90 Miles From Tyranny : How Anti-Trump Leakers Moved From Offense to Defense

Thursday, September 13, 2018

How Anti-Trump Leakers Moved From Offense to Defense

A trail of evidence appearing in major news outlets suggests a campaign to undermine President Trump from within the government through illegal leaks of classified information, and then thwart congressional investigators probing the disclosures.

On Monday the Justice Department released a handful of texts and other documents that included two former officials known for their anti-Trump bias – Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI – discussing the DOJ’s “media leak strategy.” Strzok now says, through his lawyer, that that strategy was aimed at preventing leaks. Nevertheless, days later he and Page approvingly mention forthcoming news articles critical of Trump associates.

“The leaks that have been coming out of the FBI and DOJ since 2016 are unconscionable,” said retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano. “There’s a difference between whistleblowing and leaking for self-serving or partisan purposes.”
The leaks that have been coming out of the FBI and DOJ since 2016 are unconscionable
Past and present U.S. officials say the template for the leak campaign can be traced back to the Obama administration’s efforts to sell the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which made the press reliant on background conversations and favorable leaks from government officials. Obama adviser Ben Rhodes told the New York Times in 2016 that “we created an echo chamber” that “helped retail the administration’s narrative.”

“That same configuration,” said Michael Doran, a senior official in the George W. Bush White House, “the press, political operatives, newly minted experts, social media validators—was repurposed to target Trump, his campaign, transition team, then the presidency.” The echo chamber’s primary instrument in attacking the current White House said Doran, “is the Russia collusion narrative.”

RCI has found that the anti-Trump leaks fall into two broad categories or phases. Initially, the leaking was an offensive operation aimed at disrupting Trump’s agenda, especially through leaks alleging connections between his campaign and the Russians. Its early successes included leaks of highly classified material that led to the firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from overseeing that probe.

The second phase – which began roughly a year into the Trump administration – has been more defensive, pushing back against...Read More HERE

4 comments:

  1. The ongoing collaboration, collusion and conspiracy of the Deep State with the Leftist Media Propaganda Establishment warrants prison time for Treason in both camps.

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  2. beginning to look like FBI/DOJ has found the sacrifical Judas goat and "lamb" in adulterous couple. perfect storm

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  3. They had to go into defense mode because they involved too many people. This exponentially increased
    the chance they would be discovered. They have committed too many counts of obstruction and perjury
    to even count. But what is more important, they left a trail that Inspector Clouseau or Mr. McGoo
    could follow. They have burried themselves so deep this will not end with one or two sacraficial
    lambs. If Strozk and Page turn on their superiors, I can see Jim Comey pissing his pants and spilling
    his guts in exchange for immunity. If he turns, the whole house of cards will fall. Trump has been
    ten moves ahead of these idiots from the day he was sworn in. There will be prosecutions because I
    am sure that a rat hunt has been going on for more than a year.



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