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December 8, 2022
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Late in the day Tuesday, we learned that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk had fired (“exited”) Twitter’s deputy general counsel –- and former FBI general counsel –- James Baker when it was revealed he’d been going through the documents Musk wanted handed over to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss and holding some back. Was that out of force of habit for this First Amendment trampler? As we commented yesterday, perhaps the most surprising aspect of this turn of events was not that Baker was fired from Twitter but that he’d still been working there. One would think Musk would’ve fired him on Day One, as he did Baker's immediate boss Vijaya Gadde, who’d been outspoken about suppressing so-called "disinformation."

“It would be interesting to know why Musk hadn’t quite gotten around to firing him yet,” we said Tuesday, suggesting that “surely there is a method to his madness.” Since then, some other observers have picked up on the same idea. Dan Bongino, speaking with guest Julie Kelly on his radio show Wednesday, wondered aloud why Musk had allowed a deep-stater like Baker, who likely was the kingpin at Twitter for the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, to remain there even one minute longer than necessary. Bongino speculated (I’m paraphrasing here) that in order to cleanly fire a slippery attorney like Baker, he first set Baker up with an opportunity to do what he does by “giving him enough rope to hang himself.” Letting Baker be in charge of releasing documents to Taibbi and Weiss, knowing full well he would try to “save” himself and his friends by holding back certain materials incriminating to the FBI, would be an act of sheer genius. If that’s what Musk did, Baker apparently played right along.

That’s just the sort of plan we’d been thinking Musk had. He didn’t get where he is by being naive, so let's assume he wouldn’t have let the fox be in charge of the henhouse unless it was a trap for the fox. No word yet on whether that’s what Musk was doing, but it does make the most sense of any scenario thus far. It’s comforting to know that in this battle for free speech, he’s probably at least two or three steps ahead of everybody else.

Even though Baker wasn’t officially working at the FBI when he went to work at Twitter, he was in effect an FBI plant or “mole.” That’s consistent with what we’re hearing about the activities of today’s Federal Bureau of Intimidation from, of all places, NEWSWEEK, in a piece called “FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism.” It reports that 70 percent of the FBI’s open domestic terrorism cases are now focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity. Extremism related to white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion, and anti-LGBTQ have been moved from “domestic terrorism” to “hate crime,” which lowers their priority in favor of the anti-government stuff.

The article doesn’t say this, but it seems obvious that the focus at today’s FBI is to crush dissent.

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html

NEWSWEEK spoke with a “senior government source” who “was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters,” and that person says the FBI considers all acts of violence against the government with a political motive to be terrorism. The author of the piece, William M. Arkin, rightly observes that the way they’re now classifying events “inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.”

It seems obvious that this is precisely the point. To the FBI and those who would weaponize them, this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. They WANT to be deeply embedded in our political life.

This has gotten much worse since January 6, the article reports. “Since then,” it says, “anti-government, ‘anti-authority’ and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.” Anti-authority??  And this: “As the number of cases involving politics has expanded, the FBI has doubled the number of agents working on the subject.”

But then their source unloads a huge pile of bull droppings by saying, “It’s not because the FBI is partisan, but more because society...and Washington remains obsessed with January 6 and Donald Trump. I doesn’t matter whether the activity is left or right, anti-Biden or anti-Trump. That’s the pool of suspected terrorists. In other words, the focus now is on political terrorism.”

Yes, the focus is on political terrorism, but is this person actually trying to say it’s not about left or right, Republican or Democrat? Give me a break. They define who the “pool” of suspected terrorists is, and it’s MAGA. The intel community that was out to get Trump was vastly made up of partisan Democrat (and a few RINO) Hillary Clinton supporters. I could offer example after example. Just yesterday, we learned that FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, the operative who falsely warned Twitter in 2020 that the upcoming Hunter Biden’s laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” was a repeat Democrat donor. As recently as 2020, he donated to ActBlue, a left-wing PAC.

https://thepostmillennial.com/lead-fbi-agent-who-warned-twitter-about-russian-disinformation-dump-is-repeat-donor-to-democratic-party-report

A “senior FBI official” tells NEWSWEEK that “The Bureau isn’t partisan per se, though it finds itself investigating mostly MAGA and related political activity as domestic terrorism. Right-wing-oriented domestic terrorists –- suspected terrorists –- account for more than 80 percent of all cases in the anti-government category.” Ah, but the Bureau is not partisan PER SE.

It seems far more likely that January 6 is being used as a pretext to infiltrate right-leaning political groups. It’s certainly become the foundation of the Democrats’ whole political strategy. As I’ve said, the Capitol Hill riot fit into their agenda so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would’ve had to make it happen. We’re still learning about the FBI’s role in THAT.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also has an increased focus on domestic terrorism: “While most of the homeland security agencies are focused on international (or foreign-inspired) terrorism, DHS is also the primary government agency charged with protecting ‘critical infrastructure’ including election systems, even those in private hands.”

