This photo array shows the pictures or titles of the 51 CIA former officials who signed the letter in October 2020 declaring that the Hunter Biden laptop showed all the signs of a Russian disinformation op. Forty seven of the photos show the real people. Four photos, which display a female with a black band across the eyes, do not show the actual person. There also were 9 other CIA officers, still on the job, that endorsed the letter but their names were left off because they were current CIA employees at the time the letter was written. The good folks at XRVISION assembled this montage.
All of these individuals now face potential legal liability for participating in a Biden campaign scheme to raise doubts about the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop. We also know that they are liars and that each one, by affixing their name to this bogus letter, directly interfered in the 2020 Presidential election.
Here is the full text of the letter that Congressman Jim Jordan sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken notifying him that he must turn over documents and communications in his possession regarding the production and distribution of the letter proclaiming the laptop as Russian disinformation.
Blinken carried out these acts before he became Secretary of State and therefore does not have legal grounds to argue that these communications are covered by Executive Privilege.
“April 20, 2023”
“The Honorable Antony Blinken Secretary
U.S. Department of State Washington, DC 20520
Dear Secretary Blinken:
The Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are conducting oversight of federal law-enforcement and intelligence matters within our respective jurisdictions. We are examining the origins of the infamous public statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely discredited a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop as supposed Russian disinformation. As part of our oversight, we have learned that you played a role in the inception of this statement while serving as a Biden campaign advisor, and we therefore request your assistance with our oversight.
On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published a report detailing how Hunter Biden used the position and influence of his father, now-President Joe Biden, for personal gain with the apparent awareness of President Biden.1 The article reported on several emails found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that he had abandoned in a Delaware computer shop. 2 The contents of the emails cast doubt on President Biden’s previous denials of speaking to his son about his international business dealings.
Within five days of the article, on October 19, 2020, 51 former intelligence officials released a public statement attempting to discredit the contents of the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden, stating that the story “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”3 News publications immediately ran with the statement, with Politico publishing a story with the conclusive headline, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former officials say.”4 Social media companies simultaneously restricted access to the Post story,
including Twitter locking the Post’s and then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s”
“1 Emma-Jo Morris & Gabrielle Fonrouge, Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad, N.Y. POST (Oct. 14, 2020).
3 Jim Clapper et al., Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails (Oct. 19, 2020).
4 Natasha Bertrand, Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say, POLITICO (Oct. 19, 2020).”
“accounts for sharing a link to the article.5 During the final presidential debate on October 22, then-Vice President Biden cited the public statement to rebut President Trump’s criticism of the Biden family business dealings, saying:
Look, there are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what this, [President Trump’s] accusing me of is a Russian plan. They have said this this has all the characteristics—four—five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except him and his good friend Rudy Giuliani.6
Subsequent reporting revealed that the New York Post story was not, as the public statement claimed and then-Vice President Biden parroted, part of a “Russian information operation.”7 This revelation nearly two years after the fact, however, was little consolation. The concerted efforts to dismiss the serious allegations in the Post’s reporting and to suppress any discussion of the story played a substantial role in the 2020 election.
The Committees recently conducted a transcribed interview with Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and one of the 51 signatories of the public statement. In his transcribed interview, Morell testified that on or around October 17, 2020, you reached out to him to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop story.8 At the time you served as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign. According to Morell, although your outreach was couched as simply gathering Morell’s reaction to the Post story, it set in motion the events that led to the issuance of the public statement.9 Morell testified:
Q: But, prior to [Secretary Blinken’s] call, you – you did not have any intent to write this statement?
A: I did not.
Q: Okay. So his call triggered – A: It did, yes.
Q: – that intent in you?”
“5 See, e.g., Elizabeth Dwoskin, Facebook and Twitter take unusual steps to limit spread of New York Post story, WASH. POST (Oct. 15, 2020).
6 Comm’n on Presidential Debates, Presidential Debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee (Oct. 22, 2020).
7 See, e.g., Katie Brenner et al., Hunter Biden paid tax bill, but broad federal investigation continues, N.Y. TIMES, Mar. 16, 2022; Matt Viser et al., Inside Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company, WASH. POST, Mar. 30, 2022.
8 See Transcribed Interview of Mr. Michael Morell at 97.
9 See id. at 21-22, 25.”
“A: Yes. Absolutely.10
That same day, October 17, you also emailed Morell an article published in USA Today alleging that the FBI was examining whether the Hunter Biden laptop was part of a “disinformation
campaign.”11 The very bottom of the email you sent to Morell included the signature block of Andrew Bates, then-director of rapid response for the Biden campaign.12
Morell testified that his communication with you was one of a few communications he had with the Biden campaign, explaining that he also received a call from Steve Ricchetti, Chairman of the Biden campaign, following the October 22 debate to thank him for writing the statement.13 He testified:
After the debate – I think it was after the debate – in fact, I’m pretty sure it was after the debate – I got a phone call from Jeremy Bash, who I work with at Beacon and who is active politically. And Jeremy said: Do you have a minute to talk to Steve Ricchetti?
I said: Of course.
He was the head of the Biden campaign at the time. And Jeremy got him on the line, and Steve thanked me for putting the statement out. And that was the extent of the conversation.14
Morell also explained that the Biden campaign helped to strategize about the public release of the statement. Morell testified that he sent an email telling Nick Shapiro, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Director of the CIA John Brennan, that the Biden campaign wanted the statement to go to a particular reporter at the Washington Post first and that he should send the statement to the campaign when he sent the letter to the reporter.15 Morell testified, however, that he did not recall why he told Shapiro the campaign wanted the statement to go to this reporter first and admitted that he may have spoken to the campaign on another occasion.16
Morell further explained that one of his two goals in releasing the statement was to help then-Vice President Biden in the debate and to assist him in winning the election.17 He testified:
Q: What was the intent of the statement?”
“10 Id. at 21-22.
