Salisbury – Is there another posability?

I must admit that I do not have the time to listen/read the coverage of all the mainstream media, but so far I have not heard anyone raise a very obvious alternative that we should be considering.

Is someone trying to frame Russia?

Now, this may sound rather far-fetched, but if you look at the government story and the mainstream story about Russia over the last few years, it has been Russia is responsible for everything wrong, almost down to the recent bad weather.

Is it possible that what we are seeing is payback time for Russia going into Syria and dealing with ISIS, protecting the Christians and stopping the… hmm, ‘New World Order’s’ ambition to take over Syria?. There (They are?) standing up to Obama, and France and us here and saying, even as the French fighter planes were on the runway, “If you attack Syria you are attacking Russia”?


And another question that we really should be asking is “Why?” Not why did they poison Sergei Skripal, we can think of a number of reasons why including the fact that he was a spy working for us. So we are not so innocent in this matter. But, Why would Russia sign their name on the dead body by using a method of killing him that so easily could be used to implicate Russia? Surely there are many less obvious methods of killing someone.

Fusion GPS

You might also want to take note that Sergei Skripal apparently worked for Fusion GPS, the same people who created the fack Russian collusion dossier in the USA.

French chemical weapons

Ho and French chemical weapons, chemical weapons that can be traced back to having been made in France have recently been found in Syria, what action are we going to be taking against France… nothing of course.

It may well have been Russia that was responsible for this recent poisoning. But surely we should have a media that does not just swallow the government’s story and looks behind it for other explanations.

And by the way. Do we really believe that we, the UK government have never taken action both to kill, kidnap or interfere with the election etc of other counties? Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

Alert from The Hagmann Report.

This is a post that we have been asked to pass on to our readers from Jon Robberson the Producer for The Hagmann Report.


IntegricideThe willful killing of the truth, as permitted by the ignorant and those who criminally control them.


Today closes out a week in the New Media that can only be described as a bloodbath. YouTube eliminated: Victurus LibertasJake Morphonios, David Seaman, The Dr of Common Sense, Ron Johnson and many, many others. Dr Jerome Corsi voluntarily removed all of the content from his YouTube channel, after receiving two strikes overnight; Dr Corsi operated for years without a single incident. On Friday, Gizmodo reported that Dr Jerome Corsi has been suspended from YouTube for life, in addition to having the earnings rightfully due to him…vanish. Stolen.

However, in an update from Infowars, public pressure via Drudge picking up the story, has resulted in Dr Corsi’s channel being restored.

The YouTube censorship madness is relentless and unfortunately, very few who have lost their channels have the professional connections to utilize Drudge in an effort to seek justice. Interestingly, I sent my story about Dr Corsi’s removal of his archived content from YouTube, to Drudge three days before Gizmodo, but this simply proves the aforementioned point.

Twitter suspended Laura Loomer for a week. Facebook followed suit and kicked her to the curb for 30 days, while @Medium banned: Laura, Mike Cernovich and Hagmann Report regular, Jack Posobiec.

But why?

In this article, I hypothesize two likely reasons for the “American” Left to roll up into their potato bug shells, amplify their snot-nosed, emasculated voices through a Walmart bullhorn and shriek “Shut up!”

But first, a brief introduction to the latest, by way of context, and to set the tone.  This article is going to be very important for Hagmann Report listeners and Patriots, writ large.  So please read, share and utilize this piece in whatever way you are able, to spread the word.  As I pen this summary, men and women who’s work you know and in some cases know very well are hurting.

Good men are being reassured by their wives this evening, “Honey it will be okay. I am so, so proud of you for standing up.”

There are many female Citizen Journalists who are being trolled, threatened, issued death threats and in the case of Dana Loesch, hearing a live audience shout “Burn her! Burn her!” while she attended last weekends CNN Town Hall event with a beautifully prepared speech that contained concrete, proactive, realistic solutions. Solutions to prevent school shootings.  She accepted the invitation to last weekends engagement to try and save future child-victims from active shooters’ bullets. Instead, she was escorted from the property by a private security detail while violent hypocrites screamed for her to be burned to death.

