Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Founder Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

Tyler Durden's picture

A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept.

Former CIA agent John R. Maguire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince

The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire - a Trump transition team member who works for intelligence contractor Amyntor Group, spent over two decades as a paramilitary officer - including tours in Central America working with the Contras. After retiring, Maguire hooked up with Blackwater founder Erik Prince in what has been a long and fruitful professional relationship. 

While Maguire and Prince deny they are working together on the White House's "private spy network," current and former U.S. officials as well as Trump donors say otherwise, as The Intercept reports:

The former senior intelligence official with direct knowledge of the efforts scoffed at Prince’s denials. “Erik’s proposal had no company names on the slides,” this person said, “but there is no doubt that Prince and Maguire were working together.

Prince is reported to have told a top Trump fundraiser that he and Maguire are working together, and the two had been going around to Trump fundraisers to generate support for private military contracting efforts in Afghanistan until a CIA contract materialized for the project.

During these conversations, Maguire told donors that Obama administration holdovers were withholding information from President Trump, and H.R. McMaster - a protégé of former CIA director David Petraeus - authorized a spying operation on members of the Trump family as well as Steve Bannon, and then sent the gathered intel to an international facility owned by George Soros. Via The Intercept:

[Maguire] said there were people inside the CIA who joined in the previous eight years [under Obama] and inside the government, and they were failing to give the president the intelligence he needed,” said a person who was pitched by Maguire and other Amyntor personnel. To support his claim, Maguire told at least two people that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in coordination with a top official at the National Security Agency, authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Adding to these unsubstantiated claims, Maguire told the potential donors he also had evidence McMaster used a burner phone to send information gathered through the surveillance to a facility in Cyprus owned by George Soros.

A potential Donor Maguire spoke with said "John [Maguire] was certain that the deep state was going to kick the president out of office within a year,” adding “These guys said they were protecting the president.”

Given the frequent and ongoing "deep-state" leaks to the MSM designed to undermine Trump, reports of Obama holdovers keeping dozens of national security positions - some say thanks to H.R. McMaster, and advisory team whittled down to Stephen Miller, Jared and Ivanka, it's no secret that at least some, if not all of what is known as the "deep state" has been after Trump since he became a serious threat to Hillary Clinton during the election.

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Sky flyer's picture

A little off topic but Holy Shit Bitcoin right now!!!!!!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Founder Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

My response: I suspect that President TRUMP knew the information outlined in this article already.

I believe the GREATEST STING OPERATION of the last couple of centuries is coming. The MEU has all the necessary information from Langley, VA CIA probe. There is also evidence that President TRUMP knew all about Mueller and the both of them are working together to lower the boom on the SWAMP.

I look forward to news in the weeks ahead.

wildbad's picture

the world would be a much better, safer, saner place without CIA and NSA

shitshitshit's picture

Imagine my lack of surprise after having read this article.

Only fools would read this in awe.

And BTW, if you have soros at the end, you also have hillary and her not husband, the feg obama and the rest of that clique as well... That's going to be quite a stingy operation to eradicate that crappy team.


wildbad's picture

the first time i saw mcmaster sitting with trump all kinds of alarm bells went off.

he is slime. he has no redeeming qualities. he has no scruples and no moral compass.

Bes's picture

no one is after trump

just ask JFK


trump is playing his part

the oligarchs are gaining

corporate america is gaining

moar war

and moar wealth moving up

to the top


everything else is just a distraction

full stop

curbjob's picture

What happened to the "retired marine" ?

Sorry but I don't believe a fucking thing that comes out of Blackwater and even less from a CIA operative.

PT's picture

I'm not very good at this but,  ummm .... So Bush's private security detail is called CIA, Clinton's private security detail is called FBI, Obama's private security detail is called NSA and Trump's private security detail is called Blackwater (how appropriate that Trump has the "non-govt" one).  Is that right?

curbjob's picture

 nailed it in the first sentence

Paul Kersey's picture

Did someone just open the closet door only to find someone in there secretly McMasterbating?

