Recent revelation about disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok has reframed the entire Mueller investigation and Trump/Russia narrative as a whole.
Political hacking is a common practice of nation-states, and as a result this top counter-intelligence investigator was initially assigned the case.
However, it is widely disputed that any nation states were involved outside of the typical intelligence collection activities. Elections are divisive,
and voters had made up their minds long before the email/"propaganda" drip-drip-drip started. Therefore, why would Russian intelligence leak anything
and expose the fact they were even hacked? Intelligence services don't boast about their exploits, nor do they burn sources or methods for the sake of
attempting to sway voters that have already made up their minds.
Anyhow, the leaks themselves were very likely internal, much like Snowden and the other major leaks we've seen. Additionally, the Guccifer 2.0
character is still unknown to this day, and could be anywhere. It is trivial (as even CIA document dumps/tool leaks - ie: ShadowBrokers) to spoof your
origin, and intentionally leave behind IP breadcrumbs in code (amateur stuff, too. not the kind of stuff groups with tens of millions+ in funding do).
The assertion that Russia engaged in hacking is probably true, but it is unlikely it was outside the "norm" for nation-state activity (we do the same
thing, as well as every other developed country w/ state intelligence). I highly doubt they'd risk exposing any hard-gained footholds.
So we're left with an investigation that started out as a desperate attempt to explain Clinton's devastating and unexpected loss last November, and
ended up as a political witch hunt filled with partisan characters and special counsels who have to be threated with contempt of congress to comply.
Mueller is behaving as though he is above congressional reproach or oversight (which has lawful power of subpoena), by shielding agents with clear
Not only did this named agent have connections to Clinton mega-doner (Terry McAuliffe), he expressed significant anti-Trump beliefs in text messages
Mueller also tried to shield. More reports of agents misbehaving, coupled with the continual leaks from the special investigation lead me to believe
Mueller doesn't run a tight ship, and his team is grossly unqualified to lead any investigation.
It is clear the investigation was started under absolutely false pretenses. What should have never been was then falsely framed as an investigation
against Trump. At first this was probably just to make Clintonistas feel better about the loss, and evolved into a tool they believed *could possibly*
lead to Trump's 'removal' (which allows the delusion to continue - despite no such action in over a year, and a host of lame bottom of the bucket
charges from the investigation against aids spanning over a decade)
1) It makes no sense for Russia to hack any party (they hacked both, BTW) and then dump the data. APT's do not do this.
2) The dossier has been proven as partisan spin, thanks to revelations that Clinton's campaign financed Christopher Steele (a UK citizen) who compiled
the erroneous dossier with tons of speculative claims, which are unproven to this date. He even got several facts totally wrong. Most importantly,
some contents of the dossier are impossible to verify. Some dates and times possibly coincide with Trumps movements, but that proves nothing of the
actual content and actions of those dates. He could've been playing golf or drinking martinis when he's said to have been doing what the dossier
alleges. Most claims are simply unable to be vetted. What can be vetted, is generally proven false or too general to be proven/disproven.
(AKA *snicker* "I heard such and such was doing such and such with so and so then")
3) Even Obama/Clapper and other agencies came out RIGHT AFTER the election and said Russia didn't mess with vote tallies (that is impossible), nor did
it even impact the election significantly. This evolved over a period of a few weeks, and combined with rampant anti-Trump derangement syndrome and
gave rise to these totally unproven theories. Many were made up by angry people who used the accusations as a way to get back at Trump, and
continually as impetus in their wishes to impeach the President. The allegations grow more bold and boisterous as time rolls on, because nearly
anything and everything is accused of being a pro-GOP "Kremlin" OP. Even a cursory look at recent events will disprove that theory. If Putin (who
calls the theories ludicrous, BTW) wanted to support the GOP, why wouldn't he rig Virginia for them? Why did a Democrat beat a Republican in Virginia?
This is ridiculous. So many on the left push this theory in true-believer style because they can't accept Trump won the presidency. Instead of
reflecting on their own actions (and mistakes), many on sites like DU continue to push bizarre and Occam's razor violating theories.
4) Strzok and other agents are a common thread between the email investigation to the post election Russiagate nonsense. Given their demeanor and
actions, it is clear they were engaging in vindictive behavior toward Trump, and covering for Clinton where possible. The Lynch/Clinton secret meeting
in Arizona demonstrates the considerable collusion between the deep state and the Obama DOJ. Clearly these individuals, holdovers, are the precise
deep state Trump has warned of.
What am I missing ATSers? I know there is more to this, but it is time we debunk this false narrative. Anyone else remember Obama and the ex-DNI
himself coming out and saying Russia wasn't what swung the election?
When the President of the United States gets on public forums and confirms this decades old theory, it is noteworthy. Called the "shadow
government," "dark government," "secret government," "state within a state," or more recently just "deep state" - the shadow government has long been
theorized to include officials that occupied other posts in the puppet government. They are not exclusively high level officials, either. It is the
lower level people that carry out directives from the higher-ups. It is likely they exist at all levels.
edit on 12/5/2017 by JBurns
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