This was March 2017, when I composed the following. It was over four years ago. Unfortunately, few people paid much attention to this. But recent developments, such as Special Prosecutor Durham’s indictment of one of Hillary’s attorneys make it still relevant:
It’s a fascinating, but also disturbing moment in Washington. A full-scale anti-Russian propaganda campaign has been launched. We see Democrats, the majority of media and Republicans spreading lies and innuendo about Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Vladimir Putin. I thought Sean Spicer’s quip from yesterday’s (Tuesday) press conference captured the absurdity:
“If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,”
That’s a joke. That’s what one would imagine. However, the anti-Trumpers’ madness knows no bounds. You need only take a look at a diatribe at the Huffington Post put up by Carly Ledbetter, who attacks Spicer for being so cavalier about such a serious matter. Here are a couple of examples from that she cites to reinforce her point that Spicer sinned against the nation:
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Spicer: If Pres used Russian Dressing that’s a Russian connection. Yet I’m pretty sure WH wouldn’t obstruct justice to prove he used ranch 1:46 PM – 28 Mar 2017
Spicer also apparently forgot to research the origins of Russian dressing, as it was actually invented in Nashua, New Hampshire by a man named James E. Colburn, according to the Portland Press Herald.
However, the facts regarding Russian influence on Trump’s decisions are not available. My opinion. That’s a fact that even the truth challenged Jim Clapper acknowledged in early March:
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that there wasn’t evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump earlier this year.
However, the true news is the evidence that Obama Administration received classified intelligence reports mentioning Donald Trump and campaign staff members and shared that information. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes already has confirmed in writing and in interviews that the Obama Administration conducted the following activities against President-Elect Trump and his team between November 2016 and January 2017:
On numerous occasions, the Intelligence Community “incidentally” collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.
Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming Trump administration — details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value—were widely disseminated throughout the government, and apparently leaked to Obama administration allies in the media. Leaks of this nature are crimes.
Names of Trump transition team members were “unmasked” – their identities revealed and circulated – again, more felonies.
This surveillance did not relate to Russia, or to any investigation into Russian activities.
Evelyn Farkas, a former official at the Obama Department of Defense, was the one who accidentally revealed the truth.
I was encouraging my ex-colleagues, and, quite frankly, people on the Hill. [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.
Were afraid of losing that senior information. [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.
Because not enough information was being released, I was very concerned. I also knew there was more. So we have excellent intelligence about Russia. Then I talked with some former colleagues, and I realized that they wanted information as well. [Democrat politicians]
The public has been unable to access the video. You can find it by searching. Follow the below link to find out more.
Evelyn Farkas Says Obama Was Spying on Trump – MSNBC 3/27 3/28
Farkas still attempts to damage control, but the video is not yet available. Note that Farkas left government in October 2015 and claimed she still had access to information for 2016
Sundance (who blogs at The Conservative Tree House), provided key points in addition to Patrick Lang’s analysis.
Evelyn Farkas stated openly on TV that she was with an Obama Administration associate and went to congressmen who didn’t have access to these products. She urged them all to get access. Farkas was cut off from having access to various types of compartmented data she received in her job. After that, Farkas signed documents in which she agreed to keep that information confidential. (link).
Evelyn Farkas is also a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council –SEE HERE– the Atlantic Council is funded in part by the US State Department, NATO, the governments of Latvia and Lithuania, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk. Since its inception, the Atlantic Council has been a vocal advocate for a Cold War against Russia. Guess who is the senior Atlantic Council fellow? Dimitri Alperovitch – the founder and CTO of CrowdStrike! Alperovitch is head honcho of the Atlantic Council’s “Cyber Statecraft Initiative”.
CrowdStrike, also known as Dimitri Alperovitch, was the first organization to claim they had evidence that the Russians were linked with the Trump Organization. A claim they have subsequently walked back – SEE HERE
We now know with the benefit of time that Ms. Farkas was an active agent helping feed the lie that Russia’s tenterhooks ensnared Donald Trump. The Sussmann Indictment reveals that intelligence was used to circulate information about the Obama Administration, and not a FISA warrant. FISA materials are not included in intelligence reports that could be distributed.
The Sussmann Indictment has helped us to understand that intelligence data was a result of collection activities by the NSA. I also am told that some of the intelligence information came from a foreign collector–specifically the Brits–and that information was passed to the U.S. intelligence community and distributed as liaison reporting.
Farkas’, Pinchuk’s and Alperovitch’s revelations are more evidence of Trump’s anti-Russian propaganda plan. At a minimum, Durham’s team is interviewing these people to find out how they knew what they claimed to know.