On April 15, 1969 North Korea shot down an American EC-121 aircraft. I remember this very well because I had two friends from language school on that plane. What most people don’t know is that there were other intelligence agencies involved and at least one of them tried to send a warning to that plane. However, at that time, intelligence agencies weren’t exactly famous for talking to each other. The result is that it is unlikely the crew on that plane had any chance.
Shortly after this happened, under the direction of President Richard Nixon, communication barriers were eliminated to prevent this from happening again.
There are several articles regarding this incident. The following one has a lot of information, so you can read what has already been publicly disclosed:
Frankly, in retrospect, if Nixon had actually nuked North Korea at the time, or at least bombed them conventionally we might all be better off today. It is hard to argue that the threat from North Korea has diminished.
But my point was that almost instantly intelligence agencies, at the direction of Nixon, began communicating with each other. There has probably always been a problem in our government regarding different agencies being highly protective of their own turf. That was part of the reason the 9-11 attack was successful. Following 9-11 President Bush also cut down some communication barriers between intelligence agencies. But they still exist.
Yesterday President Donald Trump did something remarkable. He ordered several agencies to cooperate with Attorney General Barr in declassifying documents to investigation the origins of the Russia probe. This is a very significant development and I certainly do not know of a single incident where this happened in the past. Since Trump has access to everything, regardless of classification, he already knows exactly what is in those documents. That should terrify those people who appear to have been engaged in a cover-up since at least mid-2016.
What is stunning is that this is not limited to the intelligence agencies; it also includes the State Department, the Treasury, and the Department of Energy. While Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of conducting a cover-up, of something, based on zero evidence, we may be about to be confronted with documentation of the worst cover-up in American History and this will be no joke.
It is actually broader than that. The wording is “The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns (not just the Trump campaign) in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters.” That could include a lot of other things including the sale of uranium, contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and even the Clinton e-mail scandal.
This is a reminder that the President of the United States is the most powerful person on earth. No one, other than him, could have issued this order. All of the following report directly to him:
Secretary of States, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, The Attorney General, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
He just gave them a direct order they cannot ignore. It is impossible to overstate the significance of this. The first thing you will hear is loud squealing from people who want to stop having this information declassified. The louder they scream, they more likely they are the ones who should be frightened. Ultimately, none of them matter. Trump has the authority, he has used that authority, no one can stop him and this is guaranteed to change EVERYTHING.