Monday, May 22, 2023

The FBI Is Not Your Friend - The American Conservative

Hillary knew. She knew her campaign paid for Russian disinformation (including the alleged “pee tape” accusations) to be washed through a report by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. She knew the information was false but could potentially allow her to win the election. Hillary lied to the FBI about all this, and lied to the American public. Such was her appetite.

The FBI knew. They knew none of the information in the Steele dossier could be corroborated, and they knew most of it was false. They turned a blind eye, purposefully and with the intent to defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 election, to basic investigative and tradecraft rules to use the corrupt information to surveil the Trump campaign via the FISA court. When Trump won the election anyway, the FBI continued to use this information to assault the loyalty and viability of President Trump, and ultimately tried to use the information via the Robert Mueller investigation to impeach or indict Trump.


Only one person went to jail for all this, a minor player named Kevin Clinesmith, for providing false information to the FISA court. No changes are planned for the FBI. No charges are to be brought against Hillary Clinton. The deep state came within an eyelash of bringing down an unwanted president as surely as they are believed to have done in Dallas `63. Words were the weapon this time, not bullets.


Well, there you have it.

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