Sullivan said in an interview with NPR in December 2020, “We’ve reached a point where foreign policy is domestic policy, and domestic policy is foreign policy.” Sullivan made no reference to this new domestic policy including abandoning Americans to Taliban terrorists.
|"35-year-old PhDs who love to talk, because that's the way you let everybody know how smart you are, is how much you talk."|
Rape of Afghanistan
- See also: Rape of Afghanistan
In the absence of a functioning president, Sullivan took to the podium to answer questions about the Afghan rape jihad. Sullivan blamed Americans left behind for not leaving sooner despite the Biden regime insisting up to a few days earlier that Kabul was safe, would not be captured, and that the Afghan government was capable of repelling the Taliban.
The United States spent $83 billion equipping and training the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), including $10 billion in aircraft and vehicles. In July 2021 the Pentagon said it was providing the Afghan Air Force 35 Black Hawk helicopters and three A-29 Super Tucanos. Less than a month later the Black Hawks helicopters and other aircraft were seized by the Taliban. Many of the aircraft and helicopters are armed. The A-29 Super Tucanos can fire laser-guided and other types of bombs. The Afghan government also had 50 American-made MD-530 attack helicopters, which are armed with machine guns and rockets. The Afghan Air Force had UH-60 Black Hawks and Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, as well as C-130 and Cessna transports, and a small fleet of armed Cessnas.
The Associated Press reported, "the Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turns out to be the Taliban." When asked about American weapons captured by the Taliban, Sullivan responded that "certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban and obviously we don't have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport."
When asked about the Blackhawk helicopters and other equipment that the Taliban took, Sullivan filled up the sound byte with a bunch of proper nouns, formal titles, common buzzwords, phrases, and bureaucratese, then tried to actually defended the decision:
- Q. Can you shed light on the decision to leave behind Blackhawks and other equipment, how that fits in with the contingency plan in the U.S. to leave behind Blackhawks and other equipment? Why give the Taliban access to state-of-the-art equipment that they could either use to bolster their own defenses, or sell off to other countries?
- Sullivan. This is, ah, I think, a very good example of the difficult choices a president faces and a secretary of defense and secretary of state and national security adviser face in the context of the end of a 20-year war. Those Blackhawks were not given to the Taliban they were given to the Afghan National Security forces to be able to defend themselves at the specific request to President Ghani who came to the Oval Office and asked for additional air capability among other things. So the president had a choice he could not give it to them with the risk that it would fall into the Taliban's hands eventually or he could give it to them with the hope that they could deploy it in service of defending their country. Both of those options had risks he had to choose and he made a choice and from the point of view of that, uh, particular narrow example to a, for a, much wider range of examples that we contend with at the end of the day what the president has focused on all the way through here is trying to take the information that's been presented to him, the risks, costs and benefits of, and make decisions that were in the best national security interests of the American people. He has tried to do that. He talked about that at length yesterday, uh, and from that perspective, he believes the decision he made in this context was the right decision.
Not fit to lead
In Sullivan's 's first meeting with Communist Chinese bosses, Director of the CCP Central Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi instructed Sullivan and Anthony Blinken,
|“The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.”|
The Chinses Communists, who own the Biden family with a 90% share of their joint Bohai Harvest venture, then went on to play the race card against the cultural norms of the Democratic party, saying that Black people are being “slaughtered” in the United States.
Former CIA analyst and National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz said Sullivan and Blinken "were just virtue signaling before the lapdog American media. It was a serious mistake and it set back our policies and it made them look inept because they weren't ready for the counter attack by Chinese officials."
- See also: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
In late July 2016, during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the CIA picked up Russian chatter about a Clinton foreign policy adviser who was trying to develop allegations to “vilify" Trump. The intercepts said Clinton herself had approved a “plan" to “stir up a scandal” against Trump by tying him to Putin. According to hand-written notes, then-CIA chief John Brennan warned President Obama that Moscow had intercepted information about the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016, of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump.” That summer, Brennan had personally briefed Democrats, including then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on the Alfa Bank-Trump server rumors, according to congressional reports. Reid fired off a letter to Comey demanding that the FBI do more to investigate Trump's ties to Russia.
