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Former FBI analyst admits snooping on anti-Mueller conspiracy theorist
washington post ^ | September 10 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 09/11/2019 6:05:18 PM PDT by Mount Athos

A former analyst for the FBI admitted Tuesday to copying the private emails of a conservative conspiracy theorist and sharing them with his superiors while his wife offered them to the press.

Mark Tolson, 60, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to one misdemeanor count of accessing without authorization the email account of lobbyist Jack Burkman. Burkman is identified in the court documents by the initials “J.B.”

Tolson’s wife, Sarah Gilbert Fox, worked for Burkman from October 2017 to early summer 2018 and had access to his email, according to a statement of facts. Tolson learned in October that Burkman, who gained prominence for conspiracy theories about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, was planning a news conference claiming that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III committed sexual assault.

According to prosecutors, Tolson asked his wife to see whether she still had access to Burkman’s account, and they spent 15 or 20 minutes reviewing, photographing and printing “emails of interest.”

Fox and Tolson both then contacted a reporter to share the information and offered to provide Burkman’s password.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 201710; burkman; clintonbodycount; criminals; cyberwarfare; democrats; dnc; fbi; jackburkman; lobbyist; marktolson; nastyspies; rachelweiner; republicanlobbyist; sarahfox; sarahgilbertfox; sethrich; tolson; washpo
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1 posted on 09/11/2019 6:05:18 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

Conspiracy?

It’s all true.


2 posted on 09/11/2019 6:06:51 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Mount Athos

1 year? Seriously not enough.


3 posted on 09/11/2019 6:08:05 PM PDT by softengine
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To: Eddie01

It’s a very short distance from conspiracy theory to conspiracy fact.


4 posted on 09/11/2019 6:08:41 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Mount Athos

This is typical of how Herr Mueller and his Deep State buddies operate.


5 posted on 09/11/2019 6:23:05 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: Mount Athos

Obama Admin also spied on reporter.

Obama Admin also spied on PARENTS of that reporter.


6 posted on 09/11/2019 6:26:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mount Athos

FBI breaks into email of private citizen:

ONE year confinement MAYBE...?

That sounds just like Hillary’s punishment in comparison to that poor Submarine guy, who was sent up the river to Leavenworth and had to become a garbage man.


7 posted on 09/11/2019 6:28:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mount Athos

She worked for him for a brief period of time? Sounds convenient enough to make a few conspiracy theories.


8 posted on 09/11/2019 6:37:34 PM PDT by Bogey78O (So far so good.)
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To: Mount Athos

Has his employment been terminated?? In the FBI of yesteryear - that conviction leads to immediate discharge.


9 posted on 09/11/2019 6:42:51 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Mount Athos

Comeystain says the FBI doesn’t spy.


10 posted on 09/11/2019 6:43:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Mount Athos

ACLU MIA as usual.


11 posted on 09/11/2019 6:44:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: gaijin

“Civil rights violations” (spying) on the Weather Underground is how a terrorist who bombed the Pentagon in the 1970s got out ‘free as a bird’.

The FBI agent was sentenced to prison. It was Deep Throat himself.


12 posted on 09/11/2019 6:46:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Mount Athos

Wow and reported by the WP.
Someone must be scared to print this.


13 posted on 09/11/2019 7:06:03 PM PDT by Zathras
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The target was investigating Seth Rich.

That name makes lots of people nervous (for some reason).


14 posted on 09/11/2019 7:27:58 PM PDT by crusher2013
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Seth Rich was the “Russian” who leaked the DNC data to Assange.

He was murdered for it.

Anything/everything about that case makes many people nervous.

Those who were in on it and those who fear they may be next.


15 posted on 09/11/2019 7:41:06 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Eddie01

Hmm. Mark Tolson. I wonder if he’s related to J.Edgar Hoover’s boyfriend, uh...Associate Director, Clyde Tolson.... Not a direct descendant of course unless J.Edgar and Clyde had a secret love child.


16 posted on 09/11/2019 7:57:21 PM PDT by lescrane
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Trelp


17 posted on 09/11/2019 8:01:29 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Mount Athos; Fedora

Isn’t this the guy who was allegedly attacked by a Marine?


18 posted on 09/11/2019 8:07:12 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Mount Athos

Good circumstantial evidence is always conspiracy theory if it doesn’t comport with the government or media narrative.


19 posted on 09/11/2019 8:09:22 PM PDT by grumpygresh
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Lead Clinton investigator shot in the back twice, run over
3/22/2018, 1:16:41 PM · by OPS4 · 190 replies
The Horn ^ | March 22, 2018 | The Horn, Editorial Team
Jack Burkman, the leader of the controversial investigation into the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, was shot twice in the back and run over by a man who claimed to have worked as a special agent in the Department of Energy, authorities say. Burkman was attacked in the Rosslyn Marriott hotel parking garage in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 13, lured to the spot by promises of secret documents on the Clintons by an FBI whistleblower.


20 posted on 09/11/2019 8:11:49 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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