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Still Believe the FBI Is Some Honorable Institution?
DrMaddVibe Offline
#301 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
MaddVibe,

1) you quoted an article based on NYT. Is it only credible on this single topic?
2) Your source was posted before today's 1/6 testimony, which revealed a lot. How do you reconcile this?


No, I referenced a link that used the NYT as a source. The NYT isn't credible at all. It's a DNC megaphone...nothing more...nothing less. Time after time they have shown how utterly useless they are and how they are constantly on the wrong side of History. You, on the otherhand believe them to be some spigot of Truth when you actually know who and what they really are, but keep going back. That's Stockholm Syndrome!

I reconcile it as it was an inside job. It was NEVER an insurrection. It was a complete DNC inside job with all of their favorites in attendance. Useful idiots all the way down to FBI agents and can't forget Pelosi and Schumer either...all informed of what was going to happen and stood by complicit and let it happen so you could turn in to the Adam Schiff $hitshow 2.0 and tell us what we're missing.

Nobody is missing anything. The "trial" is a laughable joke to almost everyone but you and the 13% that still support the Biden Administration.

PS: All done with taxpayer dollars.
bgz Offline
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^ This guy lost it, for real lost it.

(Don't worry, he's got me on ignore, he can't see this).
ZRX1200 Offline
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It’s not a trial, it’s a made for TV poli-doc-ad…..
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#304 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
It’s not a trial, it’s a made for TV poli-doc-ad…..

^This. It was already less-than-credible, but when they hired a ex-network exec to "produce" it, it lost any last fleeting shred of credibility...
HockeyDad Offline
#305 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
^This. It was already less-than-credible, but when they hired a ex-network exec to "produce" it, it lost any last fleeting shred of credibility...


That sums it up.

Democracy is under attack by the Democrats.
Brewha Online
#306 Posted:
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Poor, poor Trump.

You guys should step up the MAGA Rat BJs and help him out….
HockeyDad Offline
#307 Posted:
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What is a maga rat bj?
Brewha Online
#308 Posted:
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It is the origin of orange lips.
HockeyDad Offline
#309 Posted:
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You guys really are still obsessed with Trump!

He doesn’t even hold a political office anymore!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#310 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
^This. It was already less-than-credible, but when they hired a ex-network exec to "produce" it, it lost any last fleeting shred of credibility...



Pelosi dictating who could be on the panel despite GOP requests.

Lack of cross-examination

Lack of overall discovery on the entire matter. They're not even talking about everything that transpired on that day. They have blinders on and are allowing Americans to be deceived...AGAIN with their hatred of Trump. Russia, Russia, Russia, 2 impeachments that didn't have the desired outcomes so they fabricate and lie by omission to everyone again.

Scripted hot garbage.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#311 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
That sums it up.

Democracy is under attack by the Democrats.


It always has been by them. It always has been.
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A Deeper Dive Into Allegations Of Sabotage Within FBI's Hunter Biden Probe


Yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley sent this letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding allegations from “highly credible whistleblowers” about the FBI’s “false portrayal” of derogatory Hunter Biden materials as “disinformation.”

If these allegations are true, it’s a damning depiction of FBI leadership and it proves their efforts to influence the 2020 election. This is the second (if not third) straight election the FBI has meddled in, given the influence the Trump/Russia investigation - and its unlawful origins with the FBI - had over the 2018 midterms.

Grassley’s whistleblowers allege that in August 2020, FBI Headquarters “improperly discredit[ed] negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease.” In fact, it was a scheme of top FBI officials. As Grassley explains:

“the allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.”

The context and timing is important, as this was leading up to the 2020 election. Who benefited from this scheme? Democrat candidate Joe Biden. And it appears the FBI’s scheme furthered the interests of Congressional Democrats. Here’s how that happened.

On July 13, 2020, Democrat leaders – Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff – sent this letter to the FBI alleging that “Congress was the subject of a foreign disinformation campaign.” The Democrats demanded that “the FBI provide a classified defensive briefing” on the issue of foreign disinformation, and that “the briefing draw on all-source intelligence information and analysis.” Parts of that letter were leaked to tie the Congressional Hunter Biden investigation to foreign disinformation.

Three days later, on July 16, 2020, Democrat Senators Gary Peters and Ron Wyden made their own demand of an FBI and intelligence community briefing related to purported foreign interference.

According to Grassley, these Democrat efforts resulted in an unnecessary briefing from the FBI in August 2020 relating to “disinformation” – which was later leaked to the press to paint the Biden investigation “in a false light.” In other words, the FBI was more than willing to be used by the Democrats less than 3 months before the 2020 election.

Then there’s also the issue of FBI Headquarters interfering in the Hunter Biden investigation. Grassley states:

in September 2020, investigators from the same FBI HQ team were in communication with FBI agents responsible for the Hunter Biden information targeted by Auten’s assessment. The FBI HQ team’s investigators placed their findings with respect to whether reporting was disinformation in a restricted access sub-file reviewable only by the particular agents responsible for uncovering the specific information.

The FBI Headquarters team “made findings” to whether certain reporting was disinformation – and then they limited access to those findings. This begs the question: what were those findings, and did they conflict with the popular narrative, falsely peddled by the Democrats and the media and former intelligence officials, that the Hunter Biden materials were disinformation?

The FBI was reticent to share this information before the election. When then-Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe stated there was “no intelligence to support” allegations of Russian disinformation efforts tied to the Hunter Biden materials, the FBI responded they had “nothing to add at this time.” Of course, this is apparently now disproven. The FBI had something to add. They just didn’t want to share it with the American people.

And there’s still more.

In October 2020, the whistleblowers allege that “an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the direction of” FBI Agent Timothy Thibault.

Who is Thibault? He is a partisan, anti-Trump FBI Agent from the Washington Field Office who shared derogatory social media posts about Attorney General Barr and retweeted Lincoln Project posts insulting President Trump. Thibault has since locked his Twitter account, which is highlighted with a Ukraine flag. You can make your own judgment on that.

Back to Thibault’s actions with respect to the Hunter Biden investigation. The whistleblowers further allege that Thibault suggested the Hunter Biden information was “at risk of disinformation,” although “all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants.” Thibault allegedly also violated FBI guidelines by ordering the matter closed without a valid reason. Thibault and other FBI officials then covered these tracks, attempting “to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.”

