“Let’s be clear: the Deep State is not six people in hoods muttering incantations. It’s a shifting landscape of those at the top of the heap — not a monolith but a bloody battlefield, with factions breaking both bread and heads. It includes financiers, industrialists, media titans, generals, spymasters, strategists, and experts in the black arts of mass influence. It even includes a super-verboten topic: how the “overworld” (the legit) do business, albeit usually at arm’s length, with the underworld.” from Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker “Who, What, Why?”
For a few of our followers, some of that which you will read and hear … here … will offend. We offer absolutely no apology for bringing to light and mind alternate perspectives. Regardless of political preferences, the challenge is to keep friends close and enemies closer … the clearest understanding of and familiarity with both sides of any equation is essential to getting at the truth. And … as has been our experience working in the Criminal Justice System … there are many important and vital truths to be found by analyzing propaganda from all sides. That’s why Lady Justice is blindfolded and holding balance scales. It all begins as a heap of road kill that we must winnow and sift to finally get at the truth. See “As for the Black Arts.”
Long Time Capitol Hill Insider Exposes the Kind of Government We Really Have! Now, Mike Lofgren — a long time Capitol Hill insider, Senate and House Budget Committee staffer — shares 28 years of up close and personal insight which has led him to similar conclusions.
Lofgren thinks he has found the unifying theory. From his Washington perch,he has observed deep and intricate connections between Wall Street, the military, defense contractors, political operatives, the treasury, elected leaders, and unnamed others. And he has perceived the presence of a shadow government.
This complex web was made even stronger by 9/11 and the 2008 financial meltdown. And it leaves out ordinary citizens — the patsies — as more and more money is sucked out of the system and denied to those looking for even the most basic government infrastructure and services.
Lofgren is out with a new book and, in this week’s podcast, he’s interviewed by WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman. He talks the nitty gritty of the Deep State, showing once again that WhoWhatWhy is your Deep State Headquarters.
The book is called The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, and it is published by Viking.
Go here for Lofgren’s 25 minute interview recording https://goo.gl/489a5d
Deep State Sampler:
Russ Baker on the Media’s Deep State Conversion Moment
Deep State analysis is at the core of what we do at WhoWhatWhy. With that genre apparently no longer simply dismissed as “conspiracy theory,” the corporate media seem to be playing catch up to a game that is already well into overtime. 2/21/2017
A Unified Theory of Corruption — the Deep State
Do you drive your friends nuts talking about the deeper influences beneath the surface of a corrupt society? Have you been accused of being paranoid or a conspiracy theorist because of these views? Now, a former longtime congressional staffer says you are not mistaken. Podcast, 1/8/2016
Peter Dale Scott Explains the Secret Cheney Operation on 9/11
The true significance of what happened on 9/11 goes far beyond what meets the eye. Peter Dale Scott focuses on a secret “Continuity of Government” plan that had been decades in the making. Consequently, he argues, there has been a permanent change to the United States that permeates the lives of all Americans, resulting in the suspension of Constitutional rights and the transformation of America in ways that we are still living with today. Podcast, 9/12/2015
How a Deep State Plot Sank Jimmy Carter
A compelling look at the facts lurking behind the official histories of events to uncover the real dynamics in play. How manipulations by Big Oil and a shadowy alliance of national intelligence agencies called the Safari Club helped Ronald Reagan defeat President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. Peter Dale Scott, 11/2/2014
A Deep State: The Gun the US Doesn’t Have
The Plame affair reminded us spies are real. And the Trump investigation is reminding us that spying might be necessary … but a sophisticated intelligence apparatus is not necessarily a Deep State. Toni Johnson, 6/11/2018
Trump vs. ‘Deep State?’ That’s How the Light Gets In
From Watergate to Iraq War propaganda, conflicts between the Deep State and the Executive branch have proven helpful to the public. They provided a glimpse into the White House and the nation’s intelligence apparatus, leading to important reforms. So perhaps an open conflict between the Trump administration and the Deep State isn’t such a bad thing. Peter Dale Scott, 3/6/2017
Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional). Peter Dale Scott, 2/6/2017
Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 2
The world’s richest are now more likely to be internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the Deep State, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same. Peter Dale Scott, February 7, 2017
Is Anybody Running the Deep State?
