Intelligence analysts downplayed Chinese election influence to avoid supporting Trump policies, inspector finds
The important focus of this article is the all out war DNI Ratcliffe had to engage in with his bureaucracy in order to include virtually anything about China--because why would China even think of influencing our elections, I guess, since they're on such close terms with Biden Inc.?
"The analysts appeared reluctant to have their analysis on China brought forward because they tend to disagree with the [Trump] administration’s policies, saying in effect, I don’t want our intelligence used to support those policies,” Zulauf [intel ombudsman] concluded, saying this behavior violated analytic standards requiring independence from political considerations.
In other words, hold back lest we give support to Trump. Even though they know the truth.
A senior intelligence official told the Washington Examiner that “inside the IC, we’re going to have to wrestle with the issues outlined in this report and the revelation that our own internal umpire basically said Ratcliffe was right and some of our career people, even CIA management, were politicizing China intelligence.”
Also, if this is what's happening out in the federal bureaucracy, anyone who thinks Trump will be able to effect significant declassification? Guess again.
Trump sealed his legacy yesterday. The media and uniparty will make sure of that, but more appalling is how none of the threads surrounding an obviously stolen election gained traction in time to challenge the fraud that is Biden. How is it that Trump was so unprepared to counter this? He has to be credited for having the backbone to weather the constant assault, but where is all the 3D chess we heard so much about all this time? It all came down to him pressuring Mike Pence to make a very questionable call, and to heave him under the bus for failing to do so?ReplyDelete
Astonishing to see The Republican Party lose the only hope they had but they deserve no less. A ship with no rudder headed for the shoals.
I do not believe that “Trump sealed his legacy” on Wedesday. A peaceful protest march was infiltrated and corrupted by the same types who did the same to “George” marches in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and elsewhere. The President did not incite what ultimately happened. He told the people they had a right to protest. That is the truth.Delete
The protest march may have been a bad idea in light of what we saw happen before. The bad actors know they can infiltrate and corrupt and build their own narrative. And I imagine they are paid to do so.
I concur Bebe. I was at the rally on Wednesday. It was a typical high spirited rally. But many people believed that Pence would send the electors back which wasn't going to happen because he didn't prepare the public for it. There was anger when the news came but not one that would cause violence. It was Antifa that initiated the break in and unfortunately some several hundred came in. But if you look at many of the videos you can see that many that came in were peaceful in their actions and left after a time. Their emotional anger spent. But a few did go violent including Ashli Babbitt.Delete
There is a book that I highly recommend called "The Riot Makers" published in 1970. It describes how a crowd in a volatile situation can join a riot.
There was a million or so people at this rally. If it had been a true riot we would have stuffed the capitol and the office building. It was a false flag operation.
Now we must re-group and re-organize and prepare for 2022 and 2024. So have your emotional moment and put it away as it wastes psychic energy. Instead gird your loins for battle, set your face to a stone and action with purposeful cold anger.
Spartacus, Ashli Babbitt didn’t “go violent”. I watched a video of her moving around in front of that glass paned, heavily barricaded door to the Speaker’s Lobby. Then she appeared to get someone to boost her up, still on the stair landing side. Someone who was nearby said she was trying to put her cellphone through the opening in the broken glass. There was no way that she was going to crawl through that broken pane. The picture below shows it after she fell. It is a still shot from someone’s video; it does not show Ms. Babbitt. Have a look. The shooter (not shown in this still) was near enough to tell that she was unarmed.Delete
The photo shows nothing but the door with the broken glass and the witness.
I agree Bebe - Spartacus, are you actually serious? Recall that rioters had to be pulled off the WH fence last summer and no one got shot. Ashli Babbitt was a threat to no one, yet she was shot and killed while in the People's House! I guess 'some' people actually aren't welcome there.Delete
they needed a body...a death to blame on the presidentDelete
It is really amazing all that Trump did accomplish in the face of such hostility within the bureaucracy and RINOs.ReplyDelete
I still hope he pardons Snowden and Assange.
People are saying that's no longer possible--which is a shame.Delete
How could that not be possible?Delete
Didn't other Pres. guys wait 'til 19 Jan.?
Who? Why? Bill Clinton gave the infamous pardon to Marc Rich on January 20, 2001. Up until Biden comes out of his basement to take the Oath, why couldn't DJT still issue pardons?Delete
There's a lot of legal work that has to be done which goes through DoJ, I believe. Just like the intel reports, it would get delayed at this point. I'm not saying never, but ...Delete
I'm not disagreeing - it is late in the day...and there is procedure. But possibly the paperwork has been well underway as Trump weighs the politics of it. I hope he does it...at 11:59 am 1/20/21. He can leave a note to Biden in the top drawer of the Resolute Desk: "All done by the book, Sleepy Joe."
I'd like nothing better, but I doubt that Trump will get any cooperation from DoJ at this point.Delete
More evidence it was amazing Trump got anything done while President.ReplyDelete
"our own internal umpire basically said Ratcliffe was right and some of our career people, even CIA management, were politicizing China intelligence.”ReplyDelete
I hear Gitmo is nice this time of year.
