President Trump has been roundly criticized for questioning the intelligence community’s assessment of the Russian meddling effort. It does appear that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 election, and many others prior to 2016, but those allegations have yet to be proven. We also need to note, had Russia NOT meddled in the election, the results would have been the same. This fact has been listed in both the February indictment and the July indictment, both of which were announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Since the special counsel, Robert Mueller, decided to bring formal charges against these Russian actors, they are now afforded Constitutional civil liberties. That means, these Russian nationals and entities must be afforded due process rights and trial by judge or jury as to discern whether or not they are guilty.
According to the American justice system, they are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. As it stands right now, these Russian nationals and entities are literally considered innocent by the United States Department of Justice since they have yet to be tried. In essence, nothing has been proven in the eyes of the United States Department of Justice and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concurs with that characterization, which he clearly outlined within the indictment of 12 Russian nationals for election meddling.
“That is how the American people expect their Department of Justice to operate and that is how our department is going to operate. In our justice system, everyone who is charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. It should go without saying that people who are not charged with a crime also are presumed innocent.”
– Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein
Once these allegations are proven throughout the course of a trial and a guilty verdict is returned, as Robert Mueller chose, then and only then can we deem them guilty.
But here are some examples as to why we don’t blindly believe what the intelligence community tells us.
The American intelligence community has a long history of failures, bungles, botches, and outright lies to save themselves the embarrassment of revealing their own ineptitude as it pertains to clandestine missions and basic protections of the United States homeland. And boy, have there been some massively stupid mistakes made on behalf of the intelligence community. It’s VERY difficult to refer to them as “intelligence” after reading some of these doozies.
The Robert Levinson Debacle
We can start with the disappearance of Robert Levinson on Iranian soil in March of 2007. Robert Levinson was a former FBI employee who was working for the CIA when he disappeared in Iran. Levinson was sent to Iran’s Kish Island, a smuggling hub in the Persian Gulf, by CIA analysts who allegedly had no authority to run intelligence operations.
The entire mission was bungled from the start and forced CIA Administrators to claim analysts were running an “off-the-books spy mission” though, no evidence was ever presented to corroborate their claims. Three CIA analysts were forced to leave the agency however, no charges were brought against these analysts who were allegedly responsible for Levinson’s disappearance. If these analysts really did run an off-the-books mission which resulted in embarrassment for the CIA, then why would they NOT have been charged with doing so?
What’s more troubling about this story is that the United States Government urged the Associated Press not to run a story which detailed ties between Levinson and the CIA. And even more worrisome than that, the AP agreed to the U.S. Government demands not to run the story. It took years for it to print, so much for journalistic integrity at the AP. The U.S. Government also paid Levinson’s family $2.5 million from taxpayers in a settlement to avoid a lawsuit that would have revealed the truth to the American public.
If you were running your own spy mission that resulted in a CIA asset being lost and a $2.5 million payout to the family of that lost asset, do you think you could just walk away unscathed, as happened here?
Hezbollah Gets the Drop on the CIA
One would imagine, when conducting clandestine spy operations, the CIA would not choose a code word that is associated with the ‘secret’ meeting spot in which the CIA is to meet recruited informants. Because that would blow your entire spy operation out of the water. Well, one would be wrong.
In 2011, it appeared that over a dozen informants working on behalf of the CIA were captured by Hezbollah or Iran after the terror network learned where American spies were meeting their agents. According to current and former U.S. officials, two Hezbollah agents posing as potential recruits learned the whereabouts of a ‘secret’ location CIA agents were using to meet their informants, a Pizza Hut in Beirut. The code word CIA agents chose to use in order to arrange a meeting with informants, “PIZZA.”
Hezbollah sat back and staked out the Pizza Hut in Beirut, and like fish in a barrel, the informants started to disappear one buy one. U.S. intelligence officers ignored repeated warnings against using the same locations in order to meet numerous recruits. Intelligence operations in Beirut had to be suspended in the summer of 2011 as a result of this debacle. “We were lazy and the CIA is now flying blind against Hezbollah,” a former U.S. intelligence officer stated to ABC News.
Humiliation in Germany
After September 11, 2001, the United States intelligence services stepped up their ‘extraordinary rendition’ programs. Rendition is kidnapping an individual from one country and transporting them to another for interrogation.
