The Nexus Between The CIA’s “Undetectable” Assassinations & The “Mysterious” Death Of Michael Hastings. Why Does It Matter? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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MOST understand that the CIA, the “spook” community, is mandated to operate on behalf of the national interest. By extrapolation, when rogue agents violate their sworn duty they are guilty of criminal conduct and grave breach of trust. Unconscionable. No doubt. But what about their boss(es), the one who leads the agency and gives the order to execute – literally – this one or that one whose only “crime” is exposing the dirty laundry of the highest echelons? You know, the TOP fox(es) in the hen-house.

IN other words, even within security agencies there are lines which cannot be crossed against ones own citizens for the sake of political payback, expediency, and the cover up of governmental crimes. If anything, said actions are akin to criminal hit squads ala the Mafia and the like. Agreed? As to neutralizing enemies of the state via this method or that method, well, that’s not up for navel gazing, at least at this site. Rather, let’s give them (virtual) kudos and high-fives for their protective efforts. That is that.

IN this regard, it was more than obvious that the timing of the highly suspicious death (June 18, 2013) of investigative journalist Michael Hastings (never mind the “convenient” death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, 2012), as reported by corporate scribblers, wasn’t truthful. Not by a long shot. Therefore, digging and more digging becomes proper due diligence – for those of us who are not part of the captured media! Freelancers. Hooked-in investigative bloggers alike. Beholden to none, threats be damned..

BASICALLY, Hasting’s wikipedia states:

He received the George Polk Award for The Runaway General (2010), a Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO‘s International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war. The article documented the widespread contempt for civilian government officials by the general and his staff and ultimately resulted in McChrystal’s resignation. Hastings followed up with The Operators (2012), a detailed book account of his month-long stay with McChrystal in Europe and Afghanistan.

Hastings became a vocal critic of the Obama administration, Democratic Party and surveillance state during the investigation of reporters by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013, referring to the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the Obama administration as a “war” on journalism.[4] His last story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans”, was published by BuzzFeed on June 7.[5][6] Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.[7] Blue Rider Press posthumously published his only novel, The Last Magazine (2014), a year after his death.[8]

Alleged foul play controversy[edit]

Soon after his death, some[who?] described the circumstances surrounding the crash as suspicious.[68][disputed ]

Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard A. Clarke said that what is known about the crash is “consistent with a car cyber attack“. He was quoted as saying “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car. So if there were a cyber attack on [Hastings’] car — and I’m not saying there was, I think whoever did it would probably get away with it.”[69] Earlier the previous day, Hastings indicated that he believed he was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In an email to colleagues, which was copied to and released by Hastings’ friend, Army Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs,[70] Hastings said that he was “onto a big story”, that he needed to “go off the radar”, and that the FBI might interview them.[71][72] WikiLeaks announced that Hastings had also contacted Jennifer Robinson, one of its lawyers, a few hours prior to the crash,[73] and the LA Weekly reported that he was preparing new reports on the CIA at the time of his death.[74] His widow Elise Jordan said his final story was a profile of CIA Director John O. Brennan.[75] The FBI released a statement denying that Hastings was being investigated, at least not by the FBI, according to the FBI statement.[62]. This statement was incorrect as FBI had opened a file on Hastings already in 2012 (see FBI files below). Furthermore, on the day of the crash Hastings came to his neighbor Jordanna Thigpen’s apartment after midnight and urgently asked to borrow her Volvo. He said he was afraid to drive his own car. However, Thigpen declined.[14]

Motor Trend technical director Frank Markus said that the ensuing fire was consistent with a high-speed car crash.[76]. On the other hand, it was reported that the fire inside the car was unusually hot and that the “intensity of the fire resembles a “thermite” burn” [77].

