MKULTRA DISOLVES SOCIAL MEDIA

MKULTRA DISOLVES SOCIAL MEDIA

My fellow Americans and Citizens of the Universe. I am sorry I have deprived you of my insightful, sardonic, cyberpunk inspired writings for a fortnight. I didn’t have any chaos, personal failures, family violence, or suicides; any more than my usual samsaric life on Terra. (Remember, it’s all an illusion.) God, I hope so.

Actually, can I be straight with you? Can you handle the truth? I hate you. I HATE YOU. Well, not all of you but Social Media. It’s got so negative, mean, depressing, every time I go on Twitter I want to buy a gun for the inevitable revolution. I’m not a gun enthusiast, NRA member, or Minuteman. (Maybe 60-minute man…wonderful old song). I have one shotgun that I’ve had for 20 years and haven’t fired it in about 19.

I’m not talking about Facebook, it’s an Ice Cream cone, everyone keeps licking. But Twitter, Google, blogs; Where hate is the vehicle everyone rides in on. I don’t think people can be civil and respectful on Twitter; I don’t think I can. Therefore, I am dissolving all Social Media except Facebook. When dystopian media users, discuss what Social Media was like, I want Facebook around so they can see why I removed it. Just a ploy, I learned when I went to MKULTRA summer camp in 1969.

That’s all for now. OH, one thing. The President of Mexico recently said in an interview; “God did not create borders.” WTF was he saying. Is he for a one world borderless anarchy? He should study; how Nation-States have begun, evolved from tribal, warrior kings, monarchs, Odin and Venus and possibly Lord of the Rings.

Besides, God did create borders. He told the Israelites specifically the borders of the promised land. I’m not looking it up, just trust me.

God Bless these Divided States of America,
Save our King; Donald Trump.

Blessed Be, Send me love.

James Kirk-Wiggins (c) One Free Press (c)

(p.s. watch the series Half Worlds, it’s a new art.)

[The following is to test the NSA mining software. Hey Guys! Revolution, Bomb, Assasination, Canada, White House, Hillary Clinton, Child Slave market, explosive, Isis, Iran, go boom I hope, Syria, God bless President Trump.]

God bless you each and everyone. Peace and non-violence is the way of the evolved Homo-Sapiens. We will eventually receive a new designation, maybe Homo-Sapien 2, in the interim, until the evolution is obviously dominant. War is anarchistic. Violence defies logic and along with war is two of the greatest idiocies of the first Homo-Sapiens. It’s blatant lunacy and a sign of deep mental disease for someone to promote violence, revolution, or war. Peace through Evolution. Jim Kirk-Wiggins cc by

RETURN TO FREEDOM 2

Just as Freedom of the Press has been relegated to the Oligarchs, Freedom of Internet Speech is going to media Oligarchs.

INTERNET FREEDOM: FREE SPEECH

Richie Havens Freedom (Woodstock 69)

As in the previous article in this series, the 1996 Telecommunications Act had much impact on the internet. The loftly stated intentions of growth, and freedom accomplished the opposite. Plus Net Neutrality took a bullet to the head.

Addressing the Internet, and particularly Social Media, it was a disaster. The below video on this topic was by John Perry Barlow. (Deceased)

However the other and most pressing danger to a Free Internet, particularly Social Media is what has been called Net Neutrality or it’s demise. In additions with Media Oligopoly, consolidation of the media into one biased, uninformed voice, it threatens Free Speech. The Free Speech on various social media, blogs, and 4th estate press outlets.

We the people fighting the loss of the true Freedom of the Press, through blogs like this, are becoming a victim of subtle censorship without Net Neutrality. Google, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and others can manipulate our content. They can slow it’s publication, alter it, censor it, and ignore it.

In December 2017, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s recinded the previous FCC rulings in 2015 on Net Neutrality, calling it restoring freedom of the Internet. The 2015 FCC ruling through previous heavy lobbying, may have itself been a smoke screen. The freedom it restored was to Social Media Giants, who are the peoples communications lines. Just as Freedom of the Press has been relegated to the Oligarchs, Freedom of Internet Speech is going to media Oligarchs. If there was a caution light only by the 2015 ruling, the FCC Chairman has now given the green light. They are already abusing this in other ways, as recent headlines concerning Facebooks use of your personal information, and the security of it.

