The Sketchy Russian Spy Exfiltration Story…

The story of a “Russian spy” being exfiltrated from Russia over U.S. intelligence concerns about excessive media reporting on the Russian Conspiracy-Collusion.  Reporting that was driven by those same intelligence leaks is, well, sketchy as heck. However, at the 30,000 ft level there is a picture providing obvious possibilities.

First, the tenuous reporting from CNN, where they attempt to paint Donald Trump into the spy narrative, is transparently political opportunism by narrative engineer Jim Sciutto and the anti-Trump brigade.  You know Sciutto’s efforts are bad when even the Washington Post and New York Times undercut the CNN script.  The exfiltration had nothing to do with President-elect Trump, or President Trump.

The part where the story becomes interesting is: (A) the timing; and (B) that DC journalists know who the “spy” is.  Indeed the claimed “spy” and his family have been living under his real name in Washington DC.  This fact doesn’t fit the outline of a retracted spy living in an era of imminent danger.

Heck, it doesn’t take more than a few minutes on the internet to discover who this “spy” might be. Obviously, if the media know all about him; well, that speaks volumes.

So what is the likely scenario here?

The timing of this story reeks of self-interest when overlaid with known collaboration between the Obama intelligence apparatus -specifically John Brennan- and the media who sold the Russia narrative based on leaks from Brennan (CIA), Clapper (DNI), Comey & McCabe et al (FBI).

The timing appears directly connected to the ongoing review of the Russia Investigation origin, background and predicate from U.S. Attorney John Durham.

According to NBC:

A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, current and former government officials tell NBC News.

NBC News is withholding the man’s name and other key details at the request of U.S. officials, who say reporting the information could endanger his life.

Yet the former Russian government official, who had a job with access to secrets, was living openly under his true name. (link)

Accepting the reality of the NBC reporting, this was not some deep agent close to Vladimir Putin etc. etc.  Instead this has all the appearances (and indeed open descriptions) of a mid-level Russian official, who was a useful tool for John Brennan to establish the false-story of the “Russian Collusion-Conspiracy” narrative.

A character with just enough meat on the proverbial spy-bone to give credence to stories  constructed by U.S. officials –who needed some basis in fact– to support leak information to allied media, who were selling the vast Russian conspiracy in 2016 and 2017.

When the U.S. intelligence apparatus (John Brennan) sold a story that a Russian spy was providing direct information about Putin instructing Russian operatives to interfere in the U.S. election; and that narrative was used by the same intelligence apparatus (Brennan) to build the Intelligence Community Assessment therein; the identified spy would be at risk from the fictitious story itself.

To wit…. An oblivious Russian mid-level official, named Oleg Smolenkov, was painted by the U.S. intelligence apparatus (Brennan) in 2016, as a character in a conspiracy plot, in order to claim something entirely fictitious.  Why?  Simply because an illusion was needed to prop up a political story in DC, and Brennan painted Oleg Smolenkov as the IC source.

Is it a surprise the unwitting Smolenkov, a man who held far less value than was being directly attributed to him, would not want to upend his life in Russia just to prop-up a constructed political narrative useful for John Brennan and the anti-Trump alliance (which includes Fusion-GPS).

Now does this makes sense:

(New York Times) […] As American officials began to realize that Russia was trying to sabotage the 2016 presidential election, the informant became one of the C.I.A.’s most important — and highly protected — assets. But when intelligence officials revealed the severity of Russia’s election interference with unusual detail later that year, the news media picked up on details about the C.I.A.’s Kremlin sources.

C.I.A. officials worried about safety made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to extract the source from Russia. The situation grew more tense when the informant at first refused, citing family concerns — prompting consternation at C.I.A. headquarters. (more)

Brennan:  “C’mon Oleg, we’re going to paint you as the building block for our entire Russia conspiracy narrative, if you don’t leave… and as we make the claims even more substantial (Intelligence Community Assessment), it’s going to look bad for you… it would help us if you played the role.  What’s it gonna take?”

