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September 23, 2021
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Someone who might have been in the best position to know how the Russia Hoax was created --- aside from those who actually faked it themselves --- was Kash Patel, chief investigator for California Rep. Devin Nunes, then-chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Patel, a former DOJ national security prosecutor, headed Nunes’ small group they informally dubbed “Objective Medusa” to uncover the plot against Trump. It was Objective Medusa that discovered in October 2017 that the Steele “dossier” had been funded by the Clinton campaign.

As Patel explained to Dana Perino on FOX NEWS, he was also the staffer who took the deposition that is cited in Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of Perkins Coie partner and attorney Michael Sussmann. Sussmann, he said, is the key figure who ties Hillary Clinton and her campaign to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele “and the false information they fed to the FBI and the DOJ to spy on a presidential campaign.”

https://bongino.com/kash-patel-durham-probe-into-clinton-campaign-developing-into-a-very-well-laid-out-conspiracy-charge

Patel sees this as a very-well laid out conspiracy charge that will expand to include other figures.

If you’ve read Lee Smith’s “THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History,” which has served as major reference material for us since it came out in 2019, you’re not surprised to hear Patel say this. Check out Chapter 9, “The Press Breaks,” in which Smith details the carefully set-up media explosion surrounding the phony “dossier.” The Alfa Bank story was key.

As Smith explains, on October 31, 2016 –- days before the election –- Franklin Foer, after receiving a manufactured story from Fusion GPS, wrote in SLATE that Russia-connected Alfa Bank’s computer servers were in contact with those of the Trump Organization. That article, along with what Steele had put in his “dossier,” tied Trump to Putin by way of Alfa Bank. And what did Hillary do, after her Fusion GPS operatives had planted this story? Why, put out a press release about it and retweet this lie: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.” The only thing “computer scientists” might have had to do with this story was to figure out how to fake those mysterious “pings.”

The Alfa Bank story was shown to be false in no time, but, as Smith details in his book, it didn’t really go away. It just became part of the lore, along with all the other fake stories that were never verified or had been debunked outright. Thank goodness Alfa Bank sued Steele (among others) for libel, because that forced Steele to go on record about his dicey sources and lack of any real verification.

We highly recommend the book, as it’s especially timely now. And it reads like a thriller. But as Patel says at the end, this effort still isn’t finished. “There’s no actual accountability yet,” he admits. “When we have that, then I’ll be satisfied.” Smith concludes by saying Hillary, with her fears of losing and of being exposed as the dirty politician she is, was the “center of gravity” for this phony operation, adding that if she had won in 2016, we never would have known about any of it.

But as Victoria Taft writes for PJ MEDIA, it’s all coming out, and we’ve just heard the clunk of another shoe dropping. (How many shoes will this centipede end up having?) The part of the Sussmann indictment that especially caught her attention was on Page 10. We haven’t discussed Page 10 yet, but that’s where Durham alleges that “Tech Executive 1,” who hoped to work in cybersecurity for the Clinton White House, used proprietary information to conjure up phony links between Trump and Alfa Bank. He got this information from his own companies, Unbelievably, he also used contracts with an American university to use their researchers to “search and analyze their holdings of public and non-public internet data for derogatory information on Trump” to “support an ‘inference’ and ‘narrative’ regarding Trump that would please certain VIPs.” VIP, I would point out, rhymes with “HRC.” And the narrative they were tasked with supporting was “Russia Russia Russia!”

This is just shocking shocking shocking.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/09/22/latest-durham-indictment-may-make-russiagate-the-most-corrupt-scandal-in-u-s-history-n1480603

As Taft explains, “The indictment illustrates how Tech Executive 1 used government connections, his companies, contracts with a U.S. university, Perkins Coie, Sussmann, and other political players to Get Trump.”

The indictment even mentions that the major players in this scheme discussed how to fake the computer links to show to the media and the FBI. (See, I was only half-kidding when I quipped about what the computer scientists were really for!)

Taft says that internet sleuths have already pretty much figured out who these major players were, including Tech Executive 1 and the university. We think we might be able to guess some of these as well but sure wouldn't want to be wrong. So we’ll wait for a few more shoes to drop from the centipede.

In the meantime, here’s something else to ponder about Sussmann. We’ve mentioned before that he was representing the DNC when they were supposedly “hacked by the Russians.” (NOTE: We don’t know for sure that it was a hack, as opposed to an internal leak, and there’s no proof that it was done by the Russians.) According to Technofog, writing on SUBSTACK, as soon as Sussmann was told by the DNC of the so-called hack, he contacted an old friend at CrowdStrike, Shawn Henry, who was also the former head of the FBI’s cyber division. CrowdStrike is the company that kept the servers when the DNC refused to turn them over to the FBI. Conveniently, Perkins Coie and CrowdStrike happened to be protected by attorney-client privilege.

