two different hypotheses about the leak and its origin

WaPo reveals Daesh was “partner” supplying trump intelligence briefing for Russian boxtops
John Helmer, Dances With Bears, May 16 2017

A WaPo reporter has revealed that the Daesh laptop plot story which Pres Trump mentioned to Lavrov at the White House last week came from Daesh itself, through the CIA. The reason for the leaking against Trump, which followed in the Post and in the Pindo-Brit media, has also been disclosed by the WaPo. The CIA and at least one senior staff official of the NSC, who briefed the CIA on what Trump had said, are angry at him for revealing collaboration between Daesh operatives and their Pindosi government handlers in attacks on Russian targets, including Russian airline travellers. The report published by the WaPo on Monday evening claimed:

(He) revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former Pindo boxtops, who said his disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on Daesh. (The source is) a Pindo partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the Pindo government, boxtops said. The partner had not given Pindostan permission to share the material with Russia, and boxtops said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of Daesh.

The text of the newspaper publication did not refer to the “partner” as a country, government or foreign intelligence agency. Instead, referring to the source of intelligence as a “key partner”, the newspaper claimed:

Trump revealed the city in Daesh’s territory where the Pindo intelligence partner detected the threat.

That meant the geographic location where the “partner” was at work inside Daesh “territory.” The publication also revealed that it been given access to a verbatim transcript of what Trump had said in his meeting with Lavrov, calling its source “a boxtop with knowledge of the exchange.” One of the newspaper reporters who wrote the story appeared in a videotaped interview which was published by the WaPo after the print version appeared. He is Greg Miller, a Californian who worked for the LA Times before moving in 2010 to Faschingstein, where he “covers intelligence agencies and terrorism.” Listen carefully to Miller reporting on himself, disclosing his sources in the senior staff of the NSC and at the CIA. Starting at 01:52, Miller’s identifies what he learned and how:

… his own NSC members, senior boxtops who see readouts of what happened, they call the CIA director, call the NSA chief to warn them, to say, ‘Look, something happened in this meeting with the Russians that we need to tell you about.’ This is in part because they are alarmed and concerned about the blowback. These are agencies, the CIA, that would be directly communicating or dealing with this foreign partner. They would be most concerned about that.

Miller doesn’t name the officials who read the May 10 Trump/Lavrov transcript and told him. Two senior officials directly concerned with Pindo operations against Russia in Syria and worldwide are Fiona Hill, the NSC director for Russia, and Gina Haspel, appointed on Feb 2 as the new Deputy Director of the CIA. She is a former head of CIA terrorism and clandestine operations. On Hill’s connections with Russia, read this. Haspel is a career CIA officer whose country postings and operations remain mostly secret. No verified or official photograph of her can be found. According to the WaPo text:

… after Trump’s meeting, senior White House boxtops took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the NSA.

For background on recent WaPo news fabrications, read this. Senior White House officials, including Trump & McMaster, have disputed the “damage.” According to McMaster:

… the president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation.

According to the WaPo:

(WaPo) is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of boxtops who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities.

The WaPo added editorially, without a source:

For almost anyone in government, discussing such matters with an adversary would be illegal.

McMaster replied the next day:

The premise of that article is false.

The difference between the two versions, the general’s and the newspaper’s, is that the Pindo “partner” is being run by the CIA for Daesh operations against Russia. The “common threat” to which McMaster referred, a Daesh plot against both Pindosi and Russian air travellers, is a plot which the senior NSC and CIA operatives do not want to reveal to their real adversary. This, according to Miller and his official Pindo sources, is not Daesh but Russia. In his videoclip, Miller reveals his NSC source initiated a call to the CIA, and then Miller himself was told. That means at least one insider and possibly two, one at the NSC in the White House office compound and one at the CIA, leaked to the WaPo a story intended to be damaging to Trump. The reason, according to intelligence sources familiar with the terrorism operations against Russia, is that Trump identified a Pindo tie to Daesh which is operational against Russian targets. That the Obama administration and the CIA have been doing this is no secret. Nor is the prospect of Daesh and CIA plots against Russian and international aviation a secret. Miller also reveals an attempt to cover up then expose what he, his newspaper management and his Pindosi government sources believe was damage to their Daesh collaborator. Between 0:55 and 1:02 of the videoclip, Miller says:

… the problem is that Pindostan knows much of this information because of intelligence that came from a partner, another country.

There is nothing in the published text of the story that says the “partner” was “another country,” meaning another country’s government or intelligence service. In Miller’s videoclip, he doesn’t mention the word “country” again.

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