorous assholes will be brought to justice.

    • Agree: eah, Jacques Sheete, RVBlake
  27. Realist says:

    Everything Trump does is a shame to distract from his Deep State allegiance. There is no way Trump would do the things he does, if not to support the Deep State.

  28. “The agents and officials who conducted this seditious attack on the presidency never thought they’d be held accountable for their crimes. But they were wrong, and now their day of reckoning is fast approaching. The main players in this palace coup are about to be exposed, criminally charged and prosecuted. Some of them will probably wind up in jail.”

    I would really like to believe that this will happen, but the Big Kuhunas behind this, the Clintons and Obama, who pulled the strings of the stooges like Brennan and Comey, are completely untouchable. They own the media, the entertainment industry, the education establishment, much of our legal-judicial system, not to mention, currently, the House of Representatives. All of theses would align in hysterical opposition to any attempt to hold any of these people accountable and tamp down any public suppo0rt for such an heroic undertaking.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Duckie
  29. eah says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Pay for it yourself then.

    his commitment to thoroughly investigate the matter

    I see; and what does that mean, specifically? — the answer is of course more taxpayer money for yet another extensive investigation — this aspect is never mentioned: how all of it is a disgusting abuse of public trust and the coercive tax system — what useful work have any of the wretched scum involved in this ever done?

    The federal government (not just the ‘deep state’) is abusive and amoral — absolutely irredeemable.

    My sympathy lies with the working people of America.

  30. Z-man says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Everybody running on the Dumbo-krat line is/are worse than our Donny. He’s been a big dissapointment, i.e., little ‘Wall’ built, included in that changing the immigration laws to stop the invasion, cut taxes on the middle class, even handed in the Zionist Palestinian ‘dispute’, ‘NATO obsolete’ and be freindly with Russia, BUT he’s still better than any Dumbo-krat.
    Oh BTW Brennan should be ‘drawn and quartered’. (Big grin)

  31. @The scalpel

    Re-elect me so the investigations continue!

    For that reason I also expect a war with Iran in the near future.

    • Replies: @Herald
  32. Moi says:
    @Sin City Milla

    We’ve been in a state of soft fascism. The real stuff is just around the corner.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  33. @eah

    Agree button already used.

  34. “The main players in this palace coup are about to be exposed, criminally charged and prosecuted. Some of them will probably wind up in jail.”

    You don’t think there will be a major false flag or “event” before that happens?

  35. onebornfree says: • Website

    Sorry, but as others here have noted, Brennan is by no means “the tip of the spear”.

    Anyone who has closely investigated this whole affair knows that Brennan is both a Marxist, and a Muslim.

    Fact: He was appointed to CIA director by the Marxist/Muslim Obama. [They both apparently wear a ring on a finger which displays some sort of Muslim symbol].

    Marxists Obama + Clinton are known to have installed an emergency, fully funded covert “stay behind” network in the US government in order to attempt to run the entire US government according to their wishes [i.e. the continuation of the implementation their anti- US, pro New World Order/ eugenicist agenda], for when after he,Obama, left office, and for that “stay behind” network to then deliberately sabotage any attempts to reverse Obama et als NWO agenda by Trump or others.

    Fact: almost the entirety of the US deep state is Marxist. Practically the entire CIA is Marxist, or close to it.

    Practically the entire Democratic party is Marxist or close to it [as should be obvious to even a casual, unbiased researcher].

    I’m guessing that at least 70% or more of the Republican party is closet Marxist[ or at the very least, socialist] , who are themselves fully on board with the NWO agenda.

    The Barr “Investigation”- Just Another Giant “Nothingburger”:

    I believe that the Attorney General investigation will end up being another giant “nothingburger”, just like the Mueller/Russiagate scam, with just a few minor “sacrificial lambs” offered up to make it all look nice and genuine to Joe Public.

    Why? Because:

    1] Just like the Mueller/FBI “investigation”, the AG investigation boils down to one part of the wholly criminal org. known as “the US Government” [i.e Barr plus minions] , supposedly “investigating” other parts of the exact same 100% criminal org known as “the US Government” [i.e. Obama, the FBI., the CIA, Clinton etc.].

    Governments always protect their own. So there’s really nothing substantial that’ will come out of this fake AG investigation other than obfuscation and ever more “smoke and mirrors” leading nowhere.

    It is a grave mistake for the individual to believe that any real justice can emerge from this fake investigation of the government , by itself, and that crooks like Obama, Clinton, Brennan are all going to end up in Guantanamo.

    It seems reasonable [to myself at least], to assume that if Barr steps too far out of line, then the Marxist CIA/deep state is going to haul him back in line via direct [ although secret] threats to both himself and his family, or by threats to either blackmail him by dragging a real, currently hidden, Barr “skeleton in the closet” out into the open [ I’m sure he has many], or, there will be a direct threat to invent a fake “skeleton in the closet” scandal about Barr. out of whole cloth, complete with faked videos/photos and faked audio .

    Heck, they could even “disappear” him and replace him with an exact look-alike who does exactly what he’s told, for that matter. [They are known to have done this numerous times in trials by jury, where the verdict of a particular juror is crucial to the outcome of a case.]

    Bottom line: the Barr investigation will most likely be just another giant “nothingburger”, with possibly a few minor players offered up as sacrificial lambs” to make it all look good to the gullible, government- adoring public.

    In other words: “Same $hit, different day. ”

    The NWO agenda all of these scumbags [Obama, Clinton, CIA, FBI, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Alphabet/ Google , Microsoft,Amazon, the MSM etc etc] are all dedicated to and in the process of directly implementing in the US [ aided by the EU, the Chinese, the UK, Soros etc. etc.] , must continue, and all of these scumbags will stop at nothing in order to achieve their idiotic, murderous end goal [ the complete destruction of the last vestiges of the US Constitution/Bill of Rights structure], in order to easily facilitate the complete assimilation of US into their “off the charts crazy” NWO eugenicist system.

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @onebornfree
    , @anon
    , @Polemos
  36. @R Boyd

    For one thing, Trump, early in his campaign stated that he had suspicions regarding official explanations of 9/11.

    • Replies: @R Boyd
  37. TTSSYF says:
    @The scalpel

    Speak for yourself about Trump being a “yuge disappointment” to those who elected him. He’s been under attack by the Deep State, Dems, the media, and too many members of his own party since the day he announced his run for the Presidency. His judicial appointments have not disappointed me, nor has this roaring economy. He deserves a second term if for no other reason than that, for the first two-plus years of his first term (and continuing even now), he has been hamstrung by these phony charges and attempted coup. However, you did get one thing right: Re-electing him so the investigations can continue is, by itself, a sufficient reason for re-electing him.

    • Agree: Wally
    • Replies: @bluedog
  38. lavoisier says: • Website

    Bottom line: The agents and officials who conducted this seditious attack on the presidency never thought they’d be held accountable for their crimes. But they were wrong, and now their day of reckoning is fast approaching. The main players in this palace coup are about to be exposed, criminally charged and prosecuted. Some of them will probably wind up in jail.

    Count me as doubting Thomas on this one.

    When is justice ever served in our current corruptocracy?

    And given the way Trump has betrayed his supporters, I really have little or no allegiance to the man anyway and cannot feel much sympathy for this whore.

    With that being said it would be nice to see a little bit of justice and Brennan imprisoned, along with a cast of thousands of other treacherous felons.

    • Replies: @Mike from Jersey
  39. I enjoyed reading the exciting well told story but can’t help remembering the distaste for Trump of a retired New York banker/venture capitalist friend who had ceased to support the Republican Party at the time of the Tea Party and couldn’t get back to it because of Trump’s business history and moral character. He might, truthfully, have added Trump’s ignorance of so much that matters.

    My point? Brennan could have been one of the many who, understandably, regarded Trump as unfit to be President and genuinely feared that rumours and speculations about his Russian connections might be true. What was he to do? If Trump was elected and proved to be a traitorous disaster how could he forgive himself if he concluded that, but for his punctilious attention to observing all the niceties Trump’s campaign might have been derailed?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @FB
    , @Alden
  40. TTSSYF says:
    @The Scalpel

    But I fear he is an unfocused egomaniac, without overarching philosophy or principles, blown by the winds and susceptible to any path that seems interesting to him at the present time or that massages his ego.

    Don’t agree. I have followed him for decades, and he has been remarkably consistent on a few very important issues. At the very least, he has shifted the Overton window on several topics.

