Elder Patriot – ICYMI 4/19 – Think about this in terms of what we learned today in the hearing …
Oleg Deripaska is a Russian Oligarch who is quite familiar with the workings of the FBI and the “Deep State” of which the FBI is a part.
Deripaska had been banned from entering the United States when George W. Bush had been president. The promise to lift the banishment provided Obama’s FBI with the leverage then-Director Robert Mueller needed to entice Deripaska to cooperate with him.
After former FBI agent and CIA asset Robert Levinson was jailed while working in Iran in 2009, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller recruited Deripaska to organize and fund an extraction mission.
According to his attorney, Deripaska reportedly he spent $25 million of his own money developing and staging a plan to extract Levinson from Iran. Deripaska had a plane waiting on the tarmac to bring Levinson to safety.
The plan never came to fruition because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the mission off at the last possible moment.
Regardless, Deripaska gained insight into how elements of the intelligence community work.
In September of 2016, the FBI approached Deripaska again, just prior to the presidential election.
The FBI agents who approached Deripaska were looking for him to confirm – or to coerce him into confirming – that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Kremlin to steal the election.
Deripaska had a previous business relationship with Paul Manafort (Donald Trump’s campaign manager) that had turned sour and that resulted in a lawsuit.
Mueller believed this made Deripaska a likely candidate to support the phony Russian collusion narrative that the Deep State had spent months developing with which to derail Trump’s candidacy. He wasn’t.
Deripaska’s attorney Adam Waldman told investigative reporter John Solomon how the meet went down:
“Deripaska laughed but realized, despite the joviality, that they were serious. So he told them in his informed opinion the idea they were proposing was false. ‘You are trying to create something out of nothing,’ he told them.”
With Deripaska’s background and relationship with the FBI established, and with what Robert Mueller confirmed about the phone dossier, consider the op-ed that Deripaska wrote more than a year ago, some snippets of which are reprinted below:
In the comedy movie “Wag the Dog,” a fictitious U.S. president is on the cusp of losing an election over a real scandal. So a political spin doctor and Hollywood producer hired by his campaign instead distract the public by manufacturing “the appearance of a war” with Albania.
Elder Patriot’s comment: This is something even the insufferable Chris Wallace asked about while moderating the third Clinton – Trump presidential debate: “General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says you want to impose a no-fly zone, chances are you are going to get into a war, his words, with Syria and Russia.”
Deripaska continued: (emphasis by EP)
The ever-changing “Russia narrative” in American politics is today’s “Wag the Dog” scenario. Technology and the disintegration of evidence-based journalism permit a surprisingly small number of individuals to destroy bilateral or multilateral relations. Their motivation in shifting from an inconvenient reality into their desired reality is power and military-industrial commercial interests.
Elder Patriot’s comment: Consider the massive effort by the mainstream media and Silicon Valley – Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, etc – to silence Trump supporters and Hillary’s critics.
When I attended the Munich Security Conference in February, the extraordinary, coordinated message of a panel of U.S. senators was summarized by moderator Victoria Nuland, former assistant secretary of state under President Barack Obama, as: “Deep State-proud loyalists giv[ing] broad reassurance about continuity.” One of the panelists, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), said: “What the Breitbart crowd would call the ‘Deep State’ is what many of us would call ‘knowledgeable professionals.’” The panel’s uniform message was essentially: Ignore Donald Trump and increase your defense budget to 2 percent, because the generals who are ‘operationalizing policy’ remain in charge.
What has been inelegantly termed the “Deep State” is really this: shadow power exercised by a small number of individuals from media, business, government and the intelligence community, foisting provocative and cynically false manipulations on the public. Out of these manipulations, an agenda of these architects’ own design is born.
Unfortunately, I am personally familiar with this group. Before they moved to their current, bigger ambitions of reversing the U.S. presidential election results, they scurrilously attacked me and others from the shadows for two decades. The various story lines and roles they have created for me don’t survive close scrutiny and are internally inconsistent, yet they simply follow the “Wag the Dog” playbook: We don’t need it to prove to be true. We need it to distract them.
President Theodore Roosevelt once cautioned: “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, is the first task.”
The distractions no longer can mask these “unholy alliances.” The wife of a central architect of the Department of Justice’s “Russia narrative” [Nellie Ohr] secretly worked for the dossier-peddling Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson attempted — according to his own congressional admissions — to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its aftermath, to attack Russia and to “embarrass” me and cause trouble for the company I founded.
As you read Deripaska’s words and couple them with Special Counsel Mueller’s inability to find any (according to President Trump) – not some unprovable associations suggesting – collusion consider that Deripaska warned us we were being manipulated more than a year ago.
Page two of Barr’s summary letter to congress is highlighted to show the exact quote from the Mueller Report, below:
There isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that the so-called alt-right media knew details that the mainstream and social media giants weren’t aware of. The mainstream media made a conscious decision to ignore any and all exculpatory evidence they became aware of.
The social media giants actually went to great lengths to silence reporting that might be damaging to the Deep State narrative.
The most prominent mainstream and social media outlets chose to lie to us in an act of complicity with their Deep State partners in order to undermine the peoples’ duly elected president.
Recall this speech candidate Trump made prior to the election:
Now we know that President Trump withstood the full brunt of everything the Deep state could bring against his – except for assassination. How many men or women could have withstood the attacks against everyone they hold dear?
Now it’s Trump who holds the Sword of Damocles. Now it’s the people’s time to reclaim their government – a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
Deripaska’s entire op-ed can be accessed using this link. Ask yourselves, why didn’t wouldn’t the mainstream media print Deripaska’s op-ed?