John P. Carlin: the Deep State's Wizard behind the curtain in the Russian dossier fiasco
John P. Carlin is the common denominator in the Russian dossier fiasco. Carlin was a Senior Justice Department official in charge of the National Security Department (NSD). The Department of Justice is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes.
As head of the National Security Division, Carlin oversaw 400 employees. His department was responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats.
Carlin's other duties were:
Providing legal oversight of the NSA's surveillance activities (National Security Agency)
Representing the government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) and the Committee on Foreign Investments
Acting as lead investigator into breaches of public and private sector e-mail systems and protocol (like Hillary Clinton's email leaks and her private access given to others of non-secure top secret information)
Overseeing the investigations and prosecution of espionage cases, and cases involving the illegal export of military and strategic commodities (like Uranium One)
Managing cases of foreign hacking into domestic computer systems (like attempting to rig the election of a U.S. President)
Selecting, approving, and allowing top security clearances for 70 private contractors like Fusion GPS and CrowdStrike to have unrestricted access to the nation's surveillance data (which the court ruled to be illegal)
Writing and signing FISA warrants (see page 31 of attached):
Approving surveillance of 30,055 American citizens during the 2016 Presidential Campaign (which the court ruled to be illegal)
Who is John P. Carlin?
Carlin was “a trusted and tireless leader”, said Loretta Lynch, former Attorney General under President Barack Obama.
Carlin is pictured above on the left. He is standing next to his bosses, Loretta Lynch (sitting down), and James Comey (standing, right). President Barack Obama appointed Lynch Attorney General, and Comey FBI Director.
"Nobody in a Senior Department post resigns three weeks before an election when you think Hillary Clinton is going to win," said Joe diGenova. He is a former Special Prosecutor from the District of Columbia who has a private law practice. One of diGenova's clients is President Donald J. Trump.
Yet Carlin quit. Why?
"The answer is simple. It is all about the dossier", said diGenova. The Russian dossier "is a collection of field interviews", said Glenn Simpson. His company, Fusion GPS, wrote it.
The FBI paid for it. The Hillary Clinton Campaign for President bought it too and paid $12.4 million for it. What it cost the FBI is unknown pending public information disclosure law suits.
Andrew McCabe was former Deputy Director of the FBI. He said the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court would have never approved an FBI warrant on Oct. 21st, 2016 without the "Russian dossier." His statement was made before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 21st last year.
On March 11th, 2016, the Justice Department issued a press release, "Evgeny Buryakov Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court In Connection With Conspiracy To Work For Russian Intelligence".
Whose name shows up in it? John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General. In paragraph three, Carlin said:
“Evgeny Buryakov pleaded guilty to covertly working as a Russian agent in the United States without notifying the Attorney General. Foreign nations who attempt to illegally gather economic and other intelligence information through espionage pose a direct threat to U.S. national security.
"The National Security Division will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to identify and hold accountable those who illegally operate as covert agents within the United States.”
Who was the Judge in the Buryakov case?
New York City tabloids dubbed her, "The Love Judge". Out of 43 judges in her district, guess who "was randomly assigned" the Michael Cohen case, Trump's attorney?
Yep, the Love Judge.
Who was the all-star witness for the Prosecution in Judge Woods' Buryakov case?
In the Buryakov case, the John Carlin of the FBI vouches for Page's credibility as a witness. They tell the court he is to be believed. The court is told Page is an American has been an FBI informant for decades, specializing in gathering intelligence on real Russian spies.
After the trial, later that month, the FBI plants Page into the Trump Campaign as a volunteer.
Bam! Like magic, the FBI turns Page into an "evil" foreign operative, a Russian spy out to hurt America. The FBI needed a body, anybody to pose as a Russian spy.
The FISA Court can only approve warrants on non-Americans. Carlin picked Carter to be the foreigner needed for FISA warrant approval.
When approved, Carter became a walking wire tap. He became the surveillance dragnet the FBI needed to spy on Donald J. Trump, his family, Campaign Staff, White House administration, donors, and supporters.
No permission was necessary from Carter Page. He was already an FBI employee.
John Carlin was "a career federal prosecutor", according to his resume posted on the Department of Justice website.
Carlin served for six months as National Coordinator of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program.
When Robert Mueller directed the FBI, he named Carlin his right hand man.
Carlin's official title was named Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor. Carlin's job was to advise Mueller on legal and policy matters and to manage the FBI.
Carlin joined the National Security Division in 2009. He was confirmed by the Senate as its head on April 1st, 2014.
The first Presidential debate between Trump and Clinton was Sept. 26th.
The next day, Carlin quits.
Loretta Lynch issues a press release announcing it. The official termination date for Carlin she says is Oct. 15th.
So why did John Carlin resign from a Senior Level FBI Cabinet post when no one else from the Obama Administration did at that time?
Carlin refused to lie twice to the FISA court.
The first time was on June, 2016 when Carlin signed a false FISA warrant.
It was false because Carlin named Carter Page a Russian spy in an FBI press release dated March 11, 2016.
Carlin knew Page was an American citizen and FBI informant.
Rather than lying to the FISA court a second time, Carlin resigned. Otherwise, he was signing another false FISA warrant application.
Others in the FBI could sign the warrant and have "plausible deniability" of the true identify of Page. They could lie to the FISA court saying that they were unaware that Carter Page was an American citizen.
The FISA court can only approve warrants on non-Americans, according to Judge Rosemary Collyer, Presiding Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The Judge ruled the FBI illegally outsourced an unlimited amount of top secret surveillance information to 70 private contractors.
Judge Collyer also ruled that President Barack Obama and his top officials approved illegal surveillance on 30,055 citizens.
Furthermore, Judge Collyer disclosed that one of every 20 data searches by the NSA on other citizens were illegal.
After resigning, Carlin finds another job. On Jan. 17th, 2017, he starts as a partner in a global law firm based in New York City. It has a Washington, D.C. office.
Carlin also works for CNBC.
John P. Carlin
Updated June 14th
Carlin represents China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd. It is trying to buy Genworth,
Genworth specializes in mortgage insurance in the U.S. and other countries. It is located in Virginia.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has approved the deal, the companies announced Saturday.
The companies still need to get approvals for their deal from insurance regulators in Delaware, New York state, China and other jurisdictions.
CFIUS operates in secret, like the FISA Court (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act).
Carlin's law firm specializes in business matters for Chinese companies with offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
The 28-page Internal Affairs Report dated Jan. 7th, 2016 by Dr. George Ellard is called:
"Report on the Special Study of NSA Controls to Comply with the FISA Amendments Act ##704 and 705 (b) Targeting and Minimization Procedures ST-15-0002"
The above report has been deleted from the website of the Department of National Intelligence.
Dr. Ellard's resume is posted on the website of the National War College.