Washington Post-CIA connections: back to basics

by Jon Rappoport

July 26, 2018

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There are now hundreds of supposed “facts” which prove Russia influenced the 2016 US election. I thought I’d go back to a few basics…

“The CIA says” is never a great way to start a sentence. But that’s one basis of the charge that Russia “hacked” the US presidential election.

Members of Congress were secretly briefed by the CIA on “the Russian affair,” and media, led by the Washington Post, ran with the story that Russia influenced the US election on the side of Trump.

Major media outlets are happy to cite the CIA as an authority—conveniently ignoring the fact that people in the intelligence field are taught to lie. It’s their stock in trade.

You might remember the Washington Post’s role in defaming and destroying Gary Webb, who, in 1996, published a series of articles in the Mercury News about the CIA seeding black Los Angeles neighborhoods with crack cocaine. The Post basically asked the CIA whether the charge was true, and when the Agency denied it, the Post attacked Webb as a “fake news” reporter. The same Washington Post led the campaign to tie the Russian government to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. And the Post, once again, used unproven statements from the CIA to back up their claim.

I could go on and on about the Post and its historic CIA ties. But now, right now, the owner of the Post is Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon. And Amazon has a $600 million contract to provide the CIA cloud computing services.


Ordinarily, that would be called a fatal conflict of interest, whenever the Post opens up its yap about the CIA in any context.

However, mainstream news outlets, the very big ones, don’t go around criticizing each other’s ownerships; so the Bezos-CIA relationship is conveniently ignored.

An honest lead paragraph on Russia-CIA-Trump allegations in the Post, however, would start this way:

“Our paper is owned by Jeff Bezos, and Jeff is making $600 million to provide the CIA with computing services, so take everything below with a grain of salt the size of Langley.”

Going one step further, Amazon and the CIA are both in the data-collecting business. What are the chances that Amazon, in the interest of “national security,” has been sharing its massive customer data with the CIA and other US intelligence agencies?

This should lead to another conflict-of-interest statement from the Washington Post: “As you read any article in our paper, keep in mind that our owner may be data-mining you and passing the information to the CIA. Have a nice day.”

Am I being too hard on Amazon? Do they have the basic guts to stand up to the intelligence community and resist its demands? Here is what author Norman Solomon had to say about that in 2014 (Huffington Post):

“Amazon’s trajectory into the CIA’s spooky arms may be a bit more than just corporate eagerness to land a lucrative contract. In late 2010 — amid intense public interest in documents that WikiLeaks was posting to illuminate U.S. actions overseas — Amazon took a notable step. As the Guardian reported at the time, Amazon ‘pulled the plug on hosting the whistleblowing website in reaction to heavy political pressure.’

“It didn’t take much for Amazon to cave. ‘The company announced it was cutting WikiLeaks off … only 24 hours after being contacted by the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate’s committee on homeland security,’ the Guardian noted.”

Let’s see. In 2010, Amazon cuts off WikiLeaks, proving its willingness to cave to the intelligence community.

In 2013, Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, buys the Washington Post.

In 2016, during the presidential campaign, WikiLeaks releases tons of email data exposing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and associated players.

In 2016, after Clinton loses, the CIA—now Amazon’s business partner, and by extension, the Washington Post’s business partner—tells the Post that Russia influenced the election on behalf of Trump, and also implies/asserts that Russian hackers supplied WikiLeaks with those tons of email data…

And the Washington Post accepts what its business partner, the CIA, is saying at face value and then leads the charge to blame Russia for handing the election to Trump.

The Post doubles down and absurdly accuses numerous sites and blogs of being a) “fake” and b) conscious or unconscious dupes of the Russian government.

A nice neat package.

Who exactly is the fake news outlet?

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

34 comments on “Washington Post-CIA connections: back to basics

  1. truth1 says:

    I love hearing the CIA being called they liars they are. Now I got a big lie to point out.The USA is supposed to be big free market because freedom is always good, right? Open free markets that we can not control, are wonderful, right? Or atleast open markets for manufactured goods, right?
    Ok then, isn’t fake news a manufactured good? Ok, maybe not so good, but manufactured for sure. Should not news also be an open market of opinions and ideas. Aren’t courts supposed to allow both sides to be heard and all testimony given vent and consideration? So if Russia Today wants to compete in the news market, is that not what free markets are about? Am I wrong?

    We live in an open society where all nations, and no one had been doing it longer than the USA, flood other nations with their news/propaganda. Should not other nations also have that right in the USA, just as we had with Iron Curtain broadcasts. It seems as if we have become a one way street. Its OK for us but no one else. Nations now compete in the propaganda market. I am fine with that. I got enough brains (regardless of what some might say) that I can make my own decision and see thru BS!