During that convention, Sullivan drove a golf cart from one TV-network news tent in the parking lot to another, pitching producers and anchors a story that Trump was conspiring with Putin to steal the election. CNN, ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News, as well as Chris Wallace of Fox News, all gave him airtime to spin the Clinton campaign’s unfounded theories. Sullivan also gave off-camera background briefings to reporters.
Collusion with Michael Sussmann
According to the New York Times, Sussmann was charged for lying to the FBI to hide the identity of the Clinton campaign as Sussmann's client while he pushed widely discredited claims about communications between Russia's Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization in the lead-up to the 2016 election. In the closing days of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank," followed by a lengthy statement written by Jake Sullivan:
|"This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow. Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump's ties to Russia... This line of communication may help explain Trump's bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin. We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia's meddling in our elections."|
The indictment reads,
|On or about September 15 , 2016, Campaign Lawyer-1 [Marc Elias] exchanged emails with the Clinton Campaign's campaign manager, communications director, and foreign policy advisor [Jake Sullian]|
Sullivan testified that he never saw the Steele dossier until BuzzFeed published it in January 2017. He also said he met with Fusion GPS only one time, when he and Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson in February 2017, at which point Sullivan said he and Podesta asked Simpson about the dossier. Sullivan said Simpson called the British ex-spy "highly credible" and "really effective."
Special Counsel Robert Mueller said his team "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz criticized the Justice Department and the FBI for at least 17 "significant errors and omissions" related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against Trump campaign associate Carter Page in 2016 and 2017 and for the bureau's reliance on Steele's dossier, which played a "central and essential" role in the FBI's wiretap efforts. Horowitz also said Steele's main source undermined his claims of a broad Trump-Russia conspiracy.
A July 2016 declassified note written by CIA director John Brennan references "a proposal from one of her [Hillary Clinton] foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service."
Collusion with Mark Elias
Paul Sperry of Realclearinvestigations reported that Sullivan figures prominently in an investigation by Special Counsel John Durham into an alleged 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign scheme to use both the FBI and CIA to smear Donald Trump as a colluder with Russia. Sullivan spearheaded what was known inside her campaign as a “confidential project” to link Trump to the Kremlin through dubious email-server records provided to the agencies. Sussmann, a partner in Perkins Coie, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to the FBI about a secret Trump-Russia server. After a months-long investigation, the FBI found no merit to the rumor.
A grand jury indicated in its indictment that several people were involved in the alleged conspiracy to mislead the FBI and trigger an investigation of Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign project involved compiling a "digital dossier” on several Trump campaign officials – including Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Carter Page. This effort exploited highly sensitive, nonpublic Internet data related to their personal email communications and web-browsing, known as Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses. To mine the data, the Clinton campaign enlisted a team of Beltway computer contractors as well as university researchers with security clearance who often collaborate with the FBI and the intelligence community. They worked from a five-page campaign document called the "Trump Associates List."
The indictment states that Michael Sussmann, as well as the cyber experts recruited for the operation, "coordinated with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media." One of those campaign agents was Jake Sullivan, according to emails Durham obtained. On September 15, 2016 Marc Elias "exchanged emails with the Clinton campaign’s foreign policy adviser concerning the Russian bank allegations," as well as with other top campaign officials, the indictment states.
Jake Sullivan was aware of the participants in the project. These included Fusion GPS, which worked for the Clinton campaign to gather dirt and draft the materials Elias discussed with Sullivan, the materials Sussmann later submitted to the FBI. Sullivan personally met with Elias, who briefed him on Fusion's efforts. Sullivan maintained in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that he didn’t know of Fusion’s involvement. "Marc [Elias] ... would occasionally give us updates on the opposition research they were conducting, but I didn't know what the nature of that effort was – inside effort, outside effort, who was funding it, who was doing it, anything like that," Sullivan stated under oath. Sullivan testified he didn’t know that Perkins Coie was working for the Clinton campaign until October 2017. Sullivan maintained he didn’t even know that Elias worked for Perkins Coie.
