The FBI’s Spygate scandal just took a very strange turn.
Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Michael Caputo blew the whistle on a secret the Bureau was hiding.
And it involved something horrible.
Stone and Caputo revealed to the Washington Post that in May 2016, they were approached by Henry Greenberg, a Russian national who claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Greenberg pitched his ability to deliver dirt on Clinton to Caputo who referred him to Stone so they could vet the information.
When Greenberg met with Stone, he said he would give them the information in exchange for two million dollars.
Stone dismissed this offer on the spot and nothing came of the meeting.
Text messages between Stone and Caputo showed Stone considered the meeting a waste of time and that nothing of interest happened.
After Caputo was questioned about the meeting by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Caputo began to do his own investigation on Greenberg.
And what he found was shocking.
Greenberg had worked as an FBI informant since 2000 although he claimed to have stopped spying for the Bureau in 2013.
In a text message to the Washington Post Greenberg wrote:
“Wherever I was, from Iran to North Korea, I always send information to.”
“I cooperated with the FBI for 17 years, often put my life in danger. Based on my information, there is so many arrests criminal from drugs and human trafficking, money laundering and insurance frauds.”
And now Caputo and Stone believe the meeting was another aspect of the FBI’s covert operation against the Trump campaign.
And both claimed in interviews with the Washington Post they were approached as an attempt to frame the Trump campaign for colluding with Russia.
The Washington Post reported:
“If you believe that [Greenberg] took time off from his long career as an FBI informant to reach out to us in his spare time, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you,” Caputo said in an interview.
In a separate interview, Stone said,
“I didn’t realize it was an FBI sting operation at the time, but it sure looks like one now.”
Stone and Caputo both reported the meeting to Attorney General Jeff Sessions so it can be included in the Inspector General’s investigation into allegations of political bias infecting the FBI’s investigation into supposed Russian collusion during the 2016 campaign.
This new layer to the Spygate scandal shocked Trump supporters.
Were Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray being truthful about the spying operation when they briefed members of Congress?
Previous reports on the FBI’s spying operation never revealed a second approach.
Was Greenberg really freelancing when he went to Caputo with dirt on Clinton?
And there are no allegations Greenberg is tied to Russian intelligence or the Russian government.
The only intelligence service he is known to be connected to is America’s.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.