It is for these reasons that I spent Friday evening writing this piece.

“Silence in the face of evil, is itself, evil.  God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act.”   Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I wrote this piece because one day I will stand before Almighty God and I will give account for what I did (or failed to do) and as an American Christian I will not stand down when women are being threatened with Medieval immolation, children are being blown away in school hallways and those among us trying, to tell the truth, are being thanked for all of our hard work by being deleted by a gaggle of reprobates who crawl the streets of San Francisco, seeking whom they may destroy. San Francisco, a city every bit as evil as Babylon, Sodom, or Jericho.

Of course, there has been and will be plenty of name-calling and for those unfortunate enough to encounter a poopy-pants hive of the Antifa collective this weekend, they may opt to bum rush you and beat you with sticks and bike locks while chanting “Love Trump’s Hate.”  That is unless you lack a private security detail and they make good on you their threats to Dana Loesch.

This is a time of theft. A time of violent rhetoric that has no place in the discourse for which our Founding Fathers shed blood in order that they might bequeath liberty to unborn generations.

But while the Main Stream Media watches their game plan to unseat a duly elected President devolve from half-baked Saul Alinski tactics to juvenile rhetoric that leaves millions of Blue Dog and Labor Democrats secretly laughing behind their hands, TV remote clutched in the other; YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are tearing down their own platforms one click, one link, one video, and one participant at a time.

You see, Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Schmidt (everything else), it is WE, the content creators, who built your platforms.

In fact, if national polls are to be believed, approximately half of the citizens in the United States are right of center politically, so by applying your “saw something, said something and we deleted your existence” model to all of the primary social networks, you, soy boys, by your own actions over recent weeks, have stated “We are just peachy losing half of the traffic that developed us from kids chipping in for Dominoes, in a dorm room, to billionaires.”

Keep it up, petulant children. And keep in mind, Dominoes pizzas aren’t getting any cheaper.

Are these Tech Tyrant pirates (who steal the sweat equity and plunder years of hard work from the channels who naively believed in their First Amendment rights) brilliant in computer sciences yet complete boneheads in Life 101?

I wonder.

The Victims

Their actions are the actions of unscrupulous thieves and psychopathic plagiarizers who took the money and ran. They have stolen the content from those who acted in good faith and they simultaneously jacked subscription bases from thousands of regular, liberty-loving Americans who worked 24/7 to develop the product that these shameless crooks stole. Consider this, millions of subscribers were equally ripped off.

The “purveyors” of platforms like YouTube not only did nothing to build the content creators’ subscriber bases but actually employed every algorithmic trick in town to suppress, manipulate and generally screw with legitimate traffic, month in and month out.

The content creators skipped dinners out, staying sequestered in tiny home offices to edit. They pushed off getting new brakes on their vehicles in order to purchase a better microphone or Wirecast. They brown-bagged it to their day jobs or skipped lunch altogether to purchase a refurbished MacBook so that they could honour their charge to keep. A charge to keep, an onus upon each of them that started with:

 “I love what my country was, hate what it has become and I will NOT sit silently while the fiscally and criminally irresponsible government spends my unborn great grandchildren into an assured banana boat subsistence.”

The content creators are our people. And to the content creators who read this, permit me to say that as long as I am the Producer of The Hagmann Report, we will back you until justice is served or bullets fly.

Hypothesis Number One

The seed money, or venture capital (to use the Silicon Valley term) that lifted these companies into existence came from the intelligence Leviathan that is the rogue side of what the average taxpayer calls The Federal Government.  Ties between the FBI, the CIA, the ONI and DIA, the Pentagon and private contractors from Raytheon to Lockheed are so intertwined with financing and subsidizing what we call “the socials” that to unravel the rat’s nest of skullduggery would require the best Forensic Accountants and it would take a lifetime.

