The Fusion Affair, Weaponizing Government Spying
Published January 19, 2018. 8:38 am.
Last week the FBI released files related to its “investigation” into the 2016 Trump campaign to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the purpose of oversight. There are daily revelations showing rampant government corruption in the bureau’s counterintelligence division and the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. Among these is startling fact the FBI did not allocate its own agents to scour the information collected through the NSA under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
This is the program through which our government collects every communication sent by every citizen all the time. The reason this is not seen as a violation of our constitutional rights is because this data is theoretically protected from abuse through a system that limits access to agencies critical to our national security and, beyond those, only by warrants acquired through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
What is interesting is the fact the FBI, which can access the information without a warrant, did not send its own agents to conduct the review of candidate (and then president) Donald Trump’s communications. This task was given to a person or persons hired as civilian contractors.
Many details point to Fusion GPS as the contractors in question – though this has yet to be proven. Either way, allowing private contractor civilians access to the information they are not cleared to see or use is illegal as well as unethical. Because of this, the idea seems a little hare-brained. If you are already committed to illegally weaponize intelligence gathering capabilities with the unlawful intent to destroy the candidacy or presidency of one man, why add another layer of illegality complete with bank records and paper trail?
It is a question that needs to be asked. We need to enter the minds of the most powerful, connected, and sophisticated dirty cops in the history of the republic.
One of the reasons to rely on contractors is, despite the extra attention they would attract, they are less likely to have reservations about abusing the system than someone in the intel or law enforcement communities. Unlike those who swear an oath to serve the people by protecting and defending the constitution, the contractors can obviously be handpicked political operatives – which is exactly what Fusion GPS is.
This gives those orchestrating the crime an added level of control over what types of information searches are conducted and how that information is processed, utilized, and even leaked. It is a way of expanding the cadre of conspirators without the threat of some white hat turning whistle blower and blowing everyone’s cover.
If you recall, the Obama administration had a very difficult time throughout its eight years with whistleblowers, racking up some of the most famous examples in the history of American government such as Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Wikileaks. They were burned by whistle blowers before. It makes sense they would develop measures to minimize the threat.
The other possible benefit of using civilian contractors is because, as non-law enforcement, they are not bound to the same rules regarding the leaking of sensitive information from one of those “on going investigations” we constantly heard about in the Obama administration. The contractors are not just investigators, they are modes of data exportation. They can (and did) take the fruits of their research, and with a single report “leaked” to private channels, broadcast it into the wider world of the media.
Even when heaven and earth are moved and the constitution is ripped to shreds by unscrupulous bureaucrats hell-bent on turning up scandal, there is no guarantee that such an operation would uncover a crime or other salacious activity in the end. In either scenario, the contractor proves useful.
If the intelligence reveals dirt, they can take the information, work backwards to verify it through other investigatory methods, and either proffer it to the FBI, or leak it directly to the media. In an election year, where the situation calls for a quick resolution, a media leak would be the most devastating way to torpedo a candidate’s run.
If the intelligence does not turn up dirt and there are no crimes or salacious details, the contractors can use the mundane yet true details gathered through surveillance and cut it with fabrications to lend credence to what otherwise may sound over the top or outlandish. This process also involves illegally moving collected intelligence outside the SCIF and putting in the hands of the intel fabulist, someone like Christopher Steele, who then adds his own flourishes.
Law enforcement can then look at those details and operate under the pretense that it could all be true because they can verify some of the details which they secretly planted in the document in the first place.
In both instances, the contractor facilitates a process of intelligence laundering with the purpose of deceiving other law enforcement, judges, reporters, and we citizens of America. It creates a false trail between the intelligence collection process and the sudden appearance of a “tip” hiding the original, and illegal, origin of the evidence. In law enforcement terms, this is called “parallel construction” and it is the method of bad cops.
It is obvious from what we know about the origin of the now infamous “piss dossier” created by Fusion GPS and British spy Christopher Steele that the latter scenario is the likely path of creation. James Comey and his crooked cops leveraged the entire US government intelligence apparatus against Donald Trump and came up with bupkis.
The private contractor was the FBI’s way of fool proofing the outcome. Whether or not dirt could be found, dirt was going to be delivered and it did not matter to James Comey, Andrew McCabe, or even possibly Robert Mueller if it was nothing but speciousness and lies all the way down.
What is perhaps even more unnerving is the possibility that this process was not developed simply for Donald Trump. As Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse suggests, through analysis of one of Donald Trump’s speeches, the weaponization of government against candidates the globalist colonizers found unsavory may not be a new development. We are only just now learning that this was done once. We have no idea yet as to how long it has been going on.
The practice of weaponizing government against political opponents is abhorrent and unconstitutional. The practice of laundering intelligence through contractors amplifies that destructive power by coopting duped law enforcement, judges, and the fourth estate into treating a phony investigation as if it were a legitimate endeavor. When we consider how this process was used to attempt to shape the outcome of the election and then as a method of fomenting sedition after the election, we are faced with the disconcerting prospect that our government has grown to regard itself as too elite and righteous to be hindered by an annoyance as petty as democracy.