So Trump's advisors had observed this method in action, likely up close.
It was expected and actually PLANNED for.
Let's HELP them then. Let's give them the targets they need and guide them into a trap."
First, remember what all these politically motivated fixers in the Obama/DNC/HRC in these fed. agencies had just spent the last 8 years doing: covering up Obama/HRC/Holder criminal activity.
Which is what happened with CIA Director Petraeus, who was fired, charged and convicted of mishandling class. info.
And these fixers actually LIKED Obama/Holder/Hillary.
Now they turn their attention to the 'Trump threat'.
They actually think Trump is EVEN MORE CORRUPT than Obama & Hillary.
He's GOT to be promising extensive pay for play in exchange for significant bribes if he wins the election, right?
1) they're going to use the FBI/LEO/IC intel apparatus to spy on us
2) it'll be try to find evidence of pay for play with foreign powers like Hillary did extensively.
And this is exactly what Trump and his advisors did.
A guy known to be up to his EYEBALLS in dirty foreign pay for play lobbying.
He may as well have staked a goat out in his front yard for the wolves.
MY GOD THE MAN IS RUBBING OUR FACES IN IT, ISN'T HE?!
At least Hillary *tried* to be subtle about this kind of stuff, right?! 🤔
WE'VE GOT HIM NOW, FOLKS!
Trump is so f**king stupid, he's doing all this out in the open. It's amazing, but hey, if he wants to make our job taking him down easy.....
Manafort sits there, staked out in Trump's yard for 3 months, and then having served his purpose, is discarded.
JARED KUSHNER was the real campaign manager working deep in the background, coming up with the real campaign strategies for the election.
They need to MANUFACTURE a case against Trump.
1) the NSA of incoming new administration is SUPPOSED to reach out to foreign officials, it's his job
2) Flynn is well aware all phone calls on unsecured lines to top Russian officials are monitored, recorded & often transcribed.
Flynn is VERY WELL AWARE people are listening in on these phone calls.
Trump & Flynn tried to set up a SECRET pay for play deal with the Russians to get these new sanctions lifted.
They couldn't find any real collusion, so they'd coordinated with the media to launch a false narrative about Flynn to manufacture a scandal for the incoming administration.
But he doesn't have 33 years experience in the spook business the way Flynn does.
Watch how this trap unfolds:
The first step of which is: ISOLATION.
HOW do we put most of these political fixers in the FBI/DOJ where they can't cause any further trouble?
Bob Mueller, a guy who can't become the new FBI Director because he's already served 12 years in that role, meets with Trump privately & then is appointed as the new Special Counsel.
He begins assembling a team.
"Uh hey, why isn't this guy even trying to at least give the APPEARANCE his team won't be rabid Democratic partisans?"
He's gathered most of the most dangerous political fixers in the DOJ/FBI and he's ISOLATED them in a unit that will now chase the Holy Grail
He & his team never actually did any REAL collusion.
There has never been anything REAL for Mueller & his team to find.
Well good. That actually helps.
And those not actually on the team are FIXATED on the team that they hope will bring Trump down.
I don't think ANY of Mueller's recruits for his team ever suspected anything.
Next comes INVESTIGATION.
Each team member, while they are kept busy & distracted, are surveilled & their histories thoroughly examined.
Instead, they are held in isolation while the DOJ IG Horowitz and others are INVESTIGATING THEM.
Because the Strzok texts didn't leak. They were made public in a coordinated rollout.
Actually, since Congress leaks like a sieve and everybody in DC knows this, as soon as you show Congress something, it's almost as good as showing it to the media also.
8 months and none of the targets ever figured it out until it was too late.
The look on their faces as new vistas of understanding began to dawn upon them.
And the entire time he had NO FREAKING IDEA he himself & others on that team were the targets of a deep background IG counter intelligence operation.
"Oh, you wanna go seize Manafort financials going back 12 years? Sure, go ahead." [Dumbass]
"You wanna pursue perjury against this Papadopolouswhatsis guy for lying about meetings that never happened?" Hey, why not?"
HE'S BEEN FOLLOWING THEIR PROSECUTION OF FLYNN EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
They'd only end up going to prison tired.