(Title change from Child Abuse and other criminality hidden by US Dept of Justice)
In the late 1990s the FBI, the Department of Justice and the Bill Clinton White House ran a huge illegal covert investigation intended to find information with which they could use against Republicans by blackmail or other means.
They found incriminating information on Republicans, Democrats, Officials and Judges amongst others. Some of this was sexual scandals and some was child sexual abuse. Some of this information was used for partisan purposes but with criminality across the political divide it proved too hot to handle and was dropped as quietly as possible.
This Cointelpro II (COunter INTelligence PROgram) is not widespread knowledge. Nor is it widely known that there is much intelligence that should have been used in legal prosecutions against these public figures in prosecutions. The information perhaps was more valuable as blackmail material, to control the blackmailable persons.
The same Department of Justice involved is the same DOJ that has been reluctant to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her emails servers, her lies, perverting the course of Justice or her activities with the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons no doubt have used the information to the full extent that they can.
The information about criminality now will be widely known by the Republican and Democrat Political “elite”. The ones who dont know are the public. The US Government is being run by a criminal cabal, unaccountable to the public. For how long?
The change to Trump as President may provide some change in the established order, but equally may just establish another elite group. Will the criminals be prosecuted?
All this information is via FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds in her articles Dennis Hastert Case, Clinton Scandals, FBI & the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive  Hastert Case: How the COINTELPRO II Bucket Turned into a Can of Worms 
All I have done is just distill it down. Sybil has provided a list of photographs which perhaps are the people most incriminated, as well as the ones mentioned in the body of this post. She also provides some links to help research them also included at the end of the article.
The photographs I have provided at the end of this article are the ones from the Let Sibel Edmonds Speak website in their article Sibel ‘names names’ (in pictures!)  as they have put names to photographs and where there is also some analysisin the comments at the end. 
I do not know, apart from Hastert, which of these high profile people were involved in child sexual abuse. At present with #pizzagate, attention is turning to high profile figures involved in child sex and trafficking. This list of people then offers a reasonable starting place for more research. Some of Hasterts crimes included sexual favors as means of foreign bribery. Countries involved countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey and Morocco, among others.
John Podesta must have known of who did what, and when, as he was around for much of this time.
- 1995 -96 Held positions on Capitol Hill, including Counsellor to Democratic Leader Senator Thomas Daschle
- 1997 Jan 20 – 1998 Oct 20 White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
- 1998 Oct 20 – 2001 Jan 20 20th White House Chief of Staff
Hastert incidentally recently in Apr 2016 was sent to jail for 16 months for a tiny amount of lesser charges related to child sexual abuse and given only 16 months. I am unsure of the US sentencing system but it could mean he is out of jail around now.
More detail of the COINTELPRO II operation follows.
In 1996, Bill Clinton was bogged down with the Paula Jones and Monica Lewinski sex scandals. Bill and his top White House team put together a plan meant to retaliate against and then neutralize the Republican Party and key elected Republican officials. The main objective of the plan was to
- Collect major dirt on key Republican officials
- Use the information to blackmail those Republicans to prevent Clintons impeachment
- Strategically release the cases of those who did not succumb to blackmail if impeachment went ahead
However, this could not be directly executed by the White House. They needed the Justice Department and the FBI, which not only had existing information on the target Republicans, but the ability to quickly gather more useable dirt.
The White House held meetings and got what they needed, including cover and justification, with Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI’s Director Louis Freeh, both their own hand-picked and appointed people.
One of the main divisions in the FBI, with full access and capacity to collect the needed dirt, was the FBI’s Counterintelligence Unit that operated under FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance ACT). With a special covert waiver from the White House, the FBI’s counterintelligence unit was directed to conduct a ‘Special Surveillance Program’ and given a set of operations and targets that went with that.
For their new operation certain previously strict FISA rules were relaxed, while others were totally over-ridden.
The lower-level FBI agents, those who actually performed the operations, were told neither the reason nor purpose – all of a sudden their operational scope, together with the means and certain abilities, was suddenly expanded.
The new covert COINTELPRO, proved to be highly successful.
- Bob Livingston, the Speaker of the House, resigned on the eve of the debate to impeach President Clinton resigned, due to his exposed sex scandals.
- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) admitted to an affair 30 years ago
- Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho), acknowledged affair
- Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) Burton acknowledged having a child out of wedlock
Between 1999 and 2002 the Executive Branch’s ‘Perfect Plan’ became complicated by inadvertently collected unwanted information, loss of control over lower FBI agents leading multiple and overlapping operations, and the change of administration in January 2001.
Information was collected not only on dirty Republican representatives but equally dirty Democrats. Not only elected officials but several high profile appointed figures – some of whom became major visible players in the new administration.
