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The Latest on Trump-RussiaGate/SpyGate

Are you getting sick of the “Trump-Russia collusions,” and Mueller-Comey-FBI-DOJ J. Edgar Hoover-like tyrannical corruption? I know I am. So, here are some of the latest articles updating the story as now the investigation turns to the origins of the FBI’s probe of Trump in 2016 and what the FBI’s real motivations were in their surveillance, a.k.a. “spying.”

Zero Hedge with article on FBI-CIA dispute over whether James Comey or John Brennan pushed the Steele dossier. Andrew McCarthy with further information on the promoting of the Steele dossier and the “Verified Application” that wasn’t.

Moon of Alabama on the Trump administration withholding information that could debunk Russian interference claims.

John Solomon says State Department red flag on Steele went to a senior FBI man well before FISA warrant. And an article on Ukrainian who meddled against Trump in 2016 now under Russia-corruption cloud.

Rush Limbaugh provides some excerpts of a Fox News interview of AG Barr, and also gives some analysis.

(FWIW) Zero Hedge with an article on both Comey and Brennan voting communist while the Cold War was raging.

News and Commentary Warmongering and U.S. Empire

Moon of Alabama on the lunacy of waging a war on Iran from which China and Russia will win.

Jacob Hornberger asks, Is Pearl Harbor the model for a Trump-Bolton war with Iran?

Chip Gibbons says that the crackdown on Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is about protecting U.S. empire.

Doug Bandow on Iran: “Hell no!” to Trump’s aggression.

Ray McGovern discusses pretexts for an attack on Iran

And Donald Boudreaux asks, What if real wars were fought like trade wars?

News and Commentary

John Whitehead says, Predator cops, guilty of sex crimes against women and children, are a menace to society.

William Hartung and Mandy Smithberger discuss “Boondoggle, Inc.” The national security state’s $1.25 trillion budget.

Ron Paul asks, A nuclear war? Over Venezuela?

Tor Ekeland says that the law being used to prosecute Julian Assange is broken.

Jacob Hornberger asks, Which new war next: Iran or Venezuela?

William Astore on how the Pentacon took ownership of Donald Trump, 6 ways to curb America’s military machine.

Giorgio Cafiero says Baghdadi is alive — and so is the ISIS narrative.

Thomas Knapp has a debate proposition: “Resolved, that there is no difference in principle between sticking a needle in someone’s body without his or her permission and sticking a penis in someone’s body without his or her permission.”

And Richard Ebeling says that the presidential political circus has begun.

Julian Assange Being Tortured in Captivity

Karen Kwiatkowski has an article on Julian Assange’s kidnapping and false imprisonment at Belmarsh Prison in London, U.K., in which he is being harshly interrogated by both British and U.S. goons.

According to Kwiatkowski’s sources, Assange is being forcibly given 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, which causes psychotic episodes, in which the victim is out of touch with reality, and sometimes is imagining one’s murderers who aren’t there. So, if that is what that drug does, then what is the point of interrogating him if you are trying to get truthful answers?

No, the CIA and MI6 don’t care about truthful answers from their victim. They just want to break him psychologically. Government criminals use torture mainly to coerce or extract false confessions or to falsely implicate others. It has nothing to do with getting the truth. In fact, since the truth is what Assange has been publishing from his WikiLeaks, this is exactly why they are after him.

Government criminals don’t like being outed in their crimes. So they persecute, harass, or jail whistleblowers and leakers to punish them. That is what they did to NSA whistleblowers William Binney and Thomas Drake, and CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou (who exposed the CIA torture program that the criminals of the U.S. government want to hide).

So because Julian Assange operates WikiLeaks that was responsible for exposing the Iraq War crimes, Afghanistan War crimes and the diplomatic cables fiasco, and the Collateral Murder video, he and WikiLeaks were called a “Hostile Intelligence Service” by the now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director. Like past Secretaries of State, Mike Pompeo is really the “Secretary of Belligerence,” quite frankly.

In fact, in an article this week Paul Craig Roberts accurately describes Pompeo as an “ignorant warmonger masquerading as an American Secretary of State,” an “idiot,” “moronic imposter.” All true. Roberts states that Pompeo doesn’t get Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. But wait a minute, when Pompeo was in Congress, he was a member of the “Congressional Constitution Caucus,” in which those congresspeople were supposedly supporters of the U.S. Constitution! (Most of them voted for indefinite detention of Americans to show off their knowledge and expertise of the U.S. Constitution, just to be clear.)

