The HRC Server Scandal and the "Russiagate" Dirty Dossier Merge

Here’s where the snake swallows its own tail in the HRC Server Investigation becomes the Russiagate scandal.

We’re now hearing that Sid Blumenthal was feeding Christopher Steele information from foreign sources that made its way into the latter’s Dirty Dossier against Trump. If true, here’s where the snake swallows its own tail in the HRC Server Investigation becomes the Russiagate Scandal. Now, both scandals are starting to make sense, in some very dark, ironic way.

First this, just in:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/06/gowdy-blumenthal-steele-dossie...

Gowdy implies Clinton friend Blumenthal fed information to Steele

By REBECCA MORIN

Updated 02/06/2018 08:54 PM EST

Rep. Trey Gowdy implied Tuesday that information provided by longtime Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal was used by former British spy Christopher Steele.

During an interview on Fox News’ “The Story,” host Martha MacCallum asked Gowdy (R-S.C.) whether “weeks before the election, somebody in the Obama State Department was feeding information from a foreign source to Christopher Steele.” MacCallum had previously asked whether Gowdy knew anything about “a source who gave information to an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton who then gave information to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department who then gave the information to Steele.”

“When you hear who the source, one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before. Where could it possibly have been?’” Gowdy replied. Asked whether it was a foreign source, the South Carolina Republican said it was domestic. “I’m trying to think of how Secretary Clinton defined him. I think she said he was an old friend who emailed her from time to time,” Gowdy said. Asked whether it was Blumenthal, Gowdy said: “That would be really warm. You’re warm.”

“I am troubled by what I read in the documents with respect to the role the State Department played in the fall of 2016, including information that was used in a court proceeding,” he said. Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton friend, confidant and adviser, never worked at the State Department under President Barack Obama. He worked in the White House of President Bill Clinton and for the Clinton Foundation during Obama’s tenure.

We’re seeing the server and the Dossier scandals merge. We already knew that HRC was running a private espionage and dirty-tricks operation that exchanged classified government materials internationally over its own private network. We know that because Blumenthal’s email was hacked, and that alerted the rest of us to the unauthorized server way back in 2015. We learned on Friday how the Fusion-GPS operation set up the opposition Presidential campaign for illegal surveillance. It was a frame-up using its own tainted evidence to fraudulently obtain FISA warrants.

Those involved in this ring managed to not only get HRC off the hook by spiking the FBI investigation, it had the intended effect of diverting scandal away from her by manufacturing a scandal to entrap the opposition campaign. Unfortunately for all involved, she failed to be elected, and the guts of the wounded thing are beginning to spill out.

Now, we see Sid factored into both the flow of classified materials across the illegal server and now as a source for Fusion-GPS; meanwhile, confederates operating inside the FBI and DOJ (Strzok and the Ohrs, most notably) were misdirecting the resulting investigation of HRC while feeding information back to the center (Fusion-GPS) paid for by the Clinton campaign.

It’s not just a criminal network, it’s a private intelligence agency, masquerading as a Presidential campaign. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Deep State, or a splinter cell of it, at least.

Whatever it is, it’s like Philip K. Dick authored the text on elections for your Civics class.

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Sadly, I've long since stopped holding my breath that anyone will be held accountable for any of this.

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Justice is for suckers like us.

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@dkmich Mangiare. Would that it were so.

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The Beltway does Not eat its own.
@Eagles92
A golden rule.

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for way too long when I saw the redacted memo in the news and immediately mentally filled in Sid's name in the blanks. So I guess I'm not surprised at today's news. You know, Obama knew that Sid was behind the smears against him in the 08 campaign and he forbid Hillary to hired Sid for State or have any contact with him. She immediately ignored Obama and had regular contact with Sid. She thought she could hide this in her 'secret' email system. Hillary also promised in two signed documents for both Obama and the State Dept. (Kerry was involved with this) that she would not be in contact with the Clinton Foundation while SOS. She broke that deal too. Bottom line- Hillary is an f-ing liar, always has been and always will be. And lots of people in government know this.
I hope that some day this all comes crashing in on her. Never thought I'd be cheering on those GOP thugs in Congress!

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@Fishtroller 02 @Fishtroller 02

upside down, inside out, and backward. She totally exposed then destroyed her hubby’s (and Al From’s) Koch Brothers financed neo’liberal Turd Way ‘New’ Democratic Party.

Those thugs slid in and commandeered the ‘party’ on the back of one Clunton and now it’s dying a disgraceful death and sliding into irrelevance on the back of his ‘bitter half’.

Someone once told me ‘Karma is a bitch but revenge is a mother f*cker’. Karma was her losing the election. The ‘revenge’ is all the revelations about her and the DNC’s thoroughly corrupt operation coming from all the people she screwed over.

EDIT; tevelations/revelations

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The rich and powerful are not held to account.

Donald Trump claimed he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" and not "lose any voters." And I will add, and not be convicted.

The $hill would have been charged if she wasn't one of the oligarchs.

