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Wray Shows True Colors By Rewarding FBI Agent Who Pushed “Whitmer Kidnapping Plot” With Plum Promotion
October 17, 2020 (4d ago)
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On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray promoted Steven M. D’Antuono to head the Bureau’s Washington Field Office.

Steven M. D’Antuono, who was named chief of the Detroit FBI office a year ago, has been promoted to head the Washington Field Office, a coveted post in the bureau.

FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement Tuesday, just several days after D’Antuono’s agents and state police busted up a plot to abduct Gov. Gretechen Whitmer. His official new title is assistant director in charge. [Deadline Detroit]

Heading the D.C. field office is one of the most coveted posts in law enforcement. It’s the second-largest FBI field office, trailing only New York City.

D’Antuono had only been running the Detroit office for about a year prior to this prestigious promotion. His most prestigious case by far climaxed just last week, as it was D’Antuono’s agents who helped arrest 13 men for allegedly plotting to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. Democrats and the press, who want to downplay months of rioting and mayhem by the left, used the highly-publicized  arrests to blame the right for political violence.

Despite the high profile nature of the case, D’Antuono’s agents couldn’t describe any detailed plan for the kidnapping the men were supposedly plotting. How did they expect to capture the governor? How did they expect to get her all the way to Wisconsin, or to the middle of Lake Michigan on a boat, as they supposedly planned to do? The FBI has so far failed to provide answers to these questions.

The media has attempted to frame the alleged kidnappers as Trump supporters, though the following video surfaced of one of the alleged kidnappers referring to Trump as a “tyrant.”

The heavily politicized nature of the alleged kidnapping case, and its suspicious timing, raise concerns about Christopher Wray’s promotion of D’Antuono to one of the Bureau’s most important offices.

In context, however, this move isn’t surprising. After a summer of riots and revolutionary activities by Antifa and BLM, FBI director Wray claimed that “white supremacist” terrorism is the biggest threat to America’s well-being, followed by Russian agents.

Wray’s FBI has repeatedly stonewalled Congressional efforts to investigate the Russia hoax or Joe Biden’s corrupt son Hunter.

Unsurprisingly, Wray is now a favorite of the Democrats. Not only did Kamala Harris and Joe Biden praise him during their presidential debates, but Wray supplied Biden’s talking point that Antifa is merely an “idea,” and not a dangerous revolutionary insurrection.

When the anti-police party of “mostly peaceful protests” is stealing the FBI director’s talking points, it’s proof that said director needs to go.

Yet Attorney General Bill Barr has done nothing to encourage a change in Wray’s behavior or in the FBI’s leadership. That’s hardly a surprise. “Doing nothing” is Barr’s favored approach to running the DOJ.

Indeed, the problems with the FBI and its Director Christopher Wray serve to highlight a larger problem with Bill Barr’s Department of Justice.

As Revolver reported months ago, Barr is simply too scared to activate the Department of Justice in a manner necessary to put down the Antifa riots and bring the Russia hoaxers to justice.

READ MORE: How Bill Barr Can Win the War Against Antifa Without Firing a Single Shot

Despite having two years to get the bottom of things, Barr hasn’t even finished his department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia collusion hoax. Even though that sham investigation dominated Trump’s first term, and is a key issue in November’s vote, voters won’t have a complete picture of what happened. If Joe Biden becomes president, voters may never see the final report at all, and they most certainly won’t see any substantial prosecutions.

In fact, none of the people who so flagrantly politicized the DOJ during and after the 2016 election have faced real consequences. Peter Strzok just released his first book, which hysterically doubles down on the Russian collusion story. James Comey is about to release his second book. Lisa Page has a contract with NBC. Andy McCabe has a contract with CNN. Former FBI general counsel James Baker is now a top lawyer for Twitter, where he tells them how to suppress anti-Biden stories without running afoul of the law.

Barr hasn’t even found a way to charge Mueller team member Andrew Weissmann for deliberately wiping his cell phone to keep its contents from being exposed to the American people.

If Barr’s excuse for doing nothing is to avoid prosecuting political actors so close to the election, then it hasn’t stopped him from trying to prosecute Republicans.