Wait a minute –- election systems? Private hands? Is this a reference to Dominion and other electronic voting systems? We need to know more about this.

The FBI maintains that they investigate and prosecute criminal acts, not political beliefs or associations. But NEWSWEEK’s source told them that “people’s associations are, in practice, exactly what drives the FBI’s thinking and its approach for thwarting domestic terrorism.” Also, “its work is dominated by investigations of groups and networks.”

The most disturbing part of the article relates what their source said about the FBI looking at “networks” that aren’t necessarily the result of organized groups –- namely, family and friends. “A key part of post-January 6 investigative activities has been to look at these associates and to follow threads of family and friend connections (particularly on social media) to scout for links and co-conspirators, particularly as the FBI seeks to stop future terrorism.”

That’s how they justify this intrusion –- by saying it’s to prevent terrorist events from happening, as they have historically tried to do with international terrorism. But ironically (and the piece points this out), the increased scrutiny of Americans might actually increase the activities of those Americans who have grievances with the government.

This is a very interesting article about where we are now with the FBI. I come away with an even stronger feeling that the current FBI is beyond reform. It’s past time to scrap the Bureau and start over.

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html


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  • Wesley Weisbrod

    12/08/2022 02:32 PM

    Amen to defunding and replacing the FBI with a nonpartisan organization. It's past time to do this.

  • Carole Brinkhoff

    12/08/2022 02:26 PM

    I agree that the FBI is a corrupt organization.
    Especially since they were the ones behind arresting the Jan 6
    Prisoners without due process.

  • Linda Orf Strebbing

    12/08/2022 02:12 PM

    I suspect that President Trump with his promise to “drain the swamp” put them immediately in defense mode, or perhaps more accurately offense mode as they must know, even subconsciously that they like the power they had and wouldn’t want to give it up. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    So if their power was threatened, they were going to get rid of the threat to them before the threat(Trump) could get rid of them. Hence before he was even in the Oval Office, the plans for investigations began. Of course the political democrats were all on board as well because their power was also threatened.
    I’d love Trump to serve another 4 years but I’m thinking this country can’t endure another 4 years of the chaos the deep state would cause him and us. It’s too exhausting.

  • Anne Turner

    12/08/2022 01:40 PM

    First of all Elon is no slouch with the brainpower. He knew that Baker would implode given enough rope.

    As terrorism goes Jan. 6 is a pretty anemic example. So this is terrorism but burning down shops and attempting to incinerate government employees is not??? The FBI, once considered the ultimate in law enforcement, has become a dissolute joke. How can people so openly disgrace themselves?

    I am afraid that Mr. Trump is past his sell by date. If he persists in his bid to regain power it could mean the end of a two party system and the anemic GOP leadership has no one to blame but themselves. Gotta hand it to ‘em, the DNC knows how to gain and keep power. They understand the strength of hate and rule by emotion, not brains. I firmly beLieve that God gave us a great gift and people have thrown it back in His face. If people have no strong sense of right vs. wrong they will do anything to get what they want.

  • Virginia McAlear

    12/08/2022 01:38 PM

    This scares me, and I am sure that you and others like you are in their crosshairs. I know God is in control, and you are in our prayers. I hope you can keep telling all of us what is going on.

  • David Redman

    12/08/2022 01:38 PM

    why don't we just suggest to Elon that he buy out the FBI, fire two-thirds of them and start fresh. DR

  • Frankie Stum

    12/08/2022 12:40 PM

    About Baker ...... Easy peasy.
    How can you be arrested for a crime unless you commit it.
    Gods' watching. Very clever move made.

  • Duke Mecartney

    12/08/2022 12:34 PM

    I’m concerned that the cornered FBI deep state will manufacture an incident to support their
    “ terrorist “ positions

  • Timothy D Naegele

    12/08/2022 12:28 PM

    Having worked in intelligence at the Pentagon, and in the U.S. Senate, I am not naive. And I have never seen our great nation under assault like it is today. It is frightening.

  • Judy Apple

    12/08/2022 12:05 PM

    It is so very disheartening to see our beautiful country being transformed into an unrecognizable government.
    All of our government agencies: the FBI, The Justice Dept, the Military, the Ed Dept have become political progressive propaganda for the woke Democratic Party and media too!
    I feel like we are headed toward a China like existence.
    How to we keep from becoming hopeless and removed?
    Bless you and your family for continuing the fight!

    My grandkids were thrilled to stump for Sarah! So glad they live in Arkansas!

