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This article appears in the September 28, 2018 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.


Trump Declassification Order a Blow to Coup Behind Mueller Russiagate Fraud

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Center: Marshall Center/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Moncada; right: FBI
Center: Bruce Ohr; right: Peter Strzok

Sept. 21—The order by President Donald Trump, on Sept. 17, to declassify documents related to the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign and Trump’s “collusion” with Russia, is a bombshell escalation—significant and necessary—against the ongoing coup being run to destroy his presidency. When combined with the revelations in an interview that Fox News’ Martha MacCallum did with George Papadopoulos the following day, we see evidence now being brought into the open which confirms what LaRouche PAC has charged from the beginning: That the charges against Russia and Trump are a fraud, a product of collusion between the Obama/Clinton intelligence team and the highest levels of British intelligence, in a desperate defense of the collapsing post-Cold War geopolitical order.

But, no sooner had the President finally acted to declassify foundational documents in the coup against him, than the British, and to a lesser extent the Australians began to shriek. According to the President, “some of our best allies” had problems with his order, for the reason that the coup was instigated because the British demanded Donald Trump’s head, as far back as 2015, as this news service has documented. It was the British, not the Russians, who intervened into the 2016 U.S. elections and now they are panicked at being exposed, not only for their role in the election but for why they did it.

As of now, the President has sent the documents to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz for review, while making clear that the documents will come out. He said that expedition was the key test for him and others in getting these documents to the American public. There is also a sitting grand jury in Washington, D.C. hearing evidence against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and possibly others, concerning leaks to the media, false statements to those investigating leaks, and release of classified information.

These documents will show conclusively that those behind the coup attempt are “war mongers,” as Helga Zepp-LaRouche described them in her Sept. 20 webcast, the same people “who are pushing for complete confrontation with Russia and China.” For the sake of avoiding a downward spiral to possible nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia, the full story must be presented, and the real criminals of the British imperial order, sometimes misleadingly called the “Deep State,” must be brought to trial.

Trump’s Declassification Bombshell

President Trump specified, in his order, that several sets of documents be declassified, and their contents be made available to the public. These include nineteen pages of the application to the FISA court for a warrant, which approved surveillance of Trump campaign operatives, beginning with volunteer Carter Page; FBI interviews in connection with the FISA applications; all FBI reports related to the FBI interview with Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, who remained in contact with discredited “former” British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, after the FBI officially severed its relationship with him; all text messages, emails, etc., relating to the Russian investigation, to and from former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Ohr, and leading FBI operatives Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

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John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, speaking with President Obama in the White House dining room, February 2010.

Much is already known about what will be revealed by these documents. Most importantly, that there was an intent by the perpetrators, from the beginning of the “Never Trump” operation, to defeat Trump in the election, and, failing to do that, to use the Russiagate story as an “insurance policy,” as disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok texted to his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page. The fraudulent story of Russian hacking has been demolished by a special report of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and its technical expert, William Binney. Binney had been a top official of the National Security Agency (NSA) until he resigned after 9/11 and exposed the deliberate incompetence embedded in the NSA surveillance program, which prevented the intelligence community from forestalling the 9/11 attacks on our nation.

It is also known that Robert Mueller, as FBI Director after the 9/11 attacks, engaged in “aggressive deception” to cover up for the true authors of the attack, his masters running the British Empire. Strzok and Page—members of Mueller’s team until they were dismissed after the release of some of their text messages by DOJ Inspector General Horowitz—admitted in the texts that though they could find no evidence of Russian interference or Trump collusion, they must keep digging, knowing they could shape an environment, through constant repetition of the lies, that would build the “Resist” movement to get rid of Trump.[fn_1]

Declassifying the documents specified by the President can now fill in the full picture of the treacherous collusion that actually took place—that there was never collusion by Trump with Russia, but between the neocon/neoliberal gang of Bush and Obama officials, and the actual authors of Russiagate operating within the secret web of British intelligence.

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Carter Page

In comments made to The Hill newspaper on September 19, Trump defended his call for declassifying documents presented to the super-secret FISA Court because, in their application, the FBI “used Carter Page as a foil in order to surveil a candidate for the presidency of the United States.” Trump said he believes that the FISA Court’s judges may have been “misled” by the FBI. The full release, he added, will demonstrate that the whole investigation is “a hoax beyond a witch hunt . . . one of the greatest scandals in the history of our country.” By releasing the documents, the public can decide for themselves what is true—“All I want to do is be transparent,” he concluded.

Justice Department officials went four times to the FISA Court to obtain warrants to surveil Carter Page. The applications centered on “intelligence” provided by the discredited Steele dossier, used by the FBI despite its knowledge that the charges in it were false and that it was the product of “opposition research” paid for by the Clinton campaign through Fusion GPS—a crucial piece of the filing which was not communicated to the court. Among the staffers at Fusion GPS was Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

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Robert Hannigan, Director, GCHQ (2014-2017).

LaRouche PAC has called for a second round of declassification, that of all documents originating with British intelligence networks demanding an investigation of Trump and his campaign—including the secretive visit to Washington in early summer 2016 by Robert Hannigan, the former GCHQ chief. Hannigan delivered documents to then CIA Director John Brennan, alleging they had obtained suspicious electronic communications coming from Russian agents from the summer of 2015 who were preparing to interfere in the U.S. elections. These documents have been cited as providing the impetus for the creation of a “Get Trump” task force organized by Brennan, followed by the official convening of a task force under FBI Director Comey at the end of July, after Trump had secured the Republican Party nomination.

