Intro to ‘… A “Soft Coup” Against President Trump’


Intro by John R. Houk

Intro © July 28, 2019

 

One of my favorite WordPress blogs is Ares and Athena (let’s abbreviate that as A & A). A & A often does the same thing I do in cross posting from others subject matter that I find interesting.

 

A & A picked up a fascinating perspective from RedState blogger streiff. To be honest I’m not exactly a frequent flyer at RedState, so I’m unfamiliar about streiff writing. So I attempted to find something about the person.

 

I quickly realized that streiff is a pseudonym. I have no idea if streiff is male or female. I discovered that streiff is a pro-Trump blogger of some notoriety at RedState and seems to have been a part of the controversy of a RedState purge of pro-Trump bloggers but has managed to find his/her way back to RedState. If you are unaware of the RedState firing of bloggers, I’ll let you research the controversy because I really don’t care. As I said, I’m not a RedState frequent flyer.

 

HOWEVER, this streiff post picked up by A & A does disseminate a perspective on the Deep State coup attempt against President Trump that more people should be aware of to note the tactics probably will continue by other means.

 

Streiff builds his narrative by sharing some facts that I’ll let you read in the cross post, but here is an excerpt of the streiff wants you to grasp:

 

One could speculate that it was more than a soft coup against Trump. If all the reports we’ve received are correct, this resembles more of a decapitation strike aimed at taking out all resistance to the Democrat party. If the Republican President, the NRA, and other conservative groups can be alleged to have all been under the influence of a foreign power, albeit a Third World kleptocracy with an GDP smaller than New York State, then the entire opposition to the Democrats is discredited for years to come. The reason I don’t find this far fetched is that four years ago I would never have believed that the FBI and CIA would have interjected themselves into a presidential election on the side of one of the candidates and I never would have believed the UN Ambassador would be unmasking the personal communications of American citizens at the rate of one per work day.

 

If that is the case, then a lot of very powerful people need to be sharing a cell with … BE TANTALIZED AND READ THE CROSS POST.

 

Ares and Athena introduced the streiff post with this (posted today 7/28/19):

 

Trump’s  election threw a huge roadblock on the highway to dystopia. Thus, a desperate elitist/leftist attempt ensued to paint all opposition, especially Trump, as Russian lackeys via false accusations and naked propaganda.

 

If they were successful, his election would be invalidated. Thus, the festivities of the politically and morally corrupt DC machine and their selling out of America for their own gain  could continue.

 

The following article reveals some interesting information regarding one aspect of the plan and its implication.

 

And now the cross post below.

 

JRH 7/28/19

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Secret FBI Informant In The Maria Butina Case Says He Was Part Of A “Soft Coup” Against President Trump

 

By streiff

July 27, 2019

RedState

 

Maria Butina

 

One of the saddest episodes to emerge from the anti-Russia hysteria the Democrats and NeverTrump weenies managed to generate after the 2016 election is the case of Maria Butina. (You can chant “Russia is not our friend” under your breath to create the correct ambiance.) Butina, a member of a nascent Russian gun rights movement, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. She was never accused of being an intelligence agent. She is in prison for doing what Tony Podesta did for years and got White House invitations. Butina’s misfortune was to be Russian and to be interested in working with the NRA. Because the NRA supports Republicans, this became a convenient tool to claim the NRA was a Russian influenced organization…a charge that was actually made on this very site…and therefore illegitimate.

 

Yesterday, a pretty amazing thing happened. According to an exclusive report by Sara Carter (who seems to be one of the very few political journalists, liberal or conservative, not using Jake Tapper’s Twitter timeline for story ideas) the FBI aimed an informant at Butina with orders to begin a sexual relationship with her and then lied to Butina’s defense team about the informant and what the informant said about her intent because his reports undermined the government’s case.

This is the set up:

 

[Overstock.com CEO Patrick] Byrne was a keynote speaker on July, 8, 2015 at Freedom Fest, a yearly Libertarian gathering that hosts top speakers in Las Vegas. Shortly after his address, Butina approached him. She was flattering and repeatedly told him she was a fan of his, saying she was a graduate student that had studied the famous libertarian Militon [sic] Friedman.

