Having lived through the Watergate scandal and the Nixon administration (we all called Richard Nixon “Tricky Dicky” at the time) and now Trump, Mueller, and Russiagate, I have noticed similarities in both of these historic events. The connection is the intelligence community and the CIA.
The Watergate scandal originated with a ridiculously incompetent burglary by five members of President Nixon’s re-election staff at the Democratic National Committee HQ at the Watergate hotel complex. The ensuing scandal, which lasted from 1972 to 1974 and resulted in Congressional hearings and Nixon’s impeachment, is so complex that I have never understood why or how it happened. It has been surrounded with confusing info and disinfo. One thing is clear: Watergate had all the hallmarks of an intelligence operation. So does Russiagate.
In the first place, the Watergate break-in was led by a former CIA agent, James McCord (See “The mysterious life of James McCord, Watergate burglar whose death went unnoticed for 2 years,” by Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times. April 12, 2019, at https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-james-mccord-watergate-breakin-dead-20190419-story.html).
McCord and four Cuban operatives clumsily broke into the DNC on the night of June 17, 1972. Here’s what the article says:
Of all the Watergate characters, McCord was the most puzzling, a retired CIA operative who cloaked himself in several layers of mystery and somehow ended up on a security detail for Nixon’s reelection team. Carrying briefcases and walkie-talkies, McCord and four Cuban nationals who made up a clandestine burglary team known as the ‘plumbers’ broke in to the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building. While McCord and the others scoured the offices, Liddy and Hunt — equally compromised ex-spies — ran the operation from another hotel room. But the break-in was as sloppy as it was bold, and the five plumbers were arrested when a security guard noticed the door ajar to the Democratic headquarters, a piece of tape covering the lock. Liddy and Hunt fled but were arrested the next day. McCord later said that it was never altogether clear to him what they were looking for and that he was working on vague directions to take photos of anything that appeared to be related to money. [emphasis mine]
A piece of tape covering the lock? It’s almost as if the “plumbers” wanted to be discovered! And why do you break into a place without knowing what you are looking for?
The most famous person connected to the Watergate incident (other than Nixon) is Bob Woodward, who at the time was a little known reporter for the Washington Post. Woodward claimed he got his info on the burglary from FBI agent Mark Felt (look him up) who he claimed was “deep throat.” What is little known about Woodward – even though he has written publicly about this – is that Woodward worked in the intelligence community and was an officer in the ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence. Woodward was assigned to Admiral Thomas Moorer, then chief of naval operations, and disliked Nixon. Moorer favored George Bush (Bush 41), who later became the head of – you guessed it – the CIA.
(See “Who IS Woodward anyway? Untangling the skein of his intelligence connections,” Daily Kos, November 16, 2005.
Now let’s turn our attention to Russiagate. I don’t mean for this to be a long article, so let’s just say that John Brennan, former head of the CIA, and James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, conducted a spying operation on Trump, Supreme Court justices, and millions of Americans. This was made clear in the material on HAMR. No, not heat-assisted magnetic recording a la hard drives, but an intelligence spying operation.
This is according to an article by Mary Fanning And Alan Jones, “Obama’s surveillance Hammer on Trump worse than Watergate,” on Jun 8, 2017 in Communities Digital News, https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/worse-than-watergate-obama-dropped-surveillance-hammer-on-trump-had-proof-89747/
The article says,
On June 5, whistleblower and former CIA/NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery filed a federal lawsuit [Dennis Montgomery, et. al, vs. James Comey, et.al.] against former President Barack Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the NSA, the CIA and other former and current government officials...Although the suit does not identify the surveillance system by name, audio recordings released in 2015 by United States District Court Judge G. Murray Snow in Maricopa County, Arizona identify a secret government surveillance system called “the Hammer,” allegedly used to spy on Trump, 159 judges including Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and millions of other Americans.
I mean, are we really surprised? John Brennan, former CIA director, has admitted publicly that he lied to Congress and conducted a spying operation on members of the Senate. It’s not like the NSA, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook hasn’t been gathering info on us since 2004, during Democratic and Republican administrations. But the entire Russiagate narrative is based on the idea that the evil Russians hacked the DNC on behalf of Trump, to the detriment of Hillary. The sad fact is that Hillary was a bad candidate; she couldn’t even win against a politically inexperienced businessman best known for a goofy TV show.
We also know from the New York Times in their article, “The Shadow Brokers,” that the NSA has software that can hack into computers and networks and leave a digital footprint to anyone or any organization. According to the Times, this software was stolen by a hacker group of the same name. According to the Times in another article, “After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain,”
Numerous significant questions are left unanswered, including what, if anything, Mr. Assange knew about the identity of Guccifer 2.0, a mysterious hacker who American intelligence and law enforcement officials have identified as a front for Russian military intelligence. operatives.
Guccifer 2? No one has ever identified this guy, or the mysterious Shadow Broker people. More intelligence community operations? Julian Assange – who published the hacked DNC emails – has recently stated that the DNC emails he received did not come from anyone in the Trump circle (even though Donald Trump Jr. exchanged emails with Assange during the campaign). So where did they come from? William Binney, former top NSA tech guru, in an analysis of the timestamps between the stolen email signatures, has shown that the emails were either stolen on site or close by in the area. KimDotCom claims that he received the hacked DNC emails from Seth Rich, a former DNC staffer who was found murdered a short time later, and sent them to Assange.
Believe whoever or whatever you want, but the common thread in Watergate and Russiagate is the CIA and the intelligence community, which is out of control. The secrecy surrounding these agencies has been undermining our democracy for decades.
It’s time to look into the secretive world of spooks and uncover the cockroaches hiding under their protective rocks. In my opinion, if this is done, we will find out who is behind the dark and evil drugs, arms, and human trafficking networks.