There are conflicting opinions as to Hastings’ death. After his death, some media outlets[who?] recalled that Hastings claimed to have received death threats from the military after the McChrystal article.[78][disputed ] Hastings’ widow, Elise Jordan, has said she believes his death to be “just a really tragic accident”.[79][80] His older brother, Jonathan, said he believed Michael was experiencing a “manic episode” shortly before his death, and that he may have had suspicions were it not for this observation.[81]

Cenk Uygur, friend of Hastings’ and host of The Young Turks, told KTLA that many of Michael’s friends were concerned that he was “in a very agitated state”, saying he was “incredibly tense” and worried that his material was being surveilled by the government. Friends believed that Michael’s line of work led to a “paranoid state”.[82] USA Today reported that in the days before his death, Hastings believed his car was being “tampered with” and that he was scared and wanted to leave town.[83]

NOW, while it was widely depicted via leftist media that his premature death was merely an unfortunate “accident”, the implication was that those who questioned said official narrative were (and still are) de facto conspiratorial nut jobs. Okey dokey. Regardless, such mud-slinging is akin to water off a duck’s back. Mind you, even his widow (and some who knew him) went along with the “official” mantra. Alas, to a certain degree, we can understand their “see no evil” blindness, in so far that they too realized what would happen, if they dared to open up a full-blown investigation into the real facts at hand.

THAT being established, those of us who dig for hidden dirt on a professional basis can smell bull-crap from miles away. To wit, the following bullet-points are more than noteworthy; yes, they are bulls-eyes!

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  • Back in July 2013, this site reported: “Michael Hastings & His ‘Mysterious’ Fiery Car Crash: Investigative Reporter Came Too Close For Obama Inc.’s Comfort.” Ain’t that the truth.
  • As a follow-up to the above fiery report, “The Targeted Assassination Of Michael Hastings –  The Question Was No Longer Was He Murdered, But Who Ordered The Hit?”, was written in August 2013.
  •  But we are not done yet. Hot on its heels, in Sept. 2013, an update ensued: “The Assassination of Michael Hastings & its Nexus To Obama’s Passport/Bonafides: The Fingerprints of CIA Chief Brennan.” Oh my gosh….
  • Upping the ante, guess what other dirt sealed his fate, and was reported at these pages in Aug. 2014? “Obama’s Assassination Team(s): Taliban Trade, Bowie Bergdahl, ‘Necessitated’ Eliminating Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings.”

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READERS, internalize that the ONLY rational explanation for Hasting’s (un)timely demise leads straight back to his “weaponized” investigations, that which implicated the tippy-top of the spear, Obama and Brennan! And what can be more efficient, other than to use the heretofore non-detectable CIA “car cyber attack”, the likes of which can be blamed on an “unfortunate”  vehicular death similar to countless others! Unadulterated evil genius. Indeed.

WHICH brings us smack back to the here and now, almost 4 years after the assassination of Hastings, ala more than enough proof of the same dumped via wikileaks!

Now a Wikileaks release of CIA documents shows the government had been working on plans to infiltrate the vehicle-control systems.

The concept is not fully described in the documents, but WikiLeaks summarized its finding: “As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

It was in an Oct. 23, 2014, CIA “Branch Direction Meeting” of at least 10 people that the issue of “vehicle systems” being a “potential mission area” came up.

Also listed at the time were the “Internet of Things,” “Firmware targets,” “Network devices” and “Software targets.”

The document, as with many leaks by anonymous insiders to shadowy organizations like WikiLeaks, could not be verified immediately.

WikiLeaks said in a statement that the 8,700 documents reveal the “scope and direction” of the CIA’s agenda.

WikiLeaks says its source “details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, including whether the CIA’s hacking capabilities exceed its mandated powers and the problem of public oversight of the agency.”

“The source wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”

The concept of hacking vehicle systems long has raised concerns.

Last year, WND reported the Electronic Privacy Information Center asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to restore a case, Helene Cahen v. Toyota, focused on the electronic monitoring and Internet connectivity built into cars. A trial judge dismissed the case for lack of standing, but the brief contended the ruling should be reversed.

And it’s no longer just about privacy, it’s also about public safety, EPIC argued.

