Guahar is said to have been removed from her position in charge of FISA applications immediately after IG Michael Horowitz submitted his first draft report to Attorney General Bill Barr for classification review. Gauhar now reportedly works for Boeing.
Tashina Gauhar was the Deputy Attorney General’s national security adviser and deputy assistant attorney general for intelligence since 2009. Tash was at the DOJ since 2001, and she formerly served as assistant counsel and chief of operations in what was then called the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review. She worked for DAG Rosenstein as she did for DAG Sally Yates. Tash Gauhar was the DAG’s executor and enforcer for national security.
Deep State coup 1.0
- See also: Deep State coup 1.0
Guahar was the DOJ lawyer at the heart of the Clinton-email investigation; the DOJ lawyer hired by Eric Holder at his firm and later at the DOJ; the DOJ lawyer who was transferred to the Clinton probe; the DOJ lawyer at the epicenter of the Weiner laptop issues, the only one from MYE who spoke to New York FielD Office; the DOJ lawyer who constructed the FISA applications on behalf of Main Justice; and just the same DOJ lawyer recommending to AG Jeff Sessions that he recuse himself.
Once Jeff Sessions recused, Guahar became the internal coordinator inside Main Justice who was the link between the special counsel Robert Mueller and the resources of the entire Department of Justice. Rosenstein’s testified he exercised no oversight of the Mueller team. Everything flowed through Guahar while she protected the Andrew Weissmann, Aaron Zebley, Brendon Van Grack, et al team as they went about targeting the Trump administration. These were the usurpers embedded inside Main Justice while carrying out the “insurance policy” mission.
Tashina required all of the AG packages for foreign policy appointments to go through her.
As the DOJ point on national security, only Gauhar received email notification about NSC meetings. During her tenure she did not always pass those notifications along, so the AG (Sessions) both missed NSC meetings and went unprepared when she let the notifications wait until the last minute.
She was very close to the Counter Intelligence division and came to David Laufman’s defense. David Laufman was a DOJ-NSD lawyer who later became the attorney for Monica McLean, the FBI public information officer who wrote the complaint letter against Justice Kavanaugh with Christine Blasey Ford.
Tashina is reported to have attempted to get access to highly compartmentalized NSA information, and lied about being an appropriately cleared recipient.
Tashina Gauhar was also the person who retrieved the transcripts (tech cuts) of Gen. Flynn’s conversations with Sergey Kislyak, and she was assisting Mary McCord (DOJ) and Sally Yates at the meeting with White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Tashina Gauhar was frequently seen at public social gatherings with Mueller investigators.
Tashina Gauhar was deeply involved in the Iran JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) deal and the side agreements within the Iran nuke deal.
Tashina Gauhar was one of a select few people to convince the AG that he should recuse himself.
Tashina Gauhar was/is best friends with Lisa Page.
Tashina Gauhar told the FBI to stop enforcing and prosecuting export control and sanctions laws to protect the Iran nuclear deal.
Gauhar told the FBI not to have any public information campaign targeting private companies and educating them about dual use technologies.
Tashina Gauhar blocked the AG’s office from getting Senior Executive Service (SES) people. The AG had three SES people and the DAG had nine.
Tashina Gauhar was put in charge of reviewing the classified material President Trump ordered be passed to Congress, and she was the liaison between the Deputy AG (Rosenstein) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for national security.
2015-17: Hillary whitewash, FISA abuse, and Sessions recusal
- See also: Hillary Clinton email scandal
Whitewashing Hillary Clinton's mishandling and destruction of classified documents committed the Obama DOJ to the election of Hillary Clinton as president in 2016. Half the reason was covering up President Obama's knowledge and involvement in the scheme, being that Obama had communicated with Clinton at least 30 times through her illegal server, including with her from the territory of Russia where her Blackberry was hacked from Russian cellphone towers and was a national security breach.
Adm. Rogers denies FBI contractors FISA access
- Main article: FISA abuse
On April 18, 2016 NSA director Adm. Mike Rogers terminated FBI contractor access to the FISA database after auditors determined a pattern of abuse which exploded in late 2015 and early 2016. Over 5000 American citizens' constitutional and civil rights were systematically being violated by illegal FISA 702 search queries. The unnamed persons whose rights were violated are people associated with the Trump campaign, including Michael Cohen.
The following day Mary Jacoby, wife of FusionGPS founder Glenn Simpson, met with Obama officials in the White House. FusionGPS is suspected of being one of the FBI contractors that the FISA court and NSA determined were performing illegal 702 search queries on American citizens.
The next week Tash Gauhar attended two all day White House meetings. FBI Counsel James Baker, Trisha B Anderson (FBI) and other DOJ FISA attorneys were also in attendance. Five days after that the DNC and Clinton campaign hired FusionGPS to do 'cash for trash' on Donald Trump.
