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The Special Counsel Comes to Town: It’s the Moscow Trials, Revisited

The Special Counsel Comes to Town: It’s the Moscow Trials, Revisited – The witch-hunt begins

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Justin Raimondo

Donald Trump ran on a platform of improving relations with Russia: his victory was a mandate for that policy. Yet the real power in this country doesnt reside within the ballot box, and that reality was brought home when the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate any links and/or coordination with the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.

After months of leaks coming from the intelligence agencies, who bitterly oppose the new policy, and a barrage of innuendo, smears, and character assassination in the media, the will of the people has been abrogated: the Deep State has the last word. The denizens of Langley, and the career spooks within our seventeen intelligence agencies, have exercised their veto power a power that is not written into the Constitution, but is nevertheless very real.

Their goal is to not only make’d tente with Russia impossible and Trumps goal of “getting along with Russia” will surely not be implemented now that the regime of the special counsel has trumped him but also to overthrow a democratically elected chief executive, and perhaps prosecute him for high crimes and misdemeanors in the process.

No matter what you think of Trump, this is an ominous development for all those who care about the future of our republic. Because the warning to our politicians could not be clearer: So you want to effect a fundamental change in US foreign policy? You dare to question the permanence of NATO? Let this be a lesson to you.

This goes way beyond the Trump administration: the potential targets of the investigation are potentially unlimited. Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosensteins letter to the Special Counsel Bush era FBI Director Robert Mueller also states that the counsels purview includes any matters that arose directly from the investigation, as well as any other matters within the scope of 28 CFR 600.4 (a), which refers to anyone who might conceivably be involved in obstructing the Special Counsels probe.

In short, Mueller has virtually unlimited power to expand his investigation, and, given the history of Special Counsels, you can be sure that this one will wander far afield and become a general probe into Russian influence on the election a matter already taken up by at least two congressional committees.

Any politician, especially one who supported Trump, who advocates peaceful and productive relations with Russia is a likely target. The War Party has already got Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) in its sights for his fearless questioning of the anti-Russian propaganda campaign.

Furthermore, any media outlets that either supported Trump, had a good word to say about Trump, and/or dissented from the Russophobic hysteria that has gripped the mainstream media are liable to be scrutinized. Journalists with Russian ties no matter how tenuous will be caught up in the witch-hunt. The Washington Post gave front page prominence to a group of anonymous researchers that calls itself PropOrNot, which has compiled a lengthy list of pro-Russian media outlets and web sites including the Drudge Report, and Antiwar.com.

The dynamics of the witch-hunt will play out in the manner in which it has operated up until this point, only more so: the mainstream media will act as the research department of DOJ investigators, uncovering the pro-Russian network in the US, inviting Mueller to move in for the kill. Politicians, journalists, academics, and even ordinary folks will be targeted by the government in the hunt for Putins puppets.

We havent seen this kind of thing since the 1950s. Indeed, the history of these political lynchings goes all the way back to the Moscow Trials conducted by Stalin and his henchmen, who consolidated their power by prosecuting Trotskyite wreckers and other enemies of the people to the applause of Western liberals.

What we are witnessing is a regime-change operation, such as our intelligence agencies have routinely carried out abroad, right here in the United States. Yet it is more and worse than that.

This pernicious campaign is an attempt to criminalize dissent from the foreign policy consensus. It is an effort by powerful groups within the national security bureaucracy, the media, and the military-industrial complex to stamp out any opposition to their program of perpetual war. It is, in effect, political terrorism that is, an attempt to achieve political-ideological goals by the threat of force, i.e. the threat of State coercion. The police state methods utilized by law enforcement agencies in this country since 9/11 universal surveillance, and the whole menu of cyber-spying techniques exposed by Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks will be deployed. And it wont just be our own American spooks doing the eavesdropping.

The involvement of the British and other European intelligence agencies in this regime-change operation on American soil is well-known: it was a former MI6 agent, one Christopher Steele, who authored and circulated the infamous dirty dossier on Trump. The Ukrainians, in particular, are in the forefront of this campaign: their targeting of Paul Manafort is out in the open. And a recent article in the Washington Post which relates a conversation between GOP House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan, and others, has McCarthy saying he thinks both Trump and Rep. Rohrabacher are paid by Putin. The exchange took place on Capitol Hill, after a meeting with the Ukrainian envoy and the Post, in a story datelined Kiev, reports that it was recorded. So who did the recording? My bet is on the Ukrainians.

Oh, but that kind of foreign influence on our politics is just fine and dandy. You wont ever see a Special Counsel appointed to investigate it.

The reign of terror is about to begin: anyone who opposes our interventionist foreign policy is liable to be labeled a Kremlin tool and could face legal sanctions. Because you can be sure that ancillary efforts, apart from the office of the Special Counsel, are already in motion to make sure dissent is muzzled. They intend to move against the Internet, in the name of guarding against Russian influence : the phony campaign against fake news is already well-advanced, along with legislative efforts to fund a push back campaign against Russia propaganda. And I wouldnt be at all surprised if some attempt is made to abridge the right to publish material deemed pro-Russian, either with direct legal sanctions or indirect methods, such as stopping or inhibiting the funding of suspicious web sites.

Speaking of which: Antiwar.com is now in the midst of our Spring fundraising drive, and we need your help to defeat the War Partys latest and most frightening assault on the peace movement. We dont know what kind of repression lies ahead but we must be prepared to fight it, and win. We need your help to do that.

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NOTES IN THE MARGIN

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