Dear Mr. Putin, Let’s Play Chess

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I have an overarching theory of Russia’s attack on America and the West. Here it is.

There have not been a series of attacks on America and Europe by Vladimir Putin. There has been one single operation; it is the same operation.

By 2008, possibly even earlier, according to John Schindler, a National Security expert formerly at the NSA, Russia had placed moles in the highest levels of US counter-intelligence. I take this as my starting-point, because all the subsequent facts bear it out.

Mr. Putin always wanted to use the strength of the West as a lever to attack it, because Russia is weak and poor. So he did, and he used a very old-fashioned and effective method. Spies inside the IC. He also believes in propaganda and mind-games. He uses them on the West, he uses them on Russians, in Russia.

Hillary Clinton correctly noted that Putin rigged his own election in 2011. This, apparently, is when he started to hate her.

By the 2012 election, Russia’s desire to interfere with American democracy was already there, but it as yet didn’t have the tools to succeed in that aim. I deliberately omit some of the timeline here in order to get to the bigger points in the story, but I will return to it later.

Russian moles placed inside the NSA recruited Edward Snowden. A letter between the FSB in Cuba and SENAIN in Quito held in a file marked ‘Assange’ in London, dated 4th April 2013, the day before Snowden sent his only email on legalities, April 5th 2013, and before Snowden took his uppermost level documents during the rest of the month of April, proves conclusively that Mr. Snowden is a Russian agent who acted on instructions from Moscow. After Snowden fled to Hong Kong, he escaped from there by an Ecuadorean travel document arranged by Julian Assange, and tried to get to Cuba.

Snowden is a low-level IT idiot. He had help taking what he took from the NSA. I recommend the NSA review their case files and pick up the Russian moles within their agency. Snowden used stolen credentials, but it is almost certain that he received a piece of removable media like a memory card from his Russian handlers. He took military secrets. And by “he” I mean the FSB.

In 2013, after the Russians received all of the Snowden files, and China some of them, most press coverage concentrated on the traps that terrorists and Russian spies were able to avoid. They missed that Russian hackers would now proceed to use the NSA’s tech offensively.

In 2013, the Russians briefed their army of hackers.

In 2012/13, a young Russian hacker called Yvegeny Nikulin, then 26, was using Snowden’s NSA techniques – stolen credentials – to hack LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.

Formspring, which shut down late 2013, was the app that Anthony Wiener used for his sexting.

According to John Schindler, “a hacker”(Nikulin) was picked up in Prague, October 5th, on suspicion of interfering with the DNC and the Democrats in America’s election. He had been sought on an FBI red warrant.

He is being extradited to the United States (if Jeff Sessions, a Russia partisan who recruited the spy Carter Page into Team Trump, does not try to stop it)  over strong protests from Russia. The DoJ announcement on his indictment mentioned not only Formspring, but ‘a count of conspiracy’ and ‘sending a code to a computer’.

It was three years later. Nikulin was now 29.

On Oct 26, Rudy Giuliani joked on television about a big surprise coming in the election that would turn things around for Trump.

On Oct 28, Director James Comey of the FBI announced that more as yet unexamined emails had been found on an old laptop of Mr. Wiener’s.

Mr. Putin, it is my surmise that some of the Russian moles inside US counter-intelligence work within the FBI’s criminal division, and particularly, within the New York field office.

It is my surmise that your hacker, Nikulin, sent a command buried in a virus earlier transmitted by Formspring to ‘wake up’ that old computer and either find, or place, emails from Huma Abedin on to it, and that you then contacted your moles inside the NYPD/  FBI NY and told them to “suddenly find” emails that, the expectation was, could not possibly be combed through in time before the election.

Your agents within the FBI Field Office then did a number of additional things.

Firstly, they illegally spoke to any friendly press and the Trump campaign about putative ongoing criminal investigations into the Clinton Foundation and the matter of her email server.

They told Fox News’s Brett Baier that Hillary Clinton “Would soon be indicted” and this was reported on TV, and then retracted after the damage was done.

They told your agents of influence, Rudy Giuliani and X Kallstrom, that ‘a group of active FBI agents’ had demanded Comey release his letter. Both of them stated as much, Mr. Giuliani specifying ‘active’ FBI agents.

They used your agent General Flynn – I scorn to use ‘of influence’ in this case, Flynn knew what he was doing – to say on live television that active FBI agents were talking to him about an going ‘criminal investigation’

And they told the New York Times that the FBI ’Saw No Clear Ties to Russia’ in the matter of the Russian bank servers. And the New York Times printed it, even though they, the Times, knew it was false.