That Trump’s actions have hit a raw nerve is clear from the reactions of leading Democrats, who denounced him in hysterical terms. Senators Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner joined with House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff to draft an open letter to DOJ officials, insisting that no action be taken until they, and their Republican counterparts in the Gang of Eight (party leaders of both Houses of Congress), have been briefed. Describing Trump’s action as a “brazen abuse of power,” their letter calls for officials to defy a presidential order.

Ranking Democratic members of the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler, called Trump’s move “reckless and irresponsible,” saying it is a “desperate attempt to distract” from special counsel/legal hitman Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump and his campaign. Rep. Eric Swalwell, another outspoken figure of the House Democratic “Get Trump” grouping, accused the President of being “absolutely lawless,” and then issued a thinly veiled threat: “This is an abuse of power. His days of unchecked abuses are numbered.”

For these Democrats, and former officials such as John Brennan—and the “mainstream” anti-Trump media, led by the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN—the action to expose of the truth about the witch hunt is proof of Trump’s collusion with Russia, and obstruction of justice! The New York Times contributed a lengthy piece of fiction, purporting to be an authoritative review, on September 21, under the title, “The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far”!

Papadopoulos Exposes the British

A second shoe dropped with unexpected revelations from George Papadopoulos in his interview with Fox News. Papadopoulos was a relatively unknown consultant appointed in 2016 to a Trump foreign policy advisory committee. According to his report to Fox interviewer MacCallum, he became the subject of an intense targeting campaign by individuals with British MI6 and CIA/FBI connections. When questioned by Mueller’s team, he was charged with “lying” to the FBI. After entering a guilty plea, he was sentenced to a 14-day jail sentence.

The subject of his interrogation by Mueller’s team was the allegation that he had been told by a “Russian,” Joseph Mifsud, during a meeting on April 26, 2016, that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Mifsud was actually a shadowy Maltese professor/diplomat with documented connections to the highest levels of British intelligence. Following this meeting, on May 10, as the story goes, he confided this to an Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, during a drunken encounter in a London bar. Downer subsequently reported it to Australian officials, and it later got to the FBI. (Downer was the Australian High Commissioner to the UK and Australian intelligence is part of the “Five Eyes” coordinated intel network.) The FBI claims that Downer’s report—that Papadopoulos told him about Russian hacking of Clinton campaign documents—is what led to the opening of the FBI investigation.

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Alexander Downer, Australian High Commissioner to the U.K. (2014-2018).

But in the interview with Fox, Papadopoulos’ description of his meeting with Downer has the profile of a sting conducted by British intelligence and the CIA, to be fed into the FBI as pretext for the unprecedented FBI counterintelligence investigation of a Presidential election campaign. He told Fox that Downer and his accomplice, an Australian intelligence official, Erika Thompson, “were incredibly suspicious. It was clear this meeting [with Downer] was completely controlled, and was not a random invitation for a drink.”

Papadopoulos asked, “Why was an Australian intelligence officer meeting with me and probing me about . . . what the campaign was doing in regard to Russia, in April, before Mifsud told me about the dirt?” He added, about the meeting, “I do not remember at all talking about e-mails with Downer. He himself has contradicted himself . . . at least three times. . . . What I remember was that he was incredibly belligerent, he despised Trump, he was very hostile toward the campaign.”

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Stefan Halper, FBI informant.

MacCallum then showed a tweet from him: “The BRITISH (Stefan Halper), AUSTRALIANS (Alexander Downer and Erika Thompson) and TURKISH) . . . all spied on an American citizen and campaign. Obama, Brennan and Clapper knew.” Asked to explain this tweet, he said, “I have never knowingly met a Russian official in my life. However, while I was in the campaign, I had an incredible amount of interactions with British diplomats.” He added, “I have no idea why Stefan Halper lured me to London for the meeting, but it’s impossible that the British had no idea about what was going on.”

Halper, like Mifsud and Downer, has ties to both British intelligence and the FBI/CIA. Halper, who met with Papadopoulos in September 2016, also met with Carter Page in July 2016, speaking with both about Russian hacking—quite a coincidence!

When asked by the BBC on September 19 about Papadopoulos having identified him as a spy, Downer dodged the question, saying “I don’t want this whole issue of Donald Trump and his team and the Russians and so on to interfere with Australia’s relationship with the United States. It’s a toxic issue.” This, from the source credited by the FBI with providing the intelligence used to open the whole Russiagate investigation!

An additional FBI sting operation took place in May 2016, when a Russian going by the name Hank Greenberg met with Trump confidant and former adviser Roger Stone. Greenberg, who served as an FBI informant for 17 years, told Stone he could provide information from Russia on the Clintons, if Trump personally gave him $2 million. Stone rejected the offer. Stone has become a target of the Russiagate investigation, as Mueller’s team insists he had advanced knowledge of the Russian “hack,” through ties with Wikileaks and the hacker Guccifer. Stone denies this, and, as with every aspect of the investigation, no evidence to prove the allegations has been produced.

Americans Must Act!

The Papadopoulos revelations, added to what will come out from a thorough review of the declassified documents, should substantially damage the “Get Trump” campaign. The revelations answer the question as to why Russiagate was launched in the first place, but the American people must actually demand an end to it. Shutting down the witch hunt will enable Trump to pursue his campaign promise to end useless and endless foreign wars and focus on the actual development of the United States and nation-to-nation collaboration on economic development. These wars, and the globalist financial system they support, were conducted on behalf of British geopolitical and financial objectives. This is what the British sponsors of Russiagate, and their American collaborators, are desperately trying to prevent.

[fn_1]. See the LaRouche PAC Special Investigative Report into Russiagate by Barbara Boyd, published Sept. 27, 2017: [back to text for fn_1]