So there is plenty of there there, but like the murders of JFK, MLK, RFK, and 9/11, the facts will be obscured by TPTB (ie CIA, FBI, NSA, etc.). For example how about the Awan case? That's really getting lots of coverage, right?

No, corporate media is just smoke and mirrors...Russia Russia Russia wrapped in military parades.

Thanks for the info and link.

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@Lookout https://www.zerohedge.com/

FBI Informant Testifies: Moscow Routed Millions To Clinton Foundation In "Russian Uranium Dominance Strategy"

"The emails and documents I intercepted during 2010 made clear that Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One – for both its Kazakh and American assets – was part of Russia’s geopolitical strategy to gain leverage in global energy markets"

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Remember dubya really can't read....but he can see. -g-

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George W Bush Bashes Putin, Sees "Pretty Clear Evidence" of Russian Meddling

"it's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results."

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Funny, before this, when the expose was published, we heard all about Canadian and other involved super-wealthy investors and others making money off this pumping hundreds of millions into the Clinton Fundation - now there's nothing but Russian bribes we never even heard about when this came out, apart from Bill laughing all the way to a Russian bank for a half-mill 'talk to the money' speaking fee?

When are they going to get to those suspicious paying-to-play Canadian businessmen/investors?

Or can they get off on the grounds that it was well known that the only way to do business with Sec of State Clinton was via massive bribery and there was no other option than to either put a ton of bribe money through the Clinton laundry facility or never get approval for the sale, at least until the State Department changed hands, as it signally failed to do even after Hillary left office stocked with her loyalists?

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@Ellen North A fellow named Lambert, owner of a transport / trucking company is under indictment for bribing officials in order to gain THE contract to haul US uranium to foreign interests. US law precludes foreign interests from shipping uranium offshore, even though it allows foreign interests to receive uranium.

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Botched robbery my ass.
@Lookout

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@Lookout He would lose a few voters. He certainly wouldn't be convicted, though.

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apparent that She had lost
to The Donald, a near impossibility,
that, "we're all going to hang."

Hope she's right.

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@Wink
The guillotine is much more apropos.

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@CB Most times, traditionally, people like that have eaten something that disagreed with them.

But, to quote the all-time best sports movie Slapshot: "Somebody's gonna get you, you dumb son of a bitch, but it ain't gonna be me."

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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of EVERYTHING that was on Her's server when she was SoS. Even a kiddie hacker could have hacked it during the first three months when it was unencrypted.

Some of Hillary's emails did come out when the hacker known as Guccifer hacked Blumenthal's AOL account in March, 2013. These are the ones that put the lie to Hillary's original Benghazi statements.

https://engineeringevil.com/2013/03/19/hillary-clintons-hacked-benghazi-...
https://engineeringevil.com/2013/03/22/guccifer-releases-second-trove-of...

All the other Hillary server emails were released due to FOIA requests by Judicial Watch - not Russia. TOP continuously tries to frame Putin for these releases, even to this very day.

It is apparent that Sidney Blumenthal played a major role in Hillary's decision-making as Secretary of State.

BTW, both Russia and China are known to be extremely tight-lipped about what their spies discover - unlike US government employees who constantly leak internal information for domestic political manipulation. This is probably due to the failure of FBI, CIA and NSA employees to leave their political differences at the door (Page/Strzok are good examples) and use their positions to affect American political outcomes. They have actively used these methods on both foreign and domestic governments since their inception. Nothing new here. Pull back the political/media curtain in Washington and you discover a Banana Republic cesspit of palace intrigue.

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 23, 2017

Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.

Our American colleagues must decide if they respect the diplomatic procedure, if they keep their word on the arrangements made between us, primarily arrangements made at their own request, or we create a few very nice surprises for each other.

"American stupidity is worse than terrorism"

I'll leave you with this

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The more I learn about all this, the more and more amazed I am that HER was allowed to lose the election, especially considering how bumbling the Republicans are. Not that I expect any justice to come from all this regardless of who won, but it's just strange to me that they'd even risk it.

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kept reassuring my fellow Dem
Election Returns watchers, as it
approached midnight, not to be worried,
@Dr. John Carpenter
that there were several Blue states that
hadn't yet determined final tallies, and that Her Highness would eventually pull it out.
I couldn't believe, as it got to be 1am, that they hadn't yet called it for Her.
"Wow, this is getting serious," I said to the 2 or 3 at "my" table. "yah, is what we've been saying for 3 hours... " I just expected, if it got close, the fix would be in. Apparently TPTB felt the win was in the bag, no fix required.

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@Wink @Wink I admit, I had it totally wrong. My girlfriend was anxiously watching returns and I was pretty much tuned out, mostly because I had stopped caring months before but I also assumed it was going to turn for Her. I was kinda surprised to wake up the next morning and find out it didn’t. I admit, I got totally conned by the smug confidence everyone everywhere had that it was Her turn and my own belief that there was no way TPTB were gonna let Her lose. I still think there’s a story there we will never know (and it doesn’t involve Russia!)

