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Michael Morell, the CIA and the international house of Trump Russia collusion

Written By | May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON. President Donald Trump telegraphed to the American people that Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russia collusion hoax is going international. The first hint that something of an alliance existed between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the international reach of the Deep State was provided by Michael Morell. Morell has served as both acting and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2010-2013).

And that cozy association was announced in, of all places, The New York Times’ Opinion section (I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton).

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President Trump speaks to reporters before heading to Japan. ABC News screen capture.

Amazingly, the mainstream media is ignoring the US and foreign intelligence services assist Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was the benefactor of.

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Ignoring how international intelligence acted to perpetuate the Trump Russia lie that Donald Trump served as a double agent for Moscow.

“He [Barr] can look and I hope he looks at the UK and I hope he looks at Australia and I hope he looks at Ukraine,” said President Trump before heading to Japan for a state visit. – President Trump
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Michael Morell. CBS News screen capture.

Michael Morell – The CIA chooses its presidential candidate

It was one month after Comey’s recommendation that no charges were to be brought against Hillary Clinton for illegally storing sensitive State Department emails on her home computer server. That despite deleting tens of thousands of said communications and destroying the digital devices on which they were stored.

And, coincidently, one month after Deep State entities began actively spying on members of the Trump presidential campaign.

In that NY Times OpEd, the CIA’s Morell wrote:

“As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president. No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president.
“Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president – keeping our nation safe. Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.”

Then Morell provided a glimpse into the relentless Trump Russia disinformation campaign his and other intelligence agencies would wage against Trump over the following two years:

“President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was a career intelligence officer, trained to identify vulnerabilities in an individual and to exploit them. That is exactly what he did early in the primaries. Mr. Putin played upon Mr. Trump’s vulnerabilities by complimenting him. He responded just as Mr. Putin had calculated… Mr. Trump has also taken po licy positions consistent with Russian, not American, interests – endorsing Russian espionage against the United States…”

And so, the die was cast in what would become known as the Russia/collusion delusion.

Deep State inroads in the Fourth Estate
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President Obama nominates John Brennan to head the CIA. CBS News screen capture.

The mainstream media was a considerable help to the Deep State when MSNBC hired former CIA Director John Brennan as its intelligence analyst.

It was on MSNBC that Brennan first accuses Trump of committing “treason.”

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. C-SPAN screen capture.

CNN gave an assist to the attempted coup by hiring former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. Of disgraced former Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s assertion that Trump was a “Russian asset,” Clapper tells CNN’s Don Lemon:

“I completely agree with the way Andy Characterized it, you know, that it is a possibility… And I will add to that caveat, that whether witting or unwitting.”

The Deep State has a face. Rather, I should say the Deep State is, appropriately, two-faced in the malignant forms of Brennan and Clapper. Both of whom decried Attorney General Barr’s investigation – and impending unmasking – of Deep State “sources and methods.”

Foreign meddlers in America’s choice for president
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British spy Christopher Steele. CBS News screen capture.

Across the Atlantic in England, we know Christopher Steele, author of the discredited anti-Trump dossier, is referred to as a “retired” member of Britain’s intelligence service MI6. But is he?

It was UK diplomatic contacts that passed his dossier to never-Trump Republican Sen. John McCain.

That tends to suggest Her Majesty’s Secret Service gave Steele a license to kill the Trump presidency. And his dossier was, to paraphrase the FBI’s counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok, an “insurance policy.”

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In a written statement provided to a London civil court, Steele admitted the Democrat-friendly law firm Perkins Coie engaged the services of Washington, D.C. opposition research firm Fusion GPS:  (Anti-Trump dossier author was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election results)

“… to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.”

However, legal efforts to challenge that outcome failed with Trump’s exoneration in the 400-plus-page report issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But House Democrats continue toying with the idea of impeaching the president for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”   Of which the Presidential defeat of Hillary Clinton is Trump’s only (non) crime.

So, you ask, where does Australia fit into the international intelligence campaign against the president?

It involves yet another “diplomat.” His name is Alexander Downer. (Alexander Downer defends FBI tipoff that sparked Trump – Russia probe)

He is the man who informed US intelligence that Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos had told him Russia possessed political dirt on Hillary Clinton. That “tip” began the Trump Russia counter-intelligence operation against Trump’s 2016 campaign. (James Comey calls Clinton ‘dirt’ tipster Joseph Mifsud a ‘Russian agent‘)

But Papadopoulos maintains that a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud, not the Russians, informed him of the Clinton emails hacked by Russia.

As noted by Fox News, the only reliable source for all things Russia hoax related:

“Papadopoulos has previously suggested that the [Mifsud and then] Downer meeting was part of a plot to lay the groundwork for the Russia probe.”

Diplomat who helped launch Russia probe speaks out, defends role

These two seemingly innocent meetings with a gullible Papadopoulos are what triggered the FBI’s operation “Crossfire Hurricane.”

In Ukraine, meanwhile, its top prosecutor general Yurii Lutsenko told the Hill.TV he’s investigating…

“… whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 US presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.”

The story adds that the Ukrainian agency in question “had frequent contact with the Obama administration’s US Embassy in Kiev [Russia] at the time.”

So, let’s connect the dots
  • Obama administration diplomats in Russia worked in conjunction with Ukrainian intelligence.
  • Ukrainian intelligence clearly worked in conjunction with the Russians, who Christopher Steele admits were “sources” of information for his dossier.
  • Said dossier was then paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
  • And an Australian diplomat initiated an intelligence operation overseas to entrap a clueless Trump campaign advisor, which was instrumental in launching a two-year witch hunt into a crime that never was.
The international house of intrigue
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President Obama and Hillary Clinton hug at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. CNN screen capture.

The plot to remove President Trump from office was truly international in scope. The crowning achievement of President Obama’s tenure in office may not have been the passage by Congress of his disastrous health care monstrosity. Instead, it may have been his diplomatic skill in forging an alliance between these seemingly disparate parties.

Trump threatens what has become known as “The New World Order.”

According to the World Policy Institute’s Michael Clarke and Anthony Ricketts, trade and military agreements arrived at during the Obama administration would be under threat should their continuity be disrupted by a victorious Trump.

A case in point is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. During the 2016 campaign, Trump said the agreement would

“…lead to even greater unemployment [in the US]. Do not pass it” and “this deal does not address currency manipulation. China is laughing at us.”

According to Clarke and Ricketts (Hillary Clinton and the Implications for Australia)

“Some Australian observers have suggested that such economic retreat could spill over into the broader geostrategic posture of the United States. Michael Wesley, director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Studies at the Australian National University, has noted that the TPP was aimed at making ‘sure that the US was getting economic benefits with its engagement with Asia and benefiting economically from its security investment.’ A reversal, however, would not only symbolize an economic ‘retreat from the region by the US’ but also feed into wider American debates about the costs and benefits of long-term security commitments in Asia.”

In other words, our global partners feared a Trump presidency would prove disruptive to trade and military arrangements that benefit our “allies” at the expense of American taxpayers.

Russia simply wanted the United States to continue honoring non-reciprocal agreements that weaken us economically and militarily.

Since assuming office, Trump has nudged reluctant NATO members into contributing more toward their own defense and has issued tariffs against partners engaged in unfair trading practices. Furthermore, he scuttled America’s participation in the TPP and other international agreements, such as the Paris Climate Accord.

Nonetheless, Trump’s America First trade and military policies can only be enhanced when Attorney General William Barr “looks at the UK… looks at Australia and… at Ukraine.”


Top Image: Photo illustration by Nick Youngson, via The Blue Diamond Gallery,

Steven M. Lopez

Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.