Failed Prosecutor John Durham’s report on the Hillary Clinton campaign plot to convince the American electorate and U.S. allies that Donald Trump was a stooge of Russia totally ignores the role that intelligence operatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Israel played in helping set the stage to provide the FBI with the pretext of predication for launching its now discredited Crossfire Hurricane investigation of the Trump Campaign.
Let me take you back to an article I wrote in May 2019. John Durham and his team failed to address any of the issues and leads I raised:
Do not focus on July 2016 as the so-called start of the counter intelligence investigation of Donald Trump. That is a lie. We know, thanks to the work of Judicial Watch, that the FBI had signed up Christopher Steele as a Confidential Human Source (aka CHS) by February of 2016. It is incumbent on Attorney General Barr to examine the contact reports filed by Steele’s FBI handler (those reports are known as FD-1023s). He also, as I have noted in a previous post, needs to look at the FD-1023s for Felix Sater and Henry Greenberg. But these will only tell a small part of the story. There is a massive intelligence side to this story.
The CIA, with the knowledge of the Director of National Intelligence, worked with British counterparts starting in the summer of 2015 to collect intelligence on Republican and at least one Democrat candidate. John Brennan was probably hoping that his proactive steps to help the Hillary Clinton campaign would ensure him taking over as DNI in the new Clinton Administration. Regardless of motives, the CIA enlisted the British intelligence community to start gathering intelligence on most major Republican candidates and on Bernie Sanders. This initial phase of intelligence gathering goes beyond opposition research. The information being gathered identified the key personnel in each campaign and identified the people outside the United States receiving their calls, texts and emails. This information was turned into intelligence reports that then were passed back to the United States intel community as “liaison reporting.” This was not put into normal classified channels. This intelligence was put into a SAP, i.e. a Special Access Program.
One person who needs to be called on the carpet and asked some hard questions is current CIA Director Gina Haspel. She was CIA Chief of Station in London at the time and was a regular attendee at the meeting of the Brit’s Joint Intelligence Committee aka the JIC. I suppose it is possible she was cut out of the process, but I believe that is unlikely.
This initial phase of intelligence collection produced a great volume of intelligence that allowed analysts to identify key personnel and the people they were communicating with overseas. You don’t have to have access to intelligence information to understand this. For example, you simply have to ask the question, “how did George Papadopoulos get on the radar.” I am confident that a survey of NSA and CIA liaison reporting will show that George Papadopoulos was identified as a possible target by the fall of 2015. Initially, his name was “masked.” But we now know that many people on the Trump campaign had their names “unmasked.” You cannot unmask someone unless their name is in an intelligence report.
We also know that Felix Sater, a longtime business associate of Donald Trump and an FBI informant since December 1998 (he was signed up by Andrew Weismann), initiated the proposal to do a Trump Tower in Moscow. Don’t take my word for it, that’s what Robert Mueller reported:
In the late summer of 2015, the Trump Organization received a new inquiry about pursuing a Trump Tower project in Moscow. In approximately September 2015, Felix Sater . . . contacted Cohen (i.e., Michael Cohen) on behalf of I.C. Expert Investment Company (I.C. Expert), a Russian real-estate development corporation controlled by Andrei Vladimirovich Rozov. Sater had known Rozov since approximately 2007 and, in 2014, had served as an agent on behalf of Rozov during Rozov’s purchase of a building in New York City. Sater later contacted Rozov and proposed that I.C. Expert pursue a Trump Tower Moscow project in which I.C. Expert would license the name and brand from the Trump Organization but construct the building on its own. Sater worked on the deal with Rozov and another employee of I.C. Expert. (see page 69 of the Mueller Report).
Sater’s communication with Rozov were intercepted by western intelligence agencies–GCHQ and NSA. I do not know which agency put it into an intel report, but it was put into the system. The Sater FD-1023 will tell us whether or not Sater did this at the direction of the FBI or acted on his own initiative. The key point is that the “bait” to do something with the Russians came from a registered FBI informant.
By December of 2015, the Hillary Campaign decided to use the Russian angle on Donald Trump. Thanks to Wikileaks we have Campaign Manager John Podesta’s email exchange in December 2015 with Democratic operative Brent Budowsky:
“That’s good, sooner it’s clarified the better, and the stronger the better,” Budowski replies, later adding: “Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin, but not go too far betting on Putin re Syria.”
The program to slaughter Donald Trump using Russia as the hatchet was already underway.
This was more the opposition research. This was the weaponization of law enforcement and intelligence assets to attack political opponents. Hillary had covered the opposition research angle in London by hiring a firm comprised of former MI6 assets–Hakluyt:
there was a second, even more powerful and mysterious opposition research and intelligence firm lurking about with significant political and financial links to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her 2016 campaign for president against Donald Trump.
Meet London-based Hakluyt & Co., founded by three former British intelligence operatives in 1995 to provide the kind of otherwise inaccessible research for which select governments and Fortune 500 corporations pay huge sums. . . .
Hakluyt is described by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Henry Williams as “one of the more secretive firms within the corporate investigations world” and as “a retirement home for ex-MI6 [British foreign intelligence] officers, but it now also recruits from the worlds of management consultancy and banking … ”
I do not believe that it is a mere coincidence that Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, was the one credited by the FBI for launching the investigation into George Papadopoulos:
It was Downer who told the FBI of Papadopoulos’ comments, which became one of the “driving factors that led the FBI to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired,” The Times reported.