So, government criminals obviously don’t want their crimes exposed, which is mainly what WikiLeaks and Assange have been doing for the past 10 years now. When bureaucrats’ crimes are exposed, watch the government criminals scamper like cockroaches when you turn the lights on.

Government criminals are even worse than private sector criminals, because government criminals have the law and authority on their side. Government bureaucrats ARE the law! When they act criminally, it is very difficult for those who are ruled over to get justice. This is why, for example, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok, Loretta Lynch and Obama will probably get away with their instigating a false accusation narrative of “Trump-Russia collusions” and abusing their FISA spying authority to spy on their political opponent.

And that is why Hillary Clinton will probably get away with all her corruption and Clinton Foundation quid pro quo collusions with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and her ties to Christopher Steele and the notorious “Steele Dossier.”

Much of that story that we now know about, we know thanks to WikiLeaks.

Instead of going after the criminals in charge such as those mentioned above, “law enforcement” bureaucrats go after successful private sector people such as Martha Stewart and Michael Milken, people who weren’t even criminals!

And also, these so-called “intelligence” agencies like CIA and MI6. They are not so “intelligent.” For instance, CIA’s coup in Iran during the 1950s and support of the Shah’s regime and SAVAK police state led to the further radicalizing of the Islamic ideologues in Iran which led to the 1979 Revolution and the taking of American hostages there, which led to further tensions between Iran and the U.S. for decades since then. They shouldn’t have instigated that coup in 1953 is a reasonable conclusion.

And in England, MI6 is their “CIA,” while MI5 is their “FBI,” I believe. (And GCHQ is the U.K.’s NSA who spies on innocent people for no good reason.) In 2017 the Manchester, England Ariana Grande concert bombings and London Bridge attack were blowback for British government “intelligence” interventions and intrusions, according to Mark Curtis, who even suggested that one of the London attackers was part of a British covert op in Libya, “trained by U.K. and U.S. ‘liaison’ officers.” And Nafeez Ahmed in this article stated that the “terrorists who rampaged across London on the night of 3 June were part of a wider extremist network closely monitored by MI5 for decades.” In other words, MI5’s incompetence let the bombings go on, just like the FBI’s buffoonery leading to the Boston Marathon bombings after being warned in advance by … the Russians!

These bombings are all blowback for the U.S. government and U.K. government and other Western government’s atrocities and aggressions mainly in the Middle East.

If George W. Bush didn’t start the two wars of aggression that he started, for no good reason, then all those subsequent bombings and mass shootings would not have occurred. And there wouldn’t have been the Iraq and Afghanistan War crimes that occurred in which we had whistleblowers to reveal the crimes, and thus WikiLeaks would not have HAD to publish the information for the people to see what their own governments had wrought. And if Bush’s bureaucrat father, George H.W. Bush, now deceased, had not started his first war of aggression against Iraq, there wouldn’t have been a 9/11, and on and on.

But they all did those things, and we have WikiLeaks in order to know the truth about our government criminals, and now the bureaucrat criminals in charge are torturing the messenger, Julian Assange, for telling us the truth.

On Government Bureaucrats Committing “Treason” Against the People of the States

Law professor Jonathan Turley seems to be misinterpreting some tweets by Donald Trump, as well as showing a lack of understanding of Trump’s use of the word “treason.”

First, Turley writes,

President Donald Trump appears intent on fueling calls for impeachment with unhinged statements calling some who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as possible “traitors” and promising to “turn the tables” and to “bring them to justice”. While the President could simply relish the lack of findings of any criminal conduct, he has again adopted disturbing rhetoric that is reminiscent more of authoritarian regimes than American administrations.

But the Trump tweets that Turley is referring to are these:

“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue.”

“It was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened.”

“It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even spying or treason. This should never happen again!”

Turley is misunderstanding just whom Trump is talking about when it comes to “treason.” Trump is not talking about “some who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” to quote Turley, as acting treasonously.

