I've spent the last 24 hours or so pondering an article that appeared yesterday:
Attorney General William Barr’s statement exculpating the CIA, rather than disappointing, is in fact hopeful for all who treasure equal justice for both sides of the political fence.
The article is by a former federal prosecutor, John D. O'Connor, who can be presumed to know a thing or two about the Deep State:
John D. O’Connor is a former federal prosecutor and the San Francisco attorney who represented W. Mark Felt during his revelation as Deep Throat in 2005. O’Connor is the author of the book, Postgate: How the Washington Post Betrayed Deep Throat, Covered Up Watergate, and Began Today’s Partisan Advocacy Journalism.
I remain totally unconvinced by O'Connor. Which is to say, I continue to believe that Barr's "exculpation" of the CIA is false and a basic betrayal of the nation. Equal justice will not flow from covering up the CIA's role in the Russia Hoax and everything to do with the last two decades of Deep State rule.
Obviously, O'Connor is correct in his contention that disgraced former FBI Director James Comey played a central role in the Clinton/Obama coverups and the attempted coup against Trump. However, O'Connor's attempt to portray the entire Russia Hoax operation as an FBI operation because most of the main players were assets of the FBI is misguided. Every single one of the people under consideration:
Mary Jacoby and Glenn Simpson
fit the profile of CIA assets. They move in circles that are far too rarefied for the FBI--diplomatic officials, high level executive branch officials, persons with obvious connections to foreign intelligence services rather than counterintelligence services. My operative assumption has always been that, to the extent that some of these people cooperated with the FBI they did it on loan from the CIA. And that means that the CIA knew why the FBI needed their services.
Joseph Mifsud--as O'Connor acknowledges--was an operative for at least two Western Intel services, the Italians and MI6. That he should have also cooperated with the CIA and was thus eligible to be loaned to the FBI for his part in the Russia Hoax is not surprising.
Stefan Halper, it's true, had worked off and on with the FBI in the past, but his real connections were clearly with the CIA. This is clear from his close ties to MI6--the Brit counterpart to the CIA. It's also clear from the way he was paid--money funneled through a DoD front (Office of Net Assessment, ONA) for bogus foreign intelligence 'reports' and analyses. That has CIA fingerprints all over it. BTW, have you been holding your breath waiting for Durham to get to the bottom of the leaks against Michael Flynn that were handled through the head of ONA? My advice: exhale.
Chris Steele, of course, had worked with the FBI since 2010 or so. However, he was ex-MI6--supposedly ex. By his own admission he maintained ties to the former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove. I'm here to tell you that Dearlove maintained ties with the CIA's John Brennan. The fact that Dearlove also had close ties with Halper also establishes the CIA nexus--Dearlove is far too high level in the Globalist Deep State to be hobnobbing with a simple FBI asset.
The involvement of Alexander Downer is, to my mind, a dead giveaway of CIA involvement. Downer is an operative at the highest levels of Australian intelligence. His diplomatic activity is cover. A brief perusal of Downer's Wikipedia entry is sufficient to show how absurd is O'Connor's clumsy attempt to portray Downer as an FBI asset. However, that clumsy attempt:
Alexander Downer’s private employer Hakluyt also housed Stefan Halper, a later acknowledged confidential informant of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane.”
gives the game away.
The ties of Downer and Halper to Hakluyt is proof that their status is much higher than that of assets for the FBI. Their cooperation with the FBI--and Downer's was arms length, mediated through DoS--was necessitated by US law, which prevents the CIA from engaging in counterintelligence investigations within the US.
That 'Hakluyt' link is to references in this blog, but a rereading of Jeff Carlson's work on Hakluyt is well worth your while if you want to get a handle on what Trump is and has been up against. In particular, this piece from two and a half years ago:
Carlson's article is quite lengthy and doesn't delve into John Brennan's connections to Hakluyt, but you can take it for granted. In this substantial excerpt (but read it all--there's lots more!) Carlson is giving you a look at the Deep State:
We’ve been postulating that foreign intelligence – primarily from the UK – was used by CIA Director Brennan to initiate the FBI’s July 2016 Counterintelligence Investigation and push the Russia Narrative.
Hakluyt is British strategic intelligence and advisory firm. It was founded by former MI6 members and retains close ties to UK Intelligence services.
In the small circular world of professional spooks, Hakluyt has ties with ...
- Australian diplomat Alexander Downer.
- Stefan Halper, a former policy advisor to Nixon, Ford and Reagan.
As previously noted, Alexander Downer has long-standing ties to the Clinton Foundation.
Downer personally arranged one of the largest foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation – $25 million from the Australian government.
Less known is that Downer was on the Advisory Board of Hakluyt (the private UK intelligence firm) from 2008-2014.
He reportedly still maintains contact with Hakluyt officials. [No kidding!]
Created by former MI6 British Secret Service agents, Hakluyt is an ultra secretive firm whose client list reads like a who’s who of the business world with corporations retaining their services for strategic intelligence and advice as they look to expand operations.
Australian High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer had been on the advisory board of the London-headquartered firm since 2008 when he was a UN special envoy but was forced to give up the position when he was appointed to head the Australian diplomatic post in London in 2014.
But it can be revealed Mr Downer has still been attending client conferences and gatherings of the group, including a client cocktail soiree at the Orangery at Kensington Palace a few months ago.
The firm’s top officials come from MI6. Several Board Members come from GCHQ – the UK’s NSA.
Hakluyt’s Parent Holdco is Holdingham. Holdingham’s Advisory Board & Directors.
