Bill Clintons Illegal Dirt Gathering and Blackmail Operation

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.

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.

They found incriminating information on not just Republicans but 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) does not appear to be 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.

It was the Department of Justice that was 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 adnd will stil be using it, though having not been elected in 2016 and her pay for play schemes scuppered, her powers are much diminished.

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 has provided change in the established order. Will the criminals be prosecuted as part of the swamp?

All this information is via FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds in her articles

  • Dennis Hastert Case, Clinton Scandals, FBI & the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive [1]
  • Hastert Case: How the COINTELPRO II Bucket Turned into a Can of Worms [2]

Both are in the Appendix

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!) [4] as they have put names to photographs and where there is also some analysis in the comments at the end. [4]

I do not know, apart from Hastert, which of these high profile people were involved in child sexual abuse. 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 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.

More detail of the Dirt gathering and blackmail operation follows.

Bill Clinton Orders the DOJ & FBI to Begin COINTELPRO II

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.

Visible evidence

  • 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 honeypot 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 [5] An Inconvenient Patriot [5] 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 [8]

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For Hastert and more information check out United States also Governed by Criminals and Child Torturers [9]

Reddit covered this with questions and answers with Sybil  [10]

Sibel Edmonds book  2012 Sibel Edmonds Classified Woman [6]

The original State Secrets Privelege Gallery is here [7] but perhaps more useful is this one which has put names to photographs  Sibel ‘names names’ (in pictures!) [4]

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!) [4] 

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.

Sibel put photographs I believe as it got round the law of actually naming people and this was before any child abuse was being made public.

The original page is now withdrawn but I believe the people are

Richard Perle
Douglas Feith
Eric Edelman
Marc Grossman
Brent Scowcroft
Larry Franklin

The second group were current and former congressmen a few years ago.

Dennis Hastert – Ex-House Speaker (R-Il)
(Dickstein Shapiro)

Roy Blunt – ( R, Mo)
Dan Burton – (R – IN)

Tom Lantos – (D- CA)

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Bob Livingston – ex-Speaker of the House (R-LA)
The Livingston Group

Stephen Solarz (D-NY)

The 3rd group includes people who all appear to work at think tanks – primarily WINEP, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Graham E. Fuller – RAND
David Makovsky – WINEP
Alan Makovsky – WINEP

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Yusuf Turani (President-in-exile, East Turkistan (Xinjiang))

Professor Sabri Sayari (Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown, WINEP)
Mehmet Eymur (Former head Turkish counter-terrorism, MIT)

As you can see, there are a couple of ‘Question Marks’ instead of photos. I’m not sure why that is the case.

This is adapted from previous post [0a] Archive 2016 Dec 19 Cathy Fox Blog US High Level Criminality, including Child Abuse Hidden by US Dept of Justice

Sibels articles are in Appendix 1 and 2 below

 

Links

[0] 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/

[0a] Archive 2016 Dec 19 Cathy Fox Blog US High Level Criminality, including Child Abuse Hidden by US Dept of Justice http://archive.is/WfFTE

[1] 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

[1a] Archive http://archive.is/hBDVH

[2] 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/

[2a]  Archive http://archive.is/vVg9d

[3] 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/

[3a] Archive http://archive.is/wsqBR

[4] 2008 Jan Let Sibel Edmonds Speak Sibel ‘names names’ (in pictures!) http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/sibel-names-names-in-pictures.html

[4a] Archive http://archive.is/Wi0oQ

[5] 2005 Sept Vanity Fair An Inconvenient Patriot http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/09/edmonds200509

[5a] Archive http://archive.is/NaWi8

[6] 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

[6a] Archive http://archive.is/y1928

[7] Just A citizen State Secrets Privelege Gallery http://www.justacitizen.com/images/Gallery%20Draft2%20for%20Web.htm

