Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Useful Idiots, Russians, and FISA Warrants

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Now that the Nunes memo is out and all the news cycles have been spent ad nauseum on point-counterpoint of the cherry picked facts ol’ “recused” Devin put to paper, I thought I would add my two cents here. The fact of the matter is that Nunes seems to have been in the pocket of the Trump admin from the get and this memo was just crafted as part of a propaganda operation to give Trump shelter to possibly plead the fifth in interviews with Bob Mueller. The idea goes like this;

  • The FBI is bias

  • The DOJ is bias

  • The Steele Dossier is bias and false… Oh and it was paid for by the opposition!

  • The Steele Dossier was used as the predicate to eavesdrop on poor innocent Carter Page!

  • By proxy of use of the Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant and continued approvals it was BAD! and ILLEGAL!

  • I, Donald J. Trump cannot get a fair hearing out of the BIAS FBI/DOJ/Mueller! So I will plead the fifth or not talk to him at all!

I would like to set aside all the cognitive dissonance that Trump and his quislings would like you all to suffer and show you some facts about good ol’ Carter Page that make the introduction of the Steele dossier a trigger to legally get a FISC court to approve of extensions on surveillance. Pay no mind to the general argument that the surveillance was illegal at all or that the FBI lied their way into getting approval to do so because that is just wholly untrue. The warrants were warranted and the data that enabled the FBI to listen to his conversations and watch his texts and emails wasn’t just this “dossier” (notes really) that came from the opposition investigations started by the GOP in 2016. You see, Carter had already been on the radar of the FBI since 2013 and this is an important fact to all of this.

You see, back in 2010 the FBI popped “The Illegals” in NYC, remember? The 10 NOC operatives in the US looking to gather intelligence and connections that the SVR (Directorate S) could pass to Directorate E at Moscow Center. You might all remember the most spectacular of the reporting concerning Anna Chapman, the ersatz NOC who managed to get pretty close to a number of important people within the constellation of the US president. Well anyway, those guys were popped by the FBI, which in turn left another group of NOC agents for the FBI to start working on with renewed vigor and FISA warrants. In 2012 the FBI began to intercept communications and tail one NOC agent and two official cover agents in the NYC area (where Anna and others in the 2010 ring were) who were out there working to gather intelligence and recruit assets.

The three, revealed in 2015 via affidavit in NYC, were Evgeny Buryakov, (NOC working for Vnesheconombank), Igor Sporyshev, and Victor Pdobnyy. Buryakov was the contact man and the two others (Igor and Victor) were his bag men and controllers passing information to and from Moscow Center. During the time that the FBI was surveilling and carrying out intercepts on them, the handlers (Igor and Victor) were heard through the intercepts talking about various other things like how they thought being a spy would be a bit more Bond like and other routine things. Until that is, one day they were caught talking about a certain individual that the Affidavit names as “Male-1” which was later confirmed to be none other than Carter William Page, the boy wonder.

Igor and Victor really didn’t have that much nice to say about Carter, basically calling him what the Russians in the trade call a “полезный идиот” or useful idiot. In reading the text of the intercept you can see that Carter was eager to have connections with potential Russians who could garner him access in the Russian government and or business environment such as Rosneft. He emailed Victor who had given him his card with two email addresses on it that the FBI was most likely monitoring as well, though the affidavit here does not outline this. In any case, all of these conversations were captured in the SVR offices that the two were working in and had been compromised if not by SSG at the very least by FISA intercepts of the infrastructure used to send messages. In this case though, the conversation was caught on a bug in their offices *wink SSG*

So it seems the plan here concerning Carter Page was that they planned on grooming him, using him for intel with the lure of getting him hooked up to make a lot of money and or, to get him to do something for money and then use that as kompromat for more later. It seemed that Carter was interested but the FBI stepped in and interviewed Carter in 2013 and nothing much more is said about him by the FBI nor the two SVR agents that we the public have been made aware of. The affidavit in 2015 relates the tradecraft and the operations the Russians undertook up to and including an interesting interlude where the FBI sent in an agent of their own ostensibly making overtures about making a deal on a casino in Moscow. Suffice to say it is interesting reading and in the end the three were rolled up with Evgeny (Zhenya as he was referred to) arrested by the feds and the other two returned home to Russia having been blown.

