Interestingly, now that it has become apparent Joe Biden will be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, we’re beginning to learn more about the “Spygate” scandal his one-time boss, Barack Obama, more than likely approved.
It could be that we’ll learn Biden — who has his own credibility problems with China and Ukraine — was well aware of the operation to infiltrate the 2016 Trump campaign.
That said, in recent days we have discovered more evidence of the covert operation that has answered longstanding questions about who was involved, what their roles were, and how it call went down.
As former intelligence analyst and current talk radio host Buck Sexton reported on his website Friday, footnotes from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FBI report that were partially declassified “reveal that the most ‘central and essential’ evidence to justify surveillance of short term Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page was based on Russian disinformation.”
That’s right: Russia interfered in the 2016 election, compliments of the FBI. Now, the question is, did Comey’s agency do so knowingly? Because if so, that is textbook conspiracy.
To answer that question, I’ll ask another: Ever heard of a guy named Christopher Steele?
Sexton’s site notes further:
In January, U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, R-Iowa, sent a classified letter questioning the contradiction between the footnotes and what was made public by Horowitz’s team regarding the bureau’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. The letter was first reported by SaraACarter.com. In January, the senator’s did not disclose what section of the December FISA report contradicts the footnotes in their findings.
The declassification came at the request Grassley and Johnson, whose committees have been dedicated to uncovering the truth regarding the FBI’s malfeasance during the bureau’s probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign and its now debunked theory that campaign officials colluded with Russia. Those footnotes deal directly with the evidence collected by the FBI from former MI6 agent Christopher Steele whose salacious and debunked dossier was the bulk of information used to seek a warrant from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to spy on Page.
And we know that the bulk of Steele’s info came from Russian sources.
Johnson spoke to investigative reporter Sara. A. Carter Friday, noting that the revelations contained in the partially declassified footnotes indicate some top FBI officials “were total and complete snakes.” He added that he expects further declassifications this next week.
Johnson and Grassley have been on this from the outset. In their January letter, the existence and some of the contents of which were first reported by Carter, the two senators said that the footnotes appeared to contradict information that was made publicly available by the IG’s team.
“Specifically, we are concerned that certain sections of the public version of the report are misleading because they are contradicted by relevant and probative classified information redacted in four footnotes,” the letter stated, according to Carter.
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