It appears that the Deep State’s push to oust President Trump and close associates may have backfired to some extent after President Trump revealed on Twitter that outgoing president Barack Obama had previously requested that Trump Tower be wiretapped. However, make no mistake, the powers-that-be have no intentions of stopping now and are in fact suiting up for battle — this is a literal information war and it has gone full-scale.

According to Andrew McCarthy in a piece he authored for National Review titled The Obama Camp’s Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump, the Obama Administration filed two separate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications with the court in 2016 which requested the surveillance of Donald Trump and associates over their ‘possible ties’ to Russian operatives and/or financial institutions.

Although the first request filed by the Obama Admin “prior to June” was turned down by the court, a second and more broadly worded request was resubmitted to the court in October at which point it was approved.

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President Barack Obama listens to Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, with David Simas, Director of Political Strategy and Outreach and Jason Furman, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, right, in the Oval Office, Jan. 30, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“It is unknown whether that surveillance is still underway, but the New York Times has identified – again, based on illegal leaks of classified information – at least three of its targets: Paul Manafort (the former Trump campaign chairman who was ousted in August), and two others whose connection to the Trump campaign was loose at best, Manafort’s former political-consulting business partner Roger Stone, and investor Carter Page. The Times report (from mid-January) includes a lot of heavy breathing about potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia; but it ultimately concedes that the government’s FISA investigation may have nothing to do with Trump, the campaign, or alleged Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. election by hacking e-mail accounts,” McCarthy reported.


Paul Manfort, Carter Page and Roger Stone — all targets?! And it gets worse.

In early December Intellihub’s Alex Thomas reported how the corporate media, possibly under deep state orders, called for the U.S. government to investigate “Intellihub and other alternative media outlets for espionage” after a shady group listed 200 online agencies as “Russian propaganda.”

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They are trying to create a trail of fake news which they can later use to target popular independent news sources which they’ve already deemed to be ‘enemy combatants’ under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In fact, deep state lingo injected into the 2017 NDAA offers provisions for drone strikes on such targets.

“That’s right, with their inclusion of Intellihub on “The List”, PropOrNot is directly calling for Intellihub’s founder Shepard Ambellas as well as writers such as myself to be investigated by the FBI and DOJ one can only imagine it is in retaliation for years of direct assault on the global elite (Especially for our Guardian featured reporting on Bilderberg in 2012),” Thomas wrote.

Intellihub News & Politics editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas

It all came together for the when U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced that the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act legislation was in fact signed into law as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report which is aimed at countering “foreign propaganda and disinformation.”

On December 23, Senator Rob Portman said:

“Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel […] But today, the United States has taken a critical step towards confronting the extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us by our enemies overseas. With this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on. I am confident that, with the help of this bipartisan bill, the disinformation and propaganda used against us, our allies, and our interests will fail.”

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman speaking at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Portman’s accomplice, Senator Chris Murphy, followed up and expanded on Portman’s statement by saying:

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“The use of propaganda to undermine democracy has hit a new low. But now we are finally in a position to confront this threat head on and get out the truth. By building up independent, objective journalism in places like eastern Europe, we can start to fight back by exposing these fake narratives and empowering local communities to protect themselves. […] I’m proud that our bill was signed into law, and I look forward to working with Senator Portman to make sure these tools and new resources are effectively used to get out the truth.”

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) (Senate Democrats/Flickr)

In other words, the stage was set.

Around the same time, in a roundabout blackmail attempt, intelligence officials told Trump that the Russians “claim to have compromising personal and financial information” about him.

A Jan. 12 article authored by CNN’s

“The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump.”

The CNN report carries on:

These senior intelligence officials also included the synopsis to demonstrate that Russia had compiled information potentially harmful to both political parties, but only released information damaging to Hillary Clinton and Democrats. This synopsis was not an official part of the report from the intelligence community case about Russian hacks, but some officials said it augmented the evidence that Moscow intended to harm Clinton’s candidacy and help Trump’s, several officials with knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.

The synopsis served as a veiled threat to Trump at the time and was later followed up with General Flynn’s forced resignation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse from the investigation.

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It’s sad to say, but it’s a control war. It’s all about maintaining full control of the helm at all times. It’s a simple as that. That’s all it’s ever been about and that’s all it ever will be about. That’s just how it works. The system was designed a certain way — it can be used or abused and powerful forces have learned how to manipulate it.

The “UNITED STATES” is a corporation and the president is the duly-elected C.E.O. in charge of the corporation who can only serve for a term of four-years and never to exceed two terms as specified in the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The Lincoln Memorial (Richard Ricciardi/Flickr)

Nonetheless, somewhere along the way powerful forces withing the emerging Deep State eventually found a ways to circumvent the 22nd Amendment and have since managed to pass the proverbial baton (full control of the helm) back-and-forth between the corporation’s C.E.O.s. All they are doing is giving the general public the illusion of a democratic balance when in reality both parties are merely two heads of the same snake — the Deep State.

For decades, through a legacy, the corrupt global elite at the top of the food chain (i.e. the Rothschilds, Rockefelllers, Soros and others) and their prized deep state controllers (i.e. Barack & Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton & Hillary Clinton and others) have salted their most valuable players (i.e. John Podesta, John McCain, Anderson Cooper and others) into every nook and cranny of government and media. Their job is to manage and pull the strings of their M.V.P.s to create a desired narrative just as the man behind the curtain did in the 1939 fantasy adventure film the Wizard of Oz.

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Elite billionaire George Soros (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr)

Withal, it’s safe to say that President Donald J. Trump has found himself in a quite precarious situation after deep state controllers failed to forecast his fatal swoop of electoral votes which propelled the business tycoon and reality show star into the White house on Jan. 20 against all odds.

Trump’s victory was a barn burner. Thus far Donald Trump has played nearly a perfect hand which has cost the elite a good portion of their power and control. They were blindsided. They were so arrogant with their fake news reports and their fake polls leading up to the election that they didn’t even see it coming. They lost — and now they are pissed.

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Gen. Raymond A. “Tony” Thomas, U.S. Special Operations Command Commander, at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017. Flynn is in MacDill to join the President who’s visiting senior military leaders and service members of Central Command and Special Operations Command. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)

The Deep State’s en passant move came in the form of General Michael Flynn’s forced resignation on Feb. 13 which drove a wedge straight through Trump’s cabinet after echos of the already played out and highly hypocritical Russian narrative dominated the news cycle all day. It’s was at this point when the president realized he was treading muddy waters and may have bit off more than he can chew.

It was radio talk show host Howard Stern that first mentioned publicly to Donald Trump that he ‘didn’t need the hardships that the presidency would bring him.’ It’s as if Stern read into the situation with remarkable foresight. But be as it may, Trump didn’t listen and has now found himself standing in the belly of the beast that’s currently digesting him.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics ( Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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