Summary of this SUPERB commentary below the fold.
DiGenova gives an explosive overview of the war between Barr / Trump and heads of CIA, FBI. DiGenova: on Trump’s Order to Declassify 2016 Surveillance Docs
President Trump authorizes AG Bill Barr to declassify all materials related to the Russia collusion investigation. DeGenova explains: this is a “full scale war,” as FBI head Christopher Wray blocks disclosure. Why does this matter?
DiGenova explains how this war goes back to 2012 when illegal NSA database searches were requested by four FBI contractors. These illegal searches were authorized by the Obama Administration.
DiGenova says, “This is full-scale war between the Attorney General of the United States and believe it or not, another FBI director who thinks he’s James Comey. Christopher Wray is a disaster. He’s an unmitigated disaster…you are watching the quintessential Washington power battle.
“Here’s the problem for the agencies: The FBI and the CIA, they have one disadvantage. They can leak to the Post and the Times but they do not have subpoena power – and Bill Barr does.
“We are headed toward a gigantic, gigantic fight. The intelligence community, which includes the FBI is in full resistance to disclosing what they did during the presidential campaign but here’s the other problem: they’re very fearful of what the FISA Court has already found; that there was political spying going on, starting in 2012, not ’15 not ’16 – in 2012.”
Some may recall that Obama’s UN Ambassador, Samantha Power was found to have unmasked over 300 NSA databases of Americans via “702 queries”, which include phone calls, text messages, email – the NSA scoops up everything – and they have all of Hillary’s emails, too. Power denied this and it was found that four FBI contractors had used her credentials to illegally log into the system on behalf of Obama, who was spying on all of his political opponents and some of this information was leaked to the press.
DiGenova notes that the “Agencies” (FBI, CIA) are terrified that if this earlier information is revealed, their powers may be restricted and some of their people may go to prison.
The real war: will we have accountable government? “This [war] is as big as it gets in a democracy,” says DiGenova.
DeGenova explains clearly who is doing what, why this matters – and why the rats are scrambling like crazy. “You are watching the quintessential Washington power battle now.”