President Trump… long before he became president… was a horrific threat to the deep state cabal that operates in Washington, D.C. And therefore, became the target of every nefarious, shady, and offensive attack that could be launched.
Interestingly, although IG Michael Horowitz’s report concerning FISA court abuses tried to whitewash the scandal, it actually delivers some crucial information for people who know where to look.
Conservative Treehouse has identified two “confidential human sources” who (Sundance believes) were embedded in the Trump campaign by reading correctly interpreting the Horowitz report, specifically the footnotes:
Congressman Mike Rogers and Patrick Byrne. Rep. Rogers was neck deep in the Benghazi cover up for Clinton/Obama and his wife cashed in with the state department for multi-millions, and Byrne is a former CEO who has outlined his ‘personal’ knowledge of a 2015 and 2016 political espionage operation being run by the FBI.
CTH was always curious why one specific member of the Trump campaign and transition team was abruptly departed (Nov 15, 2016) immediately after the visit by NSA Director Mike Rogers was scheduled, and two-days prior to their meeting.
It’s a weedy question, likely only considered by those who were watching closely at the time…
Based on the arc of the post-election timeline described in the segment of the report that touches upon “non-tasked” Confidential Human Sources (CHSs), beginning page 336; and based on other information in/around the specific CHS described; there’s a very strong likelihood we can identify this one.
(NOVEMBER 15, 2016) Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has resigned from Donald Trump’s presidential transition team.
“It was a privilege to prepare and advise the policy, personnel and agency action teams on all aspects of the national security portfolio during the initial pre-election planning phase,” Rogers said in a statement Tuesday. “Our work will provide a strong foundation for the new transition team leadership as they move into the post-election phase, which naturally is incorporating the campaign team in New York who drove President-elect Trump to an incredible victory last Tuesday.” (link)
As more Americans are now aware of how deep the intelligence community operates in/around DC politicians, it is worth remembering exactly how this happens.
The modern intelligence apparatus has a history of leveraging/turning compromised politicians into assets for an agenda most Americans are only now starting to grasp. Former HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers was in place during the 2012 joint CIA/State Department Benghazi operation controlled by Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta, code name: Operation Zero Footprint.
Congressman Rogers was part of the group who covered for Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta in the outcome of Benghazi. Rogers motives on both fronts (cover Benghazi and surveillance of Trump) are part of the old fashioned motive, money. Mike Rogers’ wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers, was the president and CEO of Aegis LLC a “security” defense contractor – and her connections delivered a $10 billion contract with the State Dept.
In the height of the scrutiny over Benghazi HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger authored a quick, and widely rebuked, intelligence committee report that provided the first line of defense for Clinton, Obama and Panetta. The media seized on the Rogers/Ruppersberger report to set the narrative.
Immediately following their efforts, Mike Rogers and Dennis Ruppersberger resigned from congress. Mike and his wife Kristi riding off into the sunset with multi-millions of wealth from the secured Aegis contract. [Oh yeah, and Kristi retired too]
This is how the deep state operates and the Rogers example is a typical highlight for how enmeshed interests of the intelligence community, politicians and the individual can resurface when needed. With the background explained, you can easily see how the Deep State 2016 presidential election interests would merge with the interests of Mike and Kristi Rogers influence/affluence.
Oh yes, at the time…. the Deep State media was also fully engaged:
November 15, 2016 – By David Ignatius: The ouster of former congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) from Donald Trump’s transition team is a worrisome sign of continuing internecine battles in the GOP and the ascendancy of Trump’s personal political allies in shaping the president-elect’s agenda.
Rogers, a widely respected former FBI agent who headed the House Intelligence Committee, had been seen as a figure of stability and continuity in intelligence matters. He was mentioned as a possible next director of the CIA or director of national intelligence.
But Rogers was told last weekend by Rick Dearborn, executive director of the transition team, that he was being removed from his role in the national-security group advising Trump. He was replaced by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who took over as the committee’s chairman after Rogers left Congress in 2014 and has been a far more partisan chairman. (WaPo Link)
Now take a look at fn 474 again:
In identifying the second Confidential Human Source, CHT reported:
Throughout the 478-page IG report on FBI FISA misconduct there are several mentions of Confidential Human Sources (CHSs) who were either officially “tasked” or unofficially involved in the 2016 FBI investigation of the Trump campaign.
The inspector general review of the CHS activity is fraught with examples of the FBI denying many of the numerous “non-tasked” sources were acting in an official capacity.
The inspector general’s office knowing the FBI were lacking candor is one thing; however, proving that is another matter entirely. The ‘having to take them at their word‘ dynamic appears throughout the chapters on the use of Confidential Human Sources.
Horowitz report shows the level of denial and justification by FBI officials in Washington DC surrounding the deployment of human sources stretches credulity. It really is quite something to take the totality of the FBI denials, for repeated and specific events, place them all together and then determine all of this is just random, happenstance activity.
Despite FBI denials, perhaps because of them; and despite the IG not being able to find specific evidence that would refute their denials; the IG found far too many coincidences for all of the activity to be coincidental. This led to Inspector General Horowitz writing a break-out report on just the use of Confidential Human Sources [Nov. 19, 2019].
CTH has identified another key “non-tasked” (their claim) CHS that appears to have been the final straw for Horowitz amid a mountain of FBI denials. The FBI claims around this specific person is what eventually led to the November 19th, 2019, break out report.
[NOTE: I am identifying these redacted individuals and sources because there is a bigger issue at stake. There is growing evidence of an ongoing battle within the current FBI. One side wants to push out the truth, the other side is intent on hiding it.]
Continuing from yesterday…. we turn to page #338. This one is key, and please don’t skip the actual reading of the highlighted pages below (even if you have to read multiple times).
Keep in mind, the issues around this specific source was the final straw for Inspector General Horowitz to decide to do the breakout report on FBI standards and practices for the use of confidential human sources.
Footnote #476 is part of the puzzle to id this source. Notice the handling agent was contacted in October 2016 for assistance “serving a court order”. Notice also that footnote #476 pertains to a later contact in “March 2017”.
There’s a very specific source who has openly discussed these events in the media.
The descriptions of the “Handling Agent”, “Case Agent”, and “Co-Case Handling Agent” are specific, purposeful and useful. However, it is the tell-word “hobby” that finally outlines the identification of this Confidential Human Source…. The CHS has self-described using this exact word in media appearances.
These senior FBI official denials are where it gets ridiculous. These denials are the straw that led to the November 19th report. Notice how these denials actually contradict the material in/around fn #476 where FBI main office was informed of the activity surrounding this CHS.
[Note specifics, it helps to confirm the id] James Comey, Bill Priestap and Peter Strzok all deny knowing what this confidential human source was doing….
The source is Patrick Byrne.
You might remember when CTH originally outlined the FBI methods Patrick Byrne was describing we specifically noted the form of contact and instruction was created with built-in plausible deniability. Now we see that denial in action.
BACKGROUND Link Here
I believe Patrick Byrne.
I do not believe the DC-based FBI denials of knowledge.
…neither does Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
…hence Horowitz wrote the IG report on CHS issues.
♦ Final thought: To the FBI person(s) inside the machine trying to break out the truth…. just keep doing what you are doing. CTH can see it.
And, he’s not the only one.