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RIGHT NOW at NRN w/Lee Stranahan: There’s an Active Disinformation Operation Aimed at the Right and the Trump Supporter
With the onslaught of the Ukraine hoax, the Mainstream Media seems to have weaned itself off Mother Russia’s teat. The “news” once on daily now barely makes a squeak. A sit down with Lee Stranahan helped to bring clarity to the misconceptions and weaponized disinformation aimed at the left and the right. Stranahan told NRN in an interview who the players are: “It’s the same ole group of actors over, over, and over again…. Everything most people know about Putin or Russia is filtered through the same small group of people: [Mikhail] Khodorkovsky, [Bill] Browder, [Christopher] Steele, and Orbis [Business Intelligence, Ltd.]. Why are they trying to demonize Putin, it may not be for the reasons they say.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row column_type=”block” font_color=”light” background_type=”video” video_bg_url=”https://youtu.be/4Y9byRh3M14″ video_bg_start_time=”139″ video_bg_end_time=”900″ video_bg_parallax=”true” add_overlay=”yes” overlay_opacity=”20″ bt_text=”RUSSIA” bt_font_weight=”300″ bt_font_style=”italic” shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ add_bigtext=”true” min_height=”100″ bt_max_width=”300″][vc_column][wvc_video_opener caption_position=”bottom” video_url=”https://youtu.be/4Y9byRh3M14″ caption=”Journalist Spotlight | Interview with LEE STRANAHAN”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Criminal Investigation on the Russia Hoax
A Google search puts the latest from the fake news media no closer than September, with the New York Post issuing a report stating that all the media hysteria regarding President Trump’s call to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was merely meant to disrupt Attorney General Barr. Which isn’t hard to understand when you learn the probe into the Russia hoax has become a full on criminal investigation.
From the New York Post: “New York Times reporting on a second call between President Trump and a foreign leader — this time Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison — has sent the media into a frenzy. Liberals have predictably dialed up their impeachment calls. Don’t go along: What Democrats and their media allies really want is to torpedo Attorney General William Barr’s probe into the origins of the Russian ‘collusion’ hoax.”
According to ABC News: “…The Justice Department, which until now had been performing an administrative review of the matter, is now shifting to a criminal inquiry, in which U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is running the investigation, can subpoena witnesses, impanel a grand jury, and bring criminal charges.”
Though it is not clear what exactly caused Barr and his team to switch gears in the probe, it is clear that several key players have sensed the end is near. Players such as James Clapper, former Director of National Intel (DNI), who recently threw former President Barack Obama under the bus. From Communities Digital News: “Clapper admitted to CNN’s Jim Sciutto that everything he and John Brennan had done prior to and during the 2016 election was explicitly on Barack Obama’s orders…”
“‘The message I’m getting from all this is, apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling and the threat that it poses to us, and oh, by the way, blown off what the then commander in chief, President Obama, told us to do. It’s kind of disconcerting now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told to do by the president.’”
The probe into the origins of the Russia hoax was ordered by President Trump after the controversial Mueller report came out earlier in the year which did not charge the president with any crimes while making the ridiculous assertion it didn’t exonerate him either. The wording of the Mueller report was specifically designed to muddy the waters as to the scope of the investigation, which wasn’t to exonerate the president, but to validate accusations against him or not.
From the New York Post: “Trump was requesting help for US Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The investigation outraged Trump, who cast it as a politically motivated ‘witch hunt.’ Mueller wrapped up his report earlier this year with an inconclusive finding about Trump — the president was not charged with any crimes, but Mueller pointedly said he did not exonerate Trump. The president promptly called for an investigation into the origins of the Mueller probe.”
In April of 2017, FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer delivered a ruling stating that of 40,000 incidents of information gathering done by Brennan and Clapper over four years via contractors, 32,500 were illegal in some way. Again from Communities Digital News: “The illegal abuse of NSA systems to spy on political opponents and thousands of Americans without a warrant lies at the heart of the genesis of the Russia Hoax.”
“This is certainly what Barr is referring to, among other things, when he discusses ‘unauthorized surveillance’ and ‘political surveillance’.” It is no wonder the media is silent about the Russia hoax, and is now making a huge stink over the Ukraine hoax. Three years and millions of dollars later, the tables have now been turned.
Lindsay Graham Calls Hearing on DOJ Inspector General’s Report on FISA Abuse Investigation
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham announced Monday afternoon that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 about his report on FISA abuse and the origins of the Russia “hoax” probe. The main cause of panic in DC, however, is not just that illegal spying was used to gain illegally obtained FISA warrants which served as a basis for an illegal investigation of the President. It is that those practices were in use since at least 2012. From The Conservative Treehouse: “More importantly, research indicates the modern political exploitation of the NSA database, for weaponized intelligence surveillance of politicians, began mid 2012… I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISA report … because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court.”
“In essence, the Obama administration was continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of US persons’ private information for multiple years. Unfortunately, due to intelligence terminology Judge Collyer’s brief and ruling is not an easy read for anyone unfamiliar with the FISA processes outlined. The complexity also helps the media avoid discussing, and as a result, most Americans have no idea the scale and scope of the issues.” You can read the full FISA report here.
So we now know why everyone from the unruly government to the complicit media has run as far away from the Russia hoax as they can get and are now caught up in the Ukraine hoax, with its quid pro quo that didn’t happen. The plan all along was the Russia hoax. That was their coup, the insurance policy, if you will. It failed miserably, as Representative Matt Gaetz (R- FL) explains to Fox News. Additionally, we now know why they needed Hillary Clinton to win, and thought they had the 2016 election in the bag, a sentiment which made them extremely sloppy.
Knowing all this, and that President Trump both released the Ukraine call, and is planning on releasing a second, it isn’t hard to figure out why the whistleblower has now become “unnecessary.” From the New York Post: “The whistleblower complaint and the manic news reports of the Australia call both serve the same dual purpose: to advance the anti-Trump operation and to shield its perpetrators by smearing Barr and thereby discrediting the investigations under his authority.”
This is backed up by a whistleblower lawyer’s own tweets bragging from day one of the administration that they were releasing a many headed hydra, launching a coup the likes of which haven’t been seen since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Mark Zaid’s tweets show they weren’t even hiding what they are doing, so sure in the beginning were they that Hillary wouldn’t lose. These people really are stupid.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Raegan Castillo-Fontana is a writer for NRN. She is married to her soulmate and best friend. They have three wiener dogs and a fluffy cat. Her passions include the great outdoors, animals, good food and fine spirits, social gatherings, dance, music, whitewater, exercise, reading, and writing. Castillo-Fontana's mind is constantly looking for something to challenge itself in the world of idea-exchange. She enjoys healthy debate and civil discourse and wishes discover truth and share it with the world.