President Trump has long complained about the treatment he received at the hands of the Obama administration during his 2016 presidential campaign, particularly as it pertained to the enormous “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory that the Democrats carried out into the public time and time again.
The idea was that President Trump was either being blackmailed by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, or being helped into office by him, (or both), and that the 2016 election itself was irreparably tainted by the Kremlin’s work.
The hyperbolic hypothesis gained enough steam to spur on a $25 million, 22 month investigation into the Trump campaign, led by Robert Mueller. During that investigation, former national security adviser Michael Flynn was repeatedly targeted by the FBI, in a case that is still ongoing to this day.
Just this week, an FBI official revealed that the Flynn investigation had a very “swampy” feel to it.
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An FBI official who served on Robert Mueller’s team said he believed the special counsel’s prosecution of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was part of an attitude to “get Trump,” and that he did not wish to pursue a Trump-Russia collusion investigation as it was “not there” and considered it to be a “dead end.”
FBI agent William J. Barnett made the comments during an interview on Sept. 17 at the Justice Department, before Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen, who was tapped by Attorney General Bill Barr to review the case against Flynn. Jensen has joined U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team in his review of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Those comments have surfaced in new government documents.
Fox News reviewed Barnett’s FBI 302, which was filed by the U.S. government early Friday as part of the Flynn case.
Barnett, during his interview, detailed his work at the FBI, and his assignment to the bureau’s original cases against Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Barnett said the Flynn investigation was assigned the code name “Crossfire Razor,” which was part of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation — the bureau’s code name for the original Trump-Russia probe.
This is just the latest in a long line of revelations that have cast doubt on the accuracy and efficacy of Mueller’s intentions. With John Durham’s current probe ongoing, there is likely to plenty more where this came from as well.
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