Nellie Ohr and the Steele dossier
- Main article: Steele dossier
Having lost contractor access, FusionGPS then hired Nellie Ohr, wife of Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, to work with Christopher Steele on the Steele dossier. Nellie had a security clearance for FISA access as an ex-CIA Russia expert. Nellie passed raw FISA data to Steele which contained dates and times of travel which could be authenticated to give the dossier credibility. Steele then embellished itineraries with imaginary rendezvous with KGB agents and prostitutes to smear the Trump campaign.
Laundering illegal surveillance evidence through FusionGPS served one more purpose for the Obama DOJ and FBI: the Steele dossier fictions coming from outside the government, and leaked to mainstream fake news organizations, gave the appearance of independent probable cause to present to the FISA court to legitimize the Obama administration's illegal domestic spying.
- Main article: Weiner laptop
Gauhar was one of three individuals appointed to review the Weiner laptop in September 2016, which contained all Hillary Clinton missing emails, including those dating back to her appointment before Clinton assumed office. Guahar instructed the US Attorney's office of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), that if the New York FBI field office and local New York police and prosecutors persisted in looking into the pedophilia charges against Anthony Weiner, Clinton Foundation corruption, and the corrupt activities of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama FBI, the Obama DOJ would bring federal civil rights charges against members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) in the death of an African American, Eric Garner, who died while in police custody for selling cigarettes.
The Weiner laptop in fact was never examined until the day after the 2016 election. Nonetheless, James Comey issued a public statement four days before the election stating that the laptop had been examined, and no incriminating evidence found.
- Main article: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
the DOJ/FBI lawyer at the heart of the Clinton-email investigation; the DOJ/FBI lawyer hired by Eric Holder at his firm and later at the DOJ; the DOJ/FBI lawyer who was transferred to the Clinton probe; the DOJ/FBI lawyer at the epicenter of the Weiner laptop issues, the only one from MYE [Clinton investigation] who spoke to New York; the DOJ/FBI lawyer who constructs the FISA applications on behalf of Main Justice;…. just happens to be the same DOJ/FBI lawyer recommending to AG Jeff Sessions that he recuse himself.
"In a pro-forma press release today, the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD) released the names of its leadership today. Reporting to David Kris, the assistant attorney general in charge of the NSD, are several credentialed national security lawyers with significant connections to the Democratic Party. But there are also officials — Brad Weigman, Sheryl Walter, Tanisha Guahar [sic] Leonard Bailey, Carol Cordero and George Toscas — who have served more than one president."
In 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder changed the entire DOJ organizational chart making the Deputy AG the DOJ’s main point contact for the entire national security process.
Gauhar appears in Strzok texts as “Tash”.
2006: Office of Intelligence Policy and Review
"Office of Intelligence Policy and Review handled applications for secret surveillance warrants in intelligence investigations.
"We were separate in almost every way," said George Z. Toscas, who is the deputy assistant attorney general over counterterrorism and counterespionage.
The new division, launched on Sept. 26, 2006, was designed to change that. Intelligence lawyers and criminal prosecutors now work together when a threat is identified - in partnership with U.S. attorneys' offices and the FBI - in what are considered broad national security investigations. Toscas and Tashina Gauhar, the deputy assistant attorney general for intelligence, have offices next to each other and say they are in constant communication. The division is the liaison between Justice Department headquarters and the intelligence community."
The team of Toscas and Gauhar, under President Obama, took revisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and processes enabled by the Patriot Act, - intended to target al-Qaeda - and applied them to a Republican presidential candidate, labelling the candidate and his organization a "threat to national security".
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- FEC records show Obama for America also paid $972,000 to Perkins Coie, the surrogate law firm for FusionGPS, beginning in April 2016.
- A similar scenario was played out in the Valerie Plame investigation; after fake news impugned Karl Rove, Deputy AG at the time Jimmy Comey convinced then Attorney General John Ashcroft to recuse himself because of a conflict of interest. Jimmy the Weasel then appointed a Special Counsel to harass the Bush administration and go on a four year witch hunt that netted one conviction unrelated to the Special Counsel mandate.
- A few weeks after Obama's election, former Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd wrote, "the strategy is feint to the right, move left. Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment. Look to the second level appointments. There's a whole govt. in waiting that Podesta has at the Center for American Progress. They're mostly progressives." http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/mark-rudd-lets-get-smart-about-obama.html?m=1
- The revisions and processes expanded the use of 702 search queries. A 702 search query allows for entering a name, phone number, or email address into the FISA database, and it returns a complete history of all contacts sent to or from. By law, 702 queries are supposed to only be made on non-American citizens outside the United States and can be performed without a warrant. American citizens, and non-citizens inside the United States, enjoy Fourth Amendment protection. The technology is ahead of the law, and the system is ripe for abuse. As Edward Snowden explained, any low-level operator with access to the database can invade the privacy rights of anyone - including the president, Supreme Court justices, members of congress, and journalists. All that's needed is a valid email address or phone number. All contacts that the search query returns likewise can have their privacy rights violated, in the same manner. Gauhar and Toscas are among several key players who weaponized the nation's national security intelligence apparatus against domestic political opponents.