If you read the whole affidavit you get a pretty good picture of what they were up to and a lot of the espionage they were carrying out centered on financial information and, wait for it, wait for it, “sanctions” against Russia. Gee, now where have we heard a lot about sanctions lately say since like 2016? Right, these guys were working on the same types of information gathering and asset recruitment that the previous ten illegals had been doing for the same SVR division. So, are you all seeing the pattern here? In the case of Carter, he happened into their sights because he wanted, needed, was hungry for those connections to the Russian oligarchs within the energy sector that he was working in himself. He showed the two SVR officers that in the MICE or RASCALS list of reasons to spy, money was his biggest motive according to Victor in the bugged conversation in 2013.

Right, so Carter has already come into contact with the Russian SVR in 2013 and has been admonished/interviewed by the FBI. You might think that he would maybe back off a bit but not our Carter! He goes on to only ingratiate himself with the Russians and as time goes by, either is put in the way of Trump by the SVR by way of Paul Manafort, or, by just blind luck he ends up not only in the Trump orbit but also inside the inner circle as an expert in foreign relations. How might have Manafort been directed possibly to use Carter Page? Well, if the SVR kept it’s records it may have nudged him in that direction because they KNEW they could possibly use Page because he was so eager in the past with Victor and Igor as well as his multiple trips to Russia to “make friends” there.

So when Carter suddenly turned up in the Trump inner circle, and the Steele dossier mentions overtly that there was intelligence given by a source that Manafort was using Page as a proxy as well, then the FBI just had to go back to it’s records on Page and the 2013 incident. Honestly, this is not that hard people! So, when the FBI went to the FISC to get a new warrant as well as to extend them, they had a history already that likely contained even more information on Page and his interlude in 2013 with the SVR to use as just cause to get a warrant signed and intercepts started.

But once again, it was not Carter Page and his FISA warrants or intercepts that started the Mueller investigation kids, like the memo said, that was Papadopolous!

But I digress…

Back to Carter and his Russian pals. You see in the Dossier by Steele you also have direct intelligence product that claims that Carter met with Igor Sechin who offered him tasty tasty things for some sanctions quid pro quo in 2016. Notice that this guy is involved in Rosneft, a name you have heard before and within the space that Carter claims to be expert in. If I were the FBI then I would be looking rather closely at ol’ Carter and getting all the information I could out of him. Obviously just having another nice little chat would do no good.

Well, all of this just refutes any claim of “poor me” by Page in my book and I am sure the IC as well. The whole #releasethememo crap was just another propaganda/hybrid warfare program by Russia and the Trump administration with the help of the GOP in my book. It’s all a little like playing Clue, and it certainly does look like it was Professor Page, in the library, with the candle stick if you ask me. Much of the Steele Dossier information has been backstopped by information that has come since it’s creation. We have seen a president and his minions all act guiltily and extremely stupidly in trying to cover up their connections and it is just all the worse that this group of people has been aided and abetted by the GOP. The memo release was just the cherry on top of the shit sandwich but it should not distract all of you from the truth of the matter when you do the research and pay attention.

Whether or not Trump actively has been an asset of the Russian SVR, or an unwitting полезный идиот, I for one believe now he knows the scope of things and is trying with all his wiles to get away with the biggest con he has pulled to date; that of taking the presidency with the help of the SVR and GRU. Certainly Manafort seems to have been a bit more directed and in a bind because he owed so much money to a Putin aligned oligarch, but Page is clearly an idiot, just watch any of his TV appearances to see for yourselves. Alas though, you needn’t be a super genius to be used by the SVR and effective enough to damage the country targeted.

There you have it kids.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/02/07 at 01:05

Posted in Espionage

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