New Year’s Eve 2003, the CIA seeks to carry out a rendition operation on a subject named Khaled el-Masri in Macedonia based on a “hunch” that he is involved with terrorism since his name is close to “Khaled al-Masri,” a known radical Islamic terrorist. Yes, you read that right. Since his name was similar to a known terrorist’s name, not the same but similar, they assumed he was involved in with radical Islamic terrorism. How’s that for crack investigating by U.S. intelligence services?
The mission is carried out ‘successfully’ and el-Masri is transported to numerous CIA black sites where he would allegedly be tortured, including sodomization. Upon learning they had kidnapped the wrong man, the CIA allegedly kept him detained and continued enhanced interrogations for about a month until they released him in the dead of night on a desolate road in Albania. He was not given an explanation nor was he given any funds to get home.
Robert Mueller Fails Fort Hood
On November 5, 2009 Nidal Hasan, who was a United States Army Medical Corps psychiatrist, walked into a deployment processing center in Fort Hood, Texas to carry out a mass shooting which resulted in 13 deaths, including a pregnant soldier, and 30 wounded.
In the wake of the shooting, e-mail exchanges between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, Al Qaeda’s chief English-speaking propagandist, began to surface. The Al Qaeda propagandist was also alleged to have strong ties to the 9/11 hijackers who carried out a terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, two of which attended a Mosque in San Diego. While many officials claimed the e-mail exchanges were benign in nature, they were anything but.
Hasan’s email exchanges with an Al Qaeda terrorist first appeared on the FBI’s radar when they intercepted his emails in December of 2008, nearly a full year prior to him carrying out the massacre at Fort Hood. In this exchange, Hasan emailed Awlaki to ask whether or not serving in the United States military was consistent with the Muslim faith. Within the exchange, Hasan also asked if Awlaki regarded those who died attacking U.S. soldiers as “shahheds,” or martyrs.
The December exchange sparked the FBI to send a detailed memo to the Washington D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is a multiagency team overseen by the FBI. The memo specifically noted that Hasan’s “contact with [Awlaki] would be of concern if the writer is actually the individual identified above.” The “individual identified above” was Nidal Hasan.
This file collected dust for nearly two months before an agent from the Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS) was assigned to investigate. The DCIS is a part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The DCIS agent assigned to the file delayed their inquiry for 90 days, the maximum amount of time allowed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Between January and May of 2009, Hasan kept messaging Awlaki. In one message, Hasan asks Awlaki whether or not indiscriminately firing unguided rockets into Israel and “killing civilians” is acceptable or not. With no response from Awlaki, Hasan messages him again and answers his own question: “Hamas and the Muslim hate to hurt the innocent but they have no choice if they are going to have a chance to survive, flourish, and deter the Zionist enemy. The recompense for an evil is an evil.”
These 2009 messages were also intercepted by the FBI however, the database used to store intercepted emails, for some unknown reason, didn’t link the massages to show they were sent from the same address as the intercepted messages from December 2008.
In May of 2009, this DCIS agent spent about four hours running Hasan’s name through various databases and reviewing his Pentagon personnel files. The DCIS agent never interviewed Hasan nor did the agent interview Hasan’s superiors. The DCIS agent’s conclusion was that Hasan was contacting Awlaki for academic research and “was not involved in terrorist activity.”
In May of 2009, regardless of Hasan’s email exchange baring no resemblance to academic research, the Washington field office wrapped up their investigation. Hasan began turning much more radical while they concluded their investigation. He began to justify suicide bombings carried out by radical extremists and the killings of innocent people in order to eliminate a “valuable target.”
“I would assume that suicide bomber whose aim is to kill enemy soldiers or their helpers but also kill innocents in the process is acceptable,” Hasan wrote in one message. The FBI claims agents did review the more radicalized messages however, they were not able to link them to Hasan.
An attorney representing a group of victims suing the federal government, Reed Rubinstein stated, “A U.S. Army major is writing to this imam and essentially asking for religious sanction to kill American soldiers. And the FBI’s Washington field office doesn’t even interview the man or make a phone call to his superiors. It’s utterly incomprehensible.”
This next fact is alarming. A 2011 report on the Fort Hood shooting by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee found that, DCIS – and agency charged with countering cyberterrorism, was ill-equipped to tackle counterterrorism investigations. Think about that for a moment: an agency designed to counter cyberterrorism was “ill-equipped to tackle counterterrorism investigations.” This is our FBI under Robert Mueller.
