Here we go again, folks! Our favorite group of intelligentsia, the Federal Bureau of Inept/Federal Bureau of Insidiousness (take your pick because right now it’s a wash), have just been busted trying to pay-to-play-the-FBI-way. Wait, what? Yep, it appears they’ve been taking a page from the Hillary playbook, and they have been caught red-handed.
According to the New York Times, the FBI offered a cool 50K to MI6’s Christopher Steele if he could come up with solid corroboration to support the infamous fake “Russian Dossier.” How blatantly desperate do you have to be, to be the FBI, whose apparently willing to pay to frame someone? Begging brought to a new low, if ever there was such a case. It is either desperation, or this is the new 1984-esque way the FBI operates, which should scare the bejesus out of us all.
To top it off, our stalwart representatives on the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC) did not try very hard to find out if this was, in fact, the case. Their valiant attempt to get to the bottom of this amounted to asking Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, if this was true–did the FBI volunteer 50K to someone in hopes of sticking it to Trump. The answer, “I’m not in a position to answer that question,” per Rosenstein, seemed to have satisfied those not really interested in the truth, the SIC because they seem to have dropped the matter.
WE DESERVE THE TRUTH!
Considering this is the same FBI who managed to get a Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court-issued warrant to keep tabs on the Trump Campaign during the election cycle, it begs the question, was this FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok’s “insurance policy” to derail Trump and ensure a Hillary win? So, whose in collusion again? Who appears to be paying a former British spy to write a fake dossier in the hopes of ensuring one candidate’s loss, and another candidate’s win? Last time I checked the FBI is supposed to be an honorable organization, the crème-de-la-crème, not the people whose every action, and word coming out of their mouth should be highly questioned by the dumbest among us.
According to Conservative Tribune:
A report revealing that the FBI offered former MI6 spy Christopher Steele a cash payout last year to corroborate the since-debunked information in the infamous “Trump dossier” raises troubling questions about the agency’s integrity and commitment to truth.
Steele’s contact with the FBI specifically told him that if he “could get solid corroboration of his reports, the F.B.I. would pay him $50,000 for his efforts, according to two people familiar with the offer,” The New York Timesreported in April. “Ultimately, he was not paid.”
Fast forward to Dec. 13 of this year, when the House Judiciary Committee questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about whether the agency offered to pay for the corroboration of a dossier that we now know is full of lies.
“I’m not in a position to answer that question,” Rosenstein said, adding that a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing would be a more “appropriate” venue to discuss such matters, according to the Fox Business Network.
The committee then dropped this line of questioning, much to the displeasure of those seeking answers, including Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano.
“I would have grilled him and subpoenaed an answer out of him because the American public has the right to know,” he told FBN’s Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.”
Yes, we do, especially considering evidence suggests the FBI used this same sketchy dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
“(T)he FBI reportedly relied on the dossier in a September application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page,” The Daily Caller noted in April.
“A Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court judge granted that warrant, meaning that the court agreed there was probable cause to believe that Page was working as an agent of the Russian government.”
But why would the FBI use an uncorroborated dossier to target Trump’s campaign? And is it tied to Peter Strzok, the former top FBI counterintelligence agent who sent text messages last year that referred to an unspecified “insurance policy” against the election of Trump?
As asked by Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review, “Was the Steele dossier, in effect, the ‘insurance policy’ Agent Strzok had in mind?”
If ever there was a swamp that ever needed to be drained, it is the one occupied by the FBI. Let’s hope that Trump does this, for the safety and security of us all.
H/T [Conservative Tribune]
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