Newly released FBI documents show Israel intervened in 2016 election to help Trump

Previously sealed FBI documents indicate close contacts between Israel and the Trump campaign and that the Mueller investigation found evidence of Israeli involvement, but largely redacted it.

May 04th, 2020
By Alison Weir @alisonweir
https://www.mintpressnews.com/fbi-documents-israel-collusion-2016-trump-...

Menifee, CA (IAK) — Newly released FBI documents suggest that Israeli government officials were in contact with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and offered “critical intel.”
In one of the extensively redacted documents, an official who appears to be an Israeli minister warns that Trump was “going to be defeated unless we intervene.” He goes on to tell a Trump campaign official: “The key is in your hands.”
The previously classified documents were released in response to a lawsuit brought by the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times, Politico, and the Washington Post. The unsealed documents suggest that rather than Russia, it was Israel that covertly interfered in the election.
While all these media companies except one seem to have ignored the apparent Israeli connection revealed in the FBI documents, Israeli media have been quick to jump on it.
Israel’s i24 News reports:

Newly released documents from the FBI suggest that Roger Stone, a senior aide in the 2016 Trump campaign, had one or more high-ranking contacts in the Israeli government willing to help the then-Republican Party nominee win the presidential election.”

Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports:

Tantalizing hints” of “alleged clandestine contacts came to light in recent publication of redacted FBI documents.”

The Times of Israel (TOI) the first to report on this, states:

The FBI material, which is heavily redacted, includes one explicit reference to Israel and one to Jerusalem, and a series of references to a minister, a cabinet minister, a minister without portfolio in the cabinet dealing with issues concerning defense and foreign affairs,’ the PM, and the Prime Minister.”

TOI points out: “Benjamin Netanyahu was Israel’s prime minister in 2016,” and reports circumstantial evidence that the “PM” mentioned in the document refers to Netanyahu:

One reference to the unnamed PM in the material reads as follows: ‘On or about June 28, 2016, [NAME REDACTED] messaged STONE, “RETURNING TO DC AFTER URGENT CONSULTATIONS WITH PM IN ROME.MUST MEET WITH YOU WED. EVE AND WITH DJ TRUMP THURSDAY IN NYC.’ Netanyahu made a state visit to Italy at the end of June 2016.”

TOI also notes that “the Israeli government included a minister without portfolio, Tzachi Hanegbi, appointed in May with responsibility for defense and foreign affairs.”
Ha’aretz also names Hanebi as the likely contact, and confirms that he “was in the United States on the dates mentioned, attending, among other things, a roll out of the first Israeli F-35 jet at a Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas.”
The previously classified FBI affidavit says: “On or about August 12, 2016, [name redacted] messaged STONE, “Roger, hello from Jerusalem. Any progress? He is going to be defeated unless we intervene. We have critical intell. The key is in your hands! Back in the US next week.”
Another section of the affidavit states: “On August 20, 2016, CORSI told STONE that they needed to meet with [name redacted] to determine “what if anything Israel plans to do in Oct.” (Corsi refers to Jerome Corsi, a pro-Israel commentator and author known for extremist statements.)
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump who worked on the 2016 campaign, was convicted last year in the Robert Mueller investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Stone has denied wrongdoing, consistently criticizing the accusations against him as politically motivated. Numerous analysts have found the “Russiagate” theory unconvincing, and the American Bar Association reported that Mueller’s investigation “did not find sufficient evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the United States’ 2016 election.”
There have been previous suggestions that it was Israel that had most worked to influence the election.

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The back story that's really significant here is that Mueller redacted evidence of Israeli interference in the U.S. election, and the Russiagate! scandal was a cover for that and other third-country meddling. Most of us here knew that a couple years ago.

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Mint Press has also reported on Israeli intelligence involvement/infiltration into critical US defense networks as well as their strong presence in social media.

I'd be surprised if there was an election in recent decades that they weren't involved in.

If Trump campaign people were actually soliciting Israeli help, that would be newsworthy and probably criminal. But Mueller throwing the book at Stone and Corsi over BS and covering what could actually be serious? That's twisted.

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@Blue Republic and adds this:

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https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1255347751153434624.html
Apr 29th 2020, 5 tweets, 2 min read
Stone arranged for meeting, but said in later email that a “fiasco” ensued after the associate brought a foreign military officer along
Unroll available on Thread Reader (highlighted docs)

https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1255344430443347969

[URL for complete copy of documents released including Court Order and redacted FBI Warrant Application]: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.204569/gov.uscourts...

Excepts highlighted at Rozen post:

On Aug.20, 2016, CORSI told STONE they
needed to meet w/[ ] to determine "what if anything Israel plans to do in Oct”courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
huh courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
(One PM in Rome on June 27 2016 was Netanyahu) mfa.gov.il/MFA/PressRoom/…

Copy of highlighted FBI docs, including this, are linked at: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWvp-fZWkAECFaN.jpg

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@leveymg is reposted below, for those who want to read the document for themselves. NOTE: the US federal Judge granted the gov't motion that the FBI Affidavit and Order and all evidence on the record relevant to a copy of Stone and Corsi's communications with Israelis held by GOOGLE be sealed. Although released by FOIA a few days ago, no U.S. major media have yet published these court papers, while the Israeli media (much of which is hostile to Netanyahu and his ministers involved in this) are all over the story.

