Just yesterday the question of "Whatever happened to DNI Ratcliffe's report?" came up in the comments. That's Trump's Executive Order 13848, requires the DNI to submit an assessment of any foreign interference in US elections within 45 days of an election. That deadline has come and gone. Ratcliffe did indicate at one point that he was not getting all the cooperation he needed from some unnamed agencies of the federal government, but there's been no further word, except that the assessment is in process. In light of some recent developments--as explained in Jen Dyer's latest very thorough article--it may be worth wondering whether Ratcliffe's assessment is now being deliberately withheld by the Trump administration for use at the proper time. As we'll see, not only Dyer but George Eliason at Creative Destruction Media offer good reason to believe that Trump is aware of such foreign interference--and that China may be one of the foreign actors involved.
The best way to start may be with Eliason's article, which Dyer cites. It's a long, technical article, but the title will give you at least an idea of what it contains.
Eliason details some of Raffensperger's illegal shenanigans, but for our purposes this brief excerpt tells us what we want to know--the national security angle to the story of the Big Steal is very real:
In short, there is no security on the Dominion system at all. Most importantly, you’ll see how the election is being stolen from the inside.
The stories about the election tallies being sent overseas to Germany, Rome, the UK, Canada, and other exotic places to be processed are true. Inside Dominion’s contract is a use of temporary foreign worker’s clause for the GA general election. This is Dominion’s contract with the State of Georgia.
Dominion hired workers in foreign countries to service the 2020 election. Dominion uses 3 or 4 levels of access keys to operate the Democracy Suite system. Just to be able to work from outside the United States, these foreign nationals working with the ballots need have master tech keys. With the tech keys every part of the system is open and every election file is available and changeable.
Obviously Trump knows all that, too--and undoubtedly lots more.
Now, since the election Dyer has been concentrating on what she calls the "key supporting effort" behind Trump's strategy, which she believes can give a broader picture of what Trump is up to. Importantly, Dyer believes that Trump, through his national security agencies, has been monitoring developments since 2019--in other words, the 2020 election should be viewed as the culmination of an essentially global effort against Trump. Like Dyer, I've pointed out that there appears to be a two track strategy in the Trump camp: the legal strategy, spearheaded by Rudy Giuliani's team, and a less visible national security strategy--which would likely involve coordination with DNI Ratcliffe. Dyer covers that, as well as much more.
Yesterday Dyer did her latest update on that theme. It covers a lot of ground, and I won't attempt to summarize it all. In particular, in my excerpts below I'll be leaving out all reference to some of the most important and suggestive aspects of Dyer's article--the diplomatic and military aspects. Do yourself a favor and read the entire article for the full picture. What I'll try to fairly narrowly focus on is the overall national security framework that Dyer sees behind recent events:
One of the events that Dyer hones in on as having national security bearing may surprise you--it's the Trump Raffensperger phone conversation. Dyer has reviewed the transcript of the call--which was initially withheld by the WaPo. Behind the false media narrative what Dyer sees is Trump making guarded references to the national security angle behind election related events in Georgia. Think back to Eliason's point regarding the foreign workers servicing the Georgia election:
But Trump does say “we found a way” to – apparently – prove what was being done through Dominion machines. He said “we’re not giving Dominion a pass on the record”; i.e., they won’t be formally let off the hook. This could come back to haunt somebody. I think Trump wanted that to be understood.
And he said, in regard to the Dominion angle, “I’m not looking to shake up the whole world.” Trump doesn’t say things like that merely to engage in hyperbolic embellishment. ...
I.e., for purposes of the Georgia election, Trump is telling Raffensberger: I don't need to go nuclear just for this; this can be handled in terms of traditional election fraud. But that's no promise that Trump will not, when the time is right, shake up the whole world.
Taken all together, these words appear most likely to allude to what I have written about before: that the U.S. government has had the means to be electronically tracking, the entire time, much of what went into manipulating the Georgia vote.
Dyer then ties that Georgia angle in to Trump's Executive Order:
We also know that Trump put out his Executive Order 13848 a year earlier, in September 2018. That’s the instrument that justifies using national security intelligence and law enforcement means to monitor and counter threats to U.S. elections.
After hearing Trump’s side of the discussion with Raffensperger, I have even greater confidence that U.S. agencies had everything they needed to track what was being done with the Georgia implementation of Dominion infrastructure. The initial justification for pursuing it as a national security matter could have been based on something like the analysis done for Creative Destruction Media, which asserts with obvious confidence that foreign parties were involved. ...
