The main stream media with it inaccurate reporting and speculation whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller can or will convict President Trump on obstruction of justice charges is casting doubt on the credibility of their reporting. What is being overlooked and ignored is the FBI coordinated effort to stall congressional probes of the role law enforcement played in the 2016 election.
The news that senior FBI agent Peter Strzok exchanged anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages with another FBI official matters—though content has not been reveled . The bigger scandal is that the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mr. Mueller have known about those texts for months and deliberately kept their existence from Congress. The House Intelligence Committee have sent document subpoenas and demanded an interview with Mr. Strzok. The Justice Department would not provide the documents. This is the same agent that changed the phrase “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” describing the actions of Hillary Clinton transmitted secret and top secret message over her private server. Someone who mishandles classified information can be prosecuted under federal law if they were “grossly negligent” in doing so.
The Department of Justice also withheld from Congress that another top official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, was in contact with author Christopher Steele and the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS. It has refused to say what role the Steele dossier—Clinton commissioned research played in its Trump investigation. It won’t turn over files about its wiretapping.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller, he stressed that he wanted a probe which would be independence from the normal chain of command. The Mueller team is made up of the same personnel who were previously investigating President Trump at the Justice Department and the FBI.
Andrew Weissmann, Mr. Mueller’s deputy, is chief of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section and was once FBI general counsel. Until Mr. Strzok’s demotion, he was a top FBI counterintelligence officer, lead on the Trump probe. Michael Dreeben is a deputy solicitor general. Elizabeth Prelogar, Brandon Van Grack, Kyle Freeny, Adam Jed, Andrew Goldstein —every one is a highly placed, influential lawyer on loan from the Justice Department. Lisa Page —Mr. Strzok’s mistress, with whom he exchanged those texts—was on loan from the FBI general counsel’s office.
Judicial Watch this week released an email in which Mr. Weissmann gushed about how “proud and in awe” he was of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for staging a mutiny against the Trump travel ban. Of 15 publicly identified Mueller lawyers, nine are Democratic donors—including several who gave money to Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Jeannie Rhee defended the Clinton Foundation against racketeering charges, and represented Mrs. Clinton personally in the question of her emails. Aaron Zebley represented Justin Cooper, the Clinton aide who helped manage her server. Mr. Goldstein worked for Preet Bharara, whom Mr. Trump fired and who is now a vigorous Trump critic. The question isn’t whether these people are legally allowed (under the Hatch Act) to investigate Mr. Trump—as the left keeps insisting. The question is whether a team of declared Democrats is capable of impartially investigating a Republican president.
These events has one questioning if former FBI director James Comey leaked information about President Trump through his friend Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman leading to a special prosecutor taking over the criminal probe about Russian collusion by President Trump that is the story. Or was it a way to cover up the way that the FBI has been run during the Robert Mueller and James Comey period from 2001-2016. Especially when the special prosecutor is Robert Muller James Comey mentor. The FBI stone walling Congress on subpoena about investigation in to Clinton email server and other issues. Congress is the one branch of government that has ensite over the FBI. This has lead to no one having over site into what the FBI is doing. One conclusion is that FBI has turned into a renegade agency part of a deep state with no to answer too.
It scares the Hell out of me that the FBI has no accountability. We need to stop the fox from guarding the hen house. We need full investigation
It is time for Jeff Session to do his job and clean house at the Department of Justice. Sessions need to set up an office in the Justice department that ensures that subpoena issued by congress into the action of the FBI is honored in a timely base. We need a full investigation into the FBI. We need to hold the FBI accountable for their actions.