Making matters worse - if that’s possible - we also learned from Grassley’s letter that FBI SIA ( Supervisory Intelligence Analyst) Brian Auten was handling aspects of the Hunter Biden investigation. Who is Brian Auten? He interviewed Igor Danchenko (Christopher Steele’s primary subsource), who now faces an upcoming trial with Special Counsel John Durham for lying to federal officials.

We suspect that Auten covered-up or otherwise smothered Danchenko’s lies to protect the Trump/Russia investigation (and to thus also protect the FBI’s institutional interests). Our friend Stephen McIntyre – aka ClimateAudit – has focused on Auten in the past; here’s his Auten rabbit hole. The fact that Auten is in any way involved in the Hunter Biden investigation is not a good sign, and it indicates the FBI has failed to punish its most corrupt and incompetent employees.

The letter from Grassley comes after CNN reporting on July 20 that:

The federal investigation into Hunter Biden's business activities is nearing a critical juncture as investigators weigh possible charges and prosecutors confront Justice Department guidelines to generally avoid bringing politically sensitive cases close to an election, according to people briefed on the matter.

There are some clues in the CNN report that suggest members of Biden’s DOJ are trying to serve President Biden by protecting his son.

First, current DOJ officials – including those at DOJ headquarters – have debated whether prosecution of Hunter Biden for tax and firearm charges should be put-off until after the 2022 midterms. But as CNN observes, federal prosecutors have brought politically-charged cases against Trump attorney Michael Cohen and Republican Congressman Chris Collins just before the 2018 election.

Second, this suggests that there is at least some supervision of the Hunter Biden investigation by top-level DOJ officials appointed by Biden. CNN reports that the investigation has entered its final stages and that “prosecutors have narrowed their focus to tax and gun-related charges.”

If Hunter Biden is indeed charged with those “narrow” crimes, it’s going to be essential to determine who made that call. After all, there is more than enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act. (Bijan Rafiekian, of the Flynn Intel Group, faced similar charges for far-less egregious conduct.) Recall previous New York Times reporting that:

there has been debate within the Justice Department over whether the available evidence proves that Mr. Biden intended to violate FARA, which the government must prove in order to secure a criminal conviction.

As we have observed, this misstates the law on FARA. One must ask whether the DOJ is making it intentionally difficult to prosecute Hunter Biden for his FARA violations and his schemes to enrich himself, and to manipulate his political connections, as he furthered the interests of his foreign clients.

This gives us another question: who is making these prosecuting decisions – is it the career prosecutors, or is it Main Justice?

If Hunter Biden escapes the FARA charges, or if he isn’t indicted before the upcoming elections, I think we can safely assume Main Justice is pulling some strings. And that’s a scandal in its own right.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/deeper-dive-allegations-sabotage-within-fbis-hunter-biden-probe



Gone are the days of believing this alphabet gang was doing some kind of good. When you do a real hard look...Capone, Whitey...pick a topic...guns...drugs...they've been an EPIC FAIL.

The FBI really is the SS of the DNC. There isn't a single person with a functioning brain that would deny it.
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Man, you sure do get a woody for calling out Dems. Rember, James Comey won the election for Trump by breaking sop for the fbi when he announced the Hillary investigation was still open 5 days before the election. I agree the FBI has never been what it should be. I disagree when you say the problems are one sided. The Biden family is innocent until proven guilty. The Trump family is innocent until proven guilty. You cannot selectivly choose to apply the law.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Speyside2 wrote:
Man, you sure do get a woody for calling out Dems. Rember, James Comey won the election for Trump by breaking sop for the fbi when he announced the Hillary investigation was still open 5 days before the election. I agree the FBI has never been what it should be. I disagree when you say the problems are one sided. The Biden family is innocent until proven guilty. The Trump family is innocent until proven guilty. You cannot selectivly choose to apply the law.



You're selective memory is failing.

Comey left his flank wide open and Operation Crossfire Hurricane was in danger of being exposed then. He had to pretend he was actually doing his job when in fact he kicked the can down the hallway to allow breathing room.

You can believe what you want, but the facts are the facts.

If you have some other collaboration with the GOP and FBI PLEASE let me know.
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and the beat goes on...

Meet the FBI Analyst Behind The Decade’s Biggest Political Disinformation Campaigns



An intelligence analyst behind the FBI’s botched Trump-Russia collusion probe is now accused of using the bureau’s authority to discredit reports about Hunter Biden’s criminal activity months before the 2020 presidential election.

Meet Brian Auten. The FBI analyst is hardly a household name, but whistleblowers who contacted the office of GOP senator Chuck Grassley say he was behind an August 2020 report that FBI officials used as part of a "scheme…to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation."

Auten’s report also caused the FBI "to cease" investigative activity into the younger Biden, according to a letter Grassley sent the Justice Department and FBI.

The whistleblower allegations are the latest evidence of politicization at the FBI. Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the allegations, if accurate, show the FBI and Justice Department are "institutionally corrupted to their very core."

Auten was a key figure in Crossfire Hurricane, the counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia. The Justice Department inspector general said in a December 2019 report that an FBI intelligence analyst who has since been identified as Auten "failed to advise" others at the FBI about inconsistencies in the Steele dossier, the controversial report the bureau used to investigate Trump.

Auten’s involvement in the Hunter Biden saga, which was not previously known, is likely to come under scrutiny because of his involvement in the Trump-Russia probe. Auten took part in the Hunter Biden matter even though he was seemingly referred to the FBI’s disciplinary office for investigation because of the inspector general’s findings. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified in February 2020 that every FBI employee mentioned in the inspector general’s report, which accused the FBI of "significant" abuses of the foreign surveillance process, was referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for investigation. It is unclear whether Auten faced any discipline.

Auten, an expert on Russia, pushed aggressively for surveillance warrants against Trump adviser Carter Page, according to the inspector general. He urged colleagues at the FBI in a Sept. 19, 2016, email to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against Page based on information in the dossier. The Justice Department watchdog criticized the FBI for failing to verify Steele’s allegations before citing them in the spy warrant. The Justice Department has invalidated two surveillance warrants granted against Page because of FBI malfeasance.

