In FBI speak, Counterintelligence is not about legitimate, criminal investigations. It is about promoting a politically motivated agenda, and that is why Comey has targeted Donald Trump despite the fact he doesn't have a single shred of evidence to justify his actions.
Americans who have revived the Cold War have also renewed the tactics that sustained it. In the 1960's, anti-Communist crusaders claimed that internal Communism was a serious threat to the national security of the United States and that they required a reputable un-American Activities committee to purge the imagined threat. The same is true today and Donald Trump, who is trying to work with instead of to isolate Russia, is currently a target Comey's imagined hysteria.
Learn from history, it is your best friend. If James Comey and the media waste the next eight years playing "gotcha" with the President of the United States, the resources that should be applied to inform and protect Americans will be wasted and the blame for the next terrorist attack will fall directly into the lap of James Comey and his enablers.
Thankfully, President Trump fired him and he does not have to worry about being targeted in the manner that the Kennedys were. The fact is, FBI Director, James Comey's so called criminal investigation makes absolutely no sense. Hacking allegations against Russia are pure speculation and hearsay, whether they are true or false and this is not a theory. It's what Jame Comey himself said and the following is very clear, in that regard:
Question: Director Comey, let me talk about forensics for just a minute, because the FBI has the expertise there. And i know there's tremendous investigative value when the FBI is able to conduct their own forensics review on devices suffered cyber intrusions in attacks. There is some confusion or at least conflicted reporting on whether the FBI requested access to the DNC's services -the democratic, congressional committee servers and John Podesta's personal devices. Did the FBI request access to those devices to perform forensics on them?
James Comey: Yes we did.
Question: Would that access have provided intelligence or information helpful for your investigation to your investigation and the findings included in the intelligence community assessments?
James Comey: Our forensics folks would always prefer to get access to the original device or server that's involved. So it's the best evidence.
Question: Were you given access to do the forensics on those servers?
James Comey: We were not. A highly respected private company got access and shared with us what they saw there.
Question: But is that typically the way the FBI would prefer to do the forensics or would your forensics unit rather feel the servers and do the forensics themselves?
James Comey: We always prefer to have access, hands on ourselves, if that's possible/
Question: Do you know why you were denied access to those servers? James Comey: I don't know for sure, I don't know for sure.
Question: Did you make one request or multiple requests.
James Comey: Multiple requests at different levels and ultimately what was agreed to was the private company would share with us what they saw.
Does that sound like James Comey ever lead a genuine criminal investigation? Not at all. He was simply relying upon heasrsay to create the false impression that a criminal investigation against the President of the United States was warranted, and that's disgusting.
James Comey was in fact targeting President Trump the very same way Hoover targeted the Kennedys, and the following is quite clear in that regard:
The delusions of Kennedy’s enemies were absolutely remarkable. Robert Maheau, for example, the "patriot" and Mafia associate who traded the capacity to reason for self-serving deceptions, actually claimed that John F. Kennedy was a certifiable murderer because he refused to use the American military to invade Cuba during the aborted Bay of Pigs invasion. Seeking to enlighten the committee that was investigating intelligence agencies in the 1970's, Maheau proudly acknowledged his total ignorance and paranoia when he said, "...as our volunteers attempted to land or actually did land on the beaches, they were destroyed by Russian hardware that we should have destroyed according to the plan. And that, gentlemen, is murder."
These Patriots who called JFK a murderer for not supporting sinister schemes engineered by Hoover, Nixon and the Mafia lived in an alternate universe where elected officials like Kennedy were expendable. According to Maheau:
"Presidents come and go, but the agencies that serve them -be it the FBI, the CIA, the IRS, or any other -continue far beyond any one administration."
Historian, Arthur M. Schlesinger succinctly described Maheau’s affliction when he said:
“Intelligence agencies, sealed off by walls of secrecy from the rest of the community, tend to form societies of their own. Prolonged immersion in the self-contained, self-justifying, ultimately hallucinatory world of clandestinity and deception erodes the reality principle. So intelligence operatives, in the CIA as well as the FBI, had begun to see themselves as the appointed guardians of the Republic infinitely more devoted and knowledgeable than transient elected officials, morally authorized to do on their own whatever they believed the nation's security demanded. Let others interfere at their peril.”
Given the distorted sense of reality Maheau and the like shared, the murder of John F. Kennedy was not even considered to be a murder -it was an act motivated out of the need to preserve American institutions. As bizarre as it sounds, Maheau made his strange mind-set crystal clear when he said: "We cannot destroy our cathedrals just because our stained-glass window might need repair." Having called Kennedy a murderer, Maheau was obviously of the mindset that Kennedy was the "stained-glass window" that was so damaged, it needed to be replaced.
Maheau was a product of the bizarre world that J. Edgar Hoover had fabricated. Benefit was extended to criminals who supported a perverted vision of the national security interest. In 1958, a report on organized crime was circulated to law enforcement officials within the government, but "the day after they were circulated, J. Edgar Hoover had each copy recalled and destroyed." Hoover routinely impeded the ability to prosecute known Mafia bosses because they were assets in the campaign to oppose communism, and that was not publicly exposed until after his death.
In 1975, two years after Hoover's death, the New York Times reported that between 1960 and 1971, Hoover's FBI used the Mafia to harass the American Communist Party. The explosive implications escaped public attention.
According to the media, the relationship between J. Edgar Hoover and organized crime was limited to a misinformation campaign that involved writing bogus letters and anonymous allegations designed to discredit Communists and Subversives. In the context of Hoover’s overzealous anti-communist crusade however, the real campaign was far more ruthless and sinister than what the media exposed.
Hoover always acted like he was above the law and exercised power without limit or restraint. Even the restrictive legal mandate which forbade Hoover the power to combat communism outside of the United States, was ignored by the Director of the FBI. Having secretly installed FBI agents in at least twenty foreign countries, Hoover circumvented the fact that intelligence-gathering abroad was a CIA responsibility and the master spook had effectively penetrated what was supposed to be exclusive, CIA territory.
Obsessed by the belief that America's primary responsibility was to mobilize every single resource in the effort to obliterate Communism, Hoover developed and promoted a concept of legality which was strictly linked to his peculiar view of the national security
William Sullivan, the former FBI official who was evidently more candid than most, offered a glimpse into Hoover’s mind-set:
“The things he [Hoover] hated, he hated all his life. He didn't vacillate any. He hated liberalism, he hated blacks, he hated Jews-he had this great long list of hates. Anybody that had any liberal views was persona non grata. He called them pseudo liberals, but he pronounced it "swaydo". It was always "swaydo", and nobody dared to correct his pronunciation. As far as he was concerned, there was never a real, genuine, sincere liberal or intellectual.”
Sullivan became an outspoken critic who condemned the hatred, the secrecy and the extreme abuse of power that FBI officials like John Mohr refused to talk about. According to Sullivan:
“There is one thing that John Mohr and I would disagree on. I think the truth should go out to the American public, no matter how ugly and no matter how unpleasant, if for no other reason than to prevent another J. Edgar Hoover from ever gaining that much power again, and always abusing it the way he did. 1 don't think he'll tell you the whole ugly truth on it.”
In 1977, Sullivan was in the process of completing a book on his 30 year career inside Hoover's FBI. In November of 1977, press reports indicated that he was accidentally shot in the neck by a man who was hunting with a rifle equipped with a telescopic sight. Sullivan's posthumously published book reads like a rather trivial narration for a veteran insider who, according to common knowledge within the FBI, had a whole bunch of confidential files within his possession after his retirement in 1971.
The battle-scarred, FBI critic had fortunately survived two motor vehicle accidents but a bullet in the throat killed him.
When Sullivan reached the FBI, Hoover was already an institution that defied every authority except his own. Hoover became a national hero early in his career when his famous G-men targeted notorious criminals like Machine Gun Kelly, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson. The pursuit of disorganized hillbilly gangsters established Hoover's reputation as a relentless crime buster.
Since then, Hoover maintained the image through the Crime Records Division of the FBI. The Division was simply a publishing house that produced crime-fighting books and articles credited to America's so-called top crime buster, J. Edgar Hoover.
The best writers within the FBI worked for the Crime Records Division, and the propaganda campaign was honed to the point where FBI agents submitted reviews of their own books to friendly newspapers for publication. Sullivan said, the Crime Records Division was a "huge public relations and propaganda operation which no government Bureau should have” and he was right.
Theoretically, the FBI was the investigative arm of the Justice Department, but as long as Hoover was in charge, the FBI was essentially a criminal enterprise. J. Edgar Hoover was even the engine behind Senator Joseph McCarthy's vulgar crusade. According to William Sullivan: "We were the ones who made the McCarthy hearings possible. We fed McCarthy all the material that he was using".
Sullivan is unequivocal about FBI involvement: "I know what we were doing, I worked on it myself. At the same time, we were telling the public that we had nothing to do with it."
McCarthyite witch-hunts targeted millions of blameless Americans who were victims of illegal FBI intrusions and while the lives and careers of ordinary American citizens were disrupted, dislocated and destroyed without cause, Hoover fraudulently maintained the image that he was America’s crime buster. Sanford Ungar, who has meticulously analyzed Hoover's FBI, exposed the charade in the following terms:
“For nearly half a century headquarters was run as J. Edgar Hoover's showpiece, his personal 'seat of government' which tended to confuse law enforcement with policymaking. Sometimes consciously and sometimes not, headquarters was the master of the charade. In military fashion, it overstaffed the Bureau's rolls in order to have enough manpower available for when a real crisis occurred. But it never said it was doing that; it justified the overload with artificial "cases" that consisted only of pieces of paper but looked good in the statistics. It created rules to govern everything, rules that were intended more to anticipate and answer criticism than to help agents with their work.”
The exhaustive campaign to promote an infallible image paid off. Hoover recruited hand-picked, clean-cut, small-town American boys whose mainstream values inspired uncritical admiration. Trained to be loyal and obedient to J. Edgar Hoover, new recruits were closely watched and monitored to assure compliance.
Hoover demanded absolute obedience and even "assumed the right to set standards for his agents' personal lives, and sexual taboos... Not only would young unmarried male and female clerks be dismissed if it were learned that they had illicit sexual relations, but the same punishment would be dealt to a fellow clerk who knew about any such indiscretion and failed to report it."
Hoover essentially established a built-in spy network where every single FBI agent was assigned the responsibility to keep an eye out and to report even the slightest sign of dissent from within. Anyone who refused or failed to adapt to Hoover's excessive demands resigned, was fired or committed suicide, notwithstanding the probability that all the hushed up suicide verdicts were merely the executions of Sullivan-style "dissidents."
According to the terms that Hoover defined, every citizen in the United States was either a "true American" or a "Communist". In his own words: "America's emblem is the soaring eagle-not the blind and timid mole. Fear, apologies, defeatism, and cowardice are alien to the thinking of true Americans! As for me, I would rather be dead than red!"
Always true to his single-minded obsession to fight "Reds", Hoover enthusiastically cultivated and protected the ruthless, anti-Communist resources the Mafia offered.
It is consequently not surprising that according to FBI sources, ruthless murderers like Mafia Crime Boss Carlos Marcello was a "legitimate businessman." Indeed, the FBI field office in New Orleans, documented the claim that he was a simple "tomato salesman." In fact, Carlos Marcello was a valued ally in the war against Communism and Hoover did everything in his power to make his existence as comfortable as possible.
The paltry resources that were devoted to the task of fighting organized crime clearly illustrate the Hoover agenda. In 1959, the FBI New York office had over four hundred agents who worked on communism while only four were assigned to organized crime and their responsibility was not to prosecute mobsters but to perform "in-office bookkeeping" chores collating such routine information as the whereabouts of known racketeers.
With allies like J. Edgar Hoover, the Mafia routinely evaded criminal prosecution. In 1962, Attorney General Robert Kennedy "sent his federal prosecutors a list of gangsters to be investigated, stipulating that the list be held in strict secrecy within the Department of Justice." Despite Kennedy's instructions, a copy of the list turned up in a Michigan Avenue office used by Mafia boss Sam Giancana and his associates.
The key word of all the above is "dissent". The kennedys were perceived to be disenters the very same way Donald Trump is for not sharing the obsession to demonize Putin and Assad. That is the only reason Comey targeted Donald Trump and he was absolutely right to fire him.
Next: Independent Counsel, Ken Starr discusses the firing of FBI Director, james Comey.