The more we’ve learned about the actions of rogue FBI agents in the run-up to the FISA warrant obtained to spy on Trump aide Carter Page, the clearer it becomes that an investigation was needed to uncover the origins of the Russian probe.
In a highly-publicized move, Attorney General William Barr enlisted the help of prominent allies to unearth the circumstances regarding the initiation of the FBI’s surveillance.
Some Washington insiders aren’t particularly happy. (Red State)
Attorney General Bill Barr has expressed some skepticism over the investigation of the Trump campaign and has appointed the US Attorney for Connecticut, John Durham, as what amounts to a special counsel to investigate the genesis of the Russia hoax. Needless to say, the FBI mafia is not happy.
The AG should stop sliming his own Department. If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them professionally and then tell us what you found. An AG must act like the leader of the Department of Justice, an organization based on truth. Donald Trump has enough spokespeople.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 18, 2019
This morning some former FBI goon and current NBC News/MSNBC analyst named Frank Figliuzzi launched an attack on Bill Barr in NBC’s opinion section.
As we all have learned, the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, acting on classified data, allied intelligence, human sources and conduct occurring in plain view, opened a counterintelligence investigation to explore Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The Russian efforts were later detailed in over two dozen federal grand jury indictments involving Russian intelligence officers and Russian nationals.
The FBI inquiry also included connections between the Trump campaign and known or suspected Russian government-affiliated individuals. Those connections are detailed in over 100 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Mueller’s inquiry was predicated by the FBI’s initial Russia investigation. Now, President Donald Trump and Barr seek to undermine Mueller’s findings by fueling doubt about the FBI’s decision to open the initial Russian case that led to a special counsel appointment. Back at the Kremlin, the vodka is flowing.