First, we get confirmation that Hillary okayed the lies being spread about Donald Trump during the 2016 election. You know, the one she was “supposed” to win.
Then, we learn the FBI was complicit in these lies. But now, we take it a step further. As it turns out, the FBI even lied to their own agents, claiming the debunked connection was forwarded to the FBI by the DOJ.
Agents investigating this so-called back channel actually thought they were going on credible information. Not some sleazy political trickery.
The New York Post adds:
In the latest revelation to emerge from Sussmann’s trial in DC federal court on a count of lying to the FBI, special counsel John Durham’s prosecutors revealed that investigators had received an electronic communication citing a referral from the DOJ “on or about” Sept. 19, 2016, the same day Sussmann met with James Baker, then the FBI’s top lawyer.
The document, a record of the investigation being opened by agents Curtis Heide and Allison Sands and dated Sept. 23, 2016, did not mention Sussmann as the source of the allegations.
“In that referral, the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE provided the FBI with a white paper that was produced by an anonymous third party,” the communication said, before adding: “According to the white paper, a U.S.-based server that is owned by the TRUMP ORGANIZATION has been communicating with the Russian-based ALFA BANK organization in Moscow, Russia.”
The document was circulated to several top FBI officials — including Peter Strzok, who oversaw the probe of Clinton’s email server as well as the Trump-Russia investigation, and was famously fired from the bureau in 2018 after the emergence of text messages he sent to his colleague and mistress Lisa Page in which he vowed to help “stop” Trump from winning the White House.
There was just one problem.
They never expected Trump to pull in the votes the way he did. They honestly believed their Trump-problem would exterminate itself on election day. Luckily, that’s not what happened. However, that doesn’t change what the FBI was doing- trying to manipulate a United States election!
Sands, who testified late Monday afternoon, told jurors that she believed Heide had told her the referral came from the Department of Justice.
The error was seized on by Sussmann’s defense attorney Michael Bosworth, who grilled Sands about whether Heide had lied to her — or if someone had lied to him about the source of the material.
“You haven’t been interviewed in that [Durham] investigation?” Bosworth asked at one point. “No,” Sands responded.
Testifying for the prosecution Monday, FBI agent Ryan Gaynor revealed that bureau honchos shielded Sussmann’s identity from field agents who investigated the claims of a link between Trump and Alfa-Bank as part of a longstanding practice known as a “close hold.”
Gaynor told prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis that the decision to hide where the information originated was made by top leadership at the FBI before the Alfa-Bank material was given to the Chicago field office.
After the information was handed over to the Chicago squad, a more senior FBI agent at headquarters asked Gaynor, who had volunteered to “track” the investigation, to determine if the hold was affecting or hindering the investigation, he testified.
Obviously, Gaynor was on the right track. However, Sussman’s secret remained in tact.
Gaynor determined he could “not make an argument that we needed to pull the hold [reveal Sussmann as the source] at the time” because they were waiting for information from the spam email company that was actually behind the supposed secret back channel between the Trump Organization and Alfa-Bank, he testified.
Prosecutors then introduced a series of emails from agents in the Chicago field office who were investigating or overseeing the matter and requesting they be given access to the source.
In one Oct. 3, 2016, email, agent Heide wrote to Gaynor, “We really want to interview the source of all this information. Any way we can track down who this guy is and how we’re getting this information?”
Supervisory Special Agent Daniel Wierzbicki followed up: “An interview with the source of information … may allow us to understand the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of the white paper.”
Gaynor responded that it was being discussed at headquarters, but did not provide the identity of the source.
On Monday, he said he might have come to a different conclusion about the hold hindering the investigation if he had known Sussmann was acting as an attorney for the Clinton campaign when he turned over the information.
According to Gaynor, that knowledge could have “impacted the way I viewed the close hold” and that it would have been more of “an issue on the close hold on the hinder side.”
Gaynor added that had he known the source was motivated by politics or someone with a business interest that overlapped with the bureau, he might not have ever volunteered to act as a point person at agency headquarters.
Gaynor may have shed more light on the FBI investigation, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t change what Hillary tried to get away with. An attempted coup.
I find it quite hilarious that Hillary later wrote a book called, “What Happened?” As if she still can’t believe she lost fair and square. And James Comey, the head of the FBI added his own title, “A Higher Loyalty.” I’ll tell you what happened. James Comey gave his loyalty to the wrong side of the law and someone finally outsmarted the crooked Clintons.
There’s only one thing left to do. And that’s for Democrats to admit Obama’s FBI was completely corrupt. Yes, folks, it’s true. The scandal-free administration was nothing but lies. Furthermore, considering the way Democrats feel about Jan. 6th, I wonder what they’ll do now. Because the truth about 2016 is no longer deniable.