[7a] Archive http://archive.is/En4L

[8] 2015 Oct 15 You Tube BFP Roundtable Pedophiles Run the Government and No One Gives a Damn – BFP Roundtable https://youtu.be/DFZRQcSMeeM

[9] 2015 Oct 24 cathy 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/

[10] Reddit Sibel Q and A thread https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/3pf0qo/i_am_sibel_edmonds_ask_me_anything_on_the_real/

  • 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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

Appendix 1

Dennis Hastert Case, Clinton Scandals, FBI & the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive

How Jones-Lewinsky Scandals led to the 1996 White House Classified Directive for FBI COINTELPRO II

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 23rd episode of Probable Cause. This is our second episode on the case of Dennis Hastert. In our first segment I briefly explained the case and why it is likely to be dropped or lost-on-purpose, and provided you with the broad picture of involved interests and those with much at stake if the case were to proceed as a ‘real’ case.

For this episode I am going to take you back twenty years to when the FBI’s covert and illegal operations targeting high-profile US officials, elected and appointed, began. I will go on-record with the White House Covert Order during Bill Clinton’s Administration directing the FBI to begin conducting new COINTELPRO operations in response to two sexual scandals and the likely risk of impeachment.

I’ll talk about the FBI’s illegal surveillance of government officials and misuse of FISA, how the information was used by the US government, the cases of three FBI insiders who spoke up and reported these operations, how and why those cases were classified and gagged by the US government and censored by the US media, and finally, how all this will come into play in the coming trial of Dennis Hastert.

All right; I think this is a great point at which to start this episode, which is fully-loaded with explosive facts. I am going to start with a press release disseminated in March 2007 by NSWBC, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, an organization I started in 2004, with over 150 former and current intelligence and law enforcement veterans.

Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC) has obtained a copy of an official complaint filed by a veteran FBI Special Agent, Gilbert Graham, with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG). SA Graham’s protected disclosures report the violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in conducting electronic surveillance of high-profile U.S. public officials.

Before his retirement in 2002, SA Gilbert Graham worked for the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) Squad NS-24. One of the main areas of Mr. Graham’s counterintelligence investigations involved espionage activities by Turkish officials and agents in the United States. On April 2, 2002, Graham filed with the DOJ-OIG a classified protected disclosure, which provided a detailed account of FISA violations involving misuse of FISA warrants to engage in domestic surveillance. In his unclassified report SA Graham states: “It is the complainant’s reasonable belief that the request for ELSUR [electronic surveillance] coverage was a subterfuge to collect evidentiary information concerning public corruption matters.” Graham blew the whistle on this illegal behavior, but the actions were covered up by the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s office.

The report filed by SA Graham bolsters another FBI whistleblower’s case that became public several months after Graham’s official filing with the Justice Department in 2002. Sibel Edmonds, former FBI Language Specialist, also worked for the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO), and her assignments included the translations of Turkish Counterintelligence documents and audiotapes, some of which were part of espionage investigations led by SA Graham. After she filed her complaint with the DOJ-OIG and Congress, she was retaliated against by the FBI and ultimately fired in March 2002. Court proceedings in Edmonds’ case were blocked by the assertion of the State Secrets Privilege by then Attorney General John Ashcroft, and the Congress gagged and prevented from investigating her case through retroactive re-classification of documents by DOJ.

Edmonds’ complaint included allegations of illegal activities by Turkish organizations and their agents in the United States, and the involvement of certain elected and appointed U.S. officials in the Department of State, Pentagon, and the U.S. Congress in these activities. In its September 2005 issue, Vanity Fair ran a comprehensive piece on Edmonds’ case by reporter David Rose, in which several former and current congressional and Justice Department officials identified former House Speaker Dennis Hastert as being involved in illegal activities with the Turkish organizations and personnel targeted in FBI investigations. In addition, Rose reported: “…much of what Edmonds reportedly heard seemed to concern not state espionage but criminal activity.”