The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government, and he cannot govern effectively with figures like Bill Barr and Christopher Wray in charge of key executive posts. Wray’s promotion of D’Antuono simply serves to reinforce the extent to which the FBI — and by extension the DOJ — is failing the President and the American people. It is well past time for President Trump to fully activate the executive branch — including the DOJ and FBI — against Russiagate criminals, Antifa, and the censorious overlords of Big Tech. Barr must also ensure that anyone opposed must either get in line or get out of the way.

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29 responses to “Wray Shows True Colors By Rewarding FBI Agent Who Pushed “Whitmer Kidnapping Plot” With Plum Promotion”

  1. If “The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government, and he cannot govern effectively with figures like Bill Barr and Christopher Wray in charge of key executive posts” then we are facing a treasonous rebellion and the Deep State Swamp is an enemy occupying force that should be dealt with appropriately.

    How can we say that the Republic still exists when our gargantuan government is populated by enemies and working against us?

    Every day they work against America and to perfect their grip on power and their feudal project of communist “change” (destruction) of the country and the “dismantling of Capitalism” (a nazi style genocide of all those who refuse to kneel and worship bullsh!tsectionality and “critical” this and “critical” that)

    Some are pretending all this “criticality” is a new socialism

    There is nothing new in a lefto-puke communist and a cannibal.

    They are the same rabid dogs back to the beginning only they change the collar to pretend every iteration is new.

    This is Dark Ages feudalism and slavery all over again.
    These are the same slave drivers that had to be stopped at Thermopylae.

    The old slave drivers pretending to peddle a new religion.
    Kneel and worship “social justice” and “bullsh!tsectionality”!!
    Power for power’s sake like any feudal lords in history.
    Hatred of freedom.
    Unquenchable thirst for violent dominion over others.
    The will to use aggression as a way to deal with others.
    They want to break the human spirit as in Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”

    • Then again if Epstein ALL FOR 911 doing ISIS Epstein BLACKMAILING IsraHELL Trump is PART of this. he can just look good whining about all the swamp creatures he HIMSELF has installed. To remind you, Mnunchin, Elliot Abrams, BOLTON, POMPOUS, Gina Haspel, Esper and more. most Israeli FIRSTER shills, many GAY like Richard Grenell who attacked Julian Assange FOR Trump…. Get it?

    • If you think the likes of Friedman, Rand, and Rothbard (or their ideology) are the people you should be looking up to, in order to protect freedom, the sovereign nation state of the US, and combat occult totalitarian ideologies and plots – you’re a useful idiot.
      Capitalist libertarians HATE sovereign nation states. They want them DEAD and gone, replaced with a global world market. Capitalist libertarians love to talk about the free market, but what they mean by that is a market free for usurers and rent-seekers. If you actually look up classical liberalism, the theory was all about the labour theory of value and the rent theory of pricing. What classical liberals meant by a free market was a market free of rent seeking.
      Look at the guys at Cato, crying because immigration into the US has collapsed.
      Capitalist libertarianism = serfdom. Rothbard actually defended monopolies, saying that it’s okay if they became monopolies via free competition – which is nonsense – and even if this did came about in that manner, a monopoly is a de facto price setter, a de facto state, if you will. Milton Friedman came up with QTM, a sophistic and thoroughly debunked theory – which is only valid if you assume inelastic output (i.e. an economy already working at full output) and a stable money velocity (which only looks stable if you increase the vertical to 10 points, but if you lower the vertical to the actual recorded, historical values of money velocity, you clearly see that velocity is anything but stable).
      Libertarians want to destroy sovereign nation states. They want to erase the idea of nations, cultures, and peoples. They want free movement of capital, goods, and labor. They want limitless immigration, so the corporations can have an easier time giving lower wages. They want a race to the bottom for labor’s remuneration.
      Libertarians defend rent-seeking, usury, patent holders, the cartels, and the war profiteers. They want impotent nations and states, so that the Chinese Communists can come in easy peasy. The Koch brothers for instance, made a fortune with state contracts in Soviet Russia, and then return to the US and used that money (blessed by papa Stalin to fund the libertarian ideology, Rothbard and other propagandists and hypocrites – like Ayn Rand who all her life attacked state health care programs, but got on medicare under a pseudonym to get treatment for her cancer. Another hypocrite and the staunch market-liberal, Mises died of old age in ’73, in New York, in the same RENT-CONTROLLED apartment on the Upper West Side he had lived in for decades.