The Federal Government uses off-book accounting to distribute Federal Reserve debt-script (aka US dollars) to the Tech Tyrants.  Therefore, ex post facto success for, say, Facebook, does not change one iota the fact that when the CIA tells Zuckerberg (who I call ‘Bauble Head’) to jump, he gets off his knees and chirps “How high?”

The natural conclusion to this hypothesis is that as President Trump marches into his second year at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, the octopus tentacles of the Deep State, the alphabet agencies, realize that The President of the United States is going to start digging up dead bodies soon. Therefore the only hope that the Shadow Government has of keeping US Citizens, or rather millions of nine-digit tax bases ignorant, distracted and placated is to silence them.

In order to keep us in the dark and happily supporting our beloved red sock puppet or blue sock puppet politicians, the modus operandi of the ensconced bureaucracy is to leak just enough factual information to the dinosaur media and to the New Media, that overpaid and completely owned MSM “plastic heads” will hambone sincerity while they orate the lies that the Deep State downloads into their TelePrompTers.

The Deep State and the Silicon Valley pukes must kibosh the voices who the Constitutionalists, The Libertarians, The Ron Paul crowd, the Patriots, The Remnant Christian Church and Veterans have come to trust and believe.

And that, Hagmann Report Family, is exactly what the Tech Tyrants and their Shadow Government ATM machines are determined to accomplish.

Abraham Lincoln famously articulated “A house divided cannot stand.”  It is often (and erroneously) attributed to President Lincoln, but Mr Lincoln borrowed the truism from The Holy Bible, Matthew Chapter 12:22-25 reads:

  “Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and     He healed him, so that the blind and mute man spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”  Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of demons.”

But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

The globalist middle management henchmen received a “licked-palm” slap across their martini-pinkened jowls on November 6, 2016.  Hillary, their get out of jail free card …lost.  Then she got drunk. Threw some inanimate objects around, cursed her staff and collapsed into a vodka/valium heap on the floor; her alcohol-soaked Coronation dress the rag of a prom night whore.

Before passing out, she slurred something about, “They’ll hang us all.”

The leftist media swung into action. First, John Podesta tossed General Election protocol into Hillary’s puke bucket and took it upon himself to inform a ballroom of misguided reprobates that Mr Trump, would, in fact, be President Trump. The room broke out into infantile crying, wailing and yes, gnashing of teeth. This would not be the last time that we would see Hillary supporters triggered.

With her brood of diehards experiencing full-blown emotional meltdowns, why did Hillary leave them to wallow in their misery? Apparently, she was in no condition for public speaking.  Or much else.

The compromised, Patriot Acted, power-drunk intel agencies and the banksters who cook the books and keep them flush with slush fund cash burned the midnight oil in underground “situation rooms” and bunkers from sea to shining sea.


There were (and are) too many stories of murder in the wake of Hillary’s recent tenure as Secretary of State. On election night 2016, the DNC knew this and they knew that they would have to apply the Vince Foster style of “cease and desist” to the vast majority of Citizen Journalists, who, by their dedication to Candidate Trump, enabled Mr Trump to spend a single dollar for every $10 that Hillary spent and still win five critical swing states because his message was presented directly to the people. Candidate Trump did so through social media. With the bald-faced shutdown we have witnessed first hand of so many accounts, will President Trump successfully address the people directly in 2020?  You better believe Silicon Valley has thought this through.

 The Message

Infowars, The Hagmann Report, SGT Report, Tracy Beanz, The Josh Tolley Show, Caravan to Midnight, Paul Begley Prophecy, Lionel Nation, Liz Crokin, Coach Dave Live and hundreds and hundreds of other Independent Media platforms worked together to put Donald J Trump into office.  But we accomplished something else too. Through diligent inquiries, polite, proper interviews and fact-finding, utilizing the 4chan and 8chan Anons and Wikileaks and yes, ensuring that the blood of Seth Rich was not spilled in vain, all of the Citizen Journalists from LA to New York, Seattle to Miami, were present every time Hillary, Obama and their ilk tried to get away with (as Obama put it) “I’m pretty good at killing people.”