Another Former Veteran FBI Counterintelligence and Espionage Specialist at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC also filed similar reports with DOJ-OIG and several congressional offices regarding violations of FISA implementation and the covering up of several espionage cases involving FBI Language Specialists and public corruption cases by the Bureau. The cases reported by this whistleblower corroborate those reported by SA Graham and Sibel Edmonds. In an interview with NSWBC investigators the former FBI Specialist, who wished to remain anonymous, stated: “…you are looking at covering up massive public corruption and espionage cases; to top that off you have major violations of FISA by the FBI Washington Field Office and HQ targeting these cases. Everyone involved has motive to cover up these reports and prevent investigation and public disclosure. No wonder they invoked the state secrets privilege in Edmonds’ case.”

I will post the link to the original press release and SA Graham’s redacted report signed and filed with DOJ’s Inspector General’s Office.

So you have two FBI insiders blowing the whistle on the same operations, and another veteran FBI agent doing the same thing but anonymously. One is a decorated veteran agent, Gilbert Graham, with 25+ years in FBI’s Counterintelligence Unit, one is a linguist-analyst who worked on the same counterintelligence operations, and another a senior special agent from the same division who had not retired at the time of the release. These cases were filled individually, totally separate from each other. All three cases resulted in classification, redaction, gag orders, invocation of State Secrets Privilege, and of course, severe retaliation.

Now: what were these illegal operations? When did they occur? By whose directive or order? Who were they targeting? Why? Ultimately, what happened to those operations? Why? How does all this relate to the Dennis Hastert Case? What is at stake as far as the FBI and DOJ go? What is at stake as far as the Clinton and Bush administrations are concerned? What do dozens of other very high-profile US officials have to worry about?

Rather than bombarding you with too much information, I am going to answer the first category of these questions for this episode. I will leave the others for following episodes. Okay Let’s begin.

1996- Bill Clinton Orders the DOJ & FBI to Begin COINTELPRO II

In mid-1996, still bogged down with the Paula Jones Scandal, a case that refused to quickly go away, while preparing for another sexual scandal, the Monica Lewinski case, Bill Clinton and his top White House team put together a political retaliation plan meant to retaliate against and then neutralize the Republican Party and key elected Republican officials. The main objective of the plan was to:

  1. Collect major dirt on key Republican officials
  2. Use the information to blackmail those Republicans as a means to prevent impeachment
  3.  Strategically release the cases of those who did not back down by blackmail if the impeachment process were to proceed

It was a good plan. However, this was not a plan that could 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.

After several meetings and consultation sessions, the White House had 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). So, 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.

Of course, the lower-level agents, those who actually performed the operations, were told neither the reason nor the purpose. It was just that all of a sudden their operational scope, together with the means and certain abilities, was suddenly expanded.

But not all agents are equally blind or stupid. Based on hushed whispers, floating rumors, and what was taking place with Bill Clinton’s sexual scandals, some were able to add two and two and arrived at a solid unquestionable Four.

For their new operation certain previously strict FISA rules were relaxed, while others were totally over-ridden – eliminated.

Now, let’s go back and revisit the press release and the report by Veteran Special Agent Gilbert Graham, since he was one of those non-blind thinking agents:

SA Graham’s protected disclosures report the violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in conducting electronic surveillance of high-profile U.S. public officials.

On April 2, 2002, Graham filed with the DOJ-OIG a classified protected disclosure, which provided a detailed account of FISA violations involving misuse of FISA warrants to engage in domestic surveillance. In his unclassified report SA Graham states: “It is the complainant’s reasonable belief that the request for ELSUR [electronic surveillance] coverage was a subterfuge to collect evidentiary information concerning public corruption matters.”

Okay everyone, doesn’t it make more sense now?

Same with my own case:

Edmonds’ complaint included allegations of illegal activities by Turkish organizations and their agents in the United States, and the involvement of certain elected and appointed U.S. officials.

