I strongly recommend everyone watch “Breech.” This is a movie based on Robert Hanssen, who was an FBI agent and a Russian spy. Some of his activities overlapped with Aldrich Ames, who was a CIA agent and a KGB mole. This is a case study in what is required when you simply do not know who can and cannot be trusted. The FBI set up a very secret task force, composed of carefully selected people that absolutely could be trusted. Secrecy was paramount. Even other FBI agents were kept out of the loop. The only people who knew about this secret task force were the people who needed to know.
Is this happening now? We don’t know. That is the point, no one would know. What we do know is that Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray are not likely to miss the implications of the Uranium One case. They also very aware that the people involved in this case includes Robert Mueller, former Director of the FBI, Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General and Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI, all currently involved in the FBI investigation of Russian collusion. Only a fool would trust them to investigate this. Trump is a lot of things, but he is not a fool.
Incredibly I actually wrote about this when it happened on June 28, 2010.
The FBI knew there was illegal Russian interference; they arrested 10 spies on June 28, 2010. This was the day before Bill Clinton gave a speech in Moscow for $500,000.
According to Eric Holder the sudden arrests were to prevent one of the spies from fleeing the country. Then, within hours, the spies were all released and sent back to Russia.
CNN and the rest of the media just yawned and ignored the obvious. Fox News kept investigating and in October of 2011 they gave a report that should have stunned the nation. It was so obvious that even I noticed and wrote about it in my blog on October 11, 2011.
Note: The White House intervened and stopped the arrest of these spies:
The swap was Washington’s idea, raised when U.S. law enforcement officials told President Barack Obama it was time to start planning the arrests. Agents launched a series of raids across the northeast after a decade of intensive surveillance of the ring, which officials say never managed to steal any secrets.
The case was brought to a swift conclusion before it could complicate the president’s campaign to “reset” U.S. relations with Russia, strained by years of tensions over U.S. foreign policy and the 2008 Russian-Georgian war. All 10 of the captured spies were charged with failing to register as foreign agents.
The Daily Caller wrote a recent story providing a jaw dropping explanation for the instant release of these spies:
FBI Counterintelligence Chief Frank Figliuzzi:
“We were becoming very concerned they were getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.”
This article claims that it was Hillary Clinton who worked feverishly to get those 10 spies send back to Moscow. It worked. They were back in Russia before the end of the 4th of July weekend. They were swapped for an SVR officer who had been an American double agent, a political prisoner, a Russian military intelligence colonel who had spied for Britain and an elder KGB agent from Soviet Times.
No one in the main stream media noticed. No cared. But the good news is that there is a new Sheriff in town, President Donald Trump and he definitely cares. If you were President Donald Trump, and you knew about this what would you do? If you were Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the President of the United States asked you what to do, how would you respond? I would suggest he ask the President to watch “Breech.”