Concrete Examples of Google, Facebook and Twitter Violating ‘Net Neutrality’ http://bit.ly/2GSsBBF via @BreitbartNews

Congress has made a big show of this since the FCC December ruling, and yesterday, (April 10), hit Facebooks CEO with a limp wrist all day long. Well, he did wear a suit, and not his phony, “I’m one of you”, blue jeans and T-Shirt outfits.

The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet. (Article link to Freepress.net. They is no connection in any manner to this publication; OneFreePress.net.)

However as Bretbart News stated in the first referenced article, Net Neutrality needs a new definition to include Google, Twitter, Facebook and others. It’s not just the December 2017 FCC, but Obama’s FCC that failed to defend or enact true Net Neutrality.

HELP RESTORE FREEDOM TO AMERICA. THE ENEMY IS AT THE GATES. ATTACKING OUR FREEDOMS ONE BY ONE AS THEY TRAMPLE OUR CONSTITUTION, AND BILL OF RIGHTS. MOVING AMERICA FROM DEMOCRACY TO OLIGARCHY TO GLOBALISM.

FREEDOM, FREEDOM….

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RETURN TO FREEDOM 1

Repeal the 1996 telecommunications act, signed by Bill Clinton, and lobbied heavily in Congress

FREEDOM RECONSTRUCTION (1)

Richie Havens Freedom (Woodstock 69)

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: Repeal the 1996 telecommunications act, signed by Bill Clinton, and lobbied heavily in Congress. which gave the press (media) exclusion from  consolodation and monopolization. Termed Media Oligopoly.

It not only allowed monopolization of Cable, Internet, and other Information services, but also monopolization Cable Service Providers, but monopolization in radio broadcasting.

The law was written in such a way to provide for “decency” in programming, that the Supreme Court ruled this section unconstitutional. Thus removing decent programming standards from Television, Cable, and the Internet.

The law in essense gave media free reign in consolidation and programming. Leading to media ownership from 50 to 5. The consolidation of Radio stations to 80% ownership by one corporation. The consolidation of Cell phone carriers from the three major corporations at the time to one Cell phone carrier.

         The Telecommunications Act of 1996…enabled the handful of corporations dominating the airwaves to expand their power further. Mergers enabled tighter control of information…The Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano commented…”Never have so many been held incommunicado by so few.” (Wikopedia, Telecommunications Act)  

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America’s Foundation

America’s Foundation

Justice is often issued by the hand who holds the whip. In the US, Justice is not a hand, lest you believe the hand of God guided the writers of our Constitution and guided its birth and growth to lead our nation to the potential it demonstrates.

I say potential, only because greed for power and money over shadow this moment. But I have faith, that the same providence that led us out of serfdom of a forgotten King, will deliver us from the present internal kings, of a kingdom that will disappear with but a spark.

And externally from nations or people who rely on a man, a mans religious interpretation, a mans expressed values or morality; these are as a vapor, a building lacking foundation, a chair with a weak leg.

Men and men’s mind, given the freedom, will seek more land than he can walk, more followers than he can feed, and will end with an enemy foot on his neck. Such is the mind of man without vigilant restraint from the governed, and a solid foundation to guide both the governor and the governed.

That foundation must be preserved, by a multiplicity of means. One is a Free Press, another is restraint of the economic infringement into its government, through manipulation and corruption.

These are our current holders of our chains; Monopoly, Oligarchy, media Oligopoly, and Congressional slavery to campaign finance. When Americans awake, their chains will fall behind them.

Externally, nations can join our vision of liberty, equality, and faith or perish by their foolish leaders, whom are but charismatic phantoms.

Jim Kirk-Wiggins, April 11, 2018.

Will We Meet This New Attack On Our Freedom

THIS UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE THREAT TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

HAS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BEEN INFRINGED UPON BY THE 1996 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT?