Now, back to the results and the Clinton Administration: Their strategy, the new covert COINTELPRO, proved to be highly successful. Let me give you a few examples:

In 1998, the Speaker of the House, Bob Livingston, resigned due to his exposed sex scandals. Let me read from an article published by Chicago Tribune in December 1998:

On the eve of the House debate to impeach President Clinton for lying about sex with Monica Lewinsky, House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston told his Republican colleagues Thursday night that he had strayed from his marriage and had adulterous affairs.

Guess what? He was not the only Republican targeted by the FBI’s new COINTELPRO, blackmailed, and later, strategically outed by never-identified insiders tipping off the media. I’ll continue to read:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho), and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) acknowledged affairs in the wake of the Lewinsky investigation. Hyde admitted to an affair 30 years ago, and Burton acknowledged having a child out of wedlock.

And here comes the most significant quote from CNN on December 21, 1998:

Early Saturday morning before the impeachment vote, House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston called majority whip Tom DeLay with a piece of news: I’m resigning. When he made the same announcement on the House floor, it was his second bombshell in three days. The first was his forced confession–the media were about to out him–that “I have on occasion strayed from my marriage.” Livingston gave no details, which left Hustler publisher Larry Flynt to spread around whatever he pleased. With no sign of proof, Flynt claimed four women had told his staff about past liaisons with Livingston. Flynt said he has a tape of Livingston engaging in “raunchy” phone sex

Do you know where those phone records came from? That’s right. The information, the recorded sexual acts, all came from the FBI’s counterintelligence unit in Washington DC.

Guess what? Are you familiar with my State Secrets Privilege Gallery, released in 2008? You have the link at the bottom of this post. Let’s just say, Bob Livingston and Dan Burton are both in that gallery; they have been since 2008. Consistency and sticking to the facts is good; isn’t it?

In fact, Bob Livingston, as soon as he resigned, registered with DOJ as a Foreign Agent and lobbyist. His top client was, of course, Turkey. Clinton has much to thank the FBI’s Counterintelligence Unit on Turkey for.

Now, let me read a few quotes on Dan Burton and his Turkish ties and interests, published by the American Prospect in December 2001, six months before my case became public:

He also took thousands of dollars in legal contributions from people with business interests in Turkey. Afterwards, he made a statement on the floor of the House of Representatives he had cribbed from a Turkish government official. The statement defended Turkey against well-documented charges that its government committed serious human rights violations against the Kurds.

In 1996, Burton made another floor statement that almost exactly echoed materials that Turkey’s lobbying firm gave to members of Congress, according to The Los Angeles Times.

I believe with my 13-year old on-record case, Veteran Agent Gilbert Graham’s report, NSWBC press release, and all the examples and media quotes cited, you’re starting to grasp what I’m talking about here. We are not looking at some circumstantial evidence collected here and there. I am providing you with rock solid facts, supported by reports, articles, under-oath testimonies, and much more.

Time to make a full circle and go back to the case of Dennis Hastert. Dennis Hastert, who became the Speaker of the House after Bob Livingston’s resignation. I have to say that of all the FBI’s new COINTELPRO targets he, Dennis Hastert, had the thickest file. I would say the dirt on him would not be matched even if you were to put together all the dirt from all the other dirty targets.

However, the incredible amount of criminal, corruption and sexual scandals gathered on Hastert by the DOJ-FBI between 1996 and 2002 was never used, other than for ‘Blackmail.’. They never had to release those. Did the Clinton Administration blackmail Hastert with what they had during the initial stage; around 1997-1998? You bet. Did he bow? Obviously. So they let him continue. They protected him. In fact, they gave him such a level of immunity and such an untouchable status that he went on breezing through several scandals during his tenure.

Dennis Hastert’s untouchable status, first granted to him by Clinton and later continued by the Bush Administration, made him so bold that after the exposé by the Vanity Fair Article he continued his tenure in Congress for another two years – while engaged in all those criminal-corrupt activities, and as soon as he left Congress in 2007 he formally registered himself as a Foreign Agent for Turkey, and became a lobbyist for several million dollars a year.