One Board member stands out. Ambassador Louis Susman (bio here). Susman received his Ambassadorship through fundraising abilities & Chicago connections with Obama.
Before rattling the tin for Barack Obama, Susman generated $244m (£156m) as national finance director of John Kerry’s presidential bid and he played a key fund-raising role for previous White House hopefuls including Bill Bradley, Dick Gephart and Edward Kennedy.
Susman is close to Hillary Clinton. He would feature in several Wikileaks emails – here, here, here.
There has been speculation that Mifsud was working with UK Intelligence. Julian Assange put out a Twitter Thread noting the connection between Mifsud and UK Intelligence. More on Mifsud will probably be revealed.
Another odd meeting occurred between Papadopoulos and Dr. Stefan Halper. The Daily Caller reported on the meeting:
Two months before the 2016 election, George Papadopoulos received a strange request for a meeting in London, one of several the young Trump adviser would be offered — and he would accept — during the presidential campaign.
The meeting request, which has not been reported until now, came from Stefan Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.
Halper is a Cambridge Fellow. He was a Senior Policy Advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford & Reagan (bio here).
Halper had previously invited Carter Page to attend a July 2016 symposium held at Cambridge regarding the upcoming election. The speaker list was notable:
- Madeleine Albright (former U.S. Secretary of State)
- Vin Weber (Republican Party strategist and former Congressman)
- Ambassador Peter Ammon (German Ambassador to the UK)
- Sir Richard Dearlove (former head of MI6)
- Bridget Kendall (BBC diplomatic correspondent and the next Master of Peterhouse College)
- Sir Malcolm Rifkind (former Defence and Foreign Secretary)
Page attended the symposium just four days after his July 2016 Moscow trip. Page met with Halper during the London visit. Page’s Moscow trip would figure prominently in the Steele Dossier …
Halper has connections to the UK Intelligence firm Hakluyt through Jonathan Clarke, with whom he has co-authored two books. You can find a June 2004 video of the pair discussing their first book here.
Jonathan Clarke is the U.S. Representative – Director U.S. Operations for Hakluyt. Clarke is a fairly public figure – but it was quite difficult to locate references to his association with Hakluyt.
Given the lengthy association between Halper and Clarke, I expect we will find additional ties between Halper, other members of Hakluyt and members of British Intelligence.
Halper’s association with former MI6 Head Richard Dearlove – via their previous positions at Cambridge Intelligence Seminar – is already known.
Connections with Richard Dearlove – the former MI6 Head – keep turning up. He appears to be the one constant in the overseas connections. As far as I can tell, he knows every single player. [Chris Steele sought Dearlove's advice regarding the Russia Hoax--below.]
Here is a video of the only UK televised interview Dearlove has done. He makes some interesting comments:￼
Trump is President. And that is a large element of unpredictability. Trump is only going to be there, probably, for another three years. We need to think more broadly.
He’s done some unpredictable things, but I don’t think you should necessarily judge the Intelligence relationship in terms of Trump’s tweets.
Regarding the Steele Dossier and Christopher Steele:
I won’t confirm or deny that I knew Christopher. I think there is probably some credibility to the content. I wouldn’t put it any more forcibly than that.
I’ve maintained that John Brennan held a central role in establishing the FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation and pushing the Trump-Russia Narrative. Clapper provided assists.
I’m growing ever more curious as to the true role of Richard Dearlove.
Here is what I’ve added to A Listing of Participants on Hakluyt:
Hakluyt (Parent Holding Company is Holdingham. Pelorus Research provides intel to Investment Managers):
- British strategic intelligence and advisory firm.
- Fitzroy MacLean – Founder (deceased).
- Christopher James – Founder. Managing Director. Formerly in charge of MI6’s business relations.
- Mike Reynolds – Founder. Director. Former station head of MI6 in Germany. Reportedly close friends w/former MI6 Head Richard Dearlove.
- Lord Paul Deighton – Chairman. British Conservative Politician. Former Investment Banker.
- Paul Schreier – Managing Director.
- Keith Craig – Former CEO. Remains on Advisory Board.
- Andy France – Hakluyt Cyber (role unclear). Former Darktrace CEO. Former Deputy Director for Cyber Defense Operations at GCHQ.
- Jonathan Clarke – Director – U.S. Operations.
- Jonathan Selib – Employed by Hakluyt – Made donations to Clinton Campaign.
- Holly Evans – Employed by Hakluyt – Made donations to Clinton Campaign.
- Andrew Exum – Employed by Hakluyt – Made donations to Clinton Campaign.
- Sir Iain Lobben – Advisory Board Member. Former Director, GCHQ.
- Ambassador Louis Susman – Advisory Board Member. Former U.S. Ambassador to UK.
- Alexander Downer – Former Advisory Board Member. Australia’s top diplomat in Britain. Previously UN Envoy to Cyprus. Met with George Papadopoulos in London. Downer was an Advisory Board Member from 2008-2014. He reportedly still maintains contact with Hakluyt officials.
Hakluyt’s Parent Holdco is Holdingham. Holdingham’s Advisory Board & Directors.
Hakluyt/Holdingham is a secretive firm. It is difficult to obtain much information. Hakluyt historically maintained ties w/Kissinger’s firm. Connected to MI6 through long-standing relationships.
Anyone who actually believes Bill Barr's story about the CIA staying on the straight and narrow with regard to the Russia Hoax is, well, delusional. Just as anyone who believes what he said about electoral fraud is delusional. This vast network--and this is only part of it--is what Trump is up against.