Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Hey, who let Hillary out of the ICU? – The Pantsuit Princess made another of her incessant speaking gigs in New York City, and wasn’t wearing a pantsuit! Instead, the Grasping Grifter was dressed in what for all the world looks like a Hospital gown:
Yikes. Someone needs to perform an intervention here.
Don’t look now, but the narrative is changing, and the media won’t like it. – Tom Fitton and his folks at Judicial Watch (JW) performed a major public service yesterday, a service for which they will be excoriated by the entire Democrat Party and its propaganda wing in the fake news media. That’s because Fitton and JW just interfered with their “Trump Russia” collusion narrative, and the Axis of Propaganda can’t stand to have its narrative messed with.
JW released 412 pages of documentation supporting the sham FISA warrant the DOJ/FBI anti-Trump cabal obtained in 2016, a warrant that gave a sort of legal standing to its already-existing spying operation on the Trump campaign. The same documentation was used three more times to have the warrant renewed every three months as the anti-Trump cabal extended its operations to spying on the Trump Transition team and ultimately into the Trump Administration itself.
So, what was the basis for this spying warrant? As the Campaign Update reported way back in December, pretty much nothing but the fake Trump Dossier that was compiled by British spy Christopher Steele, coordinating with Russian spies, and being paid by the Clinton Campaign and the Democrat National Committee (DNC). As ex-FBI Director and current teenage Drama Queen James Comey testified way back in early 2017, without the Trump Dossier there would never have been a FISA warrant.
As Fitton himself noted, “These documents are heavily redacted but seem to confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts in withholding the material information that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC were behind the “intelligence” used to persuade the courts to approve the FISA warrants that targeted the Trump team. Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.”
Yes, the President should do that at some point but probably won’t do so now for two reasons: 1) although it’s very likely that most of the redactions were done to protect FBI personnel from embarrassment or prosecution, some could be there to legitimately protect sources and U.S. intelligence personnel in other countries, and 2) because DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s own investigation into the FISA abuse scandal is still ongoing. We shouldn’t expect any declassification by President Trump until Horowitz’s own report has been issued.
But the un-redacted bits and pieces of the 412 pages are a goldmine of information:
First, as has been noted for months, the warrant application ostensibly targets independent businessman Carter Page, who has done business in Russia for many years and advised the Trump Campaign for several weeks during 2016. Two years after this initial FISA application, no charges of any kind have been brought against Mr. Page, although the scurrilous fake news media has repeatedly dragged his name through the mud.
This is because there never was any intention of bringing any case against Page, who has done nothing wrong. His was simply a convenient name to cut and past into an application for a warrant that was really designed to provide after-the-fact justification for a spying operation that had begun months earlier.
Second, the Cabal never at any point notifies the Court that the fake Dossier was bought and paid for by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC, despite their clear foreknowledge of that fact. They committed an intentional fraud on the court.
Third, The DOJ/FBI cabal attempted to launder the fake Trump Dossier to make it appear as if it was legitimate intelligence that had originated in the U.S. intelligence community. As reporter Paul Sperry noted on Twitter, “FBI’s FISA warrant actually cites as “evidence” to spy on Carter Page/Trump campaign “Senate Minority Leader” Harry Reid’s 2016 letter to Comey citing information he got from John Brennan…” The problem with that, of course, is that Brennan who got his information from … wait for it … the fake Trump Dossier!
The documentation is filled with multiple other efforts by the Cabal to mislead the Court by portraying information obtained directly from the fake Dossier as actual intelligence dug up by U.S. intel agencies and the FBI. Again, an outright fraud on the Court.
Fourth, The Cabal also attempted to mislead the Court by portraying Steele as a legitimate intelligence resource in this semi-redacted passage:
“Source #1” is Christopher Steele. A few weeks after the first application was filed, the FBI fired this flawless, upstanding, totally-believable “source” it admits it had been paying because Steele leaked the fake Dossier to the execrable David Corn, a longtime fake reporter for Mother Jones magazine.
Fifth, those with good memories will remember that both Comey and ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified to congress that Steele’s faked-up Dossier was a key piece of the justification for the FISA application. This turns out to have been a massive understatment.
As Sperry further notes, Steele – “Source #1” – is not just a key source of information in these documents, he is in fact the ONLY source: “In all the FISA apps filed to spy on Trump advisor Page there is no evidentiary source listed other than “Source #1” — and “Source #1″ is Christopher Steele. (There is no Source #2 or Source #3, etc. Just a single source — Source #1.)”
Thus, McCabe’s statement that “without the Trump Dossier there would be no FISA warrant” turns out to be literally true given that it apparently forms the entire supporting basis for the application.
On his Twitter feed this morning, President Trump responded as follows:
Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Ask her how that worked out – she did better with Crazy Bernie. Republicans must get tough now. An illegal Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
An illegal scam indeed. It’s important to note here that President Trump has known all of this and so much more for months now – none of this is any surprise to him at all. In fact he has most likely known about it all since even before he took office.
People are all over social media this morning urging Mr. Trump to declassify everything now. But he has bided his time this long, allowing people like Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Clapper and Brennan to figuratively hang themselves with their deranged public statements and congressional testimonies. He’s following a well-planned process and isn’t going to interrupt that process now.
The next step in that process will be the release of the Horowitz report on FISA abuse, which will probably take place in August, less than three months before the mid-term elections. After that, hell is coming for these people.
Just another day in trust the process America.
That is all.
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