Elder Patriot| Many of us who have never been satisfied with the explanation that “former” British spy Christopher Steele was “desperate” to get “his” dossier into the highest offices of the FBI and the DOJ.
To believe that reasoning, you’d have to believe the FBI regularly opens multi-year investigations, in its executive offices, on the insistence of accusers absent any evidence. We know that isn’t the case.
In fact, the handling of the Clinton exoneration, despite mountains of incriminating evidence, would suggest that even with overwhelming evidence the FBI’s top level executives are reluctant to pursue such investigations.
We also know that isn’t true. So where does that leave us?
For the answer we turn to the transcripts of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s interrogations by House investigators.
Judiciary Committee General Counsel Zachary Somers: “Were you given access to [Clinton Foundation-related] emails as part of the investigation?”
Peter Strzok: “We were not. We did not have access. My recollection is that the access to those emails were based on consent that was negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”
There is also this stunning admission from Page’s testimony:
“Everybody talks about this as if this was the FBI investigation, and the truth of the matter is there was not a single step, other than the July 5th statement, there was not a single investigative step that we did not do in consultation with or at the direction of the Justice Department.”
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX): “Okay. So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory, but when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to …”
Ms. Page: “That is correct.”
Rep. Ratcliffe: “… bring a case based on that.”
We’ve also read reports that the transcript of Nellie Ohr has exposed her long-running ties to the CIA – John Brennan’s CIA. Jeff Carlson of the Epoch Times, who reviewed the transcript of Nellie Ohr’s testimony prior to its release wrote:
Nellie Ohr, the wife of former high-ranking Justice Department (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr—both of whom played pivotal roles in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign—worked for the CIA as an independent contractor for as long as six years.
Carlson also notes:
Prior to her work for Fusion GPS, Ohr worked for an internal open-source division of the CIA named Open Source Works from 2008 to at least June 2010; it appears likely that she remained in that role until 2014.
Now consider the quiet bombshell Devin Nunes recently dropped … veiled as it was while you also mull over the possibility that the conventional narrative (until now) that Glenn Simpson hired Ms. Ohr, may have that arrangement backwards.
Imagine how the narrative changes if Nellie Ohr approached Simpson for a job under the direction of John Brennan.
Consider this possibility with the knowledge that Nunes in now referring to Christopher Steele as the alleged author of the phony dossier.
Remember that became the central (only) evidence used to deceive the FISC into issuing four separate surveillance warrants to spy on the Obama administration’s chief political enemy.
It’s also clear as day that John Brennan loathes Donald Trump. It’s also a virtual certainty that if anyone was desperate to prevent President Trump becoming president it would have been Brennan, the CIA chief at the center of the false allegation against Trump.
Brennan had to prevent Trump from exposing Clinton-Obama-Clapper-Comey-Brennan coordination in defrauding Americans on issues as far ranging as selling large sectors of our economy to China, to selling or giving cyber intelligence and uranium to Russia, to keeping our borders open to benefit multinational corporations, to providing funding to Iran’s nascent nuclear program, to fomenting racial discord and drug addiction at home.
Keep in mind, Britain’s power brokers shared Brennan’s contempt for Trump’s pro-Brexit nationalism.
President Trump pretty much admitted Britain’s involvement when he tweeted his willingness to delay declassifying documented that would exonerate him last September:
Who could those key allies be and why would declassifying documents internal to U.S. intelligence operations possibly concern them?
Let’s start, and pretty much finish with Britain, who not only initiated the spy operation but then lent an intelligence asset, Christopher Steele, to claim the dossier as his work, even though Steele told a British court he couldn’t vouch for the veracity of the dossier.
Now that Nunes subtly suggests that Steele may not be the author of the dossier, a new line of inquiry is opened. Who did write it, if not Steele?
Could it have been written by a CIA asset, say like Nellie Ohr, or even by John Brennan himself, and then laundered through former MI6 agent Steele?
It’s hard to know what Nunes is signaling but if Brennan, or an underling, had a hand in writing the dossier, even more serious considerations become evident.
As Strzok and Page intimated, at least when it came to burying the Clinton email investigation, their orders came from the DOJ. In a high-profile case like the Clinton email scandal, it’s impossible to believe that decision by the DOJ was made by an underling.
In fact, the high up the command structure of the DOJ this goes it begins defying credulity that Attorney General Loretta Lynch wasn’t made aware of what was occurring. Actually, the reverse becomes hard to dismiss – that Obama’s AG was driving this bus.
If that is true, and if CIA Director Brennan had a role in writing the dossier, that would make two high-ranking Obama cabinet members that were abusing the powers of their offices while working to bias the 2016 presidential election.
Now considering the coordination of Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, among a host of additional White House officials, how could Obama not have been told what was happening?
In fact, it was Comey’s job, once he became aware of the DOJ’s biased interpretation of the law that essentially dismissed the charges against Hillary Clinton prior to any investigation being initiated, to tell the president what he had discovered about the AG.
The corruption that reached to the highest levels of the Obama White House has now been established. It’s hard to envision Obama not having had a hand in orchestrating it.