Taking the Empire Down from the Top and the Horowitz Report Is Just the Beginning


by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

Wednesday, Dec. 11, saw a truly historic Senate hearing in which Inspector General Michael Horowitz of the Department of Justice answered questions about his report on gross misconduct by the FBI and DOJ in the international campaign to prevent the election of Donald Trump and then once elected, to remove him, a coup d’état which has been ongoing here since before the Nov. 8, 2016 election. The venue was the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), whose 40-minute opening remarks blasted this massive abuse of power, and carried the message: It can and will be stopped. During the course of the proceedings, four other Republican Senators—Chuck Grassley (IA), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), and Mike Lee (UT)—in their questions to Horowitz brought out the scope of the subversion involved.

In the House of Representatives yesterday, we have the Democratic Party continuing the coup, marking up Articles of Impeachment, which, if accepted and voted up by the Senate, would turn the U.S. Constitutional republic into a British parliamentary system, with the President becoming a figurehead, serving at the pleasure of the Senate, a President who can be removed over style or policy disputes. Americans would be formally controlled, as the British and European Parliaments are controlled, by a financial oligarchy centered in the central banks and the City of London, a modern imperial entity administered by academics, technocrats, and professional Mandarins, like all Empires in history.

The tool for such control, is, as in Orwell’s 1984 and the former East Germany, mass surveillance, outright control of popular opinion, and the inducement of cult-like ignorance and political divides based essentially on identity politics. On Aug. 23 of this year, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, the darling central banker for the British Empire, called for precisely this form of fascism to be implemented immediately in the U.S. and worldwide, using the Green New Deal as the mechanism to achieve it, a call otherwise represented in person now by the presidential candidacy of Sir Michael Bloomberg and his personals millions that he will spend to buy the Presidency.

However, despite a massive media campaign of lies both preceding the release of the Horowitz report and following it, and Horowitz’s choice of language to describe his results, the report is a devastating revelation of a massive abuse of power by the Department of Justice and the FBI. See for yourselves, by watching the videos of the Senators at the hearing (above), and you can get a sense of the magnitude of all of this.

Horowitz found that the DOJ and FBI procured Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants on Carter Page, a Trump campaign associate, by committing multiple frauds against the FISA Court, and, most significantly against the American public. First, consider that the FBI knew that the Christopher Steele dossier, the MI6-crafted dirty dossier about Donald Trump, which was paid for by Hillary Clinton campaign, and which was almost the sole fountain for all of the allegations about Trump being an agent of Putin and a traitor to the U.S., was a complete fraud as of January of 2017. They interviewed the man who Christopher Steele said was his main source, a Russian, who gathered all the rest of the sourcing for the dirty dossier, and this guy told the FBI that Steele’s dossier consisted entirely of unverified barroom gossip, rumor, and bullshit.

So, the FBI and Justice Department, based on the Horowitz report, can now definitively and provably be said to have known as of January 2017, when they interviewed Christopher Steele’s main source for his dirty dossier, that there was no collusion between the Russians and Donald Trump, no matter how hard British intelligence, the Obama White House, and John Brennan’s CIA pushed that lie to the contrary. End of story, there was nothing further to investigate—except, of course, how in hell did all of this begin in the first place.

Yet, at the same time, in January 2017, the U.S. Intelligence Community issued its assessment that Russia had intervened in the election to elect Donald Trump, and we now know that the completely bogus Steele dossier played a significant role in that assessment, despite numerous denials, under oath, by Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that it did not. The very same Steele dossier was used by then FBI Director James Comey in an attempt to entrap and blackmail the President in a briefing in January 2017, and then to smear him as compromised by Putin, because of tapes Steele claimed Putin had of Trump’s perverse sexual activities. It was all fake, a huge and outrageous lie, for which there are few parallels in history and none involving the United States until now.

The Horowitz report is a first step in changing all of that, really all of it. The surveillance state is now under widespread attack. The Guardians of the Empire, the news media and Hollywood’s culture, have lost credibility as the result of their campaign of lies against Trump. They have been desperate and reckless, and now stand fully exposed as liars and crooks. Most importantly, we have a President who is willing to fight, and to disrupt.

In his 2005 book Earth’s Next Fifty Years, Lyndon LaRouche has written about the causes and solutions to political crises: “Usually, unfortunately, the mistaken assumption has been made that the previous crisis was a product of the violation of some traditional set of values, when, in fact, it was caused by a failure to carry out a needed violation of that set of values…. The false assumption is, therefore, that the solution exists within the bounds of that set of assumptions which has generated the crisis.”

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