    Russia interfered? Or did they just exercise their rights to compete in the open markets. I am confused. The native leftists here in the USA can lie like hell. And that’s OK. But let a conservative say anything and the left will try to stop it and oppose it.

    most borders, both physical and the esoteric ones, are all open. To say Russia had any influence and the left did not? Really? As I see it, Russia is one of many competitors who seek to influence, just like any advertiser does. Why ford is so much Chevy. But Chrysler says they are better than both Ford and Chevy. Who am I to believe? Well, I a in theory only, a freeman to choose who I will believe or not . . . until the censors step in.Its is just me or is our society full of contradictions.

    And to be quite honest, I am still pissed that I as an American citizen, Did not get to hear Sadam’s side of the story in his trial and execution. Sadam might have had som dirt to dish on my own lying government. Hey, maybe that is why they executed him. Dead men tell no tales.

    to be blunt, I like an open market when it comes to news. Let them all try their hand at influence. I can handle it. The Bible says in the Proverbs, In a multitude of counselors there is wisdom. In the words of Andy Rooney, “I like that!”

    • Tom_12 says:

      ” So if Russia Today wants to compete in the news market, is that not what free markets are about? Am I wrong?”
      You are correct but the way they get around this one is to say “RT is a foreign agent”. Using the word “agent” plants in the minds of the Sheep FEAR, “Oh No, foreign agents are among us. RT is one of them. Save us !!!”. Hence problem is solved. They just eliminated the possibility of an unbiased access to information from all sides of an issue.

      • truth1 says:

        You are right Tom. You see for me I know all nations lie, But I also know that my own nation is the one who will lie to me the most. So I would like the opinions of all nations to see what they might say because they will dish all the dirt that my nation will not.
        And itsn’t it odd the free trade is good for corporations but not for citizens. We still have to pay duties on bring back things from Canada or where ever. Where my free trade? and why do I have these fetters and leg irons on me? Did I do something wrong? Oh, I see you are wearing them, too. You have my sympathies.

  2. Alexis Keiser says:

    Why do the wealthy elites ALWAYS buy the news outlets: So they can control the news. The LA Times just got bought by a biotech billionaire. Why? Publishing bad news (the truth) about vaccines would sell A LOT of newspapers but completely trash the vaccine narrative. Trashing the vaccine narrative and ending the CDC “schedule” would improve our health so drastically that pharma would get severely cut down to size. Problem for the elites now is that they cannot spend (or kill) enough to bring down the truth. “The truth shall make you free.”

    • Tom_12 says:

      Makes perfect sense for them.
      The coming up generations have a huge problem on their hands. Control of Information by those who could careless about them when they sell their wares to them.

  3. The Watchman says:

    Another great article Jon! Stephen Lendman’s blogs have been stating these obvious facts as well for a long time
    Linked as usual at:

  4. NaturalWoman says:

    Good point, Truth1. I say return our freedom to hear all points of view.

    Of course having this freedom implies that our people capable capable of thinking, and I’m not sure of that now. There are so many toxins in our food, water, air, clothing, etc. that are known to affect the nerves and suppress brain function that I sometimes wonder if our mass-poisoning is designed to stop us from thinking.

    Speaking of contradictions, did you notice the huge hypocrisy recently when Trump had to come out saying he trusted the intelligence community? The left media went bonkers at the thought that we didn’t trust our intelligence. This is the same media that screamed when no “weapons of mass destruction” were found, which had been the excuse for a war. While I suppose it is possible that these “weapons” were moved or concealed, it is more likely that we should question everything we are told. It seems that everything is a lie these days.

    • truth1 says:

      Nat.Woman, you are right that most are too stupid now to make any decision other then whether they want to supersize their soft drink or not. And toxins are a real problem and yet I would suggest that our anti-education system is the biggest harm to our children’s minds, along with stupid TV. Regardless, we are in deep trouble. I have to ask, did you say there was intelligence in our government? Love for evil, I could believe but intelligence? Oh, you just mispelled it, I’m sure. You meant Malevolence, right? I’m with you! 🙂

  5. From Quebec says:

    Who is being Orwellian? Steve Watson | Infowars.com –


    Must watch the video in this article on JULY 26, 2018
    The following video complied by The Media Research Center painfully highlights how the networks all used the ‘Trump is 1984‘ talking point to demonise the President who was specifically advising Americans not to believe the lies and deception the mass media churns out.