Auten also took part in several interviews in which the FBI withheld information that undercut the theory that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Auten and his colleagues failed to disclose that dossier author Christopher Steele, in an Oct. 3, 2016, interview, said that a purported source of his dossier was a "boaster or embellisher." Auten conducted a January 2017 interview with Steele’s primary source, Igor Danchenko, in which Danchenko said aspects of the dossier appeared to be exaggerated or inaccurate.

Grassley did not disclose details of Auten’s report on Hunter Biden. He asked Attorney General Merrick Garland and Wray to provide copies of the documents.

Auten’s assessment about Hunter Biden came two months before the New York Post published documents from Biden’s abandoned laptop. Allies of Joe Biden, including more than 50 former national security officials, quickly dismissed the report at the time as Russian disinformation, but forensic analysis has confirmed the authenticity of the emails. Hunter Biden disclosed in December 2020 that he had been under investigation since 2019 for tax evasion and foreign lobbying.

The FBI press office told the Washington Free Beacon that the bureau "declines to comment on personnel matters." Both the bureau and the Department of Justice confirmed receipt of Grassley’s letter to CBS News.

Update July 26, 5:34 p.m.: This piece has been updated with a response from the FBI.

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/meet-the-fbi-analyst-behind-the-decades-biggest-political-disinformation-campaigns/


This is so easy.
ZRX1200 Offline
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I thought it was two agents doing this.

It’s cool though, really smaht people hate Cheeto so this is all cool, it doesn’t how unelected people act if the ends justify the means. Get over it man……they’re making the country better it’s the modern compromise!

The people burning their heads in the sand because orange man bad are sadly hilarious, and they are part of the problem.
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DrMaddVibe Offline
#318 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I thought it was two agents doing this.

It’s cool though, really smaht people hate Cheeto so this is all cool, it doesn’t how unelected people act if the ends justify the means. Get over it man……they’re making the country better it’s the modern compromise!

The people burning their heads in the sand because orange man bad are sadly hilarious, and they are part of the problem.


Silly...The mere notion that there's no "whistleblower" should tell you that it's a top-down structure. You're either all in or you're dead. When the machine is done with you, you get a cush job that doesn't require much or you get to write a book that nobody ever reads (see hush money) but it ends up on the best seller list for weeks and they payout millions for the rights to tell the story.

But hey...the FBI is going after the DNC too!Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan riiiight.
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Haven't read any of the prior 318 posts, but to answer the OP, based on what mR. joNEs has been suggesting, I would say my endorsement of the organization would be a couple degrees cooler than lukewarm.

But to Jonesie's point, we don't know how many near disasters have been nixed by their good work.
ZRX1200 Offline
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They did great in Waco.
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8trackdisco wrote:
Haven't read any of the prior 318 posts, but to answer the OP, based on what mR. joNEs has been suggesting, I would say my endorsement of the organization would be a couple degrees cooler than lukewarm.

But to Jonesie's point, we don't know how many near disasters have been nixed by their good work.

you get demerits for being rational.
Mr. Jones Offline
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#318

8 track

You have a reasonable point...but... I'm pretty damn sure my tip on 9-09-12 was relayed from the FBI TO SOME OTHER MORE QUALIFIED TERRORIST RESPONSE TEAM...

LIKE A J.S.O.C. COMMANDO UNIT OR DELTA FORCE OR THE NAVY SEALS....THOSE ALL CAN RESPOND ON U.S. soil if need be...and what I reported NEEDED QUELLED REALLY QUICKLY...WHICH IS WHAT EXACTLY WENT DOWN WITHOUT PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OR INFO RELEASE WHATSOEVER...

THE F.B.I. CLEANED UP THE SCRAPS AND THREATENED, INTIMIDATED ANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE HILTON HOTEL IN THE downtown square of Harrisburg, Pa ...
Plus any civilian witnesses were read the riot act and scared ****less by the FBI CLEAN UP CREW...
ZRX1200 Offline
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Someone made trains run on time……should we give him credit for that?
8trackdisco Offline
#324 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
#318

8 track

You have a reasonable point...but... I'm pretty damn sure my tip on 9-09-12 was relayed from the FBI TO SOME OTHER MORE QUALIFIED TERRORIST RESPONSE TEAM...

LIKE A J.S.O.C. COMMANDO UNIT OR DELTA FORCE OR THE NAVY SEALS....THOSE ALL CAN RESPOND ON U.S. soil if need be...and what I reported NEEDED QUELLED REALLY QUICKLY...WHICH IS WHAT EXACTLY WENT DOWN WITHOUT PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OR INFO RELEASE WHATSOEVER...

THE F.B.I. CLEANED UP THE SCRAPS AND THREATENED, INTIMIDATED ANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE HILTON HOTEL IN THE downtown square of Harrisburg, Pa ...
Plus any civilian witnesses were read the riot act and scared ****less by the FBI CLEAN UP CREW...


The coverup was all good for the country- no reason to scare anyone? Was that or was there a different motivation?
DrMaddVibe Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Someone made trains run on time……should we give him credit for that?


Lunchbox Joe...doing for sleep cars what Barry did for bath houses.
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Mr. Jones wrote:
#318
Plus any civilian witnesses were read the riot act and scared ****less by the FBI CLEAN UP CREW...

“It’s like the riot act. The riot act. They keep telling you they're gonna read that to you. Have you heard this thing at all? Especially when you're a kid, they threaten you. "You wait 'till your father comes home, he's gonna read you the riot act!” Tell him I already read it myself! And I didn’t like it either. I consider it wordy and poorly thought out. He wants to read me somethin'? How about the Gentlemens' Guide to the Golden Age of Blow Jobs?”fog - Carlin
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Well, (that's a mighty deeeep subject!) this is inconvenient!


FBI Likely Did 'Intentionally Undermine' A Congressional Probe On Hunter Biden: Senator



Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) criticized the FBI on July 26, alleging that the bureau was “weaponized” against two U.S. senators when it arranged an intelligence briefing in August 2020.

Johnson’s criticism was based on new revelations that surfaced a day earlier, when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) divulged that certain FBI officials had a “scheme” to wrongly label “derogatory information” on Hunter Biden as disinformation, based on what his office learned from “highly credible whistleblowers.”

By inaccurately labeling verified evidence as disinformation, FBI officials halted investigative activities related to Hunter Biden in 2020.

