By Joe Ragonese
You are looking at the face of rot that is trying to undue the vote of the people.
The FBI, once an untouchable law enforcement organization, has been totally corrupted. To be sure, they were complicit in their own destruction, yet the once proud agency that used to investigate local law enforcement for corruption, now needs to be thoroughly investigated itself.
Many suspected they had been compromised last year when then FBI Director James Comey announced to the world that he was not recommending charges be brought against ex-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. It was more unbelievable after he laid out the evidence against her, and simply dismissed all of it.
And then to our horror, especially to those of us with knowledge of law enforcement, were the ‘techniques’ used in the investigation of Clinton. There were immunity agreements issued to Hillary aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, in trade for their computers, which would be immediately destroyed by the FBI after they looked at them. That was unheard of, and it was then that every law enforcement officer knew that the investigation was a coverup, and the FBI had traded their soul for a deal with the devil, Hillary.
Her crimes in the use of a private server were many, and not something that could be covered up, so Comey simply chose to ignore them. Classified information was found on that server, and there had been a concentrated effort to hide the fact by destroying computers and telephones, as well as trying to destroy the server itself; that only increased the severity of her crimes. Not only had she violated potentially 18 national security statutes, but through her arrogance and criminality, she enabled any hacker in the world to see the most sensitive information that the United States possesses. That includes China and Russia.
As it turns out, the private server was used because Hillary and husband Bill were trying to hide Hillary’s corruption while Secretary of State. She was shaking down people for money in return for favors from the State Department. The money was laundered through the Clinton Foundation.
Providing classified information to unauthorized personnel is punishable by a minimum of ten years in prison. Every ex-serviceman or woman, who had access to classified information, is aware of that fact. Hillary knew this, and then lied to the FBI about it. Lying to the FBI is a felony in itself.
Hillary lied to the FBI repeatedly, and James Comey even admitted it, in a backhanded way, when he recommended that she not be charged. Hillary lied about never being trained in how to handle classified information, even though there was a signed document saying that she had been trained, she lied when she said that she didn’t know that ‘c’ on an email meant that it was classified, of course that was a part of her training that she received. She lied more times than need be repeated, and that was for only one of her investigations.
The Uranium One investigation is even more damning than the email scandal. Hillary lied several times about the facts concerning the Uranium One deal and later evidence would show that she filed false reports covering bribes that went through the Clinton Foundation. Yet, the FBI found no evidence of her lying to them… really.
The points of contact in the Uranium One deal, as well as the email server, were Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest aides. They lied to the FBI and said that they “didn’t even know that Hillary had a private server,” when emails clearly showed that they in fact both knew. Yet, the FBI gave them immunity for every felony they committed while employed by Hillary, and then permission to destroy evidence in cell phones and laptops and then to destroy the equipment itself. That has never been done before in the history of American law enforcement. Evidence is never destroyed while a case is ongoing.
Without rehashing the lies of Clinton, the FBI’s coverup of her behavior is the most shameful episode in federal law enforcement that this writer has ever heard of. It is corruption on a scale that Americans never thought possible. The FBI’s actions go beyond a mere coverup; they constitute a conspiracy against the American people.
Like an onion being peeled back, we are now learning that the corruption was at the top, with the same group of traitors involved in every nefarious coverup for almost a decade. Obama’s crimes, Hillary’s crimes, and anyone connected with them were protected by the very agency that was supposed to stop such blatant criminal activity.
So far, Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has not been directly connected with the rot within the FBI, but that layer of the onion has yet to be peeled back. He is the one who selected the investigators who were to find out if President Trump or anyone in his campaign had colluded with Russia to alter the results of the 2016 election. That selection is suspicious.
That Special Prosecutor’s investigation has been marred from the beginning with hints of partisanship. Now it seems that Mueller’s team is more like a secret police squad of Democratic Party loyalists who will do anything to prosecute and remove President Trump. If you think I am exaggerating, just think about the pre-dawn raid into Paul Manafort’s house and the intimidation of him and his family. Some would call that level of intimidation, torture.
There was evidence of collusion between First Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe and Clinton much earlier, but that information was not pursued. It should have been when it was learned that McCabe was in charge of the Clinton investigation, while his wife was taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Clinton surrogates.
Then we learned that her investigation would be handled in a ‘special’ manner, at the Headquarters level, rather than through the normal investigative process. That meant that only selected agents would be involved. A look at those agents is more than revealing.
This week it was learned why one of the Special Prosecutor’s investigators, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, had been removed from the team and demoted. He was having an extramarital affair with a fellow staffer, Lisa Page, and emailed her with anti-Trump dogma and pro-Hillary statements. Strzok, it was learned, is a key player in the whole nefarious pro-Clinton, anti-Trump investigations. He was a part of the coverup of Clinton, being a team leader in that investigation, as well as the lead in the case against President Trump.
He is the man who helped Comey draft his statement exonerating Clinton, months before the investigation had been completed. His input was so important to Comey because he changed the wording that proved Clinton was ‘grossly negligent’ in her handling of classified material, which is a felony. He had the wording changed to read ‘extremely careless’, which isn’t a crime in itself.