Before the election, only I reported, correctly, that the FBI’s Counter-Intelligence division in Connecticut had obtained a FISA warrant for ‘any US persons’ relating to the two banks involved in the Trump Tower server; Alfa Bank and SVB Bank.

So your moles in the NSA recruited Ed Snowden in 2012/2013.

You got to work using NSA hacking techniques. Stealing legit credentials features often. You hacked Wiener in 2013 via Formspring. You waited.

You used your moles in the FBI Field Office and, in 2016 at the right moment, you woke up Wiener’s laptop via the ’Snowden Virus’, found or planted old emails on it, and suddenly had the FBI Field Office “find it” and then lean, hard, on Comey to produce the letter he did.

Your RIS moles in the FBI then engaged in some agitprop with Giuliani, Flynn, an innocent Fox News, a not-innocent New York Times who deliberately used its prior authority to rubbish Franklin Foer and David Corn’s Alfa Bank server reporting, to make absolutely certain that “Trump-Russia” was suppressed and Clinton was defeated.

Your agents in the FBI Field Office in New York did, however, make one incredibly stupid mistake. A coder named Dustin Giebel caught it and he flagged it up to me.

The trouble with hiring young and foolish men to flood twitter and Facebook, to act as your hackers and so forth, is that they are young and foolish. Trolls gonna troll.

In this case, the Twitter account @FBIRecordsVault ceased being dormant for the first time in two years. It went on a little tweet storm. The last tweets were attacks on Hillary Clinton with a chaser of an attack on Eric Holder, the former AG. The first tweet, however, was a tweet praising Fred C. Trump. (Donald Trump has often said that his father is his only hero). It used language about Mr. Trump senior that was not only unlike any FBI descriptors ever used before, but had been lifted from Donald Trump’s commercial, company website.

When I saw that, I was overwhelmed with joy. It was not the severity of the offense, it was its traceability. Somebody sat at a keyboard and typed those tweets. Identifiable people. An FBI statement wrongly said that these were automated responses to three FOIA requests. Not true. Some identifiable person ordered and gave that statement. When I filed a private FOIA lawsuit with Mark S Zaid and Bradley Moss, we wrote the questions in ways that would be difficult to avoid answering. Who wrote those tweets? How many agents knew of them? What records exist of FBI agents or staff visiting the Trump commercial website to lift the descriptor of Fred Trump? What internal investigations exist into FBI agents leaking criminal investigations to Flynn and Giuliani? Do they feature any of the same agents who composed, knew of or authorized the FBI Records Vault tweets?

Days after our FOIA requests landed, Mr. Giuliani abruptly withdrew from his application to be Secretary of State. A week after our lawsuit was announced over non-response, the Department of Justice announced an investigation into more or less every matter named in our lawsuit, including the FBI Records Vault’s beautifully traceable tweets.

Even little pawns, like Twitter accounts, can become Queens, if you let them reach the 8th square, Mr. Putin.

So there you have it. Part One:

Russia has moles inside the IC, several of whom are not yet caught.

The NSA moles recruit Snowden.

Assange Ecuador and Russia give Snowden orders, and removable media to scrape intel and military secrets.

Ecuador exfiltrates Snowden to Moscow.

2012-2013, Russian hackers are given all of the NSA techniques. Nikulin hacks Formspring and Wiener. He plants a virus in his laptop. He waits and wakes it up in October.

Russia’s FBI Field Office moles “suddenly find” the emails, perhaps even placed on that computer, at a crucial juncture.

Russia’s FBI Field Office moles pressure Comey into releasing his letter, and thereby spin the election to Trump.

How am doing so far, Mr. Putin? You know, for a woman. And an amateur.


Or, James Comey’s Counterintelligence FBI vs Rudy Giuliani’s NY Criminal FBI

There are three parts to this theory, like a good play, and narratively, the next section ought to be about your spy ring in the University of Cambridge, your hacking of Facebook and Twitter and your propaganda wars across Europe, but as I have learned from you one must play to the audience, and I think American readers are mostly terrified that Director Comey will throw America under the bus and cover up your coup.

I don’t agree. Here is my take.

Before the BBC and the Guardian confirmed my HeatStreet exclusive on the FISA warrant issued in October, I was a lone voice in the wilderness on its existence.(And may history record that our conservative-leaning website had that scoop). When the writer Jason Leopold of Vice asked if Trump had been under investigation in September he got a GLOMAR response: ‘We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any such records’.

GLOMAR responses are named for a submarine and can only be given if a matter of national security is at stake. Mr. Leopold announced he would sue, for why should a concluded investigation be a matter of national security? I told him, with little credibility then and tons now, that the GLOMAR response made sense because there is an ongoing investigation into Mr. Trump and his associates on a matter of national security.