PT's picture


Come on guys, help me out here!  How's it really go then?

shovelhead's picture

Just make up any old looney shit, the crazier the better, and link to a story that's ever crazier.

That's how to do it.

swmnguy's picture

No kidding.  I mean, I think we all know the CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, and all the rest of the Alphabet Soup is corrupt.  We did know that, right?

So the answer is to let the rich hire their own private mercenary armies?

If we're trying to recreate the conditions that led to the rise of Julius Caesar and the collapse of the Roman Republic, then yes, that would be the answer.  If we're trying to permanently destroy America as a representative democracy, warts and defects and all, and replace it with an open Empire run by a plutocratic Dictatorship careening from internal civil war to reigns of terror to more internal civil wars, then yes, this is a great way to go. 

BullyBearish's picture

ALL of the 3-letter $hitshows mentioned above are made possible by the worst one of all:


f   e   d

STP's picture

I'd be happy to just see it, go back to being a Republic, for God's sake (and our own).

swmnguy's picture

Me too.  I don't think the way to do that is to embrace Oligarchic Plutocracy, though.  Feudalism in general sucks.  That's why we've been trying to get rid of it for 500 years.

I'm not of the Aristocratic class.  A very very few are able to climb up into that class, but they're the exceptions that prove the rule.  I'm very fortunate in that I saw a stark example of how Feudal our society still is, when I was young enough to do something about it.  It occured to me that I don't want to be the henchman to some specific noble, because when the noble winds up on the outs, so do his henchmen.  And henchmen are by their nature disposable.  I lucked into a way to become a trusted procurer of sorts to a wide range of the nobility.  As long as I keep the net spread wide enough, a falling-out or reversal of fortune with any one noble doesn't affect me much.

But just because I figured out one way I can survive and have a little bit of upward class mobility doesn't mean I think the Feudal system is good or worth preserving.  My ancestors bailed on Europe because they hated Feudalism, either serving in the endless wars between Feudal fiefdoms, or waking up one day to discover that their religious beliefs were now a Capital offense.  That's the last kind of shit we need here, and yet so many of us are cheering and stampeding to hand over our rights, align with our feudal tribal leader, and attack anyone we don't think is of our tribe.  It's a madness we're prone to, and that's something we try to evolve out of, when we get our thoughts together and get some clarity against the incessant primitivism we're bombarded with all the time.

PT's picture

The sheep are being slowly rocked back and forth ... and led.  A little oppression builds the conditions for the needs of a strongman to overthrow the current system.  Nothing happens?  Then add a little more oppression.  The more oppression, the more the sheep need a strongman to overthrow the current system.  The more they can justify ignoriing the strongman's own blemishes ("We got much bigger fish to fry at the moment.  We'll deal with that later.")  So after the strongman gets power?  He's a strongman.  He won't walk away quietly.  It takes an even bigger strongman to overcome him.

Trump sold himself as a deal-maker.  All good if he makes the right deals with the right people.  But if he is just another strongman ...

Deal-maker.  Win/win or Win/lose?  Some people don't walk away quietly when they lose.

fallst's picture

exactly, all unconfirmed unknown sources

BandGap's picture

Don't know if people remember this but the Congress tried to reel in the CIA in the mid 70s. Obviously it didn't work.

Bush Sr, was VP for eight years and POTUS for four, he was head of the CIA previously. Don't think this shit goes deep?

Simeon ben Gamliel-Nasi's picture

JFK tried to get rid of the CIA, look what it got him.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The people have the internet and all the information they need. Now they need to stop watching / caring kneelers and start realizing that the Banker's Deep State expects them to kneel before them.  Rise up.  

Hikikomori's picture

Without the FBI as well.  Rotten from the beginning.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ wild,

An EO and,

The National Security Elimination Act of 2017

would certainly Eliminate both cancers.

Long over due.

ReZn8r's picture

add the Eff Bee Eye to your list.

wafm's picture

the world would be a much better, safer, saner place without the US

Expat's picture

Are you clinically insane or just so desperate to believe in The Donald that you create these elaborate delusions.  Frankly, you and Trump would get along very well.  He also lives in a fantasy land.

