TRANSLATING A NYT NARRATIVE PIECE TO DISCERN THE TRUTH AS IT RELATES TO TRUMP AND RUSSIA - "FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia."
This NY Times piece is not JOURNALISM nor is it NEWS. Rather, it’s platitudinous, rhetorical speech sans very little factual evidence but replete with rampant conjecture, opinion and suggestion. It’s fodder for low-information Americans who rely on the MSM for their information. The item is completely dismantled below with fact-based translation so as to demonstrate the duplicity in it all.
To preface all of this is one simple fact that should have everyone's attention and that is Director Wray and DAG Rosenstein explicitly lied to the president and lawmakers about Trump being the target of any "Russian" investigation. It is hard to imagine moving forward that this will reflect well on either man and as to the latter, it's yet another clear indication that his forthcoming departure is well-deserved and long overdue.
Let's dig-in and you may find it helpful to read the source item first, which is linked at the very bottom - it's a quick read. From there, it will be dismantled line-by-line.
1. “law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating”
– WAS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT A CRIME WAS COMMITTED TO MEET THE THRESHOLD FOR OPENING AN INVESTIGATION?
2. “whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security?
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS POSED A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY? SPECIFICALLY, WHAT WERE THOSE ACTIONS?
3. “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence”
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE FOR EITHER SCENARIO?
4. “FBI officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign”
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTING THAT THERE IS A FOUNDATION TO THE SUSPICION, IE., EVIDENCE THAT A CRIME HAD BEEN COMMITTED OR NATIONAL SECURITY HAD BEEN COMPROMISED?
5. “broader examination of how Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates conspired with them”
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AND TRUMP COMPLICITY AND WHICH 'ASSOCIATES' IN PARTICULAR, MANAFORT, PAPADOPOULOS AND FLYNN OR, IN OTHER WORDS, THE ONES THAT WERE SET-UP FOR CONTACT WITH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC AGENTS OF THE DEEP STATE TO CREATE A MANUFACTURED NEXUS BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA?
6. “The criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation”
– THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT AS MUELLER INHERITED AN EXISTING COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION AND TRANSITIONED IT INTO A CRIMINAL ONE. THE THRESHOLD TO MEET FOR ADEQUATE EVIDENCE TO ESTABLISH A COUNTERINTEL PROBE OVER A CRIMINAL ONE IS NOT AS STRINGENT MEANING THAT THE DEEP STATE KNEW THAT THEY COULDN’T ESTABLISH A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE ONSET AS THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO DO SO. IT’S A SIMPLE STRATEGY: OPEN THE COUNTERINTEL PROBE, CREATE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL, TRANSFER THE COUNTERINTEL PROBE WITH THE LOWER EVIDENTIARY THRESHOLD TO MUELLER, CONVERT IT INTO A CRIMINAL PROBE AND EFFECTIVELY, THE EVIDENTIARY REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTGATION ON A FOUNDATION OF EVIDENCE – THE WAY THE LAW IS SUPPOSED TO WORK – HAS BEEN CIRCUMVENTED. THAT, FOLKS, IS HOW YOU EXECUTE A SOFT COUP D’ETAT.
7. “If the president had fired Mr. Comey to stop the Russia investigation”
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS THE CASE? IS THERE ANY OR IS IT MORE CONJECTURE? THE EVIDENCE AVAILABLE DEMONSTRATES THE FBI’S COMPLICITY IN SOMETHING NEFARIOUS WITH COMEY AS THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN ALL OF IT. MOREOVER, THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TERMINATE MR. COMEY AT WILL AND NO MATTER THE REASON.
8. “Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the treat to national security,”
– WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT OBSTRUCTION WAS COMMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT? WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT THE RUSSIANS INTERFERED TO THE EXTENT THAT NATIONAL SECURITY WAS COMPROMISED? WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE ESTABLISHING A NEXUS WITH CRIMINAL INTENT BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE RUSSIANS?
9. “No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials.”
– WHY ISN’T THIS THE HEADLINE? HOW AND WHY IS THE FBI INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE ABSENCE OF APPROPRIATE EVIDENCE? WHY IS THIS BURIED DOWN ABOUT MIDWAY THROUGHOUT THE ARTICLE? HOW CAN HONEST JOURNALISM INVESTIGATE SUCH A PRECARIOUS STORY WITH SUCH ENORMOUS BEARING ON THE COUNTRY IN SUCH A HAPHAZARD AND RECKLESS MANNER UNLESS IT’S ALL A PART OF THE OVERARCHING EFFORT TO UNSEAT AND REMOVE A DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT VIS-À-VIS A SOFT COUP D’ETAT?