Downer, a long-time Aussie chum of Bill and Hillary Clinton, had been on Hakluyt’s advisory board since 2008. Officially, he had to resign his Hakluyt role in 2014, but his informal connections continued uninterrupted, the News Corp. Australian Network reported in a January 2016 exclusive:
But it can be revealed Mr. Downer has still been attending client conferences and gatherings of the group, including a client cocktail soirée at the Orangery at Kensington Palace a few months ago.
His attendance at that event is understood to have come days after he also attended a two-day country retreat at the invitation of the group, which has been involved in a number of corporate spy scandals in recent times.
Much remains to be uncovered in this plot. But this much is certain–there is an extensive documentary record, including TOP SECRET intelligence reports (SIGINT and HUMINT) and emails and phone calls that will show there was a concerted covert action operation mounted against Donald Trump and his campaign. Those documents will tell the story. This cannot be allowed to happen again.
But no steps are being taken to hold the intelligence operatives accountable for its role in helping portray George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy advisor, as someone compromised by the Russians.
Let me give you the timeline for Papadopoulos:
- Starting in August of 2015, George Papadopoulos, who lived in London at the time, sent emails to Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s Campaign Manger at the time. Those emails were intercepted by the United Kingdom’s GCHQ, which is the British version of the National Security Agency.
- Papadopoulos is working for Energy Stream in October 2015 and helps put on the “London Oil and Gas Forum, a two-day conference at the Rag Army & Navy Club.”
- Within a month of that Conference, Papadopoulos is approached by Nagi Khalid Idris who offers George a position at the London Centre of International Law Practice. George defers the offer and starts working for the Ben Carson for President Campaign.
- November 2015, alleged diplomat Joseph Mifsud joins the Board of the London Centre of International Law Practice aka LCILP. In my opinion, the LCILP is the kind of organization used by British Intelligence to identify potential assets and to plant stories in the public domain.
- January 2016, George Papadopoulos joins the LCILP as Director of the Centre’s International Energy and Natural Resources Division.
- Early March 2016 Papadopoulos’s offer to join the Trump Campaign is accepted via email and phone conversations with Michael Glassner, executive director of the Trump Campaign, and Sam Clovis. Remember, Papadopoulos is living in London and all of these communications are intercepted by British Intelligence.
- Papadopoulos notifies Nagi that he will be joining the Trump Campaign and Nagi reacts with anger.
- The next day Papadopoulos has a productive phone call with Sam Clovis. Calls like these are routinely collected by GCHQ, according to information revealed by Edward Snowden.
- The next day Nagi does an about face. Papadopoulus writes, ““Then Nagi comes by my office again. His attitude has suddenly changed. It’s a night-and-day difference. He starts telling me that there is someone I have to meet, a very important person who will be very useful to me during my time with Trump. I remember Nagi telling me, “He’s a man who knows many people.” Then he insists I join him at a conference at Link Campus University in Rome.”
- March 12, 2016 — George is introduced to Joseph Mifsud by Nagi at the Link Campus. Papadopoulos and Mifsud meet for dinner that night. During the dinner Mifsud says, “I’m going introduce you to everyone and set up a meeting between Trump and Putin.”
- March 14, 2016 — Nagi Idris informs George that Mifsud will introduce him to “Putins niece”. (NOTE — Putin does not have a niece).
- March 22, 2016 — Washington Post names Papadopoulos as one of Trump’s foreign policy advisors. He is now on the public radar.
- March 24, 2016 — Papadopoulos meets Mifsud and Olga Vinogradova (allegedly Putin’s niece) at the Grange Holborn Hotel. George writes in his book that Mifsud talked up a variety of potential deals and interactions with Russia. When lunch is over, Papadopoulos sends an email to Clovis at the Trump Campaign describing the meeting and mentioning “Putin’s niece.” That conversation as well was captured by GCHQ. The phrase, “Putin’s niece” is a red flag.
- March 31, 2016 — Papadopoulos attends the meeting of Trump’s “foreign policy” advisors at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
- April 1, 2016 — Papadopoulos flies to Israel where he is slated to speak at an energy conference and meets his “old friend” Eli Groner, the director general for the Office of Prime Minister Netanyahu.
- Early April 2016 — Papadopoulos cuts ties with LCILP and contacts Olga Vinogradova and Joseph Mifsud to discuss arranging a possible foreign policy trip to Russia for Trump.
- April 18, 2016 — Mifsud introduce Papadopoulos to Ivan Timofeev, who is the program director at the Russian International Affairs Council and claims to have high level contacts at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
- April 26, 2016 — Mifsud returns from Valdai Conference, meets with Papadopoulos and tells him, “The Russians have “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, he tells me. “Emails of Clinton,” he says. “They have thousands of emails.”
- May 3, 2016 — This is two days after Trump’s controversial foreign policy speech, which Papadopoulos claims he helped draft. Papadopoulos is contacted by Christian Cantor, an Israeli Embassy official in London, because he wants to introduce George to his girl friend, Erika Thompson. Erika is an Australian “diplomat” and berates Papadopoulos throughout the meeting at a pub for working for the menace, Donald Trump.