“The internal computer systems for these vehicles are subject to hacking, unbounded data collection, and broad-scale cyber attack,” the brief explained. “Despite this extraordinary risk, car manufacturers are expanding the reach of networked vehicles that enable third-party access to driver data and vehicle operational systems.

“The plaintiffs in this case seek the opportunity to present legal claims stemming from the defendants’ sale of vehicles that place them at risk. That should be allowed to proceed.”

WND reported 2015 two U.S. senators proposed the SPY Car Act of 2015 to create privacy standards for computer systems that control today’s electronics-heavy vehicles.

The proposal came just as a Wired.com contributor reported hackers who set him up in a new vehicle were able to take over its controls while he was driving at 70 mph…..

It was in 2013 that 33-year-old reporter Michael Hastings died in a fiery car crash “while in the middle of covering several hot-button topics like monitoring by the National Security Agency and the CIA,” the Daily News reported.

“Twitter, Facebook, and sharing site Reddit were abuzz Wednesday, with some users commenting that it was suspicious that Hastings, who famously brought down U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in a Rolling Stone cover story, died while in the middle of covering several hot-button topics like monitoring by the National Security Agency and the CIA,” the report said.

BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, said: “He knew that there are certain truths that nobody has an interest in speaking, ones that will make you both your subjects and their enemies uncomfortable. They’re stories that don’t get told because nobody in power has much of an interest in telling them.”

The report said, Hastings also had recently written a piece of CIA operative Andrew Warren, who became paranoid that he was being followed, as well as the Rolling Stone piece published in March titled “Killer Drones.”

INEXTRICABLY, America has become the “dark/deep intelligence state.” Incontestably.

SO, at the end of it all, if nothing else, was this investigative journalist “conspiracy-mongering” back in 2013/14, or right on target? You decide.

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CIA’s BRENNAN & HIS DEADLY FINGERPRINTS:BENGHAZIGATE’S VIDEO “DEFENSE”;OBAMA’s PASSPORT; “MYSTERIOUS” DEATHS & MORE…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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 The infamous “spontaneous” cause of combustion – the video made them do it!

This site has repeatedly written about several key intersecting themes – all of which are now coming full circle – with tie-ins re Benghazigate and other geo-political matters. And if it was up to the Renegade-in-Chief, rest assured, all the skeletons would stay buried; from those who willingly participated in certain crimes, to others who (literally) got caught in the crossfire.

However, in order to go from there to here, it is imperative to back-track, far enough to elicit relevant and pertinent factoids. Let’s call it our patriotic “background check investigation”.

Background Check One:

Aside from one’s visceral, creepy-feeling reaction – due to the CIA Chief’s perpetual satan-like stare – John O. Brennan requires special scrutiny, but not because he resembles the devil! Pinkie swears. 

So, to lend some underlying context, let’s segue to the patch quilt connection between Obama’s mysterious, non-transparent past and his CIA pick

More than likely, the “fixer” landed the top spot at the CIA via a quid pro quo. Rest assured, Brennan’s CEO post at the very same defense contractor which “caught” one of its employees breaching the  POTUS’s bonafides was no accident.

A supposed Republican, the only diff between Brennan and the POTUS is his affinity for drone strikes. Most significantly, they are in sync with the same Islamic patrons. Regardless, Brennan understands the value of “insurance policies”, so having the upper hand always helps in this and that, particularly when the POTUS is squeamish about certain “elimination” tactics and panders to a rabid left base. Hence, the need to breach. In reality, they only differ re tactics, but agree on who needs to come out on top – the Brotherhood Mafia. This is where Benghazigate intersects with the “video defense”.

Background Check Two:

As is usually the case, at least in criminal organizations – and Obama Inc. qualifies as such – what you think you know is little more than smoke and mirrors. In other words, while the crime boss operates in the shadows, many get whacked in the process. So too it is with the skulking hulk, Washington’s hit man, John O. Brennan, himself a Muslim convert! And while we will never know the exact scope of his/their criminal dealings, the fact of the matter is that they operate completely outside the “advice and consent” of Congress!