Collusion with Dan Jones and The Democracy Integrity Project
- See also: Big Tech
On February 10, 2017, Jake Sullivan met with Daniel Jones, John Podesta, and two FusionGPS operatives to hatch the post-election plan to resurrect rumors Trump was a tool of the Kremlin. RealClearInvestigations reported the group discussed raising money to finance a multimillion-dollar opposition research project headed by Jones to target the new president. In effect, Jones’ operation would replace the Clinton campaign’s operation, continuing the effort to undermine Trump. The goal was to compel agents to continue investigating the false rumors in the wake of the election, thereby keeping Trump's presidency under an ethical cloud.
On March 28, 2017, Jones met with the FBI to pass on supposedly fresh leads he and the cyber researchers had learned about the Alfa Bank server and Trump, and the FBI looked into the new leads after having closed its investigation a month earlier. That same month, FBI Director James Comey publicly announced the bureau was investigating possible “coordination" between Moscow and the newly sworn-in president's campaign. Despite the renewed push by Jones, the FBI debunked the tip of a nefarious Russian back channel. Agents learned the email server in question wasn’t even controlled by the Trump Organization. The supposed “secret server" was housed in Lititz, Pennsylvania and not Trump Tower in New York City, and it was operated by a marketing firm based in Florida called Cendyn that routinely blasts out emails promoting multiple hotel chains. The third-party server sent spam to Alfa Bank employees who used Trump hotels. Alfa had maintained a New York office since 2001. “The FBI’s investigation revealed that the email server at issue was not owned or operated by the Trump Organization but, rather, had been administrated by a mass-marketing email company that sent advertisements for Trump hotels and hundreds of other clients,” Durham wrote in his indictment. Nonetheless, Jones and Sullivan kept promoting the canard as true. "It wasn’t true," Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed in 2019 testimony.
With help from Sullivan and Podesta in 2017, Jones launched a nonprofit group called The Democracy Integrity Project, which raised some $7 million mainly from Silicon Valley tech executives. TDIP hired computer researchers, as well as FusionGPS opposition researchers and Christopher Steele, the foreign author of the now-discredited Steele dossier, to “prove” the rumors in the dossier. As they sought new dirt on Trump, they fed their information to fake news media outlets, leading Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, namely Sens. Mark Warner and Ron Wyden, and the FBI.
As Realclearinvestigations first reported, Jones emailed a daily news bulletin known as "TDIP Research" to prominent Beltway journalists to keep the Trump-Russia “collusion” rumor-mill going, including the debunked rumor about the "secret server." John Durham subpoenaed Jones to testify before his grand jury hearing the case, along with computer experts and researchers recruited by Michael Sussmann for the Clinton campaign project.
During the Arab Spring uprisings, Sullivan emailed Hillary Clinton saying "Al Qaeda is on our side in Syria." As of 2021, at least 500,00 to 600,000 have been killed in the Arab Spring, with an estimated 6.7 million homeless and 6.6 million refugees from Syria alone. The objective of removing the Assad regime failed, and Assad is still in power.
On September 3, 2011 Hillary Clinton directed her staff to document the case of Hillary's “brilliance” in providing leadership for the destabilization of Libya. Jake Sullivan wrote the Memorandum, "Secretary Clinton's leadership on Libya":
|[Secretary Clinton] has been a critical voice on Libya in administration deliberations, at NATO, and in contact group meetings — as well as the public face of the U.S. effort in Libya. She was instrumental in securing the authorization, building the coalition, and tightening the noose around Qadhafi and his regime.|
- Sec. Chuck Hagel continues, "[Obama] has a staff around him that's very inexperienced. I don't think there's one veteran on his senior staff at the White House. I don't believe there's one business person. I don't believe there's one person who's ever run anything. Other than Vice President Biden, none of them have ever been elected to anything." Sec. Robert Gates criticized "staffers calling senior commanders out in the field and asking them questions, of second guessing commanders...I told my combatant commanders and field commanders … if you get calls from … the president, that's one thing. But if you get a call from some White House or National Security Council staffer, you tell them to call me instead, and then tell them, by the way, go to hell." Hagel also criticized Susan Rice's approach and subservience to Obama.
- "Cost-benefit analysis is a Republican spending reform of the Reagan era.
- INTERVIEW OF: JAKE SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE SESSION PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGTON, D.C., Thursday, December 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.