11 Id. at 22. See email from Anthony Blinken to Michael Morell (Oct. 17, 2020, 10:53 p.m.).
12 Email from Anthony Blinken to Michael Morell (Oct. 17, 2020, 10:53 p.m.).
13 Morell interview at 97.
15 Id. at 23.
16 Id. at 104.
17 See id. at 11, 34, 102.”
“A: There were two intents. One intent was to share our concern with the American people that the Russians were playing on this issue; and, two, it was [to] help Vice President Biden.18
- * *
Chairman Jordan: You wanted to help the Vice President why? A: Because I wanted him to win the election.
Chairman Jordan: You wanted him to win; that’s why? A: Yes, sir.19
Based on Morell’s testimony, it is apparent that the Biden campaign played an active role in the origins of the public statement, which had the effect of helping to suppress the Hunter Biden story and preventing American citizens from making a fully informed decision during the 2020 presidential election.20 Although the statement’s signatories have an unquestioned right to free speech and free association—which we do not dispute—their reference to their national security credentials lent weight to the story and suggested access to specialized information unavailable to other Americans. This concerted effort to minimize and suppress public dissemination of the serious allegations about the Biden family was a grave disservice to all American citizens’ informed participation in our democracy.
Based on the information we have obtained to date, we believe that you possess material that would advance our oversight and inform potential legislative reforms. Accordingly, we ask that you please provide the following information and records in your personal possession:
- Identify all people with whom you communicated about the inception, drafting, editing, signing, publishing, or promotion of the “Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails” dated October 19, 2020, during the period October 14, 2020, to November 24, 2020; and
- Produce all documents and communications referring or relating to the “Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails” dated October 19, 2020, sent or received between October 14, 2020, and November 24, 2020.
Please produce this material as soon as possible but no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2023. Because these events occurred prior to your nomination and confirmation as Secretary of State, we seek your cooperation with our requests in your personal, and not your official,”
“18 Id. at 11.
19 Id. at 102.
20 See, e.g., David Folkenflik, More details emerge in federal investigation into Hunter Biden, Nat’l Pub. Radio (Apr. 9, 2022); Jacob Siegel, A guide to understanding the hoax of the Century, Tablet (Mar. 28, 2023).”
“capacity. Although our requests do not implicate Department equities, and accordingly there should be no basis for the Department to interfere with our oversight, we have addressed these requests to you in your official capacity initially as a courtesy. If you are represented by private counsel in this matter, please ask your attorney to contact Judiciary Committee staff promptly on your behalf at (202) 225-6906.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
“Michael R. Turner Chairman
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
cc: The Honorable Jerrold L. Nadler, Ranking Member, Committee on the Judiciary The Honorable Jim Himes, Ranking Member, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence”
It is truly astonishing that these men and women would agree to participate in scheme to aid Biden. The majority of them, according to research by XRVISION, are Republicans and apparently believed that sabotaging Donald Trump was worth telling a lie. These are not uneducated people with no accomplishments in life. These are people who served in senior CIA positions. They are supposed to be leaders. But they revealed themselves to be nothing more than craven, corrupt bureaucrats with no sense of honor or integrity.
With leaders like these, is it any wonder that the worker bees in the bowels of the CIA will conclude that it is okay to lie and obfuscate? Leaders set an example, or are supposed to set an example. Unfortunately, the persons listed in the photo array above are emblematic of the corruption that has beset the CIA for more than 70 years. If they suffer no consequences beyond public shaming for their perfidy, do not be surprised if people currently at the top of the CIA also will conclude that they can indulge treachery and not pay a price.
This failure of leadership has direct consequences for the security of the United States going forward. For example, if analysts and their supervisors decide to play along and support a false narrative about Russia being a weak, inept country that fields a third rate military, then the chances that political leaders will embrace those lies and make decisions that can embroil America in a war with Russia that the United States is not equipped to win. Ditto for China.
The Achilles Heel of the CIA has been its penchant for carrying out covert actions to overthrow foreign governments claiming to support “democracy and freedom” while the dirty truth is that many, if not all, of those actions served economic interests that had nothing to do with protecting the United States from foreign enemies.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, there is only one country in the world that has repeatedly used military force to impose its will on other countries. That dubious distinction belongs to America and the CIA has been a critical enabler of the ensuing bloodshed and suffering around the world as a consequence of America’s military misadventures.
There is irony in the photo array of the men and women pictured above — maybe they believed they were acting to “save America.” But their actions have deepened divisions among the American people and contributed to an unprecedented distrust in the so-called political leaders that infest Washington.
The recent “rescue” of U.S. Government officials from the beleaguered U.S Embassy in Khartoum left thousands of American citizens in Sudan on their own. This is the second time in two years that the United States has broken faith, not just with a foreign country, but with its own citizens. The pampered officials get a military escort out of Sudan. American citizens living there, for whatever reason, are abandoned and left to their own devices. Sadly, this appears to be the new legacy of the United States. This is akin to the Captain of the Titanic putting his crew into life boats and leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. Not a good look. And this sends a message to the rest of the world — you cannot trust America with your life.
Larry, thanks for using your intellect, skills, experience and expertise for the good.
S Brennan says
I love my country, I love the, [not unflawed], US-Constitution.
I just wish those “elites” who also swore an oath to the US-Constitution would, at least, put a semblance of a fig leaf over their venal abuse of the US-Constitution.
Just as the Germanic tribes looked at the wanton political prostitution of Roman elite as a sign of weakness, an open invitation to plunder, our leaders goad our enemies to scheme for our downfall.
Michael Thomson says
There is no need for anyone to ‘scheme for our downfall’ you are doing that very well yourselves without any help from anyone.
Jim S says
“… you are doing that very well yourselves without any help from anyone.”
Technically true, as George Soros is a US citizen.
But why are the Soros-backed District Attorneys uniformly pursuing measures to protect criminals and promote criminal activity via decriminalization and refusal to prosecute real crimes? US Democrat-run cities are fast becoming festering sores.
I don’t know where you’re from, but I just saw a story about Soros’ Open Society Foundation operations around the world, and it’s almost guaranteed OSF is working to subvert your country too.
Technically a subversive US attack against your country.
Technically, technically, but in reality Soros and his ilk don’t give a damn about the commonweal of the US or of any other nation in the world despite what they say and whatever citizenships and passports they hold.
