Ex-KGB Spy Drops Bombshell About Comey & FBI In Current Case Of Russian Allegations
Speculation about the possible connection between Russia and Trump’s election is a hot topic. There are many different spins on the agenda behind the DNC email server hacks. Multiple theories also exist about who was the mastermind. The DNC itself has added to the conspiracy theories by hiding information and denying the FBI access to the hacked servers.
What is clear, is that there is a need for federal agencies to make quick connections between possible Russian actors and the Trump Campaign. The FBI was in such a hurry to find a link to Russia via the DNC server hacks, they even made the fatal mistake of using an outside contractor to gather “evidence”. The use of CrowdStrike to link the malware back to Russia has turned into an embarrassing wild-goose chase.
The CrowdStrike investigation fell short when it provided no concrete evidence, just a “hunch” that was handed to them from the DNC. Links between Russian spy operations and elections is nothing new. Several former KGB spies and an FBI operative have come forward to help dispel the myths behind Russia’s role in Trump’s election.
Former KGB spy Jack Barsky is now a U.S. Citizen with a unique perspective on the ties between the election and Russia. He has seen the inner workings of the KGB while gathering intelligence on the ground in the United States as a part of the “illegals program”. His experiences started in the 1970s and as he speaks, it quickly becomes clear that this scandal is not the first.
Barsky uses his first-hand knowledge to explain the true Russian agenda behind decades of spying. The bottom line is that they are working to cause chaos. For the agents on the ground, living within the American public, they are here to gather information and disrupt business. As Barsky would explain “…the KGB has always tried to influence and destabilize events all around the world…anything that could destabilize free and democratic nations was fair game. The KGB were champions in the game of ‘fake news,’ which was called ‘disinformation’ in the old days.”
The issues with the DNC mail server have been established and there is some evidence that points to Russian involvement. According to Barsky, this type of hacking would fall into line with the overall goal of causing disruption. But the agenda behind it may not be as simple. Barsky is quick to caution anyone jumping to conclusions that have yet to be supported. He states:
“What is clear is that email accounts of Democrat operatives were hacked and those hacks originated in Russia. Anything beyond that is pure speculation. As such, my bias is to believe information that originates with the FBI, CIA, etc. with one caveat: political pressure, which may quite possibly move the needle away from the truth. I do not like the current situation where intelligence has become a political football subject to a great amount of speculation without a foundation in fact.”
Barsky comparing the actions of the FBI, CIA and other agencies to a football game is troubling. In the current climate, it is evident that actions of these agencies are working directly against the Trump administration. It is important to note the strength of political pressure that influences their actions as well.
Eric O’Neil, former FBI operative, shares Barsky’s view of the underlying agenda. O’Neil sees the disruption of the election not as a tool to help Trump win, but as a way to manipulate the overall trust of the American public for their leaders.
At the start of the election, O’Neil observed that “…Russia was able to get very deep into the Democratic National Committee, into the Hillary Clinton campaign…Russia like the rest of the world, thought Clinton would win. Soon it became ‘let’s embarrass her’ as they certainly did by leaking information on WikiLeaks, and then a little bit of ‘let’s see if we can completely meddle in this election.’ I don’t think it was as much ‘let’s get Trump elected,’ as ‘let’s make the American people not trust their own election systems.’ And they used a playbook they had used already in Ukraine.”
The Russian hackers were not there to help Trump it seems. Instead, they were there to undermine what Russia assumed would be the next administration. The attack on the DNC servers could very well be a sign that Russia was preparing for the next Clinton in the White House; not working in connection with Trump. Efforts to get into the inner workings of the DNC were probably done to get information about Hillary. However, it would fail as the Russians bet on the wrong horse.
An interesting side note of O’Neil’s is that the DNC is still not cooperating by turning over the mail servers to the FBI. This lends itself to the theory that the DNC was involved in the first place.
Ex-KGB Chief Directorate Oleg Kalugin adds to the historical perspective of the Russian hackers, reminding the American public of the changing role of Russia worldwide. Russia, at one point, was fighting for world expansion with the end goal to take down the Western world. Recent events in Russia have changed their perspective and station as a dominant power.
Russia no longer has the same pull they used to as the Soviet Union. According to Kalugin, their goal going forward has changed to focus on maintaining relations instead of dominating them. This includes trying to increase cooperation with countries like the United States.
While some in the DNC has been quick to call negative attention to Trump’s efforts to improve relations with Russia, it seems this is something that is positive for everyone. Improving diplomatic relations with global partners like Russia may be a move in the right direction instead of a sign of foul play.