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Description: Search & Seizure Warrant
SEARCH AND SEIZURE WARRANT
To: Any authorized law enforcement officer
An application by a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government requests the search
of the following person or property located in the Northern District of California
(identify the person or describe the property to be searched and give its location):
See Attachment A.
I find that the affidavit(s), or any recorded testimony, establish probable cause to search and seize the person or property
described above, and that such search will reveal (identify the person or describe the property to be seized):
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YOU ARE COMMANDED to execute this warrant on or before May 18, 2018 (not to exceed 14 days)
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property was taken.
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as required by law and promptly return this warrant and inventory to Hon. Beryl A. Howell
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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interest exists to justify the requested sealing, and that there is reason to believe that notification
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targets an opportunity to flee from prosecution, destroy or tamper with evidence, and intimidate
witnesses. See 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)(2)-(5).
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warrant, the application and affidavit in support thereof, all attachments thereto and other related
materials, the instant motion to seal, and this Order be SEALED until further order of the Court;
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attorneys for Google for the purpose of receiving legal advice) for a period of one year unless
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@leveymg NOTE: the FBI evidence of high-level collusion of Israeli Cabinet ministers with Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi that was redacted by Mueller is contained below in Section E, Parts 48-61 of the FBI Affidavit. The rest is a recitation of allegations made previously against Wikileaks, Assange and the Russians. Note also, The section detailing email communications that lay out efforts by ranking Israeli politicians to aid Trump are far more specific, despite the many redactions in this FOIA released copy, than the charges cited in the document that allege coordination between Assange with Stone and Corsi.

@leveymg @leveymg request for sealing of the record -- Case 1:19-mc-00029-CRC Document 29-7 Filed 04/28/20 Pages 3 to 35 for those who want to read for themselves:

Judge's signature
Hon. Bery[ A. Howell, Chief U.S. District Judge

Printed name and title

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Glcrk, LL$. District & Bar1kruptcy
Gourts tor tirn District of ColumtHa

IN THE MATTER OF THE SEARCH OF INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOOGLE ACCOUNT

Case: 1:18-sc-01518
Ass!gned To : Howell, BerylA Assign. Date : S/4/20 18
Description: Search & S izure Warrant

AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR A SEARCH WARRANT

I, Andrew Mitchell, having been first duly sworn, hereby depose and state as follows:

1. I make this affidavit in support of an application for a search warrant for

information associated with the following Google Account: (hereafter

the "Target Account 1"), that is stored at premises owned, maintained, controlled or operated by Google, Inc., a social networking company headquartered in Mountain View, California ("Google"). The information to be searched is described in the following paragraphs and in Attachments A and B. This affidavit is made in support of an application for a search warrant under 18 U.S.C. §§ 2703(a), 2703(b)(l)(A) and 2703(c)(l)(A)to require Google to disclose to the government copies of the information (including the content of communications) further described in Attachment A. Upon receipt of the information described. in Attachment A, government"authorized persons will review that information to locate the items described in Attachment B.
2. I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and have been since 2011. As a Special Agent of the FBI, I have received training and experience in investigating criminal and national security matters.
3. The facts in this affidavit come from my personal observations, my training and experience, and information obtained from other agents and witnesses. This affidavit is intended to show merely that there is sufficient probable cause for the requested warrant and does not set fotth all of my knowledge about this matter.
4. Based on my training and experience and the facts as set forth in this affidavit, there is probable cause to believe that the Target Accounts contain communications relevant to violations of 18 U.S.C. § 2 (aiding and abetting), 18 U.S.C. § 3 (accessory after the fact), 18
U.S.C. § 4 (misprision of a felony), 18 U.S.C. § 371 (conspiracy), 18 U.S.C. § 1001 (making a false statement); 18 U.S.C. §1651 (pe1jury); 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (unauthodzed access of a protected computer); 18 U.S.C. § 1343 (wire fraud), 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (attempt and conspiracy to commit wire fraud), , and 52 U.S.C. § 30121 (foreign contribution ban) (the "Subject
Offenses"). 1

5. As set forth below, in May 2016, Jerome CORSI provided contact information for
that there was an "OCTOBER SURPRISE COMING" and that Trump, ''[i]s going to be defeated unless we intervene. We have critical intel." In that same time period, STONE communicated directly via Twitter with WikiLeaks, Julian ASSANGE, and Guccifer 2.0. On July 25, 2016, STONE emailed instructions to Jerome CORSI to "Get to Assange" in person at the Ecuadorian Embassy and "get pending WikiLeaks emails[.]" On August 2, 2016, CORSI emailed STONE back that,"Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I1m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging." On August 20, 2016, CORSI told STONE that they
needed to meet o determine "what if anything Israel plans to do in Oct."

1 Federal law prohibits a foreign national from making, directly or indirectly, an expenditure or independent expenditure in connection with federal elections. 52 U.S.C. § 3012l(a)(l)(C); see also id. § 30101(9) & (17) (defining the terms "expenditure" and "independent expenditure").

(the Target Account) is le Account, which

sed to communicate with STONE and CORSI.

JURISDICTION

6. This Court has jurisdiction to issue the requested warrant because it is "a court of competent jurisdiction" as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 2711. Id. §§ 2703(a), (b)(l)(A), & (c)(l)(A). Specifically, the Court is "a district court of the United State (including a magistrate judge of such a court) ... that has jurisqiction over the offense being investigated." 18 U.S.C. § 2711(3)(A)(i). The offense conduct included activities in Washington, D.C., as detailed below, including in paragraph 8.