Interestingly, his protected status was not only granted and observed by the government. This status applied to the US media as well. Can you imagine? In 2005 Vanity Fair publishes an explosive seven-page article with facts supported not only by me, but also by several other government insiders and congressional officials, yet, not a single US mainstream media outlet publishes a single word on it. Not a single word.

Now, 20 years since the start of COINTELPRO II, somehow, for some reason, due to someone, somewhere, it’s been decided to bring some significant criminal financial activities and sexual abuse charges against this same Dennis Hastert.

What would happen if the case proceeded, if the case were treated as a ‘real’ case, if the case put on the stand ‘real’ witnesses, if the case admitted all real documents and evidence? What would happen?

Clinton and his counsel and advisors during his tenure would be exposed. The FBI and its new COINTELPRO operations re-sanctioned in 1996 and its violations of law, including FISA, would be exposed. Other US officials who have been successfully blackmailed and kept in line, together with all their criminal and sexual violations, would be outed. Previously quashed and gagged whistleblower cases such as mine and Graham’s and several others’ would see the light of day. The American public, at least many of them, would wake up and admit to the realities governing their government and so-called representatives.

As John Lennon said: ‘Imagine.’ But can you really imagine that? I can’t. This is why I expect the case to be dropped, or on purpose to be fought-to-lose.

Well, it is time to wrap up our second episode in the series on the Dennis Hastert case, the main players, the ‘real’ records, and a court case that will be going away.

Thank you for joining me on this 23rd edition of Probable Cause. Several links with related information and articles will be posted on the website under this episode. I am looking forward to your responses, questions and all your comments. I’ll be back soon to pick up where we left off. So long, and until then.

# # # #Sibel Edmonds is editor and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post, founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, and The Lone Gladio, a Political Spy Thriller. Ms. Edmonds is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages, and has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award.

*To listen to the original podcast click here

Notes

Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

Gilbert Graham Case Filed with DOJ-IG

Sibel Edmonds: An Inconvenient Patriot (Vanity Fair Expose on Dennis Hastert)

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds? (The American Conservative Magazine)

Sibel Edmonds Testimony & Dennis Hastert

Sibel Edmonds State Secrets Gallery

Dennis Hastert- A Portrait of a Political System Termite: The Erosion & Rotting of a Nation’s Foundation

Dennis Hastert Indictment (Court Document)

Hastert Indicted

Hastert, in hiding since indictment & molestation allegations, finally due in court

Judge grants extension for Dennis Hastert’s pre-trial motions (Sep 11)

Monica Lewinsky Scandal

Paula Jones Scandal

Louis Freeh (FBI Director, 1993-2001)

FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance ACT)

COINTELPRO: Counter Intelligence Program

Bob Livingston Scandal

Dan Burton Scandal

Rep. Dan Burton

The Speaker Who Never Was

The Hypocrisy of Dan Burton

Appendix 2

Transcript- Hastert Case: How the COINTELPRO II Bucket Turned into a Can of Worms

3 FBI Field Offices, 4 Agents, 1 Linguist and A Bucket Full of Dirties … Literally Right & Left!Hello everyone, and welcome to the 24th episode of Probable Cause. This is our third episode on the ‘Real’ case of Dennis Hastert. In our first segment I briefly explained the case and why it is likely to be dropped or lost-on-purpose, and provided you with the broad picture of involved interests and those with much at stake if the case were to proceed as a real case.

In our second episode we went back twenty years to when the new FBI covert and illegal operations targeting high-profile US officials, elected and appointed, began. I went on-record with the White House classified directive issued in 1996 directing the DOJ-FBI to begin conducting a new COINTELPRO operation using its counterintelligence divisions and bypassing FISA regulations in response to two sexual scandals and the likely risk of impeachment.