Anyway, you’ll be surprised how fast things turn around if we can get our feet under us.
Stephen Kelly says
Anyway, you’ll be surprised how fast things turn around if we can get our feet under us.
Hi Jim what things have to change turn around befor you get your feet under us. Please list the things and the number of decades uh uh centuries that this will take thank you.
>Technically true, as George Soros is a US citizen.
Oh, I didn’t know that! Well that’s great news then because we can charge him with Treason.
>Technically true, as George Soros can be charged with Treason, but (((grygori schwartz))) is a Citizen of Zionist- Occupied Palestine, and can Flee there and be Protected from Extradition.
You wrote: “….our leaders goad our enemies to scheme for our downfall.”
With all due respect to your concerns, you in the US do not have enemies, but aggrieved victims deserving an apology even if reparations are not forthcoming. You, the US, leading some 12.5% of humanity, has oppressed us — the majority 87.5% of the world — far too cruelly for far too long. We living outside the US can see that clearly, but you have yet to perceive this objective truth.
As well, you in the US are not at risk of a downfall: you are already fallen. We, the majority living in the Rest Of The World can clearly see it, but we understand it that your realisation thereof is yet to come.
Your countries elite were willing accomplices…do a Nancy Reagan…just say no…
Graham Amor says
Yes and No. Yes, our elites were willing accomplices, and they are despised for that in our countries; and I am writing from a European “ally” of the US. BUT, they also had no choice! We have NOT been protected by the American military but are occupied countries, and that since the end of World War II. Our elites have long realized that their positions, jobs, careers and sometimes even their lives could be lost if they dared to refuse US demands. Then on top of that there was the bribery and money available to those who faithfully served the US masters, whilst betraying their own countries. To ‘Just say no’ is not as easy as it might seem.
Jim S says
Rest Of The World, now where have I seen that phrase recently? Let’s see… hmm… oh! Nope, that’s not it. I thought I had it, but it slipped away. It’ll come to me, Shirley.
Anyway, how can we be sure you’re the real kiwiklown? Do the hakkkkkka or something to prove your identity.
kiwiklown – you are 100% correct. I am ashamed of what we’ve become.
I don’t love it anymore. It’s like a loved wife that fucked around and fucked around and lied and lied all the while me thinking that she was honest and true in face of all the evidence to the contrary.
Finally one day I shook myself out of my dream state and realized the rotten whore that she was.
I walked out and never turned back.
35 years now living and doing well on 3 continents outside USA…..I will never go back in this lifetime.
Let it fall brother. It’s the only way that one day it may recover. Like the USSR it must eat itself in its own rot to look clearly in the mirror and realize it’s mistakes in order to heal itself.
Look at what Russia has done since the fall of the wall and WHO was the driving force that made it happen!? Surprise, surprise.
If only the USA will have a man of his stature to nurse it back to life after the coming debacle.
For the moment FUCK the criminal mafia that the USA has become after 11/22/63 and before, and goddamn them for eternity the criminal scum that perpetuated that crime, as well as the others that fell shortly thereafter.
Dylan/Murder Most Foul
John Connor says
Wow, never heard that song before. Thanks for the link.
The CIA has never had any moral integrity that I can see . I have had friends who worked for them. Bright, good people — they left once they smelled the rot, Whatever happened to the dream of 1776? The real problem, however, is a brainwashed public.
And propaganda. People go to school to learn not to think. They read but they do not think And failure to think is the Eichmann disease.
You are very right about the Pentagon Leaks.
Brian F says
Ike and Kennedy warned us 6 decades ago. One fades into the history books, one got his head blown off. We never reconciled with these problems that are the literal elephant in the room.
General Smedley Butler (war is a racket) before that.
Mainstream is killstream
If humans are unable to take a reckoning, then the gods will sooner or later do it for them.
Très très jolie phrase!!!!!
James Cook says
A few “Humans” have once again amassed so much power that they have come to believe that they are “GODS”. This mental folly has been played out many times throughout history.
Why anyone believes that the results this time will be any different than all of the past attempts is delusional………but this appears to be a fatal hard wired flaw within the neurons of Homo sapiens.
If they believe the words of Psalm 8 where written specifically for them, their egos are out-of-control.
Every word you wrote is true and I commend you for it sir.
What will happen, some middle ranking shmuck might go to jail. It’s re arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
I would love to be wrong but I’m old and sadly realistic. One can dream of a clean sweep of the dross running the country but their lack of ethics has destroyed their system, it will fail as a result.
This is the result of the end justifies the means, it starts with a small ethical compromise and ends up with everyone in it for themselves.
Russia has rebuilt it’s self after the collapse of the USSR. America can too but it is unlikely to recover it’s No. 1 ranking in any foreseeable future.
China I think is unique in regaining the No. 1 slot.
Sandy K says
With the benefit of hindsight we see that such a dearth of real leadership and accountability has been allowed for decades.
Example: Rather than immediately firing the Directors of the FBI and CIA after 9/11, we kept them in place and spent hundreds of billions of dollars on the creation and perpetuation of the DNI and DHS, creating a larger bureaucracy of nameless incompetents.
Militarily, a similar story in which we tell Americans you’re unpatriotic if you don’t support every defense spending bill perpetuated by senior officers who retire and work for defense contractors.
“This failure of leadership has direct consequences for the security of the United States going forward. For example, if analysts and their supervisors decide to play along and support a false narrative about Russia being a weak, inept country that fields a third rate military, then the chances that political leaders will embrace those lies and make decisions that can embroil America in a war with Russia that the United States is not equipped to win. Ditto for China.”