PROBABLE CAUSE

A. U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) Assessment of Russian Government­ Backed Hacking Activity during the 2016 Presidential Election

7. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Depa1tment of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement of an intelligence assessment of Russian activities and intentions during the 2016 presidential election. In the report, the USIC assessed the following, with emphasis added:
8. The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e mails frorri US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures 1;re intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow the
Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to
including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures ;re intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow the
Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to

influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's sen ior-most officials could have authodzed these activ ities .
9. On January 6, 2017, the USIC released a declassified version ofan intelligence assessment of Russian activities and intentions during the 2016 presidential election entitled, "Assessing Russian Activities and Intent ions in Recent US Elections." In the report, the USIC assessed the following:
10, [] Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aitned at the US presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate [former] Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinto n, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."
11. The USIC also described, at a high level, some of the techniques that the Russian government employed during its inter f,ere nce. The USIC summarized the efforts as a "Russian messaging strategy that blends cove1i intelligence operations-such as cyber activity-with overt efforts by Russian Government agencies, state-funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users or 'trolls."'
12. With respect to "cyber activityt the USIC assessed that "Russia's intelligence services conducted cyber operations against targets associated with the 2016 US presidential
, election, including targets associated with both major US political parties.'' Further, "[i]n July 2015, Russian inte llig e nce gained access to Democratic National Committee (DNC) networks and maintained that access until at least June 2016." The USIC attributed these cyber activities to the Russian GRU, also known as the Main Intelligence Directorate: "GRU operations resulted in the compromise of the personal e-mail accounts of Democratic Party officials and political figures. By May, the GRU had exfiltrated large volumes of data from the DNC." The GRU is the foreign milttary intelligence agency of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and is Russia's largest foreign intelligence agency.
13. With respect to the release of stolen materials, the USIC assessed "with high confidence that the GRU used the Gucci fer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to
, release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets." l 4. Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be an independent Romanian hacker, made multiple
contradictory statements and false clain:is about his identity throughout the election.

B. • Roger Stone's Public Interactions with Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks.

15. Roger-Stone is a self-employed political strategist/consultant and has been actively involved in U.S. politics since 1975. Stone worked on the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump (the "Campaign") until he was fired in August 2015. Although Stone had no official relationship with the Campaign thereafter, Stone maintained his support for Trump and continued to make media appearances in support of Trump's presidential campaign. On August 7, 2017, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell issued a search warrant for the Twitter account @RogerJStoneJr.
16. On June 14, 2016, news reports indicated that the computer systems of the DNC had been hacked. On June 15, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 publicly claimed responsibility for the DNC hack. Shortly thereafter, Guccifer 2.0 began releasing the hacked documents, including a June, 21, 2016 release of hacked documents.
17. On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks published approximately 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC.

18. On August 5, 2016, Roger Stone published an article on Breitbart.com entitled, "Dear Hillary: DNC Hack Solved, So Now Stop Blaming Russia." Stone wrote: "It doesn't seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0." Stone embedded publicly available Tweets from Guccifer 2.0 in the article and
wrote: "Here's Guccifer 2.0' s website. Have a look and you'll see he explains who he is and why he did the hack of the DNC." Stone also stated: "Guccifer 2.0 made a fateful and wise decision. He went to WikiLeaks with the DNC files and the rest is history. Now the world would see for themselves how the Democrats had rigged the game."
19. On August 8, 2016, Stone addressed the Southwest Broward Republican Organization. During his speech, he was asked about a statement by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Russia Today (RT) several days earlier about an upcoming "October Surprise" aimed at the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Specifically, Stone was asked: "With regard to the
.' October surprise, what would be your forecast on that given what Julian Assange has intimated he's going to do?" Stone responded: "Well, it could be a number of things. I actually have
- communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there's no telling what the October surprise may be." A few days later, Stone clarified that while he was not personally in touch with Assange, he had a close friend who served as an intermediary.
20. On August 12, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 publicly tweeted: "@RogerJStoneJr thanks that u believe in the real #Guccifer2." That same day, Guccifer 2.0 released the personal cellphone numbers and email addresses from the files of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

21. On August 13, 2016, Stone posted a tweet using @RogerJStoneJr calling Guccifer

2.0 a "HERO" after Guccifer 2.0 had been banned from Twitter. The next day, Guccifer 2.0's Twitter account was reinstated.
22. On August 17, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 publicly tweeted, "@RogerJStoneJr paying you back." Guccifer also sent a private message to @RogerJStoneJr stating "i'm pleased to say u r great man. please tell me if I can help u anyhow. it would be a great pleasure to me."
23. On August 18, 2016, Paul Manafort, Stone's longtime friend and associate, resigned as Chairman of the Campaign. Contemporary press reports at the time indicated that Manafort had worked with a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firms to influence U.S. policy toward Ukraine.
24. On August 21, 2016, using @RogerJStoneJR, Stone directed a tweet at John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign manager, stating: "Trust me, it will soon the [sicJ Polesta's time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary." In a C-SPAN interview that same day, Stone reiterated that because of the work of a '"mutual acquaintance' of both his and [Assange], the public [could] expect to see much more from the exiled whistleblower in the form of strategically-dumped Clinton email batches." He added: "Well, first of all, I think Julian Assange is a hero... I think he's taking on the deep state, both Republican and Democrat. I believe that he is in possession of all of those emails that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, the Clinton aides, believe they deleted. That and a lot more. These are like the Watergate tapes."
25. On September 16, 2016 Stone said in a radio interview with Boston Herald Radio that he expected WikiLeaks to "drop a payload of new documents on a weekly basis fairly soon. And that of course will answer the question of exactly what was erased on that email server."