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December 8, 2022
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Late in the day Tuesday, we learned that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk had fired (“exited”) Twitter’s deputy general counsel –- and former FBI general counsel –- James Baker when it was revealed he’d been going through the documents Musk wanted handed over to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss and holding some back. Was that out of force of habit for this First Amendment trampler? As we commented yesterday, perhaps the most surprising aspect of this turn of events was not that Baker was fired from Twitter but that he’d still been working there. One would think Musk would’ve fired him on Day One, as he did Baker's immediate boss Vijaya Gadde, who’d been outspoken about suppressing so-called "disinformation."

“It would be interesting to know why Musk hadn’t quite gotten around to firing him yet,” we said Tuesday, suggesting that “surely there is a method to his madness.” Since then, some other observers have picked up on the same idea. Dan Bongino, speaking with guest Julie Kelly on his radio show Wednesday, wondered aloud why Musk had allowed a deep-stater like Baker, who likely was the kingpin at Twitter for the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, to remain there even one minute longer than necessary. Bongino speculated (I’m paraphrasing here) that in order to cleanly fire a slippery attorney like Baker, he first set Baker up with an opportunity to do what he does by “giving him enough rope to hang himself.” Letting Baker be in charge of releasing documents to Taibbi and Weiss, knowing full well he would try to “save” himself and his friends by holding back certain materials incriminating to the FBI, would be an act of sheer genius. If that’s what Musk did, Baker apparently played right along.

That’s just the sort of plan we’d been thinking Musk had. He didn’t get where he is by being naive, so let's assume he wouldn’t have let the fox be in charge of the henhouse unless it was a trap for the fox. No word yet on whether that’s what Musk was doing, but it does make the most sense of any scenario thus far. It’s comforting to know that in this battle for free speech, he’s probably at least two or three steps ahead of everybody else.

Even though Baker wasn’t officially working at the FBI when he went to work at Twitter, he was in effect an FBI plant or “mole.” That’s consistent with what we’re hearing about the activities of today’s Federal Bureau of Intimidation from, of all places, NEWSWEEK, in a piece called “FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism.” It reports that 70 percent of the FBI’s open domestic terrorism cases are now focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity. Extremism related to white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion, and anti-LGBTQ have been moved from “domestic terrorism” to “hate crime,” which lowers their priority in favor of the anti-government stuff.

The article doesn’t say this, but it seems obvious that the focus at today’s FBI is to crush dissent.

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html

NEWSWEEK spoke with a “senior government source” who “was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters,” and that person says the FBI considers all acts of violence against the government with a political motive to be terrorism. The author of the piece, William M. Arkin, rightly observes that the way they’re now classifying events “inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.”

It seems obvious that this is precisely the point. To the FBI and those who would weaponize them, this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. They WANT to be deeply embedded in our political life.

This has gotten much worse since January 6, the article reports. “Since then,” it says, “anti-government, ‘anti-authority’ and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.” Anti-authority??  And this: “As the number of cases involving politics has expanded, the FBI has doubled the number of agents working on the subject.”

But then their source unloads a huge pile of bull droppings by saying, “It’s not because the FBI is partisan, but more because society...and Washington remains obsessed with January 6 and Donald Trump. I doesn’t matter whether the activity is left or right, anti-Biden or anti-Trump. That’s the pool of suspected terrorists. In other words, the focus now is on political terrorism.”

Yes, the focus is on political terrorism, but is this person actually trying to say it’s not about left or right, Republican or Democrat? Give me a break. They define who the “pool” of suspected terrorists is, and it’s MAGA. The intel community that was out to get Trump was vastly made up of partisan Democrat (and a few RINO) Hillary Clinton supporters. I could offer example after example. Just yesterday, we learned that FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, the operative who falsely warned Twitter in 2020 that the upcoming Hunter Biden’s laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” was a repeat Democrat donor. As recently as 2020, he donated to ActBlue, a left-wing PAC.

https://thepostmillennial.com/lead-fbi-agent-who-warned-twitter-about-russian-disinformation-dump-is-repeat-donor-to-democratic-party-report

A “senior FBI official” tells NEWSWEEK that “The Bureau isn’t partisan per se, though it finds itself investigating mostly MAGA and related political activity as domestic terrorism. Right-wing-oriented domestic terrorists –- suspected terrorists –- account for more than 80 percent of all cases in the anti-government category.” Ah, but the Bureau is not partisan PER SE.

It seems far more likely that January 6 is being used as a pretext to infiltrate right-leaning political groups. It’s certainly become the foundation of the Democrats’ whole political strategy. As I’ve said, the Capitol Hill riot fit into their agenda so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would’ve had to make it happen. We’re still learning about the FBI’s role in THAT.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also has an increased focus on domestic terrorism: “While most of the homeland security agencies are focused on international (or foreign-inspired) terrorism, DHS is also the primary government agency charged with protecting ‘critical infrastructure’ including election systems, even those in private hands.”