According to the indictment, “Within the day, the CrowdStrike team concluded that the intruders were Russian government operatives.” Whew, that was fast. That is some efficiency right there. And I guess they stuck with that, even though Julian Assange insisted that the source for the DNC data he published in Wikileaks had not come from anyone working on behalf of any government, including Russia’s.

What really happened with the DNC servers is an enduring question that Sussmann likely could answer.

https://cdn.substack.com/image/fetch/f_auto,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F84cab5f0-c880-4586-8f1d-8c5f3521e493_624x445.png

Sussmann was incredibly well-connected and seemed to know all the players. We’ll leave you with an excellent article from REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that explains how these scams are accomplished in DC: through a network of friends.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/09/22/how_russiagate_became_a_story_of_old_friends_indeed_795476.html

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RELATED READING

Over the past week, morning newsletter subscribers have been treated to a detailed look at the Durham investigation. Below, are the links to each story for my evening newsletter subscribers:

9/22: Why is Durham taking so long? HERE'S THE ANSWER

9/21: Durham's probe suggests biggest political hoax in history

9/17: Grand Jury indicts Michael Sussman for providing false information to the FBI

9/16: Durham seeks indictment of Perkins Coie lawyer

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  • Carol & Clyde Mathews

    09/26/2021 09:29 PM

    sussman will probably wake up dead by his own staged hand as all those who go against the clintons

  • Mike Manoogian

    09/26/2021 07:08 AM

    HRC seems to be the head of the snake. When will she be indicted?

  • Patrick Canan

    09/25/2021 06:59 PM

    Re: the new video. Of course many who came to the J6 rally were not, themselves, violent. They were, however, the celebratory beneficiaries of violence, and believed that this gave them license to walk casually in the doorway or climb through the broken-out window. Oddly, setting up a defensive perimeter was not in the plan. Is it possible, having accomplished their perceived task, having stopped the certification and gained control of the Republic’s most famous building, that they believed the President would protect them? That would be a moment to commemorate with a selfie.

  • Christine Jacobson (Chris)

    09/25/2021 06:14 PM

    Hi Mike!

    The news I get about our country and government almost solely comes from your daily emails. Thank you! Question, I’m a little lost in the Durham reporting. If all goes well, what will be accomplished? Sorry to seem ignorant.

    Also, would it be possible to add a positive note, somewhere daily?

    Again, thank you for giving us Truth!
    In His Love and Mine,
    Chris

  • Elizabeth A Sandberg

    09/24/2021 12:32 PM

    Governor, I am not holding my breath that accountability will come. It seemed like there was plenty of tangible evidence to arrest HRC and nothing happened there. However, if by some chance or by God's hand accountability comes I'm wondering if those who were slandered by the media's continuing to report, knowingly report, false narratives will be able to sue those media outlets. Just curious.

  • rodney burke

    09/24/2021 12:28 PM

    Yep all these associations are about to bite them. Ohr backdoored for the fired Steele, yeah we've known that for 3 years. Fusion GPS., law firms. It is all about to unravel I'm loving it. Durham now needs an indictment or Baker or Bruce Ohr and things will begin in earnest. I'd say throw in Elias while we're at it. Pain is coming as one guy says, I want a lot of it to come and never stop.

  • Kathleen Riley

    09/24/2021 11:32 AM

    The Trump/Russia (read: Sussmann and Friends) story turns my stomach. Indictments MUST follow. Those True Americans who read about this (and who can even Begin to comprehend the depth of corruption) must demand arrests and prosecutions starting with Ole' Hills herself. The universities which participated must be defunded and its leadership removed.

  • Susan French

    09/24/2021 09:37 AM

    Mike, thanks so much for the research you and your staff do to address these very important stories. Your articles are easy to read and most importantly, understand. Especially this “tangled web” of Russiagate. I so appreciate your daily emails.

  • Brent Keast

    09/24/2021 07:48 AM

    Please please please! Why are there no consequences in this world? With these big players doing outrageous acts of treason and larceny, why aren’t they in jail? What is doled out to us daily is that the ruling class can do ANYTHING and be insulated from consequence. The legislative branch, instead of creating laws to protect us from the lawless, spends all its time INVESTIGATING - ad Infinitum. It’s a smokescreen and the general populous is wise to it. It’s always the same. I don’t watch the news anymore. I watch the Science Channel for my sanity.

  • Elizabeth N. Mayer

    09/23/2021 08:43 PM

    Please continue to keep us informed! And the way you write your newsletter is wonderful, with summaries of information alongside links to the sources (if we wish to read further). Also please continue to pray for our country, that the Lord will save it and our freedoms, and that He will reveal the truth about all these awful people and their lies to everyone, and that everyone will hear and accept the truth. And that the Lord will heal and convert all these people, take the evil from them and crush it under His heel. And that He will save our children and grandchildren from being indoctrinated by this evil. Thank you, Gov. Huckabee!