It’s not COVID 19 that will deal a death blow to the United States.
It’s the corruption in our FBI and DOJ that is more deadly than any virus.
What has recently come out in the Flynn case about these institutions shows that we are, and have been, infected with something much more fatal. Parts of our government will suborn the truth and use all its assets to go after someone or some people who would threaten their control.
In one of the more shocking statements to come out – so far – is the one attributed to the FBI’s Bill Priestap: “What’s our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired? If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ & have them decide. Or, if he initially lies, then we present him [redacted] & he admits it, document for DOJ, & let them decide how to address it.”
In other words, truth and justice are not the goal. What could be more damning to our nation?
Many wonder why Flynn was the target. Having served in the Obama administration, Flynn knew all about the dirty things they did.
McCabe, the one who reassured Flynn at the White House that he didn’t need a lawyer for their little tete a tete, particularly had it in for Flynn. Flynn had supported FBI agent Robin Gritz who filed a sexual harassment claim against McCabe. McCabe was able to bury it, but not his antipathy towards Flynn.
Michael Ledeen at the Washington Examiner has more:
Life does not run in a straight line, and top officials in the intelligence community long had it in for Flynn, ever since he changed the way we did intelligence against al Qaeda in Iraq, and then against the Taliban and Iranian-supported terrorists in Afghanistan. The changes put both intelligence-gathering and anti-terrorist operations primarily under battlefield control, significantly diminishing the power of Washington-based intel officers. These high-ranking officials remained hostile thereafter, as Flynn moved to the headquarters of national intelligence, and then to the Defense Intelligence Agency.
He was essentially fired from the Defense Intelligence Agency by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who told him he should retire. This came on the heels of Flynn’s sworn congressional testimony criticizing the Obama administration’s failed Afghanistan policy. This showed, once again, that Flynn understood how badly we were doing, and would not collude with the intelligence community. Indeed, he intended to carry out an audit of covert funding since the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (none has been done in all those years).
It was therefore not surprising that Flynn was targeted by top intel officials when he became an adviser to several Republican primary candidates in 2016. If Barr looks at the circumstances of Flynn’s removal from the Defense Intelligence Agency, he will find many of the same people who went after both Flynn and Trump after the election. Indeed, the anti-Trump operation began with accusations from the intelligence community that Flynn was in cahoots with the Russians, and, as national security adviser Susan Rice warned the president-elect, might be in violation of the Logan Act.
Consider, for example, Stefan Halper, a longtime informant in the intelligence community. Halper claimed that Flynn was compromised by the Russians, and six months later Flynn was forced into retirement. Halper was later an informant for the FBI seeking information on the Trump campaign.
I think the operation against Flynn provided the template for much of the anti-Trump campaign, from the “unmasking” of people surveiled by FISA-approved intercepts to the close collaboration with British and Italian intelligence services. When the operation against Flynn succeeded, the operators must have realized that similar methods might bring down the president himself. All the pieces were in place. Their team was formed, their international working relations with foreign counterparts were intact, and when they saw that Trump would not fight for his chosen national security adviser, they reckoned he’d fall victim to the same methods.
It’s just a matter of time before the coronavirus goes away and is controlled by drugs and vaccines. We aren’t so lucky with our diseased system. We’re finding out the extent of the illness everyday. The cure will be radical, but without it, the patient, the U.S., will die.