Wiretapping Trump’s Campaign Chairman

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U.S. Government – Donald Trump – Russia Investigation

As each day passes it become more and more evident that Trump, his team and Russia all got together and made a plan so as to sway the 2016 US Presidential Election.

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Of course each side had it’s own goal.

Russia wanted a president that it could better control while Trump, he just wanted to be king for a day and to turn the US Presidency into something that it was not, which he is learning is a much more difficult task than he thought it to be.

In the latest news, the US Government ordered that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort be wiretapped under secret court orders both, before and after the election.

In fact, the US continued listening in this year, which included a period when dear old Paul was known to converse with Trump.

The US Government doesn’t just wake up one day and decide to wiretap someone without cause so it’s pretty clear that some had already suspected Russia, Trump and his team were at the ball dancing long before anyone cast a US vote.

It is rather interesting however as to what actually prompted the wiretapping in the first place.

A secret order authorized by the court that handles FISA began shortly after Paul became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in, 2014.

That investigation centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine’s former ruling party.

Trump really should have done his homework a little better when selecting some of his team…that is just simply my take on it.

At any rate, the original surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence, then the FBI  restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year.

And that second warrant was part of the FBI’s efforts to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives.

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So as many of us had suspected and stated, James Comey at some point realized what was actually going on and so did his people.

At least 3 individuals close to the investigation have given the impression that Paul “encouraged” Russia assist with the Trump campaign. This has not been entirely confirmed yet however, I am sure it will eventually be confirmed as factual.

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Robert Mueller’s team, which is leading the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications.

Sources are also saying and forgive me but this is rather odd considering they had a wiretap, that The FBI wasn’t actually listening back in June of 2016, when Donald Trump Jr. led a meeting that included Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner, with a Russian lawyer who had promised negative information on Hillary Clinton.

So, it was selective listening? Really? 

I find that highly doubtful…

The second surveillance was stopped when lawyers for Trump and Paul insisted that they stop.

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Trump seems to have created a rather nice buffer between himself and his goons who actually did the bidding and worked with Russia.

Not the smartest of moves, because when you deal with human beings eventually, you run across one or two that are wise to the game and refuse to go down alone.

Cristal M Clark

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Russia to America – “U.S. Spies Slept While Russia Elected Donald Trump”

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Russia – Meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election – Donald Trump

So as the story rages onward and upward, now a lower level Russian politician, one Vyacheslav Nikonov has decided to admit during a pretty recent television appearance (this past Sunday to be exact, during a weekly political show called “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov.”), that American spies “slept through while Russia elected a new US president.”

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Not the wisest of things one could go on live television and say, I mean our intelligence community aside from letting intel walk out of its front doors is, actually pretty good at gathering intel on it’s own and then using it to create a little havoc in one’s life.

It does actually get better, according to Vyacheslav;

“To achieve world dominance the US overextended themselves. Because the most recent tendencies, economical, military, even tendencies in the intelligence which slept through while Russia elected a new US president.”

“It’s just ridiculous, what kind of intelligence in the USA one can even talk about?”

“The US sagged in all these aspects for the past two decades. This superpower is losing its ability to define the world.”

Ladies and gentlemen, I am in love with this man, meet my future ex husband, Vyacheslav Nikonov, AKA captain obvious. ***wedding date/divorce party to follow***

All kidding aside, he is actually making a couple of valid points here:

Yes so what, Russia did meddle in the election by spreading fake news through obtained intel which they stole. Which, correct me if I am wrong here (NSA, I am looking in your general direction), our very own US intelligence agencies do on a fairly regular basis, not only to innocent American’s but, to other nations, countries and basically the entire world.

What’s more is that our very own intelligence agencies have in fact, been known to use stolen intel to meddle in the affairs of other nations.

Secondly, yes our intelligence community was in fact sleeping through the entire election or so it would appear, with the exception of James Comey, who I am guessing already had a pretty good idea that Russia was in fact meddling and who may or may not have made the choice to let that one slide, for a brief period of course.

And third, yes, America the superpower, well, we are losing our footing as a world leader. Which I believe Russia sought to speed that up and watch us fall over the proverbial cliff by meddling in the election.

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I mean, we all know that Trump, without that meddling would not be where he is today and that is a fact. And while we are at it here, let’s just pin the tail on the donkey shall we? Trump is not a world leader and has no business whatsoever being the President of  The United States, run a company fine but not a country.

Many who voted for him in fact, are now questioning why they voted for him.

The problem US intelligence faces here though, American’s bought the stories, they ate them up, the fake news, the leaks…

People don’t buy into things, unless they really, really want to.

I believe that many American’s sought to see the US Government transformed into something that it was not, but not even those that voted for Trump knew what they truly wanted.

They just ran blindly with it without ever realizing why.