As far as the rest of the world figures, important decisions such as going to war against China, Iran, and China simultaneously or other less important decisions are neither made by the White House inhabitants nor by the establishment. The entire Western Shebang is managed and run by the City. At this time basically It’s the Rothschild & Co. versus the rest of the world. All the other players from top to bottom including the imbecilic political leaders a la WEF across the EU-US are trained-paid opportunists who are just making a good living through massive corruption in the so called finance capitalism system. It’s a giant bribery scheme on steroids. The City is using the US-EUs’ geo-economic and population clouts like his own patsies to maintain a grip on international banking by way of pushing the dollar upon the world. These CIA, DHS, MIC …etc. are mere opportunists taking advantage of the corrupt system. Fortunately the big bankers aren’t stupid and certainly don’t look forward to martyrdom. They want maintain their hold on power and wealth for as long as possible. They know – militarily speaking – the City can’t withstand a fight against conventional or non-conventional strikes in case of a major world war.
An African American told me that many years ago his wife and kids were spending a few months in Africa, when a military unrest happened. He told me how the US helicopter was sent to get them out to safety. And I thought wow, just like that, the country would come to my rescue. I felt so proud that Americans won’t leave own people behind. Now, looking at Afghanistan and Sudan, it looks like nobody would lift a finger…
dave jones says
incompetent evil is better than competent evil because the former is easier to defeat. like in late 2010 when China dismantled a CIA spy ring by figuring out how the CIA communicated with its spies. sloppy spy work made CIA’s defeat in China possible.
Hubert A. Monteiro says
Woe… I’ll be dipped in dog poop!! Jim Jordan is some Pitbulldog, but the question is…: who is he going to make criminal referrals to, once he’s done investigating, in order to get these scumbags to account?
I think one of America’s favorite past time, since the advent of Hollywood, has been to emulate what they see actors doing in the movies, i.e., non-stop lying and deceiving. Lying is as popular in America as apple pie and baseball. It has become so ingrained in American psyche that a child will start lying before he learns to say “mammah” , “daddah”.
What is extremely sad is that, if Satan is the Father of all lies, then humans who lie are Satan’s children… oh, but no, because we have learned it from our Hollywood “mentors” that lying and cheating is perfectly OK, harmless and that everybody does it.
I wonder if anybody has realized, yet, that “nothing” in a democracy can work without honesty and truthfulness? Because no amount of laws can make a person honest, only the deep, personal knowledge and practice of truth-telling and honesty can make a society fair and equitable, but that, I am afraid, is way beyond the grasp of a society made up of generations of practicing, pathological liars and no one is paying much attention to what all that lying is doing to our rapidly disintegrating world standing as a nation.
Lying seemed inconsequential, even funny at times, till we found out how leaders around the world are coming together, to resist what they see as a once shining beacon in a dark world, who totally lost its credibility and suddenly went completely berserk. Because the criminal lying we used to practice behind closed doors, is now done all out in the open.
We read in the fake news how Russia is being isolated from the rest of the world, then we see a video of its Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, at the United Nations, being surrounded and swarmed by world leaders, some probably even asking him for an autograph, like he’s a movie star.
So, my simple question is…, at the end of all investigations by the few Jim Jordans we have left in this country…, who is that person or committee or agency, that is going to make things right…?The swamp creature-infested DOJ? The CIA (Criminal Institution of America)? Our partisan Federal Judges? Our compromised Supreme Court? A “woke” Military Tribunal? Who, in the end, with integrity, impartiality and the power to execute justice, will bring these demonic liars to account and help restore some semblance of law and order to our nation and arrest our headlong plunge into a cataclysmic end?
A. Dane says
Hubert A. Monteiro says
Who is the person, committee or agency which has the integrity, impartiality and the power to bring these demonic liars to account in order to restore some semblance of law and order, and stop our Nations headlong plunge into a cataclysmic end?
The DOJ? – The CIA? – Our Federal Judges? – Our Supreme Court? – Our Military?
These corrupt swamp agents were the ones who created this Chaos on behalf of their Masters, in order to restore Order on their Masters terms, when you have had enough and cries uncle.
It is called Order ab Chaos.
So unless you will accept a new order on Fascist terms, the Answer is:
Only you and the rest of the American population can bring these liars to account.
Gentlemen prepare to defend yourself and your Nation.
The answer to your question is We the People.
Sadly probably no one. The investigation into the egregious Clinton scheme to paint the Trump campaign as in league with Russia netted one resignation (pension restored by the Biden regime) and one criminal referral (evidence ignored, Democrat get out of jail free card applied by DC jury). The necessary institutions are all corrupt and part of the liberal globalist project.
Who will be the one to bring all these evil lying warmongers to account and fix the country? The ordinary Americans people.
You don’t have much time left because literally 87.5% of the world is now against the West, and some of these have axes to grind against USA for killing millions of their people. If you Americans don’t fix your country by bringing your politicians to account, by the time the rest of the world do it for you, you will have tens of millions dead. And the time is drawing near.
It is like a tarp being pulled off of a rotting pile. It was always there but, no-one saw it. I am guessing, we will soon see the same crap come out of our operation in Ukraine. They pulled the same garbage in Syria over at the DoS. Nobody learned a damn thing. Regardless of I.Q. or accomplishments, these are weak, stupid people piloting the plane. This will not end well. My take.
God help us all.
Karl Schmid says
Fortunally there are still common sense, capable and thinking politicans around, people like Hungarys Victor Orban and Russians Wladimir Putin.
Aleksandra M Rohde says
Your reference to the Titanic was a confusing metaphor which I don’t think was your purpose. The real captain of the Titanic and most of the crew sadly went down with the ship. One of the radio operators did make it off the ship alive but for the rest of his life he had to answer for it. Maybe that fate awaits the lying CIA officials. One can only hope.
It’s more like Costa Concordia.
I think so too. It’s more like the Costa Concordia.
Me, my husband and our friends got off this ship on January 10, 2012, three days before the tragedy. We were lucky our cruise was over. It was a very beautiful, magnificent liner in all respects. He is no more. Very, very sorry. I will never forget. There is something symbolic in this – a symbol of the death of an era.
Trump promised to dry out the deep state swamp. Well the swamp swallowed him. Not suprisingly republican political and administrative actors joined in the democrats criminal activities to sabotage Trumps election.
The US elite will not tolerate a president who doesn‘t serve their interests but instead has an ear for the ordinary American citizen.
Even during his years as president, Trump was surrounded by traitors working against him.
