Thursday, December 7, 2017

Philip Giraldi — Flynn Case Highlights Deep Political Corruption of US Security Services

Former CIA official Philip Giraldi argues that the US intelligence services have come politicized. While he focuses in this post on Robert Mueller and the FBI, the actions of former FBI director James Comey, Former CIA director James Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are open to similar scrutiny.

Strategic Culture Foundation
Flynn Case Highlights Deep Political Corruption of US Security Services
Philip Giraldi | Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and an 18-year CIA veteran

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What is arguably most disturbing about this case is that then-National Security Adviser Flynn was pushed into a perjury trap by Obama administration holdovers at the Justice Department who concocted an unorthodox legal rationale for subjecting Flynn to an FBI interrogation four days after he took office, testing Flynn’s recollection of the conversations while the FBI agents had transcripts of the calls intercepted by the National Security Agency.
In other words, the Justice Department wasn’t seeking information about what Flynn said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak – the intelligence agencies already had that information. Instead, Flynn was being quizzed on his precise recollection of the conversations and nailed for lying when his recollections deviated from the transcripts.
For Americans who worry about how the pervasive surveillance powers of the U.S. government could be put to use criminalizing otherwise constitutionally protected speech and political associations, Flynn’s prosecution represents a troubling precedent....
Consortium News
The Scalp-Taking of Gen. Flynn
Robert Parry

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While the question of politicization remains open, the politics is clear.

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