After Danchenko: A Hint From The Sussmann Trial?
I hope nobody has forgotten that after the Sussmann trial comes the Danchenko trial. Whereas the Sussmann trial is focused on the Alfa Bank Hoax, the Danchenko trial—which, like the Sussmann case, is focused on false statements to the FBI—should be focused on the origins of the Steele “dossier”.
I’m going to be referring to a Rumble video of Kash Patel speaking with Maria Bartiromo this morning. In that video Patel refers to an FBI agent’s testimony at the Sussmann trial. That agent’s name is John Hellmann, and he was the cyber-specialist agent from the FBI’s New York Office who testified that the Alfa Bank Hoax was almost laughably bogus—the FBI’s cyber specialists were able to dismiss the whole hoax in “less than a day.” However …
In Hellmann’s testimony another related angle came up, which really caught my attention. It turns out that the FBI’s Chicago Division opened a full field investigation (FFI) on the Alfa Bank Hoax—a development that caught Hellmann totally by surprise when he learned of it. Stephen McIntyre has a few tweets that capture what was going on, but I’ll say up front that, have read some of the Chicago opening EC, it looks pretty threadbare to me in terms of predication—when you look at it you realize that it’s a tissue of unsupported suppositions. My supposition is that Chicago opened their FFI because they were essentially told to do so by FBIHQ. There’s a story there.
despite lack of interest by FBi Cyber, FBI Chicago opened "Full Field Counterintelligence investigation" into Alfa Bank (hoax). FBI Counterintelligence believed that this [hoax] was additional predication for the overall [hoax].
So rather than the Alfa Bank hoax being "immaterial" because it was dismissed quickly by FBI Cyber, it was profoundly relevant to the longevity of the overall Russian collusion hoax.
an interesting (new to me) detail: the EC says that FBI "received a referral" from the DOJ (!) on Sep 19. Previously all we knew was that Sussmann met with FBI's Baker on Sep 19. Did he also meet with DOJ? Or is there some sort of circle jerk here?
also, the opening EC refers to a "U.S.-based server that is owned by the Trump Organization". My understanding is that the server was OWNED by Cendyn. Cyber seems to have known that. So how did Counterintel zombies get this wrong?
the odd detail, noted above, about a supposed referral to Chicago FBI by DOJ arose briefly in second day examination of Cyber SSA Scott Hellman. Hellman was not aware of this supposed referral.
Hellman was asked whether it seemed "strange" to him that FBI Chicago "thought the referral came" from DOJ. He said "Absolutely". I wonder WTF was going on. Too bad that we'll probably never know.
That’s all pretty interesting—obviously there was more going on that we, or field agents in the FBI, were aware of.
One guy who doesn’t seem surprised is Kash Patel. Frustratingly, I can’t embed Rumble videos here, so I’ll refer you to TGP for the video.
Patel says that “all roads lead to Andy McCabe” and to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. That, he’s saying, is the heart of “the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history.” Notice something interesting here, in terms of the chain of command. McCabe and Page are, essentially, at the same level—Page was McCabe’s personal counsel, so, she’s working out of McCabe’s office. Strzok, a McCabe protege, is two steps down. Between McCabe/Page and Strzok is Bill Priestap. Two things about Priestap. We know that Page/Strzok didn’t think highly of Priestap, and we also know that Priestap has cooperated with Durham. Therefore, it appears that this unholy trio—McCabe, Page, Strzok—cut Priestap out of the loop to one degree or another. We can only speculate as to the exact degree.
Now, Patel also says, right at the start of the video extract, that the Alfa Bank Hoax played into the Steele “dossier” (it’s referenced in one of Steele’s “reports”), and that played into the four fraudulent FISA applications. Patel then moves on to the famous “insurance plan” that Strzok referred to, and which has been the subject of much speculation:
Kash Patel: As I said before, all roads lead to Andy McCabe, the Deputy Director, and the lovebirds in their office concocting an insurance plan for 2015. And I think John Durham knows what that insurance plan is. I know we figured it out during Russiagate. And we’re trying to educate the American people on it. But it remains classified partly.
This trio [McCabe, Strzok & Lisa Page] who led the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history, I believe is in the crosshairs of John Durham and that’s what’s coming next after the Danchenko indictment.”
Notably, Patel states that within this overall conspiracy run by Hillary we find not only the FBI and the MSM, but also … DOJ. Recall, FBI Chicago thought they were getting their predication from DoJ, something that SA John Hellmann had never had an inkling of. This sounds very much as if someone—or maybe more than one person—within DoJ was cooperating with the overall conspiracy.
I return again to John Solomon’s contention that Durham’s grand jury is hard at work on a conspiracy case, which Solomon claims involves the FBI. Perhaps I’m jumping to conclusions, but what Patel is saying appears to play into Solomon’s reporting. Patel believes that we’ll hear more about the FISA aspect of the conspiracy at the Danchenko trial. That’s not surprising, since the four fraudulent FISAs used Danchenko’s made up stories. But Patel goes further. He believes that this will lead fairly directly to the trio of McCabe, Strzok, and Page. Judging from the Sussmann trial thus far, this approach—sequential trials that bring out testimony that sketches out the big picture conspiracy—fits in with Durham’s style. The question is, could it lead to a third indictment that is a conspiracy indictment? But then, who thinks the trio did this all on their own? They must have thought someone had their back. Hmmm.