The controversial Republican memo from the House “Intelligence” Committee has been released. It states that the order for the FISA surveillance of Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page was based on the “Steele Dossier,” a dossier of “research” conducted by former British spy Christopher Steele that was obtained from the firm Fusion GPS and paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. However, those facts of the funding origins of the “research” were not disclosed to the FISA court in obtaining the FISA surveillance authorization. Therefore, the legality of the authorization is questionable (to say the least!).
But, as Paul Craig Roberts points out, the news media are spinning this whole issue. Their propaganda on behalf of the Democrat Party is quite stunning. The mainstream media are very dishonest, so there’s at least one thing Trump gets right.
Roberts points out some facts of the case that mainstream media do not report on in their
fairy tales news stories on this issue.
The FISA court document, declassified and released, contains confessions from both the FBI and DOJ that the agencies misled the court and falsely acquired surveillance permission. The FBI and DOJ mischaracterize their deception of the court as “mistakes.” The agencies provide the court with improvements in their procedures so as not to make “mistakes” in the future.
Why did the FBI and DOJ rush to confess to the FISA court? The reason is that NSA Director Adm. Rodgers discovered their illicit spying, investigated it, and let it be known that he was reporting the FBI and DOJ malfeasence to the FISA court. Adm. Rodgers also informed President Trump.
All of this is known. Yet the House Intelligence Committee and the White House released the “Nunes Memo” without pointing out that it was already confirmed by the FISA court itself and by NSA Director Adm. Rogers. Why?
One consequence of this continuing Republican incompetence is that it allows the presstitutes, who also know about the FISA court memorandum, to ignore that confessions validating the “Nunes Memo” are in the hands of the FISA court. Consequently, the presstitutes, such as the CNN whores, are at their dirty dishonest work of misrepresenting the documented facts in the House Intelligence Committee report as “Nunes’ allegations,” “Nunes’ assertions,” “a disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses,” and so forth. See, for example, https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/02/politics/republican-intelligence-memo/index.html
The FBI, that is, the criminal organization that should be indicted for conspiracy against the United States, alleges falsely that “the memo omits key information that could impact its veracity.” It does not. You can find the same information in the FISA court document. Moreover, Adm. Rogers can be put on the stand, and he can confirm that the FBI and DOJ misled the FISA court to obtain permission to spy for partisan political reasons.
Why the Republicans, armed with enough information to smash the FBI, Obama DOJ, DNC, and presstitute conspiracy, can’t put their act together is a mystery.
Why can’t they put their act together? Because the Rethuglicans LOVE the FBI, they LOVE all those criminal agencies whose existence is not authorized by the very U.S. Constitution their agents have sworn to support and defend! Rethuglicans LOVE the police state, they love it! The corrupt Repugnicans will probably still get their act together in some way on this eventually, I believe. We know that the corrupt Democrooks will continue to spin with their groopies in the dishonest news media, defending a corrupt and criminal FBI and the other agencies who have treasonously directed already unconstitutional surveillance powers against their own fellow citizens on behalf of manipulating a U.S. Presidential election. They are shameful!