Monthly Archives: October 2019

19 Short Minutes

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19 SHORT MINUTES.  That is the amount of time newly-sworn-in President Donald J. Trump had before the Washington Post said, “The Campaign  to Impeach President Trump has Begun.”  Their shocking headline was either oddly prophetic, or revealed their intention and salivating desire to do the unthinkable.

Think about it.  How much trouble could one man get into in 19 minutes?!  How much could he have done?

He didn’t even make it to the Oval Office, before the Fourth Estate revealed they knew someone was planning to overthrow him.  Impeachment, dear friends, is not meant to overturn an election, the outcome of which you don’t like.  The American people–and only the American people–elect the President and Vice President of the United States.   If we want them removed, we un-elect them at the next election.

This President, who was electorally elected by the people and sent by the people to “drain the swamp” has been under attack 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for over three years.  Despite that, he is not only still standing, he has accomplished more in those 3 years in all matter of difficult arenas than anyone in my lifetime.  Some of his choices I agree with, some I do not.  But, I don’t want to see any future President hounded like this.  Ever!!

No matter your political philosophy, I think in your heart of hearts you know that no one deserves that.  Americans overall have an innate sense of fair play.  Again, in your heart of hearts you know that “something is rotten in Denmark” when a Media outlet covertly announces that the President will be overthrown–no matter what he does during his tenure.

The guy hadn’t even been to his Inaugural Ball before swamp creatures continued to implement aggressive plots.  Many of those men and women shook his hand that day, had photos taken with him, and congratulated him after taking the Oath of Office.   Knowing he had not committed any High Crimes and Misdemeanors while in office, their PR firm– the Washington Post–told the nation he would be impeached.   Are they clairvoyant?   Or were they complicit from before his Inauguration?

I believe that the great Americans I know–of all political parties and persuasions–would give the guy a chance.  Someone however doesn’t want to play well with other Americans.  They do not trust you, or your decisions.   They apparently intended to rig the game.

The result?  President Donald J. Trump had not even finished delivering his Inaugural Address before the Swamp bit back.

Before this nightmare worsens, call your Congressmen and women.   Call your Senators.   But, don’t limit it to just yours.   Contact them all, if need be.  Especially, if they are of the Democrat Party.   A once great party has been hijacked, and I suspect they will welcome your calls.  They hold it in their power to accept the results of the 2016 election, and to play out the 2020 election without the colossal election interference of an Impeachment.  But, they need to hear from you.

And you need to make your Senators aware of the fact you expect them to stand fast if this train wreck gets to them.  There is something more important than their re-election, and lining their pockets with lucrative contracts after they leave office, or delivering payback to a man they don’t like.   You are more important.  An orderly transfer of power is important.   And, within 19 Short Minutes, the signal was given to make it as disorderly as necessary.  The man the American people sent had to go.

Well, he is still there.   And so am I.   So are you.   And God-willing your vote will still matter 20 years from now.  This is important.   Go to this link to find the simple ways to contact people whom you feel need to hear from you loudly and clearly.   Contact many officials, often.   Give up a little TV time each night.  Give up a little computer gaming time each night.  Take fewer sleep medications.  Drink a little less wine. This game is real.   Someone has involved you in it, whether you wanted to be or not.   And they, apparently, make the rules.   The fools don’t understand the power lies with you.   So, please, exercise your power.  We are better than they think we are.

And I want to point out something so obvious one is likely to overlook it.   In order for the Washington Post to release the paper with the headline I opened with, the headline and article had to be written beforehand, and the trigger pulled well beforehand for the printing of that newspaper edition.   So….even before Trump was sworn in, the incoming rocket had been launched.   Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?   Go wake up your government officials.   They need to hear from you!



The Mysterious, Missing Mr. Mifsud

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Sounds like the title of a movie Humphrey Bogart would have starred in, doesn’t it?  Feels like the shadowy, titillating stuff that spy novels are made of, doesn’t it?  Looks like someone Tom Clancy would have opened one of his novels with–in order to set up the plot and deception that triggers the rest of his story–doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, this one is for real.   Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor with questionable ties to almost everyone, has disappeared.   In fact he has been missing since Nov. 6, 2017 when he vanished in Rome.   AG William Barr, and Prosecutor John Durham were–or maybe still are–in Rome piecing together the puzzle of what started the whole Russia Collusion investigation.  And, they want to talk with the mysterious, missing Mr. Mifsud.

I wish them luck, as Mr. Mifsud is likely either dead, or he has been “brought in out of the cold.” By whom?   Russia?   Italy?   the UK?  Australia?   The US?   He came onto my radar screen more than 18 months ago when I believe it was some kind of Congressional Committee wanted to talk with him, relevant to George Papadopoulos and alleged connections between the Trump Campaign and Russia.

The TV journalist covering that story just happened to mention this Professor, and that he was missing.   If you don’t know already, I write Spy, Intelligence, Information Warfare novels, inspired by actual events, and written about current events.   If you have followed my earlier Blogs, you may remember when I pointed out the power of “omitted information” and the effect it has on investigations.

To me, and of course I could be wrong, Mr. Mifsud is pivotal, and someone rewarded him for playing his part by bringing him into another identity to live out his life hiding in plain site.   Or they killed him to keep him from ever telling what he knew, and what he did.   My money is on the latter, since it appears he was nervous enough about his interview with our FBI that he was suddenly writing emails to them, to “clarify” what he had said or meant.   He was apparently rushed, worried, and feared someone was coming for him.