- May 5, 2016 — Papadopoulos writes, “two military attachés at the US embassy in London, Terrence Dudley and Gregory Baker, reach out to me to set up a meeting.”
- May 6, 2016 — Erika Thompson, Australian “diplomat” and “girl friend” of an Israeli Embassy in London officer, contacts Papadopoulos to arrange a lunch with her boss, Alexander Downer, Australia’s former top diplomat in London.
- May 10, 2016 — Papadopoulos and Downer meet for lunch and Downer gives George a verbal beat down. Here is Papadopoulos account of that exchange:
“Downer starts talking: He tells me he’s connected to a British security firm called Hakluyt. He boasts about being a board member and that the firm has a great presence in London and close ties to the Obama administration. “We advise many governments,” he says.
I nod. I’m not sure what to say about this. He shifts gears:
“George, I used to be the UN envoy to Cyprus, and what you are talking about in Cyprus is wrong, and it’s a threat to British interests.”
And the rest is history. Downer used that meeting to claim in a subsequent report made to the FBI two months later that Papadopoulos said, “the Russians have a surprise or some damaging material related to Hillary Clinton.” Papadopoulos denies ever saying this, so it is his word against that of the esteemed, well-connected Australian diplomat. It is important to note that Downer’s claim mirrors what Mifsud told Papadopoulos a month earlier.
If you take time to read the Durham report regarding the Downer information you will see that Durham correctly notes that it lacked the substance to be used as a predicate to open Operation Crossfire Hurricane. That is the positive. The negative is that Durham did not devote any of the report to the circumstantial evidence that Papadopoulos was targeted by British, U.S., Australian and Israeli intelligence operatives and “diplomats” in creating evidence that could be used to suggest that there were some Russian shenanigans underway in the Trump campaign.
Why would the Brits, the Aussies and the Israelis agree to participate in such a scheme? They all feared that Trump would damage their national security interests, particularly in the Middle East. The Wikileaks publication of the purloined DNC emails was an unexpected curveball that was used to produce another “anti-Russian” narrative pinning the blame on Putin for exposing Hillary Clinton’s perfidy rather than holding her accountable for her misuse of classified material. I believe that Georg Papadopoulos was an unwitting pawn in a massive information operation designed to handcuff Donald Trump (figuratively and, if possible, literally) and prevent him from becoming President.
That operation failed, spectacularly so, but it provided a narrative that is still being used effectively to attack Donald Trump and eliminate any possibility of having normal, peaceful relations with Russia.
Nagi Khalid Idris
Why is Trump not screaming about this, Larry? He can afford to buy space in the mainstream media to expose the UK, Australian and Israeli interference, and the collusion of the DNC and embedded US deep state operatives, all of which are far more serious and a ‘threat to democracy’ than the mythical role played by Putin and his Twitter bots. Surely there’s a legal remedy too, for a man with deep pockets, to sue Clinton et al for defamation, or does the US’ much vaunted ‘free speech’ really cover such a conspiracy? And thanks for the eye-opening account.
Hubert A. Monteiro says
Hi, I am sure Larry will give you a much more in depth reply to your question, but… allow me a minute or two to tell you that, right now if Joe Biden murdered somebody on national TV, nothing would happen to him and if Donald Trump were to be declared not guilty of any crimes by just about every jury pool, in front of every judge, of every courthouse in the US, he would still be guilty of something…
DJT knows that the system is totally rigged, that his stolen election was done at the highest level, even with the complicity of the US Supreme Court and there is “nothing” can be done, except a revolution or God Almighty Himself, to set things straight. America has “ceased” to exist as a country of Law and Order.
What you see at C-Span, with congressional hearings about FBI whistleblowers and weaponization of government is a “Dog and Pony Show”, meant to assure Americans that something is being done. At the end NO ONE will go to jail, no one will be fired and no future president will be able to fix it.
Ask yourself, how come Jim Jordan isn’t investigating the results of the 5 swing states that mysteriously went to JB between 1 and 3 am??? How come Truethevote got the geolocation on 2,000 mules going to ballot boxes at night, some as many as 50 times, 24 terabytes of info on culprits (65 hours worth), all the mathematical calculations concluding the total impossibility of the results, etc?
Why “no one” in power, capable of raising holy hell, will touch the subject and who will you make a criminal referral for prosecution? AG Merrick Garland? When Mike Lindell had a lawsuit going to the Supreme Court, he could not get the help of states’ AGs to sign off on it…
Donald Trump knows what happened and he knows he can’t do anything about it.
Then why is Trump running again?
“Then why is Trump running again?”
1) it’s in his nature
2) he hopes to win beyond the margin of fraud
3) he retains some vestigial belief that the system can’t be THAT corrupt.
I hope #3 is not true.
Biden and his backers cannot afford Biden to lose, Sentient, if he does, he and his backers are done by, finished, most likely behind bars.
