With delighted squeals of approval from the mainstream media, and cheers from the anti-Trump neo-con/neo-lib imperial faction, special counsel Robert Mueller took a series of highly-publicized steps last week, intended to buttress the "Russiagate" case against President Donald Trump. He has done this before, as with his ludicrous indictment of twelve Russian GRU officials, the day before the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki last July, allegedly for "hacking" Democratic Party emails. His maneuver then did not deter the President from meeting with President Putin in Helsinki, though it set the stage for hysterical reactions from anti-Trumpers after the summit, who accused the President of "treason" for not publicly denouncing Putin for "meddling."
This time, however, Mueller's assault, combined with a military provocation staged against Russia by the imperial neocon's Ukrainian puppet Poroshenko, led to a decision by Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. In his tweet cancelling the meeting, Trump indicated that this latest attack would not deter him from future meetings with Putin, writing, "I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved." However, the postponement of a "meaningful summit" at a moment of increasing tension between the two nuclear superpowers, sent an ominous signal to the Russians, that the Russiagate allegations against Trump and Putin by the neocons continue to have a highly negative effect on relations, with dangerous implications.
This is precisely why Russiagate was launched initially by the highest level of British intelligence, in collusion with their allies among former President Obama's intelligence team, to insure that Trump—whose election they tried to stop—would not be able to break out of the strategic geometry of geopolitical confrontation deemed necessary to sustain the "liberal post-Cold War Order", based on Anglo-American unilateral designs. It is the implosion of this "New World Order", which was initiated under the late President George H.W. Bush, which set the stage for the global insurgency against Anglo-American unilateralism, which led to the election of Trump.
THE UBIQUITOUS RUSSIAGATE NARRATIVE
The desperation of the anti-Trump forces to constrain the President, or drive him out of office, should be obvious, by the sheer volume of repetition of the fraudulent case which underlies Russiagate, which is that the Russians meddled in the 2016 election to elect Trump, to fulfill Putin's alleged goal of re-establishing the Soviet Empire. This has not only dominated the news cycle for the last two years in the U.S. and Europe, but has led to an increased political polarization in the U.S., paralyzing the Congress, while tying Trump's hands. Every step taken by Trump to break out of the framework of geopolitics—for example, his successful negotiations with North Korea, his friendship with China's President Xi Jinping, and his effort to engage in meaningful arms control and anti-terror operations with Putin—has been subjected to lying and cynical attacks by his opponents, who attribute his endeavors to his need to repay Putin for rigging the election for him!
In addition to the daily barrage from the media responsible for the proliferation of what Trump has accurately labelled "Fake News", a whole library of books pushing this story is being written and promoted, to enhance the anti-Trump anti-Putin narrative. An early effort was a book by MI6 leaker Luke Harding, of the Guardian. His book, Collusion, is filled with praise for MI6 operative Christopher Steele, whose fake dossier became the basis for the Obama intelligence team to unleash its operations against Trump.
The most recent contribution to this "Fake History" is The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy by the Washington Post's national security correspondent, Greg Miller. The book, which was awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize, reminds the reader, on virtually every other page, that the CIA had access "to an extraordinary stream of information" proving that "Putin was himself directing the 'active measures' operation aimed at disrupting" the 2016 election. How does he know this? Miller ultimately relies on the report fabricated by the Atlantic Council's CrowdStrike cyber investigators, which claims that their investigators "turned up troubling evidence of two Russian hacking teams," which reinforced "evidence" that the FBI supposedly had discovered. Mueller's sleuths claim to have reached the same conclusion, from their investigation!
Miller does not mention that the FBI never investigated the DNC servers, which were allegedly hacked. Nor does he mention that the FBI was originally tipped off to "suspicious" cyber activity by Russians by GCHQ, the British equivalent to the U.S. National Security Agency, shortly before Steele was hired by operatives of the Clinton campaign to produce his anti-Trump diatribe. Nor does he mention the report by technical experts produced by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, which found that there was no evidence of hacking, instead showing that the documents produced which discredited the Clinton campaign were released to Wikileaks by a campaign insider, likely on a USB stick!
MUELLER'S LATEST OFFENSIVE
The whole case being produced by Mueller, which is periodically leaked to the media, depends on accepting the story of "Russian hacking". Once that is accepted as a given, in order to make the case that Trump committed impeachable acts, Mueller must prove that Trump "colluded" with Putin—whether out of fear of blackmail by sex tapes in his possession, or evidence that his companies were saved, many times, by funds provided by Russian oligarchs with organized crime ties—and that he acted to "obstruct justice", to cover up for collusion. Most of what was released prior to the G20 summit is designed to build this case.
Since there is no evidence of "collusion", and Mueller's charges against the Russians will likely never be tested in court, he is fabricating evidence, using his powers as a prosecutor to threaten witnesses with jail time and bankruptcy, to get them to corroborate the allegations against Trump and his allies. Among the stories toward this end produced by Mueller's team this week were:
1. An attempt to prove, by squeezing a story out of Dr. Jerome Corsi, that Trump friend and collaborator, Roger Stone, conspired with Wikileaks and/or Russian operatives, to release the anti-Clinton emails, and that he discussed this with Trump. Stone denies this, as did Trump. Corsi, who expects to be indicted for "lying to the FBI", said he will file a charge against Mueller, stating that his team is threatening him, to force him to lie. Stone remains a key target of Mueller.
2. Mueller announced he was ripping up the plea agreement with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, because he is not cooperating as per the agreement, and is continuing to lie. Manafort, who was convicted on charges of tax evasion and money laundering unrelated to the Russiagate probe, has already forfeited much of his wealth and faces life imprisonment. He was the subject of a lying article, cowritten by the Guardian's Harding, which falsely asserted he visited Wikileaks Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in June 2016 (just before the Wikileak's release of documents) which both he and Assange vigorously deny; they have threatened to file libel actions against the paper.
3. A big announcement by Mueller that Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, who had previously pleaded guilty to a variety of financial schemes—unrelated to Russiagate—has now admitted to lying about the time frame of his negotiations with "Russians" about a contract to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen now says he was still prepared to pursue the deal in June 2016. This was hailed by media as a potential "smoking gun", though there are many aspects of this which are questionable, including the source, Cohen, who has already admitted lying, and was never able to make any contact with anyone in Putin's office to "make the deal."
4. Mueller's announcement that Michael Flynn, who served briefly as Trump's national security adviser, has been cooperating so well, that he recommends that Flynn spend no time in jail. Flynn pleaded guilty to "lying to the FBI." The "crime" he was investigated for was that he allegedly asked the Russians (Ambassador to the U.S. Kislyak) not to react to the sanctions Obama imposed on them, for "meddling" in the U.S. election.
Each of these "revelations", and others coming from Mueller, have been prepared by an ongoing investigation directed by corrupt FBI officials, various state agencies run by anti-Trump officials, and facilitated by corrupt officials of the Department of Justice. Mueller's actions are aimed at isolating Trump, and demoralizing his supporters, as a kind of psychological warfare, to protect the provocative military-strategic doctrine of the liberal post-Cold War order. In the process, the demonizing of Putin feeds the "Military Industrial Complex's" plan for an increasing defense budget, which Trump just called "crazy", and the expansion of NATO to Russia's borders.
It is now time for President Trump to declassify the documents, which demonstrate the web of corruption behind this attack on him, and on the American voters who elected him. This is not a partisan issue, but a matter of war or peace.