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03 September 2019

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Factotum

Trey Gowdy also long warned us about the self-annointed Saint James Comey. I sense a trend among knowledgable pundits.

Rob Naardin

I can't wait to see the dark forces of the deep state in bright orange prison jumpsuits.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/kudos-andy-for-ball-of-collusion/

Diana C

"Being called a narcissist by Jim Comey is akin to being accused of having sex with underage girls by the late Jeffrey Epstein."

As usual, your analogy here is spot on. I'm still giggling.

My literary analogy would have been that Comey is the very inept Walter Mitty of today's America. He does imagine himself as the "voice crying in the wilderness."

It sounds, however like a braying donkey wanting some attention. He was one of the Democrats' "useful idiots." Too bad they didn't realize that they might actually get a certified idiot.

oldman22

Why did Western intelligence agencies, prompted, it seems clear, by US ones, seek to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign? A reflexive answer might be because candidate Trump promised to “cooperate with Russia,” to pursue a pro-détente foreign policy, but this was hardly a startling, still less subversive, advocacy by a would-be Republican president. All of the major pro-détente episodes in the 20th century had been initiated by Republican presidents: Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan.

So, again, what was it about Trump that so spooked the spooks so far off their rightful reservation and so intrusively into American presidential politics? Investigations being overseen by Attorney General William Barr may provide answers—or not. Barr has already leveled procedural charges against James Comey, head of the FBI under President Obama and briefly under President Trump, but the repeatedly hapless Comey seems incapable of having initiated such an audacious operation against a presidential candidate, still less a president-elect. As I have long suggested, John Brennan and James Clapper, head of the CIA and Office of National Intelligence under Obama respectively, are the more likely culprits.

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Keith Harbaugh

oldman22 asked:

Why did Western intelligence agencies, prompted, it seems clear, by US ones, seek to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign?
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So, again, what was it about Trump that so spooked the spooks so far off their rightful reservation and so intrusively into American presidential politics?

I have read former-DNI James Clapper's memoir Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, to learn something about the man.
As well as some very unsurprising accounts of how he climbed the intelligence management ladder, and also unsurprising stories of the methods of intel, and of his interactions with various foreign entities,
he gave some real insights into what he values extremely highly, namely the set of values that go by the name of "political correctness."
Whether it involves diversity, African-Americans, feminism, homosexuality, he endorses most heartedly the tenets of PC.
For example, after praising the talents of a woman who worked for him, he adds something along the lines of
"When women take over the world, I just hope they remember me kindly."

(An aside on my view on such things: Sure, women can try to emulate men. But they do so at the expense of fulfilling their part of the classical, "patriarchal", social contract. The basically inevitable result: A fertility rate among whites that literally is putting the white race on the path to extinction. (A path technically called "exponential decay".) That is not a "conspiracy theory", that is just a statement of fact, one the "elite" is assiduously avoiding.)

Anyhow, back to Clapper, given his views on what is "right-thinking", it should come as no surprise if he played a role in defeating and undermining Trump, whose policies and views he no doubt despises.
Likewise, I suspect, for Brennan, who once voted for a communist.

This really seems to be something new. Somehow I doubt that past leaders of the IC were so unsympathetic to the policies of the presidents they served. Perhaps Colonel Lang has some insight on that.

oldman22

Just published: book by former fbi agent Mike German, Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy. He says the former directors of the bureau turned it into a 'lawless law enforcer'.
Reviewed here:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7423843/Robert-Mueller-James-Comey-FBI-threat-democracy-former-agent-warns.html

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