Skip to comments.President Trump Orders DOJ to Investigate FBI Infiltration of 2016 Presidential Campaign
Posted on 05/20/2018 4:20:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
President Donald J. Trump announced via Twitter that he will officially order the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not President Obama's Department of Justice or the FBI infiltrated his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes.
This announcement comes after the New York Times and Washington Post confirmed a story first reported by the Daily Caller News Foundation's Chuck Ross that a Cambridge professor had been used by the American government to gain access into Trump's presidential campaign.
From Chuck Ross:
"A top-secret CIA and FBI source who spied on two Trump campaign advisers and initiated contact with a third was all but outed Friday night.
The New York Times and The Washington Post provided a detailed description of the source in articles published Friday night, but did not identify him by name, citing concerns about his physical safety.
But the reports match up exactly with a Cambridge University professor first described in a Daily Caller News Foundation report from March. That professor, Stefan Halper, contacted Trump advisers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis during the 2016 campaign.
President Donald Trump commented Friday on the existence of an informant, who he asserted was “implanted” on the campaign “for political purposes.”
“Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true — all time biggest political scandal!”
Democrats, liberal pundits and some news outlets blasted Trump’s statement, saying there was no evidence that the FBI planted a spy inside the campaign. He was also accused of coordinating with House Republicans to expose the identity of the source, who has long provided information to the FBI and CIA. The source has also provided information for the Russia investigation both before and after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment on May 17, 2017."
As Matt said on Friday, the question now is "what did Obama know, and when did he know it?"
"Katie wrote about it this morning. It’s confirmed, folks. The FBI had a spy embedded with the Trump campaign. She added the bureau did not have enough evidence to launch a criminal investigation, so they executed a counterintelligence probe instead in July of 2016. The code name was “crossfire hurricane.” This was the investigation signed off by FBI agent Peter Strzok. Sztrok was a top counterintelligence agent before being transferred to human resources after his extramarital affair with bureau lawyer Lisa Page was made public and the two’s texts, which numbered in the tens of thousands, were riddled with anti-Trump and pro-Hillary sentiments. Once then-FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump in May of 2017, Robert Mueller took over the investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein oversees him.
"... the FBI and CIA are supposed to act as independent agencies, not pawns for a coordinated political effort. It hasn’t been the FBI’s best moment. The bureau’s reputation has been scarred due to the level of bias and potential tipping of the scales that occurred concerning both the Russia and Clinton investigations. But these new revelations take it to a new level—and Obama remains under the radar, though all of this happened under his administration. "
CRTV's Nick Short, and many other conservatives on Twitter, reiterated Matt's point after this announcement.
Maybe it’s time some “reporters” start asking Obama what he knew & when he knew it? After all, former FBI Director Comey briefed National Security Council Principal’s about Carter Page in “late Spring 2016.” This was a counterintelligence investigation, not criminal, Obama knew. https://t.co/plUr0ZhyAZ— Nick Short ???? (@PoliticalShort) May 20, 2018
Prediction: all the leftists skate. No action against them.
New important Mueller indictments and targets hit the world’s headlines and they stick.
What do you think we have, a free country with justice for all equally? What a dreamer.
It’s going down
Trump controls the REAL levers of power and they know it
He ain’t gonna do anything by exec order
We have eight years to let all the dirty laundry get hung out
Thrn the legal system that now works take over
Sessions may be rumplestilskjn but that’s the worst you can say
Not like Holder or Lynch
don’t be defensive. join President Trump on the offensive.
A corrupt DOJ being used to spy on (and attempt to defeat) a political candidate for President ... nah. Not news. Trump’s autocorrect misspelling his wife’s name... Now THAT’S important stuff!!!
Maybe its time some reporters start asking Obama what he knew & when he knew it?
He heard about it on the teevee
Should be sheer comedy on CNN and PMSNBC for the next week!
Matt == Matt vespa
We’re doubtless going to hear more cant about “oh what a desperate move” but little by little the spirit is departing from that talk. In the meantime Donald’s foes’ noggins are showing the imprint of chairs busted over them. Is Donald perfect? No. But that isn’t needed to be a jolly sight effective.
Totally agree. 0bama, the Clintons and all their minions will never face justice (at least not in this life).
With the impotent elf running the justice department, there wont even be an investigation. But Mueller will be indicting Trump and that will stick.
If you’re right, that’s not fair to the Russians.
Until Trump hires a real lawyer, this crap will continue even after he leaves the White House. Rudy has turned out to be as useless as Sessions.
It’s hard not to be defensive considering the track record so far.
Biggest scandal as in Watergate Meets Godzilla, biggest? Hopefully!
One predicts that at some point, CYA and self-preservation kicks in (or maybe even that conscience thingy), and there is a rush toward Statesevidenceland.
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