    • Would have to agree with you on this point FQ…the tendency for the insane to keep pounding on this specific president about that point, and the ridiculous notion that the Russians fixed the election.

      What is being programmed is civil war.

      What is apparent to me is that North America is not living in the same reality as the rest of the world. What is blatantly obvious to me is that their is a mass hypnosis going on — right out there in open. What’s amazing, lol, is that you point this out to people and they say “Yes I know, I know all about it”. But still they continue to use their Facebook accounts listen to MSM and continue to process the reality the same way — being sheep.

      So many have given up this spiritual war of dark and light. They are wide awake, and oh so timid.

      • From Quebec says:

        The best post on this article (VIDEO: NEWS NETWORKS UNIFORMLY USE “TRUMP IS 1984” SCRIPT) Is this one:

        it’s you CNN and MSNBC, it’s you who Trump is talking about because you are the deceivers, you are the ones who are owned by the deep state and are the ones who lie to the American people day in and day out just like Big Brother did in 1984. I found it remarkable and actually hilarious awhile ago how all these theaters were playing the movie 1984 and hordes of liberals across the country were filling the seats and actually didn’t realize the whole movie was about them and that they were staring at a giant mirror.

      • truth1 says:

        Civil war, indeed, and not just in the US, but throughout Europe. whites seem to have a death wish for themselves. I don’t get it.

  6. Larry says:

    The United States of Amnesia:

    The Memory Hole: polling bias, methodologies, and the media.


  7. Jon

    Good article. Clintons dealing nuclear uranium with the Russians and nothing to see here, but because Trump is being “projected as” “driving freedom” “Trump style”, we’ll lynch him over something he might not have personally known about. Two birds with one stone. We need Trump’s “freedom” to be “real”, so we’ll keep attacking and he’ll come out looking like a saviour. We stammered about impeaching Bush over Iraq. We feebly moved into the court on Obama’s birth certificate. We’ll wail like sissy boys throughout Trumps presidency knowing full well nothing’s gonna actually happen, because he’s right on course and fulfilling the “plan”. Or is he?.

    Besos is a double dealing crook that underscores current “standards” of journalism. The bar was set by Fox News. Remember GMO milk?

    That’s the important point you make, but it gets worse. Do people, some people with “vested interests” take the hooey that’s served up seriously. Could someone in authority (with “vested interests”) use this as “leverage”? Could they sabotage Trump in some way?

    If that’s so. If “entertainment” can double as truth, then duplicity serves as justice and America, her peoples and the rest of the world have a SERIOUS problem.

    Joking aside.


  8. Reblogged this on John Barleycorn and commented:
    The Corporate controlled media and the corporate controlled government marching in lockstep

  9. Jon – u did it again!!! Outdid yourself by a Country mile on this one. Thank you! JE

  10. John says:

    The Washington Post was purchased in 1933 by Eugene Meyer Jr., former chairman of the Federal Reserve and member of the Rockefeller CFR. The paper was inherited by his daughter Katherine Meyer Graham and her husband Philip Graham, both of whom were CFR members. Allen Dulles, who ran the CIA Operation Mockingbird during that period, was a CFR director for 40 years.

    Today, the WashPost editorial board is led by CFR members Fred Hiatt and Jackson Diehl. Other CFR contributors include Anne Applebaum, David Ignatius, the late Charles Krauthammer, Charles Lane, Michael McFaul (former ambassador), Marc Thiessen, and Katherine Meyer’s daughter Elizabeth Weymouth. See member lists in the CFR annual report.

    • I find it interesting that Bezos bought the Post, or should I say was allowed/chosen to buy the post. And for such a low price. If anyone is a Manchurian candidate it is him. He listens to his task masters, and does their bidding. And they afford him large contracts. $600 million contracts. And they give him the heads up when a miracle investment like Google comes along.

      They have had him for a long time, they grabbed this idiot way back in the good old days of MKUltra — they breed them in test tubes nowadays, examples are Lady Gaga, Sergey Brin and the Mark Zuckerberg. Strange, or not so strange how they went to the same gifted school: The Johns Hopkins center for Talented Youth. (CTY) is a CIA school for the gifted children.


      Also interesting to note, that Bezos was right there when investment was needed for Sergey Brin’s and Larry Page’s, Google startup. That $250,000 — possibly upwards of a $1 million investment netted him billions — even if he (Bezos)  hadn’t started Amazon he still be a billionaire. 


      My point was when I started this was, Phillip Graham. What do you think of Phillip Graham?