I can‘t see how warming up all these messy actions of the past will change anything. US is an oligarch dictatorship. The deep state is their tool. And even im Trump got a second chance, he would end up like JFK.
Johnson’s short write ups read as if written by a long-time investigative journalist, concerned only by finding the truth and the justice of the case in hand. His being formerly an element of that beast surely gives his conclusions added value. Honour to all such people (“Confessions of an Economic Hitman” comes to mind)
“If they suffer no consequences beyond public shaming for their perfidy…”
Doubtless, crime that is not judged and goes unpunished breeds new and deeper crime; and it is a slippery slope towards greater and greater evil. It is so with a person, a family and a nation.
“Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, there is only one country in the world that has repeatedly used military force to impose its will on other countries…”
This is an element of truth Mr Lavrov – and Russia’s ambassador to that organisation – should repeat at the UN as a conclusion to all of their speeches – just as that Roman senator endlessly repeated: “… Carthago delenda est”.
Eventually the Romans had their Carthage, and, in our age, the whole world would come to realise that present-day international state criminality rests solely upon the empire of lies and murder – which would also be a blessing for the sane portion of the US itself.
“USA delenda est”
Perhaps unlike Carthago, USA is giving everyone (Rx, Ch) a hand at bringing it to past.
Plugged Nickel News says
Notice the phrase ‘playing on this issue’. The Russians were ‘playing on this issue’. Playing on what issue? Either the laptop was genuine or it was not. This cabal just accused the laptop of not being genuine, of being a Russian operation. What are they saying then, the Russians are playing with an issue that the Russians themselves created? They’re playing with themselves?
Another example of ‘graywashing’.
A typical Hollywood movie has one good American guy defeating 100 baddies. Since the good guy wins you go away with the impression that Americans are the saviors of the world. It sounds like pure fiction but not everything in the plot is far from the truth. I’ve started to see it this way: For each good American (ex: Larry) there are 100 bad Americans (ex: deep state monsters). The only unrealistic thing is that the good guy wins.
k. talaat says
If a man loves the world, the love of the
Father ain’t in him.
For all in the world, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, the pride of life, is not of the
Father, but of the world.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
Fishes, like all other vertebrstes, rot from the intestinal tract. Because that’s where the bacteria that initiate decomposition live. The head, being an enclosed capsule, begins rotting relatively late in the process.
Actually, the fish doesn’t rot from the head. It’s the guts that rot first. And we saw that with Trump. Even if the head wasn’t too bad the system’s deep innards were rotten to the core.
A good opportunity to post a quote by the mighty Simplicius
“The entire Ukrainian presidency is a TV Truman Show spectacle and hoax in one, funded by unctuous billionaires and CIA dark money. ”
HMS Terror says
The sad fact is that Ukraine’s is but the currently most grotesque caricature of all but a very few Western presidencies/prime ministerships. This seems particularly true of the Anglo countries. But for those few exceptions, they’re all local variations on “a TV Truman Show spectacle and hoax in one”, gaining such gravitas and polish as they may enjoy only by virtue of having been so for decades.
The Russians decided that the grotesque caricature has to go, but they’ll leave the rest to devolve further before taking any decisions.
Ricardo Ramirez says
Ah, the Titanic, good times!
This day and age the morals are those of Francesco Schettino, captain of Costa Concordia, the first to leave the ship.
– Coast Guard: “What do you mean you already left???”
– Captain Schettino: “Yes! Thanks for your concern, I’m sound and safe!”
– Coast Guard: “##$%*####’
Let’s not forget that Morrell was meddling in politics long before 2020.
the preservation and expansion of private financialized capital is the dominant aim of the United States. its very founding was a mercantilist reaction against a (relatively) “progressive” anti-slavery King George 3 who decreed a limit (Proclamation Line of 1763) to colonialist expansion into sovereign Indian nations west of the Appalachians and northern territories. George Washington’s Mississippi Land Company was a multi billion dollar (in today’s dollars) land speculation project that stood to lose vast sums as a result…
as Michael Hudson tells it, Russia and China are essentially hybrid state-industrial capitalist power centers and existential threats to western bankers’ stranglehold on global capital via the dollar and financialization. they are deemed “authoritarian” they same way King George was called a “tyrant.” so the banking cartels’ thug enforcers (IC + NATO) will do ANYTHING to preserve control, and lapdog corporate media will make sure to call that ‘preserving democracy’…just like the American revolution was sold to poor white tenant farmers and riffraff as a revolution against “tyranny” while 100 years later, 50 million native Americans lay genocided beneath their own ancestral ground and 15 million Africans had been enslaved.
i don’t see what the fuss is. Deception, lies, theatrics, hysteria, chicanery, etc are all standard parts of the US Democratic process. It’s what makes USA grate (sic).
Suitable sentence – do the World a favour – give them a rifle each and send the lot to the Ukranium front line.
Michael Droy says
Pretty sure they all thought there was a career advantage to be had in signing it.
Indeed I wouldn’t be at all surprised if some of the anonymous 9 leak their own names even now.
could you pls make a link to the original poster? Current one’s text pixelated. Good work.
I wish it was only the CIA and only these 60. The country might have been able to deal with it. Unfortunately, lies, deceit, corruption and whatever else you want to throw in here permeate the whole country. Every time crap like this happens and the truth eventually comes out, and it does eventually come out, another light goes out on President Reagan’s “shining city on a hill.” Any individual, American or not, with any amount of critical thinking skills becomes a little more cynical of government, media, medicine, clergy, etc. until there is nothing left to believe in except that there is a con artist and scum bag around every corner. People stop teaching children to be honest and fair and always tell the truth because they know that when that child goes out into the real world they get their head handed to them thinking everyone else is going to be fair and honest and always truthful. Congratulations government, media, medicine, clergy, etc. Look around, look what you created. Aren’t you proud of yourselves. May you all rot in Hell!
Chris McMorrow says
That letter signed by the 51 has all the earmarks of TREASON. (I assume that each one swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.)
