Facts use to be considered truths, but no longer. Investigations complete with forensic evidence, eyewitness statements and even confessions can now be dismissed by a simple, “I don’t believe it.”

It appears that we have reached a point in our history when Jack Nicholson is screaming at America, “You can’t handle the truth!!”

There are allegations that former President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were aware that the FBI/ Justice Department plotted to prevent the Trump presidency and once elected used their intelligence apparatus to destroy his presidency.

General Flynn was merely collateral damage to achieve that goal.
But is there any proof?

We do know that Obama and Biden were aware of the Russian Collusion investigation, but that is not a crime. At what point would it become illegal?

Is today’s justice system even capable of enforcing the federal laws on the books minus pride or prejudice?

The shared defense for everyone from Obama to Comey and all the Strzoks in-between is, “We acted in good faith.” Based on information at the time.

This is the core issue in the entire Russian collusion case. You can be forgiven for dumb, shoddy work, as long as it’s unintentional. Who among the heavy hitters acted criminally? Any inquiry begins with the knowns.

Fact: President Obama, Vice President Biden, FBI Director Comey, Acting AG Sally Yates and NSA Susan Rice met in the Oval Office 15 days prior to Trump’s inauguration.

They discussed possible Russian ties to Donald Trump and his staff. On inauguration day, Rice sent an official memo to herself documenting that Obama stated, “Let’s do everything by the book,” three times.

Why did Rice and Obama feel the need to write a CYA memo if they were already doing everything, “by the book?” Rice recently provided the answer.

Her office released a statement that Obama’s white house counsel, Neill Eggleston, suggested she do so. Why would the President’s attorney require a plausible deniability alibi?

Rice’s memo proves that President Obama and Vice President Biden had knowledge of an espionage investigation targeting the incoming President.

Notes from that meeting indicate that Vice President Biden asked that Flynn be investigated for the Logan Act.

Biden left that meeting and requested the “unmasking” of Flynn by intelligence agencies. He later stated in an interview that he did not recall such a momentous meeting.

It appears that the Obama administration was setting time delayed booby-traps for Trump. Follow the crumbs.

The Flynn unmasking resulted in a transcript of a conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak which led to a perjury trap. Flynn was merely collateral damage to nail Trump.

An aside to consider is that President Obama fired General Flynn as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and personally despised him.

Do these facts prove that Obama or Biden are guilty of any crime or even malfeasance in office? Not quite.

Proof would require that Obama and Biden knew that the FISA warrant and the Flynn investigation were bogus but authorized them regardless. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence which indicates their knowledge.

On January 30, 2016 (10 months prior to the election), Asst. Attorney General (AG) Bruce Ohr met with Christopher Steele who stated that Trump was a Russian agent who shared a bed with pissing Russian hookers.

When Ohr pressed for details, all Steele could offer was, “I hate Trump.”

In August of 2016 (3 months prior to the election), Ohr met with Peter Strzok, McCabe and Lisa Page followed shortly by a meeting with Deputy Asst. AG Bruce Swartz, and AUSA’s Zainab Ahmed and Andrew Weissmann.

Ohr was adamant with both groups that the Steele information came from the Clinton camp and warned that it was heavily biased and relied on unsubstantiated rumors.

We now know for a fact that Steele received the bulk of his information from a suspected Russian spy who was on the FBI’s radar. Steele previously worked as an FBI informant but was fired for being unreliable.

FBI policy stipulates that once an informant is deemed unreliable, they can no longer be used. This didn’t stop the FBI or Justice Department from using Steele’s info for a FISA affidavit.

That is the crime of perjury since the signature on the affidavit had to affirm that their source was reliable.

These corrupt agents reach a new integrity low by using a known unreliable informant who received his information from a known Russian intel officer paid for by a Presidential candidates campaign.

The entire Russian Collusion investigation was based on Russian disinformation to discredit Donald Trump. So much for the Democrats claim that Putin wanted Donald Trump to win.

Putin always desired a Hillary presidency since she was weak, and the Clinton Foundation was a willing receptacle for third party contributions.

To sum this up. Four high level officials in the Justice Department and the most senior staff at the FBI were aware that the probable cause used for a FISA warrant allowing them to listen to private conversations of an incoming President’s team was phony.

By affixing their signature to this document Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Yates, and several unidentified FBI agents technically committed a federal crime punishable for up to five years in Prison. It gets more sleazy.