For this episode I’ll be covering the three-year period between 1999 and 2002 when 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.

This was the period when their good plan proved to be far from a perfect plan. During this period the executive branch’s select COINTELPRO II bucket turned into a big can of worms- a can that was filled with not only dirty Republican representatives but equally dirty Democrats. A can that contained not only elected officials but several high-profile appointed figures- some of whom became major visible players in the new administration.

Think of a fisherman who throws his net into a wide open sea. He may be using a special net geared towards specific species of fish. He may be using special bait known to attract a particular fish. However, no matter how well-planned or how highly-specialized, he is not going to know the exact contents of his net until he actually reels it out of the water, goes through its contents, and sees exactly what he has caught.

Well, that’s exactly what happened with this specific COINTELPRO operation that began as a limited operation targeting specific entities for a very specific purpose: to counter and neutralize a likely impeachment process.

Multiple FBI Counterintelligence Units were sucking in data from multiple operations. There were many useful nuggets to be found in counterintelligence operations targeting Israel-related entities and organizations. There were many jewels to pick from raw intelligence gathered from Turkey and Turkish-lobby-related targets. There were goodies within several espionage cases that existed prior to the 1996 COINTELPRO Directive. Most importantly there were way too many overlaps.

Before I go further, let me pause and give you a broad explanation on what I mean by sucking data. Of course we are talking about wiretaps. But that’s only one of several means. There was physical surveillance, video surveillance, use of informants from other related operations, and additional creative methods that bypassed existing laws and regulations.

What happens when you gather all this data, from multiple operations, via various intelligence gathering methods, and then end up with way too much explosive information, implicating way too many people?

Let me clarify it further. What happens when you end up with significant information (and dirt) on not only your targets but also on their friends and partners and associates that happen to be your boss’ friends and allies?

That was exactly what took place. And neither the White House nor the top bosses in DOJ and FBI had in place a mechanism that enabled them to sanitize the illegally gathered information. Meaning, yes, they got plenty of dirt to use against their adversaries in Congress, but, they also got tons of information on other key figures. They could use (which they did) select juicy nuggets for their purposes. On the other hand, they had no mechanism in place that automatically eliminated (destroyed) the other information. And they had no possible way to hide this other information from the front-line lower-level agents who did the actual work.

What were they going to do? Somehow delete and destroy unwanted and undesirable information from the other targets, and induce the agents to have selective amnesia?

A Bucket Full of Dirties … Literally Right & Left

Of course the new COINTELPRO collected a tremendous amount of dirt on some key elected Republicans. On top of that list was Dennis Hastert 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.

Other Republican figures included Dan Burton, Bob Livingston, and Roy Blunt.

But wait. Some elected Democrats ended up in this same bucket as well. They had Rep. Tom Lantos with implicating data gathered from counterintelligence operations targeting Turkey and Israel. They had Rep. Stephen Solarz through counterintelligence operations on Israel, Turkey and India. They had 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.

But wait again: Do dirties operate only within the elected officials circle? Of course not. The same exact operations producing a list of elected Republican and Democrat dirties also produced a list of high-profile appointed career bureaucrats.

The FBI’s counterintelligence and counterespionage operations compiled much implicating data (implicating as in criminal) on individuals such as Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Eric Edelman, Marc Grossman, Graham Fuller, David Makovsky, and Alan Makovsky, among others. You are looking at a group of criminally-implicated individuals who have been in and out of various high-level executive positions regardless of their political affiliation or partisan label.

Maybe it is time to go back and revisit Sibel Edmonds State Secrets Gallery, which was released in 2008. Take a look at the list, and take the time to look into the background of those occupying the gallery. I will not take up time, yours and mine, with the lengthy criminal careers of these individuals. I’ll leave that up to you. But I am going to highlight a few since much has been written and said about them by me and a very few others outside the mainstream media. At the end of this post you will be provided with links to several articles, videos and podcast coverage of these highlighted targets with thick FBI dossiers.