26. On Saturday, October 1, 2016, using @RogerJStoneJr, Stone Tweeted, "Wednesday@ HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks."
27. On Sunday, October 2, 2016, MSNBC Morning Joe producer Jesse Rodriquez tweeted regarding an announcement Julian Assange had scheduled for the next day from the balcony of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. On the day of the Assange announcement - which was part of WikiLeaks' 10-year anniv ersary celebration - Stone told lnfowars that his intermediary described this release as the "mother load." On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Stone used @RogerJStoneJr to tweet: "Payload coming. #Lockthemup."
28. On Friday, October 7, 2016, at approximately 4:03 P.M., the Washington Post published an article containing a recorded conversation from a 2005 Access Hollywood shoot in which Mr. Trump had made a series of lewd remarks.
29. Approximately a half hour later, at 4:32 P.M., WikiLeaks sent a Tweet reading "RELEASE: The Podesta Emails #HillaryClinton #Podesta #imWithHer" and containing a link to approximately 2,050 emails that had been hacked from John Podesta's personal email account.
30. WikiLeaks continued to release John Podesta's hacked ema ils throughout October l 0-21, 2016. On October 12, 2016, John Podesta- referring back to Stone'$ August 21, 2016 C­ SPAN and Twitter references - argued publicly that "[it is] a reasonable assumption to - or at least a reasonable conclusion - that [Stone] had advanced warning [of the release of his emails] and the Trump campaign had advanced warning about what Assange was going to do. 1 think there's at least a reasonable belief that [Assange] may have passed this information on to [Stone]." Commenting to the Miami Herald, Stone responded: "I have never met or spoken with Assange, we have a mutual friend who's traveled to London several times, and everything I know is through that channel of communications. I'm not implying I have any influence with him or that I have advanced knowledge of the specifics of what he is going to do. I do believe he has all of the e-mails that Huma Abed in and Cheryl Mills, the Clinton aides, thought were deleted. l hear that through my emissary."
31. On March 27, 2017, CNN reported that a representative of WikiLeaks, writing from an email address associated with WikiLeaks, denied that there was any backchannel communication during the Campaign between Stone and WikiLeaks. The same article quoted Stone as stating: "Since I never communicated with WikiLeaks, I guess I must be innocent of charges I knew about the hacking of Podesta's email•(speculation and conjecture) and the timing or scope of their subsequent dis closures. So I am clairvoyant or just a good guesser because the limited things I did predict (Oct disclosures) all came true."
C. • Roger Stone's Private Twitter Direct Messages with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

32. On October 13, 2016, while WikiLeaks was in the midst of releasing the hacked Podesta emails, @RogerJStoneJr sent a private direct message to the Twitter account @wikileaks. This account is the official Twitter account of WikiLeaks and has been described as such by numerous news reports. The message read: "Since I was all over national TV, cable and print defending WikiLeaks and assange against the claim that you are Russian agents and debunking the false charges of sexual assault as trumped up bs you may want to rexamine the strategy of attacking me- cordially R."
33. Less than an hour later, @wikileaks responded by direct message: "We appreciate that. However, the false claims of association are being used by the democrats to undermine the impact of our_ publications. Don't go there if you don't want us to correct you."

34. On October 16, 2016, @RogerJStoneJr sent a direct message to@wikileaks: "Ha!

The more you \"correct\" me the more people think you're lying. Your operation leaks like a sieve. You need to figure out who your friends are."
35. On November 9, 2016, one day after the presidential election, @wikileaks sent a direct message to @RogerJStoneJr containing a single word: "Happy?" @wikileaks immediately followed up with another message less than a minute later: "We are now more free to communicate."
36. In addition, @RogerJStoneJr also exchanged direct messages with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. For example, on June 4, 2017, @RogerJStoneJr directly messaged @JulianAssange, an address associated with Julian Assange in _numerous public reports, stating: "Still nonsense. As a journalist it doesn't matter where you get information only that it is accurate and authentic. The New York Times printed the Pentagon Papers which were indisputably stolen from the government and the courts ruled it was legal to do so and refused to issue an order restraining the paper from publishing additional articles. If the US government moves on you I will bring down the entire house of cards. With the trumped-up sexual assault charges dropped I don't know of any crime you need to be pardoned for" best regards. R." That same day, @JulianAssange responded: "Between CIA and DoJ they're doing quite a lot. On the DoJ side that's coming most strongly from those obsessed with taking down Trump trying to
squeeze us into a deal."
37. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, @RogerJStoneJr sent a direct message to
@wikileaks, reading: "I am doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Fed treatment of you and WikiLeaks is an outrage. Must be circumspect in this forum as experience demonstrates it is monitored. Best regards R.

39. On September 11, 2017, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the District of Columbia
issued a search warrant for STO

dress,

On October
17, 2017, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell issued a search warrant for STON dress,

On March 14,2018, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell issued a search warrant for STONE's iCloud account. On April 23, 2018, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell signed an order pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §2703(d) for the Target Accounts. Information recovered pursuant to those search warrants and orders indicated the following:
40. On or about February 2 and February 3, 2016, using Target

Account 1, sent two emails to , an email address associated with

41. On or about February 5, 2016, received two emails on Target

Account l from an account associated with

42. On or about April 6, 2016, CORSI and (on Target Account 1)

exchanged seven emails. On or about April 7, CORSI email n Target Account

1. On or about ApriI 8, 2016, mailed CORSI. On or about April 10,

and CORSI exchanged two emails. On or about April 18, 2016, CORSI sent n email.
43. On or about May 1, 2016, CORSI emailed on Target Account 1)

three times and ent him two responses. On or about May 2, 2017,

(on Target Account 1) emailed CORSI.

44. On or about May 17, 2016, STONE emailed Jerome CORSI, "send me e-

mail address." CORSI wrote back, "Roger[,] (Target

Account 1) also seems to work as

45, at Target Account 1. STONE wrote that he would have to move "our meeting to Wednesday. I am uncomfortable meeting without Jerry." As described further below, it appears that "Jerry" is Jerome CORSI. STONE
and exchanged additional emails about setting up dinner, and emailed back, "RS[,] Confirming dinner Wednesday at 7PM at Club 21, JC included."

46. On or about that same day, May 17, 2016, n Target Account 1,

emailed CORSI.

