BREAKING: FBI Staffer Offered Money for Investigation Into Trump
The FBI finds itself under the microscope. And they deserve it.
According to the Washington Examiner,
Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI’s reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe’s role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair.
Remember Judge Napolitano’s suspension from FOX News?
At the time, Napolitano hinted of British involvement in the Russian affair. Upon his return, he told the same story.
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The Examiner article continues:
Grassley began his investigation after the Washington Post reported on February 28 that the FBI, “a few weeks before the election,” agreed to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump. Prior to that, supporters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign had paid Steele to gather intelligence on Clinton’s Republican rival. In the end, the FBI did not pay Steele, the Post reported, after the dossier “became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials.” It is not clear whether Steele worked under agreement with the FBI for any period of time before the payment deal fell through.
“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” Grassley wrote in a letter to Comey dated March 28.
Now the FBI sweats in under the Gestapo heat lamp. So, Grassley demands the FBI turn over all its records related to Steele and the dossier.
Further, Grassley wants “all FBI policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable when the FBI seeks to fund an investigator associated with a political opposition research firm connected to a political candidate, or with any outside entity.”
The Focus on McCabe
McCabe is currently under investigation by the FBI’s inspector general.
McCabe played a top role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. However, even more titillating is the fact that McCabe’s wife accepted nearly $700,000 in political donations for her run for state senate in Virginia.
Finally, a close Clinton friend, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe arranged the donations.
“While Mr. McCabe recused himself from public corruption cases in Virginia…he failed to recuse himself from the Clinton email investigation…despite the appearance of a conflict created by his wife’s campaign accepting $700,000 from a close Clinton associate during the investigation.”
Let’s just cut to the chase.
Grassley believes that McCabe was in the bag for Hillary Clinton, ergo Leftists. Therefore, how could he then investigate the so-called Trump-Russia probe?
What exactly did McCabe do to get this BS probe of Trump?
Simply put, the American people should know if the FBI’s second-in-command relied on Democrat-funded opposition research to justify an investigation of the Republican presidential campaign.
Grassley followed with a dozen questions, all targeted at McCabe.
- McCabe been involved “in any capacity” in investigating alleged collusion between TrumpWorld and Russia?
- Has McCabe been involved in surveillance or intercepts of any sort in the case?
- Has McCabe “made any representations to prosecutors or judges” regarding the Steele dossier?
- Did McCabe have any interactions with Steele himself?
- Did McCabe brief anyone in the Obama administration on the Trump-Russia investigation?
- Was McCabe ever authorized by the FBI to speak to the media about the case? Did he ever do so without authorization?
- Anyone in the FBI raised questions about McCabe’s possible Clinton-Trump conflict of interest?
- Any complaint been filed about it?
- Has anyone at the FBI recommended or requested that McCabe recuse himself from the Russia-Trump investigation?
We are anxious to see how the FBI responds. As soon as we know, we will update you.