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Posted on 11/29/2018 10:56:25 AM PST by dennisw
ROBERT MUELLERS BELTWAY COVER-UP By using the justice system as a political weapon, Mueller and his supporters in both parties are confirming what many Americans already believe: We are not all equal under one law.
Past and present FBI officials who broke the law may be seen to have the largest stake in Muellers investigation continuing as long as possible. The inquiry has plenty of other constituencies as well. National security hawks are rightly worried that the abuses of foreign intelligence surveillance may jeopardize programs that are designed to keep Americans safe from terrorism. For the time being, Muellers probe has managed to help obscure the fact those programs have sometimes been used to spy on Americans.
The press also has an interest in prolonging the Mueller probe. Russiagate is good for business, mesmerizing viewers with a grand political spectacle featuring one of the medias biggest draws for the last several decadesDonald Trump, the boss villain who is now in the White House. Maybe most prominent among the interested media organizations is the paper that has colluded with lawbreakers in publishing the names of US persons whose identities have been illegally leaked by intelligence officials and political operativesthe Washington Post.
Coincidentally, the owner of the Post also has a major stake in letting Mueller do his work to preserve Americas surveillance and spying complex. In 2013, the same year that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the paper that broke Watergate for $250 million, Amazon Web Services landed a $600 million deal with the US intelligence community. According to a 2017 Washington Post story, AWS created a cloud storage service designed to handle classified information for U.S. spy agencies, including the CIA. The cloud technology was to usher in a new era of cooperation and coordination, allowing agencies to share information and services much more easily.
And now some intelligence and data experts believe that the CIA cloud is how the Obama administration could have minimized its trail after unmasking US persons. The NSA database, with its large and ongoing collection of electronic communications, can be accessed through the NSAs cloud, says one former senior intelligence official. The NSA can audit it and find out if analysts are violating rules. The NSA does not audit the CIAs cloud, which is audited by the CIAs IT people and Amazon Web Services employees who are given security clearances. Says the former official: There are people in the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Council staff who can move information from the NSA cloud into the CIA cloud. That seems the likeliest scenario to explain how Obama officials first unmasked US persons and then shared information without leaving a trail that could be audited independently, or immediately, at every step. Since unmasking, by itself, is authorized for lawful purposes, its the processing and sharing, as with Susan Rices spreadsheets, that tell us if the information was being misused.
Presumably, the owner of Amazon is not eager to have Amazon customers see that the company with their credit card data and buying and viewing habits on file may have facilitated the US governments spying on American citizens to advance a campaign of political warfare.
Muellers assembled constituentsfrom spies to political operatives, and from the press to big data/big businessmust look something like what some on the left as well as the right have called the Deep State, a sinister-sounding phrase conjuring up dark images of cutthroat Turkish paramilitary operatives. But thats not really what happened hereeven the top spooks involved in Russiagate, like former CIA director John Brennan, have spent most of their careers inside Washington mastering nothing darker than the bureaucratic arts of ass-covering and blame-mongering.
These are the Beltway insiders whose privileges Trump threatened on the campaign trail. Sure, they told each other, what Trump said about immigrants was rotten. But the real issue was that Trumpa vulgar businessman, a bestselling author with a short attention-span who never read a book in his lifehad denigrated them, honorable civil servants and reputable journalists who answer to a higher calling than a reality TV star. He called us losers. And then he declared that the Obama administration and the intelligence community were spying on him.
As an intelligence bureaucrat who was never held accountable for the enormous public failure that the Hatfill case represented, Robert Mueller was the natural choice to be the public face of a campaign designed to protect the interests of an unaccountable ruling class. The range of his inquiry is dictated not by the ostensible purpose of his appointment, but by the nature and scope of the abuses and crimes hes covering up. Should the wheels of the Mueller probe ever stop grinding, his entire constituency immediately becomes vulnerable. The public will understand what happened, whos responsible, and who covered it up.
Thats why the investigation cant stop; it can only keep expanding. Let Mueller do his work, Democratic and Republican elites chant together, like a mystery cult. We dont know what Mueller knows. Somewhere, someone must have committed a crime, or told a lie, and then something that Trump did or someone who worked for him did will prove that someone did something, or that someone lied to the people in charge of the cover-up.
The problem is that by using the justice system as a political weapon to attack the enemies of the countrys elite, Robert Mueller and his supporters in both parties are confirming what many Americans already believe. That in spite of all the fine rhetoric, we are not all equal under one law. There is in fact a privileged class, a ruling class that sees its own interests as identical with the public good, and never pays a price for its failures, its abuses, and its crimes.
How much of Soros money is in Mueller’s back pocket?
He’s not using the US justice system. He’s using his own gestapo tactics.
Once the “witch hunt” ends, I sincerely hope a “real” Attorney General” will begin the investigating process of Mueller and all his “demorat” friends. Mueller has wasted more money that should ever been allowed for the initial investigation which had NO SPECIFIED LIMITS/BOUNDRIES.
Thanks for posting. Most interesting.
Dan Bongino got a lot of his insights from this guy. Bongino referred to him today.
Insights on the silent coup against Donald Trump.
Thanks for link, will study it later.
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