47. On or about June 3, 2016, CORSI emailed oTarget Account 1.

E. Stone, and Corsi's Text Messages about "October Surprise and tel.''

email account is not read as a character. Therefore, are the same account

and

48. On or about May 17, 2016, messaged STONE, "Hi Roger, I hope

all is well. Our dinner tonight for 7PM is confirmed. I arrive at 4PM. Please suggest a good

restaurant that has privacy. Thank you. See you soon, "STONE responded,

'See e-mail." .

49. On or about May 19, 2016, messaged STONE, "Hi Roger, It Was

Great Seeing You Again Last Night At Dinner. Did You Talk To Trump This Morning? Any

News? Thank You. Best,

- mood good."

." STONE responded, "Contact made - interrupted nd STONE continued to text about arranging a meeting with then-candidate Trump.

50. On or about.June 21, 2016, messaged STONE, "RS: Secret I

Cabinet Minister

in NYC Sat. June 25. Available for DJT meeting.

' According to publicly-availabe information, during this time •was a Minister without

portfolio in the Cabinet dealing with issues concerning defense and foreign affairs.

51. On or about June 25, 2016, essaged Stone, "Roger, Minister left.

Sends greetings from PM.5 When am I meeting DJT? Should I stay or leave Sunday as planned? Hope you are well. "
52. On or about June 26, 2016, STONE messaged 'I am better but

turn out to have been poisoned. Completely out of action for 3 days-apologize to Minister for• me. I would not leave as we hope to schedule the meeting man or tues."
53. On or about June 28, 2016, messaged STONE, "RETURNING TO

DC AFTER URGENT CONSULTATIONS WITH PM IN ROME.MUST MEET WITH YOU WED. EVE AND WITH DJ TRUMP THURSDAY IN NYC.

statements here and below, I believe "PM" refers to t Prime Minister.

54. On or about Jun 29, 2016, STONE responded, "Monday meeting collapsed after DJT cleared his schedule to deal with the money crisis. ram waiting the new schedule. Will try for Thursday."

55. On or about June 30, 2016, STONE messaged now I pm July 6."

"Revised - meeting

56. On or about July 1, 2016, 1rote back, "Thank you my friend . I

will plan to be back in NYC on July 5th for the meeting with DJT on the 6th at 1 pm.THAY YOU ROGER...._" STONE responded, "Sorry this took so long, R."
57. On July 5, 2016, messaged STONE, "Roger, I am here, ready for

the meeting with DJ Trump at 1PM tomorrow. Let's you and I meet at 10.30AM at the St. Regis Lobby. Thank you.

58.

Waiting For You Thank You.

messaged STONE, "At St Regis With Lt General.

STONE wrote back, " I am down
with a nasty cold and too ill to travel- I have aITanged for Jerri to take u in at l rather than lose • the appointment - please connect with Jerri - Let me know how the meeting goes .DJT expecting u. R" Based on STONE's contacts and emails described above, investigators believe that the "Jerri'' referenced in the message refers to Jerome CORSI.
59. wrote back, "Thank U Very Much[.] I Have To Meet Trump Alone

After A Brief Introduction by Jerry Thanks Roger." STONE wrote back, "As long as u get the

meeting - ram very soITy. I a ttend -.have a high fever and no voice."
-z_ot
60. On July 8, 20 messaged STONE, "Hi Roger. Have you rescheduled the meeting with DJT? The PM is putting pressure for a quick decision. Thank you for all your help!

61. On or about July 8, 2016, STONE wrote back, "T not in NYC again before the convention. I have pneumonia and may be hospitalized later today. I can get this back on track post convention when I can attend. Sorry about the fiasco last week, however you can't just bring the General without tell me - R."

62. On or about July 25, 2016, STONE sent an email from his account to Jerome CORSI with the subject line, "Get to Assange." The body of the message read: "Get to Assange [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get pending WikiLeaks emails... they deal with Foundation , allegedly."
63. On or about July 29, 2016, sent a messaged to STONE, "HI

ROGER, I HOPE YOU ARE WELL. HAVE YOU SET UP A NEW MEETING WITH TRUMP? I PLAN TO BE BACK IN THE US NEXT WEEK. PLEASE ADVISE. THANK YOU.
64. On or about July 31, 2016, STONE emailed CORSI with the subject line, "Call

me MON." The body of the email read: '

should see Assange[.]

should find Bernie [S]anders brother who called Bill a Rapist - turn him for Trump[.] or more proof of Bill getting kicked out."

should find

65. On or about August 2, 2016 (approximately.19 days before STONE publicly tweeted about "Podesta's time in the barrel"), CORSI emailed the STONE, "Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I'm back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very
damaging .. ,Time to let more than Podesta to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not

ready to drop HRC. That appears to be the game hackers are now about. Would not hurt to start
!
su•ggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke -- neither he nor she well. 1 expect that much of next dump focus, setting stage for Foundation debacle." Investigators believe that CORSI's
reference to a "friend in embassy [who] plans 2 more dumps" refers to Julian ASSANGE, the founder of WikiLeaks, who resided in Ecuador's London Embassy in 2016.
'66. On or about August 9, 2016, nessaged STONE, "Roger-As per PM

we have one last shot before moving on. Can you deliver? History will not forgive us. TRUMP IN FREE FALL. OCTOBER SURPRISE COMING!
67. On or about August 12, 2016, messaged STONE, "Roger, hello

from Jerusalem. Any progress? He is going to be def ated unless we intervene. We have critical intell. The key is in your hands! Back in the US next week. How is your Pneumonia? Thank you.
STONE replied, "I am well. Matters complicated. Pondering. R." wrote

back, "Thank You." No add[tional messages appear in STONE's iCloud between STONE and ntil October 30, 2016.
68. As described above, on October 7, 2016, WikiLeaks began releasing the emails hacked from John Podesta's account.