Multiple FBI Counterintelligence Units were sucking in data from multiple operations.
Sibel Edmonds described it as
- Useful nuggets to be found in counterintelligence operations targeting Israel-related entities and organizations.
- Jewels to pick from raw intelligence gathered from Turkey and Turkish-lobby-related targets.
- Goodies within several espionage cases that existed prior to the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive. Most importantly there were way too many overlaps.
Wiretaps, physical surveillance, video surveillance, use of informants from other related operations, and additional creative methods that bypassed existing laws and regulations.
This data, from multiple operations, gathered significant information (and dirt) on not only the partisan targets but also on their friends, partners and associates that happened to be their boss’ friends and allies.
It would have been a huge scandal if they had deleted and destroyed unwanted and undesirable information from the other targets, and it also left the problems of the lower level agents who knew the truth.
A tremendous amount of dirt was collected on some key elected Republicans.
- Dennis Hastert was top of that list with criminal activities ranging from financial fraud, money laundering and bribery to partnership with criminal networks in Chicago, treason, and sexual violation of minor males-both domestically and internationally.
- Dan Burton
- Bob Livingston
- Roy Blunt
Democrats implicated were
- Rep. Tom Lantos with implicating data gathered from counterintelligence operations targeting Turkey and Israel.
- Rep. Stephen Solarz through counterintelligence operations on Israel, Turkey and India
- Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and her convicted husband Robert Creamer through counterintelligence operations involving Chicago political corruption cases, financial fraud and embezzlements, Israel and Turkey, with parallel operations conducted by the CIA involving Mullah Fethullah Gulen and his criminal network in Chicago.
There was also implicating criminal data on a number of high profile appointed career bureaucrats and individuals such as
- Richard Perle
- Douglas Feith
- Eric Edelman
- Marc Grossman
- Graham Fuller
- David Makovsky
- Alan Makovsky
The new COINTELPRO also made use of information gathered on appointed Federal judges during their mandatory background checks and clearance, which is conducted by DOJ-FBI.
Late 1999 FBI counterintelligence agents, analysts and linguists had full knowledge of and supporting documentation of criminal offences on dozens of US officials, elected and appointed.
Bottom-up pressure within the FBI led to the transfer of these cases filled with glaring criminal evidence, to the FBI’s espionage and criminal divisions, and to seek prosecutions. Considering the level of criminal activities, the level of outrage was understandable.
Janet Reno’s Justice Department and Louis Freeh’s could not cherry-pick criminal prosecutions on partisan terms. These criminal cases implicated very high-level public figures from both parties. To pacify the involved agents and eliminate the pressurethey came up with a legally justifiable plan of action.
The Clinton administration decided on a ‘Fruit of the Poisonous Tree’ strategy. This is a legal metaphor used to describe evidence that is obtained illegally. If the source (the “tree”) of the evidence or the evidence itself is tainted, then anything gained (the “fruit”) from it is tainted as well.
They said that after legally analysing the operations they realised that despite the directive from the White House, the use of FISA and FBI’s counterintelligence units were determined to be illegal. Thus, they could not use the criminal evidence collected via unlawful means in domestic courts of law. Unless the FBI could come up with implicating criminal evidence gathered through other legal means the Justice Department’s hands would remain tied.
This was enough to pacify the majority of the bottom players within the FBI. But not all. Since the program remained operational, several dedicated (and outraged) FBI agents decided to take it upon themselves to find criminally implicating evidence via other means, those considered legal, those outside FISA jurisdiction.
While much data was gathered from various electronic surveillance methods under FISA jurisdiction for FBI counterintelligence, the FBI also had data related to other non-FISA criminal surveillance. They also had information gathered through informants involved in criminal, mainly financial crime, operations which could be used, legally, in criminal cases against some of these high-level US officials.
Between late 1999 and January 2002 several counter intelligence agents from three FBI Field Offices -New Jersey, Washington DC and Chicago, collaborated and worked hard to collect the needed evidence useable in Federal criminal courts. They continued their foreign counter intelligence operations under FISA, they went through archived data, and they vigilantly kept track of any parallel evidence within other FBI divisions such as Financial Crime and Sex Crime units.
Sibel Edmonds, a linguist, translator and analyst, arrived at the FBI in September 2001 at an opportune time. Four FBI agents from three field offices had been stuck at a crucial stage of translating, sorting and selecting certain data gathered from certain foreign counterintelligence operations, and then, combining that with data collected via non-FISA divisions, in order to move up to the next phase.
These agents had deliberately been denied access to qualified, trustworthy linguists and analysts and had access only to those placed to hamper the investigations. Before long Edmonds was assigned to the agents tightly kept project pursuing prosecution of highly criminal US officials.
