President Obama’s 2016 Political Surveillance Coverup Had Two Parallel Tracks…

Everything after March 9th, 2016, is a function of two intelligence units, the CIA and FBI, operating together to coverup prior political surveillance and spy operations.

Prior to March 9th, 2016, the surveillance and spy operation was using the NSA database to track and monitor their political opposition.  However, once the NSA compliance officer began initiating an internal review of who was accessing the system, the CIA and FBI moved to create ex post facto justification for their endeavors. [Full Backstory]

The evidence for this is found in the documents attached to both operations; and bolsters the original statements by Congressman Devin Nunes as highlighted below.

The CIA track took place between March and July 2016, and consisted of using foreign intelligence allies in Italy, the U.K and Australia to create a background illusion of Russian involvement with the Trump campaign.  This operation was based on earlier -more innocuous- contacts from various countries, weaponized and redeployed in what everyone calls “spygate”.  This track successfully culminated in Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

The FBI track was domestic-centric, albeit sub-contracted to Fusion GPS and later a former British intelligence officer, and took place between April and October 2016; also to create the illusion of Russian involvement.  This operation is best known around the Steele Dossier and FISA warrant against U.S. person Carter Page.  The FBI track continued with the Mueller investigation into 2017, 2018 and 2019.

In April of 2018 Devin Nunes noted:

[Transcript] “So it took us a long time to actually get this, what’s called the electronic communication, as we know it now for your viewers, what it is it’s the original intelligence, original reasons that the counterintelligence was started.

Now this is really important to us because the counterintelligence investigation uses the tools of our intelligence services that are not supposed to be used on American citizens. And we’ve long wanted to know: what intelligence did you have that actually led to this investigation? So what we’ve found now, after the investigators have reviewed it, is that in fact there was no intelligence.

So we have a traditional partnership with what’s called the Five Eyes Agreement. Five Eyes Agreement involves our friends in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and of course, us. So long time processes and procedures in place where we move intelligence across.

We are not supposed to spy on each others’ citizens. And it’s worked well. And it continues to work well. And we know it’s working well because there was no intelligence that passed through the Five Eyes channels to our government.

And that’s why we had to see that original communication. So now we’re trying to figure out, as you know, we are investigating the State Department, we think there’s some major irregularities in the State Department, and we’re trying to figure out how this information about Mr. Papadopoulos of all people who was supposedly meeting with some folks in London, how that made it over across into the FBI’s hands.” (video link)

The direct evidence for what Devin Nunes is describing is found in two specific documents.  Each of the documents is unique to their track.  One track is the CIA the other track is the FBI.  The merging point that binds them is the U.S. State Department.

♦ First, we review the CIA track.

The evidence for the CIA track is found in the Weissmann-Mueller report.  More specifically, it is found in the intentional way the report tries to conflate two contact points.

This track is CIA Director John Brennan’s work, with enlisted help from the FBI counterintelligence unit (Peter Strzok and Bill Priestap) as they travel to the U.K.

After western intelligence asset Joseph Mifsud (posed as a Russian) plants a story on George Papadopoulos about Russia having “emails of Clinton”, the operation then needs Papadopoulos to share the information.  That’s where a joint network comes in.  The network is the U.S. embassy in London; the Australian embassy in London; the Australian Ambassador to the U.K. Alexander Downer; and his top aide Erika Thompson.

Notice page #89 of the report; but read carefully and specifically notice the date Weissmann and Mueller use to frame the Russia story extraction from Papadopoulos:

The meeting on May 6th, was NOT a meeting with Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer.  That meeting did not happen until May 10th.  The recent release of documents from Australia confirm this timeline.

The meeting on May 6th was between George Papadopoulos and Downer’s aide, Erika Thompson:  …”that the Trump campaign had received information from the Russian government that it could assist the campaign through the anonymous release of information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.”

So, if the U.S. used the information from the May 6, 2016, meeting as conveyed on July 26th, 2016, it was the conversation with Erika Thompson that opened Crossfire Hurricane; not the meeting with Alexander Downer on May 10th. {Go Deep}

This subtle but important distinction in contact and communication reconciles the statement by Devin Nunes; because Thompson is also a reported intelligence operative (spy) and information from her would not be passing through “Five Eyes” official channels.   However, for their intents and purposes, the U.S. operation needed to give the appearance of official channels, so the *inference* between the claim and the footnote *implies* Ambassador Downer.  But you can see that’s not actually what happened.

