Thursday, January 12, 2017

I don't care who leaked the documents about the "Russian Dirty Dossier."

If USA intelligence leaked the information all the better. It will be one of the few times Clapper and I would agree.

11 January 2017
By James Wilkinson

The Director of National Intelligence (click here) told Donald Trump that he was 'dismayed' by leaks of an intelligence document that claimed, among other things, that the President-elect had hired Russian prostitutes.
Clapper also told Trump that he did not believe the leaks of the claims, which have yet to be substantiated by outsiders, did not come from within the US intelligence community.
'I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security,' he said in a statement....

Donald Trump has two vulnerabilities, sex and his big mouth. He should have known better than to succumb to an intimidation scheme by Russia. He was too willing to do anything it takes to build another casino and/or hotel.

The USA right wing is going to be ranting and raving this is another Democratic backlash from events that have no meaning. That isn't the case. The RNC had a compromised candidate and they didn't care.

DNI Clapper statement on Conversation with President-elect Trump. (click here)

There is a lot to be considered within this new reality regarding the USA's national security.

The media continuously states "we are in new territory with this administration." I guess there are reasons and none of them are good.

Everyone involved with information regarding the relationship between Trump and Russia is in question and can be prosecuted. I suggest the DOJ currently in the White House take a good look at this and act quickly. Trump has threatened to remove all the intelligence agents currently serving and replace them with loyalists. This is a cover up and shows culpability for any compromise of the USA.

Russia was really throwing it's weight around. It not only compromised a candidate in a presidential election, it was stating to Julian Assange there was a way to handle his isolation to end the problems; hence, Wikileaks cooperation with stolen DNC emails.

Wikileaks would have published them anyway, but, Assange was involved in his defaming of Secretary Clinton.

Comey. Comey's role in defeating Secretary Clinton is more than curious. His insistence in carrying out verbal attacks against Secretary Clinton needs investigation and he needs to resign as soon as possible. Given the current information regarding the intimidation of Trump and the knowledge of the intelligence agencies regarding same, what was Comey doing pushing the buttons for Trump.

President Obama needs to decide about many issues with the inauguration only days away. This was an illegitimate election and considering the degree of involvement of a foreign power the inauguration calls into question what will occur with this President-Elect. The USA has never had a traitor before about to be inaugurated, indeed we are in new territory.

...Clapper added that the dossier did not factor into a report made earlier by the US agencies that concluded Russia had attempted to influence the US election to ensure a Trump presidency.

'The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions.'

'However,' he added, 'part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.'...

There are many people involved and they include Republicans.

January 11, 2017
By Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Karen DeYoung

As the nation’s top spies (click here) prepared to brief President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump on Russian interference in the 2016 election, they faced an excruciatingly delicate question: Should they mention the salacious allegations that had been circulating in Washington for months that Moscow had compromising information on the incoming president?

Ultimately, they concluded they had no choice. A 35-page dossier packed with details of supposed compromising personal information, alleged financial entanglements and political intrigue was already in such wide circulation in Washington that every major news organization seemed to have a copy.

“You’d be derelict if you didn’t” mention the dossier, a U.S. official said. To ignore the file, produced by a private-sector security firm, would only make the supposed guardians of the nation’s secrets seem uninformed, officials said, adding that many were convinced that it was only a matter of time before someone decided to publish the material....

Donald Trump does not have the character to be President of the United States of America. He allows compromise to enter his life through sexual activities he believes are his entitlement and secrecy that surrounds it. The two make for a very compromised Executive Branch and Congress considering the many people who know about these claims.

...The document was also at some point delivered to the FBI. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) acknowledged in a public statement Wednesday that late last year he had “received sensitive information that has since been made public” and, unable to assess its accuracy, delivered the file to Comey....

The British agent involved would be sought by adversaries to end his ability to validate the facts from fiction. Regardless of the knowledge by the public of the dossier, it does not make the world safer for Steele.

...It comes as it emerged that a former British spy has vanished after being named as the author of the 'dirty' file and fled his $1.9million mansion in fear telling his neighbour: 'Look after my cat.'

Ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele was named as the author of the salacious Russian dossier.

Steele, 52, was seen fleeing his gated home yesterday and appears to have been in such a rush most of the lights were left on.

A security source said: 'He is terrified for his safety', adding he may now be abroad or in a safe house....

The interference in the USA elections is known. It is not only known, it was requested by Mr. Trump during a public speech. I strongly suggest the US DOJ act on what is known in anticipation of finding the sources of the information in the dossier. Where Russian women/prostitutes were involved, they will never be found. Very likely, Mr. Trump realized that. So, if the women are missing there are questions to ask of their whereabouts and potential for harm or worse all of which benefits Donald Trump.

July 2016: A large amount of material has been gathered on Trump based on sources, which is believed to be of huge consequence, if true. The allegations are passed to the FBI.

September 2016: The FBI asks for more information but gets no reply

How much information is enough information for the FBI. In the case of Hillary Clinton the mere idea of having additional information from a laptop owned by Anthony Weiner was all Comey needed. Comey's judgement is seriously in question. I don't find him trustworthy. Mr. Steele's reputation in authoring the information far exceeds the potential emails on Mr. Weiner's computer.

October 28: FBI Director James Comey announces the bureau will be investigating Hillary Clinton over mishandling of confidential emails

October 31: The document on Trump is leaked to David Corn, of the Mother Jones online political magazine who run a piece on the dossier without revealing its details

November 9: Trump is elected President...

...'And then, a former British ambassador to Russia independently was made aware of these findings and he took the information to John McCain – Senator John McCain of Arizona – in the period just after the election, and showed it to McCain – additional findings.

'McCain was sufficiently disturbed by what he read to take it to FBI director James Comey himself personally, they had a five minute meeting the two men, very little was said, McCain turned it over to him and is now awaiting what the FBI’s response is to that information.'

The identity of the former British ambassador has not been disclosed.