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just waiting to be written
on the whole 2016 election season.
@Dr. John Carpenter
"All of Hillary's Men"
subtitle: And Women.
Followed by a movie from the book. Truth, in this case, stranger than fiction.
The intrigue drips. I can't wait for the movie!

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@Wink I believe TPTB were divided.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

@Dr. John Carpenter Didn't you get the memo, I did. WE'RE the reason HER lost. We weren't loyal enough democrats. We didn't clap loud enough. We didn't support the party. We CRITICIZED the party, we didn't support HER in the primary, we're Bernie Bros. It's ALL OUR FAULT. Oh yeah, and Comey.

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@Snode

or stayed home instead of playing the game again. But the new real reason why Her lost is because Russia hacked the voting rolls in the 3 states that she won and changed the election results. Seriously, this is being put forth on ToP today after the DHS stated that Russia did after all get access to the voting rolls. They just keep coming up with one excuse after another for Her loss. It's hard to keep up with them.

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Self-censorship actually silences exponentially more anti-establishment opinions. For every one voice you crack down on overtly, a thousand more silence themselves out of self-preservation

@snoopydawg @Snode There is only one name on that list, and I’ll bet you can guess Her name.

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@snoopydawg
He sent his minions to their homes the night before the election to whisper the names of the candidates he chose to win. Very, very devious man. We need to nuke the USSR Russia.

Fortunately for us, the plan has already been worked out in detail. I'm sure an office in the basement of the Pentagon's Fifth Ring has been keeping it updated. Maybe go for a twofer and include North Korea?

1945-Russian-and-Manchurian-Strategic-Urban-Areas.jpg

http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2012/04/27/friday-image-targeting-the-uss...

Case in point: by August 30, 1945 — before World War II was officially over — some part of the U.S. military force (I’m not sure what branch; the Army Air Corps are a likely suspect) had already taken the time to draw up a list of good targets for atomic bombs in the USSR… and even overlaid a map of the Soviet Union with the ranges of nuclear-capable bombers, along with “first” and “second” priority targets marked on it.1

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@CB

that they got Trump in office to be its patsy. And sadly people are buying it. The regular reasons we have to start bombing countries and killing people aren't working anymore so they went another route.

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Self-censorship actually silences exponentially more anti-establishment opinions. For every one voice you crack down on overtly, a thousand more silence themselves out of self-preservation

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@CB , and now I think that enough water has gone under the bridge that I can safely tell you; my specific target was Mrs. Pavlova's Kindergarten class in Murmansk.

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@CB "The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men."

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

@snoopydawg And they're doing a lot of preemptive damage control for 2018. All the diary's that that don't follow the party line are deemed bots, saboteurs or dupes. With the rate they're telling people if they don't like it, leave, it makes you wonder....

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@Snode
whether I should leave while there's still time.

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@Dr. John Carpenter I believe the Deep State is divided on the question of Hillary. On the one hand, she serves the same powers (Wall St, Big Oil, Big Weapons) that are the Deep State's closest allies. On the other, as an individual, she is profoundly annoying to many of them. She doesn't obey their security rules (taking her Blackberry into one of their secure areas is a good example). She leaks information on their operations, and in some cases, those leaks make the operations go south--something a Pentagon official actually came out and said publicly during the campaign. These sorts of arrogant and reckless behaviors do not go over well with a lot of military.I think she got some pushback to her election fraud--countermeasures, you might say--which were unexpected by her and most people, and I think they came from within the Deep State. These countermeasures--manipulations in their own right--resulted in Trump becoming President.

This is my belief. I don't have proof--except that it seems the incursion into multiple state elections systems on Election Night came, not from a Russian agent, but from a DHS server.

In short, it's easy to cheat a fairly honest player who doesn't have a lot of powerful people behind him, especially when you yourself regularly kiss the asses of the powerful people who support you. If you're up against a fairly dishonest player who does have some powerful people behind him, and meanwhile, you alienate powerful people on a regular basis, you might find things don't go exactly as you expected.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt-out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal Killary could always be trusted not to be trusted.

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But I am willing to bet that every single thing is related. Can anyone ever figure out how to nail them and stop this crime family? IMHO, the key is finding the right thread to pull and then the whole thing may unravel.

The degree of corruption in our government and the depth to which the Clintons had their involvement is absolutely mind boggling. I remember hearing a couple of years ago that if the corruption and the pedophile ring in Washington were ever exposed, it would be enough to bring the entire government down. Perhaps it is past time for that to happen, but it will take people with conviction and the courage to pursue it.

One of the ways the Clintons built their power over others was to collect dirt on people they considered as enemies and then use it against them. I also believe that the Clintons have deep connections to the CIA going back to their days in Arkansas and the drug running out of Mena airport.

I am not surprised the Sid Blumenthal is involved. The Clintons, Hillary in particular, prize loyalty above all else.

Excellent essay.

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