  41. TTSSYF says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    Agreed. However, maybe it will be enough to keep Michelle Obama from stepping in at the last minute in the 2020 election (not that I think she wants to, but she might otherwise be persuaded to, to save the party).

  42. Anon[131] • Disclaimer says:

    But they were wrong, and now their day of reckoning is fast approaching. The main players in this palace coup are about to be exposed, criminally charged and prosecuted. Some of them will probably wind up in jail.

    Why?

    Is the MSM planning on targeting them with a relentless manufactured consent campaign for formal prosecution?

    Because, as we have seen over and over again for any and with virtually all such public spectacles, the press fully decides what is an issue and what is not.

    Who is successfully prosecuted / persecuted and who is not.

    What the correct opinions to hold are and which are not.

    When the electorate goes against the Press’s messaging, people like their elected Presidents get investigated for treason.

    No one is more politically powerful than the mainstream Press in the United States.

    Not the House. Not the Senate. Not captains of industry. Certainly not the people of the United States. And demonstrably not the President of the United States.

    The Press has become its own unelected branch of government. To state that it is rogue would be to criminally understate the situation.

    Individuals may be tempted to posit that it is really the Deep State behind the Press’s political agendas. That may be true, to an unknown degree, or it may be less true or more complicated than such a theory implies.

    However, it does not change the fact that the press is the public facing and necessary microphone in such a relationship. They are the head on the shoulders of that particular golem.

    The question remains:

    What should the people do about a “pillar of democracy” that has mutated into an antidemocratic farce that openly seeks to undermine, damage, and control that democracy?

    After this question is answered and acted upon we may get our justice for the antidemocratic events of the past couple of years. The smart money would wager that it won’t happen before.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  43. @Realist

    Agree. Says one thing for public consumption, and then advances globalist agenda. Just like the magic negro.

    • Replies: @Realist
  44. alexander says:
    @The Scalpel

    I think that is very close to right,

    The entire “Russia gate” brouhaha was designed both as deflection and extortion.

    On day one of his administration,(and on behalf of the American People) President Trump should have called in the Marines and started seizing the assets of everybody, everywhere who conspired to defraud us into illegal war and insolvency .

    Our Establishment elites, fully aware of the immense crimes they have committed against the US taxpayer, had to work fast to “Bait and switch” the narrative.

    “Russia gate” was their big deflection.

    It move accountability away from their heinous war fraud and wanton pilfering , and onto Putin, the patsy.

    It also served to act as tool of extortion and coercion …Forcing Trump, to renege on his promise to the American people ,and dirty himself up in the very same lies and criminal acts he so valiantly critiqued on the campaign trail.

    “Russia gate” acted as both “pressure cooker”, and “annealing oven” to soften, twist , bend, contort, reform and “remake ” Trump… into a lying warmonger…just like them.

    Once they had succeeded at the task……the Mueller investigation was done.

    • Replies: @anon
  45. Brennan will never face justice in zio/America, read the book The Secret Team, the cia and it’s allies in control of America and the world, by the late Col. L. Fletcher Prouty. The CIA operates under zionist control and Brennan is just the type of traitor the zionists like!

  46. Rich says:

    The repubs need to do something to stop the dems from coming after them so hard, prosecuting and even locking up members of the repub club. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few of these dem operatives locked up just as a show of strength. The repubs have to start fighting back, it’s getting to the point where dems all over the country are using the law to shut down their opposition. If no one is arrested on the nominal left, it might mean the repubs have lost. They’ve given in on affirmative action, abortion, forced integration, homosexual marriage, what exactly do the repubs stand for anymore?

  47. notanon says:
    @R Boyd

    the “why” would probably explain what’s likely to happen next

    some possibilities

    (given the degree of corruption involved in starting the investigation i’m going to assume only corrupt motives)

    1) Trump made some comments doubting 9/11

    (nb Brennan was CIA chief in Saudi Arabia at the time of 9/11)

    2) some other bad thing the deep state didn’t want revealed like their support for Isis

    3) Trump said he was going to pull out of Syria, Afghanistan which would have blocked future neocon wars they had planned like Iran

    4) it was a leftist coup

    although conning the Left into getting worked up over it gave the deep state the political cover they needed if the motive was partisan politics i don’t think they would have ever halted the investigation until they had something they could indict him on even if it was just littering – so i don’t think it was (4)

    so i think the motive was either
    – some bad thing the neocon deep state did in the recent past
    – some bad thing the neocon deep state wanted to do in the future (e.g. Iran)
    – or a bit of both

    if the investigation failed then we might see some justice

    *but*

    if the investigation succeeded and they got enough dirt on Trump to blackmail him into doing what they want then they’ll switch to backing him and maybe sacrifice some lower level people.

    • Replies: @notanon
  48. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    onebornfree says: “Practically the entire CIA is Marxist, or close to it. “

    So is the FBI, for that matter – probably the NSA too. And let’s not fergit the EPA and similar.

    Regards, onebornfree

  49. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Anon

    Anon[131] • Disclaimer says: “Individuals may be tempted to posit that it is really the Deep State behind the Press’s political agendas. ..”

    Rough quote: “The media is just the entertainment wing of the military-industrial complex” [or words to that effect] – Frank Zappa

    Regards, onebornfree

  50. John Brennan is no worse than his predecessors and successors. Something like Pompeo is no less stupid and shortsighted, another stuffed shirt. I can’t remember the last competent CIA director. Many billions of taxpayers’ money wasted on “17 intelligence agencies” every year, and all of them are worthless. It’s a shame.

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
    , @Anon
    , @anon
  51. Anon[418] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Dancing Israelis FOIA Photos REVEALED!!!

  52. RVBlake says:
    @Realist

    Zackly. The nomination of Pompeo and appointment of Bolton to the powerful positions they hold, and the tolerance Trump accords their free-wheeling, bloviating world tours, are not the actions of a president who has the interest of the working class at heart…Most especially the working class soldiers he allows to remain in various inflamed shit-holes across the world.

    • Replies: @Realist
  53. @AnonFromTN

    The CIA is under zionist control and that includes every director since the start of the CIA amd the CIA is controlled by MI6.

  54. People like Martha Stewart go to jail, People like Brennan, Comey etc do not go to jail.

  55. Wre have to go back a little further – how about going back to Truman?

    https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/truman-and-treason/

    And what member of what soon-to-be-formed nation anonymously showed-up at a whistle stop train tour to give Ol’ Truman a suitcase filled with a million dollars when it appeared he was SOL as a candidate?

    • Replies: @Alden
  56. sally says:
    @eah

    Eah, your comment expresses the frustration most governed Americans experience as they realize they have
    but three votes (2 senators+1 member of the house), and all of them involve only article I candidates: governed citizens cannot vote for Potus nor the vicePOTUS instead the electoral college votes for and decides the two Article II persons .. Humm governed citizens vote once every few years for a total of three positions in the government? <=3 vote totality of input by the governed in the entire operations, oversight, integrity and corruptions of the offices of the legislature and the king of the USA

    350,000,000 Americans trying keep straight 527 elected, salaried warriors?

    Something about the armed rule making structure does not fit the idea of democracy nor does it suggest human rights are part of the plan?

    Your comment on the Palace intrigue sends a confirming message. .the governed need a bigger and more active voice in the affairs of those who do the governing.

  57. Wally says:
    @The scalpel

    “I can see Trump’s re-election message now. Never mind what a yuge dissapointment I am to you who elected me. Re-elect me so the investigations continue! Lol. Would it be worth it?”

    Given his opposition, yes it would be worth it.

  58. Anon[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    If I were CIA human resources training, a public perception of incompetence is something that I would look to foster in a director. That would be expected in an agency whose primary currency is deception.

    Perceived incompetence in a CIA director doesn’t concern me except in the context of the CIA’s likely willingness to feign incompetence and therefore mislead the American people toward unknown political ends.

    Unknown political goals within government organs is always a bad thing for freedom over the long term.

    One act of such a play may have been George W, Bush’s possible feigned incompetence as POTUS that undeniably led to a strong win for Barrack Obama. I know that his critics (likely some here) have a lot of emotion invested in that perceived incompetence being an accurate assessment.

    My view is that GWB’s education, upbringing, his position as a son of a CIA director (a strong anti-Trump politics organ within the gov), and his mannerisms that I have observed post-Presidency plant a reasonable suspicion that his incompetence was for show to a large degree: helped along by our treasonous media.

    I don’t see competence as John Brennan’s problem. I see his communist sympathy as his problem (and that of so many others). Primarily for the reason that a pillar of communism is the eradication of nations.