By late 2001 they had gathered a mass of evidence, but the Bush administrations’ White House, via Attorney General John Ashcroft’s DOJ, ordered a freeze on the counter intelligence operations of first the FBI’s Chicago Office, then the Washington DC Field Office. All data that implicated US persons was to be sealed.
The CIA and State Department had been warned by their dodgy linguists. The George W. Bush White House wanted to protect highly implicated individuals such as Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and Marc Grossman that had been promoted to very high-level and visible positions. The dirt also implicated many high-level elected Republicans in the US Congress.
This was also after the September 11 attacks on the twin towers when the NSA had replaced many of the FBI duties. NSA had powers to access anyone, everyone, everywhere, for anything and everything, and the FBI was less needed.
The criminal elected officials remained in their positions – unscratched. Since 1996 the FBI had a plethora of information on Hastert gathered by the FBI’s Chicago Field Office. Bribery, extortion, fraud, money laundering and embezzlement, to sexual crimes against minors and participation in foreign-operated drug operations. The FBI also has had hard data on Hastert’s sexual violations outside the United States. The involved countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey and Morocco, among others. This also included sexual favors as means of foreign bribery. Interestingly, the CIA had been documenting those sexual activities for many years, and not only on Hastert but on many others; elected and appointed.
In 2005 Vanity Fair published its limited exposé on Hastert from Edmonds  An Inconvenient Patriot  They got confirmation and corroboration from at least five other FBI-DOJ insiders. Not a single US corporate media outlet covered this major exposé on Hastert even though the was Speaker of the House.
See also this video from Sibel and others in which they give a more up to date view of the scandals. Pedophiles Run the Government and No One Gives a Damn – BFP Roundtable [8a]
For Hastert and more information check out United States also Governed by Criminals and Child Torturers 
Reddit covered this with questions and answers with Sybil 
Sibel Edmonds book 2012 Sibel Edmonds Classified Woman 
Sibel says to look into the background of those occupying the gallery. At the end of this post are links to several articles, videos and podcast coverage of these highlighted targets with thick FBI dossiers.
Let Sibel Edmonds Speak Sibel ‘names names’ (in pictures!) 
Sybil says “Take the time to look into the background of those occupying the gallery”
The first group contains current and former Pentagon and State Department officials.
The second group is current and former congressmen
Tom Lantos – (D- CA)
Stephen Solarz (D-NY)
As you can see, there are a couple of ‘Question Marks’ instead of photos. I’m not sure why that is the case.
This list of links of is available on Sybils post Dennis Hastert Case, Clinton Scandals, FBI & the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive 
Sybil says “links to several articles, videos and podcast coverage of these highlighted targets with thick FBI dossiers”
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.
- The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
- National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
- Other useful sites are One in Four [C]
- and Havoca [D].
- Useful post on Triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
- Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness[G] and Meditation[H] may be useful.
- Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma[J]
- Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
- Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
- A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
- ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]
 2016 Dec 19 Cathy Fox Blog US High Level Criminality, including Child Abuse Hidden by US Dept of Justice https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/us-high-level-criminality-including-child-abuse-hidden-by-dept-of-justice/
 2015 Sept 20 Boiling Frogs Post Transcript Dennis Hastert Case, Clinton Scandals, FBI & the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2015/09/20/dennis-hastert-case-clinton-scandals-fbi-the-1996-cointelpro-directive/ https://archive.is/1F5O6
 2015 Sept 30 Boiling Frogs Post Transcript- Hastert Case: How the COINTELPRO II Bucket Turned into a Can of Worms http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2015/09/30/transcript-hastert-case-how-the-cointelpro-ii-bucket-turned-into-a-can-of-worms/
 2016 Apr 27 USA Today Judge sentences ‘serial child molester’ Hastert to 15 months http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/27/ex-speaker-dennis-hastert-faces-sentencing-chicago/83584440/
 2008 Jan Let Sibel Edmonds Speak Sibel ‘names names’ (in pictures!) http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/sibel-names-names-in-pictures.html
 2005 Sept Vanity Fair An Inconvenient Patriot http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/09/edmonds200509
 2012 Sibel Edmonds Classified Woman https://www.amazon.co.uk/Classified-Woman-Sibel-Edmonds-Story-ebook/dp/B007XY8INW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482184717&sr=8-1&keywords=sibel+edmonds+classified+woman
 Just A citizen State Secrets Privelege Gallery http://www.justacitizen.com/images/Gallery%20Draft2%20for%20Web.htm
 2015 Oct 24 caty fox blog United States also Governed by Criminals and Child Torturers https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/united-states-also-governed-by-criminals-and-child-abusers/
 Reddit Sibel Q and A thread https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/3pf0qo/i_am_sibel_edmonds_ask_me_anything_on_the_real/
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html