 

He spoke to her shortly and “brushed her off.”

 

The young redheaded Russian graduate student then approached him again over the course of the conference and explained that she worked for the Vice Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia and sent by them to make contact with Byrne.

 

She also said “did you know you’re a famous man in Russia, we watch videos about you and your relationship with Milton Freeman.”

 

She said she was appointed to lead Russia’s gun right’s group by Lieutenant-General Mikhail Kalashnikov, who was a Russian general, most notably known for his AK-47 machine gun design. The designation by Kalashnikov is considered a huge honor and Byrne then had an “extensive conversation about Russian history and I understood her designation about Kalishnikov was significant.”

 

She wanted to invite Byrne to Russia to speak at the Central Bank before dignitaries. The speaking engagement would be at a major resort for three days. Butina told Byrne the event would offer him the opportunity to meet senior Russian officials and oligarchs. He didn’t accept the offer because of his security clearance. He then reported Butina and her offer to the FBI.

 

Byrne was a little suspicious of everything because Butina confided that she was afraid she was being monitored and thought it would be best if they disguised their meetings as a romantic relationship. He also reported it because Byrne was a part-time FBI informant.

 

When he contacted the FBI and then subsequently for the next few months “instead what I got was vague instructions that it would be ok to get to know her better.”

 

He said there was very little response from the FBI after his initial contact, until Butina asked him to come meet her in New York City. He told the FBI he didn’t want any vague instructions on whether to meet Butina or not because “I didn’t want my security clearance to get pulled.”

 

At that point the FBI gave him an explicit “green light” to meet with her. He rented a hotel room with two bedrooms because he was under the impression that the romantic texts were simply her way to cover for communicating with him. However, she arrived at the hotel beforehand, occupied the room before Byrne’s arrival, and when he arrived, she made clear that her flirtatious texts were not simply a disguise.

 

Byrne said that the FBI agents made clear they were skeptical that Butina might be of interest, dismissing her as simply a normal 26 year old Russian graduate student. Over time, Byrne and Butina developed an intimate relationship but at the same time he alleges he was continuously reporting on Butina to the FBI in an effort to convince them that it might be worthwhile to introduce her to some of his contacts at the Council on Foreign Relations. He also noted he reported to the FBI his interactions more frequently with Butina starting in December, 2015, both out of a desire not to lose the possibility of something good coming from this encounter, but also, because Butina was starting to speak more frequently of meeting with big shots in Republican circles.

 

Ultimately, Byrne became convinced that Butina was basically a very enthusiastic person doing exactly what she claimed to be doing: trying to build linkages between this Russian gun rights group and the NRA and conservative groups in the US and that she was not acting on behalf of the Russian government.

 

After her arrest, her lawyer made a demand for so-called “Brady” material and the FBI told them there was none. The FBI lying to sandbag a defense attorney…can you see my shocked face?

But this is the interesting part:

 

Oddly, Byrne’s name was not disclosed by prosecutors in the case or by the FBI. And despite the government’s earlier efforts to paint Butina as a Russian spy attempting to infiltrate Republican circles she was never investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, which charged 25 Russian agents with interfering in the U.S. election. Further, the FBI, unlike convicted Russian bombshell spy Anna Chapman, did nothing to stop Butina from meeting with high level Republican and conservative figures. The bureau also didn’t warn those conservative figures she had made contact with,  even though they had her under surveillance and allegedly Byrne had been reporting on her during that time. As noted in a column by The Hill’s John Solomon Chapman’s actions were handled differently than Butina. When one of Chapman’s associates, who went by the name of Cynthia Murphy, made contact with Alan Patricof, a major Democratic donor close to Hillary Clintonthe FBI acted swiftly to arrest the entire cell.

 

[Butina attorney Robert] Driscoll said there was suspicion that the FBI did not disclose all the information it had on Butina and he stated that he believed “Patrick is not the only one” who was giving information to the FBI.

 

Why does this matter?

