There are ticking time bombs inside the administration among them, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and perhaps operatives of Vladimir Putin himself. Given the growing chorus for Congressional and independent investigations from Democrats and Republicans alike, when one or more of those bombs explode and what damage will result is anyone’s guess.
CNN has reported that a secret division known as the Counterintelligence Division has been working on the Russian intervention into the 2016 election with the number of FBI agents deployed said to be,
The United States government’s declassified report on the fact of the Russian intervention ordered by Vladimir Putin has been available to the general public since January 6, 2017. Now suddenly, amidst the building public outcry and slow but observable Congressional action, the anti-America and good friend of Russia, Julian Assange, through Wikileaks, published in what is believed to be the largest leak of CIA documents ever,
“Thousands of pages describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.”
A CIA public statement declined to comment on the substance of the material released by Wikileaks.
Senate and House Intelligence Committee leaders known as the ‘Gang of Eight” have just been briefed by FBI Director, James Comey, on matters related to the confirmed ongoing investigations into the President and his men. Senator Christopher Murphy, (D-CT), who was not part of the briefing, expressed concerns about the timing of the latest Wikileaks release concerning CIA hacking protocols and procedures telling MSNBC that,
“I think you have to assume that this is perfectly timed coming at a moment which we seem to be getting closer and closer to understanding the true nature of the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”
Wikileaks, which had collaborated with and financially assisted Edward Snowden in 2013, has been called our new President’s best friend. A former NSA officer referencing Edward Snowden, the former employee of Booz Allen, a private contractor to the NSA, and now a guest of Russia, has said that,
“Snowden is very likely an agent of Russian intelligence.”
Wikileaks, founded by Julian Assange in 2006, has been making public little to no information concerning Russia. Further, despite threats to do so, Wikileaks has made nothing public pertaining to the new American President, nothing about his campaign, and nothing relating to the Republican National Committee.
Julian Assange, the admirer of Ron and Rand Paul, whom Assange has referred to as the only hope in American politics, has a history of attacking Hillary Clinton, while preferring her Republican opponent and his Russian backers. The timing of the releases of the hacked DNC emails coming soon after the coronation of the 2016 presidential candidate at the Republic National Convention, further seem to confirm Assange’s preference. The purpose behind Assange’s Wikileaks releases does not seem to be providing the body politic information they need to know but instead,
“When they publish information it appears to be in service of some specific goal, of retribution, at the expense of the individual.”
Time and again we have seen information published by Wikileaks operating to assist Russian interests, while Mr. Assange has received publicity and financial backing from the Russian government. Keep in mind that shortly before his sequestration inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Assange’s syndicated talk show was launched in April, 2012, on RT, the English language network,
“Created by the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin in 2005 to promote the Kremlin line abroad.”
Curiously, both the Republican candidate and his campaign operative, Roger Stone, seemed to have advance knowledge of the happening of the Wikileaks DNC and John Podesta email dumps days before the fact. Whether he was fired or he quit, Stone was removed as an adviser to the candidate’s campaign soon after the Wikileaks DNC email dump. Clinton adviser, John Podesta, who turned out to be a victim as predicated by Roger Stone, believed that the Republican campaign was working with Wikileaks. Mr. Podesta seems to have been right.
Despite denials from Julian Assange of any involvement with Russia, the suspicions that Russia has been cooperating with Wikileaks have been confirmed as,
“US intelligence has identified the go-betweens the Russians used to provide stolen emails to WikiLeaks.”
It now appears that the FBI has been culling through transcripts of intercepted communications of Russian Intelligence Officers picking up discussions with Paul Manafort, the second campaign manager, as well as with campaign advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page. These intercepted communications are in addition to the Russian contacts that resulted in the separation from the administration of former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, whom the administration knew might later retroactively register as an agent of the Turkish government while he was a member of the campaign and the transition team.
Paul Manafort is known to have had an on going relationship with Konstantin Kilimnik, suspected of being a Russian Intelligence operative. Konstantin Kilimnik has a background as a,
“Joint Russian-Ukrainian citizen who trained in the Russian army as a linguist.”
It is believed that Konstantin Kilimnik is the architect of the agreement for Russia helping the Republican candidate’s 2016 presidential campaign in return for the one and only change in the Republican platform requested by the campaign, a plank that weakened the Republican stance on the defense of the Ukraine. According to J.D. Gordon, this change was sought by the candidate himself.
Evidence continues to accrue suggesting that there are ticking time bombs inside the administration. The silence by the President, who has not yet uttered a single word condemning the release by Wikileaks of closely held classified secrets of the CIA, speaks volumes. One or more of these ticking time bombs might soon explode taking out the President himself and resulting in such other collateral damage to be determined.