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In the Roger Stone Case and the 2019 “Worldwide Threat Assessment”:
MUELLER, NEOCONS LAUNCH DESPERATE ATTACKS AGAINST TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES, TO SAVE DYING SYSTEM
by: Harley Schlanger
Feb. 1 — The predawn raid on January 25, conducted against long-time Donald Trump ally Roger Stone, by more than twenty FBI agents brandishing heavy weaponry and wearing body armor, was meant to send a chilling message to anyone wishing to speak on behalf of the President: If you persist in defending Trump, you may become a target of an out-of-control special counsel.
While the use of such heavy-handed tactics might be justified in dealing with a notorious terrorist, a violent narcotics trafficker, or a murderous psychopath, in this case it was deployed against a well-known, successful political consultant, who played a leading role in helping Trump win the 2016 election. He was charged in a seven-count indictment with such crimes as “lying to Congress”. Robert Mueller’s team chose this tactic to further intimidate him after more than nearly two years of leaks and innuendo, as part of a campaign to harass and bankrupt Stone, hoping it would cause him to “flip”, to bear false witness against Trump, to protect himself and his family.
Prominent civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz commented that, like most of Mueller’s indictments, Stone was hit with so-called process crimes. The charges have nothing to do with the purpose of the investigation, which, as initially defined by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, was to determine if there was collusion by Trump or members of his campaign with Russians who they charged with meddling in the election. Dershowitz pointed out that the majority of the crimes alleged by Mueller’s team to have been committed by Trump officials occurred AFTER the election, in response to the investigation. He added that the purpose of the indictment of Stone “was to get [Stone] to cooperate against Trump.” The charges against Stone were generated in part from Mueller’s thuggish practice of intimidating witnesses — in this case Randy Credico and Dr. Jerome Corsi, former associates of Stone — to turn against him.
Mueller is operating on the hypothesis, first put forward by British intelligence officials and picked up by Obama intelligence officials Brennan, Clapper and Comey, and then pursued by various corrupt officials of the FBI and the Justice Department (DOJ), that Stone may have been the one who provided the Trump campaign with advanced notice of the Wikileaks’ dump of incriminating Clinton campaign documents. In doing so, they believe Stone may have been the link between Trump and the Russians who, according to the official narrative, acted under Putin’s direction to hack the documents and make them available, to aid Trump’s campaign. In the absence of any hard evidence of either “meddling” or “collusion” to prove this, Mueller is using “process” indictments to build a case against Trump. Stone continues to insist that he had no advance knowledge of the source or the content of the Wikileaks’ disclosures, and will not lie to implicate Trump.
One of Stone’s attorneys pointed out that Mueller’s show of force against Stone, which was captured by a CNN camera crew which claimed it just happened to be on the scene, due to a “hunch” that something might happen, was unnecessary. Usually, in such cases, a call is made to the target’s attorney, and arrangements are made to turn oneself in. Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan, who heads the Public Defender’s Office in Washington, D.C., told the Washington Post that “all citizens should be concerned” about Mueller’s tactics, as he found it “extraordinarily odd that they didn’t allow” Stone to surrender.
And if lying to Congress were such a heinous crime deserving of such harsh treatment, why has the FBI ignored blatant lies told to Congress by former Director of National Intelligence Clapper about the extent of NSA spying; or former CIA Director Brennan on CIA torture; or Robert Mueller, when he was FBI Director, who was accused by former Senator Bob Graham of engaging in “aggressive deception” to cover-up for Saudi terror cells connected to the 9/11 terror attacks operating in the U.S.?
THE REAL ISSUE BEHIND RUSSIAGATE
As investigative researcher Barbara Boyd has demonstrated in her three part series in this paper on the London intelligence operation behind Russiagate, it was never about “Russian meddling” or “Trump collusion.” Trump’s election resulted from pent-up anger in the population about being lied to by the Bush and Obama administrations, anger about costly and useless wars they conducted based on lies, and trillions of dollars of financial swindles in which the government protected and rewarded the swindlers, at the expense of the taxpayer. He said he would end the endless wars, reverse the free trade agreements which accelerated deindustrialization of the U.S., and stop bailing out speculators. He also pledged to seek cooperative agreements with Russia and China, a decisive break with the provocative policies of the previous administrations and those supported by Hillary Clinton, who he defeated in the election. A Trump presidency was seen, correctly, as a threat to the Old Paradigm of geopolitical conflict designed to benefit the City of London and its Wall Street and Brussels allies.
Even before he was elected, the prospect that he might do what he said led to the launching of the “Trump is Putin’s puppet” narrative against him. His initial successful summits with Xi Jinping, President Putin, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un drove the British geopoliticians into an hysterical flight forward. The military-style deployment in the raid against Roger Stone shows the lengths they are prepared to go, to remove Trump. Stone’s biggest crime, in their eyes, is that he has refused to be intimidated, that he has continued not only to vociferously defend Trump against Russiagate charges, while exposing the corruption of his enemies, but he has openly organized to build support for Trump’s efforts to establish peaceful cooperative relations with Russia and China.
