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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Obama knew, early and often



The New York Sun asked, "What Did Obama Know — and When Did He Know It?"

The short answer is everything — and all along.

But that is a tweet, not a blog post. Hindsight being 20/20 and this being the year 2020, let us look back at what we knew and when we knew it.

We know Obama has hated Donald John Trump for at least 30 years. We know that in 1991, Obama wrote in a Harvard Law essay that Americans were too stupid to adopt socialism.

He wrote, "(Americans have) a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind. The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American — I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will."

Normative is academic slang for stupid people who are patriotic, decent, and often Christian.

Fast forward 20 years, and Donald Trump revived the birther nonsense just to annoy the peevish prince. Obama got the Washington Post to bring The Donald to White House Correspondents dinner, where the flying monkeys ridiculed Donald Trump and not the president, whose only fault was not being socialist enough on the eyes of the main speaker, Seth Meyers.

Obama began spying on Donald Trump at some point. We can prove that he tried to make it legal as early as June 2016. I would say it began earlier but June 2016 is the earliest I can prove.

His henchmen in the FBI lied 17 times to get permission to spy on The Donald. The press tries to spin this as spying on the Trump campaign, but the target was Donald Trump. And it was personal for Obama.

He had to know because Peter Strzok was in charge of this, and as we know, Strzok was his favorite fixer, having been placed in charge of the coverup of Hillary's crimes in sending copies of 30,486 emails to Red China. Many contained classified information.

Strzok may be crazy but he is not a rogue low-level agent. Strzok was the Chief of the FBI's Counterespionage Section. The swamp trusted him.

In its editorial, the Sun said, "Mollie Hemingway in the Federalist presents a terrific timeline. It starts on January 4, 2017, at a time when the FBI was scrambling, as the Federalist’s scribe puts it, to reopen a case against General Flynn. The January 5 meeting started as a briefing for the President and also included Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, the CIA director, John Brennan, and the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.

"After the briefing, Ms. Hemingway reports, the intelligence chiefs were dismissed. Ms. Yates and Mr. Comey 'were asked to stay.' Writes Mrs. Hemingway: 'Not only did Obama give his guidance about how to perpetuate the Russia collusion theory investigations, he also talked about Flynn’s conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to both Comey and Yates.'"

Which brings us to unmasking, in which Strzok and company officially spied on foreigners but their purpose was to spy on Americans whose names were redacted. Under Obama, political appointees were allowed to unmask the redacted names, which is the antithesis of the reason names were redacted. In allowing the FBI to spy on Americans, a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president in 1978 promised the very safeguards that Obama removed.

The unmaskers included Brennan, Clapper, and Comey -- Obama's three stooges -- but also Jack Lew.

Huh?

Why does a treasury secretary have to have access to such information? Was General Michael Flynn going to counterfeit dollar bills?

Then there is Joe Biden, who unmasked but Obama did not. Biden can barely count to 10. I contend that either Biden's name was an alias for Obama or handed the information over to him. I base this on Biden originally saying he didn't unmask. Biden has a childish naivete that compels him to tell the truth. Consider his gaffe in 2008 that the Obama administration would put the coal industry out of business.

Besides, the vice president had no motive to unmask. Unmasking was not going to get Hunter one red cent in bribery.

I also base this skepticism on the White House visitor's log that Obama made public in 2009. People routinely signed in as Bill Ayers. Rush Limbaugh fell for this, believing that Ayers visited the White House 53 times.

Obama knew about the spying. He thought he covered his tracks. The Russian Dossier was supposed to be a cover story. Instead, it has exposed the deceit.

15 comments:

  1. I saw Jack Lew's name and had the same thought: WTF?
    I'm betting the great black hype was planning on financial shenanigans (like inventing some nefarious slush fund or what have you) to screw over Flynn if his flying monkeys in the fbi failed.

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    1. Same goes for Sarah (Bloom) Raskin, wife of Uber LibCommie Jamie Raskin. Used to be a Fed governor, I think. That stinks like rotten shite.

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  2. where is Woodward and Bernstein in all of this? Far away, no doubt. this is getting to thwe whole affair is glowing like spent Nuke reactor fuel rod..

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  3. D: where in tarnation did you get the Obama law journal essay? pray tell!