Troy Ounce's picture



His name was Seth Rich, remember.

nmewn's picture

Do you realize there is an actual difference between leaked and hacked?

Now that is a fantasy popping realization ;-)

Conscious Reviver's picture

Mueller was FBI director investigating 9/11. He came up with nada. So these fantasies can't amount to anything more than a psy-op. Another thing. The Intercept is a dodgy source. Some whistle-blower went to them and they outed the whistle-blower. Run by a tribal. I'm starting to get a new understanding of the tribes-people. The standard goy is sooo gullible, they just can't resist winding them up..

The only way Mueller could prove to be on the side of the American people is if he comes out with arrest warrants for the true 9/11 perps. That was his job after all, wasn't it? Otherwise my little fishies, it's just more drama to keep you enthralled while what remains of America is cut down.

Conscious Reviver's picture

The strange story of The Intercept outing NSA whistle-blower, Reality Winner(?!?) who leaked a pro-Swamp, Russian Trump collusion narrative that was all conjecture.

'No one will go to The Intercept with information' – Fmr CIA officer
RT America

Crazy Or Not's picture

>TI - The Intercept...

was founded by Pierre Omidyar, a billionaire and major owner of both eBay and PayPal, who gave the project more than $50 million in seed money.


This alone should have been enough to complicate its mission “to hold the most powerful governmental and corporate factions accountable.”

Its first hires were Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras – all of whom were involved in publishing the Snowden revelations, as well as other leaks. Greenwald and Poitras were the only journalists with the full Snowden cache and those secrets now belong to a single billionaire running a for-profit media company.


Omidyar’s connections to the U.S. political establishment are numerous and concerning. One of his foundation’s microcredit projects to “help” farmers in India led to an epidemic of farmer suicides that gained international headlines, as farmers became unable to pay the foundation back. His network has also funded regime change operations with USAID, most recently in Ukraine. In addition, Omidyar was well-connected to the Obama White House, which stood to lose the most from the mass publication of the Snowden cache. One of Omidyar’s main companies, PayPal, is said to be implicated in some of the NSA documents that have still been withheld.

(So everything's fine there! - another question: Is Reality Winner a NSA plant/burner?)

chestergimli's picture

And don-t forget the tribes-people’s pets-their Pitt bulls-the masons and the eastern stars.

TruthHunter's picture


Dont stop there. Keep in mind both Bill Clinton and Steve Bannon were Jesuit educated. The Jesuits brag that if barricades are in the streets, their agents are on both sides.

"Joo" baters seem to forget that the Rothschilds are called bankers of the Vatican.

Remember Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy...vs Spy? Whatever you think it is it's something more.

Cloud9.5's picture

I have stated this before.  None of us know anything.  Disinformation is flying from every angle.  We are filtering that information through our own flawed belief systems.   What we believe to be true is a construct of our own bias.  It is more than evident that an internecine war is ongoing in the different fiefdoms of the deep state.  The old guard was bloodied the moment Hillary lost the election.


I worked for about a decade in one of the most evil bureaucracy’s on the planet.  One of the lessons I learned was that just because everybody in the inner circle sucks up to the boss that does not mean they are loyal to him.  Their true loyalties lie with themselves.  More than a few of them would love to have his head on a stake.  They will turn on their own colleagues in an instant if that turn will advance their own careers.   These people have the moral fiber of a school of piranhas. 

Dancing Disraeli's picture

I think of it as being on the surface of the ocean while violence takes place below.  We interpret the things that float to the surface as best we can, reinterpreting each time another piece of flotsam emerges.

shovelhead's picture

That's pretty much it.

They guys who really know the players and the plays don't talk with the likes of us and when one guy manages to grab a piece, he's getting compartmentalized information.

Only history gives you a shot at a Unified Field Theory and even then, facts are tainted by perception.

Crazy Or Not's picture

+1 agreed.

Very simply the biggest problem facing the world today is confirmation bias.
It causes us to become prisoners of our assumptions. If not dealt with it ultimately ends with everyone getting fucked by bad decisions rather than investigation and search for actual facts.

