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The True Story of Collusion

 

What version of the " true story " are we on now?

 

Trump tells ten lies a day and he's been in office 631 days.

 

Is this version 6,310?

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Re: Spygate: The True Story of Collusion

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jimc91:    Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:

1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.

 

 

I love how the right believes any bit of rubbish they find if they agree with it. Didn't it occur to you jim that the assertions made don't have one shred of factual evidence backing them up? Conservatives should stop wondering why people laugh at them.

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@jimc91 wrote:
Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic]
 
How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump
 
October 12, 2018 Updated: October 13, 2018
 
 

Here we go again, folks.

 

Post after post from the same article that appeared in a weekly, one dollar a copy, rag that is sold at approximately 70 vendors in NYC in ONE and TWO COPY batches.

 

This is being used as a legitimate source for NEWS now????

 

Here's a little more about this "NEWS SOURCE":

 

When a story was being written about THE EPOCH TIMES, another legitimate news organization, having seen the stark outside of the physical address( nice way of saying a dump), asked for access to their offices, and THEY WERE DENIED!!

 

Imagine if the N.Y. Times, Washington Post, or Atlanta Constitution DENIED you access inside their buildings....

 

Even worse, when research was done to see who funds this rag, the researchers found that the owners wish to remain SECRET, and thus, no one knows who owns this rag.

 

THE EPOCH TIMES has been described by academics as a source where "IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL WHO EPOCH TIMES JOURNALIST ARE AND WHERE THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION".

 

It seems that this is the only type of media outlet that @jimc91 uses.

 

Secret owners, inaccessible offices, unknown journalists, and nameless sources should tell you everything.

 

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2010/06/the-epoch-times-doesnt-like-to-brag-06...

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From the original article posted:

 

1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.

 

 

2. The FBI became the handler of Brennan’s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance.

 

3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.

 

4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks.

 

5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.

 

 

6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination.

 

7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted.

 

Let’s start with a simple premise: The candidacy of Trump presented both an opportunity and a threat.

 

Initially not viewed with any real seriousness, Trump’s campaign was seen as an opportunistic wedge in the election process. At the same time, and particularly as the viability of his candidacy increased, Trump was seen as an existential threat to the established political system.

 

 

The sudden legitimacy of Trump’s candidacy was not welcomed by the U.S. political establishment. Here was a true political outsider who held no traditional allegiances. He was brash and boastful, he ignored political correctness, he couldn’t be bought, and he didn’t care what others thought of him—he trusted himself.

 

Governing bodies in Britain and the European Union were also worried.

 

Candidate Trump was openly challenging monetary policy, regulations, and the power of special interests. He challenged Congress. He challenged the United Nations and the European Union. He questioned everything.

 

 

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From the original posted article: FISA Abuse

 

Admiral Mike Rogers, while director of the NSA, was personally responsible for uncovering an unprecedented level of FISA abuse that would later be documented in a 99-page unsealed FISA court ruling.

 

As the FISA court noted in the April 26, 2017, ruling, the abuses had been occurring since at least November 2015:

 

 

“The FBI had disclosed raw FISA information, including but not limited to Section 702-acquired information, … to private contractors.

“Private contractors had access to raw FISA information on FBI storage systems.

“Contractors had access to raw FISA information that went well beyond what was necessary to respond to the FBI’s requests.”

The FISA Court report is particularly focused on the FBI:

“The Court is concerned about the FBI’s apparent disregard of minimization rules and whether the FBI may be engaging in similar disclosures of raw Section 702 information that have not been reported.”

 

The FISA Court disclosed that illegal NSA database searches were endemic. Private contractors, employed by the FBI, were given full access to the NSA database. Once in the contractors’ possession, the data couldn’t be traced.

 

In April 2016, after Rogers became aware of improper contractor access to raw FISA data on March 9, 2016, he directed the NSA’s Office of Compliance to conduct a “fundamental baseline review of compliance associated with 702.”

 

On April 18, 2016, Rogers shut down all outside contractor access to raw FISA information—specifically outside contractors working for the FBI.