Democrats, including Democrats in Obama’s government who ought to know better, have asked if James Comey had ‘a double standard’ over the investigations into Clinton and Trump. Yes; he did, and he does. He may talk about a criminal investigation. He may not talk about a current, ongoing investigation into espionage, bribery, money laundering and so forth that affects US national security.

Over the summer and early autumn Democrats wrongly stated that the FBI / Comey had said they were not looking into Roger Stone and had declined to investigate Roger Stone, who announced his links to Wikileaks. This came from a Senate hearing and Mr. Comey’s testimony to Democrat Rep. Nadler. Rep. Nadler asked if Stone’s boasts constituted special circumstances, Comey said “I don’t think so.”  It must have been frustrating for Comey. He was GLOMAR-ing Congress right to their face and they did not understand what was going on.

Subsequently, the heads of NSA, CIA and FBI “Glomar”ed, in no particular order, two Congressional open Russian hack hearings, one closed briefing to the House of Representatives, and in the case of the CIA’s Director Brennan, Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

Furthermore, although Comey is a natural Republican he appeared to have played it straight. In the summer he cleared Clinton of a criminal standard of negligence. In the fall, he had been sandbagged by Russian moles inside the FBI Field Office in New York. But I do not believe Mr. Comey surrendered wrongly to ‘pressure’. He knew the moles had effective kompromat – the emails your hacker Nikulin planted or woke – and that were he not to revise his testimony in the light of new evidence, his far more important natsec investigation into the traitor, Donald Trump, would be discredited. He then worked around the clock to clear Mrs. Clinton.

All evidence shows that James Comey is pursuing your assault on America, Mr. Putin, with the fearless I expect from a counter-intelligence patriot. In June, he named Donald Trump to a FISA court as an agent of Russian influence. In July, he did the same. Both times, the court turned him down. In April, Mr. Comey received audio of Russian money financing Trump – that’s the same time that Paul Manafort joined the campaign to run it. He formed a joint CIA/FBI /Treasury task force to look at the money.

Over the summer, US counter-intelligence met with Chris Steele because they had already got their own independent information that he was correct. On October 5th, your hacker Nikulin was picked up on an FBI ‘Red Warrant’ in Prague which means Director Comey had put a top priority on getting him some time before. Armed with whatever Nikulin spilled – and, Mr. Putin, he fainted when they caught him – Director Comey went back again, to a new FISA judge, on October 15, and he got his warrant.

Every indication is that Director Comey is not only independent but plays better chess than both you or I, Mr. Putin. (Can I call you VVP? I feel like I know you). For in September, the FBI did not join the ODNI statement about Russia’s intent being to aid Trump. Why not? Because while the NSA and CIA had heard the tapes of Americans in Trump’s camp working with your officials, taking your bribes, disseminating your information, Director Comey had not yet received his warrant. In order not to give Trump’s defense and the defense of his camps anything to go on, the FBI was Caesar’s wife. It did not act on surveillance of US persons abroad offered by the UK, Estonia, BIS, and Lithuania until it got the warrant. Director Comey does not want any ‘fruit of the poisoned tree’ defenses (no pun intended, Mr. Putin, and may I remind you sir that it is bad form to kill one’s opponents in chess. It’s cheating).

The FBI ‘changed’ its stance on the final Russian hacking report because they had, by then, listened to the tapes. Legally. Under a warrant.

The FBI has, fortunately, always employed the principle of compartmentalization. The FBI Counter-Intelligence division in New York kept their dealings secret from the criminal field office in New York.

But, some readers will say, Russian moles in the NSA – OK, it’s a worthy target. Why would the Russians have sleeper moles in a mere FBI criminal field office, even if it is New York?

And the answer to that is simple; a corrupt FBI NY Field Office guards the interest of Russian mobsters, allows them to launder their money through Trump’s “failing” casinos and building projects, makes sure that Trump being paid double for a Florida house doesn’t get investigated, allows paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to keep a mansion in New York City,  ensures that Trump’s criminal taxes don’t get investigated, and sits hard enough on the NYPD that Trump can commit crime after crime in plain sight, socializing with the FBI’s most wanted mobsters, and never get charged with a damn thing. It ensures that Manafort and Stone can live in Trump tower, that Cohen’s trips on Russian-Registered private jets get washed. It allows the “FBI” to be next to the media, including the New York Times and Fox news, and act as un-named law enforcement sources. The FBI Field Office in New York wasn’t just infiltrated by your agents to scupper Hillary Clinton, Mr. Putin. It was there to guard the money of your billionaires and to cover the tracks of your handlers in the Russian embassy and consulates. That’s why the dead security guard at the Russian consulate never got investigated. You have a lot of people in New York, and they are very affable, pleasant folks, too. I’ve met a couple.

