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06 March 2017

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JerseyJeffersonian

All,

Using (maybe even soliciting) materials gathered by GCHQ in the Flynn case, and then disguising or dissimulating the source is textbook "parallel construction"; i.e., using these deceptive means to suggest that the information was discovered via US law enforcement services in the normal conduct of their work, instead of obtained by a nod and a wink from the NSA's sister's surveillance.

This might explain Comey's near-panicked reaction to this starting to leak out. That a head of the FBI would have been complicit in this activity would not look good at all to The Boss, would it?

Fred

JerseyJeffersonian,

It wouldn't look good to a grand jury either.

Jackrabbit

I thought Hannigan left because he knew or should've known about the 'dossier' smear by a former British agent with high-level contacts at MI-6. Maintaining the 'special relationship' requires polishing and pruning from time to time.

But I'm very interested in what pl's sources have to say.

Willybilly

Nothing new here.... they have been at it for decades... what wasn't possible in the US Intel vacuum cleaners was subcontracted to the Britts and or The Izzies....then resent back to the US in a flash..... Fiveeyes+1 at work day n and day out.

The Beaver

Willybilly,

It is like the long standing undersea cable tapping, yes even the fibre optic cables using amps and optical couplers at the repeater level. The amplifying point before the last 40/80 kms must be a busy place!

William R. Cumming

What do we know about Flynn's loss of clearances post-resignation?

Seamus Padraig

It's also sometimes called 'deflective source disinformation'. Another example was when the neocons leaked bogus intelligence to Britain's MI6, so that Bush could claim that "the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." They thought it would sound more credible if the people thought the source was somewhere other than Washington.

William R. Cumming

Based on my understanding of FARA and the Dual Compensation Act of 1947 Flynn better retain criminal counsel!

William R. Cumming

P.L.! Am I correct that in your opinion a flag rank officer is never retired but only active or inactive?

Does an inactive flag rank risk court martial by registering under FARA?

turcopolier

WRC

Only five star officers are never retired. The rest are just like all other military officers. A retired officer is effectively a civilian in terms of what employment he/she can take. There would be nothing illegal in retired general registering under FARA. pl

William R. Cumming

Thanks P.L.!

LeaNder

Following you. In your thanks, that is.

Although recent media hypes, referred to by some here. Pundita linked to a The Hill article. Give the impression that he may not have known who employed him or his firm. ... Never mind his article in support of Turkey. I vaguely recall I missed precise dates, or a timeline. But I am more likely to be wrong with that suspicion then right. Basic setting: Innocent until proven guilty. But?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_T._Flynn#Registration_as_foreign_agent

I vaguely recall that Pat may have dropped a remark about his attendance at the RT Gala dinner in Moscow before matters heated up. Irony Alert: ACT! For America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACT!_for_America

David Yerushalmi drew my attention before. Lost trace after one of his web-activities went undercover.

turcopolier

LeaNder

Yes, Flynn attended that dinner. there is tape pf him sitting with Putin. I have never bee to Russia and have never been on Russian media. they asked repeatedly but I declined. pl

William R. Cumming

Anyone know of any flag rank other than Flynn registering under FARA?

turcopolier

WRC
I know many. the consultant money is sweet. pl

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