Wait a minute –- election systems? Private hands? Is this a reference to Dominion and other electronic voting systems? We need to know more about this.

The FBI maintains that they investigate and prosecute criminal acts, not political beliefs or associations. But NEWSWEEK’s source told them that “people’s associations are, in practice, exactly what drives the FBI’s thinking and its approach for thwarting domestic terrorism.” Also, “its work is dominated by investigations of groups and networks.”

The most disturbing part of the article relates what their source said about the FBI looking at “networks” that aren’t necessarily the result of organized groups –- namely, family and friends. “A key part of post-January 6 investigative activities has been to look at these associates and to follow threads of family and friend connections (particularly on social media) to scout for links and co-conspirators, particularly as the FBI seeks to stop future terrorism.”

That’s how they justify this intrusion –- by saying it’s to prevent terrorist events from happening, as they have historically tried to do with international terrorism. But ironically (and the piece points this out), the increased scrutiny of Americans might actually increase the activities of those Americans who have grievances with the government.

This is a very interesting article about where we are now with the FBI. I come away with an even stronger feeling that the current FBI is beyond reform. It’s past time to scrap the Bureau and start over.

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html


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  • Wesley Weisbrod

    12/08/2022 02:32 PM

    Amen to defunding and replacing the FBI with a nonpartisan organization. It's past time to do this.

  • Carole Brinkhoff

    12/08/2022 02:26 PM

    I agree that the FBI is a corrupt organization.
    Especially since they were the ones behind arresting the Jan 6
    Prisoners without due process.

  • Linda Orf Strebbing

    12/08/2022 02:12 PM

    I suspect that President Trump with his promise to “drain the swamp” put them immediately in defense mode, or perhaps more accurately offense mode as they must know, even subconsciously that they like the power they had and wouldn’t want to give it up. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    So if their power was threatened, they were going to get rid of the threat to them before the threat(Trump) could get rid of them. Hence before he was even in the Oval Office, the plans for investigations began. Of course the political democrats were all on board as well because their power was also threatened.
    I’d love Trump to serve another 4 years but I’m thinking this country can’t endure another 4 years of the chaos the deep state would cause him and us. It’s too exhausting.

  • Anne Turner

    12/08/2022 01:40 PM

    First of all Elon is no slouch with the brainpower. He knew that Baker would implode given enough rope.

    As terrorism goes Jan. 6 is a pretty anemic example. So this is terrorism but burning down shops and attempting to incinerate government employees is not??? The FBI, once considered the ultimate in law enforcement, has become a dissolute joke. How can people so openly disgrace themselves?

    I am afraid that Mr. Trump is past his sell by date. If he persists in his bid to regain power it could mean the end of a two party system and the anemic GOP leadership has no one to blame but themselves. Gotta hand it to ‘em, the DNC knows how to gain and keep power. They understand the strength of hate and rule by emotion, not brains. I firmly beLieve that God gave us a great gift and people have thrown it back in His face. If people have no strong sense of right vs. wrong they will do anything to get what they want.

  • Virginia McAlear

    12/08/2022 01:38 PM

    This scares me, and I am sure that you and others like you are in their crosshairs. I know God is in control, and you are in our prayers. I hope you can keep telling all of us what is going on.

  • David Redman

    12/08/2022 01:38 PM

    why don't we just suggest to Elon that he buy out the FBI, fire two-thirds of them and start fresh. DR

  • Frankie Stum

    12/08/2022 12:40 PM

    About Baker ...... Easy peasy.
    How can you be arrested for a crime unless you commit it.
    Gods' watching. Very clever move made.

  • Duke Mecartney

    12/08/2022 12:34 PM

    I’m concerned that the cornered FBI deep state will manufacture an incident to support their
    “ terrorist “ positions

  • Timothy D Naegele

    12/08/2022 12:28 PM

    Having worked in intelligence at the Pentagon, and in the U.S. Senate, I am not naive. And I have never seen our great nation under assault like it is today. It is frightening.

  • Judy Apple

    12/08/2022 12:05 PM

    It is so very disheartening to see our beautiful country being transformed into an unrecognizable government.
    All of our government agencies: the FBI, The Justice Dept, the Military, the Ed Dept have become political progressive propaganda for the woke Democratic Party and media too!
    I feel like we are headed toward a China like existence.
    How to we keep from becoming hopeless and removed?
    Bless you and your family for continuing the fight!

    My grandkids were thrilled to stump for Sarah! So glad they live in Arkansas!

