The ‘Insurance Policy’
What happens when an ‘insurance policy’ fails? That’s what FBI agent Peter Strzok called the plot to tie Donald Trump and his campaign to Vladimir Putin and the Russians in the unlikely event that the evil Trump should win the Presidential election. He said as much in a text to his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, on 15Aug16:
I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.
Andy was Andrew McCabe, Assistant Deputy Director of the FBI (reporting to Director James Comey). A writer called ‘Sundance’, who maintains a blog called The Conservative Treehouse (CTH), defines the context:
Let us be clear on what the “insurance policy” was. The insurance policy was, in totality, the entire fraudulent Russian Conspiracy Narrative; and all of the accompanying –and subsequent– FBI and DOJ collaborative actions that were taken, under the auspices of an FBI counterintelligence operation, in order to generate an entirely false premise. The goal of using the “insurance policy” was to destroy, and possibly impeach, President Trump.
Revelations into the origins of the Russia-Trump ‘collusion’ story have been coming thick and fast since I suggested in October (‘Topsy-Turvey’) that the Special Counsel should be investigating the real Clinton-Obama machinations, rather than Mr Trump’s putative ones. It was obvious, even back last March that the ‘collusion’ story was a fabrication, an attempt to shift the Wikileaks releases of hacked DNC email to fictituous Russians in league with the Trump campaign, and to hide Obama administration spying on Mr Trump and his associates (see ‘The Easter Bunny Cover-Up’). The public face of the Collusion Myth was the Obama Intel establishment, mainly James Clapper and John Brennan, and Queen Hillary herself. It’s the role of the FBI in all of this that is new.
The factitious ‘Steele Dossier’ that used dubious sources to implicate Donald Trump in unsavory activities in Russia turns out to have been commissioned by an opposition-research firm called Fusion GPS, and paid for by the Clinton campaign via the DNC’s favorite law firm, Perkins Coie (which also hired the CrowdStrike IT firm that claimed the Russians hacked the DNC servers). When a FISA judge turned down a request for additional spying on the Trump campaign in July (they were already being ‘unmasked’ by the White House, it seems) the fake ‘Dossier’ was likely massaged to get new approval in October. After the election, Admiral Mike Rogers at the NSA, one of the few good guys left in the lame-duck Obama adminstration, alerted Mr Trump that he was being spied on, whereupon the President-elect moved his entire transition team out of Trump Tower to one of his resorts. Sundance analogizes his role to that of ‘Condor’ in the 1975 movie, “Three Days of the Condor.”
Once he assumed office, the new President summarily fired FBI Director James Comey, which unfortunately led to Congressional calls (Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans) for a ‘Special Prosecutor’ (Counsel) to investigate not only ‘collusion’ with Russia (never mind that collusion is not a crime) but also for obstruction of justice (as if a President cannot fire anyone in his administration). The Assistant Attorney General Rob Rosenstein, acting because Jeff Sessions had recused himself from anything related to the campaign, hired Mr Comey’s old friend and colleague, Robert Mueller. Never mind that all three of these nominal Republicans (Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein) had been involved with burying the Uranium One investigation a few years back, when then-Secretary-of-State Hillary Clinton OK’d the sale of 20% of our uranium to the Russians, in return for a $130 million ‘donation’ to the Clinton Foundation, and a speaking engagement for Bill that paid $500k. These folks are no strangers to real Russian Collusion.
There is a Rogues Gallery cast of characters working in concert at the FBI and the DoJ. The FBI kindly shipped over Agent Peter Strzok to work for Special Counsel Mueller; his girlfriend Lisa Page was already on loan from the Justice Department; DoJ Attorney Bruce Ohr and Agent Strzok worked with ‘Dossier’ compiler and former British spook Christopher Steele, along with Ohr’s wife Nellie Ohr, who works for. . . Fusion GPS! It’s all one big, happy family, and like a mob Family, they are engaged in sinister and nefarious activity with one overriding aim: to overturn the election of Donald Trump. It’s now become more than a Cabal of Intel chiefs; it’s a bona fide Conspiracy with a host of underlings and operatives. For some helpful graphics and discussion of this Rogues Gallery, with extensive documentation, see The Conservative Treehouse HERE, HERE, and HERE.