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.

Now back to late 1999, at the stage where we had a mixed bucket of dirties and FBI counterintelligence agents, analysts and linguists with full knowledge of and supporting documentation on dozens of US officials, elected and appointed, who were criminally implicated.

This led to bottom-up pressure within the FBI to transfer these cases, those 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.

So, how did the powers within Janet Reno’s Justice Department and Louis Freeh’s FBI deal with this outrage and pressure?

Well, they could not cherry-pick and move forward with criminal prosecutions. Doing so would have made the Watergate Scandal look lame. These criminal cases implicated very high-level public figures from both parties. So it was out of question. But they also needed to pacify the involved agents and eliminate the pressure. Thus, they came up with a legally justifiable plan of action. And what was that?

The Clinton administration played the ‘Fruit of the Poisonous Tree’ legal card. Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal metaphor used to describe evidence that is obtained illegally. The logic of the terminology is that 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.

What they did was this: They said that after legally analyzing the operations they realized 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. That, unless the FBI could come up with implicating criminal evidence gathered through other legal means. Until then 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.

For example: While much data was gathered from various electronic surveillance methods under FISA jurisdiction for FBI counterintelligence, some wasn’t. 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 counterintelligence agents from three FBI Field Offices, NJ-DC-Chicago, collaborated and worked hard to collect the needed evidence useable in Federal criminal courts. They continued their foreign counterintelligence 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.

When I arrived at the FBI, in September 2001, four FBI agents from three field offices had been stuck at a crucial stage: 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.

You see, the powers above, on purpose, had eliminated these agents’ access to qualified and trustworthy linguists and analysts. A couple of times those from the upper-echelons had brought in linguists who were on loan to the FBI from the CIA and or Pentagon. But, the agents found the linguists to be tainted props meant to hinder their investigation rather than furthering it.

To make a long story short, within a few days after I began working for the FBI, despite the high number of pseudo-terrorism-related cases assigned to me, a large block of my time was taken over by a dedicated FBI counterintelligence agent in the Washington DC Field Office, and, before long I was assigned to their tightly kept project pursuing prosecution of highly criminal US officials.

As we dug, as I re-reviewed, translated and analyzed, we came up with a mother-load of needed evidence. To put it in perspective: One evening, in late fall of 2001, I received an electronic data transfer from the corresponding agent in the FBI’s Chicago Field Office which contained more than 5000 pieces of intelligence, from Chicago operations alone, collected between 1996 and 2001. So yes, with those (Chicago having the most implicating criminal evidence), and others (DC & NJ), we came up with a mother-load of needed evidence.

Lo and behold this was when whole hell broke loose. For those of you who are not familiar with my whistleblowing case I recommend that you read Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story.

Around mid-December 2001, first the FBI’s Chicago Office, then the Washington DC Field Office, counterintelligence units, were ordered by the Bush administrations’ White House, via Attorney General John Ashcroft’s DOJ, to freeze the counterintelligence operations in question, and seal all data that implicated US persons.

You see, the CIA and the State Department, through their plants (the pseudo linguists they loaned to the FBI), had been apprised of the situation, and had urgent reasons to see it terminated. You know why?

Remember the implicated appointed US officials I named early on in this episode? Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman? Well, in the new administration, the George W. Bush White House, these individuals were promoted and given much higher-level positions. We are looking at highly implicated criminals in espionage and criminal cases being positioned in very high-level and visible positions.

Add to that the fact that the new COINTELPRO had started per the Clinton White House directive, and that the dirt implicated many high-level elected Republicans in the US Congress.

Additionally, this was post September 11 Terrorist Attacks. By late November 2001, with NSA’s new powers, the powers no longer needed the FBI for their COINTELPRO operations. They no longer needed to worry about FISA or specific directives. They had the NSA with access to anyone, everyone, everywhere, for anything and everything.