If that isn’t shocking enough, Brennan, as an almost de facto President of the United States, was secretly meeting with heads of state!According to top secret cables recently released by Wikileaks, Brennan in 2009 met with none other than the King of Saudi Arabia and then-President of Yemen Ali Abdullah SalehAnd these are just the heads of state that we know of!

Why was Brennan, then a low-level advisor to Barack Hussein Obama, secretly meeting with heads of state? Under what authority was (and probably still is) John Brennan waging secret wars in North Africa and the Middle East? Was this the real reason for the attack on the Benghazi consulate, as Benghazi: The Definitive Report makes clear? Does the intel that came out yesterday that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered via lethal injection after a failed kidnapping attempt make sense in light of Brennan’s illegal involvement in Libya and attack of Ansar al-Sharia?

According to an “exclusive” by the Washington Times yesterday:

According to a March 14 posting on an al Qaeda-linked website, Dhual-Bajadinstated that Stevens was given a lethal injection that was overlooked during the autopsy. The “plan was based on abduction and exchange of high-level prisoners,” the terrorist wrote on the prominent jihadist Web forum Ansar al-Mujahideen Network. “However, the operation took another turn, for a reason God only knows, when one of the members of the jihadist cell improvised and followed Plan B.”

 

Background Check Three:

Do readers recall the “mysterious” death of Lieutenant Charles Harris Jr.? Oh dear. The poor shnook got caught up in more than he bargained for, and now he lies six feet under. Fingerprints galore.

Most intrinsically, Obama Inc’s bloody fingerprints – with the CIA as the main “fixers”… State, FBI, DHS were surely their back up teams – in Benghazigate could not have happened without shadowy insiders operating behind the scenes. It is this critical element which led to the “video made them do it” “defense” and the entire criminal cover up!  

Investigative Findings: Benghazi Video Linked To CIA?

18 May 2014: Based on my extensive 18-month investigation, it is my professional conclusion that the Internet video known as Innocence of Muslims, the video allegedly responsible for Middle East violence and more importantly, the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans can be directly tied to a covert intelligence operation and operational assets of the U.S. Department of Justice. Additionally, the individuals and entities responsible for the Internet promotion of the video of that name can be traced not just to an intelligence operation contemporaneous to the attacks, but to previous events of historical significance and current relevance.

Investigation found that the video cited as the cause for the attack in Benghazi and riots in the Middle East underwent at least four name changes, including Desert Warrior, The innocence of bn Laden, The Real Life of Muhammad, and finally, Innocence of Muslims. Investigation also found evidence that the primary individual behind the film worked as an operational asst for the FBI in exchange for leniency due to his criminal past. Indications of a possible association by one or more of the individuals responsible for the film to U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA, are also suggested.

This investigator also found evidence that suggests that the Internet promotion of the video is linked to at least one entity with ties to government subcontractors. That is, an analysis of electronic footprints of the video trailer under the title Innocence of Muslims, which existed in virtual obscurity for a significant period from its production until September 11, 2012, has been traced to a now defunct Internet YouTube news channel that appears connected to the company formerly known as Stanley, Inc., a subcontractor to various agencies of the U.S. Federal Government that provided products and services to the U.S. military, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, among others. Stanley, Inc. was acquired by the CGI Group in 2010.

It is relevant to note that Stanley, Inc., based in Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $164 million contract to print new U.S. passports in 2006. It is even more important to point out that two employees of Stanley, Inc., along with a third individual employed by another defense contractor identified as The Analysis Corporation, were identified as the perpetrators who breached the records of the U.S. passport office on three occasions in 2008 and “improperly accessed” the passport records of Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The breaches occurred on January 9, February 21 and March 14, 2008.