“If these recent whistleblower revelations are true, it would strongly suggest that the FBI’s August 6, 2020 briefing was indeed a targeted effort to intentionally undermine a Congressional investigation,” Johnson wrote in a letter (pdf) obtained by Just the News. The letter was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

“If these whistleblower allegations are accurate, how can your agency, Director Wray, be capable of investigating the president’s son?” Johnson continued. “Unfortunately, the FBI can no longer be trusted to investigate Hunter Biden with integrity and the equal application of law.”

Johnson and Grassley were probing the Biden family’s financial transactions when they were asked to attend an FBI briefing on Aug. 6, 2020. According to Johnson, the briefing was “completely unnecessary” and “completely irrelevant” to their probe.

However, the contents of the briefing were leaked to media outlets, prompting Johnson and Grassley to question the motivation behind the briefing.

In his letter, Johnson concluded that the 2020 briefing was “a set up to intentionally discredit our ongoing work into Hunter Biden’s extensive foreign financial entanglements,” pointing to an article published by The Washington Post on May 1, 2021.

Grassley also raised concerns about the same Washington Post article in his letter (pdf) to Garland in June 2021.

“The Washington Post article inaccurately linked Russian attempts to spread disinformation to my and Senator Johnson’s investigation into the extensive financial connections between the Biden family and individuals connected to the communist Chinese government’s military and intelligence services,” Grassley wrote.

“Information relating to the [Aug. 6, 2020] briefing was also used by Democratic Senators last Congress to publicly malign us and our investigation for the purpose of slowing it down, painting it in a false public light, and undermining its integrity.”

As such, Johnson said the FBI was “weaponized” against himself and Grassley, according to his letter.

“The FBI being weaponized against two sitting chairmen of U.S. Senate committees with constitutional oversight responsibilities would be one of the greatest episodes of Executive Branch corruption in American history,” Johnson wrote.

Johnson, former chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is now the ranking member on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Grassley, who was once chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is now the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

On Sept. 23, 2020, about a month after the 2020 briefing, Grassley and Johnson released a report revealing that there was “potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, and Chinese nationals,” while Joe Biden was vice president during the Obama administration.

The two senators have continued their probe into Hunter Biden. In March, they presented bank records on the Senate floor showing CEFC China Energy, a now-defunct company, made payments to Hunter Biden.
Request

Johnson concluded his letter by saying that the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence haven’t responded to his request for information on “the purpose of, and who ordered” the 2020 briefing, despite his effort for nearly two years. He said the two agencies’ refusal to be transparent “is deeply concerning.”

The senator from Wisconsin suggested that the Office of the Inspector General could conduct an “objective review” or appoint a special counsel to address his concerns.

Johnson also reiterated his concerns over conflicts of interests, including how Nicholas McQuaid, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s criminal division, was a fellow partner in a law firm with an attorney who has represented Hunter Biden.

Currently, the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden for possible tax violations.

“Attorney General Garland, you have failed to provide Senator Grassley and me with assurances that any DOJ investigation into Hunter Biden’s potential criminal activity will be free of conflicts of interest,” Johnson wrote. “The American people should not have to tolerate your silence any longer.”

Department of Justice officials didn’t respond by press time to a request for comment.


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-likely-did-intentionally-undermine-congressional-probe-hunter-biden-senator


They're investigatin'....gonna be a bit longer...it's just hard...hold on....facts are trickling in...
ZRX1200 Offline
#328 Posted:
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Ends justify the means for the left, oh the tears of the tables were turned…..
DrMaddVibe Offline
#329 Posted:
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Shouldn't they be doing real work???

FBI Whistleblower LEAKS Bureau’s ‘Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide’ on ‘Militia Violent Extremists’ Citing Ashli Babbitt as MVE Martyr


Leaked document is labelled as “Unclassified/Law Enforcement Sensitive” that is for “FBI Internal Use Only.”

Under the “Symbols” category of the document, “2A” is listed with the following explanation: “MVEs justify their existence with the Second Amendment, due to the mention of a ‘well regulated Militia,’ as well as the right to bear arms.”

“Revolutionary War imagery” such as the “Gadsden Flag” and the “Betsy Ross Flag” are cited in the document under “Commonly Referenced Historical Imagery or Quotes.”

[WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 2, 2022] Project Veritas released a newly leaked document today provided by an FBI whistleblower, which shows how the Bureau classifies American citizens it deems to be potential “Militia Violent Extremists” [MVEs].

In the document, the FBI cites symbols, images, phrases, events, and individuals that agents should look out for when identifying alleged domestic terrorists.

The “Unclassified/Law Enforcement Sensitive” document says it is for “FBI Internal Use Only.”

Of note, under the “Symbols” section, is a prominent citation of the Second Amendment, where it explains that “MVEs justify their existence with the Second Amendment, due to the mention of a ‘well regulated Militia,’ as well as the right to bear arms.”

Right below that, under the “Commonly Referenced Historical Imagery and Quotes” section, Revolutionary War images such as the Gadsden Flag and the Betsy Ross Flag are listed. Each flag displayed in the document comes with a brief description of what it means.

Under the “Common Phrases and References” section of the leaked document, Ashli Babbitt is cited as a person that MVEs consider to be a Martyr.

The same document also refers to Ruby Ridge, Waco, and even Timothy McVeigh, tying in traditional American ideas and symbols with radical and/or violent events in the past.

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/fbi-whistleblower-leaks-bureaus-domestic-terrorism-symbols-guide-on-militia/


This is the FBI folks. See them for what they are, what they're doing and what they're NOT doing.
Mr. Jones Offline
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I saw a YouTube video on this DMV

I Was fuc***ing howling...

Criminals and sociopathic FBI AGENTS calling "don't tread on me" flag dudes domestic terrorists...

That's a joke !
DrMaddVibe Offline
#331 Posted:
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Too many pics and vids...just go to the link.

https://www.revolver.news/2022/08/release-the-tape-revolver-has-definitive-proof-fbi-is-hiding-critical-footage-of-jan-6-pipe-bomber/

An isolated incident?

Shame on you
Mr. Jones Offline
#332 Posted:
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Did not see your video ..