    Putting someone who is linked to an ideology that wants to see our nation destroyed, in charge of the welfare of our nation, is akin to putting someone who idealizes suicide in charge of flying a commercial flight of paying customers.

    Those linked to any anti-national ideology or apocalyptic religion should not be put in charge of janitorial services, let alone anything else, in any government organ. That common sense conclusion should be axiomatic. It does not bode well for our nation that it is not.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  59. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @onebornfree

    Fact: almost the entirety of the US deep state is Marxist. Practically the entire CIA is Marxist, or close to it.

    how do you know this?

  60. notanon says:
    @notanon

    also bear in mind on issues like 9/11 embarrassing revelations don’t have to be full on conspiracy.

    it could just be something as simple as the 9/11 pilots being trained by the CIA for some other purpose.

    oops.

  61. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    My point? Brennan could have been one of the many who, understandably, regarded Trump as unfit to be President and genuinely feared that rumours and speculations about his Russian connections might be true. What was he to do? If Trump was elected and proved to be a traitorous disaster how could he forgive himself if he concluded that, but for his punctilious attention to observing all the niceties Trump’s campaign might have been derailed?

    Brennan knows who the traitors are – all he has to do is look in the mirror and he’ll see one of them

    anyone who supports the mass immivasion of this country and knows the American people don’t support it is a traitor – this includes most of the demorat party and much of the permanent govt/deep state – the DOJ, State Dept and likely the FBI and CIA as well

    who is it that Brennan supposes he is protecting us from while we are being invaded by hordes of third world trash?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  62. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    John Brennan is no worse than his predecessors and successors.

    are you sure?

    “former” commie + converted to islam

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  63. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @alexander

    The entire “Russia gate” brouhaha was designed both as deflection and extortion.

    Our Establishment elites, fully aware of the immense crimes they have committed against the US taxpayer, had to work fast to “Bait and switch” the narrative.

    “Russia gate” was their big deflection.

    no, it served to derail the Trump agenda – no wall, no increased deportations, etc

    also gave cucky uniparty “Republicans” an excuse not to support his policies because it questioned his legitimacy. as soon as Trump started spouting his “we need record numbers of LEGAL immigrants” the investigation ended because that’s all that really matters, the continued invasion of western countries

    • Replies: @alexander
  64. Anon[421] • Disclaimer says:

    The author forgot to include the big shmuck of a downer Liberal Party politician and diplomat Alex Downer (son of Sir Alick Downer and the grandson of Sir John Downer),he who was once Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and now notorious for slipping a mickey in Papadopoulous’ Martini.
    The author mentions the Obama white house in passing. While Brennan figured out the details he had a boss. Surely the Boss was aware of this all and likely gave him the marching orders.
    “Kavalec’s damning notes (which stated that Steele’s dossier could not be trusted.) have been retroactively classified.” Classified by Chris Wray, the Sleepy Sessions type new Director of the FBI.
    He’s a never Trumper from day one. Hey Wray how about Jussie Smolletts’s fake ricin letter to himself? Still sorting out the DNA evidence?

  65. hetro says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Profound truth here! Biden will not beat Trump, and I am no Trump worshipper, believe me. The DEMS are as clueless now as they were in 2016 running Hillary.

  66. @Anon

    Answering to you and comment #65.

    No commie or Muslim ever did as much damage to our country as Bush Jr, or Pompeo, or Bolton, or others of their ilk (including Brennan), none of whom ever was a commie or converted to Islam. We have a different set of problems, the most glaring of which is degenerate globalist elites blinded by greed running our country into the ground and in the process robbing us all and even our descendants via ludicrous “defense” budgets. Our real problems are pathetic education system, crumbling infrastructure, loss of industry, and erosion not just of our borders, but of every right proclaimed in the Constitution.

    It would have been nice if incompetence of presidents or CIA directors was pretended. Unfortunately, as the US foreign policy in the last 20+ years shows, it is genuine. And that’s scary.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  67. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    No commie or Muslim ever did as much damage to our country as Bush Jr, or Pompeo, or Bolton, or others of their ilk (including Brennan), none of whom ever was a commie or converted to Islam.

    Really?

    Commies are responsible for our nasty culture, WWII, and the Cold War. Not to mention endless misery for our brothers in Europe. Muslims flew two airplanes into two buildings, and are responsible for endless historic and present misery for our brothers and ancestors in Europe.

    Both ideologies share fatally destructive anti-national goals. Both are absolute cancer in our Republic and central pillars that are the foundational disease behind your mentioned issues.

    The defense budget that is a result of the Breton Woods Agreement, which in turn is the reason why you don’t live in clapboard a shack in Tennessee. It is an imagined issue worthy of communist, anti-American propaganda. Your vague generalities about specific individuals do not remotely compare to the threats from and damage accrued by the communist and Islamic movements (or their Jewish source). They aren’t in the same Universe.

  68. I am a retired CIA officer. I believe Brennan is a Soviet/Russian agent and has been since before he joined the outfit. That he was hired after confessing to voting for CPUSA chief Gus Hall is a smoking gun. I long ago concluded that we were penetrated to the extent that traitors like Brennan could be helped through the hiring process at the Agency by a hidden hand. The Agency has always been a cesspool of liberal Democrats and every one of them was just a step away from treason. They are the same kind of nincompoops who refused to believe Alger Hiss was a spy, or claimed to not believe it. The Democrat Party has been in the hands of foreign agents since the 1930’s.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @anon
  69. This was all known from the beginning of the phony Russia story. President Trump could and should have fired them all and began a counter investigation while he still had control of the House.

    He didn t, which leads me to believe he wanted this for some reason. Probably in on it to distract from not keeping his promises on illegals and so forth.

    Elections are a sham and have been since the JFK assassination.(At least)

    I cannot find it anywhere on the web but I specifically recall Hillary mentioning Trump and some dirt about Russia in a clip late in her campaign. A slip up to be sure, and I recall it being an odd thing to say because at that point the election was not about Russia at all.

    Bread and circuses as the Republic is heading towards its Emperor phase rather soon.

  70. Duckie says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    And so the US inches closer to civil war…..

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  71. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    It would have been nice if incompetence of presidents or CIA directors was pretended. Unfortunately, as the US foreign policy in the last 20+ years shows, it is genuine. And that’s scary.

    “Unfortunately”, you don’t seem to have the geopolitical competence (let alone the security clearance) to be able to accurately evaluate historic or present foreign policy. Your obvious communist / Islamic enemy sympathies further cloud the credibility of your conclusions.

    Like I mentioned, you have an emotional investment in propaganda that comes from CIA sources (including political image propaganda). Combined with a level of political ignorance, this results in strongly felt emotions that create buy-in for the messaging that they want you to receive. Your reply is not a surprise. In contrast, discerning individuals with a healthy level of cynicism consider the source and are suspicious of the message.

  72. @lavoisier

    I am also a “doubting Thomas” on this one.

    Russiagate was a despicable attempt to invalidate an election. But I don’t think that the people responsible (including those in the media) will ever be held accountable. And, as Lavoisier notes, Trump has pretty much betrayed his constituency anyway.

    All of it is nothing more than the latest episode of “decline of the empire.”

  73. alexander says:
    @anon

    I think that “rationale” may have existed for “Russia Gate”…but it was less than 3% of the overarching thrust.

    After all, it wasn’t “Russia” who was sending over millions of illegal immigrants into the US, whereas it was Russia who finally put its foot down on our never ending neocon “crime spree” throughout the Middle East.

    Putin, like Trump, and an ever growing majority of All Americans recognized the immense fraud foisted upon us which led to these catastrophic wars and the obscene debt levels they created .

    The illegal wars of aggression we were lied into by “our elites” have all but wrecked the solvency and integrity of the nation.

    They have proven to be an absolute disaster for the United States , …..One from which we may never fully recover.

    • Replies: @beau
  74. @anon

    From afar – though not so much on pleasant visits to the US – I would tend to agree with many of the anti immigration commenters on UR, but clearly there are many intelligent Americans who don’t see immigration that way. If you are an atheist you have to recognise how many intelligent people believe in a creator deity. Equally you can’t assume all intelligent people who don’t share your concerns about immigration are wicked or blinded by self-interest. I am suggesting that Brennan might be understood as honestly having put concern about Trump’s ignorance and character at the top of his list even though you disagree so strongly that you find that difficult to believe. Do I believe I have hit on the right explanation for Brennan’s alleged crimes? No, I am merely postulating a possible explanation for his alleged behaviour which carries some significant weight of probability. Maybe 75 per cent. Maybe only 20 per cent, but worth considering.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @TTSSYF
  75. @Anon

    If “geopolitical competence” means believing in what you write, thank goodness, I don’t have it. It is even funnier to hear that I have “communist / Islamic enemy sympathies”. FYI, I reject all religions, communism and Islam included. But I do drive on roads and highways full of potholes, because the resources are diverted to “defense” on the pretext of various “crises” manufactured by the US elites to justify the diversion of resources that we have (and even the resources we don’t have, hence a humongous $20 trillion debt) to enrich MIC profiteers.

