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Sat Sep 16, 2023, 11:15 AM

SA Buma: Giuliani 'may have been compromised' by the Kremlin, FBI leaders didn't care

Gee. I believed Rudy Giuliani was a crook, going back to his days with Smirko the Warmonger and Bernie Kerik. And I long thought the Mafia had corrupted the FBI. It seems, though, the Mob had competition.

Rudy Giuliani 'may have been compromised' by the Kremlin, and FBI leaders didn't care, alleges special agent Johnathan Buma

* The real story of the FBI and Trumpworld is very different than what many Americans have heard, an FBI special agent told Insider in an exclusive video interview.

* Johnathan Buma says his FBI supervisors didn't care about his leads tying Giuliani to Russian intelligence.

* disclosures to the Senate raise questions about Giuliani and the origins of the Hunter Biden-Burisma story.

Mattathias Schwartz
Insider, Sat, September 16, 2023

The FBI is gradually emerging as the ultimate referee in US politics. FBI agents were the ones to carry out Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation. FBI agents are the ones who showed up with a search warrant at the gates of Mar-a-Lago. Today, FBI agents are doing the pick-and-shovel work of digging into Donald Trump's allegedly criminal actions on January 6. They are also investigating Hunter Biden for the firearm-related charges that he was indicted for this week.

With the FBI holding so many cards, allegations of political bias within the bureau should concern everyone. Insider has now published a video interview with Johnathan Buma, a 14-year special agent working out of the bureau's Los Angeles Field Office. Buma is a counter-intelligence specialist who speaks Russian and holds an active Top Secret security clearance. He first raised the alarm through legally sanctioned whistleblower channels inside the FBI, and he remains employed there to this day.

According to Buma, the real story of the FBI during the Trump and Biden years is very different from the one that's being told in hearings held by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.


1. FBI didn't care about Giuliani's possible Kremlin ties, Buma says

"Rudy Giuliani may have been compromised by individuals suspected of being involved in Russian counterintelligence influence operations," Buma told Insider. And within the FBI, he said, "I saw important intelligence information being suppressed."

Buma's concerns about Giuliani, a personal attorney for Trump during his presidency, center on the $300,000 his firm received from Pavel Fuks, a Ukrainian oligarch with close ties to Moscow. (A spokesperson for Fuks has denied that he has ties to the Russian security services.) Fuks traveled to Washington for Trump's 2017 inaugural, and he had previously approached Trump about building a Trump Tower in Moscow. According to Buma's disclosure, an FBI Intelligence Information Report asserted that Fuks was "a co-opted asset of the RIS" or the Russian intelligence services. Fuks's $300,000 payment to Giuliani's firm coincided with trips Giuliani made to Ukraine in order to gather information about Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and pressure Ukrainian officials to open an investigation.

Buma says that he raised concerns about Giuliani's possible ties to Russian intelligence to his FBI superiors, and that they simply weren't interested in following up. Not only that, he claims, they eventually prohibited Buma from doing any reporting related to Trump and his circle.



How about that? Seems corrupt FBI counterintelligence agent McGonigal was not alone bending over for TrumPutin.


Did the FBI’s Charles McGonigal Help Throw the 2016 Election to Trump?

The shocking indictments against the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI in New York raise many dark questions.

By Craig Unger
The National Review, February 1, 2023

In the course of writing two books on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, the same question occurred to me again and again: How is it possible that I knew all sorts of stuff about Donald Trump, and the FBI didn’t seem to have a clue? Or if they did, why weren’t they doing anything with it?

Specifically, I knew that:

* Starting in 1980, an alleged “spotter agent” for the KGB began cultivating Trump as a new asset for Soviet intelligence.

* The Russian mafia laundered millions of dollars through Donald Trump’s real estate by purchasing condos in all-cash transactions through anonymous corporations that did not disclose real ownership.

* Trump Tower was a home away from home for Vyacheslav Ivankov, one of the most brutal leaders of the Russian mafia, and at least 13 people with known or alleged links to the mafia held the deeds to, lived in, or ran alleged criminal operations out of Trump Tower in New York or other Trump properties.

* Trump was some $4 billion in debt when the Russians came to bail him out via the Bayrock Group, a real estate firm that was largely staffed, owned, and financed by Soviet émigrés who had ties to Russian intelligence and/or organized crime.

Much of my material came from FBI documents. A lot came from open-source databases. It made no sense. There was an astounding amount of data on the public record. The FBI had launched enormous investigations of the Russian mafia in the 1980s. They had staked out a New York electronics store that was a haven for KGB officers. They knew that’s where the Trump Organization bought hundreds of TV sets. They had their eyes on Ivankov and other Russian mobsters who were denizens of Trump’s casinos and bought and sold his condos through shell companies. They had to know that Trump laundered money for and provided a base of operations for the Russian mafia, which was, after all, a de facto state actor tied to Russian intelligence. They had to know that the Russians repeatedly bailed Trump out when he was bankrupt. They had to know that Russia owned him.


As FBI director, Freeh had warned that Russian organized crime posed a grave threat to the United States that far transcended mere criminality. It is not clear how much he was paid by Prevezon after he switched sides, but Freeh later bought a $9.38 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, just a 10-minute drive from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

Then there was the late James Kallstrom, who ran the FBI’s New York office in the mid-’90s and oversaw successful investigations into both the Italian Mafia and later the Russian mob. Kallstrom had developed close friendships with two key players in the Trump-Russia saga. He worked closely with then–U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Rudy Giuliani in the investigation of the Cosa Nostra network that led to the famed Mafia Commission Trial of 1985–1986. Going even further back, Kallstrom had also been friends with Donald Trump since around 1973, when Kallstrom was putting together a Trump-funded parade in New York to honor Vietnam veterans.



