The FBI’s cover-up about the covert spying operations on the Trump campaign continues to unravel.
Former FBI Director James Comey claims the investigation began on July 31st, 2016.
But this one piece of paper blows the scandal wide open and proves Comey told one awful lie.
The FBI claims the current origin story for the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is that it began after George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat – who had connections to the Clinton Foundation – that he met with a Maltese professor who claimed the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
The Australians supposedly passed this information on the FBI months after the conversation took place once WikiLeaks began releasing emails obtained from the Democratic National Committee.
This story was leaked to the New York Times in December 2017.
But months earlier, in an April story, the Times reported that it was Carter Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow that initially kick-started the FBI’s interest in investigating the Trump campaign for collusion.
Congress is trying to get to the bottom of the FBI’s ever-shifting story but they are being stonewalled by the Department of Justice and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on America’s Newsroom on Fox News and stated that the Department of Justice is covering up facts that would show the American people the spying scheme was even worse than they thought.
Gaetz was asked by host Bill Hemmer if Trump could step in and help Congress in their oversight requests by simply declassifying documents that the FBI redacts.
The Florida Congressman stated “I would call on him to do that. Specifically, the documents that would reflect on investigative activity before July 31st.”
Gaetz singled out this date because the FBI spy who approached Trump campaign officials in August and September 2016 also was in contact with Carter Page weeks before the investigation began.
This has led many critics to question if the FBI was telling the truth when Bureau officials claimed they began investigating the Trump campaign for contacts with Russians on July 31st, Gaetz continued “But suspiciously, Peter Strzok and Rod Rosenstein wouldn’t answer questions about potential intelligence collection or spying before that date.”
Finally, Hemmer pressed on Gaetz on what he thought the Department of Justice was hiding.
“I believe money was paid to people to collect intelligence on the Trump campaign. And that crosses a line in this country. When you’ve got folks that are collecting intelligence, not as a consequence of a true investigative basis but instead based on this dirty dossier – this DNC information – and then going and spying on a rival political campaign. I think the records will evidence that did happen.”
Critics believe the FBI and Department of Justice have not been acting in good faith.
The information that has been redacted in the documents turned over to Congress does not threaten national security.
It threatens the reputation of the FBI and its leaders like Comey because the documents will show the FBI launched a politically motivated spying campaign against Donald Trump and then lied about the scope of the operation.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.