Two of the Deputy Attorney General’s briefed by Ohr, Zainab Ahmed and Andrew Weissmann, left the Justice Department and joined Robert Mueller for the special counsel investigation, knowing that there was no Russian collusion.

They spent two years harassing everyone in Trump’s orbit with the sole purpose of destroying a duly elected President that they despised.

The FBI also hid exculpatory evidence from Flynn and his lawyers, as Obama’s allies in the Trump administration and Mueller’s deputies continued to pretend that the former general was the Russian linchpin.

FBI documents indicate that interviewing Flynn was a scam… “to get him to lie” and “get him fired.” These notes written by Assistant Director Bill Priestap counterintelligence, document a meeting with Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Does any of this touch Obama or Biden?

Senior Obama officials Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Rice, Samantha Powers, Ben Rhodes all testified under oath that there was no direct evidence that the Trump administration was colluding with Russia. The release of these transcripts came after the special counsel came to the same conclusion.

Comey also directly told Obama that there was no evidence of a Russian connection to Trump’s team. Yet they continued to persecute him.

Circumstantial Evidence: Texts between Strzok and Lisa Page reveal that Obama wanted to be kept updated on the Hillary email case.

In a September 2, 2016 text exchange, Page writes that she was preparing the talking points for Director Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Potus is an acronym for president of the United States.

This indicates that Obama desired to be ‘in the loop’ on FBI investigations. Additional circumstantial evidence is Biden’s continued lack of candor on possible criminal activity.

Candidate Biden has repeatedly stated that he and his son never discussed Hunter Biden’ financial dealings with the Ukrainians and Chinese though there are videos of Hunter deplaning on Air Force 2 in the Ukraine.

In addition, Deputy assistant Secretary of State George Kent, testified before Congress that he reached out to Biden’s office in February 2015 to warn about Hunter Biden’s work with the natural gas company.

Amos Hochstein, an Obama administration’s special envoy, also raised the topic with Biden because of concerns that Russia was “using Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma to sow disinformation.”

Hochstein stated that a meeting with Hunter Biden after that conversation seemed to clarify that the Vice President had discussed the issue with his son.

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell said President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden undermined American democracy when they spied on then President-elect Donald Trump.

Grenell explained, “Former Vice President Biden was reportedly one of the few Obama administration officials who participated in secret meetings during the early stages of the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial operations regarding suspected Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.”

A Washington Post article on June 23, 2017 detailed that the task force eventually discovered the unsubstantiated and ultimately unreliable charges made by the Christopher Steele dossier that Trump campaign officials were colluding with Russia.

Biden knew that the FISA warrant was bogus but kept mum. Why?

The Post documented that this unit worked exclusively for two groups of “customers.” The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government.

The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI who took direction from the task force on where to aim their subsequent efforts to collect more intelligence on Russia.

The number of Obama administration officials permitted access to the Russia intelligence was also highly limited. Those officials were CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and then-FBI Director James Comey.

Their aides were all barred from attending the initial meetings, but the circle of those who attended the secretive meetings on the matter soon widened to include Biden.

Was Attorney General Lynch also complicit in the FISA debacle?

Colin Kahl, who served as Vice President Biden’s national security adviser from Oct. 2014 to January 2017, insisted that he participate in the highly compartmentalized early principals’ meetings. Kahl justified his attendance so Biden could be kept up to speed.

Kahl has drawn media attention for his frequent anti-Trump tweets. In social media remarks that got little attention, Kahl called for “purging or marginalizing the ‘Axis of Ideologues’ in the West Wing” in order to ensure “any hope of a sane foreign policy” during the Trump administration.

Kahl took to Twitter to make those little noticed remarks on March 11, 2017, two months after he departed the White House along with the rest of the Obama administration for the incoming Trump team.

Kahl would make an excellent witness in the Durham probe.

Who knew what and when?

It appears that Biden has more criminal exposure than Obama at this point, but this is a 1,000 piece puzzle and currently only few pieces are connected.

If Donald J. Trump is defeated on November 3rd, it’s guaranteed that the new administration tosses the puzzle board off the 14th Street Bridge.

 

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John Ligato

John Ligato is a retired FBI agent who worked on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He spent 8 years in deep cover and was later a pilot on the FBI’s special operations group. As a Marine in Vietnam, John was the recipient of three Purple Hearts. As an adjunct professor for Campbell University, John taught international security and counter terrorism at MCB Camp LeJeune North Carolina. He is the author of 5 books, the latest is, THE COMEY GANG.

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