 

We’re seeing a pattern. When the FBI suspected that Carter Page was possibly compromised by the Russians, instead of following normal procedure and giving then-candidate Trump a defensive briefing and the opportunity to remove Page from the campaign, what did the FBI do? Nothing. We know they did that service for John McCain in 2008 and why they elected not to in 2015-16 is a question that needs to be answered. If Page had been fired from the Trump campaign in 2015 much of what happened since then would not have taken place.

 

Earlier this week the attorney for Joseph Mifsud intimated that his client, the guy who allegedly kicked off “Crossfire Hurricane” by telling George Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Clinton, worked for western intelligence agencies. Bolstering this is the fact that Robert Mueller never claims that Mifsud was working for the Russian government and Mueller never charged Mifsud with lying to the FBI in interviews despite the fact that he did (see Jim Jordan Fillets Mueller On Joseph Mifsud Not Being Charged, Exposes Serious Credibility Issues With The Probe).

 

Recall that the New York Times confirmed that a woman dangled in front of Papadopoulos as a possible romantic liaison was, in fact, working for some US agency. We hope it was the FBI because if it was the CIA a boatload of laws were broken (see FBI Does Preemptive Damage Control By Confirming The Trump Campaign Was The Target Of A Spying Operation).

 

And so the push by John Durham to interview Joseph Mifsud and rumors that extensive exculpatory information existed on Page and Papadopoulos that would have put their activities in a different light brings new significance.

 

Back to Byrne. Why did he come forward?

 

Byrne’s decision to come forward didn’t come lightly. However, he said it was necessary after watching what had transpired between the FBI, the intelligence community and the probe into President Trump’s campaign over the past several years.

 

“It was something I knew I had to do,” he told this reporter. “Those running the operation were not honest and in the end I realized I was being used in some sort of soft coup.”

 

One could speculate that it was more than a soft coup against Trump. If all the reports we’ve received are correct, this resembles more of a decapitation strike aimed at taking out all resistance to the Democrat party. If the Republican President, the NRA, and other conservative groups can be alleged to have all been under the influence of a foreign power, albeit a Third World kleptocracy with an GDP smaller than New York State, then the entire opposition to the Democrats is discredited for years to come. The reason I don’t find this far fetched is that four years ago I would never have believed that the FBI and CIA would have interjected themselves into a presidential election on the side of one of the candidates and I never would have believed the UN Ambassador would be unmasking the personal communications of American citizens at the rate of one per work day.

 

If that is the case, then a lot of very powerful people need to be sharing a cell with Tiny the White Supremacist Biker and their organizations need to be burned to the ground. If it isn’t a global conspiracy and just a series of events carried out by politically motivated law enforcement and intelligence agents, they need to do hard time and everyone associated with them reduced to penury.

 

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Russian Hack or DNC Whistleblower Leak?


OR Maybe a Combination of Hack & Leak?

 

John R. Houk

© December 17, 2016

 

I heard Obama yesterday give a definitive answer to the storyline that Russia hacked the DNC to disseminate info to hurt Crooked Hillary to the favor of Donald Trump. I’ve read some Republican elites like Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham are also towing the Obama line of a Russian hack.

 

BUT STILL no one connected to Intelligence Community investigation has released any definitive evidence against the Ruskies. These Intelligence investigators have even refused the Constitutional oversight of Senate and House Intelligence Committees who actually have security clearance for such a review.

 

NOW LET’S BE CLEAR, I am not exonerating Russians of nefarious actions against the United States. Ever since the Russians went Communist, their power elites have worked for despotic global domination. Since the end of WWII Russians have been to achieve a status of geopolitical/military superiority. Communism has been the preferred ideology. Even after the Soviet Union dissolved Communism has had an ideological influence among Russian elites. After all Putin himself was a former KGB official in the Soviet spy apparatus.

 

I have no trust for Russian motives. BUT GUESS WHAT, neither do I trust anything to do with Obama minions and the Left Wing Dem Party in general.

 

Until Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, I am going to continue to speculate the Dems are trying to pull a fast one to keep Trump from becoming President. If it happens it could unconstitutional political means or coup involving Leftists politically or even Obama instigating the military he so decimated of Patriot leadership of the last eight years. I have no doubt any of these attempts will result in America’s second Civil War.