[…] But the C.I.A. pressed again months later after more media inquiries. This time, the informant agreed.

The move brought to an end the career of one of the C.I.A.’s most important sources. (NYT Link)

Uh huh…. so important the “spy” relocated to Washington DC and kept his same name while “hiding” in plain sight?

Sketchy?…. well, actually no.  A more apropos word would be ‘ridiculous’.

I think Mollie Hemingway is correct here:

MSN NEWS – The CIA Russian spy drama currently gripping Washington has taken a new turn as Russian media reported that a suspected US mole inside the Kremlin was a member of Vladimir Putin’s administration who disappeared in 2017 and was initially thought to have been murdered.

The Russian language news site Daily Storm reported in September 2017 that Smolenkov, who had once worked in the Russian embassy in Washington, had not been seen since he went on holiday with his wife and three children to Montenegro in June of that year. The Russian authorities first investigated the disappearance as a possible murder but then became convinced that Smolenkov was still alive and living abroad.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed the man, Oleg Smolenkov, had worked for the Kremlin but played down his importance, insisting he was a low-level employee who had been fired two years ago.  (more)

Any questions?

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211 Responses to The Sketchy Russian Spy Exfiltration Story…

  1. Brant says:

    It is hard for me to see “soy boy” in any of the pictures we have of John Durham. He seems thoughtful, direct, and determined. Also, look at Durhams brow compared to Brennan’s brow. Brennan’s is weak. Weak of character. Durhams is focused.

    Well, at least I hope so.

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  2. David R. Graham says:

    OK, I accept the thesis (as if whether I do or not matters!). Still, I think this is small potatoes, so to speak. In the weeds, again so to speak.

    Big picture: USA is ramping up to work directly with Russia across the globe, essentially scaling up the already excellent Russia-USA mil coordinations in Syria to a complete globe-wide architecture. With luck — and I think ultimately forced to it by geographies — India will be the third strut of that architecture, with, I think, Japan and Egypt forming the fourth and fifth struts. But the main/big three are Russia, India, and USA.

    This is your architecture for economic, cultural, and political freedom guarantees for a long time hence. Bolton, stuck in obsolete mentation, obstructed this development. Immediately and efficiently, his departure is about Russia, cf. necessary globe-wide cooperation with.

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  3. Tiffthis says:

    So the MSN’s Russian witch hunt caused a high level US asset to abort a mission? Am I getting this right?

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  4. Bruce_Dern's_Finger says:

    The Deep State has many Communist actors stomping on the stage called the U.S. Constitution.
    John (Jihad) Brennan is just one of them and the key rail grease for the putative presidency of one Barack HUSSEIN Zer0Bama.
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/barack-obama-populated-the-us-government-with-communists

    President Trump has been thrown in the lions’ den by the Deep State.

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  5. pucecatt says:

    The fake news is out of control , they need to be sanctioned for spreading a false story once again .. it’s downright shameful what they have done and will continue to do ..

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  6. In my opinion, this kind of bullsh$t is why appointing Pompeo to director of CIA was so important! Once again the intelligence Community seems to be behind everything bad that is going on in this country. The head of the Deep State Snake is the Intelligence Community!

    JFK was right…a million pieces and scatter in the wind!

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  7. mark says:

    Lurking lawyers, was any law broken in SD article? Did a news organization out a CIA spy?

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  8. rcogburn says:

    Qui bono – from this new media narrative of the CIA’s alleged #1 master-mole in Russia, the “most important, most protected” direct link to the Putin, a modern day Oleg Penkovsky, rescued from certain death for his invaluable service to the USofA?

    The by-the-book excuse for one. This guy wast the “most important, most protected” direct link to Putin himself. Our brave IC and LE officials had no choice but to do their jobs and go by-the-book.

    Up till now, all they’ve had is the toilet paper-thin Joseph Mifsud/Halper/Papadapoulos op; the Nellie Ohr/Steele dossier, and Carter Page. Now they’ve got super-mole to justify their treasonous criminality.

