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"The Memo"

  • "The Memo"

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 5, 2018: Op Ed # 380 

Why did some leaders in the Justice Department Headquarters, some leaders in FBI Headquarters, the leaders of the Democrat members of Congress, and the left of center liberal media establishment, try to prevent American citizens from reading the contents of “The Memo”?


Regardless, "The Memo" can be read “in the light of day” by any American citizen by reading the contents by clicking on the below listed link.  The information in “The Memo” exposes the actions of political appointees of the Obama administration in the Headquarters of the Justice Department and the Headquarters of the FBI.  It is available here for you to be read without the interference, hysterical attacks, and the spins by the left of center liberal media establishment, members of Congress, or by Comey’s hysterical Tweets.  


To keep it out of "the light of day," and prevent American voters from reading "The Memo", its contents were falsely represented to the American people as an attack on the rule of law---it is not, that it revealed the footprints of Intelligence Sources & Methods---it does not, and that it would jeopardize the National Security of the United States---it did not.  The contents of “The Memo” is not even remotely classified!


"The Memo" is only a very small part of the illegally actions authorized by the Obama administration to weaponize agencies of government.  In the future, follow on "Memos" will be released, exposing the illegal actions of political appointees in the State Department and in US Intelligence Agencies.  


The honest and honorable 15,000 Special Agents in the FBI, and thousands of honest and hard-working members of the US Justice Department were not being attacked by releasing the contents of “The Memo”, as the left of center liberal media establishment tried to dishonestly misrepresent to the American people.  The rank and file members of the FBI and the Justice Department were, in fact, repeatedly praised by members of Congress who wanted to expose what had occurred so it should never happen again.    


The FBI has always been concerned about impropriety of operations, and about even the appearance of impropriety.  The political appointees in the Headquarters of the Justice Department and the FBI and some corrupt officials in those agencies were justifiably criticized for impropriety of operations, and for violating legal and investigative practices that the FBI and the Justice Department were always required to follow in the past.    


Every agency of the US Government must be careful to never violate the civil rights of any American citizen and the rights guaranteed to them by the US Constitution.  The FISA Court was established to obtain FISA Warrants investigate and expose the threatening actions that representatives of “foreign” governments may be involved in, that would damage the national security of the United States.  


It is a federal crime to reveal the names or the identities of American citizens caught up in cases where FISA Warrants were used to investigate the subversive actions of foreign governments.  Federal crimes were repeatedly committed by members of the Justice Department and the FBI who used a false dossier, created by Russians for political opposition research to mislead a Federal Judge four times in FISA Courts to spy on American citizens, without telling the FISA Judge the source of the dossier used to get the FISA Warrant, and then repeatedly exposed their names of American citizens to the national press. 


A “Special Counsel” and a Federal Grand Jury should be appointed to investigate the actions of political appointees and corrupt federal law enforcement officers in the FBI, the Justice Department, the State Department, and Intelligence agencies, who weaponize those agencies in order to spy on American citizens with warrants from the FISA Courts in violation of Federal Law.   


The below listed article will provides specific details of actions that occurred chronologically as represented in “The Memo.”


Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author 

The so-called Russian Dossier, the creation of Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele, is a political document — namely, opposition research, created for the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Using what it knew was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign, in October of 2016, the political appointees in FBI Headquarters and several corrupt FBI Agents, and political appointees working for Loretta Lynch at DOJ Headquarters obtained a FISA warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to install a wiretap to spy on Hillary Clinton’s opponent — the Trump campaign, specifically Carter Page, a Naval Academy graduate with no criminal record. Their spying would last for a year. It should be noted that the FISA court was set up to stop “foreign terrorists.” The fact that political appointees and corrupt agents of the FBI and DOJ would use this court to not only wiretap an “American” but to wiretap a “US presidential campaign” belies belief. Why Obama’s political appointees at the FBI and Loretta Lynch at DOJ used this court as opposed to a normal court is obvious. As you will see below, “a normal court probably would have denied the wiretap.” Worse still, in the summer of 2016, Obama’s DOJ headed by his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, had already opened a counter-intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. The fact that nothing from that months-old partisan investigation was used to obtain the Page wiretap is revealing. According to the Nunes memo, an “essential” part of the FISA wiretap application was the Steele dossier, which again is a partisan political document created and paid for, in the amount of $12 million for the Clinton campaign. So essential was this partisan dossier, Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former-Deputy Director of the FBI, admitted in December that “no surveillance warrant would have been sought” without the dossier. Not only did the political appointees at the FBI and several corrupt FBI Agents who should be prosecuted, knowingly use a document from a partisan campaign to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the competing campaign, the former Director of the FBI, James Comey knew the dossier was mostly “salacious and unverified.” We know this because disgraced former-FBI Director James Comey told us so in June of 2017. According to the Nunes memo, “Steele told [former FBI official Bruce] Ohr, that he ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.'” Ohr, who was part of the FBI’s anti-Trump Russian investigation, was not only friendly with Steele, Ohr’s own wife worked with Steele at Fusion GPS doing opposition research (the dossier) against Trump for the Clinton campaign. Despite  a) knowing the dossier was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign  b) knowing the dossier was “salacious and unverified”  c) knowing Steele was desperate to destroy Trump  d) the breathtaking conflict of interest in having an investigator’s own wife working on the dossier, the former Director of the FBI still had his Agents go to the FISA court to obtain permission to spy on Hillary Clinton’s opponent. In order to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, all of the conflicts of interest above were withheld from the FISA court — an indefensible (and possibly illegal) lie of omission. Even worse, in order to legitimize a warrant request based on a piece of partisan opposition research they knew was “salacious and unverified,” the former Director of the FBI and Obama’s Attorney General at DOJ used a media report to bolster the findings in the phony dossier. The Comey at FBI and Lynch at DOJ told the court that the media report was independent verification of the dossier. But that was not true, and, according to the Nunes memo, the FBI and DOJ knew this was not true. The truth is that the phony dossier was the source of this media report and Steele planted it with the media. Also hidden from the FISA court by Comey was the fact that the FBI obtained Steele as a source but had to fire him in October of 2016 when, in a bid to use his phony dossier to derail the Trump campaign, he leaked his information to the far-left Mother Jones. Although Comey and Lynch were willing participants in pushing a “salacious and unverified” narrative against a presidential candidate (primarily through media leaks), this was all hidden from congressional investigators. To begin with, for months, while under oath, Comey said he did not know where the dossier came from — meaning from the Clinton campaign. The Wall Street Journal explains:

We also know the FBI wasn’t straight with Congress, as it hid most of these facts from investigators in a briefing on the dossier in January 2017. The corrupt members of the FBI at headquarters did not tell Congress about Mr. Steele’s connection to the Clinton campaign, and the House had to issue subpoenas for Fusion bank records to discover the truth. Nor did the corrupt member of the FBI at Headquarters tell investigators that it continued receiving information from Mr. Steele and Fusion even after it had terminated him. The memo says the bureau’s intermediary was Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, whose wife, incredibly, worked for Fusion.

All of this dishonesty occurred under Comey, the man our media now hold up as a living saint, a man so desperate to destroy President Trump, he not only oversaw those committing the above abuses, he leaked classified information to the news media thru an associate of his, in order to see a Special Prosecutor appointed against President Trump to investigate Russian collusion which he knew never existed, which his pal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, immediately did.

And finally…

Much of the “salacious and unverified” material in the dossier came from the Russians. In other words, those disgusting dossier lies about Donald Trump’s personal behavior, while his wife was with him in a hotel in Russia, came from Russian operatives being paid by Hillary Clinton, to insert salacious lies in the fake Russian Dossier.

So there is no question that it was the Clinton campaign, Democrats, Steele, the Comey, and Lynch who colluded with the Russians to rig a presidential election.

Yes, there was collusion with the Russians, and those in our government currently investigating Trump in the hopes of overturning a presidential election are the colluders.