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The NYT Blames Trump for FBI/DOJ
Wrongdoing Against Him


By Stephen Lendman
stephenlendman.org
2-4-18

 
The Times long ago destroyed its credibility - suppressing hard truths on vital issues, substituting willful disinformation.

The self-styled newspaper of record is part of a cabal trying to oust Trump from office for the wrong reasons - a coup d’etat plot to remove a sitting president for defeating Hillary, a media darling, guilty of wrongdoing throughout her public life.

The Times went all-out to denigrate the Russiagate FISA memo, exposing high-level FBI and DOJ wrongdoing, wanting its contents suppressed.

A previous article explained that the FBI and DOJ sought multiple FISA warrants based on unverified information from former MI6 spy Christopher Steele’s dodgy dossier on Trump - his work funded by Hillary and the DNC to denigrate him during the 2016 presidential campaign, continuing once in office.

It attempted to smear him with specious, unproven allegations of improper or illegal connections to Russia - including phony accusations of Russian US election meddling.

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe admitted in testimony that without the Steele dossier, he couldn’t have gotten  FISA court warrants.

America’s DOJ, FBI and intelligence community have a well-documented history of abuse of power - notably against Jack and Bobby Kennedy, along with Martin Luther King, eliminated to silence them and end their influence over US policymaking.

Russiagate investigations are a scam. House and Senate investigations are vitally needed to expose abusive practices by the above agencies.

The NYT lobbied against release of the FISA memo. Following its release, it continued its campaign against important information it revealed, publishing multiple articles and commentaries.

A Sunday one headlined “Trump’s Unparalleled War on a Pillar of Society: Law Enforcement,” saying:

“Under attack by the president, the deputy FBI director, Andrew G. McCabe, was pushed out in recent days. Mr. Trump has hinted that he may fire the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein.”

“And his aides fear that Christopher A. Wray, his FBI director, may resign over the dispute with the bureau, although associates doubt it.”

“The war between the president and the nation’s law enforcement apparatus is unlike anything America has seen in modern times.”

Fact: McCabe, Comey, and Rosenstein sought FISA warrants to investigate Trump’s team based on fabricated allegations.

Fact: Trump sacked Comey earlier. McCabe resigned to avoid sacking for wrongdoing. Rosenstein should be sacked.

Fact: All three and others involved at the FBI and DOJ should be prosecuted for wrongdoing, establishing a precedent to hold high-level US officials accountable for their crimes.

A Times commentary headlined “The Memo Doesn’t Vindicate Trump. It’s More Proof of Obstruction,” saying:

Trump “said…the memo’s release…’vindicates’ him in the probe,” including for “obstruction. (I)t does no such thing.”

Fact: Trump is guilty of serious wrongdoing, major war crimes especially. No evidence suggests he obstructed justice. Claims otherwise by the Times, other media scoundrels and undemocratic Dems are phony.

Another Times commentary headlined “The Nunes Memo Is All Smoke, No Fire,” saying the memo “does not establish an ‘abuse of the foreign intelligence laws.”

Probable cause is required to get FISA warrants, wrongdoing committed if the DOJ and FBI “intentionally or willfully omit(ted) important information that could defeat the probable cause finding.”

“(T)he memo doesn’t make its case. It should prompt more confusion than outrage,” the Times falsely claimed.

Fact: Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele’s dodgy dossier was funded by Hillary and the DNC to denigrate Trump and help defeat him in the 2016 election.

Fact: As explained above, McCabe admitted that without Steele’s dossier, he couldn’t have gotten FISA warrants - several because they expire in 90 days.

Fact: Steele failed trying to get his dossier published, getting no takers. Media he approached turned him down because his information was unverified.

Fact: DOJ and FBI applications to the FISA court failed to mention Steele’s dossier was funded by Hillary and the DNC - even though high-level officials in both agencies knew it.

Fact: Privately, Steele told later demoted FBI agent Bruce Ohr he wanted Trump prevented from becoming president.

The FBI, DOJ and intelligence community have well-documented histories of abuse of power, including by targeting political leaders.

Based on unverified information in Steele’s dodgy dossier, no probable cause existed to justify issuance of FISA warrants.

Times reports failed to explain this and other vital information. It remains furious over Trump’s electoral triumph, defeating its campaign to get war criminal, racketeer, perjurer Hillary elected president - still smarting from her defeat.

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