Well, its certainly been an interesting May in Washington thus far.
During the second week of that month in 2017 the sudden firing of FBI director James Comey set Washington ablaze. Comey, in his brief tenure as FBI director, has been a divisive figure of late, to put it mildly. On July 5, 2016, in the midst of the 2016 US presidential contest, he announced that the FBI would not pursue charges against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in relation to the controversy surrounding her handling of emails containing classified documents. He was immediately attacked by Republican candidate Donald Trump and other parties hacks for backing down from the Clinton Machine.
Then in late October of the year, just a little over a week before the election, Comey sent a letter of Congress indicating that the FBI was reviewing more emails. These emails came from an allegedly unrelated investigation concerning Anthony Weiner, a close Clinton alley, and the sexting a 15-year-old girl.
But then came Russiagate. The FBI, in July of 2016 (around the time Hillary was issued a get-out-jail-free card), began investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Hints of this investigation have been surfacing since at least October of 2016, but its revelation by Comey in March of 2017 was presented as a major revelation by the MSM nonetheless.
While the investigation has produced little thus far, it has made Comey a frequent guest before various Congressional committees. Conventional wisdom holds that it was something related to the FBI's investigation of Russia and Comey's testimony, in addition to his refusal to investigate Trump's allegations of being spied on by Obama, that led to Comey's sudden ouster.
But there are indications that Trump was not alone in making this decision. In the aftermath The New York Times made this curious statement: "... Vice President Mike Pence, who was part of the small group of advisers who planned Mr. Comey’s ouster in near secrecy."
Ah, good ole Vice President Mike "Teflon" Pence, who thus far has largely avoided any real criticism for his role in Comey's ousting. But then again, the same could be said about practically everything that has unfolded during the Trump regime. No matter what, Pence always seems to come out smelling like roses.
Lieberman was a long time Democrat who served as Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 election. In 2006 he lost the Democratic primary for his Senate seat but ultimately won the election as an independent. His endless warmongering had alienated much of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and in 2008 he endorsed John McCain for the presidency and gave a keynote speech at the 2008 Republican Convention. But in 2016 he endorsed Hillary.
This alone makes Trump's potential nomination of Lieberman for FBI director odd, but that's only part of it. Lieberman's background is starkly different than those of other FBI directors. The Hill notes:
"Lieberman would be an unusual pick for the job — past FBI chiefs have either worked at the bureau or served as a federal judge or prosecutor. He was attorney general of Connecticut before being elected to the Senate in 1988."
But again, the question must be raised: Is Trump really the one making this selection?
It is a very relevant one in light of an especially curious connection Lieberman has to Hillary Clinton. In 2007, Mother Jones noted:
"These days, Clinton has graduated from the political wives' group into what may be Coe's most elite cell, the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast. Though weighted Republican, the breakfast—regularly attended by about 40 members—is a bipartisan opportunity for politicians to burnish their reputations, giving Clinton the chance to profess her faith with men such as Brownback as well as the twin terrors of Oklahoma, James Inhofe and Tom Coburn, and, until recently, former Senator George Allen (R-Va.). Democrats in the group include Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, who told us that the separation of church and state has gone too far; Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is also a regular."And who sponsored this Senate Prayer Breakfast that Clinton and the Jewish Lieberman frequently attended? Why, the same organization that has sponsored the National Prayer Breakfast, attended by every president since Dwight Eisenhower, for almost seventy years: a Christian cult variously known as The Family or The Fellowship.
Long time readers of this blog are no doubt well aware of The Family. The uninitiated are advised to check out my multi-part series on this bizarre network, which can be found here. For those of you not feeling up to it right now, here's a brief rundown:
Originating in the 1930s as a union busting organization, The Family soon became a regional power around Washington state after it gained the backing of several wealthy patrons. Its influence really took off after WWII, however, when it established ample contacts with the US intelligence community as well as generous financial support from several Europeans linked to the recently defeated Nazi regime. By the 1950s, when the National Prayer Breakfast was established, it emerged as a major political powerhouse.
But nothing can compare to the influence it currently wields in the Trump regime. As I've noted before here, the Family now has members in several key posts including Attorney General (Sessions), Director of National Intelligence (Dan Coats), possibly CIA director Mike Pompeo and certainly Vice-President Mike Pence. And now The Family may have a close associate directing the FBI as well.
If Lieberman is made FBI director, the stage is set for Trump to be replaced by Pence. A shadow Family cabinet is effectively already in place in most of the crucial national security posts to advice Pence.
These developments raise some truly disturbing questions about the 2016 US presidential election to the mind of this researcher. Christopher Knowles of The Secret Sun has recently stated his belief that both Hillary and Trump were selected for their ability to be removed by elements of the deep state. Certainly both were arguably the two most unpopular candidates for the US presidency in the modern era, if ever, and both are riddled with scandal and corruption on every level. Forcing either one out of office before their term had ended would not have been difficult in either case.
This raises a truly disturbing possibility: Was a stealth takeover by this nefarious Christian cult always on the menu after the 2016 election had passed? Certainly their influence over either candidate was unprecedented in recent elections. And the Clintons certainly seem to be doing their part to put Pence in office.
Certainly there are other forces in play, but few maybe as deadly now The Family. Decades of stealth subversion of the American political process truly seem to be paying off. And be assured, we should all be terrified of this.