I believe someone was, and Mifsud had figured it out.   The News Media–which has been almost entirely wrong in their investigations–believes he is a Russian Intelligence Asset.  Others believe that was a false lead, and that he is not a Russian spy, but rather a Western Intelligence Asset.   Wake up folks!   How murky is that, and how nebulous?!   A “Western” asset!    That encompasses a lot of countries, and a lot of intelligence agencies.   Whose asset?

Is the mysterious, missing Mr. Mifsud a Russian spy, or is he a US spy working in counter-intelligence?   Is he a British spy, since he has so much history with London?  Or is he a Double Agent, working for Russia and  the other “Western” country or countries?   Since the Press believes he is a Russian spy and since they are trying to knock down any possible connection to Western countries, they at least describe him as a purported “Western” asset.   If true, which one or ones?   If more than one, you, my friends are looking at a conspiracy.

And guess where Barr and Durham have gone in recent weeks in the pursuit of the origins of the Russia Hoax?   Australia–whose government is cooperating.  The UK–whose government is cooperating.   They may have gone to the Ukraine as well.   But for sure, they are in Italy–whose government is cooperating.  Who is left?   The UNITED STATES.

Director John Brennan went on TV a week or so ago, and said he had been notified that when they return, he will be “interviewed.”   Can you feel him breathing on you now, Director Brennan, this “Bloodhound?”

And where does the Media want us to put our attention while the final weeks of this riveting investigation occur–where we may finally find out who started this long national nightmare?  Ukraine.  Now we have the Ukraine version of the Russia Collusion scandal.  Don’t fall for this twice.   The old adage applies here.   Fool me once, shame on you.   Fool me twice, shame on me!

Quite a movie plot, isn’t it?  Or a spy novel plot?   Sadly, like so much of what I wrote about, this one is not fiction.   It is real.

And as for the mysterious, missing Mr. Mifsud, my guess is he is either dead, OR–hopefully– hiding in plain sight in Rome.   TIme will tell.



A Message for Director John Brennan

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Dear John,

You have manipulated the media. You have deceived politicians. You have disdain for all of us Americans.   You’re pretty bright.   But, not bright enough.

You may run propaganda and “dead agenting” marketing technologies past dim journalists with no intellectual curiosity, and no intellect even if they had curiosity.  They may have unwittingly or wittingly withheld from the American people all the true corruption,crimes, and swamp-like offenses because you influenced them to the point of stupidity.   The American people may not yet be aware of the crimes you and your cabal have committed.

But, a true investigative “blood hound” is on your trail.   Can you feel him coming?  I know you can because I saw you on television disdainfully talking about him.   That may con the vapid TV journalist, but it will not deter the “blood hound.”  He cares nothing about money, or power, or control.  He does not desire to be “liked and admired.”   He cares about Justice, and he is on your trail.

Stay tuned, Mr. Brennan…

The Ultimate Turnaround Guy!

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I was married to a world-class turnaround guy until his passing in 2008.   During our marriage I came to understand–up close and personal–what a turnaround guy has to know, what they do, and the risks they take.

Businessmen who do turnarounds are brought into failing enterprises and entities to find out why the organization is declining, who is involved, and how to figure out a solution which turns the stats around, and saves the company.

Shockingly, when he was first explaining to me the “string pulling” type of investigation he would be hired to do, he said, “I can always find the Who, Lee.   I can always find out Why.   But, I have to get them before they get me, physically, financially, or psychologically.”   In other words, his work involved finding out who deliberately and maliciously was tanking the company–Why they were doing it, and how they were doing it.   And it was further his job to put a spotlight on them, and bring them out into the open, and to “justice.”  Though I did not know him then, he told me of an assignment where he and his partner were hired to find suspected corruption in HUD.  He described it as his most physically dangerous assignment, where they had to change hotels every night to avoid assassination.   Three cars were blown up under them, and they survived.  Dangerous work–helping the American taxpayer!

What he told me next, was even more unsettling.   “It is always an inside job.   And, it is always at or near the top.”   Think about it.   You own a company, or run a charity, or an agency of government and the very people you have chosen to fulfill the mission and expand the company may be people who will make certain the mission is never accomplished.   Worse yet, they will be close to you, and in positions of power.   They are trusted.   That makes the betrayal all the more painful, and also insures they can remain hidden.   The reason for that–we don’t suspect that those we entrusted with our dream could actually be working to destroy it.  So, we look elsewhere.   We create other “reasons why” the stats are declining.   We chase other red herrings.   All the while, the culprit or culprits continue their sabotage.

In case you don’t understand Donald J. Trump, he is a turnaround guy.   Whether he intended to be or not, he is.   The American people sent him into the “swamp” to figure out and fix the decline of our economy, our education, our military, our security, and our global position and influence.  His role now involves, whether he wants it or not, finding the seditious people, and isolating their activities.

My experience with my husband prepared me to face the unthinkable.   It is an “inside job.”   It is at, or near, the top:  Inside the State Department, the Defense Department, the Justice Department, the Federal Reserve, or most insidious of all–the Intelligence Community which by definition hides in the shadows and plays dirty tricks.  The players will be Directors, Deputy Directors, and other job titles that put the person close to the Director level.

I believe to survive as a free country we must identify these people, bring them into daylight, extract confessions of what they did, who they did it with, when they did it, and most important of all, Why they did it.  Then, perhaps we won’t have to drain the swamp; Just clean the swamp.

Because the good news about turnaround guys is that once they find the source and handle it, the stats reverse and the company or organization starts to flourish again.

Simple.   The “ultimate turnaround guy” was hired by the American people who smelled the stench from Washington, DC.   He came in competent and prepared to make things better again.  And now, like my husband, his job is to get them before they get him.

I challenge you to take a look at the current scene again through the eyes of a turnaround person .   Can you see now?