Barrett Brown and Barry Eisler examine whether the Deep State even exists today, or is there simply no leadership smart enough to keep it going. Podcast, 8/28/2017
Carl Bernstein on the Deep State and Surveillance
Famed investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward, recently spoke at the SXSW conference. WhoWhatWhy was there to ask him some questions. Jimmy Falls, 3/16/2017
EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations
Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).
Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy attorney general Comey appointed a special counsel to investigate the Valerie Plame leak even though it was already well known that former Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman was the leaker of Plame’s identity, not Libby, according to sources and documented evidence. Then-attorney general John Ashcroft recused himself in the Libby case so that Comey could take over the Plame-Gate investigation.
Walton was involved in the following operations:
- Walton was the judge who helped to silence Robert Mueller whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, an FBI translator who sought to expose Mueller’s illegal wiretapping programs. Edmonds contested her firing from the FBI, but Walton dismissed her contest in 2004, prompting an appeal in which Edmonds was represented by the ACLU.Edmonds wanted to testify at the Scooter Libby trial, meeting with Libby’s lawyers late at night at the Willard hotel, but Libby never ended up calling her to testify.
- Reggie Walton was the judge in Scooter Libby’s trial, in which Libby was found guilty. Walton sentenced Libby in 2007 to 30 months in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine.
That’s quite the resume for a man whose private conversations were monitored by Brennan and Clapper, according to evidence that forms the basis of a whistleblower case in Washington, D.C.
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As I reported: Tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow — preserved on a Whistleblower Soundcloud page — show real estate billionaire Timothy Blixseth explaining Brennan and Clapper’s surveillance program to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and detective Mike Zullo. The existence of this surveillance program has been corroborated by Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” release and by the public comments of former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery, who says he worked on the program for Brennan and Clapper.
Montgomery has gone public with his claims exposing how the program was used to spy on President Donald Trump when he was a private citizen. Montgomery has gained immunity and desperately wants House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes or other lawmakers to call him to testify about what he knows.
On the explosive tapes, Blixseth walks Arpaio and Zullo through the details of the program on a computer screen. At one point, the three begin pulling up specific names of targeted individuals.
“You know who that guy is? That’s the head of the FISA court they hacked into, Reggie Walton,” Blixseth tells the investigators.
“John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, was hacked,” Blixseth tells Arpaio and Zullo.
LISTEN TO THE TAPE HERE (18:00 Minute Mark)
Insiders have always been skeptical of Roberts’ motives for siding with President Obama on the 2012 Obamacare case. While there’s still no available evidence that Roberts was blackmailed, the allegation that he was “hacked” by Obama officials provides some more context into the justice’s controversial career.
As Big League Politics reported, former FBI director James Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated this wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president.
The full scope of the treachery in these cases is breathtaking, and requires an investigate team effort to expose all of it.
Marty Watters and Lee Cary reported for Big League Politics in their piece “How Mueller Has Been Silencing Whistleblowers To Set Up Fake Special Counsels For Years”:
During his twelve-year reign as FBI Director, Robert Mueller not only protected his criminal friends by silencing those who could expose their bad acts, he projected his friends’ crimes onto others in order to fraudulently appoint a Special Counsel. And the FISA court judge Reggie Walton — who was hacked by Obama officials John Brennan and James Clapper, according to whistleblower evidence — has been involved in more than one of these plots.
There is no better Deep State tool for punishing your enemies than a fraudulent Special Counsel (who is not accountable to anyone) with an unlimited budget and no deadline. Mueller is responsible for two such Special Counsel appointments.
First, there is Uranium One – the only genuine Russian Collusion case.
Whistleblower William Douglas Campbell, an American businessman, infiltrated Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, where he posed as a consultant while working undercover for the FBI to gather and document criminal activity in the Russian plot to control twenty percent of the known U.S. uranium reserve.
From 2005-2013, and at great personal risk, Campbell documented bribery and money laundering that should have prevented the deal, now known as Uranium One, from being approved by senior officials in the Obama Administration. But it didn’t.
