John Brennan’s Contributions to Fraud Upon FISA Court…

Most of the ‘vast-Russian-conspiracy‘ media presentations seem to start with a discussion of intelligence gathering beginning in July of 2016. The GOP convention to nominate Donald Trump was July 18-21st of 2016.

Adding to the July 2016 origination narrative FBI Director James Comey stated the counterintelligence operation against candidate Trump began in July 2016.   However, not a single MSM entity has looked at the FISA-702(16)(17) abuses by the FBI and DOJ-NSD outlined by the FISA court and NSA well before July 2016.

It is a matter of unclassified public record the FBI and DOJ-NSD were allowing “contractors” to conduct searches of the FBI and NSA databases, and extract raw intelligence, throughout 2015 until April 28th 2016 when NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers shut down all access and initiated a compliance review.

Any objective review of that time period indicates (strongest likelihood) the search activity was political ‘opposition research’ for the 2016 presidential election.  With hindsight of the FBI and DOJ’s political intents, ‘opposition research’ was almost certainly the motive.

Surrounding the nomination 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 run for the presidency impact their specific interests.

2017- WASHINGTON NYT — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence.

[Paragraph #5] The information collected last summer was considered credible enough for intelligence agencies to pass to the F.B.I., which during that period opened a counterintelligence investigation that is continuing. It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr. Manafort and Mr. Flynn. Both have denied any collusion with the Russian government on the campaign to disrupt the election. (link)

The New York Times should win a Pulitzer for undermining their own ‘Russian Conspiracy’ headline narrative within the fifth paragraph. [It’s a trend] I digress.

Obviously, attempting to understand the policies of outsider Donald Trump, Russia would be asking these same questions along with China, France, England, the larger EU and every nation in every continent. It would be silly to claim otherwise.

Ergo a diplomatic mission by Russian governmental officials surrounding the GOP convention to understand the Trump orbit is no different than a Chinese, European or Arab-Asian effort for the same reason.

However, the international interest did necessarily initiate a bunch of foreign officials making contact with anyone and everyone who would be associated with Trump-world regardless of concentric circle distance from the epicenter.  That intellectually honest understanding highlights how much of the post convention (July 2016) raw intelligence gathering began so easily.

The CIA simply monitoring chatter amid foreign diplomats, their customary job, turns into raw data provided to the FBI which in turn becomes the subject matter of frequent FISA searches/warrants to explore the U.S. contacts on the other side of that chatter.

The FISA searches/warrants turn into intelligence reports and that begins the entire process now known as “unmasking” etc. Nothing within this process so far is even in question. However, this is also the backdrop for intelligence reports to be weaponized for political purposes.  In May 2017, CIA Director John Brennan testified to this exact process before congress.

What was not reported by any media outline is John Brennan, understanding actions taken by the Obama administration in 2016 created his own exit from the controversy.

Former CIA Director John Brennan gave very specific testimony to congress where he noted he provided the raw intelligence to FBI Director Comey – FULLSTOP. Where “fullstop” directly and immediately indicates Brennan’s throwing the responsibility for all that came next upon FBI Director James Comey.

John Brennan structured his self-defense with great specificity: (@13:35)

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“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”

“Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case [that means the FBI], involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.”… (link)

Shorter version: don’t try pinning this unsubstantiated Russia investigation to no-where, and the illegal leaks, on me; I just provided the raw intelligence.

It is important to emphasize here the possibly illegal “unmasking“, and the certainly illegal “leaking“, were all based on intelligence reports generated from raw intelligence, and not the raw intelligence itself.

It was the FBI (Comey) and ODNI (Clapper) generating the intel reports, including the Presidents’ Daily Briefing (PDB).

The CIA provided raw intel, and the NSA generated the raw monitoring intelligence from the characters identified by the CIA and approved by FBI FISA warrant submissions.

The FBI were running the counter-intelligence operation and generating the actual reports that were eventually shared with the White House, Susan Rice and the Dept of Justice. After the November election, those reports, or interpretations of the report content, were eventually leaked to the media in a coordinated effort to undermine the incoming administration.

During the time James Comey’s FBI was generating the intelligence reports, Comey admitted he intentionally never informed congressional oversight: “because of the sensitivity of the matter“.

In his may 2017 testimony John Brennan tried to take himself out of the picture from the perspective of the illegal acts within the entire process. ODNI James Clapper, while rubbing his face and scratching his head, had taken the same route earlier. That left the majority of scrutiny for the anti-Trump intelligence operation upon James Comey.

This explained why Comey changed his mind on testifying to congress until he had the opportunity to talk to newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller.