Strzok was a member of the team that interviewed Hillary, and did not record the interview, which went against FBI procedures. Not surprisingly, he didn’t learn anything of value from it. Then we find out that he interviewed General Mike Flynn, surprising him and not allowing him benefit of consul, and catching him in a lie and using it to prosecute the man for lying to the FBI.
Acting Attorney General (an Obama holdover) Sally Yates, (her name will come up again) set a trap for Flynn, questioning him when they already had (illegally collected information from unmasking) a transcript of his words. When he didn’t repeat his words exactly, it was called lying to the FBI. A crime he pleaded guilty to last week.
Strzok’s involvement in this conspiracy keeps getting deeper. He was the agent that signed the document that opened the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It is believed that he used an anti-Trump dossier as probable cause in obtaining FISA warrants against candidate and later President-elect Trump.
A New York Times report stated, “In late September, Mr. Steele (Christopher Steele, author of the Clinton campaign paid for opposition research that has been discredited) heard back from his contacts at the FBI.” It seems likely that Strzok is that contact as he used the dossier like a laser guided missile to discredit President Trump.
In that New York Times report they indicate that the FBI also paid Fusion GPS $50,000 for the dossier. Fusion GPS is the private investigation agency that was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Clinton campaign and the DNC to discover dirt on Trump. What they got was a dossier full of lies, later proven so.
As if that isn’t enough involvement in the FBI’s dirty war against Trump and whitewash of Clinton, this same agent, Peter Strzok, was in charge of going through the emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, which he shared with his wife, Huma Abedin. There were emails stored on the computer that were sent by Hillary. Surprise, surprise; the FBI again cleared Clinton, as Strzok could find no emails that were damaging to Clinton. After the election, 7,000 emails were sent to the State Department from that computer after Judicial Watch filed a freedom of information request.
Later this week it was learned that another investigator on Mueller’s team, Andrew Weissmann, an associate of Mueller’s when both worked at the Washington D.C. law firm WilmerHale, attended Hillary’s faux inaugural ball. Andrew was there partying with all the other Clinton minions. After Trump became President, he sent emails praising Sally Yates, the Obama appointee to the Department of Justice, who was acting Director and refused to obey President Trump’s travel ban order. Weissmann praised her for her anti-Trump actions.
Wednesday, on Fox’s The Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham pointed out that another former associate of Mueller’s at WilmerHale, former DOJ attorney and FBI employee, who is now a part of the prosecution team, Jeannie Rhee, also has a conflict of interest, in that she defended the Clinton Foundation, as well as Obama appointee, Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, during the House Select Committee’s hearings on Benghazi. Rhee was a heavy donor to Clinton, Obama and the DNC. Ingraham then pointed out that Rhee had been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the DOJ, and worked for Andrew McCabe at the FBI.
Aaron Zebley, who was Chief of Staff to Mueller when he was Director of the FBI, and who then went on to work alongside Mueller, Weissmann, and Rhee at WilmerHale, represented Justin Cooper, a key figure in the Hillary email scandal. Cooper is the man who set up the private server and a longtime friend of Bill Clinton. Cooper admitted two instances where he destroyed Hillary’s old mobile devices by breaking them in half and hitting them with a hammer, becoming a part of the obstruction of justice as they were destroyed after being subpoenaed by the congressional committee investigating the email server. He received immunity for his cooperation, which did not include testifying against Clinton.
But the conundrum only gets worse. All of these people, from the FBI, were a part of the Clinton coverups, (both Uranium One and the private server) as well as a part of the investigation into President Trump and his Russia connection. On the one hand they did everything possible to exonerate Obama and Clinton, and now they are attempting by every mean possible to impeach President Trump.
Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Director of the DOJ, who appointed Mueller Special Prosecutor, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation, was a long time associate, and friend of Mueller and James Comey. Comey was the man who impeached himself by lying to congress and then delivered classified information to the press, in an effort to have a Special Prosecutor appointed in the first place, he had been Mueller’s Deputy Director when Mueller was the Director of the FBI.
How many levels down does this corruption go, we don’t know, but the upper level at the FBI is rotten and that rot spreads like a wildfire throughout an organization. It works its way down into the ranks quickly. If not stopped soon, the entire FBI will become a political secret police, like the Soviet KGB. The FBI cannot be trusted at any level today.
As for the Special Prosecutor, “You’ve got Donald Trump being persecuted by Hillary Clinton’s fan club (in the Special Prosecutor’s office)—that’s inequitable,” Representative Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary committee told Fox News. James Trusty, who served under the Bush and Obama administrations stated Friday on Fox News, “Mueller did not have to select attorneys who had made donations to, or even represented Democratic candidates, but as those partisan connections are becoming clearer, it gives an appearance of bias that could have been avoided.”
Inequitable and could have been avoided, well let me tell you like it is; you are looking at the face of rot, that is trying to undue the vote of the people.