    • LOL: Ron Unz
  76. @FB

    Très amusant. But I suppose you capable of understanding perfectly well. Still, you deserve to spend some time reading my reply to a rather crabby anon which is at present #77 [just advanced one as I was writing] but can’t be guaranteed to remain so numbered. To wit….

    From afar – though not so much on pleasant visits to the US – I would tend to agree with many of the anti immigration commenters on UR, but clearly there are many intelligent Americans who don’t see immigration that way. If you are an atheist you have to recognise how many intelligent people believe in a creator deity. Equally you can’t assume all intelligent people who don’t share your concerns about immigration are wicked or blinded by self-interest. I am suggesting that Brennan might be understood as honestly having put concern about Trump’s ignorance and character at the top of his list even though you disagree so strongly that you find that difficult to believe. Do I believe I have hit on the right explanation for Brennan’s alleged crimes? No, I am merely postulating a possible explanation for his alleged behaviour which carries some significant weight of probability. Maybe 75 per cent. Maybe only 20 per cent, but worth considering.

  77. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Should read sham….not shame, although it is a shame.

  78. SafeNow says:

    Another factor is that jurors would not vote for conviction, fearing retribution. Audit, or worse — ask Mrs. Manafort.

  79. Joevid says:

    “Brennan helped them out by persuading his foreign intelligence allies (the British and other European intelligence services) to come up with bogus “intercepted communications linked to American sources,” which helped to secure the FISA warrants.”

    Amazing how the entire article carefully omits “Mossad” intelligence sources. The British and Israeli intelligence agencies are like two peas in a pod. The perpetuation of the “hate Russia” narrative was initiated by the Anglo-Zionist Empire and their neocon operatives in the American media. Their lead man in America was Zionist operative Paul Singer who originally financed and initiated the work on the Trump Dossier. Singer later sold the Dossier to the Clinton campaign. These critical documented facts are now being carefully redacted from most articles on the subject.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  80. annamaria says:

    “You are fired” and beyond:
    http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2019/05/america-you-are-fired.html “America, You Are Fired!”

    After the midterm elections Trump said “You’re fired!” to Jeff Sessions and William Barr was confirmed as AG. Barr then said “You’re fired!” to both Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller for being unpardonably dense. Barr also made it clear that he plans to leave no stone unturned in investigating this fantastic instance of misuse of official resources and prosecutorial misconduct.

    This will be fun to watch, if you have nothing more important to pay attention to, but I suspect that the phrase “You’re fired!” will continue to bounce around the halls of Washington like a rubber grenade for a good long time. There are, however, things to pay attention to that are far more important.

    There is a lot happening in the world all at once right now. The entire planet is rapidly reconfiguring itself. The world is begging for a new, post-capitalist, post-industrial order to be born, but the overabundance of natural resources that have made previous such revolutions possible (coal for the age of steam, oil for the current oil age) simply no longer exist.

    All that remains is optimizations, enhancements and reconfigurations of the existing order of things, cutting out that which is most harmful and most dysfunctional. To this end, Western European nations are attempting to reclaim the sovereignty they ceded to the United States and the European Union while Eurasia is coming together to form a massive economic and security conglomerate centered on China and Russia. Both are playing for time, because redirecting trade and financial flows away from the US is quite a process.

  81. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Cages at Guantanamo are being increased in number and reduced in size to accommodate the rats and thugs who inhabit DC, NYC and Rottenwood.

    Trump wins with at least 68% in 2020.

    Demos explode. RINOS continue to pretend.

    Just saw author, Michael Lewis, on a youtube video.

    He is another tool of the Deep State. Deceiving, lying scumbag.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  82. gsjackson says:
    @R Boyd

    The preservation of their “trade” agreements, their wars and regime changes, their climate change scam, their child trafficking, drug and gun running operations, etc.

    Evidently they still see him as a threat, since they send their minions after him EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. As soon as he actually starts a war for Israel I’ll concede that they made a mistake. And maybe they will too, and call off the dogs. Until then, I’ll have to wonder why they fear/hate him like nobody who’s ever come on the political scene.

  83. Rich says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Where do you live that you “drive on roads and highways full of potholes because resources are diverted…”? The US defense budget isn’t diverting anything, it’s a jobs program that keeps millions employed and the spice flowing. You guys are hilarious. Do you actually believe that if the US cut it’s military budget by 90% tomorrow your “potholes” would be fixed? If the US stopped supporting the MIC, unemployment would go through the roof and “potholes” would be the least of your problems. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on where your heart lies), the high US defense budget is what keeps Americans wealthy and the world at relative peace. There is no such thing as a “peace dividend”. As an example, did the Soviet withdrawal from Eastern Europe and its other satellites enrich the Russian people? I don’t think so, since so many of you guys had to flee your motherland after the fall.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  84. beau says:

    the only thing appropriate for that lying chameleon…that traitor…is THE NOOSE.

    it will be a pleasure to read his obit, not for all the lies that will be offered, but because HE WILL BE DEAD.

  85. Wally says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    said:
    ” I am suggesting that Brennan might be understood as honestly having put concern about Trump’s ignorance and character at the top of his list even though you disagree so strongly that you find that difficult to believe. Do I believe I have hit on the right explanation for Brennan’s alleged crimes? No, I am merely postulating a possible explanation for his alleged behaviour which carries some significant weight of probability. Maybe 75 per cent. Maybe only 20 per cent, but worth considering.”

    Brennan’s possible personal views would have been, are irrelevant.

    One could just as easily say that they honestly hated Obama, hence they took illegal actions against him …. which would be just fine, because that is what the law breaker honestly believed. LOL

    Your position is ridiculously desperate. Hillary lost, get over it.

    The Left is about ‘feelings’, not facts.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  86. @The scalpel

    America is a dying hegemony. Within that degeneracy, you have greater levels of corruption.
    To think that any or all of these corrupt officials will be thrown into jail, is pure myth. None of them will ever see even a milliscond of real justice meted out.

    • Agree: bluedog, Bill Jones
    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  87. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    and
    wall st would be heavily responsible for commie/bolshevik success
    and
    CIA, MI6 heavily responsible for Islamic thugs.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  88. bluedog says:
    @TTSSYF

    Lol second term for what, just what do you think he’s done to have earned a second term,the ponzi scheme is still controlling the financial scene as Trump rumbles cut the interest rates,perhaps another large tax cut for the 1% will do the trick.the art of the deal with China is just another wishful dream for that one’s dead in the water as well,tariffs just another tax on the working class as more money for the MIC.Saved my time and didn’t vote in 2016 nor will I in 2020 lol no one is going to blame me for that rotten mess in Washington called a government that in reality couldn’t govern a boy scout troop.!!!

    • Replies: @Rich
  89. @AnonFromTN

    You’ve made Ronaldo laugh, so no chance you’ll ever get barred from the website.

  90. Rich says:
    @bluedog

    What he’s done is not be Kamala, Corey, Joe or Bernie. You can’t be ignorant of the fact that democrats are vowing to tax Whitey to provide “reparations” to people with dark skin, are you? That alone should get every lazy upstate New Yorker to put down his meth pipe and vote for anyone who isn’t a dem. Why do you care if you can’t buy a cheap Chinese meth pipe? The Malaysians will be happy to manufacture you one for close to the same price. The dems want to divide the US into a racially polarized dystopia where you get more points for having dark skin or being a sexual degenerate. Now imagine what that’s going to do when you’re forced to go to the back of the line when you go to pick up your ration of government cheese…

  91. Wally says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Well Sir, your “potholes” are probably state / local responsibility.

    The Federal govt. is indeed ripping us all off, but certainly no worse than the state & local thieves.
    i.e.:
    Being from Tennessee, your ‘hall’ taxes, highest in the US sales taxes, gas taxes, on & on are certainly not being spent on potholes.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  92. BaronAsh says:

    I think that Horowitz is going to disappoint Trumpists.
    He will find that
    a) the basis for the Russia Collusion story and investigation was false but that
    b) the players involved had valid reasons for concern and that
    c) the subsequent Mueller investigation, though damaging to the country and Presidency, was justified and conducted properly.