But let’s get back to the game. Your trouble is that Mr. Comey is not for sale. You have nothing on him. Let’s remember your hacker Nikulin, whom Comey was chasing since who knows when. A few days ago Comey picked up another of your hackers in Spain as he was about to board a plane to France with his wife. You yourself, through your propaganda sites, connected this to the DNC hack. You had the identical reaction that you did to Nikulin being picked up. You threw a rather beta male hissy fit. Stanislav Lisov had coded a bank virus. But there’s rather more to it than that. Lisov fits the hacker narrative in the Steele dossier. He needed paying. He has Gazprom connections, and he has a scary interest in satellites, which you, Mr. Putin, would like to weaponize against the United States.

But you know, the FBI caught him, none the less. Comey caught him. They know about the US company he formed, how it transferred to Oregon from Florida, and how money was funneled through a failed ‘secretive startup’.

The white knight is outplaying the black knight and all his moves indicate that.


Is it really worth chronicling the rest of the match? You, Mr. Putin, have relied on big data and on propaganda, including an army of trolls. It is plain to UK intelligence that you have a Russian spy ring at Cambridge University; that you may have combed through and stolen, illegally in the EU, the Facebook data of hundreds of millions of Americans; that you use propagandists SCR and combined GSR and SCR to form Cambridge Analytica; and that you used Twitter’s database to create a bot army.

It’s plain from both money and propaganda that Steve Bannon is your tool, your agent of influence; that you work through Nigel Farage and so on; that RT and Sputnik are not merely spy centers, but money-laundering tools; and that you have used ‘Big data’ of Cambridge Analytica (personality types plus propaganda from SCR) to poison the minds of Americans and indeed voters across the West. You have your hackers sitting on 4 Chan, where the ‘prank’ on the Brexit petition involved Russian server addresses.

But you are a careless player, Mr. Putin. Scrubbing of tweets wherein @GenFlynn pushes your hideous propaganda is pretty dumb. Scrubbing Michael Cohen’s phone data is also dumb, when we have him and his daughter waltzing around Europe and the Caribbean in Russian-owned private jets. You live by the troll, sir, then you die by the troll. Your propaganda and how you pay for it is all traceable. America has its hackers, too.

The DoJ inquiry has fired the first shots. It’s named Erik Prince. It knows you have the Mercers, it knows about Bannon, it knows about your moles in the NYPD. You see sir it all goes back to Nikulin. The NYPD ‘found’ that laptop on October 3rd.  And on October 5th, Nikulin comes to Prague for payment.

But Mr. Putin, James Comey’s friends were waiting there to turn your black pawn into our white queen. And whenever Flynn tweeted Russian agitprop, the FBI and the NSA had a URL.

You sir, are like a chess player in possession of all his many, many pieces, but boxed in, in the back row, and despite having them all arrayed on the board – Jeff Sessions as Attorney General even though he recruited the spy Carter Page into your teamdespite all of that, none of it will matter. White has you trapped. You and your ally Iran. Checkmate came from the Persian phrase, “Shah Mat”.

The King is dead. And I didn’t even have to bother with Sessions, Page, Manafort, Stone, Flynn, and all the SIGINT that we have on them, the deals they made with Wikileaks to receive intel that you hacked and phished and planted with your viruses.

Impeachment of Mr. Trump is on the way.

What you should ask yourself is if it is in Russia’s and your own best interest for you to keep deceiving an angry America? For when the trials do start, the back-covering, the rage, the scrambling, the desperate need to seem harder on your oligarch friends than the next politician – this could harm not only you and your allies but the next generation of Russian kleptocrats too.

It would surely be better to give it up now, release some of that kompromat now, push Trump out, and face the anger of a relieved United States after Trump resigns.

But perhaps you cannot.

Perhaps Mr. Putin, you have played yourself right into a corner.  After all, those who know what komprat you hold on them also know that you hold it. And they can collaborate with the FBI.

Chess is a good game, sir.

But the reason Russians are so poor is that you can’t stop playing it.


  1. What I never understood about the “Snowden is a Russian agent” theory is that if he were, then he wouldn’t go public. He’d just quietly pass them documents. Why pretend to be an idealist and send one set of documents to the press, while working for the Russians and sending them another set? It just makes both actions more complicated, and less likely to be effective.