      • Don’t have a cow. All I said was that I like the book “Anthem”. And I hate commienism (deliberate misspelling). As for the rest of it, yeah, I think I did hear that story about Rand and her cancer.
        It’s all a grift, anyway. On both sides of the aisle. I wish they’d get the hook on the whole dang grifter sh*t show. I’m so sick of it I could puke.

      • The dems and the left in general could never have gone as far as the did against an actual opposition instead of Con Inc, which is meant to consistently lose against them.
        You also can’t put all of the globalist agenda on the side of the left, some of the agenda has to be pushed more from the GOP than the DNC, with Romney pushing on the economic front and McCain pushing the foreign policy front.
        The GOP establishment relies not just on a wide network of well-entrenched cronies, they also needs an ideological branch for this purpose. That’s what these are all about.

        Ayn Rand had her own philosophy, Objectivism, which has points in common with free market libertarianism but is its own thing.

        • Yes, of course. Dems and Reps are two sides of the same coin.
          As for that clueless, bitter old hag Ayn Rand, see below.

          According to Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy, a true concept must be observed before it is thought. If there is not an example in the real world, the mental concept is false and invalid.

          “…concepts represent classifications of observed referents…”i
          ”There are… invalid concepts, i.e. … without referents…”ii
          “Truth is a product of … identification… of the facts of reality”iii
          “All truth is a product of logical identification of the facts of experience.”iv

          According to Ayn Rand, Capitalism is an “unknown ideal”v. A Capitalist economic system has “never yet existed, not even in America”vi. Using her premises, the following must be the case:

          If concepts must be observed and Capitalism has never been observed, then Capitalism is not a concept.
          If truth is real and Capitalism has never existed, then Capitalism is not true.
          If truth must be experienced and Capitalism is unknown, then Capitalism is not true.
          If concepts without referents are invalid and Capitalism does not have a referent, then Capitalism is an invalid concept.
          Therefore, according to her own philosophy, Ayn Rand’s concept of Capitalism is false and invalid.

          Sources:

          Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, New American Library, Mentor edition (paperback) 1979 Library of Congress # 78-71454

          Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, New American Library, Signet edition (paperback) 1967 Library of Congress # 66-26772

          i Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, Definitions, pg 62

          ii Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, Definitions, pg 65

          iii Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, Definitions, pg 63

          iv Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Analytic-Synthethic Dichotomy pg 158

          v Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

          vi Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, The Objectivist Ethics, pg 33

    • Critical theory is a specific ideology those roots goes back to 1919-1923, especially the Germany of that time, crafted with an agenda to undermine the western societies of the time at every level. It has subverted the old ideological schools of the left.
      To call it socialism is understating the pernicious nature of it. Trump was right to call it by its true name rather than pretend it was something else. He was right to strike directly at it. That is why he won in the first place.

      As political correctness put Big Brother into people’s heads +90% of the time in the last 60 years or so, it should get the credit for doing so and should be explicitly called out as such! Not the followers of Stirner or Communism, that’s just avoiding the thick of it!

      Is it any surprise that the GOP establishment can so easily surrender to it? It’s not just them being a wide and well-entrenched network of cronies. There is a ideological basis to their collusion.

      It’s clear what side the FBI and DOJ and the CIA are on. It’s clear that the GOP establishment is complicit, even colluding. But the Fire Rises.

      • @LulzWarrior, read this:

        Der Geist des Militarismus, Stuttgart 1915, by Nahum Goldmann [a leading Zionist and founder of the World Jewish Congress], from the English translation housed in the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute, p.37 – 38.

        “The historical mission of our world revolution is to rearrange a new culture of humanity to replace the previous social system. This conversion and reorganization of global society requires two essential steps, firstly the destruction of the old established order, secondly, the design and imposition of the new order, the first stage requires elimination of all frontier borders, nationhood and culture, public policy, ethical barriers and social definitions. Only then, the destroyed old system elements can be replaced by the imposed system elements of our new order.