While now reading a biography of the great American Patriot George Washington, one can’t help but to take to heart the fact that several hundred American patriots died brutal deaths fighting in the Battle of Brooklyn. If these brave men could come back from their graves, one has to wonder what they would think about today’s “American” elite political class. I am certain they would have nothing but sheer contempt for these Godless Traitors.
Lorna MacKay says
Your hero, George Washington, was a member of the wealthy elite political class, and if he and his fellow conspirators were alive today they would be among the corrupt politicians, generals, and financiers who you now hold in contempt. And he and his comrades would hold you and your ideas in contempt as they used and hoodwinked you to further their own enrichment.
Does the biography you are reading mention that George Washington was a land speculator whose main beef with the British authorities was that they prevented him from stealing yet more Native land and breaking the treaties that sought to protect them (the Natives)?
Agreed Lorna. The victors write the history.
Cecil Rhodes and Churchill (to name just two) have the same aura about them too.
The truth of such beasts is never mentioned in main stream history narratives.
Chris McMorrow says
Lorna, your ignorance about the selfless life of America’s greatest patriot is typical yet astounding. The fact that President Washington was a slave owner is a blemish upon his reputation, but it just goes to show that all men are sinners in need of Christ’s blood and redemption. (George Washington was a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.) But Lorna, you strike me as a typical liberal, whose heart, mind, and soul have been ruined by the Satanic philosophy of Liberalism — the ideology of the insane… and the damned. (I truly hope that is not the case.) During the course of eight long years, the selfless, courageous George Washington daily continued to risk life and limb to give our nation its birth of Freedom. It’s really sad that there are so many ungrateful people like you in this country. But then again, that is what Liberalism — the ideology of the insane — does to people. One more thing. Whoever the Communist cabal was that did away with George Washington’s Birthday, I will always consider them to be cultural Traitors. Shame on each and every one of them. Not one of them could possibly claim the title of True American. (In this age of Big Government parasites and wholesale infanticide, True Americans are indeed a dying breed.)
P.S. Please name for me the conspirators with whom you accuse George Washington of conspiring with.
Larry Johnson says
Well said Chris.
Charles E. Fromage says
Let’s face it – the USA are the (neo) Marxists now.
Our leadership is promoting a post-modern, global, atheistic, utopian, central-planning cult-ideology, is spreading it at home through propaganda and centralized social-engineering, and abroad through subversion, propaganda, and proxy-warfare.
Does that sound familiar at all?
And like in the 1940s, the world is beginning to respond with a policy of “containment.”
as long as financial capitalism reigns, the USA is foundationally ANTI-MARXIST. cultural “woke-ism” is certainly a kind of secular “religion,” but it has nothing to do with Marx. sure, there is a genealogical strand connecting woke-ism to Marcuse and the Frankfurt school, but that has nothing to do with Marxist analysis. it was a co-optation of Marx and a reaction to Stalinism (which also is not really Marxist.) Marx is strictly class-based analysis. Woke-ism is just the new moral majoritarianism that replaced the censorious Abrahamic extremist ideology of Reagan’s “silent majority.” remember it was the christian conservatives burning Elvis and Beatles records, throwing “commies” in jail, blacklisting socialists etc. morality tyrannies always emerge as a tool for whatever the ruling elite du jour is. Marx isnt that complicated. Marx is simply saying–in a nutshell–that the worker is getting robbed.
Lorna MacKay says
Thank you! I get so tired of people calling ideas and trends “Marxist” who have no idea what Marxism is, and have probably never read a word of his writings.
I do not know what “neo-marxism” is, I can only guess that it is probably the opposite of anything Marx wrote or thought!
You nail it perfectly. As to the Frankfurter Schule, Marcuse et al. Kevin McDonald analyzed in his great “The Culture of Critique” the insidious
work of the ‘Frankfurters” in the USA. Adherance to one’s family. e.g. is considered as a psychic flaw. McDonald clearly showed the ‘tribe’ seeding the seeds of wokism into the post-WWII western psyche.
And gues, who was cancelled this week by twitter?
speaking of adherence to the family, one of Marx’s great (and ignored) critiques of capitalism is that of all systems it was the most DESTRUCTIVE of the family and of family traditions/culture because through the enclosures and land grabs, the small communities and kinship-based land tenants etc were forced to break up and the bread earners were forced into cramped industrial cities to toil in disease infested factories for low wage rather than real sustenance. Marx is very clear: Capitalism DESTROYED traditions.
True, but he greatly admired the capitalist merchant class nonetheless (bourgeoisie) and firmly believed in its progressive role in history to free humanity. First humanity gets enslaved, but later…it frees itself from capital even state, all that by magic of the theory.
That’s the flaw.
And so the theory grounded in science ends up with an eschatological construction akin to a fairytale.
I am no believer in Marxism, however, I have read Marx extensively and hold him a great thinker.
But by no means a PROPHET.
It should be more widely known that British Intelligence had a hand in setting up the OSS and later the CIA. The CIA doesn’t work for us, they work for the British. Defund the CIA.
Today's cliffside chat says
Ian Flemming has turned into a lemming. Oh, the humanity.
These people are not “leaders”. They don’t go first, they don’t guide, they don’t inspire, they don’t even have authority. What they hold is the power, but that is not leading.
Perhaps they are our ruling class. Fits right in with rules based order.
Calling them leaders leads one to think they are, even if subconsciously, and that’s a trap.
Yep. They are rulers. Putin is a leader.
Larry P. Johnson says
Apparently the US has over 800 foreign bases across the globe and I wonder if what we have seen in Sudan, and Afghanistan indicates a trend to just leave Americans stranded in these countries too.
Just a speculation, but certainly worth a thought or two.
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL says
Excellent article. Sadly, the vast majority of Amerikan Sheeple, Normies, cucks, and other assorted idiots will not even give it a glance. Reporters such as Taibbi and Escobar who are trying to get a forum are blacklisted for telling the truth. Even Breitbart gave that unrepentant, Castro-worshipping red-diaper-doper-baby Harry Belafonte a huge obit today after he assumed room temperature. Celebrity worship is a metastatic cancer which has infected the population ever since the Nickelodeon era.