  2. Holy Shit! Mother Fuck! Goddamit!
    Breath… Ok, Jesus girl you are so badass when this is said and done. You will be America’s hero. Love you 😘

  3. Like one of those Mickey Spillane plots; a bit hard to keep up with.

    Comey the hero? Seems to me he consciously worked with the Giuliani clique in the FBI to bring down Hillary.

    And where did this come from? You provide no link. “In June, he named Donald Trump to a FISA court as an agent of Russian influence. In July, he did the same. Both times, the court turned him down. In April, Mr. Comey received audio of Russian money financing Trump – that’s the same time that Paul Manafort joined the campaign to run it. He formed a joint CIA/FBI /Treasury task force to look at the money.”

    Stuff like that.

    Otherwise, it’s interesting … if true. And even if it’s not all true, it’s thought-provoking.

  4. One thing I don’t see you mention about Cambridge Analytica is that it’s HEAVILY funded by Robert Mercer, who was the top funder and influencer for Trump’s campaign after he won the primary. He’s also been a TOP funder of Breitbart for years.

  5. I’ve been waiting a few weeks for a report like this.

    With a simple equation I knew Comey wasn’t working for Russia: trust in Obama+Obama vote of confidence for Comey=Comey is doing his job/not a traitor. Obama and family clearly inspire loyalty in all people close to them. I have to assume Comey wouldn’t betray Obama. Obama hired Comey and didn’t fire him. I have to assume there’s a good reason.

    I also recognized a few weeks ago there was a chess game. Obama’s moves were subtle from what I could see from here. Without knowing details in your report I noticed the moves made by each side. I told a few people on Twitter. A few agreed with the chess game. Another didn’t believe me about Comey.

    I’m relieved this chess game is progressing.

  6. Unbelievable…..but more so because it is so believable. Are people so in need of power and money they will do anything to obtain it? Does love of country not enter into the conscience of some?

  7. I think you have more faith in Comey than I do. From where I sit, he’s part of the Putin machine. He delivered the election to Putin’s Poodle.

  8. Fascinating and frightening, appears to be well researched and well reported. Also i’d like to add: well written.

  9. Great essay: You should adapt this as a TV political-spy-thriller series like “The Americans,” or better yet a reality show just showing Trump destroying democracy. You make a quite convincing case that Putin checkmated America before the Democrats even know the game was on.

  10. We the Majority, We the Democrats, are arising to fight the shameful and immoral republicans who are the party of hate and greed!! We the Democrats, the Majority, are arising to fight the Republicans on all political fronts!! We the Majority, We the Democrats, will defend all of President Obama’s achievements!! We the Majority, We the Democrats, have it in our minds, front and center, on a continuous basis, are not going to put up with a Hitler-Like figure stealing the real President’s Victory and the Democrats through his murderous-dictator friend’s computer hacking!!! We, the Democrats, We the Majority, who got more than 2.850,000 votes, will not forget that the Election on November 8. 2017 rightfully and belongs to should be President Hillary Clinton!!

    I, Bob Olivieri, am America’s POLITICAL OMBUDSMAN who has always spoken TRUTH TO POWER!!! I am here to watch out for you and warn you of any misdeeds I see Donald J. Trump say or do!!

    Your friend, Bob

  11. OM MY GOD im dying at all the desperate and pathetic DU poeple hanging on to anything they can. now there putting up WORDPRESS SITES like this moron as source about how trump is on the ropes HAHAHAHAH. you guys are so pathetic on DU. i read all of your posts and all the crying you do and lick your tears ALL UP.

  12. OMG! Part of me says this can’t be true, that its a conspiracy theory so wildly far fetched that its just not possible. Another part wishes that it is true, and there is light at the end of the Trump tunnel. Either way, I am very eager to see how this plays out.

  13. Hahaha, how Tom Clancy.
    According to you “Russian Moles are everywhere”, I’ll be back…
    I am going to check my fields for Russian Moles.
    Nope, there clean.

    The Paranoid runs deep in you.

    Jessy is that you ?

  14. I’ve no idea about facts in this story, but it sure is enjoyable reading. I’ve my made my own little attempt to contribute by suggesting that unfortunate deaths of Андрей Карлов 19/12, Петр Польшиков 20/12, Елизавета Глинка 25/12, Олег Еровинкин 26/12 all were the Obama administration promised ‘covert’ xmas gifts for Putin, Lavrov and Sechin.

  15. Very compelling! Loved reading your article! Excellent. Thank you for sharing this. It gives me hope that this Trump thing is only until there is some physical evidence. Hopefully it is not too long from now!