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    December 8, 2022
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    Late in the day Tuesday, we learned that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk had fired (“exited”) Twitter’s deputy general counsel –- and former FBI general counsel –- James Baker when it was revealed he’d been going through the documents Musk wanted handed over to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss and holding some back. Was that out of force of habit for this First Amendment trampler? As we commented yesterday, perhaps the most surprising aspect of this turn of events was not that Baker was fired from Twitter but that he’d still been working there. One would think Musk would’ve fired him on Day One, as he did Baker's immediate boss Vijaya Gadde, who’d been outspoken about suppressing so-called "disinformation."

    “It would be interesting to know why Musk hadn’t quite gotten around to firing him yet,” we said Tuesday, suggesting that “surely there is a method to his madness.” Since then, some other observers have picked up on the same idea. Dan Bongino, speaking with guest Julie Kelly on his radio show Wednesday, wondered aloud why Musk had allowed a deep-stater like Baker, who likely was the kingpin at Twitter for the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, to remain there even one minute longer than necessary. Bongino speculated (I’m paraphrasing here) that in order to cleanly fire a slippery attorney like Baker, he first set Baker up with an opportunity to do what he does by “giving him enough rope to hang himself.” Letting Baker be in charge of releasing documents to Taibbi and Weiss, knowing full well he would try to “save” himself and his friends by holding back certain materials incriminating to the FBI, would be an act of sheer genius. If that’s what Musk did, Baker apparently played right along.

    That’s just the sort of plan we’d been thinking Musk had. He didn’t get where he is by being naive, so let's assume he wouldn’t have let the fox be in charge of the henhouse unless it was a trap for the fox. No word yet on whether that’s what Musk was doing, but it does make the most sense of any scenario thus far. It’s comforting to know that in this battle for free speech, he’s probably at least two or three steps ahead of everybody else.

    Even though Baker wasn’t officially working at the FBI when he went to work at Twitter, he was in effect an FBI plant or “mole.” That’s consistent with what we’re hearing about the activities of today’s Federal Bureau of Intimidation from, of all places, NEWSWEEK, in a piece called “FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism.” It reports that 70 percent of the FBI’s open domestic terrorism cases are now focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity. Extremism related to white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion, and anti-LGBTQ have been moved from “domestic terrorism” to “hate crime,” which lowers their priority in favor of the anti-government stuff.

    The article doesn’t say this, but it seems obvious that the focus at today’s FBI is to crush dissent.

    https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html

    NEWSWEEK spoke with a “senior government source” who “was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters,” and that person says the FBI considers all acts of violence against the government with a political motive to be terrorism. The author of the piece, William M. Arkin, rightly observes that the way they’re now classifying events “inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.”

    It seems obvious that this is precisely the point. To the FBI and those who would weaponize them, this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. They WANT to be deeply embedded in our political life.

    This has gotten much worse since January 6, the article reports. “Since then,” it says, “anti-government, ‘anti-authority’ and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.” Anti-authority??  And this: “As the number of cases involving politics has expanded, the FBI has doubled the number of agents working on the subject.”

    But then their source unloads a huge pile of bull droppings by saying, “It’s not because the FBI is partisan, but more because society...and Washington remains obsessed with January 6 and Donald Trump. I doesn’t matter whether the activity is left or right, anti-Biden or anti-Trump. That’s the pool of suspected terrorists. In other words, the focus now is on political terrorism.”

    Yes, the focus is on political terrorism, but is this person actually trying to say it’s not about left or right, Republican or Democrat? Give me a break. They define who the “pool” of suspected terrorists is, and it’s MAGA. The intel community that was out to get Trump was vastly made up of partisan Democrat (and a few RINO) Hillary Clinton supporters. I could offer example after example. Just yesterday, we learned that FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, the operative who falsely warned Twitter in 2020 that the upcoming Hunter Biden’s laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” was a repeat Democrat donor. As recently as 2020, he donated to ActBlue, a left-wing PAC.

    https://thepostmillennial.com/lead-fbi-agent-who-warned-twitter-about-russian-disinformation-dump-is-repeat-donor-to-democratic-party-report

    A “senior FBI official” tells NEWSWEEK that “The Bureau isn’t partisan per se, though it finds itself investigating mostly MAGA and related political activity as domestic terrorism. Right-wing-oriented domestic terrorists –- suspected terrorists –- account for more than 80 percent of all cases in the anti-government category.” Ah, but the Bureau is not partisan PER SE.

    It seems far more likely that January 6 is being used as a pretext to infiltrate right-leaning political groups. It’s certainly become the foundation of the Democrats’ whole political strategy. As I’ve said, the Capitol Hill riot fit into their agenda so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would’ve had to make it happen. We’re still learning about the FBI’s role in THAT.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also has an increased focus on domestic terrorism: “While most of the homeland security agencies are focused on international (or foreign-inspired) terrorism, DHS is also the primary government agency charged with protecting ‘critical infrastructure’ including election systems, even those in private hands.”