        The first task of our world revolution is destruction. All social strata and social formations created by traditional society must be annihilated. Individual men and women must be uprooted from their ancestral environment, torn out of their native milieus, no tradition of any type shall be permitted to remain as sacrosanct. Traditional social norms must also be viewed only as a disease to be eradicated. The ruling dictum of the new order is, nothing is good so everything must be criticized and abolished. Everything that was must be gone.

        The forces preserving traditional society are “free market capitalism” in the social economic realm, and “democracy” in the mental political realm. The capitalist free market does not fight against the old economic order, nor does democracy lead a fierce hot battle against the forces of reaction which oppose the new order, therefore our transformative work will be imposed through the unifying principle of the militaristic spirit, the negative task of destroying the old established order will be completely solved and finished only when all the human masses are all forcibly collectivized as uniformed soldiers under imposed mass-conformity of new order culturing.

        After destruction of the old order, construction of the new order is a larger and more difficult task […] We will have torn out the old limbs from their ancient roots in deep layers, social norms will be lying disorganized and anarchic so they must be blocked against new cultural forms and social categories naturally re-emerging. The general masses will have been first persuaded to join as equals in the first task of destroying their own traditional society and economic culture, but then the new order must be forcibly established through people again being divided and differentiated only in accordance with the new pyramidal hierarchical system of our imposed global monolithic new world order.”

        • You are 100% spot on. This nation has been infected with Judaic influence, and between a corrupt media, Antifa, BLM, disgusting, degerate acts such as the normalization of homesexuality, pedophilia and transgenderism and the wholesale violation of children by way of sexualizing them, we are suffering for it. It is long past time to not just truly discuss the Jewish Question, but more importantly, we must discuss the solution. The Jew has been behind all of societys ills for thousands of years, and as such, has been kicked out of over a hundred countries. By way of making a story known as “The Holocaust”, the Jew has orchestrated an international extortion operation, making it rain on their degenerate schemes, perpetuating them.
          Time to answer the Jewish Question. Time to hold them to account for the social and economic damage they have caused. Time for them to answer for the murder of millions of innocent people during their communist orgy called the Bolshevik Revolution.
          If you solve the cause, you solve the effect.

  2. PoS Prissy Chrissy FAT CORRUPT WRAY also sanitized HillyWITCH’s phones and Jeffy Epstein’s island and FAKED the oh my GAWD threat of the so-called MAGABOMBER with no powder and no batteries but OH MY GAWD he was a dangerous threat with that brand new van with windows covered in professional Trumpy stickers making it actually ILLEGAL to drive in FL. Wray should be EXECUTED like Comey, Clintons, Bushs. so many more…

  3. Getta grip.

    Trump appointed Wray.

    Trump appointed Barr.

    Trump appointed Haspel. Etc. etc. Anyone seeing the light yet? No?

    That said, Cernovich has the FBI nailed. Entrapment agency, that creates crime where there is none.

  4. One can blame Barr and Wray but it is Trump who put them in their positions. The President has made a 4 year term of putting many people into positions that Bush would be proud of. Sadly, many of the America first and most ardent Trump supporters have been run out of the administration and off social media and Trump has done, just like Barr and Wray, nothing or worse than nothing helped them along. After the social media purges started Trump said he was “looking into it.” That was 3 years ago. Still looking into it, Mr Trump? As the social media cos take down the 4th largest paper in the US. A sad state that should have been handled at the get go.

  5. At this point, Trump would get a better voter turnout if he would only focus on bashing the swamp creatures around him. Let the anti-demonrat alternative news sites handle Biden and the bureaucrats for a while. Currently, the only way Trump can lose is by getting backstabbed by those closest to him, in the state bureaucracy, in the party, intelligence, and the military.
    It’s not enough to simply ask why nothing’s getting done. Fire all those who stall, all the sellouts, and replace them with fucking NATIONALISTS, not with rich establishment swamp creatures.

