However, all of that said, the key point of this video is buried deep at 05:47: “I made a request to interview the case agent and the intel analyst, and there were two other people, who interviewed the [primary] sub-source for three days in January, again in March and again in May, they’re denying me the ability to do that, I’m going to keep working the system”…and Former ADNI Ric Grenell Discusses The Administrative State….
I hadn't realized what a flamer Ric Grennll is. But if you hate Ric Grenell your homophobic.
Related, from Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx, Government transparency group sues for 'unmasking' records from Obama and Trump years
A government accountability group filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in federal court on Saturday seeking the identities of dozens of officials who made unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration and throughout Trump’s presidency.And finally, FBI Pledge Allegiance to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Nation of Islam and New Black Panthers Protesters…
The James Madison Project, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specializing in FOIA cases and founded by Ukraine whistleblower lawyer Mark Zaid, filed the lawsuit in conjunction with Politico’s senior legal affairs contributor Josh Gerstein in D.C.'s district court. The lawsuit named the CIA, the Justice Department (with a focus on the FBI), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense (with a focus on the National Security Agency), and the State and Treasury departments.
“The ultimate objective of this lawsuit is to provide the American public with greater transparency and understanding of exactly how often these unmasking requests are actually made and by whom, particularly in the context of senior U.S. Government officials,” the court filing said.
In May, then-acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified an NSA document containing a list of dozens of Obama administration officials, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who were authorized recipients of information in response to "unmasking" requests during the presidential transition period that revealed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's identity in surveillance intercepts. Flynn’s name was reportedly not masked in the FBI reports on his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak during the transition period.
The lawsuit seeks “copies of records, including cross references, that identify or list the names of authorized officials who submitted a request to unmask the identity of a U.S. person who was generically referenced in a foreign intelligence report from January 1, 2016, up until the date the agency begins conducting actual searches for responsive records.” The complaint lists 11 Obama administration officials and 33 Trump administration officials.
Among the Obama officials are Biden, former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan. From the Trump administration are Flynn himself, Vice President Mike Pence, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, then-CIA director and now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and senior advisers to the president Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Fired FBI Director James Comey is also listed.
The FBI is now a political agency with police powers within the federal government. The activity of Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and a host of very familiar names has shown just how important politics is within the institution. Indeed, as we saw in the ridiculous Hillary Clinton investigation, politics was the prism for every decision; and protecting their ideological tribe was the biggest concern within the agency.Linked at 357 Magnum in Wednesday Link Roundup.
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Once we accept the FBI is a weaponized political agency it makes sense they would only target people adverse to their political agenda; and more harshly target anyone whom they would view as a political opponent (Roger Stone). Somehow the FBI found the motivation and resources to send more heavily armed agents to arrest 68-year-old Roger Stone than ever stepped foot in Benghazi, Libya.
This also explains why the FBI refused to deal with FBI chief legal counsel Dana Boente when his corrupt activity was discovered within an attempt to overthrow President Trump.
Severe politicization also reconciles how Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann were able to instruct over 50 FBI agents to investigate a transparently non-existent Russian collusion conspiracy for over two years; as part of a strategy to help democrats win the 2018 election.