No! We stood up. We saw the murders of Andrew Breitbart, Michael Hastings, Michael Ruppert, Phillip Marshall, David Crowley and (looking back), Gary Webb. As a community, we decided “enough is enough.”

We began to share data and store it in undisclosed locations with those who could be trusted to publish if one of us somehow wound up killing our entire families (including the pets) and then double tapping ourselves in the head. We began to get dangerous stories out right away.  I know, I receive the calls from breathless journalists who are racing from state-to-state, fearful for their lives and asking for airtime.  Needless to say, I do whatever it takes to get them on the program, pronto.

The Criminals

Who’s guilty? The Intelligence Apparatus, the bureaucrats, Obama hold-overs and the type of scum who returned emails and sipped coffee while Kris “Tanto” Paranto, employed one shot one kill, on the roof of a CIA safe house in Benghazi while four Americans (including Ambassador Chris Stevens) lived their final moments and shot the magazines of their M-4 submachine guns empty…

These men died, save for Kris Paranto, who is now one of us.

Hillary screeched “What difference does it make?”

Well, I argue that were there no New Media: were there no Jake Morphonios, no Victurus Libertas, no David Seaman, no Mike Cernovich, no Doug Hagmann and no Jack Posobiec, the bile-choking answer to Hillary’s antagonistic question before Congress would be:

“What difference does it make?”


Because it is exactly the Investigative Journalists and Citizen Journalists (who are being silenced) that held Clinton’s cloven feet to the fire and through exhaustive, deliberate and consistently underfunded investigative reporting, disabled The Wicked Witch of Arkansas from getting away with a quadruple homicide on 9/11/12 in Benghazi, Libya, in the court of public opinion and in the voting booth in 2016.

Hillary Clinton, John and Tony Podesta, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Barack and Michelle Obama, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Donna Brazile, all have longterm vested interests in the inner machinations of the Deep State functioning status quo. Shining sunlight into the corners of the darkness, wherein the aforementioned dwell, like cockroaches, parasites conspiring against the Constitution and the American People, would result in Grand Juries empanelled this summer and as Hillary said in her Election Night stupor, “They will hang all of us!”

Metaphorically, get the rope ready, readers.

Can we safely argue that after witnessing President Trump in office for a year, his actions indicate that the Deep State status quo is the last thing that will remain in the dry fetid hole, once termed “The Swamp?”  Who among us would not like to see that Satanically consecrated ground bulldozed and a park planted in its place?  A park with generous shade trees and monuments to the victims enumerated above?  We cannot bring Seth Rich or Vince Foster back, but for the sake of their families, we as a nation should vindicate their murders. They were 187’d when their consciences began to prompt them to do what was right.

Hypothesis Number Two

The Tech Pirates must silence the majority of those with a proven track record for public truth-telling because they know that something’s coming.

I would imagine that most liberty-loving Americans, listeners and viewers of: Infowars, The Hagmann Report, AMTV, Blackstone Intelligence Network, Victurus Libertas, War Room and many, many others realize that the ongoing MSM attempts to unseat or impeach President Donald J Trump are failing to the point where their optics and content can only be described as circus ridiculous?

So what is their plan? With half of the country behind them, the Deep State is not going to just quit, like good sports, and retire to their think tanks and undeclared wars and wait for a sunny day in November 2018.  A sunny day, that in my opinion, should there be sun, will beam down on the right side of the Congressional Chamber.

The Agenda

The Deep State, The Shadow Government, the Neocons, the Military Industrial Complex, Big Pharma, Monsanto and the Global Central Banks are not in the business of losing. Neither are their mindless minions; which is why the low-to-no information voting bloc had psychotic breaks on Inauguration Day.

