Donald Trump has been fighting a war against rogue forces within his own government.
The Deep State failed to derail his Presidential campaign, so they set out to destroy his Presidency.
But the Deep State’s conspiracy against the President is even worse than anyone thought.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is on a mission to uncover the FBI and Department of Justice’s misdeeds during the 2016 campaign.
To that end, Nunes has requested documents about possible FISA abuses.
The FBI and DOJ are blocking his request because they claim these documents contain the name of an American citizen who has been providing information to the Mueller probe.
They are blocking the request on the grounds that disclosing this individual’s identity would harm national security.
But Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal has another theory.
Strassel believes the FBI and DOJ are stonewalling Nunes because these documents would reveal that the FBI planted a spy in the Trump campaign.
House investigators nonetheless sniffed out a name, and Mr. Nunes in recent weeks issued a letter and a subpoena demanding more details. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s response was to double down—accusing the House of “extortion” and delivering a speech in which he claimed that “declining to open the FBI’s files to review” is a constitutional “duty.” Justice asked the White House to back its stonewall. And it even began spinning that daddy of all superspook arguments—that revealing any detail about this particular asset could result in “loss of human lives.”
This is desperation, and it strongly suggests that whatever is in these files is going to prove very uncomfortable to the FBI.
The bureau already has some explaining
to do. Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign.
This would amount to spying, and it is hugely disconcerting. It would also be a major escalation from the electronic surveillance we already knew about, which was bad enough. Obama political appointees rampantly “unmasked” Trump campaign officials to monitor their conversations, while the FBI played dirty with its surveillance warrant against Carter Page, failing to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that its supporting information came from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now we find it may have also been rolling out human intelligence, John Le Carré style, to infiltrate the Trump campaign.
Which would lead to another big question for the FBI: When? The bureau has been doggedly sticking with its story that a tip in July 2016 about the drunken ramblings of George Papadopoulos launched its counterintelligence probe. Still, the players in this affair—the FBI, former Director Jim Comey, the Steele dossier authors—have been suspiciously vague on the key moments leading up to that launch date. When precisely was the Steele dossier delivered to the FBI? When precisely did the Papadopoulos information come in?”
Strassel writes that she believes the informant and the FBI may have begun spying on the Trump campaign long before the summer of 2016 when they opened their counterintelligence investigation.
This is a bombshell that could reveal just how deeply the Obama administration and the Deep State conspired to subvert democracy.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.