I just finished reading this article in the Examiner before trolling back to your blog. And yes, you're always "on the job". Surprised your fingers aren't burning these past few days.ReplyDelete
The rationale in the article suggests "cold war era" intel analysts... far more familiar and knowledgeable with Russia versus those analysts focused on intel from China boggles my mind. Appears the Obama years and probably Bush too were spent sleep walking and cozying up comfy w/the Chinese. Probably goes as far back as entry into the WTO. I'm appalled at how our U.S. Intel agencies for years were far too focused on Russia than China. Our countries ignorance to the growing China threat is further proof of Biden's influence. God help us.
@ AmericanCardigan, don't forget the rollup of whatever spy network we had in China because the CIA, or was it the FBI--one loses track--left the phone off the hook, so to speak. Assets disappeared, like lights going out. They've not been replaced.Delete
AmCard, I am midway through China expert Michael Pillsbury’s book The Hundred-Year Marathon, in which he tells of China’s long range plan to take over world dominance, starting in 1949 and culminating in 2049. Pillsbury admits that as a high level governmental adviser, he was a believer that China could be brought into democracy and capitalism. Be a peaceful member of the world community. He admits that he was wrong. The book is fascinating and chilling. His documentation of how many presidents and other major governmental officials played into China’s hands is thorough and very troubling. How the Chinese must have been appalled to see President Trump come on the scene… Now they’ll have their guy Biden.Delete
The recklessness and corruption of our elites in doing an anti-constitutional hit on Trump to install an unbelievably dumb and corrupt puppet like Biden ...Delete
It's appalling. What else can one say? And this is apparently not a betrayal of any office, to hear Bill Barr speak of it.
It was said and I concur that Bill Barr did the most to elect Biden. During the impeachment farce HE KNEW about Hunter's laptop and said nothing. Probably because it was sitting on a shelf next to Weiner's and Seth Rich's laptops. If he had released a statement that the DOJ had in it's possession information about Hunter's involvement in Burisma the whole justification to impeach would melt away.Delete
Then he slow rolled the Durham report to past the election. He thought he was protecting the institution of the DOJ but in fact he destroyed it even more.
We need to have a wholesale turnover in our political class and the permanent bureaucracy in our governments. The first is by election and the second by downsizing and enforcing the existing HR policies to the Nth degree. You can bend an organization to follow the rules by having setting very strong standards and enforcing them. I worked in GM/Delphi and I have seen the entrenched middle management resist change but in the end was changed by the processed described above.
If there is "a wholesale turnover in our political class and the permanent bureaucracy", it'll be toward outright Communization, after the GOP has been declared as a "domestic terrorist" organization.Delete
See Greenwald on the hyperbole about the events of Tues., at https://greenwald.substack.com/p/violence-in-the-capitol-dangers-in , e.g.:
"It has long been clear that, in the post-Trump era, media outlets looking to keep viewers hooked, and government officials looking to increase their power, will do everything possible, to center and *inflate* the threat posed by right-wing factions."
If done the approved way - yes.ReplyDelete
> There's a lot of legal work that has to be done which goes through DoJ
Clinton showed you can do pardons without going through DOJ. Supposedly that was how he got his Presidential library funded...
Clinton was happy to take Denise Rich’s money for his “library” and Deputy AG Eric Holder greased the pardon through. Here is the story,Delete
Yes. That's where Ray and others are mistaken. Clinton still had to go through DoJ--it's just that Holder was thoroughly corrupt. But that's good enough for America, according to the elites.Delete
and I meant to add all in the name of politics...ReplyDelete
The article with info on pardons..ReplyDelete
Bill Clinton’s Profitable Pardon Business
Trump’s pardons are nothing like this: Bill was giving them out for cash.
by MARK HYMAN
December 24, 2020, 12:03 AM
Nope no dangers at all to a Government not beholden to the will of it's people... None whatsoever!ReplyDelete
Link to my personal feelings... https://i.gifer.com/1gUb.gif
As an old analyst, this site is so interesting and vibrant with the intellect noted, I usually just sit in my "buffalo pit', and look for anomalies in the news. Following the "popcorn" this is not over. X22 report notes visually the word manipulation in the past certification rules, and the ones Pence used. The view is at about the 18:00 minute to 22:00 minute mark. Worth my noting for others higher up the chain to bring into an article. Being a street mil. & civ. ( and old ) I have the feeling more not less is coming. Please all of you, keep well.ReplyDelete
I wish you’d put some initials or something to set you apart from the seeming multitude of “Anonymous” commenters who show up here. When there is nothing to differentiate them, their thoughts cannot be followed.Delete
Happy New Year...
If there is a new, third party to be formed I'd be interested in joining one formed by Leo Terrell, Larry Elder, Vernon Jones, Burgess Owens, Candace Owens, Herschel Walker, Kim Klacik, Jason Whitlock and anyone else they might ask to join them.ReplyDelete
Mitch and Lindsey...and Mitt... can have their old party.