Rick Wayne says
Who knows. I’ll vote for him one last time but he better actually drain the swamp and go scorched earth and surround himself with the right people this time. Take no prisoners. But we as Americans can dream. Trump made just stupid blunders which have nothing to do with the deep state and media. Fauci should have been fired. Trump sat back and watched tyranny sweep the US in the biggest overt form of government overreach since the Patriot Act with the whole covid BS. To this day he will not denounce the vaccines or admit the mistakes he made. Trump is the cleanest dirty shit as they say. Anyone who willingly kisses the wailing wall is the problem. Israel pretty much ran and runs the US. Epstein proved that.
Because the devil does not care if you think he is God when you worship him.
Because Trump is part of the dog and pony show. He is just another player.
Why people believe in this broken system I will never know.
Why people think the foxes guarding the hen house will ever convict themselves of stealing chickens and eggs, I will also never know.
The Dog and Pony show is designed perfectly to keep you in the coop, until all of your children our eaten and wealth is stolen and health is taken by the very people who built and own (so they think) the very coop you live in.
IF you step outside, you will immediately recognize that it is the devil playing God to fool us all.
For indeed the devil does not care if you think he is God when you follow his rules and do what he wants. As a matter of fact, that is his whole shtick. Thats what he does.
The devil REVELS in the fact that you think he is God when you worship him.
He is the chicken with the funky looking well to do and proper wings.
It is he who demands you take part in murder in exchange for a paycheck, and then it is he again who tells you that God almighty is A-OK with you paying for murder, destruction, torture, rape and theft in exchange for a paycheck.
Ah well. I better stop. Already a dead man walking. After experiencing what the general population is like when it comes to thinking, I have no doubt that there will be many who do not understand a thing I just typed. Some few will of course. Not the majority though. Hence the pickle (of destruction) mankind finds itself in.
I say good sir, well said, well said indeed!
Spot on comment. The vast overwhelming majority of Americans have chosen The Darkness.
God is letting them have it.
Yet Trump went ahead and acted like Israels bitch..
Wilmer Gingerich says
Why didn’t Trump save Assange, but instead let him roast? Trump was controlled by at least Sheldon Adelson (see: Spain, bugging), who historically helped him shed bankruptcy. Perhaps others?
sara jean warriner says
He was told by McConnell he would be impeached and convicted if he did so.
Trump should buy advertisements from media outlets that libeled him for years. Brilliant!
Why isn’t all those who voted for Trump in 2020 not screaming
Where is the outrage
In my back garden which I am occasionally tasked to weed, there grows several weeds seemingly independent but which, under closer investigation, are entirely connected by a vast subterranean network of interconnected roots and are almost impossible to remove successfully.
One could not be entirely blamed for saying they are actually one weed.
Time for a rototiller.
An alternative is smother it in manure, let it compost over winter & re-seed in the spring.
How do we rototill or smother the USG?
I think we start with the intelligence agencies. Redefine their mission – away from propaganda, fomenting revolutions, assassinations, etc. Deprive them of armed forces. Cut their ranks by 80% and tell them to budget accordingly. Make them accountable to the an independent agency similar to the GAO in America.
Actually, I like Kennedy’s solution – cut them into pieces and spread them to the wind.
Paul Greenwood says
how did it work out for him ? Or his brother ?
Charles E. Fromage says
“How do we rototill or smother the USG?”
Get rid of printed, fiat, centrally-planned money. Fake money created out of nothing by issuing government debt and the Federal Reserve, is the source of all woke social-engineering schemes, and the bloated intelligence and nanny state.
The wisdom of the gardener in “Being there.”
But you DO have a valid point.
Larry, Durham is setting the narrative groundwork for the big finale…with the reveal that the foreign interference which has infiltrated and controlled the US deep state is not Russia, China, or Iran.
It’s the one “old friend” that no one anywhere in the world would suspect. And that will take many incremental steps building on each other to prevent chaos and systemic collapse. The Empire wants its colonies back in full control, and the Ukraine SMO is just the kinetic surface of the global power struggle being waged on every level. Check out Just Human on Rumble for deep analysis of Durhams trial transcripts and the Report. Also check out Tom Luongo by searching YouTube for his 2013 numerous livestream interviews on geopolitics.
Jack Gordon says
“It’s the one ‘old friend ‘ no one would suspect.” Canada! I knew it! All along I thought that effeminate soy boy Trudeau was just too convenient, that in fact he was a Dudley Doright front for evil canucky forces. John Candy didn’t live long enough to discover how prophetic Canadian Bacon really was!
I suspected them all along. BTW – Canadian “bacon”? It’s just ham.
Alexander Downer was a key figure in the Spying by Australian Intelligence, on Timor -Leste. It is rumored, this spying was to the benefit of a large private company, that Downer was later connected to. I am too scared of being Assanged to say more.
My apologies to Bernard Collaery
See witness “K trial”
You have the freedom to speak the truth, but if it does not fit the narrative, we have ways of making you realize the error of your way.
Most politicians are the bottom of the barrel
the nation published a long article about the alleged rigging of us elections by israel. considering the current bad relationships between netanyahoo and biden administration it could be possible, also cause trump recognized jerusalem (as wanted by netamyahoo). then it should be considered that americans are obsessed with jews, they seen them everywhere and i think thats’s a way to not concentrate on their other (real) problems. anyway it’s not important who rigged what, and in what direction. the most urgent thing in the us is to estabish a voting system in which voters believe, they cannot go on this way seeing conspiracies in every corner. also ray dalio said so, and i think it’s better to listen to him.