Unger has been on to the BFEE gangsters since they were in business with the bin Laden clan.

You don’t need a Delmarva laptop repair dealership to see a lot of those charged with upholding the Constitution haven’t. We need to find out who PDQ.

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Sat Sep 16, 2023, 01:22 PM

1. REVERSE-BIAS: How the FBI protected Donald Trump

FBI SA Johnathan Buma investigated both Hunter Biden and Rudy Giuliani when Dimdonnie wanted to frame innocent private American citizens. Guess who the FBI bosses lifted more than a finger to investigate? The author of the op-ed below suggests where Gym Jordan and his Congressional colleagues will find evidence of a weaponized DoJ.

REVERSE-BIAS: How the FBI protected Donald Trump

Washington Press, August 19, 2023


But when Buma would discuss Giuliani’s activities and possible crimes, he was shut down and shut out. (Giuliani said, “Of course, I did” when asked if he urged Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.)

This all happened in 2019 under President Trump, then-Attorney General Bill Barr, and the current FBI Director, Christopher Wray.

This may be one of the few exceptions when it seems that an entire department did have one intention, to protect Donald Trump — and thereby protect itself.

So Buma was theoretically the perfect person to testify to Jim Jordan’s “weaponization of government” committee, where Buma said he would act as a whistleblower about the FBI’s constant pursuit of Trump and its pro-Biden stance.


As described in The New Yorker report:

“The Republicans, however, were in no rush to publicize what Buma had to say—perhaps because his account ran against their preferred story line. Buma said that, during the Trump Administration, Bureau officials hardly covered up for the Bidens: his fellow-agents jumped on any new scrap of information about Hunter’s foreign business dealings, even though the resulting investigation never produced evidence of illegal corruption.”

“Instead, in Buma’s telling, agency leaders had moved repeatedly to squash his investigation of possible Russian and Ukrainian ties to Giuliani. Not only did the Trump Administration Attorney General William Barr appear to shut down an active investigation of Giuliani in 2020; Buma has charged that, even under the Biden Administration, agency overseers seemed determined to silence some of the most important sources feeding his Giuliani reporting.”



I post this stuff because it seems AWOL from coverage in broadcast news cough CIABCNNBCBSFakeNoiseNutworks cough Corporate McPravda.

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Sat Sep 16, 2023, 02:22 PM

2. K&R

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Sat Sep 16, 2023, 04:52 PM

3. Remember when FBI agents weren't paid by Russia?

Editor Nicholas F. Benton does a nice summary:

Editor’s Column: McGonigal Arrest Reveals Role in 2016 Trump Win

January 26, 2023 10:00 AM by Nicholas F. Benton

Of course, the timing of revelations like this is always an issue (such as in this case, the fact it awaited the transition to a new party in control of the House), but the arrest of perhaps the most consequential person at the FBI, Charlie McGonigal, for ostensible espionage on behalf of a hostile foreign power, the Russians he was supposed to be in charge of stopping, is shaping up to be perhaps the story of the century.

Hardly mentioned for this aspect in the coverage of his arrest this week is the extensive documentation via Twitter by highly-credible Presidential historian Michael Beschloss. It is drawing major attention for its amazing claim of the central role of McGonigal, acting as an insider Russian agent, to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Namely, if Beschloss is to be believed (and there is no reason not to), McGonigal’s elevation to a critical slot at the highest level of the FBI just weeks before the November 2016 election was pivotal in the last-minute decision by FBI Director James Comey to announce the relaunch of his investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails that threw her otherwise certain election in favor of GOP candidate Donald Trump at the proverbial 11th hour.

Comey’s inexplicable decision marked one of the most egregious cases of an intelligence agency’s intervention into a presidential election in history, one which subjected the nation and the world into its greatest crisis ever in the form of the four years of chaos the was the Trump presidency and that still represents the nation’s biggest threat to its democracy since the Civil War.

Beschloss has not minced his words in this. The arrest of McGonigal for acting as the agent of a hostile foreign power at the top of the FBI is the stuff of perhaps the most remarkable espionage case ever, one which, if true, has altered the course of history in favor of Russia’s Vladimir Putin against the strategic interests of the U.S. It has been documented that Trump was Russia’s chosen agent of influence at the top of the U.S. government since 1987, and what he has done to weaken the Western Alliance as the American president has been perhaps irreversible, much less how he disenfranchised the American public since he was declared the winner of the presidential election in November 2016 despite coming up almost three million votes short in the popular vote, and continually insisting he won the 2020 election despite coming up over seven million votes short.


Beschloff tweeted that, as is entirely relevant, Trump attorney Rudy Guliani “boasted late in Fall 2016 presidential campaign about the contacts with the FBI’s New York field office and later said publicly that (FBI) director James Comey had responded to ‘pressure of a group of FBI agents.’”



Thanks, 2naSalit. Seeing how Corporate McPravda is busy with Dimdonnie's re-selection, it's up to us to stop the traitors.

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Sat Sep 16, 2023, 04:59 PM

4. Thanks for posting ll that!

Exposure needs to happen one way or another.

I used to know some FBI folks and it was a whole different setting then.

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