    Wait a minute –- election systems? Private hands? Is this a reference to Dominion and other electronic voting systems? We need to know more about this.

    The FBI maintains that they investigate and prosecute criminal acts, not political beliefs or associations. But NEWSWEEK’s source told them that “people’s associations are, in practice, exactly what drives the FBI’s thinking and its approach for thwarting domestic terrorism.” Also, “its work is dominated by investigations of groups and networks.”

    The most disturbing part of the article relates what their source said about the FBI looking at “networks” that aren’t necessarily the result of organized groups –- namely, family and friends. “A key part of post-January 6 investigative activities has been to look at these associates and to follow threads of family and friend connections (particularly on social media) to scout for links and co-conspirators, particularly as the FBI seeks to stop future terrorism.”

    That’s how they justify this intrusion –- by saying it’s to prevent terrorist events from happening, as they have historically tried to do with international terrorism. But ironically (and the piece points this out), the increased scrutiny of Americans might actually increase the activities of those Americans who have grievances with the government.

    This is a very interesting article about where we are now with the FBI. I come away with an even stronger feeling that the current FBI is beyond reform. It’s past time to scrap the Bureau and start over.

    https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html


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    • Wesley Weisbrod

      12/08/2022 02:32 PM

      Amen to defunding and replacing the FBI with a nonpartisan organization. It's past time to do this.

    • Carole Brinkhoff

      12/08/2022 02:26 PM

      I agree that the FBI is a corrupt organization.
      Especially since they were the ones behind arresting the Jan 6
      Prisoners without due process.

    • Linda Orf Strebbing

      12/08/2022 02:12 PM

      I suspect that President Trump with his promise to “drain the swamp” put them immediately in defense mode, or perhaps more accurately offense mode as they must know, even subconsciously that they like the power they had and wouldn’t want to give it up. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

      So if their power was threatened, they were going to get rid of the threat to them before the threat(Trump) could get rid of them. Hence before he was even in the Oval Office, the plans for investigations began. Of course the political democrats were all on board as well because their power was also threatened.
      I’d love Trump to serve another 4 years but I’m thinking this country can’t endure another 4 years of the chaos the deep state would cause him and us. It’s too exhausting.

    • Anne Turner

      12/08/2022 01:40 PM

      First of all Elon is no slouch with the brainpower. He knew that Baker would implode given enough rope.

      As terrorism goes Jan. 6 is a pretty anemic example. So this is terrorism but burning down shops and attempting to incinerate government employees is not??? The FBI, once considered the ultimate in law enforcement, has become a dissolute joke. How can people so openly disgrace themselves?

      I am afraid that Mr. Trump is past his sell by date. If he persists in his bid to regain power it could mean the end of a two party system and the anemic GOP leadership has no one to blame but themselves. Gotta hand it to ‘em, the DNC knows how to gain and keep power. They understand the strength of hate and rule by emotion, not brains. I firmly beLieve that God gave us a great gift and people have thrown it back in His face. If people have no strong sense of right vs. wrong they will do anything to get what they want.

    • Virginia McAlear

      12/08/2022 01:38 PM

      This scares me, and I am sure that you and others like you are in their crosshairs. I know God is in control, and you are in our prayers. I hope you can keep telling all of us what is going on.

    • David Redman

      12/08/2022 01:38 PM

      why don't we just suggest to Elon that he buy out the FBI, fire two-thirds of them and start fresh. DR

    • Frankie Stum

      12/08/2022 12:40 PM

      About Baker ...... Easy peasy.
      How can you be arrested for a crime unless you commit it.
      Gods' watching. Very clever move made.

    • Duke Mecartney

      12/08/2022 12:34 PM

      I’m concerned that the cornered FBI deep state will manufacture an incident to support their
      “ terrorist “ positions

    • Timothy D Naegele

      12/08/2022 12:28 PM

      Having worked in intelligence at the Pentagon, and in the U.S. Senate, I am not naive. And I have never seen our great nation under assault like it is today. It is frightening.

    • Judy Apple

      12/08/2022 12:05 PM

      It is so very disheartening to see our beautiful country being transformed into an unrecognizable government.
      All of our government agencies: the FBI, The Justice Dept, the Military, the Ed Dept have become political progressive propaganda for the woke Democratic Party and media too!
      I feel like we are headed toward a China like existence.
      How to we keep from becoming hopeless and removed?
      Bless you and your family for continuing the fight!

      My grandkids were thrilled to stump for Sarah! So glad they live in Arkansas!