Investigation verified that the CEO of the Analysis Corporation at the time of the passport office break-in was John O. Brennan, who served as a close advisor to Obama in 2008 on matters of intelligence and foreign policy. Brennan also contributed to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and had a 25-year career in the CIA. John O. Brennan is now the head of the CIA under Obama.

It is here that we must recall that at the time of the passport office break-in, Barack Hussein Obama was on the campaign trail as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The news of the breach was made public within a week of the last intrusion, and a week later, on March 21, 2008, Obama was asked for his reaction by ABC News Jake Tapper while campaigning. Obviously, Obama now officially knows that the public has been informed about the level of the breach, and that Obama’s personal and confidential biographical information, in addition to his international travels was apparently “accessed.”

It is important to note that that the files accessed included Obama’s personal passport and not limited to his diplomatic passport.

On April 8, 2008, Obama continued to comment on the fact that the confidentiality of his passport records were apparently compromised. It was on this occasion when Obama admitted, for the first time in any public venue as a presidential candidate, that he traveled to Pakistan in 1981. It is reasonable to wonder whether Obama would have disclosed his Pakistan trip at this time had it not been for the uncertainty that the information was already “in play.”

Even ABC News appeared surprised at this sudden and unexpected revelation, considering all of the talk about Pakistan and U.S. foreign policy during the previous several months. Research shows that Obama did not disclose this trip at any time during any policy discussions or debates prior to the passport office breach.

It is also important to point out that during the investigation of the breach of the passport office records, the Washington Times reported that “officials do not know whether information was improperly copied, altered or removed from the database during the intrusions” [Emphasis added]. As time progressed, however, so did the leaks. It was reported that at least one employee within the U.S. State Department shared passport information with a man identified as Lieutenant Charles Harris Jr.

My investigation suggests that Harris was the intended recipient of stolen credit card information from the State Department employee, but received more than what he bargained for. When he realized the scope of the crime and the explosive nature of the information he possessed, he turned to investigators for protection. He also began to talk with investigators and ultimately, made a deal with federal prosecutors.

Before he could make good on his deal, Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr. was found shot to death in his car on April 17, 2008, just over a month after the last breach. He was found in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in the northeast section of Washington. He had been shot in the head.

The murder of Harris remains unsolved, and the official narrative of that murder is that Harris was either a victim of random violence, or his murder was a result of a “street deal gone bad.”

Clearly, investigation into the video and those individuals and entities behind the video known as Innocence of Muslims has found tentacles that reach far beyond the Benghazi attacks. There seems to be a connection, born out of electronic footprints, to our own intelligence agencies in the creation and promotion of this video as outlined above.

Introduction

Following the announcement to establish a Congressional Select Committee on Benghazi and in response to recently released documents to Judicial Watch, numerous government officials and media pundits have “doubled down” on the narrative that an anti-Muslim movie ultimately titled Innocence of Muslims was the proximate cause for the attacks in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 that killed four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador. To stipulate that the video played a primary role in the attack and murder in Benghazi, therefore, is to require it to be properly characterized as critical evidence in a criminal act of international terror. Accordingly, the video, and anyone involved in its funding, production and dissemination must be subjected to extensive investigation as it must be classified as evidence in a multiple homicide stemming from an attack on U.S. property located on foreign soil. To date, no meaningful investigation has been conducted.

Since the Benghazi attacks, officials at the highest levels of our government, supported and even in some instances, facilitated by many in the media and political pundits, have identified the film as the primary and sole motive behind the attack and the murders. As referenced above, evidence of such facilitation was further confirmed in a series of 41 documents secured by Judicial Watch pertaining to Benghazi on April 18, 2014.

Among those documents include a recently declassified e-mail originating from then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials “attempting to orchestrate a campaign to ‘reinforce’ President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being ‘rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.”[1][emphasis by this author]

It is relevant to point out that Ben Rhodes, now Obama’s deputy national security advisor, is the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes. As the e-mail ‘thread’ details, Ben Rhodes was instrumental in changing the talking points used by administration spokesmen immediately following the attack in Benghazi. It would appear that a prima facie case now exists that places the origins of emphasis and blame on an Internet video originated at the White House level, pursuant to the instructions or with the imprimatur of Obama or one of his stand-ins. The message was merely conveyed by Rhodes, who would likely lack operational authority to make such a decision, according to multiple sources interviewed for this investigation.