Jerome Corsi and other scholars have proven the CIA murdered Jack Kennedy. Most of the shambling, texting, slack-jawed, mouth-breathing, brain-dead, vaping Gen X, Gen Y and Millennial rock-concert Mall Zombies could not tell you for sure who JFK was or when it happened and why. The only event which will ever affect the Amerikan great unwashed is if and when the dollar collapses and we go full Weimar. Life is a vale of tears. Bleib ubrig.
“All of these individuals now face potential legal liability for participating in a Biden campaign scheme to raise doubts about the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop.”
I appreciate what you do, and find myself looking forward to your posts.
But you know as well as I, there is no danger to any of these people in a legal sense. They own the system, they control the reporting and outcomes are determined, not by the courts, but by them.
Between the assassination of JFK, setting up Nixon in Wategate, killing William Colby before he could spill the beans and working to take down Trump, I’m almost starting to think the CIA has been evil all along.
The CIA being evil outwardly, engineering coups in Latin America to begin with, has been its assigned part for centuries.
Perhaps, the CIA started in 1963 to act equally nefarious and evil inwardly …?
[ 🇷🇺 RUSSIA | 🇺🇦 UKRAINE ]
🔸 The losses of the Ukrainian army now amount to more than 300,000 men (including 115,000 seriously injured), or 40% of its workforce… At this rate, they will reach 50% in August 2023 and 75% in May 2024, possible date of the collapse of the front.
[ 🇷🇺 RUSSIA | 🇺🇦 UKRAINE ]
🔸 Estimates of military losses (04/24) – RUSSIA: 15,900 killed, 40,800 injured (including serious: 15%); UKRAINE: 185,000 killed, 170,000 wounded (including serious: 67%) + 4,700 NATO mercenaries killed. CONFIDENTIAL CROSS SOURCES: FR/NATO/RUS/UKR/US.
George Galloway’s podcast yesterday was all about the CIA. One of his guests was Chris Hedges. Asking when the CIA turned bad is like asking when excrement started to stink.
It’s not only the former and current members of the CIA, FBI, State Department, (in)Justice Department etc. that are dysfunctional or deficient human beings. Just maybe these people are in fact representative of We, The People of today’s New World Order USA and The People are getting exactly what they want.
If all we are capable of doing is begging the Western Oligarchic Transnational Elite Collective to behave better, and typing comments on SONAR and other web sites, we will suffer increasingly severe austerity until we, like cornered mice, desperately, mindlessly lash out not only at the WOTEC, but, eventually, even at our equally-desperate neighbors across the street and all over the world.
During their first meeting, Morpheus asks Neo the most important question about their world of “The Matrix” — “Do you want to know what ‘it’ is?”
We must all ask ourselves essentially the same question. What is “it” that keeps failing for the vast majority of people in the US (as well as those of other “western” nations) and preventing things from improving?
The WOTEC and their MSM do not have the answer, and they are not going to allow any discussion in their MSM about alternatives to the present fatally flawed whatever-you-want-to-call-it system because such a discussion might, probably would, lead to less profit.
“It” is NOT any president. “It” is NOT the Fed. “It” is NOT the constitution. And “it” is most definitely NOT an incorrectly adjusted interest rate.
“It” resides between human ears.
“It” is an inevitably-fatal, deeply-inculcated, religious-like belief in the infallibility of human greed (not of greed’s existence or power, but, again, the present, whatever-you-want-to-call-it system’s belief in greed’s INFALLIBILITY) — that all every single human being of 7.4 billion individuals has to do is get out of bed every day and attempt to satisfy his\her insatiable greed and everything will turn out just fine for the collective whole of humanity.
Greed is NOT good. Why? Because “it” will, by “whatever it takes”, overcome any well-intended measure (from constitutions to Glass Stegalls to TARPs to QEs to NIRPs to fiat money to banning cash to Bitcoin) that that very same human mind can invent in an ultimately vain attempt to control “it”. History has time and time again PROVEN with absolute certainty that this is true.
What we all, as individuals, must somehow, some way come to recognize and accept as the ultimate truth is something that we have been brainwashed by a whatever-you-want-to-call-it, “competitive” system from Day 1 of our lives to believe is not true.
The one and only thing that will save humanity from itself (us from each other) is the EXACT OPPOSITE of greed, and that is to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. To my knowledge, every religion in the world preaches this Golden Rule as the ultimate truth. Just imagine if all people and all “governments” obeyed it.
(The extent to which you may find that rule-to-live-by replusive indicates the effectiveness of the brainwashing that you’ve been subjected to for most of your life within the present system/Matrix. If you are one of those who find it repulsive, try to explain to yourself exactly why you find it so.)
I’ll end by saying that I am an atheist and that being an atheist has some important advantages. Whenever I look at the sun that unknowingly assisted the unknowing Earth in creating us, as well as our planet’s moon and the easily-visble planets in our solar system, I know that all these astronomical objects really don’t “care” if humanity thrives or commits suicide on its accidental paradise. Regardless of what we do to ourselves (and we ARE doing it to ourselves), they’ll all just keep on moving, keep on rolling, around our galaxy as they have for billions of years. Being an atheist I can also easily understand that the Golden Rule is the one and only “it” that might possibly save humanity from itself. “It” just somehow has to get planted between human ears and take root in the fertile soil.
Hunter Biden for 2024
Olivier Sauvage says
Kudos to you, Larry.
CIA ————> A vile abomination.
MICHAEL JENKINS, J.D., CPA says
Ah, now if only there were a real law enforcement to prosecute these professional prevaricators and election thieves. Unfortunately, I doubt that any of them are losing sleep over the fact that Jim Jordan’s powerless committee may refer the Phony Fifty for prosecution. Who is going to prosecute them, the FBI? A U.S. attorney?
Democrats are free to operate with total impunity, now that they control the Secret Police and the rest of government, other than the House with its slender Republican majority. Like an archbishop, Democrats are exempt from sin, unless they deviate an iota from the Party Line.
Larry, agree with your article, but technically fish rot from the belly.
As I see it, the number one failure of the IC was not understanding how poor the soviet economy was. An accurate assessment could have been used, to justify the US being less aggressive on pushing the Soviets towards the brink of nuclear war (with only dumb luck or divine intervention ending life).