    I find it hard to believe that an ex-Bush AG is going to bring down the entire establishment. What might happen, though, is that the next round of revelations will force the rabid pro-Dem Establishment Press to tone down their unrelenting vitriol. And that would be good for the country.

    But as to wrapping up the Deep State and throwing most of them in jail, I doubt it. Maybe Comey. Maybe Brennan. Maybe Strock and Ohr, i.e. a few bad apples. Will they reform the FISA court process? Will they finger and impeach Judge Roberts for all that? Will they explain how the same Judge got all the Trump people and treated them so harshly? No, No, No. The same movie will continue. The Administrative State will continue to rule the nation whilst most of its citizens mistakenly believe that either a Democrat or a Republican President actually does run the Executive, and that most Judges are impartial, apolitical players. Wrong, wrong, wrong!

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  93. @Rich

    I live in Nashville, TN. The highways where the potholes are not fixed (or fixed only superficially) are: I40, I65, I24, and I440. They were in a lot better shape even five years ago, and keep visibly deteriorating in the last few years.

    As to unemployment, publicly useful works (including building the highway system) under FDR and Ike solved this problem and had the benefit of making the country better. Spending $100 million for each defective F35 creates very few jobs, as most of the money ends up in the pockets of a few fat cats. For this amount of money the state (if it were run by the people for the people) could have created 50 times more jobs and produced something useful.

    If you really believe that US military spending keeps “the world at relative peace”, I have a mountain to sell you. The price of the Moon is also negotiable. With very few exceptions, every war in the world in the last 20-30 years was created or started by the US, every crisis was manufactured by the US to “justify” pumping more and more money into the insatiable maw of MIC.

    As to Russia, getting rid of parasites (“brotherly” countries and republics) actually improved the life there, with the exception of the 1990-s, when the country was run by traitors who helped Western robbers (and were getting rich cuts for themselves). Since ~2000 Russia is moving up. I was there last Fall, and I can tell you that neither Moscow, nor provincial cities ever looked as good in Soviet times. Moscow now looks in better repair and more magnificent than any other city in the world (and I am comparing to many cities in 20+ countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as 40+ US states). I left in 1991 when it became clear that the state won’t support basic science any more. So, the choice was either do something else, or do research elsewhere. I chose research, because that’s what I like doing and what I am good at. Russian science in my field (biochemistry and cell biology) still does not measure up. But if the US Congress keeps doing what it did in the last ~20 years, in 10-20 years China would become the leader in all meaningful sciences. They won’t go for libtard favorites “African-American studies” or “women’s studies”, but if you can point out to me a single benefit of either to the society, I promise to wire you $100 for each case.

    • Replies: @Rich
    , @SafeNow
  94. I’d like to see Chief Seditionist John Brennan hanged on the steps of the CIA headquarters, his family wealth confiscated and wife and kids packed off to a labor camp for the rest of their days.

    Jail – hah! That’s a weak response.

  95. @Wally

    Highways are half-and-half federal and state money. But you are right in one thing: state thieves are no better than federal thieves. BTW, sales taxes are higher in quite a few states, including California (7.25%) run by libtards than in TN (7%). It is not much lower in TX (6.25%) run by cuckservatives.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  96. RVBlake says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Duluth, MN is 8.375%

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  97. Agent76 says:

    May 7, 2019 America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate

    Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté to analyze how Russiagate was able to take hold of U.S. society following Donald Trump’s election.

  98. Rich says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I think that if things were as good in Russia as all the Russian immigrants to NY say it is, you wouldn’t all be here, but maybe I’m wrong, maybe hard working people always leave countries that are prosperous and have plenty of work. If you believe that, I have a “mountain to sell you”. (The American expression is actually ‘I have a bridge to sell you’, but I’m sure if my country was poor and there was no work and I had to emigrate to your motherland, I’d make idiomatic mistakes, too).

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  99. Let me be clear. I type this as I am a Citizen of The World.
    I would draw a red line beyond which we are not who we are. If I had seen a whole bunch of intel on That Orange Man moving around my, er, I mean the FBI and such, that would change my calculus, my equation.
    I would not have the JayVee team doing my spying on people who do live up to my, er, our best traditions.
    I think that is not who we are.
    I also can see you are typical white people. Like my grandmother.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  100. @RVBlake

    If you add local to state, taxes are outrageous in many places. NYC + NY state comes to 8.5%, Philadelphia + PA comes to 8%, etc.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  101. SafeNow says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I am sorry about your Tennessee potholes, but I will match my California homeless encampments against your potholes. Of course, both are metaphors for the larger unraveling, the overall descent. I wonder why this happened.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  102. @Cassander

    “How could he not have been?”

    It depends on the president and those in his inner circle. The CIA essentially ignored President Reagan and dealt directly with one of their own, Vice President George H.W. Bush. I think the Clintons’ relationship with the Agency was tighter than most liberals would like to believe; Bill and Hillary have been in Agency fold since at least the 1980s. The old guard from the 70s and 80s still left at the Agency during the George W. Bush administration continued to deal with Pappy Bush as a channel to his son. Vice President Dick Cheney was hostile towards the Agency as he and DefSec Rumsfeld built their own intelligence/paramilitary capacity within the Pentagon that would respond directly to their agenda. Cheney thought the Agency, always known for its liberalism in contrast to the Pentagon, had become leftist. Cheney, a dark individual, was correct. By the time the Obama administration completed its two terms, the civilian intelligence organizations — the CIA and FBI — and the DOJ had been filled with key personnel who would enact the political agenda of neoliberals: elite domination of markets and cultural Marxism.

  103. @BaronAsh

    “Wrong, wrong, wrong!”

    Actually, I think most of what you wrote is correct.

  104. @Rich

    Work is different. Qualified people want a particular kind of job, not just any. Often the pay does not matter as much as most Americans believe it should. I wouldn’t want to be an investment banker or a CEO, even though with the same effort I’d make 100 times more: I see no glory in fooling the fools (that’s what finance and business management is), whereas when you figure out in your short lifetime something nature spent hundreds of millions of years creating, you feel really smart. Russia does not have high-class biology. 20 years ago the US had ~60-70% of it, now it’s down to maybe 40%. I hope to retire or die (whatever comes first) before it goes below 25%. Too late to change countries yet again.

    • Replies: @Rich
    , @Wizard of Oz
  105. @Hail

    Yes. Watergate is the story of CIA and Pentagon elites conspiring to boot Nixon and Kissinger from the White House because of their secretive Détente diplomacy with China and USSR. They were successful with Nixon; Kissinger hung on through the Ford administration.

  106. @SafeNow

    Thank goodness, we don’t have homeless encampments: TN is pretty conservative, so that would be considered loitering and stopped by the police. But the obvious ills and deterioration is visible everywhere.

  107. @FB

    Hillary and her husband have been CIA assets since at least the 1980s. Hillary went on to develop her own private skullduggery network from the White House in the 1990s. I would love to know the details of Hillary’s relationship with Brennan because that would be a bonanza of data regarding the activities of her network, which is part political, part shadow government. The Clinton Foundation served as cover for a host of nefarious activities.

  108. @Citizen of The World

    “I also can see you are typical white.”

    I take that as a compliment. Thank you.

  109. Now here’s a telling little line
    ” (which said that “Putin and the Russian government aspired to help…Trump’s election chances.”) ”

    When have aspirations ever mattered a damn?

  110. @anon

    The Muslim Brotherhood was created by MI6. Beneath its Jihadi front it operates as a cover for Western intelligence. Robert Baer, a retired CIA officer and establishment media figure on CNN, has admitted this in his book See No Evil (2002).

  111. @Joevid

    “The British and Israeli intelligence agencies are like two peas in a pod.”

    Absolutely. And Brennan involved the limey c*cksuckers in the Trump coup conspiracy through the auspices of the FiveEyes system. My guess is the Mossad did not have an operational role, but they sure as hell knew it was going on.

  112. @eah

    You are paying for these dipshits anyway, while they are running around worried about the corruption in the CIA/FBI they’re not concocting the usual false flag terrorist attacks.

    Funny how we’ve not any of those for a couple of years, innit?

    • Replies: @Herald
  113. Some more detailed, brief personal background on Brennan would help.
    For example: his communism and conversion to Islam. This is paint-by-numbers in getting the full picture of this little monster.