By January 1st, 2002, the specific counterintelligence operation which I was assigned to officially came to an end. Within a month after that I came under retaliation for refusing to cover-up the truth. A month after that I testified before several Senate committees and the DOJ Office of the Inspector General, and a few weeks after that I was fired. Six months later, I became the most classified woman in the history of the United States of America, with two separate invocations of State Secrets Privilege, official gag orders placed on the US Congress, and much more.

The appointed dirties continued on. Untouched. The criminal elected officials remained in their positions- unscratched. One of the good lead agents was hushed, demoted and sent off to Colorado. Another one was hushed and then pacified and rewarded with a major promotion for hushing. Another one got disgusted, retired, and blew the whistle. And the last one remained there until retirement and anonymously reported the case to the IG.

In 2005 I risked it all, and Vanity Fair published its limited exposé on Hastert. They got confirmation and corroboration from at least five other FBI-DOJ insiders. Not a single US media outlet provided coverage for this major exposé on Hastert, at the time- Speaker of the House.

Since 1996 the FBI has had tons of information on Hastert which was gathered in Chicago by the FBI’s Chicago Field Office. The incriminating criminal evidence in those files range from bribery, extortion, fraud, money laundering and embezzlement, to sexual crimes against minors and participation in foreign-operated drug operations.

Since 1997 the FBI has had much hard evidence on Hastert gathered by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The documented deeds range from espionage to foreign bribery.

But that’s not all. 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.

Yet, somehow, now, for some reason, due to someone, somewhere, it’s been decided to bring some significant criminal financial activities and hush-money charges against this same Dennis Hastert. That, minus the ‘real implicating facts.’ And all that, with unquestioning assistance from the US media.

Well, it is time to wrap up our third segment in our series on the Hastert case. Thank you for joining me on this 24th edition of Probable Cause. Several links with related information and articles will be posted on the website under this episode. I am looking forward to your responses, questions and all your comments. I’ll be back soon to pick up where we left off. So long; and until then.

# # # #*For the full-length podcast episode click here

**Here is the latest update confirming our prediction: Dennis Hastert plea agreement negotiations may keep details undisclosed

***Here is my latest article on the Hastert Case: BFP Exclusive- Two Delays & Tight-Lipped Negotiations Point to Graymail & Blackmail Tactics by Hastert’s Legal Team

****For our previous podcast episode see here & here

Sibel Edmonds is editor and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post, founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, and The Lone Gladio, a Political Spy Thriller. Ms. Edmonds is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages, and has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award.

Show Notes

Sibel Edmonds State Secrets Gallery

Dan Burton: Pakistan Lobbyist’s Memo Alleges Shakedown by House Probe Leader

Dan Burton Fathered Child In Extramarital Affair

Dan Burton: Pro-Pakistan American lawmakers in trouble

Stephen Solarz as the Chairman of the U.S. Government-Funded Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund

An Ex-Leader in Congress Is Now Turkey’s Man in the Lobbies of Capitol Hill

The Price of Independence: $1 billion

Tom Lantos’ Tarnished Legacy

Not Revising History on Tom Lantos

Chicago! Not the Musical, but the Action-Suspense Docudrama!

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Husband Indicted

Rep. Schakowsky’s Husband Charged

Bob Creamer: Congresswoman’s Husband Pleads Guilty to Two Felonies

Bob Creamer: Truth, Justice … and Fraud

Schakowsky is most-frequent flier among state’s congressional delegation

Who is Marc Grossman?

Marc Grossman: Treason at the State Department

Sibel Edmonds Vindicated: FBI Reveals Investigation Continues

Obama Administration’s Neocon Easter

 

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1 Response to Bill Clintons Illegal Dirt Gathering and Blackmail Operation

  1. tomiejones says:

    Reblogged this on circusbuoy and commented:
    this information was too hot to handle but not for you Cathy you go where lesser mortals fear to tread.

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