We must move quickly this morning...
A date with a mole.
You may recall an earlier post when I posited that the Trumpers were handing Putin the names of American moles in Russian intelligence. The idea was based on a story in Foreign Policy which discussed those two FSB agents who were hauled off with bags over their heads and accused of treason. The story said that this incident occurred on January 27.
Unfortunately, FP got it wrong. The arrests occurred in December. I don't think that this fact does unrecoverable damage to my theory, since by that time the Trump team had already learned many secrets, even if they had not yet acquired the keys to the door. In terms of plausible deniability, it would make more sense for Team Trump to leak the information to Putin while Obama was still technically in charge.
I still think that the arrests of those men are best understood in conjunction with the fact that Wikileaks suddenly possesses many of the CIA's most closely-guarded secrets. Christo Grozev
, bless his heart, seems to be the only one making the same should-be-obvious point:
I hate conspiracies more than anyone ((c) by Trump), but isn't it funny biggest CIA leak *ever* happened as soon as Trump came to office
Roger and he.
You may recall Roger Stone's weird twitter outbursts in which he snarled about his "backchannel" to Assange. Stone's rule: Always use a cut-out.
Cut-outs are especially useful when the president's best friend communicates with a guy who somehow gained access to many of the CIA's most closely-held secrets.
what the Republicans would do if the party identifications were reversed. Imagine if Hillary had won and we learned that Huma was communicating (directly or indirectly) with Assange. Imagine the reaction. Imagine the firestorm.
I don't know who the cut-out was, but this story
offers an interesting possibility...
Nigel Farage visited the Ecuadorian embassy in west London on Thursday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since he claimed asylum in 2012.
The former UKIP leader spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where Farage hosts a regular show.
Approached by BuzzFeed News as he left to get into a car waiting round the corner, Farage said he couldn’t remember what he had been doing in the building.
Asked specifically if he had gone to the Knightsbridge building to meet with Assange, Farage said: “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”
Somehow, I doubt that Nigel popped into the embassy to sample some llapingachos and cuy.
And there we have it. Nigel Farage -- a man embraced by our current president -- hobnobs with Julian Assange, the man who just gave the CIA the deepest injury it has ever received, and who threatens to do far worse damage to our national security.
How long have Nigel and Julian been buddies? What has Nigel been saying during these little chats? By any chance, did he mention the names of any FSB agents working with American intelligence?
I trust that the folks in Langley understand the implications.
Yes, I know that the cars in the CIA parking lot traditionally bear Republican bumper stickers during election years. Well, my spooky friends, it looks as though the GOP has just given you history's worst screwing.
Squeal like a pig, spook
. You look pretty damned pathetic with your pants around your knees.
Are you just going to take this?