      Another chosen one — I think his conscience started to bother him, near the end, and he was prone to blurting out truths in public. To the embarrassment of his task masters. For instance the connection of President Kennedy —  having an affair with Mary Pinchot Meyer. Whose first husband was Cord Meyer, the CIA guy invited to join the CIA by none other than Allen Dulles himself — who despised Kennedy passionately… Cord formed United World Federalists which became Citizens for Global Solutions. Cord was a globalist and a CIA official and instigator of Operation Mockingbird. He was a member of the Scroll and Key Society, a secret society, which is one of the big three at Yale. Each spring the society admits fifteen members, just like Skull and Bones, and Wolf’s Head Society.  And so, Mary could easily be used — and I’m sure knew how dangerous these people can be. How deeply they were embedded within society. Mary’s father was a bonesman at Yale. Maybe she was the lady in red. Playing a part she liked.

      Cord’s connection to the JFK assassination is to be found, as well as his connection to Watergate Scandal and deep throat of the Washington Post.

      Now Phillip Graham’s mouth got him trouble — a strait jacket and trip to the asylum and a manic-depressive diagnosis.

      Phillip persuaded his friend John Kennedy to reluctantly take LBJ as his running mate. And we know how that ended. A lot of new and concrete evidence is stacking up that LBJ, Dulles and big Oil were the primary in JFK’s assassination.

      Phillip Graham owned 70% of the original Washington Post Stock — purchased it from Katherine Graham’s father — and it was Phillip that made it into the now famous Washington Post. After his death, his will had to be nullified using a proficient psychiatrist, and of all people, Phillip Graham’s personal lawyer. Who I find it hard to believe, professed that Phillip was not of his sound mind. And the decision was made that the will was written when he was not in his right mind, and so, Phillip Graham died intestate.

      Phillip had plans to divorce Katherine, and wished to purchase control of the Post Company. He was drinking heavily, was disgruntled, and ended up at the family ranch alone. Isn’t that always the way…

       He was upset. He knew too much, and Kennedy’s Death, screwed him up. And he was starting to look like a loose cannon. And had aspirations of retaliating and becoming happy with his new-found squeeze, Robin Webb. Who was beneficiary of his WaPo stock and wealth. 

      But Katherine Graham and the Company had other plans, and so, a diagnosis of Bi-Polarism and a twenty-eight gauge shotgun to the mouth shortly afterwards…Phillip Graham was suicided.

      And now we have Bozos

      • NaturalWoman says:

        I’d like to respectfully disagree about Bezos. I know someone who knows him and says he is a closet libertarian. And I love Amazon, have been a customer since the beginning.

        • truth1 says:

          Well, here is what I say about Bozos. I submitted a review of “Marx and Satan” book simply stating the book might be worth reading, it revealing that Marx was a Satan worshiper. I have made many book reviews on Amazon, but this one was not allowed. So my opinion would be that amazon, and therefore Bezos, might well be Satan fans themselves. I’m just stating the facts of what happened to me.

          I have had a good deal of problems getting order right or the reporting of color or size. The employees are too driven and mistakes becoming many. Amazon was great for a while, but they too many vendors who might also be causing problems. not enough quality control. My opinion is that any big politician is most likely a fan of the devil. He controls all governments and who gets it or does not. for what its worth.

          • Theodore says:

            [Video] EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Exposes Horrific Conditions Inside Amazon
            From bed bugs to migrants washing their butts in the sinks

            Marx & Satan book… by Richard Wurmbrand

          • truth1 says:

            Those were some good links, old boy! I’m digging them. The Marx book is amazing. Marx really truly was a mad man full of hate. Delusions of glory and greatness. I exaggerate NOT when I suggest he was psychopath and many leftist seem to have a fair amount of the same. I call both Marxism and Devil worship, the religions of envy and hate They envy everyone and everything. Marxism is also a bunch of lies to fool the idiots into going along with the “party” of hate.

            And there is no bigger lie than the concept of socialism. Yes, all societies and empire collapse eventually, but Marxism got off lucky. They took over in 1917 and it would have quickly died except the elite thru the USA pour money and know-how into the USSR to keep it alive for another war and then financed building factories for Stalin. No one talks about the Sugar daddy USA paying USSR bills. Russia today is far more successful, for whatever the reason or illusion.

            As I see socialism, its caters to infantile wishes of someone taking care of everyone else. “Make those corporations pay!” The only problem with it is that no corporation is going to do that. They just move to another country. but I do know a very good solution for keeping a balance between the amount of labor vs wages. Stop the damned unbridled immigration that has been non-stop since the Colonies started. All supplies and demands need careful adjustments so that you don’t get too much or too little. that might mean reducing one or the other from time to time.