10. “The cloud of the Russia investigation has hung over Mr. Trump since even before he took office”
– THAT WAS THE PLAN, RIGHT? THE INSURANCE POLICY/MUELLER? THAT LINE IS REPRESENTED AS IF “RUSSIA” WAS SOME ORGANIC, AUTHENTIC DEVELOPMENT THAT AROSE FROM THE NATURAL COURSE OF THE 2016 ELECTION. FAR FROM IT. “RUSSIA” WAS FABRICATED OUT OF THIN AIR TO DO EXACTLY WHAT WAS DESCRIBED – HANG A “CLOUD” OVER THE PRESIDENT’S HEAD FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HIS PRESIDENCY SO AS TO SERVE AS AN IMPETUS FOR HIS REMOVAL EITHER BEFORE 2020 OR DURING THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION.
11. “The obstruction revealed by The Washington Post a few weeks after Mr. Mueller was appointed”
- THE WASHINGTON POST IS NOTHING MORE THAN A GLOBALIST OWNED (SEE JEFF BEZOS) FRONT BEHOLDEN TO THE CIA AND POSING AS A NEWSPAPER. IT FUNCTIONS AS THE CIA'S BULLHORN WHEN CONTEXT OR PRETEXT NEEDS TO BE DISSEMINATED TO THE MASSES SO AS TO BOLSTER NARRATIVE TIED TO GEOPOLITICAL EVENTS OF MAGNITUDE, LIKE THE REMOVAL OF A SITTING PRESIDENT.
12. “But few details have been made public about the counterintelligence aspect of the investigation.”
– WHY? IT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO MAKE AVAILABLE. THIS ENSURES THE LONGEVITY OF THE MUELLER PROBE AND RECALLING THAT IT WAS JUST EXTENDED ANOTHER 6 MONTHS, IT'S A STRATEGY TO KEEP THE LACK OF EVIDENCE ENSHROUDED AND FURTHER DELAY THE MUELLER OUTCOME THUS DRAGGING MUELLER RIGHT INTO 2020. HOW MANY TIMES DID FLYNN SEE A DELAY IN HIS SENTENCING? EXACTLY.
13. “The decision to investigate Mr. Trump himself was an aggressive move by FBI officials who were confronting the chaotic aftermath of the firing of Mr. Comey”
– COMEY MADE HIS BED AND HE CAN LIE IN IT. IF THE AFTERMATH OF HIS FIRING, WHICH IS ENTIRELY COMMENSURATE WITH LAW AND THE PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY, WAS CHAOTIC, IT WAS BECAUSE OF COMEY’S OWN ACTIONS AND DECISIONS, WHICH IN LIGHT OF KNOWN EVIDENCE APPEAR ROOTED IN A LARGER, BROADER EFFORT INVOLVING AN ENTIRE HOST OF OTHER COMPLICIT DEEP STATE ACTORS.
14. “A vigorous debate has taken shape among some former law enforcement officials outside the case over whether FBI investigators overreacted in opening the counterintelligence inquiry during a tumultuous period at the Justice Department.”
– THIS VIGOROUS DEBATE, AS IT’S CALLED, IS MORE AKIN TO KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS CALLING INTO QUESTION THE VERACITY OF EVIDENCE, OR COMPLETE LACK THEREOF, JUSTIFYING THE INVESTIGATION’S OPENING. IS THIS AN ATTEMPT IN WALKING-BACK OR COVERING-UP WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED? GAINING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS (PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE, SIGNING OF AFFIDAVIT’S BY INVESTIGATORS, ETC.) REFLECTS THE HIGH LEVEL OF CONCERN IN ALL OF THIS. THE 'VIGOROUS DEBATE' IS ESSENTIALLY ROOTED IN WHETHER THE INVESTIGATION IS LEGAL AND APPROPRIATE OR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IF IT’S THE LATTER, THEY’RE ALL FULLY AWARE OF WHAT IS IN PLAY AND THE MAGNITUDE OF IT ALL. NAMELY, IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE A COUP D’ETAT PLAYING OUT IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM. IS THIS CONCERN IN HINDSIGHT? SURE LOOKS LIKE IT.
15. “Mr. Trump had caught the attention of FBI counterintelligence agents when he called on Russia during a campaign news conference in July 2016 to hack into the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.”
– MR. TRUMP ALSO CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF MOST AMERICANS WHO WERE EQUALLY MOTIVATED TO LEARN THE CONTENTS OF THOSE EMAILS GIVEN THAT THEY LIKELY CONTAINED INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE AGAINST A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. MOREOVER, THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DEEP STATE REFLEX TO PROTECT, DEFEND AND INSULATE THEIR ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE WHILE PARLAYING THE PRESIDENT’S LAYMEN VERNACULAR INTO JUSTIFICATION FOR INVESTIGATING HIM. THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING TO HIS BASE AND MAKING A COMPELLING ARGUMENT THAT IF OUR OWN GOVERNMENT WON’T SHED LIGHT ON CLINTON’S CRIMINALITY, THEN PERHAPS ANOTHER ENTITY CAN PROVIDE SAID EVIDENCE. IF THE EVIDENCE IS AUTHENTIC AND RELIABLE, DO ITS ORIGINS MATTER? NO. NOT WHEN THE ONLY OBJECTIVE IS THE TRUTH. FROM THAT, IT CAN BE INFERRED THAT THE TIMES AND TPTB HAVE ULTERIOR MOTIVES. MOREOVER, WHEN EXAMINED THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CLINTON’S PREEXISTING RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT (URANIUM ONE, BILL’S RUSSIAN SPEAKING FEES, ETC.), THIS LINE OF THOUGHT SIMPLY CRUMBLES ON ITS OWN FOUNDATION.
