The U.S. Power Problem
Source : The Technocratic Tyranny
By Vicky Davis • February 05, 2018
The recent release of the memo summarizing the abuse of power within the Justice Department to depose President Donald J. Trump represents an attempt at a coup d’etat on the American government. You’d never know it by the mainstream media coverage. Television news isn’t news, it’s entertainment provided by vacuous men and women who discuss issues with all the depth of a hen party discussing neighbourhood gossip.
The issues are layered and complex and the stakes are high – the future of the country and the direction it takes. This is the fork in the road.
The United States has a power problem. It’s no longer clear where the boundaries of power are and it’s not clear who holds the levers of power. It’s not even clear from where the sources of power derive due to the number of international agreements the U.S. Senate has approved.
The Immediate Issue
Carter Page, was appointed to be a foreign policy adviser to the Trump Campaign. On paper, Page has an impressive academic background but in the business world, his credentials are less than sterling. He marketed himself as an Energy Consultant even though his academic background was in National Security. Noteworthy is the fact that his father was a manager and executive with the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company in Poughkeepsie, NY. Page worked for Merrill Lynch beginning in 2000 in their London and Moscow offices. He claims to have worked on transactions for Gazprom. He didn’t make much of a splash at Merrill. He left in 2008.
The allegations of the U.S. Department of Justice are that Carter Page had connections to a Russian spy ring and by extension, they’ve been trying to tie that anchor around Donald Trump’s neck to sink his presidency. Honestly, this story is so dumb it’s an embarrassment to see it reported as if it were real news.
The co-conspirators in the alleged spy ring are:
Evgeny Burykakov, 39 allegedly posed as an employee in the New York office of a Russian Bank
Igor Sporyshev, 40 was a trade representative for the Russian Government in New York
Victor Podobnyy, 27 was serving as an attache to Russia’s mission at the United Nations
In January of 2015 when the FBI announced that a spy ring was broken up, CNN published an article with a video that included FBI surveillance footage of the Russian co-conspirators. The video shows the conspirators on park benches and in dark hallways passing papers by stealth from one to the other.
The footage is right out of a 1960’s spy movie – and not even a good one at that. Towards the bottom of the article, there is one juicy tidbit that is the giveaway to the story:
FBI undercover source
A source working for the FBI met with Buryakov in the summer of 2014, posing as a representative of a wealthy person wanting to invest in the casino business in Russia.
An April 5, 2017 Reuters article reported:
Buryakov was arrested in January 2015 and charged with two others. U.S. prosecutors said they had worked with the Russian intelligence service and conspired to gather economic intelligence on behalf of Russia, including information about U.S. sanctions against Russia, and to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources.
Buryakov, who worked at Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, was sentenced in May by a U.S. district judge in Manhattan to 2-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to having conspired to act improperly as an agent for the Russian government.
The point being that Buryakov did in fact work for a bank and he was approached by somebody (who was working for the FBI) who said that a wealthy businessman might be interested in investing in a casino in Russia.
What banker wouldn’t be interested in a deal like that? And can we guess the name the FBI’s informant might have used? Does Taj Mahal ring any bells? Donald Trump perhaps?
An article in May of 2016 following the sentencing of Evgeny Buryakov, the Guardian reported:
In a pre-sentence submission to the judge, defense lawyers said it was significant that there were no allegations that Buryakov possessed or passed along any secrets that were not publicly available.
They added that there were no allegations that he tried to recruit agents or others to act against the US.
Buryakov had worked for VEB, a Russian government-owned bank since 2002. He came to the US in 2010 and continued to work for VEB, where he earned $204,000 annually. Married for 17 years, he has two children, ages seven and 10, and his parents live in Russia.
On a website called fbistudies, there is an article about Evgeny Buryakov that implies that Buryakov was an illegal – an illegal alien to be specific. (Not all illegals are Mexican). The Guardian article above also mentions a previous Russian spy ring that was referred to as “The Illegals”.
It’s not too difficult to figure out what happened here. Buryakov was living illegally in the U.S. working for a Russian bank when he was approached by an FBI informant who had a story line that would be of interest to a banker. They got him to do some reenactment scenes that they filmed – and when the time was right, they sprang the trap and arrested him. He pleaded guilty to a nonsense charge and ICE deported him after he spent 2 1/2 years in jail.
That was the setup for the spy allegation. Next we see how this connects to Carter Page. In an April 2017 article by ABC News, it was reported:
Undercover FBI agents lured Buryakov and his SVR associates, Igor Sporyshev and Podobnyy, into a trap by masquerading as well-placed business sources ripe for recruitment while using physical and electronic surveillance to gather enough information to build their case.
Buzzfeed was the news outlet that first published the Trump Dossier when no other news outlet would touch it and they were the ones who reported the dubious connections between Carter Page and the three-ring “spy” group that included Evgeny Buryakov. In another Buzzfeed article, they wrote:
NEW YORK — A former campaign adviser for Donald Trump met with and passed documents to a Russian intelligence operative in New York City in 2013.
The adviser, Carter Page, met with a Russian intelligence operative named Victor Podobnyy, who was later charged by the US government alongside two others for acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government. The charges, filed in January 2015, came after federal investigators busted a Russian spy ring that was seeking information on US sanctions as well as efforts to develop alternative energy. Page is an energy consultant.
A court filing by the US government contains a transcript of a recorded conversation in which Podobnyy speaks with one of the other men busted in the spy ring, Igor Sporyshev, about trying to recruit someone identified as “Male-1.” BuzzFeed News has confirmed that “Male-1” is Page.
That all sounds very dramatic but as you continue reading, you find out that Carter Page met Victor Podobnyy at an Energy Conference in 2013. Over a six month period, Page met with him and emailed him some information on the energy business in the U.S. – all publicly available information. Nothing secret. Not a big deal.
Please go to The Technocratic Tyranny to read the entire article.
February 5, 2018
NEW BREAKTHROUGH ON THE MEMO!
The FBI spied on all members of the Trump campaign, before the election, during the election, and after the inauguration.
An excellent find by Sharl Atkisson (see the rest here)
The recent findings prove the FBI led spying operations against EVERY member of the Trump campaign, to the benefit of Hillary. We all knew this intrinsically, but what probably won’t be said is that the spying no doubt went against everyone in alt media also. We all know they are doing that crap. At any rate:
The biggest of all BIGGER story aspects to the HPSCI Memo, in all coverage, has been overlooked by all Main Stream Media. The Department of Justice FBI FISA request was for “Title I” surveillance authority. This is not some innocuous request for metadata exploration – the FBI said American citizen Carter Page was a “foreign agent of a hostile foreign government”; the FBI was calling Carter Page a spy.
To present a methaphor, under Title I FISA authority, Carter Page was essentially ‘patient zero’ in an Ebola pandemic. Labeling him as a foreign agent allowed the FBI to look at every single person he came in contact with; and every single aspect of their lives and their activities in growing and concentric circles; without limits to current time or historic review.
It appears the entire reason to label Mr. Page as a Title One “foreign agent” was so the DOJ National Security Division and FBI Counterintelligence Division, could use Mr. Page’s short contact with the Trump campaign as an excuse to monitor everyone else within the campaign before, during and after the election.