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What truly makes this worse is that right after Trump was elected, Vladimir Putin attempted to set a plan into motion for the full normalization of of relations between the US and Russia, across all  major branches of government, according to some newly released documents and Andrew Weiss, the VP for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

And Andrew isn’t wrong, nor is is he alone in that thought.   

So yes Russia did in fact feel that they could better control a Donald Trump vs. a Hillary Clinton, what they did not factor in was that, no matter what, an investigation into the meddling and Trump and his team being part of that, was always going to inevitably happen.

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That is all thanks to one, James Comey who is very much a man who simply does not put all of his cards on the table at once.

He is after all the one responsible for making sure that the investigation would go on, even after his firing.

So now Trump and his team are doing everything that they can to discredit James.

Hell, even I found myself upset by some of what James did and did not due through the Hillary Clinton email scandal, but that was then and this is now.

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I can see now, that James may have seen clearly more than the rest of us did at the time and he is a man with a purpose.

Either way, not any of this stops what we now know to be factual, Russia did meddle in the 2016 election, not to mention that we are looking at an extremely high possibility of a collusion between, trump, his team and Russia to meddle in the election.

As for our intelligence communities here in the US, they may very well have been asleep at the wheel, but if i were a Russian Politician, I would not be mocking them for it because unlike me, a Russian Politician is more of a public figure and your more easily found.  

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U.S. Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci – Just Fire Everyone!

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Can someone remind me which genus bus Anthony Scaramucci stepped off of? I mean, he has one hell of a sure fire way to fight inside leaks from everhappening again. I do realize the man has a decent education but he does know that he should utilize it right?

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Trump’s new communications director, one Anthony Scaramucci, vowed today to purge the White House staff of those naughty and disloyal aides in an effort to crack down on leaks to the press. 

While I am sure this has some just rattled to the very core, I’m not sure how this latest threat will prevent leaks from continuing to happen. I mean, sure he can fire whomever he’d like, however he might want to sit back and rethink that for just a while. Really toss it about through the old noggin since it’s pretty evident he doesn’t have much else up in between the two ears rattling about.

Besides, didn’t Anthony himself leak that he was going to fire a press aide, then in turn complained that anyone actually ran the story?

Let’s be clear about the majority of the leaks. They are coming from concerned citizens whose government began breaking laws, spying on countless Americans as well as other innocent individuals worldwide and how can we forget, worked with Russia (current government officials) to create a shit storm of fake news in an effort to sway the American voters to vote for Trump.

The point is, Anthony can elect to fire whomever he pleases,, the problem that he faces is that no matter how good you believe you are at hiring folks who would never leak intel, you’re not that good because, the hiring pool is ever changing and newer minds want to play ball a different way.

So the better focus here with regards to cracking down on leaks would be to focus on why they are happening and correct that behavior not seek out the leakers.

The truth is, if they felt that our Government including those in the white house, the very people they work for could in fact be trusted, they would not be leaking information or intel.

That is the problem that needs to be fixed, and that is no going away until our Government behaves.

When you tell the American people you are going to swing the ax, it translates to, “you people go bury your heads in the sand and pretend things are being run all peachy keen, while we continue doing things the world doesn’t know about that we know as a Government, are both morally and ethically wrong.”

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For instance I like using Edward Snowden because he is such a powerful example of what happens when someone tries to utilize the U.S. Government’s whistleblower program.

The man was shut down and basically told, “hey, the American people don’t know about this, some in our own Government don’t even know about this so, let’s just keep this under wraps.”

Being a both morale and ethical individual after having been shut down by the very program designed to both investigate and protect him, he had no choice but to become a leaker.

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James Comey did it and he had no choice but to do it either, it ensured a continued investigation into Russian Meddling.

Anthony should know, that is his problem in a nutshell, it’s not the leakers,  it is the various different agencies within our own Government, our policies and a very poor whistleblower program that really does not work, at all.

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Not to mention our current lack of actual leadership, meaning an adult in the white house who is demanding of blind loyalty although so very undeserving of it. 

Let’s face the fact and even I find this to be a bitter pill to swallow, when your own staff trusts the press more than you, hence why they leak to the press, the problem may be you and your policies rather than the staff leaking the information.

Anthony should understand with absolute clarity that the talent pool of individuals who pledge blind loyalty, well that is drying up and pretty rapidly.

People are far less likely to follow any leader or any organization, agency let alone a U.S. President with blind loyalty while the do naughty, naughty things.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump Has Hard Time Finding FBI Head Who Will Pledge Loyalty to Him

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Donald Trump – Christopher Wray – Confirmation Hearing

Ahhh I love the smell of my morning coffee just as much as I love the smell of someone vowing to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would in fact, not break the law for President Donald Trump.

Could it be that Trump’s pick to head the FBI is just another James Comey type?

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At the confirmation hearing today, Christopher A. Wray pledged to protect the bureau from political pressure.