This is an example of Weissmann/Mueller disguising the actual origin in their report.  They are giving cover to the reality that unofficial intelligence was the actual basis for the originating “EC” or two-page electronic communication from CIA Director John Brennan to FBI Director James Comey. It was that 2-page EC, likely written by FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, that initiated “Crossfire Hurricane”.

The page in the Weissmann/Mueller report is factually true but the inference is false.  It is written in the way they intended, to give a false impression.  It is quite subtle and sneaky.

What is outlined on Page #89 is also the CIA track that ran from March to July 31st, 2016.

The operation positioned Joseph Mifsud as a Russian spy; has him plant information on George Papadopoulos; then uses U.S. and AU operatives to withdraw the information; thereby giving the appearance that a Trump campaign official, Papadopoulos, was receiving and passing-on Russian intelligence.  This is the CIA justification for creating the EC.  This is the CIA cover story.

Now let’s review the evidence of the FBI track and how it also connects to the U.S. State Department.  This one is more brutally obvious because the document had to be less ambiguous in construct.   This involves the FISA application on U.S. Person Carter Page.

♦ The FBI Track – The Steele Dossier, FISA Warrant and Carter Page.

The second page of the FISA application used to gain a Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. Carter Page identifies where the material came from.  Notice the direct attribution is to the State Department; not the DOJ or FBI, and certainly not Christopher Steele.

Applying hindsight to the backstory of the Clinton Campaign hiring Fusion GPS, and Fusion hiring Christopher Steele for the Dossier; and the dossier being passed on to the FBI and DOJ via various channels… Question: why would the DOJ be citing the State Department for their claim?

The answer is simple.  Carter Page was a known person to the FBI and DOJ.  Carter Page was a subject witness from 2012 to 2016 in the Evgeny Buryakov case [DOJ March 2016].  How could the FBI claim Carter Page was “an agent of a foreign power” to the FISA court in October 2016, when they only finished using him as a cooperating subject witness in May of 2016?  [DOJ May 2016]

The short answers are: (1) they couldn’t; (2) they were in a big hurry; there was a sense of urgency; they needed the FISA and Steele Dossier as insurance policy; and (3) it wasn’t safe for the DOJ/FBI to make the ‘foreign agent‘ claim against their own prior witness if things went sideways.

Remember, this is all a coverup.  Their efforts are about gaining position and appearances to justify a preceding action. Their efforts are not focused on an actual investigation. So they told the FISC the information came from the State Department and [Redacted]. Whichever source could give them the best legal justification to gain the FISA warrant was the leading point in the thought process.

Despite everything around the Steele Dossier primarily inbound from Fusion-GPS and Chris Steele to the DOJ and FBI, the people creating the FISA illusion needed to use the State Department as a valid reference for fraudulent claims they were making.

From the beginning Fusion-GPS was not hired to research Donald Trump; the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.  Fusion created the dossier for them.

The FBI knew Carter Page.  Essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the FISA warrant and the Dossier in the system {Go Deep} as their insurance policy.

So there we see two parallel tracks; one from the CIA, and one from the FBI.  Both intended to provide a cover story for political surveillance and spy operations that preceded March 9, 2016. The CIA track created ‘crossfire hurricane’.  The FBI track created the Steele Dossier.  Both had the same purpose.

Both tracks originated from ‘unofficial channels’ and then transferred into official status through the use of two documents.  The CIA generated the two-page “EC”; and the FBI generated the FISA application from the Steele Dossier.

Both tracks held the same coverup purpose; both tracks were insurance policies; and both tracks merged for intelligence exploitation after President Trump won the election.  After the election the goal was shifted to remove the risk Trump represented.

Once they had the legal justifications for targeting Trump, albeit fraudulently obtained, the effort could move into phase three: by-the-book processes.  The FBI track evolved into the Mueller probe; that’s why the Dossier is so important to the validity of the special counsel.

Everything after March 9th, 2016, through today – is covering for everything that happened before March 9th when “contractors” were allowed by the FBI and DOJ to have weaponized access to the NSA database for political surveillance and spy operations.

This two-track process and ultimate merging is what all of the documentary evidence supports.  I suspect when the arc of the story concludes, this is where we will be.

The most important sentence in Judge Collyer’s brief:

 …”many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.”..

This Page #82 sentence specifically highlights that during the 2016 presidential campaign, those who had access to the NSA database were searching the same phone numbers, email addresses, electronic “identifiers”, or people, repeatedly over different dates.

Specific people were being tracked/monitored.