69. On October 26, 2016, Account. On or about October 27, 2016, times on the Target Account..

emailed

n the Target

hree

70. On October 30, 2016, messaged ST,ONE: "Roger, you are doing a

great job !!! I am in NY-met with DJT and helping. Victory is in sight. HK says hello. Thanks,

71. On Thursday, November 3,'2016, essaged STONE: "Roger,

European country ready to release secret tapes to DESTROY objective. Can we meet ASAP? 4

star General will join. " STONE responded, "Yes let's talk

thurs.'' wrote back, "Must meet in NYC Thursday AM."

72. On or about November 7, 2016

■..

nessaged STONE,

STONE responded, "Take care of yourself." wrote back, "Tnaks Xou RGer. Blury

Virson." STONE replied, "You can't die until after we elect Donald."

F. Stone's HPSCI Testimony and Subsequent Conversations

73. According to publicly-available reporting, Stone testified before the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) on September 26, 20 I 7. STONE released his prepared remarks to the media. In his remarks, Stone stated that he had learned Assange was in possession of the DNC emails via Twitter, and that he asked a "journalisf' to "independently confirm this report." Stone stated his "intermediary" had "assured me that WikiLeaks would release this information in October and continued to assure me of this throughout the balance of August and all of September." Stone•denied knowledge in advance of Podesta's emails being hacked. Accordingly to publicly-available news reports, Stone subsequently informed HPSCI that his.intermediary was Randy Credico, an American radio host.
74. On or about November 24, 2017, Credico texted Stone, "I told you to watch his Tweets in October not before that I knew nothing about the DNC stuff. I just followed his Tweets." Stone responded, "U never said anything about the DNC but it was August." Credico replied, "It was not August because I didn't interview him or meet him until August 26th."
75. Credico and Stone continued to exchange messages, and on December 1, 2017,

Credico wrote: "I don't know why you had to lie and say you had a back Channel now I had to give all of my forensic evidence to the FBI today what a headache. You could have just told him the truth that you didn't have a back channel they now know that I was not in London until
September of this year. You had no back-channel and you could have just told the truth. You want me to cover you for perjury now."6 Stone responded, "What the fuck is your problem? Neither of us has done anything wrong or illegal. You got the best press of your life and you can get away with asserting for 5th amendment rights if u don't want talk about[.] And if you turned over anything to the FBI you're a fool." Credico replied, "You open yourself up to six counts of perjury. But I'm sure that wasn't sworn testimony so you're probably clear... You should go back in a minute your testimony and tell them the truth ... You need to amend your testimony before I testify on the 15th." Stone wrote, "If you testify you're a fool. Because of tromp [sic] I could never get away with a certain [sic] my Fifth Amendment rights but you can. I guarantee you you are the one who gets-indicted for perjury if you're stupid enough to testify." Stone and Credico continued to correspond, and according to publicly available news reports, on December 13, 2017, Credico asse1ted his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the HPSCI.
76. On January 25, 2018, Credico texted Stone, "You lied to the house Intel committee. But you'll get off because you're friends with Trump so don't worry. I have. all the forensic evidence. •I was not a ba[ck] Channel and I have all those emails from September of 2016 to prove it."
INFORMATION REGARDING GOOGLE

77. Google provides numerous free services to the users with a Google profile. Some of services include, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Wallet, Google+, Google Drive, Google+ Photos, and YouTube. Gmail is a web based email service, Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. Google Talk conversation logs are saved to a "Chats" area in the user's Gmail account. Google+ is a social networking service. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which provides users with cloud 6 Contrary to his statement, Credico had not provided any information to the FBI.

storage, file sharing, and collaborative editing. Google+ Photos (fotmerly knowns as Picasa Web Albums) is an image hosting and sharing web service that allows users with a Google account to store and share images for free. YouTube is a free video sharing website that allows users upload, view and share videos. Google also retains a record of searches conducted by the user, as well as location data for the use of some of the services described above. All of these services may record information uploaded, inputted, or gathered from the user.
CONCLUSION

78. Based on the forgoing, I request that the Court issue the proposed search warrant.

REQUEST FOR SEALING

79. I further request that the Court order that all papers in suppo1t of this application, including the application, affidavit and search warrant, be sealed until futther order of the Court. These documents discuss an ongoing criminal investigation that is neither public nor known to all of the targets of the investigation. Accordingly, there is good cause to seal these documents because their premature disclosure may give targets an opportunity to flee/continue flight from prosecution, destroy or tamper with evidence, change patterns of behavior, notify confederates, or otherwise seriously jeopardize the investigation.

A:. rew T. Mitchell Special Agent
. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this-.t!!.ay of May, 2018.

The i-fonorak l A. Howell Chief United States District Judge

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@Blue Republic

He did talk to them about not responding to the sanctions that Obama put on them for 'their interference with the election' but and this is a huge but. Bibi asked Kushner to tell Flynn to ask Russia not to sanction Israel for what it was doing in the left bank. Many people tried bring that information forward, but it never got any traction.

Instead the FBI tried to entrap Flynn for doing what probably every incoming administration has done. Talk to other countries. Hey if Reagan could get Iran to hold on to the hostages until after the election with no repercussions then I think precedent was set.

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

@snoopydawg Manafort got the treatment because he did the same in the Ukraine. In America, acting as a dissident or even simply to oppose a policy consensus at the NSC -- even if you are the head of the DIA - can get you locked up. That sort of thing is what they used to teach us is characteristic of totalitarian states.

Going forward, nobody in an incoming Administrations will talk to the FBI. The real casualty in all this is the Bureau, which has lost all credibility and pretense as an independent, nonpolitical agency. It's about time the masks came off.

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wendy davis's picture

all but impossible for my crap eyes to read with no spaces, but i wonder how the Durham investigation of the FBI is going?

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@wendy davis pdf docs. The easiest way to find and download them would be to go back through the link posted at Loren Rozen's site, above. FULL URL: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.204569/gov.uscourts...

