… from Press TV, Tehran
[ Senior Editor’s note: I sat down with “line agents” that interviewed Flynn. They were interviewing me about my relationship with Russia as well, part of the Flynn investigation.
Before the election, the FBI even under Comey was “Trump land.” He owned them. He burned that relationship down when he surrounded himself with people that the FBI agents, many of whom are experienced street cops, got sick of seeing the mobsters and bankers move into DC and take over the “hen house.”
This is when it went wrong. The FBI loved Trump. Now that’s done, they look on him as just another of the liars and cheats they deal with all day long. This is the simple truth of it, accept it as you will… Gordon Duff ]
[ Editor’s Note: It’s getting to be showdown time between Trump and the FBI. Stalwart Trump supporter Congressman Nunes seems to be running interference, where he will be in dangerous waters.
The FBI has already accused him of picking and choosing what he wanted from the classified material to frame his case, omitting any exculpatory material.
What I smell going on here is a fear within the Trump group that the investigation is not going to turn out well for him, and possibly Jared and his sons. And rather than wait for the hammer to fall, the Republicans are launching a preemptive strike to have the FBI back on its heels and to build a case publicly for Trump firing Mueller.
Sure, the FBI might have had some pro-Clinton lovebirds exchanging messages during the highly charged presidential campaign. But it acted quickly, going by the book.
So far, no evidence has emerged that they “acted officially” on any dislike for Mr. Trump. At their level, that would be an incredibly stupid thing to do when it would be easily traceable and their careers over.
What I am also sensing is a possible attempt by the Trump team to make some evidence inadmissible in a future trial if Trump were to get an obstruction of justice charge. That is what you pay expensive defense lawyers to do – find the Achilles heel of your opponent and cut it.
The sleeper item in all this is the Trump scandals that are still not public. If Trump really thinks he is going head-to-head with the FBI, he is taking a big gamble that he will be able to keep the lid on all that.
In a gladiator contest between Trump and the FBI, I will bet the ranch on the latter. Trump, with his past, is a sitting duck. All that is needed is the right environment for a few people to come forward and become a part of American history. If Mueller interviews Jeffery Epstein, we might get to see Trump age very quickly before our eyes… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … February 01, 2018 –
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned it has “grave concerns” over the accuracy of a secret memo by Congress alleging bias against US President Donald Trump within the Department of Justice.
The FBI said Wednesday that the memo, prepared by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, could depict the FBI and Justice Department as deeply politicized and challenges Trump’s pledge to release it.
“The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the agency said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
The FBI, the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency, operates under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department.
Based on highly classified information, the four-page memo, written by Congressman Devin Nunes, a Republican from California and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, suggests that the Justice Department and the FBI abused their power in running surveillance on a member of Trump’s election campaign in 2016.
The Justice Department and the FBI have actively lobbied against the memo’s release. In a statement on Wednesday, Nunes dismissed objections to its release as “spurious.”
The FBI statement demonstrates the agency’s growing rift with Trump and Nunes, a staunch ally in Congress of the Republican president. Media reports say Nunes may release the memo as early as Saturday.
Democratic lawmakers say the memo selectively uses highly classified materials in a misleading effort to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians.
Republicans say it provides evidence that the Justice Department actively sought to undermine Trump and help the election campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
US intelligence agencies claim Russia-linked hackers provided WikiLeaks with damaging information — in the form of thousands of hacked emails — about Clinton to skew the 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump.
Trump has repeatedly denied allegations that his campaign colluded with Russians and has condemned the investigations. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also denied the allegations.