  16. This reads like a spy movie script but more interesting cos its happening in real time. Shame on all those who by their votes facilitated this show of shame.

  17. In the face of obvious Russian interference in the election and in the U.S. government, we citizens need to encourage our Representatives to begin impeachment immediately. But we must also counter the control of the media and internet which allowed the elections to be turned, or impeachment will be alike impossible. They know our moves in real time, and while no one else believes us, they are leaping two more moves ahead. We need to step back from the internet and resort to common sense and constitutional procedure. If impeachment could succeed under Nixon, we should be able to do it under Trump and Putin, though they have already prepared, and we have not.

  18. Louise, like your theory – but do you realize Rudy Guiliani was Comey’s boss? Many not sure where Comey stands – odds are against your opinion of him.

  19. How has no one else replied to this rambling, incoherent pile of tin foil nonsense? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good conspiracy theory. This isn’t a good conspiracy theory. It’s dull. It lacks weirdness and plot twists. As a work of fiction, it’s disappointing. As anything else, it’s nonsense.

    This entire long blog post can be summarized as such: American intelligence services have screwed up ever since 2008, therefore Russian moles directed by Putin are to blame as Russia plots to achieve the end goal of — what exactly is Russia trying to win again? Every accusation, every undocumented documented detail, every timeline which grows out of this primary assumption is built upon the shakiest of foundations.

    The fundamental flaw in this thesis statement (even exempting the undefined motive of Russia) is that it fails to explain or even acknowledge that American Intelligence has always been a bunch of screw ups going back decades before Putin was born. We’re talking about the same C.I.A. which placed Castro into power in Cuba, then organized the Bay of Pigs invasion to take him out of power, and then failed to assassinate him about a dozen times — and these are just some highlights off the top of my head. I dare Patribotics or anyone else to name even one, just one, successful program conceived and executed by the C.I.A. which benefited Americans during the entirety of the agency’s existence. The N.S.A. isn’t much better if merely due to the fact that is a younger agency and thus has not opportunity to build such an inglorious history yet. Give it time, and I am sure it will loose the plans for the atom bomb to the nation’s enemies.

    I will give this blog post credit for one particular piece of cleverness. “You, Mr. Putin, have relied on big data and on propaganda, including an army of trolls.” I see what you did there. By invoking a vague army of trolls, the article preemptively character-assassinates any critics. I have no doubt already been labeled as such a troll by not agreeing, and therefore my criticism may and should be dismissed. Perhaps Putin will award me with a troll medal for my brave work.

    1. “the undefined motive of Russia”

      The motive is clearly defined. America elected a Black president who champions individual freedom and democracy.
      This was such a momentous to the world, that is sparked Arab Spring. It must have sent shockwaves down the spines of the Chinese and Russians. What conceivably could be the excuse for maintaining a racist Marxist state when allegedly evil America elected a Black man ??

      Allowing Hillary – a woman to succeed Obama – and follow his policies would have struck the death knell for Russia and China – politico-economic systems…as such she had to be stopped. How pray tell ??

      By propping up American racists Marxists: prop up the three wings of that ideology: Trump , Bernie, Stein. and ensure that they win and enact pro Marxist policies and turn back the Obama effect.

  20. Fascinating. I noticed this time when Nikulin was arrested in Prague. Michael Cohen issued no tweets between October 5-11. And I am pretty sure he sent a message to Lulu Agapova on Oct 2nd, saying he would see her soon. Maybe he was supposed to meet with Nikulin.

  21. Now add in the uk dimension – Corbyn – early hansard shows he only asked about UK military units in cold war hotspots or Islington roundabouts – he went on ‘bike ride’ holidays through soviet controlled Europe… and is entirely content in seeing Europe divided back into 2 spheres of influence – US and Russia. UKIP and their funding – Mr Aaron Banks – married to Russian wife, introduced by and assisted in staying in UK by Russian corrupted Liberal Democrat Southhampton MP – Mike Hancock – (chair and vice chairman all party group on Russia) + council of Europe monitoring group. If a nation state wanted to run slush funds to finance ukip, then surely an opaque insurance company, and the Isle of Man would be the way to go… and wait guess what – Cambridge Analytica also campaigned for Leave/GO!

  22. What will Trump do when things like this happen and Putin applies pressure (which makes old guard GOP heads explode)? The drama is heating up, grab your popcorn…

    Excellent analysis Louise. Guess over time we’ll know whether details are correct, but it’s clear it’s Game On on a grander scale. This is what happens when good people don’t do what’s necessary to stop a sociopathic dictator.

    Would love to see you spend a few days with Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) and current (good guy CIA) to trade notes. The faster a clearer picture is former and established officially for public consumption the faster we peons can collectively defend ourselves.