My apologies for the rough initial document conversion as posted. Wink

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People seem to think it means hacking vote counts and voter rolls.

US law makes it illegal for foreign entities to make contributions of money, material, so forth. Yet, I'm sure it happens all the time. If Russia, or China, or Israel did this, I regard it like buying a drink during Prohibition.

I do see the hypocrisy however. Was Bill Clinton impeached over Johnny Huang? Or for faking individual contributions from nuns who had taken a vow of poverty? No, he was impeached over lying about a private consensual sexual affair.
I spent five years working in DC. Congress is a den of thieves and hypocritical scum.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

@The Voice In the Wilderness espionage and foreign influence peddling that all major states engage in against friend and foe, alike. Israel has for many decades had the most sophisticated, well-funded, organized, and effective interference operation in the U.S. of any foreign state, although U.S. authorities almost always choose to look the other way for political reasons.

The reason why "Russiagate!" assumed such overwhelming symbolic importance, virtually shutting down much of the political process in D.C., is that the evidence of systematic and effective interference in U.S. politics by Israel and other states in the 2016 election was overwhelming. Some sort of scapegoat and distraction has to be found, as the fact of widespread foreign interference in U.S. politics are simply unacceptable for public discussion. Russia was the designated scapegoat and shiny object in '16. Meanwhile, Israel continues to interfere at all levels in the federal government. It is routine. All espionage and foreign influence is ultimately political.

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@leveymg
In particular the USA? Pot calling kettle ebony.
Didn't we tap Angela Merkel's phone? A so-called ally?
Didn't we engineer a coup against Diem? also a putative ally?

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

@The Voice In the Wilderness in our treachery. Besides, who's going to prove us to be otherwise? It all comes down to the power and sustainabily of the myth that America is uniquely virtuous and enitled to sovereignty while we alone are qualified to rule the world in our own interest. Foreign interference in our political process is something that just doesn't happen here, until we want it to.

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will out!

Pfffft ... giggle.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

I’m CERTAIN the Israeli gubmit is innocent - INN O CENT!

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

Better to just ignore it, as usual.

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wendy davis's picture

the amerikan embassy to jerusalem./s and all the dutiful puppets had followed suit.

but let's provide israel with increasingly larger military aid, donald!

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CB's picture

@wendy davis
History tells us that what Israel wants, Israel gets. Especially in an election year.

Israel Expected to Seek Double US Aid, Early Delivery of Funds
Some officials warn now is not the time to ask for more
Jason Ditz Posted on April 28, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic putting the US in potential economic crisis, Israeli officials are keen to get as much military aid out of the Americans, and as quickly, as they can. The requests seek the aid delivery well ahead of schedule, and potentially double the agreed amount.
...

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wendy davis's picture

@CB

i'd forgotten to mention kushner and the US imprimatur for 'the deal of the century' for palestinians in Occupied Israel. balkanized israel with ubiquitous checkpoints, i forget now all of the finer fucked points.

can i rent some space in your RAM? i have a few amerikan dollars buried...somewhere...

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Roy Blakeley's picture

So Stone had no back channel to Assange, but wanted to pretend he did because he wanted to seem to be important. Also, it has been suggested that Seth Rich leaked the DNC files to Wikileaks at the behest of Israeli intelligence. There may well have been a confluence of interests. Israel wanted Trump to win and Rich was pissed that the DNC was cheating.

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snoopydawg's picture

@Roy Blakeley

But Assange wasn’t interested. And I’ve heard that about Seth too, but didn’t know what to think about it. Makes sense. Sorta.

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

snoopydawg's picture

$10 million a day which has gone up this year. Here’s the AIPAC lobbyist telling us why it’s so important that we continue doing it.

Meanwhile hundreds of thousands Americans can’t afford to feed their families and.....the list is long. Guess who has universal health care while we don’t?

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

@snoopydawg

He thinks Israel has "friends" and that we are one.

Whereas, in reality, Israel has only enemies and useful idiots.

Only one guess as to which category the US falls into...

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36. In addition, @RogerJStoneJr also exchanged direct messages with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. For example, on June 4, 2017, @RogerJStoneJr directly messaged @JulianAssange, an address associated with Julian Assange in _numerous public reports, stating: "Still nonsense. As a journalist it doesn't matter where you get information only that it is accurate and authentic. The New York Times printed the Pentagon Papers which were indisputably stolen from the government and the courts ruled it was legal to do so and refused to issue an order restraining the paper from publishing additional articles. If the US government moves on you I will bring down the entire house of cards. With the trumped-up sexual assault charges dropped I don't know of any crime you need to be pardoned for" best regards. R." That same day, @JulianAssange responded: "Between CIA and DoJ they're doing quite a lot. On the DoJ side that's coming most strongly from those obsessed with taking down Trump trying to
squeeze us into a deal."
37. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, @RogerJStoneJr sent a direct message to
@wikileaks, reading: "I am doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Fed treatment of you and WikiLeaks is an outrage. Must be circumspect in this forum as experience demonstrates it is monitored. Best regards R.

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@Blue Republic was a tool in the setup/entrapment operations against Trump and himself. And, Julian didn't want to play a role in either of those games, as his comment below shows:

36. [...] That same day, @JulianAssange responded:

"Between CIA and DoJ they're doing quite a lot. On the DoJ side that's coming most strongly from those obsessed with taking down Trump trying to squeeze us into a deal."

Apparently, Stone was also well aware that the walls had ears, but he assumed that he was immunized by the White House and hinted that he could even extend a cloak of immunity to others, an offer which Assange clearly wasn't buying:

37. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, @RogerJStoneJr sent a direct message to
@wikileaks, reading: "I am doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Fed treatment of you and WikiLeaks is an outrage. Must be circumspect in this forum as experience demonstrates it is monitored. Best regards R.

