Lloyd Billingsley, Trump’s Director of National Intelligence nominee will “speak the truth to power.”
If confirmed as Director of National Intelligence, Texas Republican John Ratcliffe said this week, he would not let any “outside influence,” impact or alter intelligence. His loyalty would be “to the Constitution and rule of law” and Ratcliffe would “speak the truth to power.” As Ratcliffe knows, the intelligence community has been protecting the powerful from the truth, but change is in the wind.
On May 4, acting DNI Richard Grenell informed Congress that some 53 transcripts of interviews were declassified, redacted and ready for release. These include interviews with former DNI James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, Samantha Power, Andrew McCabe, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, and John Podesta. As Fox News reports, none of the 53 witnesses could provide evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.
Intelligence Committee boss Adam Schiff repeatedly claimed he had “direct evidence” of collusion and sought to block release of the transcripts. Those will be a welcome addition to the FBI notes revealing the set-up against President Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. As Andrew McCarthy explains, the real quarry was Trump, target of the “Crossfire Hurricane” operation to remove him from office. The FBI’s Peter Strzok was a key player but others in them intelligence community have escaped the scrutiny they deserve.
James Clapper, now holding forth on CNN, was famous for proclaiming the Muslim Brotherhood a secular organization. NBC mouthpiece John Brennan is on record that in 1976 he voted for the Stalinist Gus Hall, presidential candidate of the Soviet-backed Communist Party USA. No government agency should have let Brennan in the door, but the CIA duly brought him aboard in 1980.
In 1981 Brennan joined the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence and he rose through the ranks before POTUS 44 tapped him for Director in 2013. In 2014, Brennan’s CIA hacked the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee, an operation not exactly in the CIA’s job description. Brennan stepped down in January 2017 but remained a strident critic of president Trump.
“When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known,” Brennan tweeted after the firing of Andrew McCabe, “you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.” Brennan was confident the coup would succeed and, in the Washington Post, the former CIA boss accused Trump of “lying routinely to the American people without compunction, intentionally fueling divisions in our country and actively working to degrade the imperfect but critical institutions that serve us.”
After the president revoked Brennan’s security clearance, the NBC pundit charged that Trump was trying to scare his critics “into silence.” With Brennan at the bullhorn, the coup attempt actually gained momentum. Chief inquisitor Robert Mueller found no collusion, but the deep state players quickly deployed the Ukraine hoax.
After that venture proved a bust, President Trump took action by firing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who ratted to Schiff about Trump’s call with Volodymyr Zelensky. That led to the impeachment inquiry, which also failed to remove Trump from office. The coup attempt needs a thorough investigation, and the fallout could extend far into the future. Consider the experience in Canada.
In 1952, at the nadir of Soviet anti-Semitism, Pierre Trudeau participated in a Stalinist propaganda event in the USSR. As Prime Minister from 1968 to 1979, and again from 1980 to 1984, Trudeau praised Communist dictators such as Fidel Castro, alienated the United States and other allies, and as even David Frum noted, left Canada deeply divided and its economy in shambles.
Canada’s RCMP Security Service had compiled a dossier on Trudeau and transferred the files to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), founded in 1984. In 1989, the CSIS destroyed the Trudeau files, slated to become part of the national archives in 2020, a full 20 years after Pierre Trudeau’s death. That spares son Justin from dealing with the truth about his pro-Communist father.
From 2008 to 2016, the President of the United States was the former Barry Soetoro, whose official biographer David Garrow calls him a “composite character” in the “historical fiction” of Dreams from My Father. The author’s beloved “Frank,” is the Communist Frank Marshall Davis, whose pro-Soviet activism earned a place on the FBI’s security index.
The composite character president transformed America by rigging the upper reaches of the deep state in favor of his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, and against candidate and President Donald Trump. The Democrat coup clan has been counting on deep state allies to keep everything safely covered up, but the truth is now beginning to emerge.
By speaking the truth to power, John Ratcliffe could play a key role in further revelations. As Axios reports, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr wants to bring Ratcliffe’s nomination to a committee vote next week, followed by a full Senate vote. In the meantime, the people have plenty to ponder.
Had Hillary Clinton prevailed in 2016, none of the deep state malfeasance would have come to light. If Joe Biden or some other Democrat captures the White House on November 3, all key investigations are certain to cease and crucial files could be destroyed, in the style of Hillary’s emails. As President Trump says, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.