‘Don’t buy it. It’s bad’: Kim Strassel breaks down NYT’s attempt to gloss over Obama’s covert spy op

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‘Don’t buy it. It’s bad’: Kim Strassel breaks down NYT’s attempt to gloss over Obama’s covert spy op

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu May 17, 2018 1:08 pm

The NYT is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the deep state. Their recent article proves it. This is a good analysis by Kimberly.

"In a tweetstorm, WSJ Strassel discussed how the leakers who had spied on the Trump campaign are using the New York Times to push their own narrative before the Inspector General releases his own findings, which will undoubtedly be damning.
Strassel pointed out that the New York Times downplays the illegal spying activity of the Obama FBI to “fix” a U.S. election. Keep in mind that the liberal media — especially the NYTimes and CNN — brutally mocked President Trump when he insisted that the Obama administration had spied on him.

“[The New York Times] makes it out like it isn’t a big deal,” Strassel tweeted. “It is a very big deal.”
1. So a few important points on that new NYT “Hurricane Crossfire” piece. A story that, BTW, all of us following this knew had to be coming. This is DOJ/FBI leakers’ attempt to get in front of the facts Nunes is forcing out, to make it not sound so bad. Don’t buy it. It’s bad.

2. Biggest takeaway: Govt “sources” admit that, indeed, the Obama DOJ and FBI spied on the Trump campaign. Spied. (Tho NYT kindly calls spy an “informant.”) NYT slips in confirmation far down in story, and makes it out like it isn’t a big deal. It is a very big deal.

3. In self-serving desire to get a sympathetic story about its actions, DOJ/FBI leakers are willing to provide yet more details about that “top secret” source (namely, that spying was aimed at Page/Papadopoulos)–making all more likely/certain source will be outed. That’s on them

4. DOJ/FBI (and its leakers) have shredded what little credibility they have in claiming they cannot comply with subpoena. They are willing to provide details to friendly media, but not Congress? Willing to risk very source they claim to need to protect?

5. Back in Dec., NYT assured us it was the Papadopoulos-Downer convo that inspired FBI to launch official counterintelligence operation on July 31, 2016. Which was convenient, since it diminished the role of the dossier. However .

6. Now NYT tells us FBI didn’t debrief downer until August 2nd. And Nunes says no “official intelligence” from allies was delivered to FBI about that convo prior to July 31. So how did FBI get Downer details? (Political actors?) And what really did inspire the CI investigation?

7. As for whether to believe line that FBI operated soberly/carefully/judiciously in 2016, a main source for this judgment is, um . . .uh . . . Sally Yates. Who was in middle of it all. A bit like asking Putin to reassure that Russia didn’t meddle in our election.

8. On that, if u r wondering who narrated this story, note paragraphs that assure everybody that hardly anybody in DOJ knew about probe. Oh, and Comey also was given few details. Nobody knew nothin’! (Cuz when u require whole story saying u behaved, it means u know you didn’t.

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Post by 1989TransAm » Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 pm

More from Molly Hemingway. Here is her take on the NYT article. More at the link.

It's reasonable to assume that much of the new information in the New York Times report relates to leakers' fears about information that will be coming out in the inspector general report.

1. FBI Officials Admit They Spied On Trump Campaign This is a stunning admission for those Americans worried that federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies might use their powers to surveil, leak against, and target Americans simply for their political views or affiliations. As Sean Davis wrote, “The most amazing aspect about this article is how blasé it is about the fact that the Obama admin was actively spying on four affiliates of a rival political campaign weeks before an election.”

2. Terrified About Looming Inspector General Report Likewise, the admissions in this New York Times story are coming out now, years after selective leaks to compliant reporters, just before an inspector general report detailing some of these actions is slated to be released this month..By working with friendly reporters, these leaking FBI officials can ensure the first story about their unprecedented spying on political opponents will downplay that spying and even attempt to justify it.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/17/10- ... Ok.twitter

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Post by mk e » Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 pm

There is no truth in what you've been posting lately. They are bizare opinion pieces 1after another, after another....it almost feels like the people pushing them out know more indictment are just around the corner.
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Post by 1989TransAm » Fri May 18, 2018 11:11 pm

Stayed tuned. :D

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Re: ‘Don’t buy it. It’s bad’: Kim Strassel breaks down NYT’s attempt to gloss over Obama’s covert spy op

Post by Ken0069 » Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 am

Corrupt Intelligence Apparatchik Leaks “Informant” Name (Stefan Halper) and Defensive Perspective To New York Times…
May 19, 2018
The New York Times has essentially outed the CIA and FBI informant as Stefan Halper tonight in yet another lengthy justification article citing the reasoning from the perspective of the corrupt intelligence officers who conducted the surveillance and spying operation against the Trump campaign.

Guess what?…. After 18 months of denials, their justification framework isn’t selling. It isn’t selling even amid the barking moonbats who normally defend the left-wing crazy. If you want to gauge the level of fail, just read the comments section of the New York Times justification article. D’oh… the awakening is here like a DNC party during the ALS ice-bucket challenge.

According to The Times, the FBI and CIA were using Halper to protect candidate Trump from the Russians. Yes, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it. However, from that angle: Are they currently investigating candidate Trump for failing to collude in the Russian efforts they were attempting to protect him from? {{{D’oh}}} Yup, the special counsel is an ongoing effort to keep protecting President Trump… or something.

Wait,… what?.. Huh?

Oh, ya just gotta read the NYT snippets.
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Post by 1989TransAm » Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 am

What is funny about all this is that President Trump said early on that his campaign was being spied upon and his phones were under surveillance. The lefties on this forum just laughed out loud at such a preposterous idea. Now that it has been proven true and admitted to they say it was a good idea. Bwahahahahahahaha. The b@stards have been proven wrong. I bet they are still clinging to the Trump/Russia collusion story and the obstruction of justice story. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

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Post by exhaustgases » Sat May 19, 2018 4:02 pm

The Marxists on here love the deep state wickedness, if they didn't they would be such supporters of such super corruption. The one thing none of them realize is if the day comes and their votes are no longer needed then they will be subjects to the tyranny and not exempt just because they lovingly supported that party. Right now they are pawns for voting, that is it.

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Post by Firedome8 » Sat May 19, 2018 6:57 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 am
What is funny about all this is that President Trump said early on that his campaign was being spied upon and his phones were under surveillance. The lefties on this forum just laughed out loud at such a preposterous idea. Now that it has been proven true and admitted to they say it was a good idea. Bwahahahahahahaha. The b@stards have been proven wrong. I bet they are still clinging to the Trump/Russia collusion story and the obstruction of justice story. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha
Stay tuned !

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Post by 1989TransAm » Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:57 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 am
What is funny about all this is that President Trump said early on that his campaign was being spied upon and his phones were under surveillance. The lefties on this forum just laughed out loud at such a preposterous idea. Now that it has been proven true and admitted to they say it was a good idea. Bwahahahahahahaha. The b@stards have been proven wrong. I bet they are still clinging to the Trump/Russia collusion story and the obstruction of justice story. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha
Stay tuned !
You sound a little butthurt. :D

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