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lotlizard's picture

when the various coverups unravel, what OTHER buried stories are they going to have to start looking into again?

The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty? The Israeli “art students” spying scandal? The “dancing Israelis” celebrating on top of a New Jersey warehouse on 9/11? Jonathan Pollard? Moles in Western governments secretly bolstering Israel’s nuclear weapons program? …

At best there’ll be a limited hangout (very limited). At worst, more mysterious “wet work” by players the pols and press prefer to leave unnamed.

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@lotlizard documents. In 2002, Naor Gilon, then the Mossad Chief of Station in DC, was recorded by the FBI arranging for false WMD evidence to be salted into Pentagon files. This was to justify a follow-on attack on Iran. The Mossad Chief also coordinated AIPAC employees to receive classified Pentagon Iraq information stolen by a U.S. Air Force Colonel named Larry Franklin.

The Mossad's Iran WMD disinformation operation went largely unreported, even though it was a separate count in the Indictment against Col. Larry Franklin who manned the Iran Desk at the notorious Pentagon Office of Special Plans (OSP) run by Wolfowitz, Feith, Wurmser and a bunch of other neocons who had wormed into the civilian DOD leadership.

Ironically, DOJ declined to prosecute anyone except Franklin under the 1917 Espionage Act in this Israeli run spy cell, even though they were engaged in serious espionage on behalf of a foreign power. To make this even more outrageous, Assange was eventually indicted under the Espionage Act. See, https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2010/12/20/930365/-After-AIPAC-Defendants... see, related, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/us/politics/assange-indictment.html

My Gawd, has this really been dragging out for ten years, while most of the mainstream press continues to ignore it?

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@leveymg

about the 2002 incidents - thanks for the info

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@lotlizard the curious USS Liberty incident. And, imo, it actually represents probably the earliest Israeli attempt (in cahoots with the US masterminds) to affect the a US election. Briefly: this was clearly no accident, as the official US/Israeli story insists, as the ship was clearly marked US and unarmed, and the IDF was and is one of the best trained and competent militaries in the world. They didn't suddenly go Keystone Cops and get stupid.

My (very controversial) take, partly inspired by the recent book Blood in the Water, by Joan Mellen, is that this was all planned by LBJ who was nervous about his re-elect prospects, particularly with his perceived weak support in the Jewish community, a small but important and influential part of the Dem base. The attack was intended to be blamed on the Egyptian gov't, and it is a fact (see the carefully researched Mellen book) that the US military upon getting word of the Liberty attack had launched nuke-armed planes from a carrier based in the Mediterranean, intending to bomb Cairo in retaliation.

The planes were called back only a few minutes from their target and only bc the military officers in charge got the word that the Liberty stubbornly refused to be fully destroyed and sunk (which was the original plan -- leaving witnesses behind was not in the original planning and not an acceptable option). Egypt's main city would be significantly destroyed and Nassar driven from office, creating a groundswell of support from American Jewish voters, making Johnson's re-elect much more likely as VN would be nudged aside in the voters' minds, and enabling Israel to have the opportunity to put in place a friendlier Egyptian gov't.

In sum, I seriously doubt the Israelis would have acted had they not been basically instructed to by the US gov't, and such a major, horrendous event, which was intended to end with the death of roughly 200 US personnel on the ship, would not have been ordered by Johnson had there not been a mighty important goal to achieve, namely 4 more yrs for him in the WH. I do not think this was all just about helping Israel get rid of a distrusted regional foe. But that is my take on the whole scandalous incident, which still is being covered up by TPTB in the Navy and Pentagon and by Johnson aides. Surviving Liberty crew were immediately ordered never to talk about the incident to anyone, or else ...

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Not Henry Kissinger's picture

That in itself is big news.

Wonder why.

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The current working assumption appears to be that our Shroedinger's Cat system is still alive. But what if we all suspect it's not, and the real problem is we just can't bring ourselves to open the box?

@Not Henry Kissinger Power is grabbed and maintained by those most willing to do outrageous things to hold it. In America and Israel, that's an overlapping elite.

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dervish's picture

@Not Henry Kissinger Just Bibi and his faction, who happened to control the levers of power in 2016. Hillary would have been fine too, on many levels, but Trump provided a unique and irresistable opportunity for corruption and plunder.

A chazer bleibt a chazer.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

@dervish politically singular, cohesive state with intelligence and internal security agencies that operate strictly according to lawful process and accountability. Both governments are split and fragmented into conspiratorial cells willing and quite able to evade legal niceties in order to achieve the goal of power for themselves and political annihilation of their domestic opponents. If Russiagate! made anything clear, it is that neither the CIA nor the FBI serves a constitutional role in the United States. Both agencies are fragmented into various covert factions serving self-assigned political agendas and those of ruling oligarchs.

Recent history shows that Israeli intelligence and security have similarly become corrupt political creatures. They shelter fanatical splinter cells known to assassinate high elected officials who pursue policies viewed as treasonous. Neither state operates as a "democracy" except in the most superficial, formal sense. In this way, Trump's America and Netanyahu's Israel are doppelgangers of each other.

Still, given that Netanyahu has led Likud as Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the position from 1996 to 1999, and it was the 1995 assassination of Labour PM Yitzak Rabin -- the plot foretold to Bibi by the chief of internal security, Carmi Gillon, who then alerted Netanyahu of a plot on Rabin's life and asked him to moderate the party's anti Oslo Accord protests' rhetoric -- which Netanyahu declined to do, that paved the way to Bibi's becoming Prime Minister. Yes, given its long political dominance, one can say that the Likud is the contemporary Israeli government, and Bibi took power by violence. Such a state is not a functioning democracy.

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