    Trump Indictment News

    December 8, 2022
    |

    Late in the day Tuesday, we learned that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk had fired (“exited”) Twitter’s deputy general counsel –- and former FBI general counsel –- James Baker when it was revealed he’d been going through the documents Musk wanted handed over to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss and holding some back. Was that out of force of habit for this First Amendment trampler? As we commented yesterday, perhaps the most surprising aspect of this turn of events was not that Baker was fired from Twitter but that he’d still been working there. One would think Musk would’ve fired him on Day One, as he did Baker's immediate boss Vijaya Gadde, who’d been outspoken about suppressing so-called "disinformation."

    “It would be interesting to know why Musk hadn’t quite gotten around to firing him yet,” we said Tuesday, suggesting that “surely there is a method to his madness.” Since then, some other observers have picked up on the same idea. Dan Bongino, speaking with guest Julie Kelly on his radio show Wednesday, wondered aloud why Musk had allowed a deep-stater like Baker, who likely was the kingpin at Twitter for the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, to remain there even one minute longer than necessary. Bongino speculated (I’m paraphrasing here) that in order to cleanly fire a slippery attorney like Baker, he first set Baker up with an opportunity to do what he does by “giving him enough rope to hang himself.” Letting Baker be in charge of releasing documents to Taibbi and Weiss, knowing full well he would try to “save” himself and his friends by holding back certain materials incriminating to the FBI, would be an act of sheer genius. If that’s what Musk did, Baker apparently played right along.

    That’s just the sort of plan we’d been thinking Musk had. He didn’t get where he is by being naive, so let's assume he wouldn’t have let the fox be in charge of the henhouse unless it was a trap for the fox. No word yet on whether that’s what Musk was doing, but it does make the most sense of any scenario thus far. It’s comforting to know that in this battle for free speech, he’s probably at least two or three steps ahead of everybody else.

    Even though Baker wasn’t officially working at the FBI when he went to work at Twitter, he was in effect an FBI plant or “mole.” That’s consistent with what we’re hearing about the activities of today’s Federal Bureau of Intimidation from, of all places, NEWSWEEK, in a piece called “FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism.” It reports that 70 percent of the FBI’s open domestic terrorism cases are now focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity. Extremism related to white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion, and anti-LGBTQ have been moved from “domestic terrorism” to “hate crime,” which lowers their priority in favor of the anti-government stuff.

    The article doesn’t say this, but it seems obvious that the focus at today’s FBI is to crush dissent.

    https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html

    NEWSWEEK spoke with a “senior government source” who “was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters,” and that person says the FBI considers all acts of violence against the government with a political motive to be terrorism. The author of the piece, William M. Arkin, rightly observes that the way they’re now classifying events “inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.”

    It seems obvious that this is precisely the point. To the FBI and those who would weaponize them, this isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. They WANT to be deeply embedded in our political life.

    This has gotten much worse since January 6, the article reports. “Since then,” it says, “anti-government, ‘anti-authority’ and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.” Anti-authority??  And this: “As the number of cases involving politics has expanded, the FBI has doubled the number of agents working on the subject.”

    But then their source unloads a huge pile of bull droppings by saying, “It’s not because the FBI is partisan, but more because society...and Washington remains obsessed with January 6 and Donald Trump. I doesn’t matter whether the activity is left or right, anti-Biden or anti-Trump. That’s the pool of suspected terrorists. In other words, the focus now is on political terrorism.”

    Yes, the focus is on political terrorism, but is this person actually trying to say it’s not about left or right, Republican or Democrat? Give me a break. They define who the “pool” of suspected terrorists is, and it’s MAGA. The intel community that was out to get Trump was vastly made up of partisan Democrat (and a few RINO) Hillary Clinton supporters. I could offer example after example. Just yesterday, we learned that FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, the operative who falsely warned Twitter in 2020 that the upcoming Hunter Biden’s laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” was a repeat Democrat donor. As recently as 2020, he donated to ActBlue, a left-wing PAC.

    https://thepostmillennial.com/lead-fbi-agent-who-warned-twitter-about-russian-disinformation-dump-is-repeat-donor-to-democratic-party-report

    A “senior FBI official” tells NEWSWEEK that “The Bureau isn’t partisan per se, though it finds itself investigating mostly MAGA and related political activity as domestic terrorism. Right-wing-oriented domestic terrorists –- suspected terrorists –- account for more than 80 percent of all cases in the anti-government category.” Ah, but the Bureau is not partisan PER SE.

    It seems far more likely that January 6 is being used as a pretext to infiltrate right-leaning political groups. It’s certainly become the foundation of the Democrats’ whole political strategy. As I’ve said, the Capitol Hill riot fit into their agenda so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would’ve had to make it happen. We’re still learning about the FBI’s role in THAT.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also has an increased focus on domestic terrorism: “While most of the homeland security agencies are focused on international (or foreign-inspired) terrorism, DHS is also the primary government agency charged with protecting ‘critical infrastructure’ including election systems, even those in private hands.”