16. “The constellation of events disquieted FBI officials who were simultaneously watching as Russia’s campaign unfolded to undermine the presidential election by exploiting existing divisions among Americans.”
– THE EXISTING DIVISIONS AMONG AMERICANS DERIVE FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES; ALL OF THEM DOMESTIC AND NONE OF THEM FOREIGN: IDENTITY POLITICS (THE UNDERLYING PLATFORM BY WHICH THE LEFT/DEMOCRATS/DEEP STATE/TPTB OPERATES), CRAFTED NARRATIVE DISSEMINATED BY THE MSM, “RUSSIA,” A SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CHARACTER (THEY ALL LOVED HIM WHEN HE WAS JUST A BILLIONAIRE CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR CAMPAIGNS), SOCIAL PROGRAMMING, HOLLYWOOD INFLUENCE, ETC. YOU KNOW THE LIST.
17. “As for a counterintelligence inquiry, they concluded that they would need strong evidence to take the sensitive step of investigating the president, and they were also concerned that the existence of such an inquiry could be leaked to the news media, undermining the entire investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election.”
– THEY ALSO REALIZED THAT THE REQUISITE 'STRONG EVIDENCE' DID NOT EXIST AND TO THIS DAY, DOES NOT EXIST. IF IT DID, THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE LONG GONE. WHEN TRANSLATED, THIS APPEARS AS OPENING AN INVESTIGATION ABSENT THE EVIDENTIARY THRESHOLD BEING MET AND THEN USING THE 'LEAK' SCARE NARRATIVE AS THE BASIS FOR KEEPING IT ENSHROUDED IN SECRECY; THUS AVOIDING ANY PUBLIC CRITICISM OF IT. IT ALSO IMPLIES CRIMINAL INTENT AS WITHHOLDING EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE OR ACTING IN THE ABSENCE OF AGGRAVATING EVIDENCE IS PROBLEMATIC AND THEY KNOW IT.
18. “After Mr. Comey was fired on May 9, 2017, two more of Mr. Trump’s actions (a letter to Mr. Comey which the president never sent but which thanked him for indicating he wasn’t a target in the Russia investigation and a news interview with NBC News in which the president tied Comey’s firing to Russia) prompted them to quickly abandon those reservations.”
– TRANSLATED: THE DEEP STATE FABRICATES THE TRUMP/RUSSIAN COLLUSION THEORY, DEPLOYS ALL OF THE REQUISITE LEGAL MECHANISMS TO "INVESTIGATE" IT, TURNS THE POLITICAL CLASS (BEHOLDEN 'UNIPARTY' POLITICIANS) AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND THEN EXECUTES A FULL-ON ONSLAUGHT OF HYPERBOLIC AND UNRELENTING MSM MEDIA COVERAGE OVER THAT EXACT FABRICATED PRETEXT. THE DEEP STATE THEN CRIES 'FOUL' AND SEEKS TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE APPROPRIATELY DEFENDS HIMSELF AGAINST THESE SAME BASELESS ALLEGATIONS. THAT'S PRECISELY HOW IT'S DESIGNED TO WORK.
19. “With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life,” – Lisa Page
– ACTUALLY, MS. PAGE, WHAT ‘THREATENS WESTERN IDEALS AND WHO IT IS AND WHAT IT IS WE STAND FOR AS AMERICANS’ IS UN-ELECTED BUREAUCRATS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN SUBVERTING THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, THE ELECTORAL PROCESS AND A DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; ALL IN AN EFFORT TO A) SHIELD DEEP STATE ACTORS AND BURY THE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CRIMES, B) PROTECT A CRIMINAL CANDIDATE IN CLINTON AND C) EXECUTE A SOFT COUP D’ETAT TO ENSURE CLINTON’S ELECTION OR THE REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BE SUCCEEDED BY A DEEP STATE OPERATIVE.
So there it is - a thorough destruction of sheer narrative designed to persuade low-information Americans to participate in their own destruction. The state of the US should be a concern to all - here and abroad.
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Source/NY Times: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fbi-opened-inquiry-into-whether-trump-was-secretly-working-on-behalf-of-russia/ar-BBS83LZ?fdhead=newflex-views