There are several theories floating around the Interwebz about how Michael Flynn’s unmasked name might have turned up in an FBI transcript of a phone call with the Russian ambassador. The recently declassified unmasking record doesn’t appear to show a timely request to unmask Flynn during the period between when the call was made and when other evidence suggests the FBI had the transcript. So how did the get it?
One possible explanation is that the FBI was working with information from a non-U.S. source.
The Five Eyes is a signals intelligence alliance among Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed that the Five Eyes has been spying on one another’s citizens and sharing the collected information with each other in order to circumvent their domestic legal restrictions on surveillance of citizens. Thus, if the Australian Signals Directorate successfully wiretaps a Russian, overhears something said by an American, and tips off the FBI, no laws have been broken—just severely bent. I picked the Aussies for that example because of another Australian connection to the Russian Collusion Hoax, but such a signal intercept could have been made by Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau, or the UK’s General Communications Headquarters.
There’s another explanation floating around suggesting the use of a Presidential authorization of a wiretap without a FISA warrant (something that is allowed under FISA). However, such a warrantless wiretap is still supposed to be subject to the same masking requirements as a court authorized one.
Obamagate raises some serious issues. Corruption of public officials is one. An unnecessary weakening of the Fourth Amendment is another.
Richard Nixon’s recommended response to inconvenient questions might just work believably for Joe Biden.
Joe Biden is on record as saying that he had nothing to do with the unmasking of Michael Flynn’s phone calls. However, declassified records indicate that these individuals were among the government officials who submitted requests to unmask General Flynn’s identity—
Rumors are circulating that a Chicago politician may have been involved in corrupt activities aimed at preventing the election of a political rival and at the entrapment of a member of that rival’s staff in a false criminal charge.
While the Chicago politician has not commented directly on the matter, a leaked version of a telephone call quotes him as being concerned for the rule of law.
Stay tuned for more as this story develops.
Now that actual evidence is coming to light, more of the the behind the scenes activities and on camera lies of certain individuals is coming to light. The whole Russia Collusion Hoax was just that—a hoax—and its perpetrators are being exposed.
There never was any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or any other foreign state or entity. This exchange from the December, 2017, interview of Andrew McCabe by the House Select Committee on Intelligence show a typical response to a “what evidence did or do you have” question.Nada. Zilch. Zip.
The whole thing was a fraud.
Of course, Adam Schiff isn’t the first politician who has lied to the public, but his lies have had a much more adverse effect on our country than most. The voters of the 28th District in California own it to the rest of America to turn him out of office.
But loss of his job should be the least of his worries.
So the DoJ is moving to drop the false criminal case against Michael Flynn, and the DNI is saying that the Intelligence Community is willing to release testimony transcripts in accordance with the House Intelligence Committee’s 2018 vote. The recommendation to drop the case against Flynn was made by a U. S. Attorney who spent 10 years with the FBI and 10 years as a career prosecutor. The transcripts were cleared by career intelligence officers.
The usual suspects are in a tizzy.
Buy more popcorn.
The initial reporting in the Main Stream Media is as I would expect.