Don Lamb says
BTW where is Ms Haspel? Where is James Comey? “The world ain’t what it seems is it gunny”
I think what everyone needs to get thru thier heads is how the intell-surveillance is basically taken iver everything, how its infested every part of our lives, as in “Its the surveillance dummy!”
The surveillance is a monster. Literally a monster which will never stop it will always increase, it has become an entity unto itself. A blackmail system, where it controls everyone, from county deputies and town councils to POTUS. The surveillance is the powers that be to us good folks. It runs everything. It is not the power behind everything, it is the power above us all good folks and controls everything we are permitted to see and hear in the media which is not grass roots open source, it constantly runs pressure relief operations, to gull us on, to constantly divert and invert, it runs various operatiins on say gifted or talented or exceptional people, it pays particular close to even children who have potential to be tommorrows next inventors, great leaders, talented writers, everyone who would in a normal world exceed and advance in a meritocracy. And its recruited or co-opted thru various levels of extortion or blackmail millions into a network of what are called gangstalkers who live amongst us, look like us, but they are a network, globalky also, which infests our whole civilization. Gangstalkers are the surveillance machine’s human resource weapon, their pirpose is to punish people, operating in the principle of low intencity terror and reprisal tactics. Gangstalkers run coverage from the individual to the neighborhood to the national level, they are the organic eyes ears and essentially the leg breaking componant if the surveillance, gangstalkers live amongst us, they enjoy special status in iur society, are immune to laws never mind any moral responsibility, certainly not in any way prudence as a part of their actions against targeted individuals, and currently gangstalkers, for the most part are slowly causing more dis-ease amongst all of us good folks, they take heavy part in false flags, perform “extra” roles in every sort of civil activity, their network is perfectly suited to running the vite rigging ground game, like the surveillance itself, once you see them, notice how they constantly watch us, intrude into our lives in every manner, you can not unsee them. And they are as thick as fleas on an old hound dog. Hence the concept of coverage, of low intencity terror and reprisal that is targeted against individuals by the millions. It is all most incomprehensible to us, we are good folks, we would not even think to think about doing to ithers what gangstaljers and the surveillance does to us, and in this it kind if like is able to hide in plain sight.
This is either going to end here shortly and we will suddenly notice its absence, and this will be very striking to us for its total absense and its effects gone, or it will also soon here, enter a new phase, a new stage of operations and effects on us good folks. See, even as just basic every day law honoring motal good folks, we are in fact the enemy, just for existing as we do, every day, we are the uncorruptables, we have by dint of our principles our codes, even in the face if our codes ruthlessly violated, we most of all remain Prudent People. And in its way the surveillance has made lack of Prudence in our society its primary weapon, this is why we are seeing so much depravity and immoral charactees raised on the pedastals of the surveillances media organs platforms, it is to bascaly terrorise us and lay reprisal in us for our being just decent goid folks who can not be swayed or brainwashed ir whathaveyou to disrupt and destroy who we are, just basic decent goid folks. We are by default you could say, the hinorable resistance, cause make no doubt about this, as goid foljs we resist all this manipulation and mind f&$@ing us, the constant bombardment, to subvert undermine and destroy the very underpinnings of our American Civilization, even our warts and foubles, in spite of our shortcomings as a people, we must be made from some pretty stern rugged stuff, the right stuff to coun that phrase, and last certainly not anywheres close to least, there is near around about a hundred million if us armed to the effin’ teeth, and truth if truths be told, nary a one if us armed so, are armed to the teeth cause its a hobby. We may be not up on what the surveillance is done and is doing to us, but we got this much going for us; we are good folks who are born with the fact, the gold standard of truths of us, of resistance to tyranny in our bones, we are children of, this land we love, the greatest and only successful slave revolt in all of human history. That 5000 year leap into ordered liberty never took place till we all came along, and we denied some thing, some very old very evil thing, what it coveted, and it required all this time since that secession from tyranny to reach the point that this thing this ancient evil thing could create the environment when and where it could count coup on us without us grabbing our Rifles and our friends and fighting IT, and Winning the Liberty again. IT, is trying to terrorize and lay down reprisal upon us for defying IT, Them. To punish us for defying, for the motive power and audacity of saying “I WON’T!”
BFYTW! is why.
Paul Greenwood says
Now there are some interesting names to conjure with !!!!
And as for Christopher Steele who apparently ran the Russia desk at MI6 headquarters in London between 2006 and 2009……….1990 to 1993, Steele worked under diplomatic cover as an MI6 officer in Moscow, serving at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow
we see that He served as a senior officer under John Scarlett, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), from 2004 to 2009
John Sawyer of the Blair-Campbell “Dodgy Dossier” and unable to explain just how Dr David Kelly was murdered………….
So if that is the calibre of MI6 I can se why they are making such a mess of things in Russia and Ukraine……….but Britain is such a ‘has been’ place that it is nothing more than a cutout for the Americans who pay the bills at GCHQ and have their NSA staff inside……..
k. talaat says
Larry, Sir… the following link is to a disturbing article, (for those who worship Trump, you are forewarned, the authors are not Trump friendly, so watch your blood pressure.)
