Who Was Behind The First Coup Attempt In American History?

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Charles S. (Sam) Faddis, Senior Partner- Artemis, LLC is a former CIA operations officer with thirty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. His last assignment prior to retirement in May of 2008 was as head of the CIA's terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He took the first CIA team into Iraq in the Summer of 2002 in advance of the invasion of that country and has worked extensively in the field with law enforcement, local security forces and special operations teams. Since retirement, he has written extensively, provided training to a wide variety of government and private entities and appears regularly on radio and television.

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How high did this conspiracy go? Did it reach into the Oval Office itself? Recent reporting suggests it may have.

What foreign governments and foreign intelligence services may have participated in the attempt to bring down a sitting U.S. President?

Are there still conspirators in place inside this government today? Who might those conspirators be?

Everything about this conspiracy shows the trademarks of a clandestine coup attempt. A group of individuals, many of whom may not yet be identified, abused the counterintelligence powers of our intelligence community to operate from behind a veil of secrecy and compartmentation. The telltale signs are everywhere.

The conspirators enlisted the assistance of foreign intelligence services and even directed those services to spy on the President and his most senior advisors. This allowed them to completely bypass all U.S. legal restrictions on the collection of intelligence on U.S. persons.

According to reporting from The Guardian, sources told them that:

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.

Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said.

The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence – known as SIGINT – included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the “Five Eyes” spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, also relayed material, one source said.


Crafted originally as a “fallback” plan during the runup to the 2016 election, this conspiracy evolved into a full-fledged coup attempt with the goal of removing Donald Trump from office. Had it succeeded, its outline would never have been visible to the American public. And, if Trump loses in 2020, all efforts to uncover the truth will be terminated, and the facts will never be fully understood.

This coup attempt threatened the foundations of our republic, and if we do not get to the bottom of it and bring everyone involved to justice, we will have taken another long step toward losing our democracy forever.

Sabrina DeSousa is the former CIA officer cutaway and abandoned by the Obama/Biden Administration for her alleged involvement in a counterterrorist operation in Italy. She can be reached @sadiso on Twitter.