    Oh, and the matter of his height: he is physically a VERY SMALL man. Maybe 5’6″?
    This is something he shares with two other neo-hawks: Hillary and McCain, both are (were) TINY little juggernauts of American warmongering.

    His face always looks FURIOUS and hate-filled for some reason. None of Obama’s studied coolness…

  114. Rich says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I understand, in poorer, backwards countries, people with the high level of education you claim to have, are forced to emigrate. We see this with the many doctors and computer scientists from countries like India and Pakistan, and of course your motherland, which goes back to my original point that there was no “peace dividend” when the Soviets retreated. That’s why I don’t believe your potholes there in Nashville will get fixed if the US is forced to retreat from the world. And the US. of course, is a much more benevolent superpower than the Soviets ever were. Most of the world still wants us out there keeping the peace, even if a few malcontents on the internet don’t.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @FB
  115. @Chris Bridges

    I realize CIA counterintelligence legend James Jesus Angleton was a severe alcoholic and quite possibly paranoid to the point of mental illness. He also had an extremely close and some speculate intimate relationship with British double agent Kim Philby. Isn’t it possible that Angleton’s search for the great white wale mole throughout the 50s and 60s, a seeming obsession that essentially neutralized the Agency’s Soviet division, and led to the deaths of many Russian CIA assets, was purposeful? That Angleton was the mole he was supposedly seeking?

  116. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Your ignorance of America is astounding. Why do you continue to insert your ignorant comments?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  117. @Duckie

    “And so the US inches closer to civil war…..”

    And the bad news is?

    I have not yet seen a better alternative.

  118. @Rich

    Have you ever visited any country outside of the US? Judging by the statement “Most of the world still wants us out there” you haven’t. Try it, it’s educational. For safety reasons pretend that you are a Canadian, then you won’t be blamed for too many things.

    • Replies: @Rich
  119. @Wally

    Your grasp of what others are saying is consistent. You apparently don’t agree that there are explanations for Brennan’s (presumed but not fully proven) behaviour that are not descriptions of malignant unpatriotic criminality. But when someone postulates that as possible truth you declare it irrelevant to something unexplained in your head though clearly relevant to the attribution of wickedness to Brennan by the article. And, quite bizarrely, you relate it to a foreigner’s imagined wish that Hillary had won. Why not stick to Holocaust denial?

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @Wally
  120. FB says: • Website
    @Rich

    You’re quite the fucking dork, aren’t you…and obviously none too educated…

    So, Russia is a ‘poor, backward’ country…?…which would explain nicely why the US is able to fly astronauts into space for the last decade only by buying seats on Russian spacecraft…?

    And why the US is buying Russian rocket engines…?

    And why Russia graduates twice as many engineers as the US, with half the population…

    As for going to work in another country, Russia has several million foreign workers within it’s borders and is second only to the US as a destination for immigrants…

    You might know a few things if you had ever traveled farther than the local Walmart…

    • Replies: @Erebus
    , @Rich
  121. @Neanderthal

    Brennan is also, for all intents and purposes, not an American. One of his parents was an immigrant, and the other was the child of immigrants. We need a “five generations” rule for federal employment and ten generations for intelligence agencies, etc .

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  122. Herald says:
    @Jacques Sheete

    That is, of course, far from being the only reason.

    Trump is the clown, who has appointed a motley crew of lunatics, thugs and foreign agents as his advisors, so how could there not be war with Iran?

  123. @AnonFromTN

    Entirely believable until you make the bizarre assertion that business management is “fooling the fools”. That is pretty close to the extreme of things said by academics which remind people that high IQ can be compatible with extreme foolishness (a description I have applied to a couple of very academically gifted close relations). My father had two good Oxbridge law degrees but, after returning from POW camp went into Australia’s very important mining industry where he rose to be CEO of a major company then board member and chairman of several others including manufacturer and commercial bank. I diverted from professional career (which gave me a lot of contact with business executives) to do an MBA at one of the best Asia-Pacific management schools and so I have had an almost lifelong acquaintance with business managers and their work. There are businessmen such as you describe but what you say is completely untrue of nearly all the hundreds I have got to know quite well.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  124. Herald says:
    @Bill Jones

    Funny how we’ve not any of those for a couple of years, innit?

    A false flag will very likely be required to get war with Iran off the back burner, so we probably won’t have to wait all that long.

  125. @William Badwhite

    We need a “five generations” rule for federal employment and ten generations for intelligence agencies, et

    You won’t have any left lol

    Also, Brennan is not Muslim. Looked. Nothing found

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  126. @Anon

    911 was Mossad-enabled and done.

  127. @anon

    He has not converted to Islam, you hasbarat. Nothing even confirms that.

  128. @Anon

    A123 is using an anonymous name

  129. @AnonFromTN

    The negative in my last Reply to you is further mitigated 🙂

  130. Erebus says:
    @FB

    I note that China and India are omitted from that chart. I find it also odd that Germany, an engineering powerhouse doesn’t show up either.

    China would no doubt top that chart by a wide margin for sheer numbers, and “quantity has a quality all its own” when it comes to engineering the countless products that will drive future trade and commerce.

    • Replies: @FB
  131. @Alden

    You go on repeating that without either evidence or any reason to credit you with a greater relevant knowledge of the US. You never demonstrate it but merely make the assertion. And it makes you look a bit simple minded because your own knowledge of rapidly changing America in which you spent decades as a parole officer or some such in some limited part of California is obviously circumscribed by the low possibility of your focusing on just the right media (of all kinds) to inform you according to the mindset which determines which .01 per cent of available information – or noise – you attend to.

    When it gets down to what, on UR, we might both be writing about, it is staggering that someone who poses as amateur intellectual should choose what I just wrote as the occasion for just another unadorned emission of your emotions.

    I pointed out that the author had not examined the possibility, derivable as concept from almost any country’s and culture’s manifestations of human nature, that Brennan might be like plenty of upper class Americans (not that I am suggesting that Brennan is upper class by birth or even late arrival by importance of his job) who regard/regarded Trump with real horror, sometimes even from personal experience of him in business. When it comes down to fact pertinent to this thread and that proposition, i suspect that I know more of the .01 per cent of relevant facts about America because I know more NY and even Californian upper class former Republican business people than you do.

  132. Rich says:
    @FB

    According to the UN, Russia has the third highest level of emigrants in the world, behind just India and Mexico. I wouldn’t think people would be emigrating if the country was doing all that well economically. This Anon From Tenn claims to be a Russian emigre who couldn’t find work because there were no jobs for people with his high level of education. Here in NY I’ve met Russians who claim they were doctors or engineers back home, working as cab drivers and janitors because economic conditions in their homeland weren’t good. Maybe everyone is a liar and Russia is a Utopia, I can only go by the people I’ve met, and those like this Anon For Tenn fellow who say there are no jobs for educated people. Oh, and that UN report which puts your motherland right behind those two economic powerhouses, Mexico and India.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @FB
  133. FB says: • Website
    @Erebus

    Germany is not the engineering powerhouse it once was…notice that France is at least up there holding its own, since it has a considerable aerospace and nuclear sector…domains where a neutered postwar Germany has not been permitted…a lot of the same applies to Japan…vassal status comes at a cost to freedom in important scientific and technical endeavors…

    Another issue is the ‘culture’ of finance capitalism…engineers aren’t valued by these know nothings that believe endlessly shifting money from one hand to the next actually results in forward progress…so young people choose to go into finance, law and management and such…also these mickey mouse degrees are much easier to slide through than say mechanical engineering…

    Probably on a per capita basis Germany is comparable to the US…which is not saying much…Iran graduates as many engineers as the US with a population the size of Germany’s…one quarter that of the US…Of course Iran is in effect a socialist country…with important things like education and science as a matter of policy planning…

  134. @Wizard of Oz

    Why not stick to Holocaust denial?

    Holocaust denial is too easy. Wally’s looking for a new challenge.

  135. @Wizard of Oz

    I talked to a CEO only once in my life. He was a CEO of a pharmaceutical company that considered collaborating with my lab. I was warned to tell him the gist of my work in 1 min or less, as that was his attention span. In fact, we talked about 5 min, and he even asked some good questions. So, his underlings underappreciated him.

    My impression of the intelligence of management comes from different experience. E.g., in a grocery store a good manager would make sure that things that people buy a lot are replenished. In fact, they are not, so good things appear once in a month or two, and then disappear within a week.

