The FBI: massacred by mid-and-upper management

Few trust the FBI any more.

With good reason considering recent revelations.

It used to be the premiere federal law enforcement agency. I worked for the FBI. They are a proud organization used to adhering to the triad of Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity.

They are no longer so. Mid-to-upper level management — particularly James Brien Comey — ensured most of the trust the organization garnered in decades past has “left the building.”

The 7th floor couldn’t be more corrupt. Oh wait, yes it could. James Comey could walk back there for a visit.

It is now revealed: the FBI paid for the dossier. Cash. Your hard-earned American Taxpayer dollars. For oppo research. You know the rest. From the WashingtonTimes.com:

FBI hired dossier author Steele to investigate Trump, fired him for lying about media leaks

by Rowan Scarborough

The FBI officially authorized payments to Christopher Steele, who wrote the infamous TrumpRussia dossier, but then fired the former British spy for lying to agents about his covert leaks to the news media.

That’s a rather heady first paragraph.

Direct linkage from the FBI to the dossier. In terms of cash money. Paid. For oppo research. And former FBI agent Josh Campbell expects us to cry buckets of tears because he feels offended that the FBI has somehow become diminished in the eyes of the American public. Suck it up, buttercup. Your “leadership” put you there. I drink your disingenuous tears. You can pull the Martyr Bayonet out of your chest now. It ain’t playing and, worse, it’s poor stage blood.

The sequence of events is outlined in the declassified memo released Friday by Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The Nunes memo is the first official confirmation that the FBI hierarchy made a decision to start paying Mr. Steele and why the deal fell through. Justice Department witnesses in public have declined to confirm such a deal.

But wait. Hasn’t it been the various guilty parties who’ve insisted our alphabet agencies are strictly secular and have no political inclinations whatsoever? Like, say, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, et al?

James Clapper unmasked members of Congress for Barack Hussein Obama.

Didn’t James Clapper unmask Donald John Trump?

These cuts, of course, are conveniently forgotten and purposely avoided by the American Media Maggots because they doesn’t “fit.” You know why.

The memo shows that the bureau was using Mr. Steele’s unverified Democratic Party-financed dossier not only to obtain a court-ordered wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page, but it also wanted a commitment to a longer-term financial agreement with the former British intelligence officer to continue investigating President Trump.

If he had not lied, Mr. Steele, who vowed to ruin the Trump candidacy, could have been investigating Mr. Trump from the postelection transition into his presidency.

Your FBI at work, continuing to cement the relationship between — wait. What?

Apparently Leftists fervently believe we have no memory or access to this kind of unusual thingie called the internet. Where moments in time can live in perpetuity.

More damning yet is this:

Mr. Steele denied to the FBI that he was feeding his discredited information to the press. But on Oct. 30, 2016, an article in Mother Jones magazine quoted an unidentified former spy — who was obviously Mr. Steele — discussing his dossier and the FBI investigation.

The narrative is laid out in the Nunes memo. It notes that at the time the FBI sought the Page warrant on Oct. 21 “the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele” for the same information the bureau submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court for the warrant. Mr. Steele wrote his last election dossier memo on Oct. 19, apparently ending his $160,000 in payments from Fusion GPS, the investigative firm that had hired him to produce the dossier.

How wonderful for you. Paying taxpayer dollars for the device that a politicized FBI and DOJ via the NSA decided to weaponize against, first, an American citizen (in violation of section 702), a presidential candidate and then an actual sitting president because — do we know precisely when the surveillance stopped?

No. We do not. But this is also important:

The dossier was exclusively funded by Democrats beginning in June 2016 through Fusion GPS, according to court and congressional hearings. The Washington Free Beacon had paid Fusion for Trump opposition research but broke off that arrangement in April.

Your FBI.

BZ

 

State Dept & EPA go nuts

donald-trump-back-of-headFirst, from Politco.com:

Trump victory provokes crises in foreign policy

by Michael Crowley

From the Middle East to Eastern Europe to Asia to Mexico, countries brace for major changes.

Donald Trump’s stunning election victory will provoke immediate tensions across several continents, and force Republican foreign policy elites to make quick decisions whether to work for a man most strongly opposed as unqualified, according to foreign policy experts and GOP insiders.

The mere fact of Trump’s election will produce political instability in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, experts say, as world leaders scramble to prepare for potentially radical shifts in American foreign policy and brace for global financial panic.

Aaaargh, the sky is falling! Where are our My Little Ponies, our safety pins, our diapers, our safe spaces, our coloring books, our Play-Doh?

Oh wait. The sky wasn’t falling; in fact, the stock market completely rallied around Donald Trump and produced its first Dow of 18,000.

The sky isn’t falling. Unless you’re Iran.

That agreement was already under pressure in the run-up to Iranian elections early next year and Trump’s victory could deal a blow to moderate supporters of Obama’s signature foreign-policy agreement.

“I don’t actually think he’ll rip up the deal, but I also didn’t think he would win this election,” a senior Obama administration official said late Tuesday night.

Good news. Trump is going to rip the Iran deal a new arshole.

Foreign policy veterans may be in especially high demand at the State Department, where career foreign service officers have talked for months about whether they could serve under a President Donald Trump—a debate many considered academic but which now presents them with a grueling choice between their values and their country.

The prospect of mass resignations “is a real thing,” according to one career diplomat who has had several such conversations with State Department colleagues.

Note to Leftist State Department personnel: don’t let the door smack your betraying asses on the way out. You’re as replaceable as oil filters in a Yugo. There are young bucks who can’t wait to take your spots because, if for no other reason, your federal salaries are grand. Make your hashtag #StateResignationsRUs.

Further — and I simply cannot contain my glee — people at the EPA are likewise coughing up phlegm and new life forms entirely.

From BizPacReview.com:

Americans cheer as Trump destroys the EPA without even trying

EPA staffers were in panic mode at the news of Donald Trump’s election victory.

In the wake of the president-elect’s promises of sweeping reforms at the bloated federal agency, employees were in tears and were offered counseling, E&E News reported.

“People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed,” John O’Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, said. The union represents thousands of employees of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“People were crying,” O’Grady, who works in EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago, added. “They were recommending that people take sick leave and go home.”

Your federal tax dollars at work, paying for those amoebic pussies to take time off work. On the other hand, EPA employees taking time off work = saving jobs for ranchers, farmers and people who actually labor for a living.

Trump had vowed to repeal many of the agency’s far-reaching rules enacted under President Obama, including the Clean Power Plan which cuts power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s EPA transition team will be lead by Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a top climate change skeptic.

“If you look at the seven stages of grief, I’m still in denial. I will not look at the news. I will not read the news,” one EPA employee said, according to E&E News.

“I think it’s a sadness and a worry about just how far someone will go, especially when you never believe anything he says,” an Energy Department staffer said. “Many of us have worked in both the Bush and the Obama administrations, and I don’t think that we feel like it will be like just going back to Bush again.”

Right. Because the EPA needs to regulate each and every rain puddle. It needs to regulate who can catch water in a barrel. It needs to regulate everyone for everything.

Uh, not.

BZ