Pipe bomb investigation is troubling from the get go

The “mail bombs” discovered Wednesday targeting former and present Democratic leaders and media  outlet CNN has all the markings of an intimidation tactic. Now, against whom is the big question?

Judging by the immediate reaction to the event — CNN hosts began excoriating President Trump for his fake news rhetoric as the cause for these actions — without a shred of evidence that said where the packages came from, may shed some light on what the culprit was aiming to accomplish.

Packages were discovered to be sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.and early Thursday morning a similar envelope was discovered in lower Manhattan at the offices of actor Robert De Niro.

The most puzzling of the targets was the  “device” delivered to ex-Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s office at CNN in Midtown Manhattan since Brennan does not even work for CNN, according to his Wikipedia page, but instead serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, which are located blocks away at 30 Rock.

That said, the biggest question is why was a photo allowed to be taken and distributed to media of the “bomb” intact?

Surely if this was a deadly device then it would have been taken to bomb detonation site to be analyzed and dismantled and not to allow unauthorized personnel to take photos. Also law enforcement has now lost the ability to know who the bomber is through intimate information of the design that only the sender would know. That’s gone since photos are all over the news.

No law enforcement agency including NYPD bomb detectives or FBI agents would allow images released if this was a credible threat.

Surly the NYPD Bomb Squad knew what the were looking at when they arrived on the scene, but needed to take the necessary precautions and follow protocols. It would not look good to pick it up in plain clothes and walk out and throw it in the back of a squad car.

According to a military bomb expert these devices should have had the words A.C.M.E written on them and carried by Wily E. Coyote as he mailed them to Mr. Road Runner.

A former Navy  bomb disposal officer named Tom Sauer said this on Twitter Wednesday:

Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.

 

You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.

 

Bottom Line: Whoever made that [pipe bomb] wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a “bomb.” This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.

I am very interested to see what the feds find out about the sender of these packages. I am not jumping to the conclusion that this was a ardent Trump supporter. Intimidation works many ways.

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Will Mueller report look the other way?

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not release his Russia/Trump collusion report until after the midterm elections, it was reported on Wednesday.

In another touch of irony Mueller will present his findings to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who assigned Mueller and determines what parts of the report Congress and the American people can see.

Due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the Russian collusion probe, Rosenstein became the point person.

So let’s see what Mueller has done so far with this assignment.

He has brought assorted pre-election charges against campaign Trump associates that have nothing to do with the campaign. Paul Manafort, who Mueller flipped after pleading guilty to bank and tax fraud charges, allegedly testified on a Trump Tower meeting between the campaign and Russian operatives.

I believe the meeting consisted of Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.

So now let’s lay out what Mueller may not report or be able to release.

  • Will Mueller cite his former staffer and colleagues in perpetuating a fraud on the American people by taking a partisan, oppositional report and ramming it through the FISA court to get a warrant against an American citizen to spy on him?
  • Will Mueller cite Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan getting UK allies to spy on American citizens?
  • Will Mueller tell Congress that the Obama White House received daily intelligence briefings on the Trump campaign through these fraudulent spy warrants?
  • Will Mueller throw former colleague and FBI Director James Comey under the bus for his illegal activities?
  • Will Mueller discuss the topics discussed by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch when she met with Bill Clinton in a “surprise meeting” on the tarmac at Phoenix airport?

Although I have only scratched the surface of the Democratic Party’s actions during the run up to the 2016 presidential election, that’s quite a laundry list of complaints for Mueller to look the other way on.

While I thought this time was going to be consumed with news of Democrats fraudulent acts during the 2016 election through the release of the declassified FISA documents, it appears the fix is in to use this information — right now — for political gain.

As I wrote earlier that Trump’s team may have used the Five Eyes revelations that UK spies violated Americans privacy to get Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign off on the new NAFTA agreement.

So from where I stand today, an October Surprise may not be in the offering this cycle. But one can hope can’t they.

Playing 5-D chess with Trudeau on new trade deal

What if the Trump administration was playing 5-D chess with the release of Five Eyes spying information on the 2016 presidential election?

Would the threat of that information being released be enough to get Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to knuckle under and approve the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that was announced late last week?