    In clothes stores and on clothes websites the most popular sizes and colors disappear very quickly, so what remains is microscopic things that would be too small even in Japan and huge pink shorts fit for an elephant. Then this crap nobody wants is sold at huge discounts, then it is moved to discount outlets, etc. This happens repeatedly, which shows that whoever makes the decisions does not learn from his/her mistakes. Again, that’s a sure sign of low intelligence. Things of good quality that my wife or I (and many other people, as it turns out) would buy at much higher price are not produced, whereas everything is chock-full of low quality shit. When it comes to pants (we both wear jeans almost 100% of the time), all manufacturers show herd mentality: either everything is super-tight, or super-loose, or half-length, or something else. A manager with even middling intelligence would have pants of different stiles that different people want.

    So, every time I come into contact with the results of the work of the business world, which is supposed to be driven by profit, I see signs of low intelligence and stupid decisions. What I wrote is the only logical conclusion I can make from it.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @FB
  136. @Rich

    All I said was that in Russia there is no high-level biological research. There appears to be good research in physics and math, judging by the quality of weapons they churn out. Besides, the USSR apparently over-produced highly educated people. The Math Department at our University is ~50% Russian, whereas Physics Department at Princeton is ~90% Russian.

    Those Brooklyn people moved to the US pursuing their pipe dream, failed miserably, and now are looking for excuses. They might lie to you, but they convinced themselves that they sincerely believe their own consoling lies. Pathetic people.

  137. FB says: • Website
    @Rich

    You’re not even intelligent enough to back up what you say with a link…we have no idea when this alleged UN report was made…things change over time picklehead…

    Here is a list from the CIA Factbook 2017…

    Russia has a positive net migration rate of 1.7 per 1,000 population…which is just ahead of Germany at 1.5…that means more immigrants coming in by that amount than emigrants leaving…

    Why don’t you at least get a high school diploma before coming on here to squirt diarrhea…hmm…?

    The guy you’re picking a fight with is a research professor at a major university…you wouldn’t qualify to shine his shoes, moron…

    • Replies: @Rich
  138. Rich says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I first journeyed outside the US as a soldier with the US Army. I found most of the people in these foreign lands loved me, probably for my good looks and not the American dollars I carried. I’ve done a bit of travelling in my day, everyone has to see Rome, London and Paris as a civilian, and I spent some time in the Middle East on a trip. But I was also born in NYC and have worked their for most of my civilian life and get to meet exotic foreigners every day. Real people, not just the academics it sounds like you spend your time with. I can understand you wanting to pretend you left a paradise, it’s human nature, “my block is better than yours”, my grandfather left Italy early last century and always used to joke with other immigrants about how if life was so great in the old country they never would’ve left. Funny thing, these other immigrants would laugh and agree with him. Most Russians I know here in NY tell stories about the closeness of their families and the happy times they had as kids, but they seem an honest people and talk about the poverty, too. You must have lived in a different Russia than them.

    • Replies: @FB
  139. @AnonFromTN

    Some would simply express a snobbish view of retail in answer to your generalising from retail experience. Let me be a little more imaginatively offensive. In contrast to “I think he’s ready for a Shanghai posting. If he succeeds there he’s ready for anything:the sky’s the limit” I proffer “One more chance for every failure. But it’s last chance saloon for him. Send him to Tennessee and if he can’t hack it there he’s out”. That might presume that Tennessee is full of dimwit customers who can’t see what you see so might just earn a pass for Last Chance Larry 🙂

  140. Polemos says:
    @onebornfree

    How do you know someone is a Marxist?

  141. FB says: • Website
    @AnonFromTN

    Not to mention the brilliant ‘management’ over at Boeing…America’s flagship company…

  142. FB says: • Website
    @Rich

    That’s quite a story Hemingway…maybe you should write a memoir…

    ‘Who Needs a Brain When You’re Pretty’

    • Troll: Rich
  143. beau says:
    @alexander

    -illegal wars of aggression…CHECK

    -led into illegal wars by ‘elites’…CHECK

    -all but wrecked the solvency…CHECK (if you remove ‘all but’)

    -all but wrecked the solvency and integrity…CHECK (again if ‘all but’ is removed)

    -proven to be an absolute disaster for the United States..CHECK

    -we may never fully recover from…CHECK (if ‘may’ is changed to ‘will’).

    that’s on the international front with homefront effects BEFORE considering the fact that one side has shown it will not accept the outcome of national elections if those elections do not go their way. pile this on top of the list in the foregoing and a bleak outcome seems most likely.

  144. JL says:

    Shades of late stage Soviet Union. A reformer is brought in to somehow save the bloated, inefficient bureaucracy, where corruption has lead to widespread malaise and the resurgence of localized nationalism. He’s well intentioned, but simply not cunning or competent enough to pull off his reforms, or the system is simply too broken to be repaired.

    The security services attempt a coup, but they are inept, coming from a system designed to reward cronyism and punish objective competence. Plus, the people generally want reforms, even if they dislike the reformer himself, so the coup is a failure. But this is only the beginning of the cascade to follow. History rhymes. Hopefully, the empire will manage to wind itself down without any major dislocations, though I, personally, doubt we’ll be so lucky this time around.

    • Agree: FB
  145. RVBlake says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I believe 1% of the Duluth sales tax goes to a local ski mountain. I wonder how non-skiers feel about that.

  146. @animalogic

    “One wonders just how demonstrably filthy the D’s & all their various dogs (CIA, FBI etc) will have to be for the MSM to take Trump’s side?”

    The US media wouldn’t take Trump’s side if he turned out to be Hillary Clinton in drag. Anything that Barr uncovers and/or prosecutes will be so misrepresented by the media that the TV addicted masses will be convinced that there was no wrongdoing on the part of the Obama officials involved.

    Just looking at the lies and misrepresentations put forth about the Russiagate story so far should show that the media is going to continue to craft a narrative so opposed to actual evidence that thinking human beings can only laugh at the absurdity, while the media mesmerized majority of Americans swallow it whole.

  147. anon[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chris Bridges

    I am a retired CIA officer.

    I’d like to believe you but of course anyone can claim to be anything on the internetz

    maybe you can elaborate to provide further evidence?

  148. anon[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The defense budget that is a result of the Breton Woods Agreement, which in turn is the reason why you don’t live in clapboard a shack in Tennessee.

    we don’t want your $700 billion/year “defense” budget, pal

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  149. @BengaliCanadianDude

    You won’t have any left lol

    There are plenty of us.

    Also, Brennan is not Muslim. Looked. Nothing found

    I didn’t say that Brennan was muslim.

    • Replies: @anon
  150. Wally says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Yawn.

    Of course you dodge my point, which is the legal irrelevance of your curious & childish defense of Brennan.

    Indeed, I’m just the messenger, the impossibility of the “holocaust” absurdity is the message, as so many here have pointed out, including, Ron Unz. It’s rather long list. And I note that you have failed utterly to refute any of my posts here about The Big Lie.

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  151. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @William Badwhite

    Brennan is a Big D – Demented.

  152. @Wally

    *legal* irrelevance”!!? What makes you flatter yourself that anyone with any qualifications to do so would discuss matters of law with you? In fact you disqualify yourself from any such discussion by failing to recognise that the point I raised [and it was *my* point that began this conversation that you have aborted in case you have forgotten] was not a point about the law. No, no, I will resist spelling it out for you. No more pearls before swine.

  153. @anon

    It would be better if the tinfoil brigade on UR didn’t propagate such absurdities about the Bretton Woods Agreement (note that those with any familiarity with it spell it that way) and instead looked it up and got some such summary info on it as Wikipedia’s

    “The Bretton Woods system of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States, Canada, Western European countries, Australia, and Japan after the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement. The Bretton Woods system was the first example of a fully negotiated monetary order intended to govern monetary relations among independent states. The chief features of the Bretton Woods system were an obligation for each country to adopt a monetary policy that maintained its external exchange rates within 1 percent by tying its currency to gold and the ability of the IMF to bridge temporary imbalances of payments. Also, there was a need to address the lack of cooperation among other countries and to prevent competitive devaluation of the currencies as well.”

  154. Rich says:
    @FB

    You are a troll who knows how to look up info but wants to pretend you can’t. https//www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/publications/migrationreport/docs/MigrationReport2017_Highlights.pdf If that doesn’t do it for you, google it, Copernicus. Even a child can do that.