 

 

Admiral Mike Rogers NSAThen-NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers on May 23, 2017. Rogers uncovered widespread abuse of FISA data by the FBI. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

 

DOJ National Security Division (NSD) head John Carlin filed the government’s proposed 2016 Section 702 certifications on Sept. 26, 2016. Carlin knew the general status of compliance review by Rogers. The NSD was part of the review. Carlin failed to disclose a critical Jan. 7, 2016, report by the Office of the Inspector General and associated FISA abuse to the FISA Court in his 2016 certification. Carlin also failed to disclose Rogers’s ongoing Section 702 compliance review.

 

The following day, on Sept. 27, 2016, Carlin announced his resignation, effective Oct. 15, 2016.

After receiving a briefing by the NSA compliance officer on Oct. 20, 2016, detailing numerous “about query” violations from the 702 NSA compliance audit, Rogers shut down all “about query” activity the next day and reportedhis findings to the DOJ. “About queries” are searches based on communications containing a reference “about” a surveillance target but that are not “to” or “from” the target.

 

 

On Oct. 21, 2016, the DOJ and the FBI sought and received a Title I FISA probable-cause order authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISA Court.

 

At this point, the FISA Court was still unaware of the Section 702 violations.

 

On Oct. 24, 2016, Rogers verbally informed the FISA Court of his findings. On Oct. 26, 2016, Rogers appeared formally before the FISA Court and presented the written findings of his audit.

The FISA Court had been unaware of the query violations until they were presented to the court by Rogers.

 

 

Carlin didn’t disclose his knowledge of FISA abuse in the annual Section 702 certifications in order to avoid raising suspicions at the FISA Court ahead of receiving the Page FISA warrant.

The FBI and the NSD were literally racing against Rogers’s investigation in order to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page.

 

While all this was transpiring, DNI James Clapper and Defense Secretary Ash Carter submitted a recommendation that Rogers be removed from his post as NSA director.

 

The move to fire Rogers, which ultimately failed, originated sometime in mid-October 2016—exactly when Rogers was preparing to present his findings to the FISA Court.

 

 

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This from the article posted:   The Insurance Policy

Ever since the release of FBI text messages revealing the existence of an “insurance policy,” the term has been the subject of wide speculation.

 

Some observers have suggested that the insurance policy was the FISA spy warrant used to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and, by extension, other members of the Trump campaign. This interpretation is too narrow and fails to capture the underlying meaning of the text.

The insurance policy was the actual process of establishing the Trump–Russia collusion narrative.

 

 

It encompassed actions undertaken in late 2016 and early 2017, including the leaking of the Steele dossier and James Clapper’s leaks of James Comey’s briefing to President Trump. The intent behind these actions was simple. The legitimization of the investigation into the Trump campaign.

The strategy involved the recusal of Trump officials with the intent that Andrew McCabe would end up running the investigation.

 

The Steele dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the foundation for the Russia narrative.

 

The intelligence community, led by CIA Director John Brennan and DNI James Clapper, used the dossier as a launching pad for creating their Intelligence Community assessment.

 

 

This report, which was presented to Obama in December 2016, despite NSA Director Mike Rogers having only moderate confidence in its assessment, became one of the core pieces of the narrative that Russia interfered with the 2016 elections.

 

Through intelligence community leaks, and in collusion with willing media outlets, the narrative that Russia helped Trump win the elections was aggressively pushed throughout 2017.

Spygate

Spygate represents the biggest political scandal in our nation’s history. A sitting administration actively colluded with a political campaign to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. Government agencies were weaponized and a complicit media spread intelligence community leaks as facts.

 

 

But a larger question remains: How long has the United States been subject to interference from the intelligence community and our political agencies? Was the 2016 presidential election a one-time aberration, or is this episode symptomatic of a larger pattern extending back decades?

 

The intensity, scale, and coordination suggest something greater than overzealous actions taken during a single election. They represent a unified reaction of the establishment to a threat posed by a true outsider—a reaction that has come to be known as Spygate.

 

 

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Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic]
 
How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump
 
October 12, 2018 Updated: October 13, 2018
 
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Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:
 
READ MUCH MORE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW IT IS BEING EXPOSED:
 
 
 
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