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541 Responses to President Obama’s 2016 Political Surveillance Coverup Had Two Parallel Tracks…

  1. David R. Graham says:

    Glenn Reynolds: March 6, 2017: “Hypothesis: The spying-on-Trump thing is worse than we even imagine, and once it was clear Hillary had lost and it would inevitably come out, the Trump/Russia collusion talking point was created as a distraction. Now it’s being rowed back because the talk of transcripts supports the spying-on-Trump storyline.

    Will we ever know?  Maybe, if there’s a proper investigation into Obama Administration political spying.

    Meanwhile, the rumors being floated about Trump are being retracted, and once everyone from Comey to Clapper has denied that he was ever under investigation, future leaks will come pre-discredited.”

    Glenn guessed The spying-on-Trump thing commence date inaccurately.  It was at least from when PJT announced to stand for POTUS in 2015, and likely from before that.  The collusion and then obstruction motifs, and the document production, described by Sundance, meant to support those motifs, were the insurance policy against PJT’s winning the election or conducting a presidency.  Those motifs and their supporting documents were under creation by Blumenthal, Rice, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and their minions NLT March 9, 2016.

    I find absence in this scandal of scrutiny of Sid “Vicious” Blumenthal’s mind and hands remarkable.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Remember that Hillary brought up Russia and Trump during the last debate. That was not coincidence. It was well planned in advance. She had to have known about the 2 tracks, the insurance policy and the attempt to frame Trump with Russia collusion. They had her pay for it. Her statement was an opening public salvo.

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    • Redhotrugmama says:

      I have said all along the spying on PDT started either when he began researching Obama’s birth certificate or 2 months before he announced he was running for President. PET stated he called Bill Clinton about 2 months prior to his announcing. He wanted Bill Clinton’s thoughts on him running.

      Liked by 1 person

      • boomerbeth says:

        1. Former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified.

        2. The evidence: the spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes.

        3. Counsel Larry Klayman brought Montgomery forward to FBI Director James Comey, through his General Counsel James Baker. Comey buried Montgomery’s evidence.

        4. In June 2017, Montgomery sued James Comey, alleging that the FBI (under Comey’s leadership) was involved in a cover-up of the FBI targets.

        5. When Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was ‘blown off;’ no one wanted to even hear what he had to say.

        6. Montgomery’s allegations were either too hot to handle” or those committees “already knew that this unconstitutional surveillance was being undertaken.” The second option would mean that the Deep State has deep roots and may well be controlling some on those committees by coercion and blackmail.

        7. After receiving an immunity deal to prevent being charged for removing classified information, Montgomery turned over the hard drives to the FBI and submitted to being interviewed by agents. In that interview — which was conducted and videoed by Special FBI Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett — Montgomery “laid out how persons such as then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration,” according to Klayman. Even more damning, Klayman says Montgomery told the agents that the information on those hard drives shows that “these spy agencies had manipulated voting in Florida during the 2008 presidential election, which illegal tampering resulted in helping Obama to win the White House.”

        8.Wait…we have just been told Putin hacker the 2018 Florida election!!

        9. What was the result of that interview and the turning over of those drives? Nothing. Montgomery was again ignored.

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      • The Phantom Stranger says:

        I suspect all prominent Americans, and that certainly includes all wealthy individuals like Trump, have been actively monitored for quite some time. Possibly long before Obama became president.

        Trump likely made himself a high priority target with his public dalliances threatening to run for politics over the years, going back to the 1980s.


    • futorian says:

      Epoch Times has a ton of material. You really get a good picture just by watching their youtube vids but they have done a ton of print work on the website. Up until a few months ago I thought there was a lot of blowing out of proportion on both sides but after spending two nights watching most of what they have on youtube I said “This is the biggest political scandal in the history of the country.” It goes to the head of the DOJ, DNI, and to the top levels of the State Department. They have quite a few people and roles that I had never heard of before but it fills in a lot of color on how it worked.


  2. Mongo Mere Pawn says:

    “same identifiers over different date ranges” — Political spying will be confirmed without equivocation if this phrase refers to ANY of the other Republican candidates for president. If ANY “non-compliant queries” were “about” Cruz, Bush, et al., in addition to Trump, there is simply no way for the Dems to spin away from the evidence. And the unmasking of this information goes straight to the White House.
    Always remember. This is the Chicago Way. Obama got divorce records unsealed, etc., to use personal information against his political opponents. And he would not have gone fishing in a court’s pond if he didn’t already know what fish he would find there. Same with the FISA court.

