Thursday, April 20, 2017

Russia and Corporate Media Lies

So Trump said the Obama administration spied on him. This was soundly ridiculed by all the corporate media for weeks. Now, it turns out that a Mr. Page went to Russia in 2013, years before Trump ran for office. Not only that but the man had lived in Russia for three years from 2004 to 2007 when he worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch. This guy only met Trump after the election had begun.

New York Times - MSN - A Trip to Moscow Put a Trump Adviser on the F.B.I.’s Radar

Now the FISA court issued a wiretap warrant on Mr. Page LAST year, three years after he had a meeting in Russia. Three years later. In fact, they waited to issue a warrant until after he went to work for Trump and they found NOTHING.

New York Times - Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties

This is looking worse and worse for the Obama administration. As much as I did not want to see this story go this far, it may turn out that Obama used the intelligence agencies for purely political ends to help Hillary Clinton. What do we do if it turns out that Lynch or Obama approved these things? Do we jail them? I would have a hard time sending an ex-President to jail. Well, maybe the Bushes or Bill Clinton, just joking.

We need to get better controls over our spies and the intelligence organizations. At a minimum we need a new type of Church committee to investigate what the intelligence agents are doing today.

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