 

In which case I pray a smooth peaceful transition from Obama Leftists to Trump populists takes place on January 20, 2017.

 

Below are some excerpts that should make you question the validity of the Obama narrative and Russia:

 

The Obama administration suggested earlier Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was “fact” that such actions helped Donald Trump’s campaign. The White House also assailed Trump himself, saying he must have known of Russia’s interference.

 

No proof was offered for any of the accusations, the latest to unsettle America’s uneasy transition from eight years under Democratic President Barack Obama to a new Republican administration led by Trump. The claims of Russian meddling in the election also have heightened already debilitating tensions between Washington and Moscow over Syria, Ukraine and a host of other disagreements. (Obama: US Will Take Action Against Russia for Hacking; Newsmax; 12/15/16 08:37 PM)

 

Hmm…

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is supporting the CIA’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.

 

In a message sent to employees, CIA Director John Brennan said he had spoken with FBI Director James Comey and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.

 

Brennan said in the message that “there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election.”

 

A U.S. official who had seen the unclassified message from Brennan confirmed it to The Associated Press on Friday.

 

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

 

 

White House officials said it was “fact” that Russian hacking helped Donald Trump’s campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday also assailed Trump himself over his refusal to acknowledge the hacking and his attacks on the U.S. intelligence community.

 

 

There has been no specific, persuasive evidence shared publicly about the extent of Putin’s role or knowledge of the hackings. That lack of proof undercuts Democrats’ strategy to portray Putin’s involvement as irrefutable evidence of a directed Russian government plot to undermine America’s democratic system.

 

But the White House pointed to a U.S. intelligence assessment released publicly in October that asserted “only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.” And Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, connected the dots further, saying Thursday Putin was responsible for the Russian government’s actions. (Official: FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive; By AP News; Townhall; 12/16/16 2:51 PM)

 

More news that shows there is more to the story than Obama and the Dems are sharing with Americans.

 

There are several problems with the theory, not the least of which is that there is no evidence that the election was influenced by the Russians. None.

 

President Obama openly dismissed the idea that the Russians could have influenced the election.

 

Another issue is that the Republican National Committee asked the FBI to investigate whether it had been hacked and – after a lengthy investigation – found that, in fact, the RNC had not been subjected to hacking attempts. (Diplomat Claims DNC Leak Source is NOT Russian Hackers, But Inside Party Whistleblower; By Melissa Davis; US Herald)

 

More on a DNC Whistleblower:

 

 

A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia.

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.

‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

 

His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence.

 

If we’re to take Murray at his word, he flew to the United States specifically to meet with an unnamed Democratic National Committee operative. They allegedly made contact “in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C.” The Democrat was supposedly disgusted at the DNC’s efforts to tilt the primary in Hillary’s favor and against Bernie Sanders, as well as being worried that corruption at the Clinton Global Initiative could wind up costing them the election. (Wikileaks source: The emails came from inside the DNC, not Russia; By JAZZ SHAW; Hot Air; 12/15/16 8:01 AM)

 

The Washington Times is going with a DNC Whistleblower leak more than the Obama/Dem/Leftist MSM assertion of a Russian hack of the DNC:

 

 

Meanwhile, several former intelligence officials outlined this week why they believe signs in the situation point to an inside leak, and not a hack by an outside actor.

 

If hacking were involved, the National Security Agency would likely have digital footprints that could be used to back up the CIA’s claims, wrote the former officials, led by former NSA official William Binney.

 

“In sum, given what we know of NSA’s existing capabilities, it beggars belief that NSA would be unable to identify anyone — Russian or not — attempting to interfere in a U.S. election by hacking,” Mr. Binney and the officials wrote in the memo, published by Consortium News.

 

Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign were, in fact, leaked by a whistleblower disgusted with the Clintons.

