Chris Farrell, a former counterintelligence case officer who works for Judicial Watch , recently wrote an article that appeared on the Gatestone Institute’s website. He explained how Intelligence would plant false stories overseas in order to spy on people in this country. He noted that Bill Barr and John Durham have made two trips to England and Italy to meet with their intelligence people.
In keeping with that thought, Judicial Watch has a text from Lisa page to Peter Strzok that asked “You get all our oconus lures approved?”
Chris Farrell wrote:
Plausible deniability, the Holy Grail of covert activities, was in reach for the plotters if they could develop an FCI operation outside the continental United States (OCONUS) involving FBI confidential human sources (Halper, Mifsud, others?) that would act as “lures” (intelligence jargon associated with double agent operations) to ensnare Trump associates.
We have evidence of these machinations from December 2015 when FBI lawyer Lisa Page texts to her boyfriend, the now infamous FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, “You get all our oconus lures approved? ;).”
The coup plot failed, but the chief coup conspirators are free, crisscrossing the country on book tours and appearing as paid contributors to CNN and MSNBC.
If Barr and Duram found this to be true, it will be the biggest political scandal this country has ever seen. It means that the intel community distorted the constitution in order to spy on a political opponent.
Farrell points out that the intelligence agencies of the federal government are prohibited from targeting American organizations in the United States. Executive Order 12333, Section 2.9 states:
Undisclosed Participation in Organizations Within the United States. No one acting on behalf of agencies within the Intelligence Community may join or otherwise participate in any organization in the United States on behalf of any agency within the Intelligence Community without disclosing his intelligence affiliation to appropriate officials of the organization, except in accordance with procedures established by the head of the agency concerned and approved by the Attorney General. Such participation shall be authorized only if it is essential to achieving lawful purposes as determined by the agency head or designee. No such participation may be undertaken for the purpose of influencing the activity of the organization or its members except in cases where:
(a) The participation is undertaken on behalf of the FBI in the course of a lawful investigation; or
(b) The organization concerned is composed primarily of individuals who are not United States persons and is reasonably believed to be acting on behalf of a foreign power.