Singer and songwriter Moby confirmed that his “friends” in the CIA asked him to post a detailed anti-Trump message last year because the music star has a larger social media following than the intelligence agency.
Moby revealed his interaction with the CIA during an interview with Kentucky radio station WFPK last week.
The singer said that after years of touring and visiting Washington D.C., he managed to make a few “friends in the intelligence community” including “current and former CIA agents.”
Those “friends” asked him to “pass on some information.”
“So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, ‘Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that sort of put it out there,’” Moby said.
Moby complied with his CIA friends and made a post on Facebook and Instagram with several claims, some which have proven to be false, and the rest unsubstantiated.
The post said that the Fusion GPS Russian dossier is “100% real” and that the Trump administration is colluding with the Russian government. Both of these claims have been the subject of multiple investigations and intense media scrutiny before and after Moby made the post in February last year, but no evidence has been surfaced to substantiate the allegations.
The CIA does not hide it’s connection to the entertainment industry and runs an office called the Entertainment Industry Liason, which has been in touch with players from the industry for years, according to the CIA website.
“For years, artists from across the entertainment industry—actors, authors, directors, producers, screenwriters, and others—have been in touch with the CIA to gain a better understanding of our intelligence mission,” the CIA website says.
Moby’s final claim in the Facebook post is that intelligence agencies in the United States are “horrified” by the Trump administration and are “working to present information that will lead to high-level firings and, ultimately, impeachment.”
That claim may actually be closer to the truth. Kevin Shipp, a former high-level CIA officer, echoed Moby’s comments in a recent interview.
“They are terrified, they are terrified right now,” Shipp told USA Watchdog referring to the CIA and the deep state. “They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly what’s happening.”
“Deep state” refers to a network of government officials, many of whom are unelected, who are secretly manipulating government policy. The president, himself, has called out the deep state in recent Twitter messages.
“The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump. Big stuff. Deep State,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 29. “Give this information NOW!”