The Five Eyes program is a mutual spying agreement between Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. In the case of the 2016 presidential election it is alleged that Australia and New Zealand specifically working through then-CIA Director John Brennan provided real-time data on the Trump campaign, which Brennan then forwarded to the Clinton campaign.

The data flow either went directly to the Clinton campaign or to former Brit spy Christopher Steele, who was composing the “Russian Dossier” against Trump. Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ exec Bruce Ohr and an employee of Fusion/GPS may also have been a conduit for the information.

This narrative may be the reason why the FISA documents have not been declassified as yet, despite President Trump ordering for the documents to be released unredacted.

The remaining Five Eyes participants — Britain, Australia and New Zealand — may have put pressure on Trudeau’s government to swallow hard and give Trump the win on trade to keep the spying information contained in the FISA documents classified.

This is truly what a 5-D chess game would look like. So don’t look for a total DECLAS release anytime soon.

Kavanaugh’s vote will unleash Five Eyes abuses

As SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s future begins to clear with an approval vote happening most likely on Saturday, the FISA document disclosures are coming to the fore.

Officials from UK, New Zealand and Australia are attempting to squash the document release showing that under the Five Eyes intelligence program their government espionage offices spied on President-elect Trump and his staff after the 2016 election.

The 5 Eyes program is a cooperative arrangement between the US intelligence community and Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. These allies provide intelligence to each other when the host country cannot spy on its own citizens.

It is alleged that under the program Australian and New Zealand intelligence agents provide DOJ/CIA/FBI with information on the 2016 Trump campaign as well as after the election.

So, according to ex-FBI general counsel James Baker’s testimony not only did the Obama administration through Attorney General Loretta Lynch use former British spy Christopher Steele’s bogus Russian Dossier report to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and his president-elect team, but also used the Dossier to have our allies — specifically Australia and NZ to spy on the Trump team as well. Since the CIA could not legally run surveillance on Trump, Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan put these two countries intelligence assets to work for the Democratic party.

So while the Senate Judiciary committee finishes up on the Kavanaugh nomination, The House Judiciary committee under Rep. Robert Goodlatte is looking into the above matter as well as Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyers at Perkins Cole.

The show may finally be starting.

Who cares about Strzok/Page tweets, Obama spied on Trump even after the election. Let’s get on with the show

It appears that the national media are only focusing on ex-FBI exec Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in their investigation of the contrived Russian Collusion cover up.

With a salacious wink-wink of being able to view the former “lovers” tweets, we see how these two used left-wing journalist from the New York Times and Washington Post to push the narrative.

As an aside, I put lovers in quotes given Strzok strange ticks and facial expressions while in Congressional testimony. I believe his wife, Melissa Hodgman, is probably the only woman who would fall for him.

Anyway the narrative is playing out that these two rogue FBI execs working under Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, contrived this Russian Collusion story with the Clinton campaign. They are attempting to draw the line there and that knowledge of this operation went no higher. At least that is what I am seeing in the news story so far.

As I already laid out, this could not be further from the truth. Let me put this out simply.

We know that the FISA warrant on Carter Page came about because of The Dossier written by Chris Steele of Fusion/GPS and was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Presidential Campaign.

We know that the first FISA application was denied, so DOJ and FBI staff leaked the story to Times and Post writers and then used those stories as part of the second FISA application on Page to give it more credence, which was approved.

Now the FISA surveillance warrant allowed spying on whomever Page had contact with and then whomever they had contact with and then whomever they had contact with. So the spying expanded three times because of that fraud perpetrated on the FISA court.

And still no evidence of Russian collusion within the Trump campaign.

However we do know that the information obtained by the FISA warrant went all the up to the Oval Office. Obama through his daily intelligence briefings knew the DOJ and FBI were spying on the Trump campaign and his Presidential team after winning the election.

So draw a line back from Obama to McCabe, all those people within tha chain of command are implicated. Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, FBI chief James Comey and all the other intelligence chiefs working in the Obama administration who had a hand in preparing the daily intelligence briefings.

And yet, we get Lisa Page tweets talking about how to plant a story with the New York Times reporter. I don’t care about these peons.

Let’s get on with the show.