Less than a week after the raid at Stone’s home, the coup plotters escalated against Trump’s policies, with the January 29 release of the 2019 “Worldwide Threat Assessment.” The presentations by Director of National Intelligence Coats, CIA Director Haspel, and FBI Director Wray before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence were sharply negative about Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, criticizing both his policies and the results of those policies. For example, Coats and Haspel contradicted Trump’s statement that a breakthrough is possible during an upcoming summit with North Korea’s Kim, saying that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons. They criticized Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, insisting that ISIS still has thousands of fighters in Syria and Iraq, who would take advantage of a U.S. withdrawal, adding that they are planning to strike in the U.S., which will be made vulnerable by Trump’s actions.
In particular, these British-directed war-hawks denounced Russia and China, and their alliance, in classic imperial geopolitical terms, as being the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Wray, for example, asserted that “the Chinese counter-intelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning than any counter-intelligence threat that I can think of.” Coats warned that the commitment of Russia and China to their own
sovereign development, and to sharing that development through the Belt and Road Initiative, when combined with the general advances in new technologies being developed and applied internationally, threatens the post-WWII international system established under Churchill/British direction after the death of FDR. In other words, they concur with the British House of Lords that the greatest threat to the West is the breaking of the “Special Relationship” between Britain and the U.S., which is at the heart of the crumbling post-Cold War liberal order.
Among the threats identified in the 42-page report they released as coming from the close relationship between Russia and China is that both Xi and Putin “view strong indigenous science and technology capabilities as key to their country’s sovereignty, economic outlook, and national power.” Trump stated in his U.N. General Assembly address last September that he does not consider other nation’s pursuit of their national interests a threat, but something which they should do. The report and the testimony of these three officials demonstrate that they disagree with Trump.
In an obvious sign that the report was written to defend the collapsing neoliberal global system, it launches an absurd attack on China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative, stating that China, “through its Belt and Road Initiative, is seeking to assert China’s model of authoritarian capitalism as an alternative–and implicitly superior–development path abroad.”
Trump, who has worked closely with Xi Jinping in achieving progress with North Korea, and is hoping for a broad trade deal with China before a March 1 deadline, was less than pleased with the fulminations of his intelligence staffers. He tweeted that they are “naive”. He cited progress versus ISIS in Syria, said negotiations toward a peace agreement in Afghanistan are “proceeding well…after 18 years of fighting,” and that the “North Korea relationship is the best it has ever been with the U.S.” Asked if he has confidence in Haspel and Coats to give him good advice, he said bluntly, “No, I disagree with certain things they said. I think I’m right. Time will prove me right, probably.”
Yet chicken hawks in both parties rallied to defend the attacks on Trump. Senate Minority leader Schumer, a New York Democrat, called on the intel officials to “stage an intervention” with Trump, adding that Trump’s comments were “extraordinarily inappropriate and will undermine public confidence in the U.S. government’s efforts to protect our national security.” He said that Coats, Haspel and Wray should “insist on an immediate meeting…to educate him” about why he is mistaken. Among Republicans, Senate Majority Whip Thune praised Coats, and Sen. Romney said he has “full confidence in our intelligence community.”
As Trump is fending off attacks from his national security team, corrupt elements in the DOJ and State Department carried out another assault on his policy. While his trade negotiators are meeting in Washington with top Chinese officials, and a meeting is scheduled between Trump and Liu He, who leads the Chinese delegation, two separate indictments were handed down, in Seattle and Brooklyn, against China’s Huawei telecommunications conglomerate. The indictments, which include a total of 23 counts, follow the arrest on December 1, 2018, of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, Canada. The charges range from alleged theft of robotic technology filed in Seattle, to violating sanctions against Iran and bank fraud in Brooklyn.
The line against Huawei is that it is acting as an “arm of the Chinese state”, and its devices could be used for spying. Again, there is bipartisan support for the attack on this successful tech firm. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, declared that Chinese telecom companies “represent a fundamental risk to American national security.” Anti-Trump Republican Senator Ben Sasse said that Americans are “grateful” for the arrest of Meng, and praised the DOJ for its actions in pursuing her arrest and extradition.
It should be noted that suspicion against Huawei was triggered by an investigation launched by Britain’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), a branch of GCHQ. It was GCHQ which first called attention to what it described as suspicious Russian cyber activity related to the 2016 election, and GCHQ chairman Hannigan came to the U.S. to present the “evidence” to the CIA’s John Brennan. It was during Hannigan’s tenure at GCHQ that the NCSC was established.
Further, the attacks on Huawei follow a pattern of British operations against the efforts of Trump to work with China. His first meeting with Xi on April 7, 2017 occurred as British and French leaders joined with his national security team in demanding a strike against Syria, allegedly for use of chemical weapons. The arrest of Meng last December coincided with Trump’s summit with Xi at the Buenos Aires G20 summit, and this latest attack on Huawei occurs as the pivotal U.S.-China trade negotiations are underway. Trump has said that negotiators should separate the Huawei legal assault from the trade talks, and reports are that the talks are progressing well. Still, the timing of the legal assault against Huawei again shows that the anti-Trump coup plotters will continue with their reckless drive to disrupt his diplomacy, in defense of their dying order, even if it means war.