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  155. FB says: • Website
    @Rich

    That’s not a link Einstein…

    But keep at ‘er…once you get past ‘copy-paste’ it’s pretty much all down hill from there…

    Here’s how a link works…when you click on it…boom…you get right to the page…

    Here’s a chart from page 10 of that 38 page UN report you were trying to link to…

    Quick question for you…do you qualify for a driver’s license in the state of New York…?…SMFH

    • Troll: Rich
  156. TTSSYF says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    We’ve already considered it, Captain Obvious. Many commenting here recognize that, in no small measure, the illegal actions of Brennan, Comey, Strzok, Page, Yates, etc., were due to their arrogance and “moral outrage” in thinking that the average Trump supporter was beyond stupid, first in nominating Trump and then in electing him, and that they had a higher moral duty to depose Trump…sort of like baptizing babies. It was for our own good, don’t you know? Why, Strzok could actually “smell” those dirty, ignorant, low-class Trump supporters when stopping at a WalMart (and wasn’t it a southern Virginia WalMart; i.e., one far away from D.C. and near what he undoubtedly considers “red neck” North Carolina?) Funny, but I’ll bet none of them had a problem with Bill Clinton’s or Obama’s character or, rather, lack thereof. And Bill Clinton was elected both times with only a plurality of the popular vote and not a majority.

    Sorry, but that doesn’t cut it. 60+ million people voted for him — quite a few, enthusiastically — and the Mueller report has shown that Trump’s electoral victory was legitimate. I could not care less than 3+ million mindless Lefties in California and New York gave Hillary a majority of the popular vote, and the arrogant, twisted moral superiority of the DoJ, FBI, and CIA that have been driving their illegal and treasonous efforts at a not-so-silent coup need to be exposed for what they were: illegal and treasonous.

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  157. Anonymous[102] • Disclaimer says:

    Cmon now! you’ve given credence to this BS story without really looking at it from the other side. Barr is a corrupt political hack. That is easy to see because of the way he handled the Mueller report. Lets not let the the BS in our panties stink up the room. Stop playing team politics and recognize that investigations are started on smoke that must be looked at. Mueller has already provided enough evidence to justify the investigation.

  158. @TTSSYF

    That’s certainly high in coherence for a Commenter here but miss the mark of response to my comments in two ways. One is lack of evidence for “we’ve [scil. many commenting here] already considered it”. On the contrary the evidence of replies to me is that you are the first to get even close to understanding my point. Another problem is your formulation of the possible problem for some of those willing to take drastic action. It may have had no more to do with arrogance towards “”deplorables” than the the motives of fixers from Tammany Hall to the 1960 fixers in Chicago or Texas were about disrespect for voters. It could have been entirely focused on the record and character of the candidate (cf. the Manchurian Candidate to enliven your imagination. One might disagree with their judgment in lots of ways, including their standards of evidence. But suppose they really did think he was heavily compromised by Putin’s mates (rather than just like Hillary by an Israel Firster) or had access to medical records which apparently showed him to be dangerously insane?

  159. TTSSYF says:

    One might disagree with their judgment in lots of ways, including their standards of evidence. But suppose they really did think he was heavily compromised by Putin’s mates (rather than just like Hillary by an Israel Firster) or had access to medical records which apparently showed him to be dangerously insane?

    What they “thought” about his being “heavily compromised” means nothing, nor do I believe that their intentions were anywhere close to being so honorable and pure. And it is pure speculation to say that maybe they had access to his medical records and, even more speculative, to entertain the possibility that those records showed him to be “dangerously insane.” Talk about playing devil’s advocate! That’s laugh-outloud ridiculous! I could just as easily speculate that Bill Clinton is dying of AIDS (I mean, he looks like it, right?) No, his political enemies — the entrenched Deep State, the Dimwitcraps, and the Never-Trumper Rethugs — simply could not accept that an outsider ran and won. They were convinced that Herself would win, and everything in D.C. could just keep rocking along, with everyone there getting richer and running the globe according to their snobbish elitism, straight out of Davos, while “managing our decline” like the clueless big-eared gas bag used to say.

    We had an election. Trump won. Hillary lost. This was a not-so-silent coup which I believe was cooked up by Herself and the worthless gas bag ex-Prez and carried out by a weaponized CIA, FBI, and DoJ to first prevent Trump from winning the nomination, then to prevent him from winning the Presidency, and, every day since then, to try to oust him so they can install one of their own (after waiting out Pence) and have everything go back to “normal.”

    I hope and pray that Barr and this new investigator from Connecticut go after every one of those arrogant, miserable, lying, criminal SOBs and blow the lid off this entire, sorry affair.

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  160. agnosia says:

    My compliments. Not a single euph mismed. This is classic CIA electoral interference as practiced on unauthorized candidates ever since Taft in ’52 (the problem there was Taft’s criticism of the impunity inherent in the UNSC veto.)

    CIA had to remove the option of electing Trump because his comments on JFK coup records threatened CIA’s domestic impunity for treason and crimes against peace. Once Trump won without CIA permission, CIA disclosed its secret ratfucks to keep him off balance, as Trump’s reliability remained in question.

    JFK was the last president who didn’t know he was a puppet ruler, and CIA pulled out all the stops to make sure Trump did not forget it. Trump is gelded now. One shares your optimism regarding a reckoning for CIA, but it won’t come from the US government, which CIA controls. It will come from international exposure inducing the US population to storm Langley like the Germans stormed the Stasi.

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  161. agnosia says:

    And you know, people might want to peruse this nifty little dump for CIA dotted-line reports. They’re easy enough to spot, if you know what to look for! There’s at least one good clue in there on the Trump coup, but you can burn all kinds of CIA domestic ratfucks!

    http://www.leakeddata.cc/2015/04/fbigov-website-dox-and-users-dump-and.html

  162. MaryLS says:

    Brennan was the guy who orchestrated the theft of Obama’s and his mother’s passport. I think Brennan has been up to no good for quite some time. His activities could include getting rid of some of those people who would have blown the whistle on Obama.

  163. MaryLS says:
    @Cassander

    I always thought Brennan was Obama’s boss, not the reverse.

  164. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Judgement: Level 9, Hell.

  165. JamesinNM says:

    Perhaps a Trump has to be re-elected or know he wasn’t before he drops all the hammers?

  166. @TTSSYF

    Thank you for a coherent reply. Between your guesswork and mine maybe, yours being more probable, we cover 65 per cent of the explanatory possibilities.

  167. @agnosia

    Do you really know so much about the CIA? If so, how? Are you aware of big cuts to CIA budget and personnel at least once since its creation in 1947? How do you explain those consistently with your view of CIA power. And why do you think Philip Giraldi hasn’t confirmed your view?

  168. Don’t be surprised if the AG ‘finds nothing’ and the whole thing is swept under the rug. No Deep State actors are charged. Trump rants and raves at the AG and threatens to fire him. Nothing comes of that either, because it’s all theater. Just a way for diverting the attention of the sheeple.

    Question: What ever became of ‘Lock her up !’ ? You hear practically nothing about Clinton nowadays.

  169. Great work here Mike — really a crucial overview of this disastrous scheme. Too bad so few people on the left are even open to considering this narrative. Very frustrating. Keep going straight ahead! Carl Boggs

  170. I continue to be impressed by Mike Whitney’s journalism. However, I do have a concern that Brennan may become a scapegoat used to let everyone else off the hook. Even those directly under his command knew the law and could refuse to take certain actions they knew to be illegal, especially in the absence of written orders. And that says nothing of the complicity of those in other agencies. No, there were dozens, even scores, of folks who were knowing and enthusiastic participants. These folks need to be fired and permanently banned from government employment. Several should receive long prison sentences. Unless this cabal is thoroughly broken, cleansed and replaced by with people with integrity, and laws allowing or failing to prevent such outrages corrected, these crimes will be repeated.

    Unfortunately, I’m not sure where people of integrity may be found. It seems the entire elite culture is so corrupt and spiritually dead that the task may be impossible. The first place I’d look to find people with integrity would be among the cadre of non-corporate, alternative journalists who are struggling to reveal truth, such as those affiliated with this website or independents funded mainly by their followers.

  171. Anonymous[240] • Disclaimer says:

    There need to be indictments, guilty pleas, and prison time if Trump is to win a second term over the Communist/socialist/LGBT/unpatriotic/anti-American Democrats.

  172. APilgrim says:

    John Owen Brennan should be arrested, tried and convicted for: insurrection, rebellion, espionage, sedition, seditious conspiracy and 10,000 lesser included offenses.

    A charge of high treason may or may not be sustainable.

    Hang him high!

  173. APilgrim says:

    James Brien Comey Jr., the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should be hanged on the other end of the same rope, as former CIA Chief Brennan.

    They committed identical crimes in this failed coup d’état; & should receive the same punishment.

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