 

“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Mr. Murray told the Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.” (Sen. Ron Johnson: CIA refused briefing in wake of Russia hacking reports; By David Sherfinski; Washington Times; 12/16/16)

 

JRH 12/17/16

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Further Reading:

 

Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House; By Daniel Greenfield; Sultan Knish; 12/16/16

 

RUSSIAN HACKING CONSPIRACY THEORY IMPLODES; By Matthew Vadum; FrontPageMag; 12/16/16

 

Initial Thoughts of Wallechinsky 11 Secret Govt. Documents


Top Secret Docs

 

John R. Houk

© December 12, 2012

 

Conspiracy Theory is something I love to look at. I especially like the Conspiracy Theories that slant toward Conspiracy Reality. In saying that, Tony Newbill sent a link that is truly based on fact.

 

The link leads to a story about secret government documents that David Wallechinsky the author believes Americans should be aware. Wallechinsky is quite bi-partisan listing secret documents from both Democrats and Republicans.

 

Wallechinsky is critical of Obama signing a memo allowing the assassination of American citizens involved in terrorism against the USA living outside the USA.

 

Let me be clear about Obama. He is one of the most nefarious Presidents in U.S. history because his “Change” agenda is the transformation of America from a Christian ethics Free Market society to a Secular Humanist non-Judea-Christian Socialistic (probably more toward some form of Marxism) society. It nearly drives me crazy that a majority of American voters cannot see that Obama’s agenda will change the American Way for the worst.

 

In saying my attitude toward Obama I have to side with Obama on assassinating American traitors working against the USA from outside the nation. Here’s the thing. An American that works to bring down America and does so by hiding out on a foreign basis has ceased to be protected by the U.S. Constitution and has become an enemy combatant whether that person is a soldier, spy or terrorist. Taking a traitor out in a foreign nation is the result of the affairs of war as far as I am concerned.

 

In that same vein I am also a supporter of the Patriot Act as far as it is designed in a time of war to track down the enemies of the USA both foreign and domestic. Regardless of the Left telling us that we are at war with Islam, purist Muslims (i.e. Radical Islam) believe Islam is in a Jihad to end Free America to place Americans in submission to their intolerant Allah.

 

That which is unfortunate is that the Patriot Act provides the temptation for Presidential Administrations to abuse power beyond the design of the intention. The Patriot Act has been used against American citizens that have no direct part in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) domestically or on a foreign basis. This abuse of power by either Democrat or Republican Presidential Administration is a breach of the people’s trust of government protecting U.S. citizens. The breach of trust is what led then British citizens in the American Colonies to revolt and form a more perfect Union in which the people govern themselves under a just rule of law rather than a foreign despot.

 

It is my opinion that greater extreme prejudice needs to be used against Islamic Terrorists to at least render the GWOT as negligible within the U.S. borders. In accomplishing the efficacy the GWOT within the borders it will then be time to modify or end the Patriot Act so that the abuse of U.S. government power against domestic dwelling American citizens ceases.

 

I was not aware that President Bush and Vice President Cheney appeared before the 911 Commission under specific stipulations of no taping or transcribing but only secretarial note taking. AND that these notes are still classified. It is no wonder that 911 Conspiracy Theorists believe the al Qaeda Islamic Terrorist attack was actually an inside job by the U.S. government. I’m still not with 911 Truthers nonetheless why did Bush/Cheney want that 911 Commission interview off the books?

 

Being person that believes in extreme prejudice to bring the GWOT to a quicker end I am in favor of Waterboarding to extract information. Leftist cry torture, I like the terminology of enhanced interrogation techniques. The fine line between torture and enhanced interrogation techniques is physical result. Waterboarding that results in death is torture. Waterboarding that exacts the illusion of drowning without leaving physical marks is not torture. Waterboarding does not add physical scarring: no dismemberment of body parts and no scarring marks leftover from cutting or burning or electrifying or so on.

 

There is a bit of an irony in the Leftist whining of torture and the Leftist-in-Chief writing the memo for targeted assassination of foreign operating American citizens working to betray America. You realize Obama was thinking of prosecuting Bush Administration Officials and/or the Intelligence Community under the Bush Administration for Waterboarding, right?

 

Wallechinsky goes on to name quite a few secret documents that are hid from the American public. You should read the entire post.

 

JRH 12/12/12

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