    Personally I wouldn’t mind if a meteorite hit the FSB just when Putin was paying a visit… What an interesting new world order that would create…

  23. Would love to read this but the fine, light colored typeface makes it too hard. Puleeze choose a more readable font
    – Thanks

  24. Nice Match.

    A rather logical plot of what is going on in Europe and US.
    The bad thing about is, regardless if is true or not to 100%, it does not change anything. It is too late.
    Even if you prove this theory, the pro-trumps are not going to believe it.
    And Trump himself for sure will not resign without beeing forced to.
    Even if so, what is better, then?
    Obviously the apparent vice Pence would be the next in charge.
    Which is not really better.

    Looks like the world has taken a turn which cannot be stopped.
    Let’s hope we are wrong.

    Best regards

    1. Still no impeachment, it’s OK the world will survive Trump, i survived Obama and you will survive Trump. Trump is temporary and so was Obama and so will the next guy that gets in. So relax it going to be just fine. Wait it out maybe this time your side wins. Democracy as it should be.

  25. Fantastic Diary! … However, how many readers will understand your analysis (or chess) well enough to discern the implications of what you are inferring? If your hypothesis is valid (and I suspect that it is), the citizens of this nation have truly been bamboozled. President Obama was our last duly elected Chief-of-State. It is becoming more and more clear why The so-called POTUS responded vehemently to Secretary Clinton’s statement that maybe what Putin wanted is a puppet with, “I’m not a puppet, I’m not a puppet! You’re the puppet!” That moment was priceless!

  26. Fascinating. I always knew that there was a large circle of corruption. I just didn’t know who all the players were. Thank u for putting this together. Genius.

  27. Fascinating. Been wondering whatever happened to hacker arrested in Prague, Cohen, Manafort et al; and what was going on with “quiet” FBI investigation.
    Big fish to fry. Thank you.

  28. What if Putin’s intention is to weaken the US by injecting chaos into our political infrastructure? Regardless of the outcome for Trump, Putin will have accomplished this.

  29. Brilliant article.It is a little bit awkwardly written, but refreshing and powerful. I can only hope, and dare I say pray, that the author’s predictions–trump’s demise–come true. If not, at the least, the material would make a helluva screenplay. Thanks much!

  30. Certainly a compelling theory of events, if a little breathless at times. A little too novelistic in its prose style for my taste. I hold Snowden in pretty high regard & do hope he wasn’t a Russian stooge.

  31. I can’t even get past this line, “Snowden is a low-level IT idiot.” Can’t convince me of this. I’m an IT guy, no IT guy is that smooth. It’s a cliche that IT guys are nerds, geeks, klutzes etc. for a reason… because it’s true. Snowden is smooth, confident and seems generally intelligent. He would have to be a practiced liar to be who he is and fit into this story of yours and that takes more than being “a low-level IT idiot.”

  32. Hi I found this website through the Twitter account of Louise Mensch. I was fascinated by the information and enjoying her tweets very much. Then I asked a question about Vice Pence and I got blocked.(I’m not even sure but I think she write in this sight.) I just want to ash her why she blocked me. Is it that I’m a liberal? Or does she think I a bad person? If so I would like her to reconsider blocking me. I’m really a nobody Vermont liberal living in Arizona. I have a husband and a teenager, two dogs and a cat. I’m old lady (55) who watches RMaddow and was very upset she didn’t give you credit for the Russian plane story. I know this sounds like get a life lady but I wish you would please unblock me. I am so thankful for your work. It gives me hope. I wanted to throw up on Election Day and have been depressed ever since.

  33. What I just read is astounding and I am not sure to be honest that I follow all the moves. My question is will this all come to light for those of us who just play checkers ?

  34. This is an absolutely amazing article. It pulls all the disparate threads together.

  35. Louise – actually just rechecked here. Follow up on Bill Browder – Stephen Kelly – the guy who is the company secretary for wikileaks. I promise you – when a company non-exec is corrupted – and this guy was- he acted for Magnitsky, then he stays corrupted.

    The only question is whether he was our guy or theirs. I suspect strongly, theirs.

    Not for publication.

    Actually, realising my previous comments not published (thanks) I realise you or your PA have read them. Thanks, and thanks not for publishing.

  36. I have 290 examples of Russian bots targeting British businesses (mine) disguised as subscribers that I sent to MI6 and I would like to copy you in. What is your email or PO Box?