In criminal cases and in modern popular culture that includes television, movies and detective novels, motive is one of three aspects of a broader summation of a crime that is used to establish, in part, the determination of guilt of a suspect or suspects. We often hear of “motive, means and opportunity” as a “three-legged stool” on which the guilt or innocence of suspects might rest. With respect to Benghazi, the motive for the attacks has been persistently identified as the creation and distribution of the film Innocence of Muslims.

For the specific benefit of anyone who maintains the belief that the film was the motive behind the attack and murders, the following represents the findings from my research and investigation. For the benefit of anyone who believes otherwise, the following should serve as confirmation that the film was a convenient, albeit planned cover story that had its origins deep within the mechanics of covert intelligence operations.

Summary of Findings

Overview

Based on extensive investigation and research in my capacity as an investigator and investigative journalist, it is my professional opinion that blaming the Internet video for the attack at Benghazi is plagued by at least three major irreconcilable inconsistencies that appear to lack any credible explanations in the context of motive:

1. The suppositious relationship between the alleged creator of the video, including others reportedly involved in its funding, creation, distribution and promotion, to U.S. federal intelligence agencies and related government subcontractors. The intelligence agencies include the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);

2. The extemporaneous timing and method of the film’s distribution;

3. The post-event use of the film by government officials and their spokespersons as a ready-made, readily accessible asset of otherwise limited prominence to divert attention away from the actual nature of the attack in its immediate aftermath.

Several investigations have already been performed by various oversight committees, including the often cited Accountability Review Board (ARB), yet none of the issues listed above have been addressed or investigated in any meaningful depth or fashion.

Supplemental note regarding video-spurred violence: Deceptive characterization of attack site

It is important to note that while the primary issue of focus has been that of inadequate security at diplomatic facilities (i.e. embassies and consulates) particularly in the Middle East, the attack occurred at an unmarked, nondescript location that effectively served as a CIA operations center and logistics facility for the covert transfer of arms and personnel throughout North Africa.

There were no American flags flying outside of the compound, and nothing iconic was overtly displayed that would readily identify this location as official U.S. property conducting normal embassy or consulate business. Therefore, to suggest that this site would be a logical target for a demonstration by Muslims upset over an insulting video is disingenuous at best, and represents an intentional deception that could only be purveyed by individuals who fully understood the precise reason for the existence of this compound.

The initial descriptions of the attack occurring at an embassy, then a consulate, and finally a “mission” were deliberately misleading. The compound was none of those, and this fact was known from the beginning. The false descriptions were used to (1) hide the true nature and use of the CIA compound in Benghazi, and (2) to reinforce the government’s position that the video caused sufficient and spontaneous violence beyond what could be reasonably anticipated or controlled.

While the issue of security failures and lapses might indeed have merit in the broader context of U.S. diplomatic facilities in the Middle East, to apply those talking points to this compound is an intentional redirection and sleight of hand deception designed to focus attention away from the real issues.

The Filmmaker…..

The Facilitator…..

The video chronology….

Online/Digital forensic investigation….

False fallout….continue connecting the dots here

Besides, the CIA’s underbelly has been demonstrably gutted, not by someone from the outside, but by a DEEP cover insider. Folks, when “the agency” veers off the American path, it is lethal to each and every U.S. citizen, regardless of their service to the country. This is a fact.

In the main, readers are free to believe that the orchestrated treacheries, from the hellish bowels of Obama Inc., are merely coinquidinks. That the interlocking trails leading straight back to the White House…to the FBI…CIA…the “contractor”…aka the “shredder” (CGI to Accenture)…are simply happenstance. Whatever floats your boat.