  6. Things as they are I’ll offer a few notions for those generous enough with their time to read them:

    The probability of the existence of the tooth fairy is higher than the probability of
    – a demonrat being good people or merely basically honest
    – a “Gun Free Zone” sign protecting you from an armed assailant
    – the 2nd Amendment not being one of the greatest protection for the rights of free men in the whole history of man
    – there being more than two genders (or whatever you want to call them)
    – pedophilia being anything but something that makes the lives of the practitioners forfeit
    – America being a racist country
    – America being a “rape culture”
    – feminazis being anything but what their name says
    – there being any justification whatsoever for misandry except rank sexism
    – any kind of collectivism / communism ever having brought about anything good or desirable for humans or being able to
    – “social justice”, “bullsh!tsectionality”, “critical (whatever lefto BS)” and all associated BS not being just putrid old communism trying to pass as something new
    – TINSTAAFL not being one of the biggest truths ever
    – “the smaller the government, the better the government” not being true
    – “we are from the government and we are here to help” not being one of the most frightening phrases ever
    – the FBI not being a communist, traitorous, corrupt organization of rabid America hater leftists
    – “gun control” not being one of the precursors of institutional fascism and slavery
    – there being any fundamental difference between a nazi and a communist save the color of their shirts and the semblance of the criminals stamped on them
    – Jew-hatred being any difference or less stupid than any other kind of racism (Jew-hatred includes Israel-hatred and hatred of Zionism)
    – Capitalism being actually guilty of any of the ills it is usually accused of that belong at the feet of exactly the opposite political system: collectivism
    – Trump not being one of the best Presidents this country has ever had
    – the demonrats not cheating in the coming elections worse than they have ever cheated before
    – Ayn Rand not being one of the greatest (or THE greatest) philosophers the world has ever known
    – that America as it was founded to be a Constitutional Republic is not the greatest, sanest, healthiest, most decent, most glorious, most free and better and exceptional above all other countries ever.

    I’ll apologize of all the things I’m probably leaving out that should be part of the above but this is not a book and I don’t want to abuse my welcome.

  7. Two weeks to go. For crying out loud focus on the Biden scandals, and also on Biden’s desire to chop off the weiners of 8 year old boys. That is sick beyond reason, the man is a devil.

  8. Fire Wray. Fire Barr. Arrest, Indict and Prosecute Wray, the Bidens, Obama, and the rest of the Deep State. Now.

    In the meanwhile, prepare yourselves and your family and most trusted friends for the dark times ahead.

    This is the Way.

  9. The Wisconsin connection is absurd…but logical. The FBI wanted to make this a cross-state plot to give the Feds jurisdiction…otherwise it would default to the local Michigan authorities. Entrapment is unethical and prohibited by many states (including Wisconsin) and even by Federal Law (Sorrells v. United States – 278 us 435 1932 & Sherman v. United States – 356 US 359 1958). If these individuals have good lawyers they may be acquitted.

    What’s concerning is that the FBI doesn’t correct the press when they report on these outlandish entrapment schemes. This makes it look like these crimes would have happened on their own.

    It’s also concerning that the FBI is using entrapment to target politicians. What would have happened if the FBI’s plans went off the rails…and the governor was seriously hurt? Would the FBI ever tell us their involvement…that their Frankenstein had escaped?

    Is this the first time the FBI has orchestrated a plot to target a politician? Have they targetted Donald Trump?

    I would love to see Trump have the inspector general audit the FBI to get a history of their stupid entrapment schemes. Which high profile cases the media reported on…were actually FBI ideas? Who has been targetted? When have these entrapment schemes gone bad?

  10. Barr and Wray are obviously part of the Deep State. How and why were they ever appointed? Who recommended them to Trump because if it was someone who should’ve known they were Deep State, too, you’d have to think they did know and should be fired, too. Can the swamp be drained?

  11. Wray is a problem. Spending decades in the FBI I find it interesting that Wray comes to conclusions he does. Either FBI Agents have overnight become incompetent investigators or Wray has am agenda and is a liar. I would think it is the latter.

  12. Fay Wray has long been a transparently lost cause. All of our national intelligence apparatus both foreign and domestic needs to be defunded, reimagined, or both. And get those ex-spook goofs off TV, ignore their silly books, etc.

  13. All of this stuff simply indicates that the FBI is compromised, corrupt and incompetent. We need a thorough audit of all FBI activities over the last four years. We need an audit firm who can be fair, and can hire good clean detectives to determine what the truth is.

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