His opening line: “My loyalty is to the Constitution and the rule of law.” Apparently in reference to Trump’s attempt to try to get James Comey to vow his loyalty to the newly elected president.

Christopher has also been quoted as stating  that the investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to Trump’s campaign was and is not a “witch hunt.”

When Christopher was asked about how he would respond should the president asked him to do something unlawful or unethical, he responded, “First I would try to talk him out of it, and if that failed, I would resign.”

He also stated that it would be highly unlikely that he, himself would meet with Trump privately one on one, which I would assume would be to protect and ensure the integrity of the FBI, boldly showing that Trump would not be able to compromise the FBI’s independence, you know that whole bit of not caving to political pressure and all, that one thing Trump attempted to get James Comey to do.

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“You have to be able to stand firm to your principles”  Christopher was quoted as saying.

He might be a good chap after all, regardless the Democrats pushed him in every direction that they could just to make sure which I completely understand.

The President no matter how special he feels he is or how entitled he feels he should be, cannot have a yes man who has pledged his loyalty to the President serving as the director of the FBI.

The FBI must remain completely free and independent of political pressure and the head of the FBI must be loyal to the Constitution of the United States and the Rule of Law.

Who knows perhaps it was just lip service or he is a pretty okay chap.

Only time will tell to know that for sure.

Personally, I do not believe that anyone so far can touch James Comey in terms of truly understanding the delicate relationship between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.

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He truly understood how law enforcement and communities really need to understand one another and work together in an effort to combat both crime and police brutality/corruption.

James took some pretty bold steps in an effort to understand that.

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Donald Trump vs James Comey – Again on Twitter

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“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!”

No sooner than he landed from his trip abroad to attend the G-20 Summit, did Donald Trump start taking to Twitter to once again start a pissing contest with the former Director of the FBI, James Comey.

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“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!”

This time he accuses James of leaking classified information to the media. Of course this follows a new report that had just been released indicating that James did in fact, keep detailed memos about the conversations he and Trump had.  

According to a report by the Hill on Sunday evening, the FBI had determined that the 7 memos James had kept about his discussions with Trump, are government documents and the FBI labeled 4 of them to indicate that they contain “secret” or “confidential” intel.

Here’s is what the report does not say:

It does not actually say, as Trump suggests, insinuates or says, that James actually leaked any classified information but rather, that Congress is investigating whether James violated any FBI rules (Please note the key word here, “rules” which are not actual laws), by creating, storing or sharing his memos.

Which as luck would have it, do in fact detail the pair’s conversations over the investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

Let’s also not forget that James had already admitted in testimony before a Senate committee in June that he did in fact ask a friend to leak one of the memos.

That memo just so happened to say that Trump had asked him to drop the probe into former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s ties to Russia. Which was quite possibly just another case of “locker room talk.”

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James being of far more superior intelligence and grace, and having a moral compass, simply elected to make note of said “locker room talk.”

And at that time, it’s very important to know and realize that James did not believe or think that particular memo would have been labeled as a Government document let alone in any way shape or form, classified, secret or confidential intel.

“I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I thought it important to get it out,” James told the committee.

And In all reality, as a private citizen, let alone the director of the FBI, he had a duty to report that information.

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The problem is, that once again just like while he was on the campaign trail, Trump’s word’s have swung back and hit him right in the face.

He doesn’t seem to enjoy that much but he should certainly get quite used to it, because it will keep happening.  

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James Comey – Still has Game

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Former FBI Director – James Comey – #ComeyIsMyHomey

Former FBI Director James Comey received an early 4th of July gift from some at the FBI in the form of support for the former director of the FBI.

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On Friday some FBI employees and guests showed up to the FBI’s family day sporting T-Shirts that read “#ComeyIsMyHomey.”

It would seem that more than just a few individuals still support the former director of the FBI who took a chance and stood up to Donald Trump and his administration. James, if you recall documented in painful detail some of the rather uncomfortable meetings he had with our illustrious president, who demanded loyalty from the director.

James was fired as he was overseeing the FBI’s investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign associates colluded with Russian attempts to interfere in last year’s presidential election.

At the time of his firing the White House initially said the president fired James at the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who drafted a memo outlining criticisms of James Comey’s handling of the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Then, the truth eventually surfaced because Donald Trump later told NBC that he planned to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein’s recommendation because he was fed up with the Russia investigation.

Although, I didn’t always agree with how James stated things, I supported the guy and still do.  At the end of the day, James Comey will still go down as one of the most influential FBI Directors in history, he is actually a true patriot, he actually did a lot of good while serving as the director of the FBI outside of anything having to do with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, he still has a large showing of support and those shirts are actually pretty cool. Does anyone know where I can get a razorback-tank for my hikes?

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Happy 4th of July James Comey!

Cristal M Clark

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