On both Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, reporter John Solomon at The Hill released two bombshell columns in which he made massive revelations about the ongoing SpyGate & Uranium One scandals.
A Damning NSD Email Chain Exposes The Steele Dossier
In his first column titled “FBI Email Chain May Provide Most Damning Evidence Of FISA Abuses Yet”, Solomon revealed that House Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) recently added an email chain from the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD) to the list of SpyGate documents that Republicans in Congress want President Donald Trump to declassify.
Solomon’s report starts this way:
“Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list.”
Nunes and other sources say this email chain from inside the NSD reveals that top officials in the DOJ, the FBI, and NSD lawyers had “concerns” about the reliability of the biggest piece of evidence that was going to be proffered to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. That main piece of evidence is the now infamous Steele dossier.
Here’s a brief summary of the major problems with the Steele Dossier:
- It was created by political operatives being paid by the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC.
- The only accurate information in it that has been verified at this point are things that were already publicly available information at the time it was written–such as Carter Page’s very public trip to Russia.
- The Dossier contains many allegations that are now known to be false—such as former Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen’s alleged trip to Prague to pay off some hackers.
- At this late date—this is going to be hard to believe, I know, but it’s true—none of Christopher Steele’s sources for his dossier have been publicly identified or acknowledged. Plenty of people—including me—have speculated who one or more of the supposed Russian sources might be, but none have been verified as of yet.
Despite all those problematic facts about Steele’s dossier, it was still presented to the FISC as being good, solid, verified intelligence straight from the intelligence community and not from a bunch of stridently anti-Trump political operatives who were very well paid to create it.
Solomon’s article now suggests there is email evidence from inside the DOJ itself that proves the top officials that proffered that dossier to the FISC as evidence knew it was not only unverified but that it was a political smear job funded by the other campaign in the 2016 election.
Trump & Sessions Used Private Firms To Investigate
As if this wasn’t enough of a bombshell, on Thursday afternoon Solomon posted another huge scoop: “Feds Received Whistleblower Evidence In 2017 Alleging Clinton Foundation Wrongdoing.”
Last week, news broke about a Clinton Foundation whistleblower who was the target of a very well publicized FBI raid. The public cover story about that raid went like this:
Whistleblower Dennis Nathan Cain suddenly was outed publicly and it became known he had thousands of incriminating documents related to the Clinton Foundation, so he was almost instantly raided by the DOJ/FBI looking to seize the documents.
Well, that was the cover story. The actual story is that Cain had already given the documents to the FBI and the IRS over a year ago, as Solomon notes here in his latest article:
“The answer to the second question may reside in 6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI.
That evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators, who alleged the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties.
In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark. And last week, a federal prosecutor suddenly asked for documents from their private investigation.
The 48-page submission, dated Aug. 11, 2017, supports its claims with 95 exhibits, including internal legal reviews that the foundation conducted on itself in 2008 and 2011.”
There is a lot to unpack there. First, note that the documents the people behind that FBI raid were hoping to seize had already been given to the DOJ over a year ago. So why conduct a raid? Were those involved not aware of this information?
Also note that despite the fact the documents were seemingly highly incriminating, the IRS decided to take no action based on them. Meanwhile, the DOJ and FBI had opened up an investigation into these things through U.S. Attorney John Huber and his team. Look out for several firings and sudden resignations at the IRS soon.
So why didn’t the SpyGate plotters, who are still inside the federal government, and those who’ve already resigned or been fired, get any warning this was coming? How were all the traditional tripwires bypassed?
The clue is found in this statement: “That evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators.”
Only now, at this stage, more than a year and a half after it began, has the true brilliance of what Trump, Sessions, Rosenstein, Horowitz, and Huber have been doing beginning to surface. The Spygate plotters were caught completely by surprise because early on the investigative work was being done by private firms stocked with experienced former federal criminal investigators. Trump and company completely bypassed the Swamp and froze it out. Nothing could leak because all the usual suspects inside the federal agencies weren’t involved.
Last week’s revelation that Huber and his U.S. Attorney team could be investigating the Clinton Foundation for a year, and that nothing about that leaked, is mindblowing enough. The new information is truly stunning.
Brian Cates is a political pundit and writer based in South Texas and the author of “Nobody Asked For My Opinion … But Here It Is Anyway!” He can be reached on Twitter @drawandstrike.
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