You can hang your hat (not a pink p***y hat) on the fact that like a wounded, trapped animal, the ensconced Beltway Barons and their K Street money-men are not going to relent.  In fact, history clearly demonstrates that they will not so much as take a break. The Luciferian, “progressive” Left in The United States never relent! They incrementally push their agenda, while using marginalized factions of Americans, most of whom live on the fringe by choice, as convenient pawns in the “big picture;” an agenda, I might add, that few Americans on either side of the aisle comprehend.

War Drums

What might that “big picture” be?

I quote the Founder of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente, “when all else fails, they take us to war.”

Could the recent and ongoing Social Media Saturday Night Massacre be the prelude to a preemptive attack by the US on North Korea?

Rick Wiles and his stellar news team over at Trunews reported on this exact possibility earlier this week. Having properly sourced Trunews, here is what was said:

Rick Wiles (President and Host of Trunews): “Are you prepared for nuclear war by Spring? We may be less than sixty days from nuclear war.

That is a very bold, very direct remark from Rick Wiles, who has been heading up the New Media for twenty years; far longer than the term “New Media” has been in the American vernacular. What would prompt Rick to make such a statement?

Less than two weeks ago, the Republican Junior Senator from Idaho, Jim Risch was in Germany, attending the Munich Security Conference, where Senator Risch participated as a Foreign Policy Panelist. Senator Risch, who is next in line to head the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, upon Bob Corker’s retirement later this year, had this to say regarding North Korea:

“If this thing starts, it’s going to be probably be one of the worst catastrophic events in the history of our civilization, but it’s going to be very, very brief. The end of it is going to be mass casualties the likes of which the planet has never seen.  It will be of Biblical proportions.”

CIA Director, Mike Pompeo recently told BBC, “We talk about him (Kim Jong Il) having the ability to deliver a nuclear weapon to The United States in a matter of a handful of months.”

Biblical proportions? A handful of months? It would seem that Rick’s opening remarks summarize what the team at Trunews subsequently proved by reiterating the words of CIA Director Pompeo and Senator Risch?

In closing, I have been stirred in my spirit over the past many days to keep a sharp eye on the international money scene.  Wall Street overwhelming supported Hillary Rodham Clinton, with tens of millions of dollars from The Street.  Is it speculative (but not wildly so) that in the wake of a year of the fake stream media’s repeated failure to indict, impeach, prosecute or otherwise neutralize the 45th President of the United States, that the international banksters would place a call and essentially say, “okay, CNN, you had your chance, and then some. Take a back seat. We are now going to deal with this our way.”

Weaponized Banking

What would that potentially look like? It could be something as seemingly benign in the news cycle as an announcement from The Fed that they are raising interest rates but by more than other rate increases over the past ten years. Say, by a full point. This would touch off any number of responses from around the globe but it would surely create enormous concern in the bond market.

So what about the bond market? The bond market is to the stock market like a Keebler Elf to The Jolly Green Giant. Bonds are big. For years and years, Economists like; David Stockman, Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente and many others have said time and time again, an implosion in the US Bond Market would be THE Black Swan event.  Derivatives? Same fallout.

We have all seen the vehemence and the vitriol with which the Left in America, mired in their political fantasies, believe their Amerika, regards President Donald Trump.

Do any here among us have enough faith left in all Americans to believe that should the MSM fail to unseat President Trump, the next players to lock and load their model of asymmetric warfare are not the international banksters?

Perhaps we need not concern ourselves with a possible economic implosion at all.  As Senator Risch pointed out in his lightning bolt quote above, we could be one car payment, one mortgage payment…maybe two, from a mass casualty war (that) “will be of Biblical proportions.”

The Substance of Things Not Seen

The Hagmann Report asks, “Could these potential eventualities be why our friends, associates and counterparts are being criminally deleted from YouTube? Are we about to face such a historically globe shaking event or series of events that the only way that the Deep State can implement such evil, the only way they can foist these wicked schemes on Americans, and other nations, and do so in our names, is to first eliminate those with a proven track record of brazen truth-telling and a substantial enough base of followers that ensure the truth will be heard?