While Trump did refer to “18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters” on the Mueller team, he was not talking about them. No, Trump is referring to the ones involved in “an Illegally Started Hoax” as the ones who acted treasonously. The ones who promoted made-up allegations in the Steele dossier and pushed that to the media and fraudulently obtained FISA spying warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign and for political reasons.

So when Trump is tweeting, “time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even spying or treason,” he is referring to James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, and Sally Yates especially, the four who signed the FISA warrant applications knowing that the Steele dossier they relied upon was in fact unreliable and unverified information, and that it heavily used oppo research paid for by the Hillary campaign. Others involved in the scheme included John Brennan, Loretta Lynch, and Peter Strzok.

In the U.S. Constitution, the section on Treason (Article III, Section 3) states:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

As Thomas DiLorenzo pointed out, the phrase “United States” is referring to the states that make up the various states in the union, in plural form. It is not referring to a single unit. And the “treason” is when, for example, bureaucrats of the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. use the apparatus of war making against the states (“Treason against the United States”), or against the people of the states.

So as I wrote here, the “intelligence community” and national security bureaucrats’ FISA spying against people or citizens of the United States, committed by political apparatchiks in Washington and for purely political reasons, really does fit the constitutional definition of “Treason,” because the FISA spying (in which FISA stands for “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”) is a part of the government’s war making apparatus. “Levying war against them,” as the Constitution notes.

So, Turley is erroneously suggesting that Trump is acting like an “authoritarian” dictator who will jail a disloyal, disobedient subject for “treason,” whereas it’s really the other way around. The bureaucrats in the government (Brennan, Comey, Rosenstein, Yates, Strzok, McCabe, etc.) who turned the spying war-making apparatus against other citizens are the ones who acted treasonously. It was they who were the apparatchiks of an “authoritarian regime” in Washington.

More on the Julian Assange Case

Joe Emersberger says that Julian Assange’s “conspiracy” to expose war crimes has already been punished.

And Trevor Timm says that Assange’s indictment is Trump’s next step in his war on Press freedom.

Government bureaucrats and authoritarians like Donald Trump don’t want the government’s crimes, corruption, incompetence, lies, and buffoonery exposed. They first scamper like little cockroaches when the lights are turned on, and then they use and abuse the armed powers of their regime in control to persecute and silence those who have exposed them. It is repeated throughout history. The fascist authoritarian ignoramus Donald Trump is no different.

Corrupt Bureaucrats Getting Assange and WikiLeaks for Their Exposure of “Vault 7”?

Moon of Alabama notes that perhaps the main reason that U.S. government and other corrupt governments are going after Julian Assange is to do with the CIA’s Vault 7, the program that enables the CIA to put Russian “fingerprints” on a computer hack in order to blame the Russians (or others) on their hack.

As former CIA analyst Ray McGovern wrote in June of 2017,

The capabilities shown in what WikiLeaks calls the “Vault 7” trove of CIA documents required the creation of hundreds of millions of lines of source code. At $25 per line of code, that amounts to about $2.5 billion for each 100 million code lines. But the Deep State has that kind of money and would probably consider the expenditure a good return on investment for “proving” the Russians hacked into Democratic Party emails.

In other words, it is altogether possible that the hacking attributed to Russia was actually one of several “active measures” undertaken by a cabal consisting of the CIA, FBI, NSA and Clapper…

Supposedly it was the Vault 7 program that WikiLeaks leaked that especially infuriated the criminals of the CIA. Zero Hedge has more information on Vault 7. If the CIA can hack computers and leave the “fingerprints” of Russians then they can do it to anyone, including Americans, political candidates, businessmen, social activists, etc.

Moon of Alabama also referred to how Assange was negotiating with the U.S. government regarding WikiLeaks’ acquiring of the Vault 7 information, but then-FBI director James Comey stopped the negotiations. Apparently the FBI has an agenda just as the CIA does.

And, as Matt Agorist asks, if Donald Trump is so worried about “fake news,” then why is he prosecuting WikiLeaks, who have been 100% right?

And I say it’s because Trump is an authoritarian statist and obediently worships and obeys the national security state, and anything that questions, challenges or exposes the national security state for the corrupt, tyrannical criminal racket that it is, has got to be stomped on. That’s why. When it comes to “drain the swamp,” Donald Trump is full of it. He’s just another demagogue and knows how to play the “Deplorables” like a fiddle.