 

Freedom of the Press has been fought on the battlefield more on the government trying to restrict Journalist or the Media under National Security pretense, real or false, or FCC for fair standards or community standards, The thought has been the government controlling or restricting the press. Or even government ownership in some countries. The “Moral Majority” attacked the press, media, and entertainment a decade ago, to restrict their freedom for moral or cultural reasons. Below is a quote how the rich English Gentry once censored press on an ‘agreed upon standard’, of what should be said or not. Nevertheless,  they were all censorship and restrictions placed on freedom of the press. As is this new threat.

I suppose attacks will often come from diverse and unexpected directions against freedom of any kind. Because power and control are the black fungus or goo in horror movies that try to take over and smother life, animals, forest, or kingdoms. Today; Power and Control are attacking our freedom of the press. The fall from 50 multinational corporations to 5 multinational corporations have taken the diverse, investigative, and fresh revelations from news outlets that will never return. The exposures of Watergates, the O J Simpson trial, Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, and some really important revelations and exposures that protected and changed America.

Five cow herds are much easier to corral than 50 cow herds. It is quite obvious to many Americans our 5 media corporations are involved in some shadowy insidious liberal, global, agenda haze. Maybe it’s just what these elite rich people think? Nevertheless, if Freedom of the Press has lost its Freedom, Democracy has also lost its freedom.

….As I asked has the freedom of the Press been infringed upon by the 1996 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT?

YES.  Congress by passing 1996 Telecommunications act has restricted freedom of the press. (Direct violation of the 1st Amendment, whether intentional, or not, whether it happened due to a change in telecommunications, the internet, or America forgetting why anti-trust legislation became very necessary. The Daddy Warbucks image has faded.

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FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, says that “Congress shall make no law….abridging (limiting) the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

Telecommunications Act of 1996 (FCC)

That’s exactly what the 1996 Telecommunications act did. Yet it was publicly presented that it would open new markets. Instead, major media corporation monopolized from around 50 to current 5 major media corporation. Greatly limiting competition, and diversity of opinions concerning the operation of our government, domestic and international affairs.

WHITE HOUSE – FROM CLINTON AND GORE

“The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business — to let any communications business compete in any market against any other. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 has the potential to change the way we work, live and learn. It will affect telephone service — local and long distance, cable programming and other video services, broadcast services and services provided to schools. The Federal Communications Commission has a tremendous role to play in creating fair rules for this new era of competition.

The 1996 Telecommunications act “Because President Clinton and Vice President Gore believe that diversity of voices and viewpoints is critical to our democracy, the Act will prevent undue concentration of television and radio ownership…

[“PREVENT UNDUE CONCENTRATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO OWNERSHIP”?].

                                               IT WAS A LIE!

IT DID EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT CLINTON/GORE SAID; “diversity of voices and viewpoints is critical to our democracy”.  OVER 50 MAJOR CORPORATIONS TO 5 TODAY.  Now 90% ownership by 5 Big Daddy Warbucks.

It’s also very obvious, to anyone except persons with their own political agenda, or for job security, or they are lemmings, the 90% media has a definite liberal, Anti-Trump slant. NO, let’s say they are at war and hate the Trump administration, and broadcast this 24/7.  Did Bill Clinton and Al Gore see this advantage coming? I say they did. Either for the future Gore or Hilliary Presidency, our just for their party. Did the 5 major corporations see the opportunities to gobble up the market in this 1996  telecom law? I say they did. This act was heavily lobbied in Congress by the Telecommunications industries, the did this for a real reason.

WHY IS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, DIVERSE OWNERSHIP SO VITAL TO OUR DEMOCRACY?

SOME FAVORITE QUOTES ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS:

“Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

“Belief is a wonderful way to pass the time until the facts come in.”

― Carl R White

“Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…. [IN OTHER CONTRIES] things which on their own merits would get the big headlines-being kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervened but because of a general tacit agreement that ‘it wouldn’t do’ to mention that particular fact… The British press is extremely centralized, and most of it is owned by wealthy men who have every motive to be dishonest on certain important topics. But the same kind of veiled censorship also operates in books and periodicals, as well as in plays, films, and radio…. but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady….

― George Orwell, Animal Farm

(NO ALLEGORY in this Animal Farm. JUST CHANGE; “IT WOULD NOT DUE”; TO THE LIBERAL AGENDA, AND “WEALTHY MEN”; TO 5 MAJOR CORPORATIONS.)

