Although the revelation that the FBI under the Obama administration had overseen surveillance of communications within Donald Trump’s campaign is already well know, it now appears that their spying did not end at simply “wiretapping”, but may have had an embedded spy feeding them information on specific members of the Trump campaign.
Kimberly Strassel of The Wall Street Journal released a bombshell report where she comes to the conclusion that one of the reasons the Department of Justice is fighting so fiercely to deny House Intelligence Committee members access to classified documents shedding light on the extent of the FBI’s surveillance on the Trump campaign is it contains damaging details to both the FBI, DOJ and ultimately the entire government when under the leadership of Barack Obama.
In fact, Rob Rosenstein of the DOJ has gone as far as to state that allowing Congressional officials to view documents revealing the “asset” used to spy on Trump’s campaign would result in the “loss of human lives” and it is his constitutional duty to deny them access.
Strassel’s report mentions an “intelligence source” used by the FBI/CIA in the Russian collusion probe involving the Trump campaign during the election, which as a reminder would be in addition to the already active surveillance operation taking place.
Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign.
Essentially, Strassel points out that these actions amount to full-on spying on the Trump campaign using the full apparatus of the FBI/CIA intelligence community under the leadership of Barack Obama, which one can assume was not only well aware of these activities, but likely directed them in the first place and was responsible for initiating the surveillance.
This would amount to spying, and it is hugely disconcerting. It would also be a major escalation from the electronic surveillance we already knew about, which was bad enough. Obama political appointees rampantly “unmasked” Trump campaign officials to monitor their conversations, while the FBI played dirty with its surveillance warrant against Carter Page, failing to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that its supporting information came from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now we find it may have also been rolling out human intelligence, John Le Carré style, to infiltrate the Trump campaign.
There were many moving parts to this spying operation on Trump’s campaign, and required the approval of a FISA warrant by a secret court to essentially spy on US citizens. However, in order to receive that warrant former FBI Director James Comey and his fellow intelligence community leaders relied on a fake dossier written by ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele in the UK who used Russian sources and was solely funded by the Clinton campaign.
We also know that among the Justice Department’s stated reasons for not complying with the Nunes subpoena was its worry that to do so might damage international relationships. This suggests the “source” may be overseas, have ties to foreign intelligence, or both. That’s notable, given the highly suspicious role foreigners have played in this escapade. It was an Australian diplomat who reported the Papadopoulos conversation. Dossier author Christopher Steele is British, used to work for MI6, and retains ties to that spy agency as well as to a network of former spooks. It was a former British diplomat who tipped off Sen. John McCain to the dossier. How this “top secret” source fits into this puzzle could matter deeply.
I believe I know the name of the informant, but my intelligence sources did not provide it to me and refuse to confirm it. It would therefore be irresponsible to publish it. But what is clear is that we’ve barely scratched the surface of the FBI’s 2016 behavior, and the country will never get the straight story until President Trump moves to declassify everything possible. It’s time to rip off the Band-Aid.
Strassel stated that she believes she knows the name of this spy, or “informant” that the FBI/CIA implanted in Trump’s campaign
One logical conclusion is that the FBI planted a spy within Trump’s campaign to use as justification to surveil his communications while this person was working with the Trump campaign. However, not only would they be able to listen in on the informant, but also anyone who they had contact with. Then, if they spoke to someone in the Trump campaign who the FBI deemed a “person of interest”, they could also surveil that person’s conversations and by extension those whom he is speaking with, resulting in a slippery slope of surveillance that could extend to dozens of people working for the Trump campaign.
Also of note, the FBI planted an informant to spy on members of Trump’s campaign supposedly to discover evidence of Russian collusion, yet still to this day there is no evidence whatsoever of any Russian involvement in Trump’s campaign.
Thus far the intelligence community has used mass surveillance, an undercover informant, all of the tools available to intelligence agencies and even a special counsel made up of aggressive Democrat-donor lawyers with unlimited time/money all to investigate supposed “Russian collusion” on the part of Donald Trump’s campaign. All the while the entire Russian collusion narrative was hatched by funding from the Clinton campaign, used by Clinton as an excuse for losing the election and gleefully parroted by the mainstream media in the days following Trump’s victory.
All of this, and yet not a single shred of evidence even hinting at actual Russian collusion?
This is what is called a “soft coup”, an attempt at overruling the votes of the American people and taking down a duly elected president whose only crime is wanting to Make America Great Again against the wishes of the globalists and anti-American puppet politicians owned by global interests.
No, this was never an investigation, but an attempt by the Obama administration to collude with the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to influence the 2016 election in their favor.