Is Obama condoning and directing the hit on Trump?

Is Obama condoning and directing the hit on Trump?

It's now publicly accepted that the CIA, factions in the CIA, whatever, object to Trump and are making life difficult for him.

The interesting question is, is President Obama just a passenger on the runaway Deep State train, thoughtlessly rattling through his hollow valedictories, or is he the conductor? or the engineer?

I was struck by this possibility while reflecting on David Ignatius' revelation on Thursday that intercepts showed that Trump's security adviser, Michael Flynn, had been on the phone with the Russian ambassador several times on the day President Obama announced the expulsion of the Russian diplos.

Hmmm. I thought. With all due respect, David Ignatius doesn't do reporting. He does top-drawer steno. He didn't dig this factoid out. It was fed to him. Specifically, the fact that Flynn's communications were being intercepted - normally, one would expect, the kind of tittle-tattle kept from the public eye under the rubric of "protecting sources and methods" - was being made part of the public discourse.

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Gloves off! Brennan warns Trump against tweeting truth to American people: In response, Trump tweets suggestion that CIA Director is ‘fake news leaker’

Gloves off! Brennan warns Trump against tweeting truth to American people: In response, Trump tweets suggestion that CIA Director is 'fake news leaker'

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to watch what he says and posts on social media, saying spontaneity is not in the interests of national security.

Brennan said "talking and tweeting" is not an option for Trump, who will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S. president on January 20.

"Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests and so, therefore, when he speaks or when he reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound," Brennan said in a January 15 interview with Fox News.

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Merkel warns Trump against protectionism

Merkel warns Trump against protectionism

  ‘There are more advantages … to moving forward together than when everyone resolves their problems for themselves’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday against protectionist tendencies of US President-elect Donald Trump, citing lessons learned in the 2008 global financial crash and stressing the need cooperation and united action. “My profound conviction is that there […]

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‘Brexit was a GREAT thing…you were smart to get OUT’ Trump praises UK and promises trade

‘Brexit was a GREAT thing…you were smart to get OUT’ Trump praises UK and promises trade

DONALD Trump has promised to work quickly with Britain to secure a “quick and proper” trade deal after Brexit, which he predicted would be “great” for the country. The president-elect said: “Brexit is going to end up being a great thing. “We’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good […]

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Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women’s March Momentum

Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women's March Momentum

More than 20 U.S. lawmakers have now said they will not attend Friday’s inauguration ceremony, while Saturday’s Women’s March continues to gain steam.  Fusion is keeping a list of representatives who are skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration—a list that grew overnight after Trump lashed out at Rep. John Lewis in a series of tweets.  “While I do not […]

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Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim Because of Our Stupidity

Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim Because of Our Stupidity

  Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, said that Islam will soon become Europe’s main religion thanks to the huge number of Muslim migrants alongside the increasing secularism of native Europeans. Speaking to Italian Catholic journal La Fede Quotidiana, the archbishop said: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. […]

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China’s veteran generals fading out in massive PLA reshuffle

China’s veteran generals fading out in massive PLA reshuffle

Changes to come ahead of 19th National Congress as President Xi Jinping consolidates his power China’s military is stepping up the pace of a massive reshuffle among its leadership ahead of a Communist Party congress later this year as President Xi Jinping consolidates his power within the armed forces, according to sources familiar with the […]

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Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

At least 37 people have been killed after a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.

Among those killed are four crew members, RIA Novosti news agency reported.



One of the pilots died at the scene of the accident, Kyrgyz Health Ministry spokeswoman Elena Bayalinova said.




The aircraft was operating the flight route TK6491 from Hong Kong to Bishkek, and would have flown on to Istanbul.

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Trump’s Times & Bild interview: US may lift Russian sanctions in exchange for nuclear reduction deal

Trump's Times & Bild interview: US may lift Russian sanctions in exchange for nuclear reduction deal

US President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that the US could lift its sanctions against Russia, called Merkel's migrant policy "a catastrophic mistake" and branded NATO "obsolete" in a new interview for The Times and Bild.

The interview was given in the President-elect's office in Trump Tower, just days before his inauguration.

Trump was quite straightforward in speaking out in favor of some common ground with Moscow.

"They have sanctions on Russia — let's see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially," Trump said to the two media outlets.

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Trump asks his 20M Twitter followers if outgoing CIA boss John Brennan was behind Russian dirty dossier leak

Trump asks his 20M Twitter followers if outgoing CIA boss John Brennan was behind Russian dirty dossier leak

'Was this the leaker of Fake News?' Trump goes for  the jugular and asks his 20M Twitter followers if outgoing CIA boss John Brennan was behind Russian dirty dossier leak - hours after spy chief told him to watch his tongue | 15 Jan 2017 | Donald Trump has lashed out at outgoing CIA chief [and perjurer] John Brennan, and questioned whether he was responsible for leaking the Russian dossier. Brennan had earlier told the president-elect to watch what he says, suggesting he doesn't understand the threats posed by Moscow. But Trump fired back on Twitter on Sunday night. He wrote: 'Was this the leaker of Fake News?' The jab was a reference to a recent intelligence briefing that raised questions about Trump's connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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From London to Langley to Kiev: The foreign plot to oust Trump; Talk about “foreign interference” in American politics!

From London to Langley to Kiev: The foreign plot to oust Trump; Talk about "foreign interference" in American politics!

Oh, the irony! Amid all the accusations of foreign interference in the election, the first solid indication of it showed up with the publication of a slanderous unsourced memo written by a "former" British intelligence agent accusing Donald Trump of various "perversions" and claiming he's vulnerable to blackmail by those evil Russkies. The "ex"-MI6 agent, one Christopher Steele - how's that for a name straight out of a James Bond novel? - works for "Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd.," a high-toned London-based "private" spook agency usually hired by big corporations out to spy on their competitors or those pesky environmentalists.

According to press reports, Steele worked undercover in Russia for several years, cultivating a wide network of contacts who, today, regularly feed him information. It was through these contacts that he concocted a series of memos first reported by CNN and later published by BuzzFeed, the product of rumor, gossip, and innuendo - in short, the stuff "raw" intelligence is made of.

News accounts also report that it was Fusion GPS, a Democratic "research" firm, that got the initial contract, and was paid by the Republican wing of the "Never Trump" movement. After Trump won the Republican nomination, the ball was passed to the Democrats, who (more…)