“Freedom to publish means freedom for all and not for some.

Freedom to publish is guaranteed by the constitution but

freedom to continue to prevent others from publishing is not.”

Justice Hugo L. Black

 

(CONSOLIDATION OF MEDIA PREVENTS OTHERS FROM PUBLISHING)

 

“No system of regulation can safely be substituted for the operation of

individual liberty as expressed in competition.”

Louis D. Brandeis

Source:Brandeis: A Free Man’s Life

 

“…The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in

insidious by men of zeal, well-meaning but without

understanding.”

Justice Louis D. Brandeis

US Supreme Court Justice 1928

 

“When we lose the right to be different,

we lose the privilege to be free.”

— Justice Charles Evans Hughes

 

“Ultimately all the questions boil down to one –

Whether we as a people will try fearfully and futilely to preserve

democracy by adopting totalitarian methods, or whether in accordance

without traditions, and our constitution we will have the

confidence and courage to be free.”

Hugo L. Black

 

FAIRNESS DOCTRINE

Some authors argue that mainstream media journalism today is a shameful joke because of President Reagan’s decision to abolish Fairness Doctrine. Once upon a time, the Fairness Doctrine ensured that the information we receive – information vital to the ability of the people to govern in the manner intended – came from a wide variety of sources and perspectives. Reagan’s policies annihilated the Fairness Doctrine, opening the door for a few mega-corporations to gather journalism unto themselves. Today, Reagan’s old bosses at General Electric own three of the most-watched news channels. This company profits from every war Americans fight, but somehow is trusted to tell the truths of war. Thus, the myths and lies are sold to us.

The slow road to the Telecommunications Act. Could there be a bigger hammer coming, and Freedom of the Press is but one domino to fall. The First?

Highly concentrated’ media ownership sees Ireland slip down press freedom rankings   

The Impact of Media Concentration on Professional Journalism  (Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Romania).

THIS UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE THREAT TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION, JUST AS IF THEY THOUGHT OF THIS DANGER, IN ADDITION TO GOVERNMENT TYRANNY OVER THE PRESS. CORPORATE TYRANNY, ELITIST TYRANNY, GLOBALIST TYRANNY.

Well, a rose is a rose, is a rose.

 

 

Jim Kirk-Wiggins

OneFreePress

 

COMPLETE FISA MEMO

Our findings, which are detailed below, 1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON

February 2, 2018

The Honorable Devin Nunes

Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence United States Capitol

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

On January 29, 2018, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (hereinafter “the Committee”) voted to disclose publicly a memorandum containing classified information provided to the Committee in connection with its oversight activities (the “Memorandum,” which is attached to this letter). As provided by clause 1 1 (g) of Rule X of the House of Representatives, the Committee has forwarded this Memorandum to the President based on its determination that the release of the Memorandum would serve the public interest.

The Constitution vests the President with the authority to protect national security secrets from disclosure. As the Supreme Court has recognized, it is the President’s responsibility to classify, declassify, and control access to information bearing on our intelligence sources and methods and national defense. See, e.g., Dep ‘t ofNavy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518, 527 (1988). In order to facilitate appropriate congressional oversight, the Executive Branch may entrust classified information to the appropriate committees of Congress, as it has done in connection with the Committee’s oversight activities here. The Executive Branch does so on the assumption that the Committee will responsibly protect such classified information, consistent with the laws of the United States.

The Committee has now determined that the release of the Memorandum would be appropriate. The Executive Branch, across Administrations of both parties, has worked to accommodate congressional requests to declassify specific materials in the public interest. l However, public release of classified information by unilateral action of the Legislative Branch is extremely rare and raises significant separation of powers concerns. Accordingly, the Committee’s request to release the Memorandum is interpreted as a request for declassification pursuant to the President’s authority.