Are we near revolution in our land?  Civil war?  If so, why?  I leave you with the words of my personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they were wrought in God.”  John Chapter 3:19-21

Jon Robberson is the Producer for The Hagmann Report. Follow him on Twitter

Forget Russia, what about George Soros!

For at least the last year we have heard almost nothing but, “The Russians… this that or the other.”

The Russian collaboration investigation in the States has come up with nothing so far and there is little more than hearsay here in the UK. There is the odd talk of Russian bots, or of Ukrainian hackers, but we are more than aware that any good hacker would be covering their tracks very well.

What we know very well is that George Soros IS definitely doing his best to interfere with the democratic proses here in the UK, just as he often does in the USA, and in many other countries around the world.

While we should be wary of Russian or any other foreign countries interfering with our or other countries democrat prosses, we must not overlook the open and declared interference of a foreign national, just because he is a billionaire.

Iain Duncan Smith demanded Best for Britain, hand back the £400,000 (that Soros has funneled to them). He told the Sun: “He’s not a British citizen and therefore can’t even vote. Therefore I expect by tomorrow all decency demands they hand the money back and say ‘No thank you’.”

I think that the government should call George Soros before something like a select committee or the like and reprimand him for this interference and tell him that if there are more attempts at manipulating the British political system, we will put sanctions on him.

House Intelligence Committee memo.

In mid-January reports started to surface of a potential bombshell classified report, (the memo), created by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence launched a social media campaign asking the committee to #releasethememo. Until today only members of the USSenatee and a few other people have been able to see the memo. Until today it could only be read in a scif, (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), in the Capital building.

Today, Friday 2nd February, the House Intelligence Committee released the controversial document, which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI.

House Intelligence Committee memo

The official PDF is available here, the first two pages are a covering letter.

Much of the memo focused on the use of the unverified Christopher Steele dossier to not only obtain a FISA warrant, (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. a Warrant to spy on the Trump campaign), against Trump 2016 campaign adviser Carter Page but to renew that warrant several times. The dossier, containing salacious allegations against President Donald Trump, was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton 2016 campaign.

We will, God willing be having our long awaited interview with Joe Hagmann and Jon Robberson of the Hagmann Report this weekend in The Red Pill Podcast.

Catch it here Monday morning.

Full text below

January 18, 2018

To: HPSCI Majority Members

From: HPSCI Majority Staff

Subject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation


This memorandum provides Members an update on significant facts relating to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Our findings, which are detailed below, 1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.

Investigation Update

On October 21, 2016, DOJ and FBI sought and received a FISA probable cause order (not under Title VII) authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISC. Page is a U.S. citizen who served as a volunteer advisor to the Trump presidential campaign. Consistent with requirements under FISA, the application had to be first certified by the Director or Deputy Director of the FBI. It then required the approval of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), or the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C. §,1805(d)(l)), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause. Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Then-DAG Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.

Due to the sensitive nature of foreign intelligence activity, FISA submissions (including renewals) before the FISC are classified. As such, the public’s confidence in the integrity of the FISA process depends on the court’s ability to hold the government to the highest standard—particularly as it relates to surveillance of American citizens. However, the FISC’s rigor in protecting the rights of Americans, which is reinforced by 90-day renewals of surveillance orders, is necessarily dependent on the government’s production to the court of all material and relevant facts. This should include information potentially favorable to the target of the FISA application that is known by the government. In the case of Carter Page, the government had at least four independent opportunities before the FISC to accurately provide an accounting of the relevant facts. However, our findings indicate that, as described below, material and relevant information was omitted.

1) The “dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

a) Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

b) The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named U.S. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actors were involved with the Steele dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of—and paid by—the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.

2) The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.

a) Steele was suspended and then terminated as an FBI source for what the FBI defines as the most serious of violations—an unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI in an October 30, 2016, Mother Jones article by David Corn. Steele should have been terminated for his previous undisclosed contacts with Yahoo and other outlets in September—before the Page application was submitted to the FISC in October—but Steele improperly concealed from and lied to the FBI about those contacts.

b) Steele’s numerous encounters with the media violated the cardinal rule of source handling—maintaining confidentiality—and demonstrated that Steele had become a less than reliable source for the FBI.

3) Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein. Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump when Steele said he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files—but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.

a) During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.

4) According to the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, Assistant Director Bill Priestap, corroboration of the Steele dossier was in its “infancy” at the time of the initial Page FISA application. After Steele was terminated, a source validation report conducted by an independent unit within FBI assessed Steele’s reporting as only minimally corroborated. Yet, in early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was—according to his June 2017 testimony—“salacious and unverified.” While the FISA application relied on Steele’s past record of credible reporting on other unrelated matters, it ignored or concealed his anti-Trump financial and ideological motivations. Furthermore, Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.

5) The Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, but there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Page and Papadopoulos. The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok. Strzok was reassigned by the Special Counsel’s Office to FBI Human Resources for improper text messages with his mistress, FBI Attorney Lisa Page (no known relation to Carter Page), where they both demonstrated a clear bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton, whom Strzok had also investigated. The Strzok/Lisa Page texts also reflect extensive discussions about the investigation, orchestrating leaks to the media, and include a meeting with Deputy Director McCabe to discuss an “insurance” policy against President Trump’s election.

One thing I have against Donalds Trump’s State of the Union address.

As part of Trump’s immigration policy, he said,

“It is time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system — one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society, and who will love and respect our country.”

On the whole, fantastic, I am just a little cautious about three words, “who are skilled”.

It has been the way of powerful and prosperous societies for, well probably almost all time. Strong armies and nations have been taking property, land, people and even ideas.

In Daniel chapter one verses 3-4 we read, “And the king, [Nebuchadnezzar], spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.”

And it is far more than just Donald Trump or even Americans. Many, many UK politicians have said something very similar. Even Nigel Farage said,

“This is why UKIP wants to see a Migration Control Commission – with a remit to bring down net immigration while assuring the right number of highly skilled workers from across the globe are able to enter.”

“Highly skilled workers from across the globe!”

So what do I have against highly skilled workers coming to Britain or going into America?

Well in many ways nothing, it sounds great, just what we want! But if you give it some thought…

Unintended Consequences

When you take an action like this, such a big and powerful action as, the first world sucking skills gifts and determination from what we used to be permitted to call the third world, then there are going to be consequences.

The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.

Short-term consequences.

There may well be some positive short-term consequences that may look like they would be good for our countries.

  • Increased skilled worker bass that employers can recruit from.
  • Companies, (generally the better off of society), able to reduce employment costs and make bigger profits and even, maybe pass savings on to customers.
  • Our economy may grow and become more competitive against those of other nations.

Longer-term consequences.

As well as these positive short-term consequences, there are other knock-on outcomes that we should think about. The increase of skill for our country is the depletion of skills for other poorer countries.

The depletion of skill and motivated educated people from poorer countries is likely to lead to these poor countries becoming even poorer and their population becoming even more desperate.

The motivated, skilled and educated people who we are thinking of taking from poor countries are the people who are more likely to:

  • Improve their own society.
  • Create employment for others.
  • Be motivated to bring political improvement/reform to their own countries.
  • Raise the economic state of their own countries, and thereby raise the stability of their countries but also provide a market for our good and services.
  • The creation of employment within their county is likely to motivate the population of that country to seek an education, employment, political reform and the like. In other words, we might say that this country is likely to move towards a middle-class lifestyle. Employed, middle-class people are less likely to get involved in crime or to become radicalised.

On top of this, there is the effect on our country.

  • Depression of wages.
  • The demotivation of our young people.
  • Resentment of migrants and immigrants legal and illegal.
  • Loss of a possible market for our goods, by the depression of the economy of the counties that we take skilled migrant from.
  • Increased economic migration because their counties had been impoverished by us taking their skilled people.

Please add to these lists in the comments.