The article connects some unpleasant dodts between Trump, Sater and real estate deals with Russia organized crime. I do not warrant anything, but as in any big lie, there is a lot of truth and this is what I am pointing at and kindly asking for your comment. Most of us seek the simple truth.
Paul Greenwood says
Everyone knows that US has no money-laundering restrictions in real-estate deals – unlike Europe. Lots of dirty money – from Russia, China, Mexico cartels, Columbia cartels gets washed in US real estate projects.
I bet you don’t even know where some of the biggest tax havens are ? Onshore in USA – Las Vegas, Delaware and a few others – great place to wash foreign dirty money.
It is pretty obvious that G7 Banking System would have collapsed in 2008 with Narco Money or Russian Laundromat Money……….
Didn’t you join the dots and see how after 1987 Crash funds flowed in from Yeltsin’s Russia as the Kleptocracy laundered its funds to USA – or how China’s oligarchs started laundering through Macau (Sheldon Adelson’s casinos). ?
Obviously when the Mainline Banks refused to fund Trump’s projects money came from elsewhere and Sater was the man – I think it washed through Turkey – but some may have come through Laundromat over Lithuania into Deutsche Bank………and recall it was Deutsche Bank Wealth Division that funded him when the rest of Deutsche Bank would not touch him
If you think Trump is clean you have never been in New York or Florida real estate
k. talaat says
Where did you get the impression that I think Trump is clean Sometimes we read what we want not what is. in front of us.
Back then, people were wandering why Deutsche Bank Wealth Division kept loaning Trump, when no one else would touch him. It is a well known fact that Deutsche Bank Wealth Division laundered money for the Russian Mob and were fined many times. The Wealth Division laundered Russian money into condos in Trump tower and saved Trump from financial collapse. That was the scheme OK.
Now the reason, I submitted the article wasn’t for the RE lecture, it was for all the other connection that were not made at the time in 1990s and can be connected at this time using the recent report.
Wanna take a stab at it and have a conversation.
PS. the nice thing about the US real estate, being sold over and over to foreigners, is it can’t be relocated.
Keith Harbaugh says
Let’s make explicit the helpful book in which George Papadopoulos wrote about his experiences:
“Deep State Target”
There seems to be a link above to a version of that book at Apple Books, but my browser cannot follow it. Perhaps it requires an account there.
alfred venison says
nice essay, except that the australian high commissioner to the u.k., “alexander downer”, and “intelligence” (in any sense of the word) do not belong in the same sentence. -cheers, a.v.
Downer is the spawn of a “born with a silver spoon in their mouths” family. A wannabe toff with a fake English accent, his father was also a servant of the Deep State.
His daughter is now trying to follow along, and in a not so past election was embroiled in fraud.
Treasonous, dishonest, and corrupt.
Bert Huber says
Did you see this tweet from Kori Schake?
Kori Schake 🌻🇺🇦 @korischake on post
“For 5% of the American defense budget and zero American military casualties, the Ukrainians military is destroying the Russian military, and that is absolutely in American interests.”
She was an advisor to McCain (piss be upon him). He might still be advising her from hell.
Paul Greenwood says
Well it is how US won in Afghanistan…………and Vietnam……….and I would not be so sure “zero American casualties” is fact
Having just watched that interview with Charles Kupchan, neocon apologist, describing the G7 as “the major democracies” puts this perfidy in context. The US has a “democracy” where the intelligence service plants fake evidence against a major party candidate, cooperating with other aligned “democracies” to accomplish this. All of the major media outlets are controlled by and in service to the Deep State, and all the social media companies take their orders from that same permanent bureaucracy. The Department of Justice (just us) delays reporting on this scheme until it no longer matters and then whitewashes the involvement of the “intelligence community”. The suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop that exposed Joe Biden’s rank corruption is another example of a Deep State all-in for one side.
Some “democracy” we got here. What a fucking joke.
Greg Follis says
Unfortunately, we live in an era where the majority neither cares about nor seeks truth. Sadly, most people will not be shaken from their slumber until forced by some type of cataclysmic event.
Did Durham’s mandate allow him to investigate the activities of the CIA and and foreign intelligence agencies more than he did?
In any case, (I’m up to pg.186) it is a pretty damning report on the FBI.
Fred Steinmann says
Since our criminal Justice system and our courts, especially in DC, are so corrupt and will never act,is there any possibility that this foreign interference aspect has been passed on to military justice. Could this be deemed an act of War, coordination with foreign powers to overthrow our government? Trump signed all those EOs at the end of his Presidency and has mentioned several times that we are at war.
Charles E. Fromage says
I have not worked for government, certainly not intelligence agencies – but have worked for very large organizations (fortune 500 corporations), and I am always amazed by the status seeking, rumor-mongering, and petty scheming by people within large hierarchies – and how they can all go so spectacularly wrong.
In this case – a simple plot to slander Trump, and curry favor with presumptive President Clinton – MAY, after several years, and the US public has it say, wind up destroying the “5 eyes” relationship.
Watch and see
Paul Greenwood says
Five Eyes is what keeps Corporate USA internationally competitive
Curt Nichols says
You are asking the system to fix the system. The other day the Supreme Court said it was okay for the IRS to get third party records without a warrant. You know why? The money they steal pays for the Supreme Court.
