During the international manhunt for terror king Osama bin Laden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CIA Director Leon Panetta were running a sweet side Op that involved illegally wiretapping and surveillance of U.S. citizens, according to shocking details in the new Deep State book PAINE: How We Dismantled the FBI in Our Pajamas.
Clinton, running the State Dept. at the time, and Panetta again running the CIA. A formidable Democratic duo. Generals of the Deep State, no doubt. Enter the little-known Rewards for Justice Program where anyone can submit tips to help capture America’s most wanted terrorists and receive a hefty cash reward if they are arrested. Or at least that’s how it is supposed to operate.
The price on bin Laden’s head was $25 million.
But according to revelations in the new Deep State book PAINE: How We Dismantled the FBI in Our Pajamas:
American citizens or retired federal agents who were hunting Osama bin Laden became government targets. If their tips and Intel were credible – at least under Hillary Clinton – their submissions became a license for surveillance. That included any information filtering into the program about bin Laden living or being spotted in Iran.
“Any information about Iran was handled by the people at the very top of the State Department,” one intelligence insider with knowledge of the program’s working said.
Another intelligence official went even further, alleging credible tips pinpointing bin Laden in Iran were not only NOT paid because they were never followed up – but the whistleblowers were wiretapped, spied on and monitored to see what they were doing with the information.
“There was a concern about leaking details to the press or having people rail against the government for ignoring their ticket to a $25 million reward,” one insider said.
Instead of using the information to seek bin Laden, State Dept. and CIA resources were being expended to keep a close eye on the whistleblowers who dared to try and collect a public reward for bin Laden’s capture. A status report on each such person and entity was being forwarded to State Dept. brass on a “weekly” basis, one insider confirmed.
The intelligence program was operating like a counterintelligence program, with the Obama administration – Clinton and Panetta – pulling strings to safeguard and kill any information regarding bin Laden in Iran. A sophisticated cruel misinformation campaign dreamt up and implemented by sinister actors.
This explosive story is developing and is documented at length in the book, now available for ordering HERE: