The March 31 issue of the EIR weekly magazine provides an exhaustive historical, political and economic investigation of the “Deep State” which is currently deployed to sabotage the potential represented by the Trump Administration. The “Deep State”, as defined by the writers who actually coined the term, is the post-World War II entity consisting of Wall Street and London’s banks and law firms, the state intelligence agencies they created and staffed, controlled corporate media, foundations, and think-tanks — a structure which intersects organized crime and certain sponsored politicians.

EIR has come up with a better term for this: “Blimps”, i.e. British Liberal Imperialists. The distressing show performed by some members of the US Senate Intelligence Committee last week, who know that the FBI has dossiers on their private transgressions, reflects the state of terror imposed on US elected officials by the Blimps, whose methods have not changed since the times when FBI head J. Edgar Hoover used dossiers against Martin Luther King or the Kennedy brothers. In particular, committee chairman Richard Burr and ViceChairman Mark Warner were so unbalanced in their witch-hunt against the Trump administration, that some of the witnesses had to temper their extremism – although those witnesses had been picked up among well-known disinformation professionals, such as Roy Godson, a leader of the task force deployed in 1986-89 to fabricate a case to legally persecute and jail Lyndon LaRouche and destroy his organization.

Things went differently at the March 20 hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, where chairman Devin Nunes, much to the discomfort of FBI Director Comey, zeroed in on the “dragnet” deployed by intelligence agencies to pick up communications by Trump’s advisors and then “unmask” the names before leaking them to the media (cf. SAS 13/17). After appealing to anyone with knowledge of this to come forward, Nunes got a call from an intelligence source on March 21 while riding in his car, and went to the Old Executive Office Building, where he was shown the intercepts’ intelligence. The source told Nunes that the foreign intercepts whose American participants were unmasked in 2016, were unrelated to Russia.

The purpose of the unmasking, nonetheless, appeared to be to injure the Trump team politically. Nunes then had a meeting with the ranking democrat on his committee, Adam Schiff, who finally agreed to a closed-door session with FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers. That means that both will have to respond to the questions about who circulated intelligence reports which “unmasked” members of the Donald Trump team, and to the documents earlier shown to Nunes on these crimes. In the public session, Comey had refused almost every answer claiming the information was classified. Nunes might be behind the report by Fox News on March 31, indicating very strongly that either then-CIA head John Brennan or then-DNI James Clapper began improperly “unmasking” and leaking the names of Trump associates as long ago as the Spring of 2016. Intelligence Profession


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