"Something like." In other words, Trump isn't winging it based on media reports--he has his own very reliable sources within the national security organs:
... It means there was an actionable reality of impending foreign interference, which we the public see in hindsight through the Creative Destruction piece, but which the Trump administration could have seen through the means of national intelligence – at the time it was happening.
Trump talks like someone who is very confident of what he knows. He’s not afraid he might be wrong.
Nor does Trump talk like someone who thinks he'll be leaving the White House any time soon.
Dyer next turns to the sheer scope of what she believes is going on:
This raises the obvious question why the administration would choose to monitor the sequence of events, probably from sometime in 2019, and let it play out in the actions of those involved, rather than stopping it in its tracks somewhere.
My guess: because of the sheer scope of what was being done, and the problem that merely taking down one part of it would leave too much of it intact, hedged about with lawyers and money and the support of foreign governments, and waiting to try again.
No single tool or discipline of government could vanquish the source of this truly existential threat to America. It’s crime but also war, requiring law, political will, and suasion, but also intelligence and foreign policy, to deal with effectively. (If I’m right, I suspect Trump’s national security approach hasn’t been limited to intelligence, or considering defensive military preparations. He has probably been making agreements with select foreign counterparts for forms of mutual support at need, knowing that the blowback from rolling up an all-out, transnational effort to interfere in our election could affect multiple nations. That’s a marker for potential future development; there’s no room or time to go into it here.)
And this would explain why events seem to be developing slowly--read the article for much more on those events, many of which have made barely a ripple in the MSM. Dyer moves on to the Main Enemy:
If I were betting, it would be that Trump foresees a need to be ready to counter China in multiple dimensions, and soon. ...
Preparing for what China is trying to do or going to do is on a continuum with seeking to expose the truth about vote-tampering in the U.S. election. It’s all part of the same problem. If the only way readers can visualize that is to think about the ties between China and the Biden family, then by all means, factor those in. They matter.
But for the Chinese Communists, cultivating the Bidens is just one in a set of supporting efforts in their overall campaign to deflate and paralyze America. Given China’s penchant for hacking and becoming cyber-embedded in infrastructure, we can take it to the bank that the CCP was involved in the vote-tampering in 2020. Analysts without access to national intelligence can only make deductions, if often good ones, about how and where. But if we as a nation were using the intelligence capabilities we have, under the authority Trump very pointedly conferred in 2018, we should actually know.
Trump is obviously not just in caretaker mode with the military maneuvers at the end of his term. ...
And I suspect it’s not unrelated to what’s happening with the 2020 election and the presidential election inside the United States. It’s a virtual certainty that Beijing is invested in the prospect of a Biden administration, and may not just sit still for an alternative ending to our protracted, sometimes surreal and even absurd election drama.
... The virus may well have emerged without malign, specific intent, but the collaborative lying about it, by both China and the World Health Organization, could not possibly have done so.
And, having sketched out China's role--and again, there's much more in the full article--Dyer turns to the even bigger picture, if you can imagine that. She ropes in the Globalist actors that we have also been concerned with, painting a harrowing picture of the forces assembled against Trump, both at home and abroad:
Nor could the violence in American cities have erupted spontaneously, especially in light of the prior indications police departments in New York had, months before George Floyd’s death, that preparations for such violence were being made.
The problems with the U.S. election are part of a larger campaign being waged against our nation. In dealing with the vote-tampering during the election, Trump has to be mindful of everyone who was invested in it. It would be laughably inadequate at this point to imagine that the sole investors were in our Democratic Party. I doubt that the main investor is even China. It’s more likely to be a consortium of the dark-money donors who frequent Davos, Aspen, and other watering-holes, along with fixtures on the international “civil society” circuit who are mostly current or former – very senior – government officials, and now decorate think-tanks and boards of directors.
The same hands can be detected behind the Russiagate hoax, Spygate, and the escalated campaign against America mounted in 2020. My perception of what Trump has in view is that he is not trying to simply right the wrong done by vote-tampering in our 2020 election. He’s going for the center of gravity of a dispersed and hydra-headed opponent: a combination of the “Deep State,” dark-money donors, and China (and a few other foreign governments, or at least foreign Deep States). ...
The 2020 election is effectively one of the battlefields in a larger war that has to be waged as a whole. It has required its own campaign, and we’re starting to see the fruit, I believe, of the key supporting effort: the use of national intelligence means to track and catch the perpetrators and the crimes.
If true, we could be seeing some truly dramatic events in the next couple of weeks--even January 6 may not be the solid deadline the dominant narrative would have us believe it is. Obviously I can't possibly know, but Dyer's narrative is perhaps the most compelling alternative that I'm aware of.