Prolly a turncoat NARC ASSET proudboy the FBI FLIPPED AS AN INFORMANT WAS GIVEN ACCESS TO THE CAPITAL VIA the secret tunnel complex system...he put his mask anD hoody on too late and was fully identified on video...HMMMMM THE FBI PAYS A TURNED R.A.T. TO PLANT PIPE BOMbs IN OUR U.S. CAPITAL BLDG??? NO WAY WHATSOEVER did those shifty CRiminAL crime bosses at the FBI WANTED THAT INFO RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC.

The FBI didn't want the true press delving into it's RAT PROGRAM that they pay informants to do dirty works for them...then they blame the organization that they dislike or are targeting...JUST LOOK AT THE EARLY RELEASED FELON CRIMINALS THAT FILL THE "CASH PAYROLL" OF THE "SPECIAL SURVIELLENCE GROUP" (S.S.G.) DIVISION OF THE F.B.I. if you want PROOF...I'd love to rob/roll / hijack one of their CASH PAYROLL DELIVERY DRIVERS WHO GO OUT ONCE A MONTH to almost every major U S. City...they are carrying millions of bucks in cash in big vans / trucks just like RIPE PEACHES WAITING TO BE "PICKED"...

😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎BWUHAHAHAHA!!!😎😎😎😎😎😘🚐🚐🚛🚛⌚⌚🎯🎯🎯🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫

The FBI PULLS OUT SUITCASES FULL OF CASH$$$ EVERy DAY TO PAY OfF RAtS TO DO ThEIR DIRTY WOrK...
Mr. Jones Offline
#333 Posted:
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Posts: 17,041
DMV

I read the actual revolver story...

Long as hell
But very interesting to say the least...

It was well done...

There's always "missing time gaps" on any U.S. govt. Alphabet agencies video surveillance...

It's downright normal and expected nowadays...

Long live the missing time gaps....

Like in London...

"MIND THE GAP....MIND THE GAP....MIND THE GAP..."
IS ALL YOU HEAR IN THE UNDERGROUND...(SUBWAY SYSTEM)
MACS Offline
#334 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,865
FBI Whistleblower....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWPg-eU8GmI
DrMaddVibe Offline
#335 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,424
Mr. Jones wrote:
DMV

I read the actual revolver story...

Long as hell
But very interesting to say the least...

It was well done...

There's always "missing time gaps" on any U.S. govt. Alphabet agencies video surveillance...

It's downright normal and expected nowadays...

Long live the missing time gaps....

Like in London...

"MIND THE GAP....MIND THE GAP....MIND THE GAP..."
IS ALL YOU HEAR IN THE UNDERGROUND...(SUBWAY SYSTEM)



The gaps...convenient yeah? All those cameras...24/7...365 days...EXCEPT when you need that footage. It just POOF...disappears.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#336 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,424
MACS wrote:
FBI Whistleblower....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWPg-eU8GmI



When they get pressed they will put their heads back into their shells. This organization is rotten to the core. I'm at the point that dismantling it will be a massive improvement over any good being done there now. They've over-extended their usefulness. If we could strip them out, then Homeland Security...the Patriot Act...hell go on down the list of alphabet gobbledygook and we'd have PLENTY of money to properly train and arm our military!
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#337 Posted:
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FBI Director Sets New Record For Lies, Dodges, And Obfuscations To Avoid Slight Attempts At Congressional Oversight



‘Director Wray, you will have to explain to the committee – and to the country – how you’ll manage this mess and how you’ll clean house,’ Sen. Grassley said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer legislators’ questions about his agency’s history of corruption and cover-ups and instead doubled down on defending the FBI’s actions against U.S. citizens during a Senate Judiciary hearing on Thursday.

Senators on both sides of the aisle explained their frustrations with the FBI’s lack of transparency and response to their various letters inquiring about threats around the country.

“There is the perception that there are two tiers of justice: one for people that are favored and one for ordinary Americans,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn noted during her interrogation.

Dodging Questions About Politicized Investigations

Instead of addressing concerns about deceit, Wray confirmed Republicans’ suspicions that the FBI does engage in politicized investigations such as evaluating so-called threats against school board members at the urging of the Department of Justice following its infamous letter from the National School Boards Association.

Ranking member Chuck Grassley was just one of the many Republicans who grilled Wray about the FBI’s increasing partisanship and the effect that a weaponized federal agency has on Americans’ trust in its institutions.

“Director Wray, simply put, the FBI’s credibility is on the line, as are principles that helped found and sustain our great nation,” Grassley said in his opening statement.

Grassley sent a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland last month outlining how both the Department of Justice and the nation’s primary domestic intelligence agency are “institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law.”

That was after multiple whistleblowers alleged that high-ranking bureau officials manipulated evidence related to an investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and his “pay-to-play scandal of influence-peddling.” Evidence also suggests that “FBI Headquarters either improperly withheld information or presented inaccurate information to the U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh and possibly also Delaware” about Hunter.

When Grassley asked Wray on Thursday why concerns that “the FBI has become too politicized in its decision making” were allegedly “removed from this year’s final report” and what Wray plans to do to address those concerns, the director dodged the question.

“I think you’ve answered the process. But you haven’t answered this specific thing about why that information was taken out of the report,” Grassley noted after Wray went on a tangent about visiting various field offices.

“Yeah, I don’t, I’m not familiar with that. … Let me see if there’s something we can share with you on that,” Wray said.

Refused to Explain Gun Records Grab and Refugee Vetting Failures

Deflection and dodging quickly became the name of Wray’s game. Wray wouldn’t answer Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s questions about why the FBI is demanding the personal information of concealed carry permit owners despite state laws prohibiting local law enforcement from turning that over. Nor would he answer Hawley’s questions about why the federal government reportedly did not vet hundreds of Afghan evacuees who were on various terrorist watch lists.

Sidestepped Border Security Concerns

One of Wray’s talking points during the hearing was the spike in violent crime across the county. When Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asked him how that violence is related to the crime rings operating thanks to the compromised U.S.-Mexico border, Wray danced around the issue.

“Director Wray, I’ve always thought of you as a straight shooter but you won’t answer that question?” Cornyn asked.

It was then that Wray conceded that the “border presents significant security issues” that feed the violence he claims his agency is struggling to combat.

“There’s a wide array of criminal threats that we encounter down at the border. You mentioned a little bit in some of your questions, the transnational criminal organizations that use diverse and complex methods to traffick drugs, that then cascades over into prison and street gangs who distribute it,” Wray admitted.