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    1. D you are the bomb as ususal. Please keep it up. I would love to see some more of those documents that Obama swears are too rarified for us normal folk.

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  4. They didn't just unmask people. On the way out the door Obama changed the rules on who could access that information to make it harder to identify leakers.

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  5. Did Biden stay in the room with O and Comey for the after-meeting meeting? If so, then Biden was certainly in the loop.

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  6. So I caught a headline this morning: “Trump Claims Flynn Unmasking Is Greatest Crime In History Of Galaxy”. I thought “This sounds like they’re trying to limit ObamaGate specifically to the Flynn unmasking alone, rather than the Seditious Coup Attempt using the entire Nat/Sec Apparatus”.

    Now, Andrea Mitchell: “10 thousand unmasking last year, 17 thousand in 2018. Necessary and routine. Can people please stop trying to gaslight us?” To which Nolte asked “How many were in the White House, you %^&* fraud?”

    Right. How many were done in the White House, and then to frame opponents and then illegally leaked? Andrea is conflating to protect Precious, as usual. Unmaskings are like any other government action such as arrests, trials, subpoenas or wiretapping; they can be legal or criminal depending on the motive.

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  7. I don't always comment but when I do I comment on a closet full of shoes dropping. (part 1)

    I also ANSWER Jack Lew? How does Jack Lew get intel on Flynn?


    @realDonaldTrump
    Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
    6:35 AM - Mar 4, 2017


    Even I (jaded intel operator I am) I am in AWE of the subtle message on this tweet. No wonder the Deep State(TM) went bonkers


    Remember this???
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/fbi-set-up-michael-flynn-to-preserve-trump-russia-probe/
    In McCarthy's article he talks about Strzok wanting to brief Flynn on "CROSS WIND and [redacted]"
    "But why were these two Senior FBI Leaders BOTH sending agents around behind both DoJ and WH! Why?"
    The answer is nearly 3 and half years later we STILL DON'T KNOW! But I'm willing to bet big money the answer is contained in that [redacted] code word program."
    (Angry GamerMay 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM)


    Now the latest Shoes to Stomp
    https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/08/obama-biden-oval-office-meeting-on-january-5-was-key-to-entire-anti-trump-operation/


    SUMMARY: Jan 5th, Obama (himself!) took Comey, Susan Rice, Sally Yates (maybe Biden, if he remembers) aside and told them that "they should be careful with info shared to Michael Flynn".


    Later in the article shoes fell by the bucketfull, CIA (Brennan), FBI (Comey), Justice (Yates), DNI (Clapper) have ALL testified that they NEVER told Obama about a call by Flynn an IDENTIFIED US Person to the Russian Ambassador!!!
    SPYING on a US Person WITHOUT a WARRANT IS A CRIME folks. No one (even a President, except in a FEW Specific Cases) should know Who a US Person calls or has been called by without a Court WARRANT. EVER.

    Don says this is a "Smoking Gun"(TM). It's not. it's an intelligence indicator.


    NOW we finally KNOW where [redacted] does not reside. [redacted] is a codeword program that Peter Strzok was reluctant to breif in a legit straight up manner to Flynn.
    The whole Perjury setup was not aimed at Flynn as much as to sideline him from interfering with [redacted].


    For sake of conveinence I am going to call [redacted] FIGHT CLUB (because the White House apparently knew the 1st and 2nd rules of FIGHT CLUB)


    We NOW (3+ years later!) know that FIGHT CLUB does not belong to CIA, FBI, Justice. We ALSO know that FIGHT CLUB is SO Secret that apparently only the President is directly briefed on it without DNI in the loop.
    (which may well be illegal by the way) DNI is supposed to know about ALL Intelligence he's IN CHARGE OF ALL OF IT. (on paper and in practice Director of CIA surely IS in charge, except ONE very special case)


    Now a bit of insider knowledge here, it was obvious to me that [redacted] refered to a compartment NOT owned by Justice. Justice declassified the CROSSFIRE CROSSWIND stuff so they owned that classification compartment.
    When you see a [redacted] after codewords you can bet another Intel Agency owns that compartment and DID NOT give permission for it to be disclosed.
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  8. I don't always comment but when I do I comment on a closet full of shoes dropping. (Part 2)


    So FIGHT CLUB is not a compartment inside the usual suspects. And because Admiral Rogers went to FISA Court and blew the whistle we know that FIGHT CLUB does not reside in NSA either.