As the jury in the Nadal Hasan trial were deliberating, FBI Director Robert Mueller appeared on CBS News to discuss the emails exchange between the perpetrator and a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative. Mueller was asked whether or not the FBI “dropped the ball” as it pertains to Hasan. “No, I think, given the context of the discussions and the situation that the agents and the analysts were looking at, they took appropriate steps.”
FBI Bungles Boston Bomber Warnings
Another stellar performance by the FBI under the directorship of Robert Mueller.
While the Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee concerning the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev. In a barely noticed exchange before the committee, Mueller admitted that Tamerlan Tsarnaev came to the attention of the FBI twice prior to the Russian government’s warning in the spring of 2011, which stated that he was rapidly radicalizing.
“His name came up in two other cases,” said Mueller. “Those two other cases, the individuals had their cases closed. So, he was one or two person away.”
Rep. Peter King (R-IA) addressed the elephant in the room: “What are the chances of the Russians reporting on someone who’s pretty obscure and the FBI checks him out and finds out his name has come up twice before?”
Mueller actually defended the inquiry as thorough, even though no action was taken which allowed the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out a terror attack in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The attack resulted in 3 dead, hundreds more wounded, 16 of which lost limbs, and a crime spree that left one officer dead. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police while Dzokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and convicted of the terror attack. Dzokhar Tsarnaev is now serving his sentence in a super-max prison in Florence, Colorado, also known as, “The Alcatraz of the Rockies.”
The Most Damning Indictment of Robert Mueller and the FBI
Did Robert Mueller conspire to keep four innocent men, framed by the FBI, in prison for life for a crime they did NOT commit? According to the Boston Globe and a longtime member of the Massachusetts parole board, the answer is yes, as reported by Howie Carr.
On March 12, 1965, Edward “Teddy” Deegan was found murdered in a Chelsea, Massachusetts alley-way in gangland fashion.
The FBI immediately knew who committed the murder. We know this because a memo was sent to the Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, which detailed who committed the murder: Ronald Cassesa, Romeo Martin, Vincent James Flemmi, and Joseph Barboza.
The memo detailed who committed the murder and how it was carried out, to a “T.” Please see the memo below.
But the FBI had just recruited Joseph “The Animal” Barboza as one of their top-level Mob informants, and decided that protecting him was more important than prosecuting the real offenders of the March 12, 1965 gangland hit.
So the FBI hatched a plan that would pin the murder on four North End men who had nothing to do with the murder: Joe Salvatti, Louie Greco, Peter Limone, and Henry Tameleo. The FBI used Joseph Barboza, who they already knew committed the murder, as a witness to place Salvatti in the car used to carry out the murder.
Louie Greco, a World War II hero, was able to substantially prove that he was in Florida the night of the murder however, he was still convicted in a state court of First Degree Murder. The other three were all convicted for being accessories and conspirators of the murder. Two of the four men would be sentenced to death while the other two received life sentences.
The FBI remained silent about this egregious miscarriage of justice for years until a mob turncoat, Vinnie Teresa, published a book in 1973, “My Life in the Mafia,” which detailed the entire ordeal. By the 1980’s, lawyers began arguing for parole commutations for the four men the FBI framed in order to protect their informants.
As reported by Howie Carr, the FBI would routinely send agents from the Boston office to the Massachusetts Parole Board in order to intimidate members into denying the innocent men parole. The agents that the FBI sent to intimidate board members were found to have been on another mobster’s payroll as well, Whitey Bulger. One of these agents pointed out two FBI informants to Whitey Bulger. Bulger would kill both FBI informants that the FBI pointed out to him.
Enter Robert Mueller.
Robert Mueller was the acting U.S. Attorney in Boston between 1986 and 1987. According to multiple sources, Mueller himself wrote numerous letters to the Massachusetts Parole Board demanding that the innocent men be denied parole and remain in prison, despite having a case file before him detailing their innocence.
One of the sources for this information is Michael Albino, a long-serving member of the Ma Parole Board and is formally the Mayor of Springfield, Ma. Here is a link to him discussing these matters on the Howie Carr Show.
Howie Carr has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Massachusetts Parole Board in order to obtain Mueller’s letters demanding parole be denied for four men he knew were innocent. News Procession will monitor this story for any new revelations.
Here is a link to Howie Carr’s original column as the story broke.
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