Jerome Corsi, the Real Inventor of Birtherism, Has Fingerprints all Over Comeygate
As I’ve argued in a number of previous posts-because it’s so important-don’t underestimate Roger Stone.
Some people may find it ‘farfetched’ to believe Russia subverted our election. It sure isn’t hard to believe Roger Stone subverted it as he’s done it many times before. To provide a list which is not comprehensive:
1. He delivered the Canucks Letter-written by Don Segretti-to William Loeb’s notorious Right wing Manchester Union Leader. This letter directly lead to the implosion of Democratic Presidential candidate, Ed Muskie, in 1972.
Muskie was seen by the Nixon campaign as his toughest Democratic challenger in the 1972 election.
2. He had a big hand in the Brooks Brothers riots of 2000, the effect of which led to the stopping of the Florida recount.
“What’s stunning is that both sides seem to agree on what actually happened: As Baldick says, “I think more people went to the polls intending to vote for Al Gore for president than George Bush in Florida.” And GOP operative Mac Stipanovich, who became Secretary of State Katherine Harris’ brain, told us, “I believe the people who went to the polls that day and voted elected George Bush. I believe the people who went to the polls that day and intended to vote probably elected Al Gore.”
3. In 2004, Stone-and Donald Trump-financed Al Sharpton’s Democratic challenge meant to destroy the candidacy of Howard Dean. As Trump’s Nazi boy wonder, Stephen Miller would put it-‘Asked and answered’-ie, mission accomplished.
I’ve speculated that maybe it was the help Sharpton received by Trump and Stone-this campaign was what was the springboard for Sharpton’s subsequent MSNBC career-that explains Sharpton’s mysterious failure to ever endorse Hillary Clinton vs. racist, crypto fascist Donald Trump.
Remember when Trump thanked black folks for not voting-‘When you had any doubt, you just stayed home?’ Does Sharpton deserve some measure of the ‘thanks?’
You remember when Donald Trump at a rally said, ‘Yeah-that’s my African-American!’
Well, the question remains: was that African-American Al Sharpton?
So the idea that Stone would coordinate with Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 is not at all out of character for him. It’s be surprising if he didn’t coordinate. Stone slowly admits to more complicity. First he never stpoke to Guccifer 2.0. Then these were very ‘banal’ conversations.
Now, they ‘just networked.’
The Russian intelligence agency, FSB, also likes to ‘network.’
Anyway, I’m currently reading Stone’s book on the 2016 election.
Why? I believe in keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. And around about location 5749 I seem to have hit paydirt.
Stone discusses Jerome Corsi and how he was very eager after some more recovered emails that Judicial Watch received through the FOIA requests to get Yahoo to release all Huma Abedin’s emails.
Stone explains how this was the background to the Comey letter. Now my ear’s perked up. Because as clear as it is that Stone coordinated with Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0-which is not to say he’s the only Republican operative who did so-he also has his fingerprints all over the Comey letter. Anthony Weiner-very easy prey with his weakness for sexting-was being catfished left and right in August and September of 2016. The minute Weiner’s documentary came out, Sydney Leathers-the Republican honeytrap who destroyed Weiner’s Mayoral bid in 2013-gave an interview to the NY Post claiming that she somehow knew for a fact he was still sexting.
It’s quite plausible that she was the ‘dark haired woman’ Weiner was sexting with while his son was lying on his chest-this led Huma to leave him.
Stone is very chummy with the NY Post as well as Rudy Giuliani. In his interview with The Intercept, he sure seems to know an awful lot about who the people at the NY FBI and NYPD were who forced James’ Comey’s hands into writing the Comey letter.
“You’ve talked about the “deep state.” Why is it that when the intelligence community is leaking about Flynn’s Russia contacts, that is the work of the deep state, but when the FBI leaks about Hillary’s emails, that isn’t the deep state? Is there a difference?”
“Because the people who I suspect are leaking against the president are running these agencies and have authority. The leaks that have come out against Hillary are coming from the middle and lower levels of the agencies from people who see a political cover-up and want to thwart it. They are not the deep state. They don’t run anything. They just have information. They may have a political view, but they are not running the agency. They have no influence beyond their obtaining, or having access to, information.”
“They had enough influence to get Comey to put out that letter before the election.”
“Comey had no choice. The NYPD had and has a copy of the 650,000 emails. Comey’s statement, days before the election, that there’s nothing in there, is a bald-faced lie. This is just supposition, but I think the FBI director looked at the content and said they’re going to hang me if I don’t do something.”
Comey had no choice. This is why we need to investigate the background to the Comey letter. If-as Stone clearly says there were agents at the NYPD and NY FBI who forced his hand we need to know who they are and how they forced his hand. But what Stone is describing is the politiciziation of our highest domestic law enforcement agency which is supposed to be above politics.
Now, enter Jerome Corsi. Corsi in September 2016, in Stone’s telling had a problem. He wanted to get his hands on alleged 650,000 emails on Huma Abedin’s laptop she had supposedly been forwarding to her own private email address.
Now Corsi-like Stone-has a history as a very nasty, GOP operative. He was a leader in the Swfit Boating of John Kerry in 2004-he was a coauthor of the slanderous Unfit for Command.
In Trump’s nonapology for birtherism in September 2016, he had put an end to the birther slander with another-that Hillary Clinton was the real birther or at least the original birther.
The real originator and arch proponent of birtherism was: Jerome Corsi.
Anyway, some friends of Corsi’ in the intel community and law enforcement figured that the NY FBI would be his salvation. In Stone’s own telling there were a number of FBI agents angry that Hillary was not indicted. These same friends of Corsi knew that they were investigating Weiner. So soon Corsi was able to peruse the 650,000 emails which mysteriously ended up on Abedin’s laptop-whether they were there all along or implanted is another very good question a future Congressional investigation into Comey and the FBI must uncover.
One final thought: Stone references where Loretta Lynch urged Comey not to release the letter but didn’t order him not to. I’ll never understand why she didn’t order him not to.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out this week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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