John Sununu Begins Laughing At CNN’s Vast Russian Conspiracy Theory…

This interview is really quite funny.  Former Governor John Sununu, a vocal 2016 critic of the Trump campaign for the presidency, appears on CNN and completely takes apart the nothingburger narrative surrounding the ‘Vast-Russian-Conspiracy’ theory.

On one hand it’s refreshing and, well, quite funny to see someone pointing out the absurdity of the nonsense.  However, on the other hand the entire narrative has become so ridiculous it’s destroying the legacy media itself; we really don’t want to see the media drop the nonsense because their tenuous grip on it actually helps marginalize them.

Hi John!  Governor Sununu is correct albeit under-emphasized in some points.  John Brennan (CIA) and James Clapper (ODNI) have thrown the entire hot mess into the lap of former FBI Director James Comey.

Funny Watch:  “How Much Crow Are You Going To Eat?“…

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Camerota and CNN are fully immersed in Baghdad Bob level absurdity.

Seriously, the extent of the U.S. media’s straw-grasping is boundless. These most recent examples surround Washington Post, New York Times and Reuters claiming President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner participated in a proposal to coordinate a back-channel with Russia for communication after the November 8th election.

Firstly, Reuters and The Washington Post are silly with their claimed “exclusive” bombast, etc. UPI reported on the nothingburger back-channel Russian construct on April 3rd. This “breaking” news is old news, and old nothingburger news at that.

Of course President-elect Trump’s staff would consider a back-channel set up for communications with Russian government officials in November and December 2016, just about everyone with a tinge of common sense was saying that exact construct was needed.

Why?

Well, you must remember the atmosphere after the November 8th election during the time period being discussed. President Obama, in close coordination with his U.S. media allies, was filling the airwaves with toxic anti-Russian narratives in an explicit attempt to make any structural positive relationship between the pending Trump administration and Russia impossible.

[ALSO – Insert your memory card for CIA Director John Brennan’s recent timeline of his Russian contacts as related to congress here] Watch from 10:30 to around 15:00 (prompted):

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Eventually, to give some optical reasoning for the conspiracy theme, this entire fiasco known as the ‘muh Russian conspiracy’ led to President Obama sanctioning Russia and kicking 35 Russian diplomats out of the U.S. Though in the past five months not a single shred of evidence showing what Russia ever did to “interfere in the election” has ever surfaced.

Allow me to provide an example: If you’ve ever heard the term “Russia hacked the election“, ask yourself (or others): what exactly did Russia hack?… {{{crickets}}} The assertion is a catch-phrase soundbite, albeit a ridiculously silly one at that.

Even within John Brennan’s most recent testimony to congress, he couldn’t outline a single relevant example of factual interference; he only explained “possibilities” and various “scenarios of concern” the intelligence community were certain existed, but the certainty only goes as far as their concern – not the factual evidence. The intelligence community was most certainly concerned.

To provide cover for the December 29th Russian Sanctions (which was actually a necessary narrative construct by President Obama), the intelligence community published a Joint Analysis Report put together by the CIA (Brennan), ODNI (Clapper), FBI (Comey) and NSA (Mike Rogers) –Reminder HERE

The report noted the NSA (Rogers) did not have the same degree of confidence in the content as Brennan, Clapper and Comey. Notice, not coincidentally, that Brennan, Clapper and Comey are gone and Mike Rogers is still running the NSA.

The Joint Analysis Report was widely rebuked by almost everyone who looked at it. Again, remember the conclusion of the report was that RT (Russian TV) was promoting propaganda, and there were Russian profile social media accounts pushing anti-Clinton memes on the internet. THAT’S IT. Reminder:

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The “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity – Joint Analysis Report” (full pdf below) is pure nonsense. It outlines nothing more than vague and disingenuous typical hacking activity that is no more substantive than any other hacking report on any other foreign actor.

