In a White House meeting last week between Don McGahn, Sean Spicer and the new “White House Plumbers,” described as a team put together to ‘stop leaks,’ enacted a broad program of wire tapping, surveillance and “dirt digging” on White House staff thought to be collecting information for either the FBI investigation of Russian contacts with the Trump organizations or the bipartisan Senate group planning investigations. From the Guardian:
The FBI has in fact made no public comment on its investigation into alleged contact between Trump associates and Russian operatives, which was first reported two weeks ago by the New York Times and CNN, citing anonymous law enforcement and intelligence community sources. The labeling of the story as “BS” has been attributed to the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, by anonymous administration officials.
Blocking the FBI probe is a felony, not just conspiracy to obstruct justice but “after the fact” full complicity in the act themselves involving illegal contact with Russian spy agencies, termed “espionage.”
McCahn, current White House Counsel, was chosen by Trump for his experience in blocking probes into Russian “issues” involving bribery and espionage. It was McCahn that defended Tom Delay when the same Russian oligarchs that are accused of backing Trump were accused of laundering stolen funds into the Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC) and to US Family Network, tied to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
McGahn’s primary clients have been the Koch Brothers, funders of climate change denialism, who used McGahn to put together a plan to “gerrymander” Texas congressional districts, seen by many as the most bizarre abuse of America’s electoral system in history.
Sources say the FBI had put software into informants phones that allowed them to text “real time” logs of illegal meetings, used to backup potential testimony.
When leaks within the FBI reached the White House, “burly” private security contractors began escorting staffers into an interrogation room where they were scanned, searched and their phones cloned and gone over by Israeli trained security teams.
Other sources within the White House say that a covert reorganization is going on, organized by Karl Rove, through White House Communications Director, Michael Dubke, a suspected “Cheney operative.”