Vague Answers about Pro-Abortion Terrorism

When Sen. Mike Lee asked what actions the FBI took against pro-abortion activists’ violent attacks against churches, pro-life organizations, and pregnancy centers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Wray promised to “go after that conduct aggressively” but could not provide an exact number of times the FBI intervened.

Instead, he rattled off a few investigations that he knew about in states such as Iowa and Tennessee.

As Sen. Tom Cotton pointed out, Wray also seemed to have no issue with how his agency failed to address widespread protests and harassment against Supreme Court justices following the Dobbs leak or the final decision.

To Wray’s credit, he did state that the United States’ most significant foe “would be the People’s Republic of China and specifically the Chinese Communist Party.”

But, as Republican Sen. Ben Sasse explained, the FBI’s official priorities include the vague “domestic terrorism” umbrella but not explicit investigations into the CCP’s actions within the U.S.

FBI’s Ridiculous Definitions of ‘Extremism’

Sen. Ted Cruz took his criticism of the FBI’s focus on “extremism” and so-called extremist symbols one step further by placing his boot, which is emblazoned with the “come and take it” flag, on the table in front of him.

“What are y’all doing? This makes no sense. Do you agree with this FBI guidance that the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag and the Gonzales battle flag are signs of militia violent extremism?” Cruz asked.

When Wray did get around to answering questions, his answers did not appear to give senators confidence that his agency is doing its job well.

Failure to Hold Agents In Suspected Whitmer Kidnapping Entrapment Accountable

Wray not only hinted that the agents involved in the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping suspected entrapment scheme were not punished but also confirmed that the supervisory agent over the Detroit field office where the operation was based was later promoted to the Washington D.C. bureau.

Contradicting the Jan. 6 Narrative

Speaking about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, one of the only things Wray confidently told Democrat Chairman ****** Durbin during the hearing was that the FBI in the days leading up to Jan. 6 did not have “any specific credible intelligence that pointed to thousands of people breaching the Capitol.”

That strongly contradicts the Jan. 6 Committee’s accusation that former President Donald Trump and other Republicans premeditated and coordinated the riot.

Refusal to Condemn the Russia Collusion Hoax

In addition, Wray refused to condemn the false allegations that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, an accusation that fueled the FBI’s unlawful spying on members of the Republican’s presidential campaign, as a hoax.

“Do you agree this allegation of secret collusion between President Trump and Russia was a hoax, yes or no?” Blackburn asked.

“I don’t think that’s the terminology I would use,” Wray said. “But I think there’s been a lot written on this subject, uh, both in the special counsel’s report, the inspector general’s report.”

Wray also disclosed some FBI bureaucrats involved in the scandal are still being evaluated by the agency’s disciplinary arm, the Office of Professional Responsibility. That was shortly before he refused to tell Blackburn whether the FBI believes the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation.

As Grassley noted in his line of questioning, “the FBI greenlit a full investigation into Trump based on liberal news articles and information derived from liberal nonprofits” but “closed investigative activity and sources that provided verified or verifiable reporting on Hunter Biden.

“Director Wray, you will have to explain to the committee – and to the country – how you’ll manage this mess and how you’ll clean house,” Grassley explained.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/04/fbi-director-wray-sets-possible-new-record-for-how-many-times-a-person-can-fail-in-a-3-5-hour-hearing/



Treason comes to mind. I'd love to see him and a slew of others punished for it.
ZRX1200 Offline
#338 Posted:
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People really should listen to Ben Sass eviscerate him in a very gentlemanly way……Wray is a POS and anyone paying attention can see Garland is no friend to impartial law. The people dodged a bullet not having that turd in the SCOTUS.

Kennedy is a joke.

Cruz had some good points and then did his theatrics.

Crassly was much more respectful than I anticipated. The lefty posters here don’t care that the FBI scheduled a meeting with Johnson and Grassly just to leak about it to discredit them. What the FBI has been doing should outrage everyone. No side should be pulling this 💩
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#339 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,507
FBI Director Christopher Wray is questioned by Sen Ted Cruz, about a piece of FBI literature telling agents to watch for patriotic symbols which may indicate domestic terrorism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EQOD4GsFKA

Mr. Jones Offline
#340 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 17,041
I've been telling my old buddy from the very late 70's to the mid 80's Chuck Grassley (via existing old D.C. contacts I know ) about my entire FBI-SSG GANGSTALKING PERSECUTION, 9+ ATTEMPTED MURDERS BY THEIR AGENTS, AND THE TERRORIST EVENT THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A DIRTY BOMB THAT I REPORTED ON 9-9-12 TO THE FBI....

HE IS PISSED TO SAY THE LEAST, but he knows all about it .....you'all may still "see" mr. Jones ( THE POSTER BOY for
FBI-SSG GANGSTALKING persecution) cloaked and hidden while testifying at an upcoming Congressional hearing on the FBI IN THE somewhat NEAR FUTURE...
Too bad FRANK CHURCH ISNT STILL AROUND...
DrMaddVibe Offline
#341 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,424
We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI



If Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.

The day before Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed that the FBI—along with “Russian intelligence”—had “rigged the election.” Election denialism is perfectly acceptable behavior on the left. Krugman blamed the “rigged election” on “people within the F.B.I.” who, he asserted, “clearly felt that under Mr. Comey they had a free hand to indulge their political preferences,” by which he meant the investigation into Clinton’s email server. One can imagine the tenor of Krugman’s rhetoric if the investigation had been launched by the administration of Mitt Romney or George W. Bush or signed off on by AG Robert Bork.

Is it still the case that investigating a candidate for wrongdoing is “rigging” an election? Yesterday, Merrick Garland’s DOJ raided the home of a former president, and likely future presidential candidate, in a case regarding “potential mishandling of classified documents,” according to The Washington Post. Is that really it? We have long been told that “mishandling of classified documents” isn’t a serious crime.

When Clinton set up a secret private server to circumvent transparency, likely to hide favor-trading related to her now-obsolete corrupt foundation, it was a potential felony. In that illegal server, the FBI would find 100 emails containing classified information, 65 marked “Secret,” 22 marked “Top Secret,” and over 2,000 emails that would be retroactively marked classified. Many felonies. Unlike Trump, who had the power to declassify any document he wished, Hillary could not. And as numerous experts pointed out, the chances that those documents were intercepted by foreign powers were quite high. No one’s home was raided by the FBI.