This might as well be a report blaming Nigerian fraud phone solicitors for targeting U.S. phone numbers. DUH! Just because your grandma didn’t actually win that Nigerian national lottery doesn’t mean the Nigerian Mafioso are targeting your employer to hold you accountable for her portion of the bill.

This FBI report is, well, quite simply, pure horse-pucky.

However, what the report does well is using ridiculous technical terminology to describe innocuous common activity. Example: “ATPT29” is Olaf, the round faced chubby guy probably working from his kitchen table next to the pressure cooker he got from some pressure cooker reviews; and “ATPT28” is his unemployed socially isolated buddy living in Mom’s basement down the street.

This paragraph is priceless in it’s humorous and disengenuous gobblespeak:

Both groups have historically targeted government organizations, think tanks, universities, and corporations around the world. APT29 has been observed crafting targeted spearphishing campaigns leveraging web links to a malicious dropper; once executed, the code delivers Remote Access Tools (RATs) and evades detection using a range of techniques.

APT28 is known for leveraging domains that closely mimic those of targeted organizations and tricking potential victims into entering legitimate credentials. APT28 actors relied heavily on shortened URLs in their spearphishing email campaigns. Once APT28 and APT29 have access to victims, both groups exfiltrate and analyze information to gain intelligence value.

These groups use this information to craft highly targeted spearphishing campaigns. These actors set up operational infrastructure to obfuscate their source infrastructure, host domains and malware for targeting organizations, establish command and control nodes, and harvest credentials and other valuable information from their targets.

(*note the emphasis I placed in the quote) All that nonsense is saying is a general explanation for how hacking, any hacking, is generally carried out. This entire FBI report is nothing more than a generalized, albeit techno-worded, explanation for how Nigerians, Indians, or in this case Russians, attempt to gain your email passwords etc., nothing more. (read report)

Again, for emphasis: That’s the source evidence of the JAR for the “vast Russian conspiracy”: Russian TV news and social media bots pushing frog memes interfered with the 2016 U.S. election result. That’s their conclusion.

Yes, that’s the entire final analysis within the report that led to the expulsion of 35 Russian unimportant nobody diplomats – all created to push a narrative, and only created to push a narrative. The goal of the narrative was to undermine the election results and paint the upcoming Trump administration into a corner as it related to Russia and Vladimir Putin.

That’s the backdrop for the earlier April UPI story (link here) and that’s the environment created by President Obama where, according to these media reports, the Trump Transition team was considering a back-channel way to talk to the Russians without all of the Obama-Manufactured-Anxiety causing friction.

And here is the media slice of Kushner Cheese for the Nothingburger. NOTE THE DISCLAIMER customarily pushed way down into the weeds of the article:

REUTERS – […] After the Nov. 8 election, Kushner and Flynn also discussed with Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies, two of the sources said. Reuters was unable to determine how those discussions were conducted or exactly when they took place.

Reuters was first to report last week that a proposal for a back channel was discussed between Flynn and Kislyak as Trump prepared to take office. The Washington Post was first to report on Friday that Kushner participated in that conversation.

[…] FBI scrutiny of Kushner began when intelligence reports of Flynn’s contacts with Russians included mentions of U.S. citizens, whose names were redacted because of U.S. privacy laws. This prompted [FBI/Comey] investigators to ask U.S. intelligence agencies to reveal the names of the Americans, the current U.S. law enforcement official said.

Kushner’s was one of the names that was revealed, the official said, prompting a closer look at the president’s son-in-law’s dealings with Kislyak and other Russians.

FBI investigators are examining whether Russians suggested to Kushner or other Trump aides that relaxing economic sanctions would allow Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Trump, said the current U.S. law enforcement official.

The head of Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, Sergei Nikolaevich Gorkov, a trained intelligence officer whom Putin appointed, met Kushner at Trump Tower in December. The bank is under U.S. sanctions and was implicated in a 2015 espionage case in which one of its New York executives pleaded guilty to spying and was jailed.

The bank said in a statement in March that it had met with Kushner along with other representatives of U.S. banks and business as part of preparing a new corporate strategy.

