Do you know who Bill Priestap is? It’s important for you to understand Bill Priestap and the whole role he played in order for you to understand everything there is to know about Russiagate. Russiagate is a delusion and it’s just about over. Congress knows it and so do the Democrats.
Russiagate is just that….a delusion! But as much as Democrats and MSM would like Americans to believe that Trump had something to do with it…the whole Russiagate is just one big scam against Trump. But the game is up. Their cards have been played. It’s over. Their whole Russiagate is about to sizzle out.
A report from Zero Hedge states, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence member Chris Stewart appeared on Fox News with Judge Jeanine Pirro, and didn’t want to “make news” or spill the beans, but the unstated, between-the-lines, discussion was as subtle as a brick through a window. Judge Jeannie has been on the cusp of this for a few weeks.
Listen carefully around 2:30, Judge Jeanine hits the bulls-eye; and listen to how Chris Stewart talks about not wanting to make news and is unsure what he can say on this…
…Bill Priestap is cooperating.
When you understand how central E.W. “Bill” Priestap was to the entire 2016/2017 ‘Russian Conspiracy Operation‘, the absence of his name, amid all others, created a curiosity.
We have heard about Comey, Peter Strzok, Attorney Lisa Page, but have not even heard anything on W.H. ‘Bill’ Priestap. It’s pretty amazing, because it seems unfathomable his name has not been a part of any of the recent story-lines.
E.W. “Bill” Priestap is the head of the FBI Counterintelligence operation. He was FBI Agent Peter Strozk’s direct boss. If anyone in congress really wanted to know if the FBI paid for the Christopher Steele Dossier, Bill Priestap is the guy who would know everything about everything.
FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap was the immediate supervisor of FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Peter Strzok.
Bill Priestap is #1. Before getting demoted Peter Strzok was #2.
The investigation into candidate Donald Trump was a counterintelligence operation. That operation began in July 2016. Bill Priestap would have been in charge of that, along with all other, FBI counterintelligence operations.
FBI Deputy Peter Strzok was specifically in charge of the Trump counterintel op. However, Strzok would be reporting to Bill Priestap on every detail and couldn’t (according to structure anyway) make a move without Priestap approval.
On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016.
FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so. *Very important detail.*
Notice how Comey doesn’t use Priestap’s actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch [Prompted]
FBI Director James Comey was caught entirely off guard by that first three minutes of that questioning. He simply didn’t anticipate it.
Oversight protocol requires the FBI Director to tell the congressional intelligence “Gang of Eight” of any counterintelligence operations. The Go8 has oversight into these ops at the highest level of classification.
In July 2016 the time the operation began, oversight was the responsibility of this group, the Gang of Eight. The Gang of Eight includes Republican Senators Ryan, McConnell, Nunes and Burr.
Obviously, based on what we have learned since March 2017, and what has surfaced recently, we can all see why the FBI would want to keep it hidden that they were running a counterintelligence operation against a presidential candidate. After all, as FBI Agent Peter Strzok said it in his text messages, it was an “insurance policy”.
Do you need a reminder what FBI Agent Strzok said to FBI Attorney Page:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
So there we have FBI Director James Comey telling congress on March 20th, 2017, that the reason he didn’t inform the statutory oversight “Gang of Eight” was because Bill Priestap (Director of Counterintelligence) recommended he didn’t do it.
Apparently, according to Comey, Bill Priestap carries a great deal of influence if he could get his boss to NOT perform a statutory obligation simply by recommending he doesn’t do it.
Then again, Comey’s blame-casting there is really called creating a “fall guy”. FBI Director James Comey was ducking responsibility in March 2017 by blaming FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap for not informing congress of the operation that began in July 2016. (9 months prior).
At that moment, that very specific moment during that March 20th hearing, anyone who watches these hearings closely could see FBI Director James Comey was attempting to create his own exit from being ensnared in the consequences from the wiretapping and surveillance operation of candidate Trump, President-elect Trump, and eventually President Donald Trump.
In essence, Bill Priestap was James Comey’s fall guy. We knew it at the time that Bill Priestap would likely see this the same way. The guy would have too much to lose by allowing James Comey to set him up.
But why should Priestap take the fall for the operation when there were multiple people around the upper-levels of leadership who carried out the operation of the fake dossier and the Russia-Trump collusion.
There was NO MENTION of Bill Priestap in any future revelations of the scheme team, despite his centrality to all of it.
There was no mention of Bill Priestap anywhere, yet he was the central figure to the whole operation involving the fake dossier. Priestap would have authorized Strzok to engage with Steele over the ‘Russian Dossier’.
Bill Priestap would have also needed to approve of the underlying investigative process used for both FISA applications (June 2016, and Oct 21st 2016). Bill Priestap would have been the person to approve of arranging, paying, or reimbursing, Christopher Steele for the Russian Dossier used in their counterintelligence operation and subsequent FISA application.
Without Bill Priestap involved, approvals, etc. the entire Russian/Trump Counterintelligence operation just doesn’t happen. Even James Comey’s own March 20th testimony in that regard is concrete evidence of Priestap’s importance.
Bill Priestap has too much to lose
Priestap is financially set and has too much to lose. He and his wife, Sabina Menschel, live a comfortable life in a $3.8 million DC home.
While ideologically Bill and Sabina are aligned with Clinton support, and lean toward more liberal friends;,no-one in his position would willingly allow themselves to be the scape-goat for the unlawful action that was happening around them…including the fake dossier and the Russia-Trump collusion.
BP is Deep-Throat x infinity…
Those above him are in trouble: Andrew McCabe, James Comey, and James Baker. Those below him Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Jim Rybiki, Trisha Beth Anderson and Mike Kortan…are all in deep pile of sheet.
Yet, FBI Counter-Intelligence Director Bill Priestap remains quiet, invisible and still in position.
What’s up with THAT?!
The FBI is a division of the DOJ. It is not a fourth branch of the government. Since when does an official within the FBI get to decide when information is disseminated to only certain members of the National Security Council – not all of them – while at the same time refusing to disclose to Congressional leadership?
The Gang of Eight are briefed on classified intelligence matters by the Executive Branch and are responsible for Congressional oversight of all Intelligence Agencies. They are the “Checks and Balances” for the Intelligence aspect of our government. Anything intelligence-related mustbe shown to this committee. If there is a U.S. covert operation, these members know of it and approved it.
Priestap was either directly responsible – or directly oversaw those who were responsible – for every facet of the Clinton Investigation, the Trump Dossier creation and the Trump-Russia Investigation.
Look for Nunes and the third phase of the investigation to continue to shake the real story out.
Resources: Zero Hedge, Conservative Treehouse