ChiangMaiXPat's picture

Who is more insane? Did you read this article by the Intercept (no Trump fan by the way)? H.R. McMaster is being acuused of treason and of “wiretapping” Trump & his family in what amounts to a coup and sending that info abroad to an international globalist criminal. A Fabian Socialist who destroys sovereign nations and their currencies for fun. It looks to me like your the insane party here. Whether it is Trump or not the implications of this modern day coup are unmeasurable.. Your comment is a very sad commentary on the state of the Union in that your own dogma precludes you from seeing the greater good.

Conscious Reviver's picture

Expat wars. ChiangMaiXpat, here's my question for you. What is The Intercept?? Another. Who is Eric Prince? Finally. Are these people credible?

Don't worry about Trump. He's doing a great job for the people who put him there. He's going to finish his term. Probably two.

Don't lose track of the big picture which is financial collapse of epic proportions.

The show is a distraction. Enjoy Chiang Mai.

STP's picture

McMaster is a warmonger, that would make McCain and Graham, pre ejaculate at the prospects of letting him loose.  He is very vocal on his hatred for Russia and his love of NATO.  I am amazed, really, that he is part of Trump's cabinet, to begin with.  I'd shitcan McMaster, faster than a used tampon in my front yard.

BarkingCat's picture

I seriously doubt that Mueller is one of the good guys.

His past indicates otherwise. 

Bring the Gold's picture

Well thank god people with sterling track records like Erik "oh you questioned me, die in Fallujah amazing patriotic veteran who spoke up about my corruption" Prince and Ollie "I invented the fucking Deep State during Iran-Contra" North are on the scene! These guys SCREAM credibility. Especially Oliver North oh and look another Iran-Contra player is the one who is alleging this. Iran-Contra was one of those shining moments where due process, rule of law, human rights and oversight were all tossed out the window in favor of hidden political actions involving gun running, drug smuggling, assassination, torture and genocide. Yeah, I see NO REASON not to trust these very honest and noble guys.

Look McMaster is ALSO a piece of shit, but holy fuck the rubes buying into the 4D chess argument when Iran-Contra fucks are crawling out of the woodwork is astonishing and shows had bereft of history many are. Look at Saudi was that anti-corruption? Nope, it was a coup under the guise of anti-corruption. This formation of a private intel agency is the despot playbook 101. As much as our institutions are corrupted the answer isn't to maximize power in the fewest hands possible. For fucks sake they are talking about a global "Extraordinary rendition team" beyond any oversight of ANYONE but Iran-Contra fucks and Erik Prince?!?!? If that doesn't set off alarm bells I just don't know what to say.

mc888's picture

There is also evidence


Rumor does not equal evidence. Even when it fits your cognitive bias.

Bring the Gold's picture

Seriously, people are just ridiculous. Although with BILLIONS of dollars in propaganda flowing left, right and center I don't think anyone (and I include myself) knows what the fuck is going on more than a bit here and there. I'm very uncertain of damn near anything except history shows us THERE ARE NO GOOD GUYS AT THE PINNACLES OF POWER!!! Or rather they are the rarest of rare things and 9/10 when they are trying to help the people the get Julius Caesar'd or JFK'd.

Bring the Gold's picture

So where does Obama's secret army of Black dewds come in? What about The Islamic Brotherhood and their implementation of Sharia law? Follow up, why is this needed after Marines stormed CIA headquarters two weeks ago and arrested everyone?

Oh right, because like the "greatest sting 15D chess" narrative the above are all fever dreams of General Ripper types OR they are propaganda to get people like you to support Trumpsterfire while he and his branch of the Oligarchy continue to gut the last few shreds of the Constitution and privatize and steal our national heritage for the 0.00001%. Sure maybe Trumpsterfire represents homegrown Robberbarons instead of European ones, but the impact on all of us is much the same. Patriotism is awesome and I consider myself a patriot and love the land of my birth, blind zealous nationalism and tilting at windmills tends to end poorly.

pelican's picture

This is the greatest piece of journalism I have seen in years.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Don't go off topic. Every other fucking thread here is a Bitcoin thread, so save it for one of those.