I don’t even waste time watching these show events anymore. We do not live in a Republic. Or a democracy. There is no rule of law. There is one law left. And it is Chinese.
The high nail gets the hammer. I reiterate. I am selling my shit. Building liquid reserves. And di di mau’ing the fuck out of here.
And by the way? There is a huge amount of spiritual calm that comes with the realization. I now have no attachment to this country. I fought for it. I bled for it. It’s like an ex-wife now. If I see her in the mall, I wave. With zero feelings.
Is there a “here” that isn’t under or under the influence of the deep state, China, Russia, the UN, WHO, IMF, NATO and others because without getting away from all that, IMO, you are just moving the “here?” WWIII and another Great Depression are right around the corner which also means limited resources. Being an outsider during a time of limited resources is a bad combination I want to avoid. Having skills an area needs or can use helps dampen your outsider status. I hope you do find that non-oppressive oasis, Curt.
Curt Nichols says
Mike, that was well reasoned. Here are my thoughts. A home owner versus a BLM savage in some incident. The savage owns nothing and already has a criminal record. The home owner has a job and assets. Regardless of what happens? Who loses? The home owner. I want to be a moving target living out of a backpack. A large financial portfolio mind you, but fluid. And hopefully in some venue that financial assets can be shifted to that are sanction proof. Since my family has died off, I am largely extraneous to my children. And the last wife is gone. Compared to others I have a rather painless transition. I am 63 and haven’t needed to work in years. Being raised poor taught me the value of saving and it payed off. And while I try to say I am disconnected? Watching the dissolution of my country causes me pain. I have some ghosts to put to rest. Of all places I am traveling to Nicaragua this winter. And it is also one of the places that is not in their grand scheme.
I have been on edge a little since my insurance company reminded me no home insurance covers war so I understand your position there. I rented for more than 20 years before I bought my home so have been reluctant to give up my Florida homeowner Bill of Rights. Lucky you, being raised poor taught me to be a kid in a candy store when I did start making money. I did keep some semblance of self discipline to retire at 63 a few years ago.
I keep checking Kayak’s where can I travel website and Nicaragua continues to be the sticking point: https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions? Someone can visit as long as they have had the covid test. Since they cost hundreds of dollars now and some study done by Harvard, I believe, say the swabs may be laced with the bioweapon, I’m leery. I didn’t line up during the, “test me test me, I might have covid,” panic that swept this country. I certainly don’t want to give “them” my DNA now. How does anyone know where those swabs have been anyway? https://gab.com/BeachMilk/posts/108668754076394861 We are so played.
This report looks more and more like declassified documents. It’s published long after statute of limitations, none dare to sue the culprits left and lots of things remain unpublished. It just missed the usual black felt pen masking : the beautiful magic of modern word processors 🙂
Paulo Guerra says
For those who didn’t follow the “big lie” of the 2016 elections in detail, it’s a big web of intel! An international web. And I imagine it’s also a very complicated web to understand even for most Americans! Isn’t it easier to conclude that the entire US establishment, deep state or intel community, conspired with the Clintons to overthrow Trump’s candidacy in 2016? And why are the Clintons so powerful in America? They seem almost like a dynasty or a Monarchy in power in the US for 30 years! With a Royal Court with psychopaths like the neocon couple Nuland and the neoliberal Kagan. Because it was Bill Clinton who sold the entire US economy to global financial power! Which has been running Washington for 30 years! And the Clintons have a daughter, don’t they? Be careful! By the way, has Hillary ever made public statements about the Durham report?
J Brown says
Israel. Yesterday Larry recommended Simplicius. Perhaps this is an interest thought from him that deserves some contemplation:
“Israel is the brainchild of UK and is likely controlled by MI6. Many conspiracy theorists believe that Mossad controls the world, controls both CIA/MI6 but it’s really the opposite. Israel was always the ‘forward operating base’ for the UK to gain a foothold into the Middle East to continue their Sykes-Picot and Great Game imperialism. MI6 of course completely controls and owns the CIA as well, and controls the entire U.S. establishment by way of it, but that’s another story.
….Israel is nothing more than a clandestine colony of the UK-shadow elite/MI6.”
Think about it.
Curt Nichols says
If the UK controls Israel? Israel completely controls the US. Look at Bidens cabinet. Look at the whole government. Look at the money we give them. Look at what happened when they slaughtered Navy troops on the USS Liberty. We are owned part and parcel by Netanyahu’s genocidal regime.
Paulo Guerra says
Does MI6 control the CIA? My God! UK controls Israel? The Kingdom ended in Suez! The UK does not control the UK! Have you taken a good look at the Prime Minister? MI6 has been a CIA bitch for 50 years! But Larry is there to explain!
Paulo Guerra says
Does MI6 control the CIA? My God! UK controls Israel? The Empire and Kingdom end in Suez! The UK today does not control the UK! Have you taken a good look at the Prime Minister? MI6 has been CIA major bitch since CIA is born. But Larry is here to explain better!
P.S. London abdicated Palestine at war with the Zionists. And he handed over Palestine to the UN after the Zionists assassinated his minister Lord Moyne in Cairo in 1944.
Those who control the world are the axis of evil: Wall Street – City, with its satellites. Governments, politicians, officials, academics, artists, etc., are just pawns. The Jewish people are hostage to the beast.
Indeed. The Jewish conspiracy folks can never explain how Jews in Israel were the most clot shotted of all on mandatory 5th boosters and died in droves. Are they interested in Genociding their own? Or just smart people with tiger moms who then rise into positions of power and power corrupts everyone?
mad cow says
Those in power don’t have “their own” among the plebs.
Paulo Guerra says
Steve is right, all racism and xenophobia is the child of ignorance and prejudice! I, to be frank, don’t even like calling Jews, Jews. Jews are human beings, period! I don’t call Christians, Christians either! And what is a Jew? An ethnicity, a people or a religion? Many Jews are not even religious! The “jewish” people have a history of being persecuted, from the Progroms to the Holocaust, because of a series of myths but mainly because they were forced to emigrate from Judea because of wars and most people are suspicious of emigrants. Especially the successful ones. Due to its diaspora, even today there are as many Jews in the US as in Israel after several waves of emigration. And despite not liking lobbies, somehow it is understandable some power to influence public authorities.
And the biggest myth is their association with the financial sector as the inventors of money and usury and being the world’s great bankers. Nothing is more false and probably begins with the myth of Jesus expelling the sellers from the Temple. Who were mainly sellers of goods and some money changers because of the travellers! Banking as we know it today only started in the Middle Ages by the Genovese and in the Low Countries!
In Nazi Germany, for example, their biggest sin was being generally a successful community in very difficult times after WW1 and especially after the 1929 crash that brought Hitler to power! That was a very ignorant fraud who had to blame someone for all of Germany’s ills and especially for Germany’s defeat in WW1! However, he loved the English, fathers of the Treaty of Versailles! Hitler was always a fraud who wasn’t even able to give precise orders. And I don’t want to defend a monster with problems in the balls, but he is attributed many ideas that did not fit in Hitler’s brain.
Already the Jewish community in Germany and central Europe was a very successful community with great contributions to humanity in various areas such as science since the Enlightenment! It wasn’t just bankers. Despite the fact that Hitler’s cheater negotiated with many to arm Nazi Germany. The Nazi U-Boats program was always financed by Jews on both sides of the Atlantic when there were already concentration camps! Because in every community there are good people and bad and greedy people! But they cannot characterize all of its people. Generalizations are always dangerous.
Like to think that all Jews are Rothschild or some Hungarian Jews who, after the Bretton Woods Agreement, came to dominate the international bond and currency market. In short, as in all communities there are good and bad people! Netanhyau even now tried to destroy the rule of law just to escape corruption prosecutions! There is no ethnic or religious reason for Netanhyau’s behavior and crimes. But to regain power in Israel and escape corruption processes, he allied himself with Israel’s political and religious extreme right. Fanatical Torah and Talmudic Zionists who seek to turn Israel into a religious Republic like Iran! My ten cents against antisemitism and all forms of racism on earth here on Larry’s blog.
And it is also normal and not a crime that all communities of emigrants in a given country support each other, often ending up almost exclusively in one sector of economic activity. Like a closed circuit that doesn’t even tolerate marriages outside the community. And I’m not saying that’s the case for American Jews. Perhaps the most religious. Fanatics.
Mark J says
GER, VIX..also on the Mexico exchange
I am afraid the whole bizarre”Trump’s Russian collusion” psyop was aiming beyond Trump really.
I believe the prolonged hysteria had the purpose to turn the general public opinion against Russia, i.e. create hostility as a way to settle the stage for an all-out war against the RF.
Don Lamb says
Turn general public opinion? Americans have been programmed to hate Russia my whole life, and I’m 63. No, this ‘prolonged hysteria’ psyop started when Trump walked down the escalator and from where I sit I see no end in sight. Well, actually I do know the Bible says a million man Chinese army marches on Israel and blood rises to the height of a horses bridle. So maybe it is time Armageddon
Pedro Jorge says
I hope a day will come when I can somehow pay for your exceptional expertize, Larry. Thank you very much for this perfectly connected report. Best regards from a Brazilian admirer.
FBI source in Russia probe called Israelis ‘f***ing spies’ who should be killed
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
None of this matters anymore. Not one of the perpetrators will ever suffer.
Not even if Trump becomes president again, which, unless the election faking machine breaks down, he never will again.
I don’t know why this is surprising.
US is the epitome of third world.
Failing education and health care systems.
Major cities which are essentially war zones.
Insolvent financial system.
What have I left out?
I hope I’m wrong, but I think that D. Trump is a very late reaction to the political, social, cultural and economic decomposition of the USA (it’s like realizing that the ship is in the swamp, but the mud is too thick to go somewhere )
I also believe that, even if he won by a wide margin, he does not have the necessary and sufficient equipment to cover all the critical points, to come to fruition; not because there are no trained people, but because of a lack of commitment and/or fear of losing socioeconomic positions and even personal security (apart from the fact that, in the previous administration, several of his “collaborators” seemed to come from the swamp, acting against the grain)
On the other hand, many of us are sitting at the gate waiting for a “messiah” or a superhero to solve problems, but, as JFK said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”