Executive Intelligence Review


Former Prosecutor diGenova Slams British Role in Russiagate, Says Trump Now Controls His Presidency

Oct. 16, 2018 (EIRNS)—WMAL radio station in Washington, D.C. aired an explosive interview with former U.S. Attorney, now legal commentator, Joseph diGenova on Oct. 15, conducted by Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese in their “Mornings on the Mall” broadcast. In it diGenova exposed the hand of British intelligence, with help from the Obama Administration, in concocting the “Russiagate” investigation to destroy Trump’s presidency. A close paraphrase follows.

Joseph diGenova: This is why the British are scared.... British MI6 conducted illegal electronic surveillance on U.S. citizens at the request of the FBI and [then CIA Director John] Brennan. That’s how they found out [former Trump campaign advisor George] Papadopoulos was not interested in Hillary’s emails or anything else. Illegal spying by the Brits. That’s why the Brits are going crazy.

That’s a remarkable issue. We talk about domestic surveillance all the time. But when you stretch out to work with foreign governments—read “collude”—to spy on an American citizen, that really opens up an entirely different can of worms.

It opens up a huge criminal liability on the part of American intelligence officials, especially Brennan. Brennan actually visited London, before all this started, and visited MI6 and GCHQ before it started....

WMAL: The President has chosen not to declassify certain documents....

diGenova: Trump won’t declassify certain documents because two foreign governments asked him not to.

This is a different President. He is now in full control of his Presidency. He is playing everyone in his orbit. He knows exactly what needs to made public, and is holding it close to his vest. He is playing it like a masterful Stradivarius—for when it will have maximum impact; to use it at the maximum moment. Trump is in full control of his Presidency. You saw it last night with Lesley Stahl, when he said, “I’m President, and you’re not.” Throwing it in her face....

Obama’s illegal spying will have two political consequences. Trump understands the coup against him.... He is not trying to measure the election; he understands that the coup was so massive; why [Obama’s National Security Advisor] Susan Rice did her famous email to herself on Inauguration Day. Why you see stories of her [saying], of course the White House knew about the Russiagate thing. They were involved in it, so that if Trump refused to accept election results, they’d have a way to undercut his legitimacy.

WMAL: Will we see this information ahead of Election Day?

diGenova: I don’t know. Trump is in full control. He knows Mueller’s investigation is over, because it was illegal. Because of British spying, which our FBI asked them to do. So much worse than Watergate! If Republicans lose the House, these investigations are over because [Senate Intelligence Chair Richard] Burr is a chicken—the only way it will come out is through a criminal investigation by DOJ, and that won’t happen unless [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions and [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein are gone after the election.

If we lose the House, all of the investigations come to an end. Every one of them. Because the people in the Senate have no “cojones.”

WMAL: I hope Trump declassifies the FISA investigations. What’s in them?

diGenova: They will show [Stefan] Halper used a CIA agent to entrap Papadopoulos and [Carter] Page, and funnel back to U.S., to the FBI, to get the FISA warrant. [To get] MI6 and GCHQ to do illegal overseas surveillance of the these people—totally illegal! The application [for a FISA warrant] presents [Page] as in cahoots. They knew it was all fabricated.