    Wait a minute –- election systems? Private hands? Is this a reference to Dominion and other electronic voting systems? We need to know more about this.

    The FBI maintains that they investigate and prosecute criminal acts, not political beliefs or associations. But NEWSWEEK’s source told them that “people’s associations are, in practice, exactly what drives the FBI’s thinking and its approach for thwarting domestic terrorism.” Also, “its work is dominated by investigations of groups and networks.”

    The most disturbing part of the article relates what their source said about the FBI looking at “networks” that aren’t necessarily the result of organized groups –- namely, family and friends. “A key part of post-January 6 investigative activities has been to look at these associates and to follow threads of family and friend connections (particularly on social media) to scout for links and co-conspirators, particularly as the FBI seeks to stop future terrorism.”

    That’s how they justify this intrusion –- by saying it’s to prevent terrorist events from happening, as they have historically tried to do with international terrorism. But ironically (and the piece points this out), the increased scrutiny of Americans might actually increase the activities of those Americans who have grievances with the government.

    This is a very interesting article about where we are now with the FBI. I come away with an even stronger feeling that the current FBI is beyond reform. It’s past time to scrap the Bureau and start over.

    https://www.newsweek.com/2022/12/23/fbi-ramps-spending-fight-maga-terrorism-1764498.html


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    • Wesley Weisbrod

      12/08/2022 02:32 PM

      Amen to defunding and replacing the FBI with a nonpartisan organization. It's past time to do this.

    • Carole Brinkhoff

      12/08/2022 02:26 PM

      I agree that the FBI is a corrupt organization.
      Especially since they were the ones behind arresting the Jan 6
      Prisoners without due process.

    • Linda Orf Strebbing

      12/08/2022 02:12 PM

      I suspect that President Trump with his promise to “drain the swamp” put them immediately in defense mode, or perhaps more accurately offense mode as they must know, even subconsciously that they like the power they had and wouldn’t want to give it up. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

      So if their power was threatened, they were going to get rid of the threat to them before the threat(Trump) could get rid of them. Hence before he was even in the Oval Office, the plans for investigations began. Of course the political democrats were all on board as well because their power was also threatened.
      I’d love Trump to serve another 4 years but I’m thinking this country can’t endure another 4 years of the chaos the deep state would cause him and us. It’s too exhausting.

    • Anne Turner

      12/08/2022 01:40 PM

      First of all Elon is no slouch with the brainpower. He knew that Baker would implode given enough rope.

      As terrorism goes Jan. 6 is a pretty anemic example. So this is terrorism but burning down shops and attempting to incinerate government employees is not??? The FBI, once considered the ultimate in law enforcement, has become a dissolute joke. How can people so openly disgrace themselves?

      I am afraid that Mr. Trump is past his sell by date. If he persists in his bid to regain power it could mean the end of a two party system and the anemic GOP leadership has no one to blame but themselves. Gotta hand it to ‘em, the DNC knows how to gain and keep power. They understand the strength of hate and rule by emotion, not brains. I firmly beLieve that God gave us a great gift and people have thrown it back in His face. If people have no strong sense of right vs. wrong they will do anything to get what they want.

    • Virginia McAlear

      12/08/2022 01:38 PM

      This scares me, and I am sure that you and others like you are in their crosshairs. I know God is in control, and you are in our prayers. I hope you can keep telling all of us what is going on.

    • David Redman

      12/08/2022 01:38 PM

      why don't we just suggest to Elon that he buy out the FBI, fire two-thirds of them and start fresh. DR

    • Frankie Stum

      12/08/2022 12:40 PM

      About Baker ...... Easy peasy.
      How can you be arrested for a crime unless you commit it.
      Gods' watching. Very clever move made.

    • Duke Mecartney

      12/08/2022 12:34 PM

      I’m concerned that the cornered FBI deep state will manufacture an incident to support their
      “ terrorist “ positions

    • Timothy D Naegele

      12/08/2022 12:28 PM

      Having worked in intelligence at the Pentagon, and in the U.S. Senate, I am not naive. And I have never seen our great nation under assault like it is today. It is frightening.

    • Judy Apple

      12/08/2022 12:05 PM

      It is so very disheartening to see our beautiful country being transformed into an unrecognizable government.
      All of our government agencies: the FBI, The Justice Dept, the Military, the Ed Dept have become political progressive propaganda for the woke Democratic Party and media too!
      I feel like we are headed toward a China like existence.
      How to we keep from becoming hopeless and removed?
      Bless you and your family for continuing the fight!

      My grandkids were thrilled to stump for Sarah! So glad they live in Arkansas!