            Well, every channel on youtube (screwtube) is calling for war, though remaining vague about it. I swear that youtube is 99% shills/opposition controlled.

          • Thank you very much Theo…I love books. This should be fun.

            Have I got that correct.

            Wow sinks, bed bugs, bums, MIGRANTS, Satan and Marx..I microaggressed to every one of those words.
            Time for my safe place and a big Maui Wowie.

          • Theodore says:



            AMAZON employee rages at Bezos after work injury forces her to live in car park…

            ‘He’s a billionaire!’


          • NaturalWoman says:

            I don’t want to get into a debate, here. You naysayers could be right. On the other hand, Bezos could be a good guy who is getting smeared by the mainstream media. I was distrustful of Whole Foods long before Amazon acquired it, and that hasn’t changed.

          • Theodore says:

            me, too. i’m not trying to get into any debate.

            but, i am distrustful of Bezos, and, the Chinese communists.

            curious what made you distrustful of Whole Foods in the pre- Amazon Bezos days? for example, were they selling stuff as ‘organic’ when it was not?

          • NaturalWoman says:

            I have doubts about their organic meat. Grass-fed meat should have a different taste and texture than grain-fed, and I suspected that theirs was not truly 100% grass-fed, after several tries a few years back. I can’t say more than that as I do not have solid facts. My store is some miles away and very expensive. It has lots of organic vegetables, but it is harder to be sure of vegetables. So I garden as much as I can, have done so all my life, and always had an orchard, but even so worry about what is in the air and the water. I heard that someone was developing a hand-held gadget that could scan produce, instantly giving you a reading of what chemicals were in it. Would love to own one of these.

          • Theodore says:

            “I heard that someone was developing a hand-held gadget that could scan produce, instantly giving you a reading of what chemicals were in it. Would love to own one of these.”

            me too.

          • truth1 says:

            I hate Whole Foods. they sold raw milk in 2006-7 and then stopped. Far too healthy for their liking. They were outrageously priced compared to Trader Joe’s. Most everything they sell is in boxes and packages. They never carry organic produce. Perfect match for Amazon.

        • Hm..closet something..it not libertarian.

          What do you think of his facial recognition system that he is selling to every law enforcement agency in the world, and to everyone who wishes to purchase that plus the data attached to it. He is selling the image of your face, and all your family members faces — his employees faces without their permission. He is taking that face and connecting it to so many pieces of information. Past, present and future.

          He is making money of your image. Connecting that image to products you buy or sell, are intersested in, your ideas, your comments and writings, your POV, even this interaction with me, the list goes on and on — why don’t you think about that for a while. Think about what this SOB will connect your face to in the future…restauraunts, your health, your secret rendezvouses, your phone, all your little smart devises you own in your home. And they will tattle. All the phones that have your image on it, and for what reason.

          Did you know that the image of your face is not your property, that, that is his intellectual property when it used in that specific way that he does.

          Ah you say, no, he can’t own the image of my face. Well it depends on how you think about it. And it depend on how you look at it. Remember now, consensus will rule the day. And if you have nothing to worry about why worry if he uses your image…right?

          Welcome to 1984.

          This guy is the slimmest of the slimy. Your friend knows him and so…your friend knows nothing of what this bastard will become in the future. This fucker sold his soul.

          Amazon has plans for towers of drones, the size of skyscrapers. And these towers will put millions out of work –they will deliver everything from soup to nuts. we are talking about the logistical control of goods through North America. Do you know what that means.

          When you actually contemplate what the ramification are of this awesome power that he is gaining.

          By the time he is finished, these pesky annoyances will be everywhere. Landing in special places set up between Amazon and the buyer. And each drone will have a camera, and will make money for him recognizing faces on the way to delivering your pizza or what ever it is you order from there.

          Did you know Amazon censors books, now how did this little libertarian get that kind of power. Arn’t libertarians for liberty above all things. 

      • maidinamerica says:

        Very interesting, Michael. I was wondering about the CFR-CIA Graham saga. Years ago I had read the autobiography of Katherine Graham autobiography, because of all things our pastor had quoted from her book, (also before I had awakened to the D S coup), and questioned this suicide and then read her obituary, and she had tripped on a sidewalk while attending meetings in Idaho, went to the hospital and died. That sounded suspect to me.

        And what about the beneficent Bezos’ Whole Foods? Do you suppose these are organic or at what point do they become plastic? Im certainly not contributing to any of his megalopolies.

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