    Sundance is right, this guy was a midlevel asset of some kind – maybe he helped feed into to Steele/Ohr for the dossier – then got used to build a bigger narrative as the need arose late 2016.

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  9. Right to reply says:

    Trump Media launching soon…Can’t wait!

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  10. Zy says:

    I’m sure NoNads will call in Smolenkov for a hearing.

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  11. Rockindubya says:

    From the NBC link:
    “Brennan sent reports from the source to the president and a small group of top national security aides in a separate, white envelope to assure its security, the Times reported.”
    Well, there you have it….

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  12. Republicanvet91 says:

    “to support leak information to allied media,”

    So if this “spy” was well known to the media, and it sounds like he became well known to the media around 2015-2016, was this a part of Brennan’s Muh Russia! setup?

    “Yeah Devlin, that guy was a mole in the Kremlin. He was the one who gave us the info on Manafort, Page and Trump’

    “Yeah, Adam, that info was from our guy in the Kremlin. You remember him. I told you about him last June. Yeah, right, he told us it was Putin who ordered the hacking.”

    wink, wink. Just don’t name him if you run your article.

    Yeah Jim, me again. Remember that Kremlin mole I told you about? Well, the CIA had to pull him because Orange Man was a big meany.

    This subject suggests there are Brennan droppings all over it.

    By the way, how did Ken Dilanian know the guys address? Was he tipped off to search certain names in local property records? What kind of spy agency head would allow a coveted deep cover Kremlin asset to live under his own name?

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  13. Laurie Walker says:

    I have a question, Sundance. Have you ever seen the British television series ” The Sandbaggers”? Seriously, the CIA outing it’s own operative is ridiculous.

    My theory is that when he was the US Embassador, he decided he liked the US better, but he couldn’t get residancy because of his position in Russia, so he offered up some (fake) dirt to some of his old DC buddies, and in exchange he got a permanent visa.

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  14. Grease01 says:

    Off topic,,,Sydney Powell on Hannity. Confirms RR permitted Mueller to target Flynn Jr. The Brady hearing on 10/31 is going to be ugly for the special counsel.

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  15. Republicanvet91 says:

    “Any questions?”

    Yes. How does a guy like Oleg, recently brought over as a “CIA super secret Kremlin mole” afford an almost million dollar house without some “help”?

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  16. Cathy M. says:

    Earlier today, I read the NBC article on this. The moment I read that a U.S. official provided the NBC reporter the true name & address of a CIA Russian asset-

    BS! Providing such information to a REPORTER (or anyone without a need to know)??? Give me a freaking break. If true, I immediately suspected Brennan.

    And if true- Way to go Brennan /s/ You have now made it harder for CIA to recruit any future Russian assets.

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  17. Conservative_302 says:

    When i first read about this, I thought it was ridiculous. Everyone in the deep state lied or omitted intelligence to Trump. Heck, the FBI and CIA where running a coup attempt. Do you really think they would tell Trump anything they wanted kept secret? Nope, no way, not a chance. This has nothing to do with Trump. I am still blown away that Comey told Trump he was not under investigation when the entire time he was. I hope he is sentenced and put away. If not, ill trust in God to deliver his justice in another way.

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  18. farrier105 says:

    How could JOHN BRENNAN go to Moscow and not be discovered by Russian intelligence running around over there? The whole idea is absurd. It wasn’t secret to Russia. It was only secret for US.

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  19. NavyBuckeye says:

    Or maybe, just maybe (although I like SD’s assessment) this is a leak trap?

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  20. Zippy says:

    About the topic of this thread, listen from 14:56:

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  21. dogsmaw says:

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  22. Kevin J says:

    Interesting that Oleg’s last name is misspelled in the WP Homes sold listing.

    “Smokenkov”

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  23. Benedict Comey says:

    Somehow, I suspect the leak trail will trace back to Comrade Brennan.

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  24. marymorse says:

    Russians broke the story, later confirmed by the CIA in March 2016.
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/news/2016/intell-160328-voa01.htm

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