Indeed, Hillary’s staff then attempted to destroy all evidence related to that secret illegal server, wiping it and literally using hammers to break phones and laptops—as Comey noted at the time, they “cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.” Another bunch of potential felonies. Not only were there no FBI raids, but Comey showered Clinton’s staff with immunity.

Comey would make the exceptionally unconvincing case that though everything that Hillary had done was illegal, the most qualified person to ever run for the presidency had merely acted “extremely careless.” More likely, Comey didn’t want to charge a presidential candidate with a bunch of felonies in the run-up to an election. It’s also true that the mishandling of documents had not been treated seriously in past examples. When former Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger stole highly classified documents from the National Archives—memos regarding the Clinton administration’s failed anti-terrorism efforts—he was given community service. No one raided his home to look for more documents.

While these double standards may not induce you to distrust the FBI, what happened next should. Hillary would kick off the entire bogus Trump-Russia investigation, signing off on the leak of a fictitious oppo-research document, which was bolstered, most likely, by Russian disinformation. Yet, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, initial FISA applications used by the FBI to spy on Trump’s orbit “relied entirely” on information from the dossier author Christopher Steele. Not only were the applications riddled with 17 “significant errors,” and not only would the FBI withhold contradictory evidence in the case, but a lawyer for the agency doctored an email and used it as the basis for a sworn statement to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Then again, why wouldn’t an Obama administration that spied on journalists, millions of Americans, and even senators—and then lied about it–also spy on the political opposition? Those same people, some ensconced in the agency, behind this abuse were feeding the media one half-baked Trump conspiracy theory after the next. Investigation after investigation would be launched on that information, and despite lofty promises of Democrats, not a single person in Trump’s orbit would be indicted of anything having to do with colluding with Putin to undermine the election of 2016. It was all a partisan attempt to criminalize policy positions they dislike.

Now we’ve moved on to Jan. 6 committee hearings. The same double standards, of course, are again in play. When Republicans hold committee hearings, Democrats get to name their members. When Democrats hold committee hearings, they get to name all the members. When Obama Attorney General Eric Holder is held in contempt of Congress over his role in sending guns to drug lords, he can laugh it off. When former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro is held in contempt, he is shackled by the FBI. When Democrats support underlying causes that end in riots, they are absolved of responsibility. When Republicans do, they are insurrectionists.

All of this is an effort to cobble together disparate events and statements to create the perception that Republicans led a concerted “coup” against the government. It seems to me, and perhaps I’ll be proven wrong, this raid is part of that partisan effort. We’ll soon find out. But you don’t have to be a fan of Trump — and I’m not; he acted recklessly and unpresidential on Jan. 6, to say the least — to see how these precedents are dangerous or how they corrode trust in institutions. Either you uphold the law for all politicians, as you would the rest of us, or you don’t.

Of course, if Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/09/we-have-no-reason-to-trust-the-fbi/



Same as it ever was...same as it ever was...same as it ever...was...
RayR Offline
#342 Posted:
Joined: 07-20-2020
Posts: 6,188
Yep, the left is the same as it ever was...

"When we see, as now is totally clear, that the FBI and the Department of Justice (sic) are totally corrupt, mere weapons used in a fight for political power, totally devoid of integrity and unconcerned with justice, we must acknowledge that we are a lost country in which the rule of law is a joke."


Gestapo Democrats
By Paul Craig Roberts
PaulCraigRoberts.org

August 10, 2022

Quote:
The Democrats in power in Washington have weaponized the FBI and Department of Justice (sic) in an effort to criminalize President Trump. They tried this with Russiagate, with impeachment, with their fabricated January 6 Insurrection, and now they have sent an army of FBI agents into Trump’s home, relying on the presstitutes to tell a story of deep, dark, suspicious activities by Trump.

The Democrats have become so bold because Republicans, with few exceptions, are not fighters. Republicans come out of the business world where the rule is “don’t rock the boat.” Republicans, being patriotic, feel responsibility to protect the reputation of the US government, and, therefore, acquiesce in Democrat abuses of power. The Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, for example, helped the Democrats steal the presidential election by denying that such a thing had happened. For Mitch McConnell Republicans, America cannot afford the embarrassment of acknowledging a stolen presidential election. The Third World demeanor that a stolen presidential election gives the United States is unacceptable to Republicans who believe the honor of the government must be protected at all cost.

More...

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/08/paul-craig-roberts/gestapo-democrats/
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#343 Posted:
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Posts: 52,424

FBI Director Chris Wray Claims Victim Status, Any Agency Targeting is “Deplorable and Dangerous”



FBI Director Christopher Wray gave remarks in Omaha, Nebraska today. He was questioned about reaction to the FBI raid on President Trump’s home and noted threats circulating online against federal agents and the Justice Department are “deplorable and dangerous.” “I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

Director Wray also noted that FBI agents should be “valued and cherished” for their willingness to “put their lives on the line” to protect the institutions of government. On other matters, Director Wray declined to answer questions about the nine-hour search conducted Monday by FBI agents of Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida home. Instead deflecting any questioning to the U.S. Department of Justice.

This is the same agency that refused to prosecute any FBI agents involved in the cover-up operation to protect rapes of U.S. female gymnasts, and the same FBI agency who conducted a four-year corrupt investigation of false Trump-Russia accusations manufactured by Democrat political operatives.

The collapse of institutional credibility has nothing to do with deplorable Americans and everything to do with their own conduct. As noted recently by Senator Chuck Grassley:

“If these allegations are true and accurate, the Justice Department and FBI are – and have been – institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law. Attorney General Garland and Director Wray, simply put, based on the allegations that I’ve received from numerous whistleblowers, you have systemic and existential problems within your agencies.”