    This brings us back to the curious case of Mr Comey's behavior in two very spectacular incidents. In the national review article above McCarthy call these two, "Going Rogue" - Comey's exoneration of Hillary being one, Comey's ordering FBI agents to interview Flynn without WH or Justice Aproval!


    Both of these incidents are unbelievable. (I'm still having trouble comprehending these two) But Comey being the weasle Lawyer he is would ONLY even consider this action if he had the biggest Get Out of Jail card ever concieved.

    What I'm talking about of course is a Secret Executive Order. Probably broadly worded to exonerate US persons doing the President's spying/bidding via Pardon like language. (this has been done before btw)


    In any case THIS is not FIGHT CLUB stuff unless the settiing up of FIGHT CLUB was part of this EO. (if it is then Obama has much splanin' to do)


    So FIGHT CLUB is not CIA, NSA, Justice or FBI. It exists and the FBI DID NOT want the incoming National Security Advisor (Flynn) to know ANYTHING about it.


    FIGHT CLUB needs a home and it was created for a Purpose. One of the curious things about this whole affair is that people in very close proximity to it that are not in the FBI always have worked in ONE specific AREA of Government.
    Susan Rice has a curious background for a Nat Sec Advisor. She was an Ambasidor to the UN. Hmmmm. Hey Dept of State is an intelligence Agency too right? Yes Yes it is! Mostly they are the Ambassador Gossip Line but they do have intel functions.

    So my money is that FIGHT CLUB belongs in State with an assist from Treasury (more on that later). Which is why when Hillary was targetd by "Russian Interference"(TM) Mr Comey sprung into action to save her political bacon (no doubt with the Quid Pro Quo that HE would be AG in her Admin!)


    But WHY does FIGHT CLUB exist? Why is it SO SECRET? SO SECRET that the Obama admin took great pains NOT to give it to a REAL intel org like CIA/NSA/FBI???


    I'm going to stop here and do another post - so I don't get cut off - But remember the RUSSIANS ARE COMING!(TM)
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  9. I don't always comment but when I do I comment on a closet full of shoes dropping. . in Treasury of all places (part 3)


    But WHY does FIGHT CLUB exist? Why is it SO SECRET? SO SECRET that the Obama admin took great pains NOT to give it to a REAL intel org like CIA/NSA/FBI???


    I also ANSWER Jack Lew? How does Jack Lew get intel on Flynn?



    "Follow the Money!" - Deep Throat, Watergate


    Ok so we know that something that I'm calling "FIGHT CLUB" exists and Flynn was targeted to not have him interfere with FIGHT CLUB.


    But why does FIGHT CLUB exist?

    THAT story takes us back in time to Russia (Putin) being SO BAD that everyone Repub/Dems all thought that Russia needed to be taught a lesson.

    So McCain woke up from a nap and decided to "get the Ruskies!" by passing the Magnitsky Act. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnitsky_Act


    And Putin lost his mind over this passing. So much mind lost that he "meddled" in a US election. And sent a Russian Honey Lawyer to talk with Don Jr to plead the Magnitsky Act had to go. Remeber that?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/nyregion/trump-tower-natalya-veselnitskaya-indictment.html


    THIS act calls out 20 or so people who can't use electronic payments like Electronic bill pay or SWIFT wiring funds.


    REMEMBER THIS? It's important pay attention

    @realDonaldTrump
    Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
    6:35 AM - Mar 4, 2017


    Bill Brower (and HIS legend says Intelligence Spy in bold letters like the Ukraine experts in NSC!!!!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Browder
    is the prime mover who made Magnitsky Act happen... finally I got him to put the last piece of the puzzle. In a Ted Talk (cliche no?) he brags about the SMOKING GUN
    https://www.ted.com/talks/william_browder_how_i_figured_out_the_achilles_heel_of_vladimir_putin


    Bill states that Putin got real angry about the 10,000 or so people that can't do wire transfers due to the MAGNITSKY ACT!!!!



