Over the past several years, an incredible amount of otherwise secretive government-related information has leaked into the public domain about political corruption, criminal conspiracies, pay-for-play, and other crimes among the US political class. We know a great deal now that we would never have known if Hillary Clinton had succeeded in stealing her way into the Oval Office. But the question is, what is hidden underneath that which is already in the public domain? Let’s look at some of what has been uncovered and do a little bit of “reasonable speculation.”
First off, the Awan brothers House IT server scandal. A good summary is provided here, with implications as to what likely transpired. And yet Imran Awan got a sweetheart deal from the DoJ, and the whole affair was swept under the rug with no subsequent prosecutions for the likely espionage-related crimes, as noted here:
Awan was arrested at Dulles airport while attempting to flee the country – one day after reports emerged that the FBI had seized a number of “smashed hard drives” and other computer equipment from his residence.
While only charged with bank fraud, there is ample evidence that the Awans were spying on members of Congress through their access to highly-sensitive information on computers, servers and other electronic devices belonging to members of Congress.
Awan and several family members worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz along with 20% of House Democrats as IT staffers who held – as the House Inspector General called it – the “keys to the kingdom,” when it came to accessing confidential information on Congressional computer systems.
[T]he judge in the Awan case, Tanya Chutkan, was appointed to the D.C. US District Court by President Obama on June 5, 2014, after Chutkan had contributed to him for years. [T]he Judge [was] appointed by Obama after years of contributing to him was a partner at a very Clinton-friendly law firm.
Does this seem like a cover-up to you? Almost certainly! We can easily speculate on what was conveniently hidden by a corrupt DoJ, FBI, and an Obama-appointed judge. The Awan brothers were hip-deep in espionage activities, but on whose behalf? With Pakistan long an ally of the Chinese, it would not surprise me at all if the Awans et al were agents controlled directly by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The fact that they had the access to House Democrat email accounts would indicate that what was stolen and likely passed on or sold to China (and others) was so sensitive that political careers would have been terminated and indeed, several congressmen arrested for compromising classified information (and other crimes – both legal and/or political – such as insider trading and weaponizing the federal bureaucracy against political opponents). Furthermore, it is entirely likely that some of the “confidential information” on the House servers included donor lists, money-laundering activities via nongovernmental organizations, coordination with foreign entities, access to various databases (e.g., sexual harassment settlements), and other highly compromising information that the political class does not want exposed.
I have long suspected that House Democrats were knowledgeable of and interacted with one or more of Hillary’s personal email accounts on her private server, too. Hillary has always been about gaining proxy control over political allies by corrupting them with “free money” in order to control them. I am convinced that Hillary’s email server and the House IT server contained a LOT of pay-for-play emails that show the rampant corruption and potentially the sale of highly classified US technologies to our adversaries – in short, there are House Democrats who had their beaks in Hillary’s trough.
Of late, Judicial Watch remains on the House IT server case on our behalf although their FOIA request has run into the usual roadblocks at DoJ as reported here. There is still a chance that the REAL story will be made public and accountability dispensed.
Continuing with the subject of DoJ/FBI coverups, let us examine the FISA abuse during the Obama regime that has been much in the news lately. Based on the details in DoJ Inspector General Horowitz’s report, FISA warrant applications were falsified and misrepresented to the FISC judges at LEAST four times of which we know. The now-debunked “Steele dossier” was used as the basis for obtaining the original FISA search warrant against Carter Page. At least “17 errors and omissions” were made by senior FBI and DoJ personnel Some of the incriminating aspects were detailed in this article by a retired FBI agent with direct experience in submitting FISA warrant applications.
And here is a decent overview of the illegalities and 4th Amendment violations from these activities that should be of concern to every America, with a short statement of the implications:
It has become clear that a secret, non-adversarial system of judicial review is an insufficient check to our intelligence agencies and law enforcement. When express disagreement on a foreign policy issue — namely the current sanctions against Russia — form even part of the basis of an allegation which meets the bar for a probable cause warrant, there is something terribly wrong with the current system. The health of our political system depends on the ability to express an unpopular opinion without official recrimination.
Our best shot at understanding what transpired in these abuses resides with the declassification and release of the actual FISA warrant applications to the general public. Until that happens, all that we have to rely on is the Horowitz report which – although damning and providing detailed analysis of the criminality discovered – is not the complete record that demands inspection by the American people. Show us the applications themselves, and let independent researchers and Americans in general draw their own conclusions.
While both AG Barr and US Attorney John Durham issued “dissenting reports” after the Horowitz report was made public, we are still waiting for concrete actions against the perpetrators, who continue to spin their yarns through the legacy media. We have seen that Horowitz’s executive summary appeared to have been crafted to “preserve the integrity of the institutions” while leaving prosecutorial judgments to the Department of Justice. But will see we indictments and prosecutions? Will we see decisive actions at the FBI to correct these abuses?
The FISA abuse associated with the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign is only the tip of the iceberg. All of the FISA warrant apps aimed against the Trump campaign and its various advisers were fraudulently prepared and certified by the FBI, signed under false pretenses by DoJ personnel, and approved by politically-corrupt FISC judges. The likelihood that these were the only FISA abuses during the Obama regime is precisely ZERO. Can anyone seriously believe that these particular actions against the Trump campaign were mere aberrations and not part of the standard modus operandi for surveilling Obama’s enemies?
I suspect that the Obama White House political operation – including Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emmanuel, Jim Messina, Ben Rhodes, both Obamas, and others – was intimately involved in managing the illegal domestic surveillance of political foes throughout Obama’s 8 years in power. This abuse will likely be ignored by the DoJ, too, because of the political ramifications that would stem from the disclosure that a sitting president was up to his eyeballs in this criminal surveillance against fellow Americans. This is the REAL scandal of our times, not the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes! What did Obama know about all of this, and when did he know it? Some enterprising journalist needs to ask him a few direct questions about what he knew about the FISA abuses in the Horowitz report, as well as about all of the following:
- We know that Obama’s crew spied on journalists and even members of Congress. Here is a running list of the Obama regime’s abuse of journalists.
- Here is a news report about Obama spying on members of Congress, with politically motivated accusations from Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), no less.
- Here is some evidence that Obama’s FISA abuse and spying on domestic political enemies commenced from the very beginning of his regime. The evidence details “specific violations that the NSA or FBI disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department’s national security division during President Obama’s tenure between 2009 and 2016.”
I believe that the FISA abuse is far more widespread than what has been disclosed to date, and that there’s a less than 50-50 chance that we will get a window into all of it because the abuse ultimately serves the political class (both political parties). For the same reason, there is only about a 50-50 shot that we will find out the truth about the crimes associated with the House IT scandal, including the highly probably covering up for widespread money laundering activities and federal electioneering violations. What better way to keep tabs on Americans who might wish to thwart Uniparty/globalist policies than an insular and secretive FISA process and an intranet linking all of the players together? Remember that the political class serve themselves before they ever deign to serve us! They are the flip sides of the same coin and protect their continued power and control over all other considerations.
Let’s face it; the DoJ and FBI have acted like a sort of “Praetorian guard” in covering up the excesses, corruption, and crimes committed by the political class over the years. There’s not much integrity left at senior levels of the DoJ or FBI after the crimes and coverups that have been publicly disclosed in the Age of Trump alone! The DoJ and FBI need to PROVE that they have returned to the principles of blind justice (without political taint), the application of equal justice under the law to all Americans, and the following of the evidence to wherever it leads before they will regain the trust of a large segment of the American public. And that means holding people in the political class to account for their crimes.