OPINION| SPECULATION| Steven Ahle| You may recall that right after Bill Barr appointed John Durham to investigate the origins of the phony Russia collusion investigation, both Barr and Durham traveled to Italy to meet with government officials trying to find out what part Italian Intelligence played and whether John Brennan was involved as the rumors said.
There are now rumors that the Durham investigation is concentrating on the role of Italian Intelligence and John Brennan’s role in Deep State spying.
It has taken another step after it was revealed that Obama’s ambassador to Italy had filed a request to unmask Gen Michael Flynn.
That’s a little odd since even if Flynn was colluding with Russia, what would that have to do with Italian/American relations? Congressional investigators need to call in Obama’s Ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips, and the Deputy Chief of Mission in Italy, Kelly Degnan, and find out why they were making unmasking requests.
It is also interesting to note that just as the spying on the Trump campaign was ramping up, Barack Obama invited the Italian prime minister to the WhiteHouse, just before Obama was to step down.
But Occhionero claimed that he and his sister, Francesca Maria, were set up. A piece reported by Frederico Punzi, writing in The Atlantico, noted their denials and more:
Occhionero complained to the Prosecutor of the Republic of Perugia and wrote to the U.S. Congress and the FBI. In fact, there are a number of contradictions and suspicious circumstances in the case.
Occhionero provided to The Gateway Pundit the letter that he claims he sent US Congress and the FBI where he says that:
Members of Italian intelligence were approached by Hillary Clinton, the Obama Administration, and the Deep State in order to frame Trump by PLANTING EVIDENCE on American servers to force Trump to step down from office.
In other words, members of Italian intelligence found a target in Occhionero, a Republican-sympathizer who had two servers for his company, Westland Securities, located in America. One was in Washington State, and the other in West Virginia.
The plan was for Italian Intelligence to hack into these servers, plant classified emails from Hillary’s servers inside these servers on American soil, and then alert the FBI.
The FBI would then raid these locations, “discover” these e-mails, investigate, link these servers to Trump…
And then force Trump to resign.
Also of note, is Nellie Ohr mentioned Occhionero alongside the Steele dossier in a communication. She didn’t seem to need to explain who Occhionero is, indicating her husband knew all along who he was. The fact that the Bruce and Nellie Ohr both know who this man in Italy is along with the fact that Italian police asked Occhionero’s friend about the Occhionero’s relationship to Trump indicates a deep knowledge of the events in Italy and the UK with the Steele dossier.
Steven is a syndicated columnist for DavidJHarrisJr.com, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on Amazon.com. All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa’s Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It’s All About me.