This editorial appears in the May 10, 2019 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Former NSA Technical Director William Binney
Must Testify Before Congress
To Expose the Big Lie—
That Russia Hacked the DNC E-Mails
May 3—On October 24, 2017, at the request of President Donald Trump, the then CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, met for one hour at CIA headquarters with former National Security Agency (NSA) Technical Director William Binney, who had co-authored an analysis published by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, challenging the official, British intelligence-promoted assessment that Russia was behind the theft of data from Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers. That so-called official Intelligence Community Assessment was made by the same Obama-era intelligence officials now exposed for having falsely accused President Trump of collusion with Russia, and for having used that allegation, now proven false, in an attempt to overthrow the President of the United States of America.
This Big Lie, thanks in large part to Mike Pompeo, nevertheless continues to stand in the way of President Trump’s acting on his often-expressed intention to establish good relations with Russia, and by extension with China, and continues to contribute to a threat to world peace, including through the promotion of the same regime-change policies against which President Trump campaigned for office.
In the meeting, which was also attended by two other CIA officials, CIA Director Pompeo said, according to Binney, that President Trump had told him that if he “want[ed] to know the facts, he should talk to me.” Binney reports that at the end of the meeting, Pompeo asked whether Binney would be willing to meet with NSA and FBI officials to discuss his analysis. Binney readily agreed, and Pompeo said he would contact him when he had scheduled the meetings.
Yet soon after the meeting, the CIA issued a statement through spokesman Dean Boyd, which stated, “The Director stands by and has always stood by the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment entitled, ‘Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections’,” an assessment organized by John Brennan, James Comey, and James Clapper to deflect attention away from the activities of British intelligence in the 2016 elections, and to prevent President Trump from establishing a good relationship with Russia, by falsely claiming Russian interference in the U.S. elections.
No meetings were ever scheduled for Binney with the FBI or the NSA. Binney was never interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He has not been asked to testify before relevant committees in the House of Representatives or the Senate. Even Fox News, which has interviewed Binney at least ten times since September 2016, has inexplicably not seen fit to re-interview him on this matter.
As President Trump has repeatedly pointed out, the DNC servers were never examined by the FBI or by Mueller. Therefore, the “official” assessment of lying, leaking James Comey, of drone-assassin and Senate Intelligence Committee-spying John Brennan, and of lying mass-surveiller James Clapper, which is repeated in the Mueller report, was devoid of any forensic evidence. Relevant witnesses were never interviewed. The crime scene was never cordoned off.
And most important, Mike Pompeo, who was requested by the President of the United States to listen to Bill Binney, refused to take the steps necessary to blow this entire Big Lie out of the water.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must explain to the American people, and most importantly to President Trump, why he capitulated to the politically motivated, forensics-free assessment of Russian interference in the U.S. elections provided by the British Intelligence tools—lying John Brennan, James Comey and James Clapper—rather than seek the truth from William Binney, as President Trump had asked him to do.
Why did Pompeo not set up the promised follow-up meetings for Bill Binney with the NSA and FBI?
Why did he accept the assessment of those who have worked for British Intelligence in an attempt to carry out a coup d’état against the duly elected President of the United States?
If it were not for this lie, then Michael Flynn, an opponent of President Obama’s British-inspired regime-change policies, and not regime-change advocate John Bolton, would now be President Trump’s National Security Adviser.