Former FBI Director James Comey is not stupid.  He is, however, intensely political.

James Comey completely understood the legal risks he was  facing within the faux “Russian conspiracy story” and the “subsequent leaking” of his political FBI reports.

 

 

 

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305 Responses to John Brennan’s Contributions to Fraud Upon FISA Court…

  1. jello333 says:

    Love that picture of Trump on the stage. Need more cowb…. er, I mean flags!

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  2. MTK says:

    So Russia basically gamed gamed our beltway political football past time. Shame on them, but hey that is what foreign countries do.

    The only centeral question that then needs to be asked is at what point did OUR OWN institutions being to use this to advance the football against PDJT.

    The time line as it now stands is right on the crusp of shortly after or before the nomination of PDJT. There is a preponderance of evidence to support this with the FISA court applications.
    HOWEVER…
    It would not surprise me if the die was actually cast(the political decision) on the tramac with Lynch and Clinton, which puts the time line well before the nomination of PDJT. Nothing would produce a cleaner outcome to the Congressional Oversight Groundwork, the IG Horowitz Report and Huber’s ability to prosecute those involved in FBI and DOJ politicalization and counter intelligence activities than if evidence was produced that PUTS other principals on Lynch’s plane at the time. REMEMBER Bill Clinton boarded her plane, Lynch could easily have had undeclared passengers on board. If someone leaked to the local press to be at a certain place at a certain time, said individual could have also have arranged to photo who boarded Lynch’s plane before take off and who disembark after landing back at final destination.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      “at what point did OUR OWN institutions being to use this to advance the football against PDJT…puts the time line well before the nomination of PDJT”

      MTK, the “Putin-Trump bromance” began in Dec 2015, as documented in the Podesta emails at Wikileaks. The “Putin-Trump bromance” was the result of a June 2015 poll which indicated Crooked Hillary’s weak spot was the Uranium One sale.

      Remember, they always accuse the other of what they themselves are actually doing.
      Podesta came up with the “Putin-Trump bromance” story, Dec 2015.
      The rest is history.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Some talker said Nixon never understood DC is a Democrat town.

        He thought if he signed affirmative action, and other liberal policies, he would be well liked. He wasn’t. ( Presidential historian John Rothman (?) claims Nuxon governed as a Liberal.)

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    • lizzyp says:

      ‘So Russia basically gamed gamed our beltway political football past time. Shame on them, but hey that is what foreign countries do.’

      One could look at that the other way around and say that Russia was doing what any country would do when a previously unknown contender becomes a possible next leader. The IC and small group just used their awareness of what Russia would probably do to frame their Muh Russia conspiracy.

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      • MAJA says:

        What if the Russia story was a set up to keep attention away from the UK’s involvement in all of this. And keep Russia percieved as a dangerous advesary to block the real connections and history that clinton, 0bama, Biden, podesta have with Russia.

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    • brh82 says:

      Recently I read that Paul Ryan was also on the plane, as was the pilot and the pilot has since died (Arkancided?) Since I read it only one place and couldn’t find anything to authenticate it, I’m skeptical.

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  3. MTK says:

    Sundance, I’ve read many of posts over the last year and a half come to appreciate the clarity with which you write, it is a convoluted story to follow, and recently as I have read your posts I see one issue that is subjective.

    That is when you are describing the FBI counter intelligence investigation usually in the context of the Mueller investigation, or interchangeably in the context as it relates to the activites of Rosenstein. There is a huge burden on the reader, to be able to nuance the context. I would say, in some circumstances it is not clear, whether the context is directly about the actual activities of the so called ‘small group’ OR the context is about the investigation as it relates to Mueller.
    Also in addition, within the viewpoints of Mueller vs IG Horowitz/Session, when referencing the counter intelligence investigation as a descriptive, it is easy lose sight that each has a different working definition of the investigation. In some instances, I’ve caught myself having to decouple the fact you are talking about the investigation of the activities of the counter intelligence investigation from the burden of how Mueller views the counter intelligence investigation as an avenue to find collusion.

    There got to be some way to resolve this ambiguity in a clear manner when using the short hand context. A reader should not have to grapple with, “Is this referencing the context of investigating the investigation or is the context of the investigation as it pertains to Mueller.”
    Sometimes, after reading what you have substantially spent a great deal of time reporting, if a person is having to decouple the pursumed Mueller working definition of the counter intelligence investigation(ie this about collusion as it relates to PDJT) when you are asking critical thinking skills of the reader.

    Maybe as a syntax short hand you should apply, the ‘investigation of the counter intelligence activities” and the ‘counter intelligence investigation’ to mean two distinct contexts.

