The Swamp, February 4th 2018
“Democracy Dies in Darkness,” is the Washington Post’s new slogan they starting using about year ago. Coincidently, the Post started using this slogan shortly after President Trump took office. Bob Woodward, infamous Watergate journalist, has commented saying it is not about President Trump. The saying comes from Judge Damon J. Keith’s decision that the federal government could not wiretap American citizens without a warrant. Interesting and timely that this saying and case was about wiretapping which is a focal point of the Congressman Nunes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) memo that was released by the White House a few days ago after going through a review process.
What did the FISA memo tell us? It has informed the American public that the basis of the wiretapping against the Trump Campaign and Mr. Carter Page, a campaign affiliate, was the phony dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign. The Clinton campaign paid Christopher Steele, a former British spy, $160,000 to assemble the dossier. Steele, who hated Trump, used unverified sources in Russia to put the document together, never travelling or meeting with these Russian sources. Steele then went on to further fabricate dossier lies by meeting with news outlets leaking contents of the phony dossier and effectively creating circular reporting of unverified sources. The media was only happy to accommodate as it fit their anti-Trump bias and the drumbeat of Russian collusion.
What is worse is that the Department of Justice and the FBI used this phony dossier as the basis of their FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, along with three renewals of this warrant. The FBI never informed the FISA court that this dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign and that it was fraught with unverified information and sources that provided the information. The Deep State orchestrated these events against Trump and his campaign.
Democracy does Die in Darkness when the media fails to cover this story objectively. While the Washington Post is celebrating their headlines of the Pentagon Papers movie, they have a real abuse of power to cover with the Obama Administration and the Clinton campaign using government agencies to spy on Trump and fabricate the whole Russian collusion narrative. However, it appears their liberal bias is winning the day as they under report the crimes that have been committed by the DoJ and FBI. While the 53rd Regiment has little confidence in democrats being honest and cleaning up their coordinated Deep State attack on the Trump campaign, America expects news outlets to be unbiased in reporting and researching these abuses of power. When it comes to mainstream news, now is your chance to shine a light on the deep state and ensure Democracy Doesn’t die in Darkness! Will you?
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Michael Goodwin nails it here. The Deep State is real and they have worked to overturn the election of Donald Trump. It is more important at any point in our history that patriots stay united in our cause to prosecute corrupt government officials that violated our laws and weaponized federal agencies against a presidential candidate. Congressman Nunes has passed the test of putting America first! https://nypost.com/2018/02/03/the-gop-memo-proves-the-deep-state-is-real/
’” Ohr, who was part of the FBI’s anti-Trump Russian investigation, was not only friendly with Steele, Ohr’s own wife worked with Steele at Fusion GPS doing opposition research (the dossier) against Trump for the Clinton campaign. Despite a) knowing the dossier was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign b) knowing the dossier was “salacious and unverified” c) knowing Steele was desperate to destroy Trump d) the breathtaking conflict of interest in having an investigator’s own wife working on the dossier, the FBI still went to the FISA court to obtain permission to spy on Hillary Clinton’s opponent. In order to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, all of the conflicts of interest above were withheld from the FISA court — an indefensible (and possibly illegal) lie of omission. Even worse, in order to legitimize a warrant request based on a piece of partisan opposition research they knew was “salacious and unverified,” the FBI and DOJ used a media report to bolster the findings in the phony dossier.
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