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    • Yy4u says:

      There are some very smart people here. It defies logic to think all possible Repub nominees wouldn’t have been spied on. Maybe not Jeb who would have continued the Globalist path as did his father and brother. Cruz, Kasich, Rubio could have been controlled by threat or bribery. Only Trump could not be bought and/or coerced and that made him dangerous ehich is why they ripped off their masks in hysteria. And why they threw caution to the wind snd staged an open coup to remove him.

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    • JB in Jefferson says:

      It seems to perfect and timely. I hope it proves true.


    • Sandra-VA says:

      That letter has been debunked since the very first time it appeared over 2yrs ago.

      MI6 vs MI5
      Christopher vs Michael

      So, why would it be included in an article today? Someone wants it to be true, or is pushing it out over and over so that people repeat it and then look like fools…. thus making the actual truth suspect. It’s called propaganda.

      (I didn’t even have to read the article to know what letter it is speaking about 😉 )

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      • Beigun says:

        How was it debunked? Seriously, how was Operation Fulsome debunked?

        Was it part of the dastardly deeds of the 13 Trolls of St. Petersburg? Madison Avenue has a lot to learn about creating successful narratives for political campaigns on a shoestring budget, no?

        Hillary often claimd Uranium One was debunked as well, but she offered no evidence to validate her claim. Please let us know how UK “Intel” was not involved in this seditious sham. Judge Nap says so?

        Americans have been known to reject illegal search and seizure—or did the “Redcoats” forget?


  3. concerned3 says:

    How did all of this spying by the IC get started. Who pulled the trigger and when. It would seem that only Obama had the authority to order the IC, as a group? So when, and how did Obama order them (i.e., the IC Group) to spy on the Trump campaign? This would have to be a Presidential Order, right? Something, they could not destroy and more than one person has a copy of it, right?

    This is their big get out of Jail Card.


  4. concerned3 says:

    Note: Assuming the Sundance’s time line, is true to target. This spying started well before the Trump campaign. Parameters, would have to be the same – how did Obama order the IC?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. concerned3 says:

    What other methods could be used by Obama to accomplish the task outlined about?


  6. Orville R. Bacher says:

    Carter Page worked with the FBI (and likely the CIA), in the past, making him an ideal plant into the Trump campaign. He never was charged with a crime, never will be charged with a crime, and he is half-heartedly suing his employers. The FBI and CIA are probably paying his legal bills, so they can control both sides of the outcome.
    Never think “clean” with these corrupt agencies. Always think dirty, and corrupt, and then and only then do you stand a chance to see what they have done to America.
    Excellent work.
    Thank you.

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    • Lawton says:

      You don’t have fellow crooks going on Twitter pointing out your crimes. I doubt him or Paps were in on this.

      Liked by 1 person

    • BobR says:

      Why aren’t we learning about this criminal activity from federal prosecutors? More than enough information out there for at least a dozen people to be sitting in jail.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cam Heck says:

        Thing is the multitude of plotters are layers deep, linked and intertwined, hence I would hope that a plan is being devised that involves simultaneous and widespread indictments, so there is no opportunity for any coordination of defences. One big happy dragnet with the only bargaining chip being to role over on one another. But such a dragnet will take some time to fabricate for a flawless roll out.

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      Carter Page may be what you have claimed. His public media appearances have been very odd and the phony lawsuit seems like an over-the-top stunt to deflect questions about his motivations.

      He may very well be an Intel operator. Remember, officially no CIA agent would ever admit to working on US soil.


      • Carter Page doesn’t seem particularly worried about money or finding work. Not like some others who have been viciously hounded into bankruptcy and jail. Why would that be? Because he’s an asset of some kind. IMO


  7. concerned3 says:

    Perceived authorization sequence based on Sundance’s work above.
    Let see: Obama to AG Lynch to FBI Comey
    Obama to DNI Clapper to CIA Brennan

    How did Lynch received authorization from Obama?
    How did Clapper received authorization from Obama?


  8. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  9. gonna be an interesting weekend


  10. Patriot 1 says:

    Considering all the time that the media, politicians from the left and the right were bashing Trump, they were also trying to set him up for failure with unscrupulous means. Trump still wins! Even after all the election rigging! Talk about a powerful campaign.
    My question: Why did they all not want a US citizen, known around the world, to become President of the USA?

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  11. justlizzyp says:

    i just asked about something under another post, but does the ever wider scope of Obama’s surveillance operation make anyone else wonder about the early problems of the healthcare website? There were reports back then of tens of thousands of lines of unnecessary code that made me wonder back then what else they were trying to make that website do….


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