In a well-led society, the IC should have done a cold wash and re-configured to NOT mis-estimate our opponents economy.
Instead, the same freakin blindness led Biden and the west to destroy the dollar (sanctions will make the Ruble Rubble), which has a decent chance of leading to the breakup of the US. Do I think our ivy school lawyer elites have any idea how the real economy works? Any idea of how powerful Chinese manufacturing is and how weak the US is? Do they even understand that the Fed cannot print food? or tanks? that you cant burn facebook to stay warm?
The rot is cancer and it has metastasis has happened. God help us – no one else including our selves can.
That is quite a rogues galley.
To augment Lord Acton’s axiom that “Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely” I would add that ‘and power exercised secretly is most dangerous of all, especially to the society wielding it?’.
I just shook my head at the beginning of this letter which starts off by saying “The Honourable Anthony Blinken”? There’s NOTHING honourable about this vile, dead shark eyed Man, he’s a dishonest, lying, treasonous traitor who has deceived & continues to deceive the American people on behalf of the Biden Crime Family as well as the Traitors displayed with this graphic picture that puts faces to the names of these Intelligence conspirators! The Democrat’s are running defensive cover for Biden, as Larry beautifully put, by Lawfare methods by going after Trump & diverting attention away from Biden! Trump wasn’t even a Presidential candidate at that time when he had that affair with Stormy Daniels & paid a hush money payment between consenting adults for services rendered but what Blinken & Biden has done is outright fraud & criminal Election interference & Financial malfeasance that has to be prosecuted! Biden & his Cabal of crooks & Mafia criminals must be brought to Trial & forced to pay a price for their Treason? If there was any justice in America, Biden would be forced to resign from the Whitehouse in humiliation & sent to jail in a orange jumpsuit & chains too die in disgrace along with his thieving, drug addled crackhead Son, Hunter Biden! Blinken & the other Neocon Trash also deserve the Death penalty as well for Treason or prison for Life? Will Justice prevail in the Rules based Order of America? Not a snowballs chance in hell, America rewards its Elite & White, white collar criminals! They get off scot free to write books, memoirs & conduct well paid speaking gigs to boast of their criminal acts & how they got away with it? Biden, when he eventually leaves Office, hopefully sooner rather than later, gets a Presidential Library in the ultimate form of Hypocrisy & larceny, a last kick in the teeth to the American people for the Man who took down CornPop! God Bless America!
Larry, we all know that nothing is going to happen to them. “It’s a big club and we’re not in it'” George Carlin. The same big club they use to beat you over the head with. It’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe in it.
***** FLASH ***** – A source within British Intelligence has confirmed to me personally that thousands of rounds of tank shells were shipped to Ukraine as supplies for donated “Challenger” tanks donated to Ukraine. Among those thousands of tank shells are . . . DEPLETED URANIUM SHELLS!
Russia has repeatedly and explicitly made clear that if Depleted Uranium shells are fired at Russian troops, Russia will regard the use of the ammunition as being a “Dirty Bomb” attack against Russia, and will respond with radioactive weapons of its own. They did not say WHICH radioactive weapons.
It is now positively CONFIRMED that the United Kingdom has, in fact, successfully delivered into the possession of the Ukraine Army, Depleted Uranium tank shells.
What this means is that now, it is only a matter of time before Russia detects that such shells have been used by Ukraine, and responds.
That response will likely come without ANY warning at all.
Source being a nit conspiracy, but not always, sometime he has good intel
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Paulo Guerra says
I’m so very happy this is happening. Will it get past first base? After making Fox News fire the most popular and intelligent anchor on air and pay a half billion to boot? Unfortunately I predict the bad guys will win and this will piddle out. So Sorry.
Winston McCuen says
This CIA treachery against President Trump and true America reminds me of the Roman Emperor Pertinax, who ruled for three months in 193, before being murdered by the corrupt and self-serving Praetorian Guard.
Born of a freed slave, a veteran of the Parthian War, Pertinax ascended to power after the Praetorian assassination of the demented and cruel Emperor Commodus.
In the tradition of the wise philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius, who preceded Commodus, Pertinax introduced wise reforms aimed at reforming Roman society and government, including the currency and the military.
Because he aimed to serve the Roman people at large, and refused to serve and fund and pet the corrupt deep-state Praetorians — the makers and breakers of emperors — Pertinax was assassinated when, after being betrayed by a trusted subordinate, he boldly confronted around 200 of the Guard who had stormed the imperial palace.
Skeptical Canuck says
Thanks again Larry, for another illuminating article.
Relatedly, you are probably aware of the existence of the Ukrainian ‘Myrotvorets’ website, which is essentially a ‘kill list’ of truth tellers and others seen to be ‘anti-ukrainian’, and who have been doxxed on the site.
IIRC, the site is actually based from servers in the US (CIA?)
It occurred to me that the CIA probably maintains similar ‘enemies’ lists of individuals for many countries in the world. I realize that it’s been many years since you were employed by the ‘company’, but can you shed any light on this likelihood?
You know, they call it “the tragedy of the commons”. Well there’s a national community feeling among citizens of all stripes, which no SENSIBLE country even footsies with trying to WRECK. Ask Singapore if they’d like a little “race riot” for fun sake! Ask ANYONE else. Would the swiss care to trash their big cities…Zurich? Hell no. Not Murica! They RUSH IN. whoooooheeeeeey. Guns ablazing.
Since 2016, the media, and power structure, have decided to instigate a “dirty war” on the publicks. All manner of triggering/trolling/race-baiting/red meat/desecration-theater is ON. It’s on, full-spectrum, 11 on the dial. “We” are being put through the spin cycle after our brains or put through a grinder of meaningless distraction! Why? Cui Bono?
Today, I can guarantee you, every American, left or right, thinks “the whole system is crap”. Why? Cui Bono? Please do not think it’s the “2 party shystem”. That is LAUGHABLE. It’s always been a one party system.
This article is false because fish rot evenly, not from the head down… /end-sarcasm