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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The FBI Director Who Came In From the Cold; or, Defending Against the Media/Intelligence Complex

July 5, 2017 --

The following is a one-scene play in five paragraphs. Time: the present. Scene: a news conference.  Characters: the attorney general, the former FBI director and a throng of reporters.

The Attorney General: Good morning.  I have called this news conference to announce the indictments of the former director of national intelligence,  and the former head of the CIA.   [Chaos erupts among the members of the media.  Minutes later, after the tumult subsides, the attorney general continues.]    These former intelligence officials are charged with violating the Hatch Act, making false statements to the FBI, and conspiring to undermine the constitutional process, namely:  working to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.   [Reporters rise en masse, shouting questions, expletives, insults.  As the din again subsides, several voices shout: What false statements to the FBI?]

Attorney General, continuing: As is well known, the president promised the American people that he would "drain the swamp."  That was his shorthand way of telling the American people that government of, by and for the people has been twisted into  government of, by and for the insiders. The president realized that a key component to insider government  is the media-intelligence complex, the means by which disinformation is fed to the American people for what Madison, in Federalist No. 57 called the "ambitious sacrifice of the many to the aggrandizement of the few." All  the talk we have heard  about Russian meddling in our election has been the work, we have now established,  of the media-intelligence complex.   At first the media-i intelligence complex manufactured the specter of Russian meddling to insure the election of the individual they wanted elected as the next president of the United States.  With her defeat, the media-intelligence complex, revved up this disinformation for the single purpose of removing President Trump from office and, thereafter, sending him to prison on, if I may say, "trumped-up charges."  To provide information with regard to the FBI, I will turn this news conference over to the former director of the FBI. (Even greater commotion ensues among the newspeople.  After another uproar, the former FBI director strides to the microphone.]

Former FBI director: Good morning. First, I should make clear that  I was, indeed, dismissed as FBI director. Kind of the way Alec Leamas was dismissed from his service with British intelligence in John  le Carre's novel, "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold."  In  the le Carre novel, the dismissal turned out not to be precisely what it was thought to be. In the novel, Leamas had agreed to play the role of a disgruntled ex- operative to  get revenge against Mundt,  a top official in East German intelligence.  

As it turned out, Leamas, without his knowledge ,was a pawn in a scenario not to get Mundt, but to save him from being revealed to be a double-agent in the pay of the Brits. That plot gave the president the idea for Operation Cold Spy, a counter-intelligence operation to unmask -- if I may use the term -- enemies of our democracy, having the immediate intent of overturning the 2017 presidential election  and, thereafter, restoring a communist regime to Russia by regime-change tactics, including the use of NATO forces.

Former FBI director, continuing:  I was fired, as part of a scenario to convince the intelligence-media complex that I was very   anti-Trump and would do all I could, including leaking memos and appearing before committees of Congress, to help the “the Resistance” succeed in ending terminating the presidency, and the sooner, the better.  Even prior to my dismissal, I had amassed information indicating that former senior intelligence officials colluded with the Clinton campaign and the Democratic  National Committee to create the appearance of Russian meddling, along with innuendo that the Russians wanted Donald J. Trump to beat Clinton in the presidential election. As part of this partisan collusion, the former administration spied on the campaign of the candidate whose election to the presidency they opposed.   Members of the media should rest assured no action will be taken against any reporter who may have been part of the “the Resistance.”   As the saying goes, in this regard sunlight is the best disinfectant.  I would note that “the Resistance preferred to do its work in darkness; how else explain its unlawful use of surveillance and fondness for leaking to the media? As the president told me this morning, "the media-intelligence complex sought to make me guilty of Governing While Duly-Elected. I guess governing well is the best revenge."

The Attorney General: That’s all for now, folks. Have a nice day. (He leaves with the former FBI director. Throng is heard chanting: “No leaks, no peace.”)