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Puck: The White House "Reporters" All Knew That Biden's Dementia Had Entered the Galloping Phase, But Covered It Up | Main | Goofy Dogs Cafe
February 15, 2024

Shellenberger: Sources Say That the FBI Raided Mar-a-Lago to Get Their Filthy Hands on the File About the CIA's Treasonous Decision to Spy on the Duly Elected President

Ahhh... this begins to make sense.

Last December 15th, as Americans decorated trees, lit Menorahs, and prepared to tune out for winter holidays, CNN ran an extraordinary article titled, "The mystery of the missing binder: How a collection of raw Russian intelligence disappeared under Trump."

Co-authored by Natasha Bertrand, the gargantuan expose claimed a mysterious "binder" of "highly classified information related to Russian election interference" went "missing" in the chaotic waning days of Donald Trump's presidency in January 2021, raising concerns that some of America's most "closely guarded national security secrets... could be exposed."

CNN and its intelligence sources meant "exposure" in a bad way. Sources have told Public and Racket, however, that the secrets officials worry might be "exposed" are ones that would implicate them in widespread abuses of intelligence authority dating back to the 2015-2016 election season.

"I would call [the binder] Trump's insurance policy," said someone knowledgeable about the case. "He was very concerned about having it and taking it with him because it was the road map" of Russiagate.

Transgressions range from Justice Department surveillance of domestic political targets without probable cause to the improper unmasking of a pre-election conversation between a Trump official and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to WMD-style manipulation of intelligence for public reports on alleged Russian "influence activities."

...


Corruption, not tradecraft, is what officials are desperate to keep secret.

...

As Public and Racket reported yesterday, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had foreign intelligence agencies run an illegal spy operation against then-candidate Trump's presidential campaign in 2016. This illegally acquired intelligence was used to justify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official probe, "Crossfire Hurricane," which in turn spurred the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The documents in question are said to contain information about the legal justification for those investigations, or more specifically, the lack of justification, among other things. Should more of that information be made public, it might implicate a long list of officials in serious abuses.

Questions like these may be answered if the 10-inch thick binder of sensitive documents about the origins of the Russia probe is made public.

Fear for reputations and careers, not national security, is what has intelligence officials panicked.

Multiple sources believe that Trump's possession of the binder, or one of multiple binders, led the FBI to raid his home in Mar-a-Lago, which led to the prosecution of Trump by Justice Department special prosecutor Jack Smith.

A source close to the House Intelligence investigation said, "We think a lot of that product in Mar-a-Lago is" what investigators "went through." The FBI was "worried that there was a copy [of the binder] there," said the person.

A source close to Trump said, "I think [retrieving the binder] was part of [FBI's] motivation. It was Russiagate. It was years of FISA [surveillance warrant] abuse. It was doing a 702 [FISA] query to surveil 300,000 Americans. It was using taxpayer dollars to fund the Steele memo and get Justice Department lawyers when we fired Christopher Steele. It was the mountain of corruption we uncovered."

Other sources pour cold water on that, and point out that if the dossier contained revelations, Trump would have told us all already. He's not known for restraint or discretion.

Maybe there's a middle possibility: The file isn't the one the CIA wanted to keep secret, but they thought it was, so they trumped up a national security crisis and sent their stateside agents in the FBI to steal it back for them.


More at the link.

I subscribe to Shellenberger and would recommend him to anyone interested in not only this story, but in the government's campaign to censor Americans.


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