Obama hoped that this member of the deep state would be able to stay unnoticed.
But Trump wasn’t about to let the FBI keep on with their political attacks.
Barack Obama is devastated because this key ally was forced to resign.
The FBI’s actions against the Donald Trump campaign are unheard of.
There was no legitimate reason for the FBI to conduct surveillance on the Trump team.
No reason at all.
Yet the FBI listened in on the conversation with Michael Flynn, then unmasked him and then the FBI used the phone call to set up a perjury trap.
That isn’t the only scandal that happened because of underhanded FBI surveillance.
The FBI also used the Steele dossier, a document that was paid for by the Clinton campaign, in order to get warrants to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
In order to get the warrant, the FBI misled the DOJ to make it look like they had multiple sources besides the Steele dossier and held back the information that Steele noted that some of his sources were unreliable and might be spreading Russian disinformation.
The FBI lawyer who authorized the warrant against Page has been forced to resign on Friday, the FBI noted.
“Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel, has recently come under scrutiny over his role in the various investigations against former Trump advisers, including Michael Flynn and Carter Page,” The Daily Caller noted.
Boente used his bureaucratic post in a way that significantly helped the Democrats’ interests.
“Boente signed one of the four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders against Page. Boente, who served as acting attorney general for the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, signed the surveillance warrant against Page on April 7, 2017.” The Daily Caller continued.
The DOJ admitted that two of the four orders against Carter Page were “not valid.”
“FBI Director Christopher Wray announced internally on Friday that Boente will be leaving his role on June 30,” The Daily Caller continued. “Boente, a 38-year veteran of the Justice Department and FBI, served as U.S. attorney in Virginia, as a prosecutor for the Justice Department’s national security division, and as acting attorney general early in the Trump administration.”
The Democrats have had a hard time covering up all the scandals of the Obama administration.
The mainstream media have done their best to keep the issue off the front pages and claim that Trump was making unfounded accusations.
“It is a disgrace what’s happened. This is the greatest political scam, hoax in the history of our country,” Trump said on the Obamagate scandal. “People should be going to jail for this stuff and hopefully a lot of people are going to have to pay.”
At least Boente has lost his position of power within the FBI and that’s a start in the right direction.
William Barr has John Durham investigating the origins of the Russia investigation and hopefully that will shed more light on the Obama administration’s underhanded actions.