  37. This is some of the best writing I have read in quite some time & I truly mean every word of what I just said.
    I’m scared though that HUMPTY TRUMPTY is gonna get pardoned by that FOOLISH MAN PENCE & the KEBLER ELF SESSIONS is gonna skate along with him down the yellow brick road 2 his friend PUTINS PLACE as 4 the rest of his MINIONS RASCITS & HATERS of TRUTH JUSTICE & THE AMERICAN WAY they all need 2 spend some time behind bars & I truly mean that they have all committed TREASON against this COUNTRY & my real feeling on the whole matter is line em all up on the WHITE HOUSE LAWN & SHOOT all of them that’s the way we treated ACTS OF TREASON when this COUNTRY was formed & that’s the PUNISHMENT CALLS 4 & I’m out.

  38. A viable set of theories. The oysters true test of a theory is to try and prove it wrong and fail. However as next-best, this is respectable. I’ve worked on secure networks and would question elements of the known story that violate standard practice or official FIPS-compliant practice until a good explanation is forthcoming.

    As for anyone evading anything, nobody has been trapped in a high-tech sting since the Internet Audit group in Russia got their servers hacked almost 20 years ago. No, all known tools are offensive for a reason, and it is the reason who the U.S. and Russia don’t like encryption. They at offence, not defence.

    I’m not inclined to think Snowden is an agent, just a patsy. Whether for one side or both unclear. Think about it. How do you get files you don’t have permission rights for in a mandatory access control environment – probably Orange Book B3 – with public key encryption keyed to your identity as your means of connecting? (Class III user certificates and encrypted separated networks were rolled out as standard in 2001/2002. Long before this.)

    That takes some doing. Orange Book was designed to prevent accidental or intentional violations of security clearance by a superior officer. I doubt the NSA followed their rules, indeed they couldn’t have on Snowden’s computer. I forget which book, Red or Pink, stated that it was forbidden for data to be copied onto networks, computers or devices that don’t support mandatory access controls and aren’t authorised. I’ll put that down to gross incompetence.

    But even so, you need a layer of incompetence and you need IT engineers who are willing to perform operations in violations of the rules because your highly placed mole couldn’t.

    As all these violations breach government rules the NSA drew up, we must also conclude that the auditor’s are negligent, stupid or corrupt.

    This is a complicated picture. The best the NSA can appear to be are a bunch of bungling idiots who can’t be bothered to read their own advice. The worst is that they’re bungling idiots mixed randomly with the corrupt, the decadent and the sleeper agents.

    At least in the last case, someone thinks something is worth taking, so that might be the more positive of the options.

  39. According to the Steele Dossier, Putin was actually not entirely pleased and had some mixed feelings with the result of his efforts because of the backlash from some Russians living in America

  40. I would estimate that Trump’s election was unintended and unexpected, and that the u.s. leadership arranged it as a way to uproot the Russian interference, and immunize western society from the techniques being used.

  41. Thank you @LouiseMensch and also John Schindler @20committee for your unselfish and unrelenting work defending USA from Russian fascist interference, of which the stolen 2016 POTUS election was just one part. At times, it has seemed that you were all that we had. Turns out, that was more than enough.

  42. Interesting–you had me right up to IMPEACHMENT. Not going to happen. You’ve no doubt seen how Nunes is still spreading his tripe.

  43. Reviewing this after a year and I would say it’s incredible how well it’s held up but I follow you so I expected it would.

  44. This article was published over ago, and it chronicles like a prophetic sitcom, and we, the American people, are the audience and the actors. Putin ,with his Satan 2 and nerve poison is in that corner now and he is acting out. The GOP and Trump ,NGO’s ,and Evangelicals took his money and allowed his sinister plot to win elections that cost Putin millions with a promise of a $500 billion dollar oil deal, respect in the world, and oligarchs would be able to come to the US and launder their money freely , but instead , Putin lost and all of the world knows he is evil.

    God knew what He was doing when He allowed these events to take place . To smoke out the Truth in the midst of the most evil plot against the West and the US.. God bless you and continue to let God used you to bring out TRUTH as He now heals America from this tyranny we have endured. Thank You!!

  45. There has been counterintelligence upon counterintelligence operations going on across the board. Special access programs, compartimentalized intelligence to the 100th degree means that people are deceiving and being deceived… even by their own allies. That is how bad it is. Even those who are buried deep in intelligence have been confused. There is no way that you can accurately state what the truth is. There are intelligence, military structures above even our own sovereign nations, including the United States and even Putin. They are dealing with this. It is far greater than those whom you speak of.

  46. Thank you again Louise! I read this last year and was given hope! After another year of ups and downs in our government and losing faith that justice would be served, I found myself reading it again and renewing my faith in our democracy!!!

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