    Maybe, Mueller would even find this handy, because in the context of the counter intelligence investigation, he himself might not know what is being said about the investigation any more.

    On, second thoughts, the hell with it, just put a press conference in front of IG Horowitz, I am sure he has something to say.

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  4. Stormyeyes says:

    Old article about Horowitz and the effects of the upcoming IG report. Look what Comey’s pal said about Horowitz….

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/washington-braces-fbi-bombshell-nunes-inspector-general

    “His report will be more credible than the Nunes memo,” says Benjamin Wittes, the co-founder of the blog Lawfare. “Let’s just say Michael Horowitz is not a clown. And you’re talking about a situation inherently less susceptible to the foolishness that gave rise to the Nunes memo.”

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  5. deqwik2 says:

    “Robert Hannigan, the head of British spy agency GCHQ, flew to Washington DC to share ‘director-to-director’ level intelligence with then -CIA Chief John Brennan.

    What is so curious about this briefing “deemed so sensitive it was handled at director-level” is why Hannigan was talking director-to-director to the CIA and not Mike Rogers at the NSA, GCHQ’s Five Eyes intelligence-sharing partner.

    According to one account, GCHQ’s then head, Robert Hannigan, passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan. The matter was deemed so sensitive it was handled at “director level”. After an initially slow start, Brennan used GCHQ information and intelligence from other partners to launch a major inter-agency investigation.
    In late August and September Brennan gave a series of classified briefings to the Gang of Eight, the top-ranking Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate.”

    This info or links to this info is in the following article.
    https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/04/all-russiagate-roads-lead-to-london-as-evidence-emerges-of-joseph-mifsuds-links-to-uk-intelligence/

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  6. Foolsgold says:

    One way to provide cover for your leader is to blind copy an email which gives the one who is blind, bad to the bone, and evil, can say “the email wasn’t to me! it was to somebody else (attachments and all) and I always delete all of them! I have servants who keep me informed, always! (delete delete delete delete)

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  7. Stormyeyes says:

    Brennan is still sticking his nose into things:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/06/former-nat-sec-officials-urge-scotus-to-end-travel-ban/

    Signatories to the brief who fall into this category include John Brennan, former director of the CIA, and James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence. Both men have been intensely critical of President Donald Trump and resigned their posts effective the day he took office.

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  8. zooamerica says:

    The former Director of the CIA under Obama, John Brennan once voted for a communist to be President of The United States.

    No wonders why he got hired…

    The soup has come to a boil, now it is time to simmer down now.

    Joe McCarthy is smiling upon us.

    Holy Dragnet.

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  9. Stormyeyes says:

    the arrogant SOB should close his pie hole……………….

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    • William F Buckley's Ghost says:

      YOU ONLY SERVED YOURSELF, MR. BRENNAN!

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    • littleanniesfannie says:

      And your hubris, sir, is quite remarkable. I can only hope your jail cell is to your liking! I can only hope Comey resides in the cell directly across from you, Clap-on Clap-off is on one side, and Eric Holder is on the other. Lo-Lo, ValJar, Susie Sunshine and Sal will have adjoining cells in the Me Too wing!!

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  10. Stella Fears says:

    It is clear too me that all Democrats in our government has time and time again tried to take the Presidential office away from Donald Trump. They are not worthy to tie his shoes. Hillary and Bill Clinton are a very corruptive. The Democrats put up with Bill Clintons infidelity but can’t shut their mouths on Trump. What is acceptable with these men Wives is no one else’s business. I feel sorry for both Wives. I am sure both wives do not want or need our pity.

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  11. THEBIGUGLYISFUGLY says:

    Slimy slithering forked tongue but it doesn’t change the fact that he urged Slithering Harry from sending the letter to the FBI demanding an investigation of the Pee Pee Dossier. All the main characters who attempted to over-throw a duly elected President/Government need to be placed in “special places”. What role will Sessions play in this?

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  12. jeans2nd says:

    “in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed…”

    Not exactly.

    According to Brennan himself, in PBS’ “The Putin Files,” Brennan went with Jeh Johnson and Lisa Monaco to brief the Gof8. Jeh Johnson said the exact same thing in Johnson’s interview for “The Putin Files.” The visit to Harry Reid was most likely the Brennan solo, imo.

    A small lie, perhaps, but a lie, nonetheless. And there was no “consultation” with the White House. The White House was in on this from Day One, with Lisa Monaco, according to Brennan himself.

    One may quibble, and point out that “The Putin Files” interview was not under oath. Point taken
    Which story would Johnson and Monaco tell under oath? We will never know.

    One small lie always necessitates another. The Law of Lies.
    How many more lies has Brennan told?

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