Officials familiar with intelligence on contacts between the Russians and Trump advisers said that so far they have not seen evidence of any wrongdoing or collusion between the Trump camp and the Kremlin. Moreover, they said, nothing found so far indicates that Trump authorized, or was even aware of, the contacts.

There may not have been anything improper about the contacts, the current law enforcement official stressed. (link)

Pay attention to this part: “[…] FBI scrutiny of Kushner began when intelligence reports of Flynn’s contacts with Russians included mentions of U.S. citizens, whose names were redacted because of U.S. privacy laws. This prompted [FBI/Comey] investigators to ask U.S. intelligence agencies to reveal the names of the Americans, the current U.S. law enforcement official said.

Reflect back on CIA Director John Brennan’s testimony to congress and reread that paragraph broken into two parts and combined with the Brennan testimony:

….FBI scrutiny of Kushner began when intelligence reports of Flynn’s contacts with Russians included mentions of U.S. citizens, whose names were redacted because of U.S. privacy laws….

That’s exactly what Director Brennan said happened. The CIA intercepted the communications around the Russian officials attempting to gain access to the Trump circle because no-one in the Russian government knew anything about Trump’s positions.

…This prompted [FBI/Comey] investigators to ask U.S. intelligence agencies to reveal the names of the Americans, the current U.S. law enforcement official said…

That is also what Brennan said. Brennan said he gave the raw intelligence to the FBI (James Comey) and to the White House (Susan Rice) and it was then out of his hands. John Brennan is completely washing his hands of the entire ‘Muh Russia‘ conspiracy narrative.  [Discussed Here]

According to Brennan’s testimony, the FBI (Comey) then asked the NSA (Rogers) to reveal the names. Brennan then briefed the gang-of-eight in congress.

Additionally, if Jared Kushner -as the WaPo claims- discussed setting up a “secret channel” of communication with Kysliak in December 2016 then common sense would tell you they didn’t have one prior to the election on Nov 8th. {{poof}} …there goes the ‘vast Russian conspiracy.

Aside from proving the Obama administration was specifically using the FBI via James Comey to spy on the Trump campaign – So what if team Trump, or Candidate Trump, or President-Elect Trump, wanted a way to talk privately with representatives of the Russian government?

So what if they wanted to discuss a change in policy, approach or communication procedure. So what? That’s politics. That’s the same for every country, not just exclusive to Russia.  Surrounding the nomination, then later the election victory, that stunned the geo-political world almost every foreign government was trying to figure out who and what Donald J Trump was all about; and more specifically: how would his presidency impact their specific national and international interests.

The fact that President Obama’s political intelligence gathering operatives were spying on the Trump campaign during the election, and after the election win, to identify political communication – and then using the auspices of foreign surveillance to unmask the Trump transition team, should be a concern for everyone.

What this Reuters and Washington Post story actually does is prove the Obama Administration was spying on the Trump campaign. That’s the explosive angle to the story.

The nothingburger report that Jared Kushner or anyone else was trying to set up communication is ridiculous –  the real story is Reuters and the Washington Post proving that President Obama was spying on conversations about communication amid his political opposition.  That’s the real story.

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244 Responses to John Sununu Begins Laughing At CNN’s Vast Russian Conspiracy Theory…

  1. craigusc says:

    Can you say, New FBI Director Sununu? 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • shallbe4 says:

      Sununu — I am so proud of John Sununu for not falling prey to what used to call themselves the media. The worst reporter speaks to a fearless Republican and he wins. So at the end of the interview she tries to make a fool of him but Sununu has been around the block a few times and will not be fooled.

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  2. magaskook says:

    That’s a Big League takedown by Sununu!
    “Will you eat crow?”…..Priceless!!!!
    Of course they won’t, eat crow or correct course, they’ll pivot right to his “taxes” again and dig through that pile of manure again.

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    • Loved when she said we have no agenda.

      Thank you John Sununu.
      It’s about time that people started asking questions before they answer hypothetical nonsense.