    I don't always comment but when I do I comment on a closet full of shoes dropping. (part 4)

    So now we know what FIGHT CLUB is. It's the INTELLIGENCE OPERATION to enforce MAGNITSKY. It taps (spys) ON ALL WIRE (WIRES eh Trump) tranfers anywhere in the Globe. EVERYTHING you have NO PRIVACY in your financial affairs anymore.
    Which OF COURSE is unconstitutional. VERY UNCONSTITTIONAL. Hint Hint this is why Jack Lew of Treasury is on the "Unmask List". Treasury Spies on all "WIRES". State says who to Target. FBI snoops on all the WIRES info frm FIGHT CLUB for "investigations" or revenge or whatever Obama says it is.

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  10. sorry about the formatting and posts - blogspot is terrible




    I don't always comment but when I do I comment on a closet full of shoes dropping. . in Treasury of all places (part 4)


    Two Hop Rule - Revisited


    Back in the dark ages of Intel. The idea of who and how far connections could go to a US Person were discussed. You of course could target a person with a Warrant. But what if they told everything to Joe Johnson? and Joe Johnson then relayed everything. New warrant?
    The answer was to institute the TWO Hop rule. That is you could spy/surveil a friend of a warrant target. Ok good enough, but that "rule" was only in the "legal opinion guidance" at the agencies who owned the spy/tapping capability.

    So yes NSA instituted Two Hop.


    When FIGHT CLUB was created as an adjunct to what Treasury was already doing in FININT (Finacial Intelligence) Two Hops was OBVIOUSLY NOT USED. (see that's how you get to 10,000 people Bill thanks for the tip!)

    In fact it seems that FIGHT CLUB used the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Rule (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon) to see who was working with the Russians(TM). Or just to make it simpler, they (FBI, Treasury, State) just spied on EVERYONES WIRES!


    This is why Jack Lew. No Flynn was not counterfeiting 100s. Flynn was most likely asked about a wire that his SON recieved (from Russia posing as Turkey) and Flynn "lied" to protect his son. Flynn repeated the "lie" to Pence.

    And the rest is history.


    But NOW we know that everyone in that January 5th meeting SHOULD NOT have known that a US Citizen like Gen Flynn had talked to ANYONE, much less an Ambassador. We have a Bill of Rights after all. But SOMEHOW they did. These high Governement Officials somehow spied on a US Citizen WITHOUT A COURT ORDERED WARRANT. They violated Gen Flynn's Civil Rights.


    EVERYTHING in this WHOLE MESS devolves from this fruit of a very very snippy poisoned Constitutional Scholars Bruised Ego.


    By the way, I think that the whole "By the Book" talk by Obama is "in effect" saying that FIGHT CLUB could no longer be used to go after Flynn. THAT is why Flynn was targeted with the "lying to FBI" trap. The FBI was losing it's superpowers (no doubt protected by a very secret Executive Order), and Peter, James and Andy had to carry on like real Gmen.

    Of course they didn't, these twisted dudes STILL CHEATED.


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  11. YouTube just cleared everything.
    All of my subscriptions, can't see or make comments.
    It is all gone !

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  12. My guess is pre-Trump Obama routinely spied on Americans and half of Wasshington is at his bid and call as a result. It is also possible that, not being terribly intelligent (I recall a fellow student stating that all he had to contribute to discussions was platitudes) he himself is controlled by powerful entities. What struck me is the idiocy of contesting the DOJ on the Flynn case, when Obama has every reason for wishing it to go away as soon as possible. Aside from the embarassment of the FBI not having a real case and violating procedures on the mandatory 302, plus the withholding of information fron the Defense and Flynn being ill served by his former lawyers, the case represents the first indication that Obama can be documented as being directly involved in Russiagate. My first impulse was to dismiss this keeping the case alive as a colossal blunder, but it is always dangerous to underestimate the enemy, as his opposition continuously does with the President. Then it dawned on me that the real target is not Flynn but Barr. I would not be surprised if he is impeached for his action on this case, which will have the effect of blunting him and Durham and Huber in their coming revelations on Russiagate and tying him up for months as he attempts to present his case. This too will backfire, as even more details of the case against Flynn become public. As Schumer said, don't start up with the intelligence agancies. At this time they work for the President who is, thanks in part to them, knowledgeable of all the secrets which he is even now concealing from the Congress and the general public until the proper time. I wish I could remember a quote I came across recently about the danger of involving too many people in a plot, and I would propose that people who have been subject to blackmail have every interest in the downfall and removing from power of the blackmailer even as they hide their role in accomplishing this.

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