The President understands that the protection of our national security represents his highest obligation. Accordingly, he has directed lawyers and national security staff to assess the

1 See, e.g., S. Rept. 114-8 at 12 (Administration of Barack Obama) (“On April 3, 2014 . . . the Committee agreed to send the revised Findings and Conclusions, and the updated Executive Summary of the Committee Study, to the President for declassification and public release.”); H. Rept. 107-792 (Administration of George W. Bush) (similar); E.O. 12812 (Administration of George H.W. Bush) (noting Senate resolution requesting that President provide for declassification of certain information via Executive Order).

declassification request, consistent with established standards governing the handling of classified information, including those under Section 3.1 (d) of Executive Order 13526. Those standards permit declassification when the public interest in disclosure outweighs any need to protect the information. The White House review process also included input from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice. Consistent with this review and these standards, the President has determined that declassification of the Memorandum is appropriate.

Based on this assessment and in light of the significant public interest in the memorandum, the

President has authorized the declassification of the Memorandum. To be clear, the

Memorandum reflects the judgments of its congressional authors. The President understands that oversight concerning matters related to the Memorandum may be continuing. Though the circumstances leading to the declassification through this process are extraordinary, the Executive Branch stands ready to work with Congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with applicable standards and processes, including the need to protect intelligence sources and methods.

Sincerely,

Donald F. McGahn 11

Counsel to the President

cc: The Honorable Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Honorable Adam Schiff

Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

2018         Declassified by order of the President

January 18,

February 2, 2018

HPSCI Majority Members

From: HPSCI Majority Staff
Subject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Purpose

This memorandum provides Members an update on significant facts relating to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Our findings, which are detailed below, 1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.

Investigation Update

On October 21, 2016, DOJ and FBI sought and received a FISA probable cause order

(not under Title VIl) authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISC. Page is a

U.S. citizen who served as a volunteer advisor to the Trump presidential campaign. Consistent with requirements under FISA, the application had to be first certified by the Director or Deputy Director of the FBI. It then required the approval of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), or the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C.  a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause. Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Then-DAG Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more

FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.

Due to the sensitive nature of foreign intelligence activity, FISA submissions (including renewals) before the FISC are classified. As such, the public’s confidence in the integrity of the FISA process depends on the court’s ability to hold the government to the highest standard— particularly as it relates to surveillance of American citizens. However, the FISC’s rigor in protecting the rights of Americans, which is-féifföiCéWbf9(F-däVféfiéWals of surveillance orders, is necessarily dependent on the government’s production to the court of all material and relevant facts. This should include information potentially favorable to the target of the FISA

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application that is known by the government. In the case of Carter Page, the government had at least four independent opportunities before the FISC to accurately provide an accounting of the relevant facts. However, our findings indicate that, as described below, material and relevant information was omitted.

  • The “dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
    1. Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.
  • The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named U.S. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actors were involved with the Steele dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of—and paid by—the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.
  • The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.
    1. Steele was suspended and then terminated as an FBI source for what the FBI defines as the most serious of violations—an unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI in an October 30, 2016, Mother Jones article by David Corn. Steele should have been terminated for his previous undisclosed contacts with

Yahoo and other outlets in September—before the Page application was submitted to

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the FISC in October—but Steele improperly concealed from and lied to the FBI about those contacts.

  1. b) Steele’s numerous encounters with the media violated the cardinal rule of source handling—maintaining confidentiality—and demonstrated that Steele had become a less than reliable source for the FBI.
  • Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein. Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against thencandidate Trump when Steele said he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” This clear evidence of Steele’ s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files—but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.
  1. a) During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.
  • According to the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, Assistant Director Bill

Priestap, corroboration of the Steele dossier was in its “infancy” at the time of the initial Page FISA application. After Steele was terminated, a source validation report conducted by an independent unit within FBI assessed Steele’s reporting as only minimally corroborated. Yet, in early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was—according to his June 2017 testimony—”salacious and unverified.” While the FISA application relied on Steele’s past record of credible reporting on other unrelated matters, it ignored or concealed his anti-Trump financial and ideological motivations. Furthermore, Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.

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5) The Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, but there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Page and Papadopoulos. The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok. Strzok was reassigned by the Special Counsel’s Office to FBI Human Resources for improper text messages with his mistress, FBI Attorney Lisa Page (no known relation to Carter Page), where they both demonstrated a clear bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton, whom Strzok had also investigated. The Strzok[Lisa Page texts also reflect extensive discussions about the investigation, orchestrating leaks to the media, and include a meeting with Deputy Director McCabe to discuss an “insurance” policy against President Trump’s election.

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