Author and investigative reporter Lee Smith has a new article at The Epoch Times, in which he analyzes the never ending Russia Hoax as the "operational model" for the Left's continuing assault on our constitutional order. The article is behind a subscription (but non-pay) wall here:
Smith begins by noting the disastrous consequences of the Barr/Durham failure to hold the Deep State to account for the Russia Hoax. Of course, we now know that that failure of responsibility ran even deeper, to include the failure to address Leftist street violence and the assault on our electoral system:
Because former Attorney General William Barr failed to hold anyone accountable for the Democratic Party and FBI’s dirty tricks campaign against Donald Trump, Russiagate lives on. Indeed, recent news reports show that it’s become the operational model that the party and its partners in the spy services and media will continue to use against their adversaries.
The consequences are certain to be catastrophic, for setting intelligence operatives loose on one half of America cannot help but further fracture the country’s domestic peace.
From that beginning Smith moves on to the Zhou regime's alarming plans to use private contractors to conduct domestic spying on US citizens and the continuing efforts to frame Trump associates like Rudy Giuliani and Ron Johnson. Smith connects the subcontracted domestic spying to the origins of the Russia Hoax, in which the Hillary campaign paid Fusion GPS to come up with the Russia Hoax narrative and then seed that narrative not only to the MSM but also to the US Intelligence Community. Alarmingly, that is now the plan, the "operational model", for what the Zhou regime is seeking to do to counter all domestic dissent--now reclassified, as Smith notes--as domestic "terrorists":
On May 3, reports surfaced that the Biden administration may use private firms to collect intelligence on its critics, recategorized by the White House as “domestic terrorists.” What makes them dangerous, according to Biden surrogates, is that they—like many of the participants in the Jan. 6 events who have been held for five months in Washington jails without bail—believe the 2020 election was compromised.
The aim isn't so much to fool the American public into accepting the legitimacy of the Election 2020 hoax--polling shows that's a lost cause, with 30% of Dems even accepting that fraud influenced the outcome of the election. Rather, the aim is to hamstring all opposition, to tie it up in the black hole of our justice and federal enforcement system. But, in addition to targeting dissent with the justice and enforcement systems alone, the scheme is to offer a shield for those activities--to "launder" them, in Smith's term--by claiming that those official activities are responses to "narratives" identified by the private contractors:
Do aides for President Joe Biden believe that using outside contractors to circumvent laws against spying on Americans will shore up the president’s legitimacy? No, the aim is to prevent the America First movement from mobilizing. To kill it before it grows. According to reports, the private firms licensed by the government will “gather large amounts of information that could help [U.S. intelligence] identify key narratives as they emerge.”
The basic premise of this Biden initiative should sound familiar—it’s Russiagate’s first plot point. In 2016, the Hillary Clinton campaign paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS and former UK intelligence officer Christopher Steele to gather information on her Republican rival, which was then relayed to the FBI. That’s the standard account, anyway.
In reality, U.S. spy services used Fusion GPS and Steele to launder their illegal spying on Americans.
In other words, what we're seeing is the Russia Hoax writ large, on steroids.