Whenever there is a contrived story flashing on the news wires, your smart move is to look somewhere else for what’s really important.
The big “scoop” yesterday was that The President discussed the possibility with Russian and American officials that ISIS was trying to put a bomb inside a laptop. Kind of boring conversation, when you realize that the first such bombing by bytes was in 2013. So, what was the real news, planned for muffling by a WAPO/NYT story from the clouds? (TSA already scans all laptops separately, any visitor to an airport will tell you.)
Enter Rod Wheeler, retired Washington homicide detective hired by a third party to investigate the murder of Seth Rich, Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC. He was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C. and police said the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a robbery, not a murder-for-hire. He was shot twice in the back, and his wallet and valuable watch were not stolen.
Wheeler had concerns from the beginning of the case, running a parallel investigation of his own:
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”
CNN has revealed that the FBI used the fake “Trump dossier” in its application for a warrant from the FISA court in order to monitor former Donald Trump advisor Carter Page.
And Christopher Steele, who wrote the document, said through his lawyers in a report this week that the dossier came from “unsolicited” and “raw” intelligence that “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
While Steele denounces the document, CNN reports it was part of the Democrat-controlled government’s effort to subvert Trump and his associates:
“U.S. officials tell CNN that last year the FBI used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to get approval to secretly monitor Trump associate Carter Page,” Even Perez reported. “Now those sources say that FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his briefings to Congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation.”
“This includes approval from the secret court that overseas the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act known as FISA, to monitor Page’s communications,” Perez continued. “But to obtain permission to target Page, the FBI and the Justice Department would have to present probable cause that he was acting as an agent of a foreign power. Including possibly engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering for a foreign government.”