The Deep State struck back at the Trump administration.
After days of bombshell stories detailing how the FBI had deployed a spy to infiltrate the Trump campaign, the Deep State engineered a leak designed to knock Trump and his allies back on their heels.
But their scheme backfired in this major way.
Deep State operatives in the Department of Justice and the FBI spoon fed the New York Times a story about the “true origins” of the Russia investigation.
The Times framed the story to make it seem like the FBI bent over backwards not to inject politics into the investigation and that the Bureau might have caught the Trump campaign colluding with Russia had it acted more forcefully.
In fact, the only political calculation made was that Trump was likely to lose the election and FBI leadership didn’t want to feed Trump’s narrative that the system was rigged against him.
The Times reports:
Agents considered, then rejected, interviewing key Trump associates, which might have sped up the investigation but risked revealing the existence of the case. Top officials quickly became convinced that they would not solve the case before Election Day, which made them only more hesitant to act. When agents did take bold investigative steps, like interviewing the ambassador, they were shrouded in secrecy.
Fearful of leaks, they kept details from political appointees across the street at the Justice Department. Peter Strzok, a senior F.B.I. agent, explained in a text that Justice Department officials would find it too “tasty” to resist sharing. “I’m not worried about our side,” he wrote.
Only about five Justice Department officials knew the full scope of the case, officials said, not the dozen or more who might normally be briefed on a major national security case.
But this fake news was a clever distraction.
The real news in this story is that it confirms the fact that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign and that the FBI used an informant to spy on the campaign and run active measures against Trump associates.
The Times also reports:
“The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters — a secret type of subpoena — officials said. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump’s allies questioning whether the F.B.I. was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.”
The FBI used national security letters to snoop on four Trump campaign team members: Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and George Papadopoulos.
Even after the months snooping and spying on the Trump campaign – and the two years in total spent on the investigation – the Times concludes that the FBI has still not uncovered any evidence of collusion:
“A year and a half later, no public evidence has surfaced connecting Mr. Trump’s advisers to the hacking or linking Mr. Trump himself to the Russian government’s disruptive efforts. But the article’s tone and headline — “Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia” —
gave an air of finality to an investigation that was just beginning.”
The media mocked Donald Trump’s March 2017 tweet where he revealed Obama had wire tapped him at Trump Tower.
But this story makes it clear Trump was correct.
By spying on Manafort, Flynn, Page, and Papadopoulos, the FBI had access to campaign communications.
The Times reporters acted as willing participants in a Deep State cover up.
They buried the real story – that the Obama administration abused its power and ran active measures against Donald Trump in plain sight – by dressing it up as the FBI being forced to spy on the Trump campaign out of patriotic duty.
Do you agree the Obama administration and FBI spying on the Trump campaign is the real scandal that should be investigated?
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