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      • M Allinson says:

        Just like here in Australia, our public broadcaster the ABC (left-wing subversives one and all) begin the day on national radio with a screed which includes the phrase “news, with out bias or agenda”. The first item usually goes something like this: “Scientists have shown that unless we cut greenhouse gases immediately, Sydney will soon be under water.”
        Hahahaha!

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      • shallbe4 says:

        If I were Sununu I would like to have asked this Reporter what was her true hair color. Then she would have countered with I don’t have to answer that rude question and besides its not important. Bingo neither is an investigation without a point.

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  3. Michelle says:

    I’m gonna guess they won’t be inviting him back!

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  4. Alisyn Camerota ….looking up the word veniality….

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  5. Katherine McCoun says:

    I just had to come back and watch this one more time. So Satisfying!

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  6. CathyMAGA says:

    Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………….really, how much LONGER can they keep this Russia crap up? It’s way, way past ABSURDITY. But he owned her.

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  7. Rob says:

    What is so priceless is that these fools like Camerota think they are so smart and so clever–I don’t have an agenda, I’m just asking questions. What they don’t get is that every idiot alive knows she has an agenda and all she is doing is destroying her credibility along with all the MSM. I always enjoy Sununu because he is able to step out of the game which exposes those playing the game as the fools that they are.

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  8. Brant says:

    Still on her Wikipedia page at 11:50 PM.

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  9. Darn! I haven’t been able to get anything done all night long. I can’t help but watch this beautiful CNN take down over-and-over!

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  10. armie says:

    I loved the sign-off. He gave it right back to her in precisely the same tone!

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  11. WOW…that was epic to watch…Camerota got her ass kicked for 8 minutes…honestly i’m surprised that CNN let that go on so long without having a “technical difficulty” causing the feed to drop cutting off Sununu’s haymakers…

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  12. millwright says:

    Alisyn, crawl back to your corner and slink through the ropes ! You were KO’d !!

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  13. itsy_bitsy says:

    Camerota is a real piece of work and obviously not very intelligent! However her bias is so apparent as to be wildly fluorescent! FOX did well to get rid of her!

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  14. ATLgirl says:

    John Sununu is my hero.

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    4:24 – 5:03
    Sununu throws Clapper under the bus. Nice job, Guv. Clapper is complicit as well. Heck, under Obama, the entire intelligence community knew, as Sununu lays out. Well done, Guv. John Brennan next?

    Everyone keeps harping on APT 28/9. Why does no one discuss APT12, the Chinese group?
    https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2014/09/darwins-favorite-apt-group-2.html

    One of those, 28 or 29, forget which, used to be known as Chinese as well. Why the change? Spooks becoming sloppy?

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  16. Mike diamond says:

    Did CNN make a big deal about the bad deal Obama made with Iran ???which by the way was treason! Do. They show the clip where Obama running for his second term on open mic ask for Russia to help him get re elected! No! They like to hound trump every day because they are radical liberals,and sore losers!

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  17. Justthefactsmam says:

    Camerota has just proven that journalism has now reached the level of kitchen table gossip and nothing more. I love how the media is self-destructing and on national TV for all to see! John Sununu has shown the media to be the imbeciles they really have become in their efforts to salvage something for Hillary.

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  18. sysconfig says:

    Its just a matter of time..thats all..before Putin is Connected To Russia…you read it hear first..

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  19. sysconfig says:

    Eventually..most will get it..

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  20. dscottv says:

    I cut the cord some time ago and the only news I sometimes watch is a free live stream of Fox. Now I see Camerota at CNN…wow what a change in demeanor! Gives a whole new meaning to presstitute! Sununu is a neverTrumper/Bushie but he’s far from stupid and this was fun to watch.

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  21. I’m still wondering, when (after the Cold War…) talking to Russians became illegal? This Narrative is so totally bizarre.

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  22. Rick says:

    Thank you Gov. John Sanunu. You made my day.

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