Corruption At The Highest Levels

There are many of us who are wondering whether it is time to put a picture of John Durham on milk cartons–he has been among the missing for quite some time. I was hopeful that at least some of the abuses in the use of surveillance that occurred during the end of the Obama administration and the beginning of the Trump administration would eventually be addresses. Unfortunately a recent hiring by Presiding Judge James Boasberg of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court has dashed those hopes. The swamp continues to protect its own. The Conservative Treehouse posted an article today that explains exactly where we are in untangling Russiagate.

The article reports:

I hate to write this, but there is just no good way to look at this. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, specifically Presiding Judge James Boasberg, has hired former DOJ National Security Division head, Mary McCord, as amici curiae advisor to the court. [LINK] The placement was first noted by an announcement from Georgetown Law ICAP.

Presiding Judge James Boasberg, is the decision-maker in the appointment of Amici Curiae to the FISA court. There is no way, NO WAY, Judge Boasberg does not know Mary McCord was at the epicenter of the fraudulent FISA application used against Carter Page. Remember, in addition to being the FISC Presiding Judge, Boasberg was also the trial judge in the case against Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who lied about Page working for the CIA on the FISA application. {Go Deep}

Boasberg knows Mary McCord took over from former DOJ-NSD head John Carlin (October 2016); and it was McCord who guided the Carter Page FISA application through the court and across the finish-line (October 2016 and January 2017). That FISA application was built upon fraud and Mary McCord was at the center of it.

Mary McCord was also the DOJ-NSD official who went with Sally Yates to confront the White House Counsel, Don McGhan, about the Michael Flynn interview with the FBI. {Go Deep} It was also Mary McCord who had Michael Atkinson as the chief-legal-counsel for the DOJ-NSD -that’s her office attorney- when the FISA application was submitted in October 2016, and renewed in January 2017.

Please follow the link to read the entire article. The article includes a number of links that provide background information on the players and behind the scenes maneuvers in this drama. Unfortunately it is going to be at least a few more years before another attempt is made to drain the swamp.