With the help of Mueller, President Obama, and Secretary of State Clinton, the deal was completed in 2013. Throughout the course of this transaction, the Clinton Foundation received a $31,000,000 donation and a pledge for another $100 million from Frank Giustra, a Clinton friend and a principal in the Uranium One deal who personally benefited from the sale.
William Campbell has a story to tell, but, to date, only a closed-door Congressional committee has heard it. Why? Because then FBI Director Mueller forbid Campbell from going public with his story. And Attorney General Lynch backed Mueller’s play by threatening Campbell’s liberty if he did go public. In other words, Mueller was successful in gagging the whistleblower.
And that might have ended the story, except when Hillary’s private server was discovered it presented Clinton, Obama and Mueller with a problem.
The problem was fixed when Mueller’s FBI Director job went to his protege James Comey – a man who is, like Mueller, heralded by the Deep State media as an intrepid, incorruptible crime fighter.
Comey solved the problem by declaring himself judge and jury in exonerating Clinton of any criminal guilt. Then, he ensured that his mentor, Mueller, was appointed Special Counsel to investigate Trump and his friends for what we now know are made-up crimes.
So, Campbell was gagged, and the nation’s attention was diverted from Uranium One to the trumped-up Russian Collusion narrative. That attention remains diverted to this day, while another U.S. Attorney, originally appointed by President Obama, is allegedly investigating Uranium One. But is he?
John Huber, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah kept his job after Trump was elected. Then, in March 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had tasked Huber – according to The Hill that happened “apparently back in the Fall” of 2017 – to investigate Uranium One.
The Hill described Huber as “a no-nonsense prosecutor.” Upon hearing of Huber’s appointment, a retired FBI Agent in Utah told us that “Huber is a fixer,” suggesting that nothing would happen with him in charge of the investigation. So far, that prediction is accurate. Huber has yet to even interview Campbell. In depth investigation, not.
Meanwhile, the gagging of Campbell illustrates how the Gag’em Chapter in the Deep State Playbook works. But it wasn’t the first time Mueller used it.
In Plamegate a woman named Sibel Edmonds was gagged so effectively that the media took virtually no interest in her.
In 2001-2002, Edmonds was an FBI contract translator with language capabilities in Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Persian. Her job was to translate FBI surveillance and wiretaps, including illegal recordings of U.S citizens, members of Congress and senior government officials. What she heard made her want to expose the illegal wiretaps.
Exposure is what the Deep State fears most. So, Mueller had Edmonds gagged. Not once but twice under the State Secrets Protection Act.
The second time was to conceal that Attorney General John Ashcroftand other high-ranking government officials knew that Mueller’s Plamegate “investigation” was a hoax.
The judge selected by the Deep State to enforce the gagging of Edmonds was Reggie Walton. He also sat on the bench in the Scooter Libby trial. (RELATED: Brennan and Clapper Hacked FISA Court Judge Reggie Walton; Comey Covered It Up).
One of the “secrets” that Mueller did not want Edmonds to expose was that the FBI has a 2001 recording of Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman outing Plame’s identity as a CIA employee to a Turkish diplomat. This was long before Richard Armitage claimed he “accidently” outed Plame to Robert Novak.
Silencing Edmonds enabled Mueller to position his protégé, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, to eventually appoint their mutual, close friend, U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, as the Special Counsel tasked to discover who leaked Plame’s identity as a CIA employee. Everyone with a need to know already knew the original leaker was Grossman. But the public didn’t need to know, and so the spin-up to the lengthy Plamegate puppet show began.
Unfortunately for Mueller, in August 2009 Edmonds testified under oath in a deposition in Schmidt v. Krikorian. She said she listened to an audio recording wherein Grossman revealed Plame’s CIA employment to a representative of a foreign government.
(Grossman testimony begins at 6 minute mark)
Edmonds’ sworn testimony has never been challenged, disputed nor mentioned by anyone in the MSM or the government. It was as though it never happened – but it did.
Edmonds received a thinly-veiled threat from Mueller and Attorney General Eric Holder before she testified. Clearly, she wasn’t intimidated by this effort to keep her silent; however, very few journalists took notice of her testimony. Journalists friendly to the Deep State know when to self-gag.
This was just another example of the Gag’em Chapter in the Deep State Playbook.
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