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/10/fbi-director-chris-wray-claims-victim-status-any-agency-targeting-is-deplorable-and-dangerous/#more-236374



https://youtu.be/UmnN3eVMWgA
RayR Offline
#344 Posted:
Joined: 07-20-2020
Posts: 6,188
Does Wray understand that those “Deplorable and Dangerous” critics are targeting himself as Gestapo Chief of the Party, not just the goons that are just following orders?
ZRX1200 Offline
#345 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 57,717
LMMFPWAO So that plane that Wray “had to catch” for his family vacation was the FBI’s plane not a scheduled flight 🤣🤣🤣🤣 oh yeah the ruling class is just fine TRUMP is the problem…..sweet baby Jesus on a popsicle stick.

https://youtu.be/X3gd0NMef4A
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#346 Posted:
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Posts: 52,424
Think The FBI Deserves The Benefit Of The Doubt? This Laundry List Of Corruption Should Make You Think Again



A look at the FBI’s last six years shows a pattern of irredeemable corruption.


Can the FBI be trusted? A Federalist analysis of agency lies over the last decade is an unequivocal no.

FISA Warrants

In the summer of 2016, FBI bureaucrats launched a deep-state operation, known as Crossfire Hurricane, to thwart then-candidate Trump’s presidential ambitions. It began by targeting Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and quickly branched out as bureaucrats expanded their surveillance. The spy agency used the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as a legal pretext to investigate and spy on Papadopoulos, in addition to former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former Trump adviser Carter Page. Several were interviewed by undercover FBI informant Stefan Halper, whose own investigation would prove a bust.

According to a declassified transcript between Papadopoulos and a Crossfire Hurricane confidential human source (CHS), Papadopoulos repeatedly denied the Trump campaign was working with Russian-backed entities to capture the 2016 election. The FBI, however, wrote off Papadopoulos’s recorded answers as rehearsed and omitted his denials of campaign collusion with overseas actors in FISA court warrant applications and renewals. These were two of the 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” identified in the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s blockbuster report on the investigation in December 2019.

Papadopoulos, who pled guilty to making a false statement to the FBI in a perjury trap, was far from the only individual to face political persecution from the federal government’s dystopian investigation.

Not one of the four FISA warrants obtained by the FBI was legally justified, according to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report. In fact, at least two of the warrant applications to spy on Page were declared illegal by a federal judge. Following Horowitz’s blistering report outlining FBI misconduct throughout the entire operation, another federal judge declared that agency malfeasance “calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.”

Subsequent reporting revealed gross abuses of power within the FBI to prosecute political opponents. According to Horowitz, the FBI’s FISA warrants “relied entirely” on DNC-funded opposition research compiled by former British intelligence official Christopher Steele known as the “Steele dossier.” The dossier, which outlined supposed Trump-Russia collusion and has since been thoroughly debunked, included salacious allegations such as supposed “pee tapes” featuring Trump engaging in golden showers with Russian prostitutes at a Moscow hotel.

The FBI knew the dossier lacked credibility as early as January 2017 and knew Steele’s material itself contained Russian disinformation. Desperate to continue their deep-state operation, however, officials lied to the FISA court about Steele’s credibility and hid incriminating info related to the former British intelligence official who was later fired over leaks to the press. An 18th omission, overlooked by the inspector general’s report but documented by Federalist Senior Legal Correspondent Margot Cleveland, was that Steele’s sources did not include the ones he developed as a British official.

Even after Steele’s termination as a reliable source, DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr continued to feed information from Steele to the FBI over the course of its investigation. Steele met with Ohr 12 times after the former’s tenure ended as a confidential human source for the bureau, according to the inspector general. Ohr also promoted his wife’s opposition research to FBI investigators and did not disclose she was paid by Fusion GPS, the DNC-contracted firm that commissioned the Steele dossier.

The FBI never told the FISA court that the Trump dossier written by a source who was fired for lying, did not undergo independent verification, and was funded by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.

Despite the overt abuse of the nation’s surveillance apparatus to spy on political opponents, only one FBI official has faced criminal conviction for his role in the probe. In January last year, former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to just 12 months probation after pleading guilty to fabricating evidence to obtain a FISA warrant. By December, Clinesmith was re-admitted to the D.C. Bar Association in good standing.

Steele’s primary sub-source, Igor Danchenko, was indicted in November on five counts of making false statements to the FBI. In May, a D.C. jury acquitted former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann on charges of lying to the FBI when submitting supposed evidence of Trump-Russian collusion to federal investigators.

Misleading Congress

Following the collapse of the grand Russia-collusion hoax, lawmakers on Capitol Hill began demanding answers about FBI misconduct. Former FBI Director James Comey lied to Congress, claiming the bureau was just investigating four individuals, not the Trump campaign, in a dubious spin.

“Late July of 2016, the FBI did, in fact, open a counterintelligence investigation into, is it fair to say the Trump campaign or Donald Trump himself?” asked then-Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in a 2018 hearing.

“It’s not fair to say either of those things, in my recollection,” Comey said. “We opened investigations on four Americans to see if there was any connection between those four Americans and the Russian interference efforts. And those four Americans did not include the candidate.”

Horowitz also contradicted the FBI in a December 2019 hearing on the release of his report documenting FISA abuses. In September 2017, the FBI told Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, that the bureau gave the Trump campaign a defensive briefing about Russian interference in the 2016 race.

“In August of 2016 the FBI provided a counterintelligence defensive briefing to then candidate Donald Trump and other senior campaign officials,” wrote FBI Assistant Director of Congressional Affairs Gregory Brower in response to a letter from Grassley. “This defensive briefing was conducted by an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent and focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities.”

Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that there was no briefing given.

Misleading DOJ Leaders

Not only was Congress led astray as FBI officials conducted a rogue operation to defend the incumbent regime, but so was senior leadership in President Trump’s DOJ.

Handwritten notes revealed in the Sussmann trial exposed how FBI agents sought to cover up malicious misconduct, wherein DOJ leaders tasked with FBI oversight were misled about the investigation’s progress. The notes show FBI agent Peter Strzok wrongly told DOJ supervisors the surveillance warrant on Page had been “fruitful.” Strzok also concealed knowledge that Steele’s sources were not credible and claimed instead that the dossier was “CROWN reporting” from MI6, the FBI’s British counterpart. The FBI said the dossier was being used to examine the RNC and Trump campaign’s effort to soften the GOP platform on NATO and Crimea for Russian energy stocks, but the document made no mention of NATO or Crimea.

Strzok also said Trump’s 2016 joke about Russia uncovering Clinton’s 30,000 deleted emails triggered Crossfire Hurricane, with an Australian diplomat tipping off the government about Papadopoulos at the American embassy in London. The tip that Papdopoulos was coordinating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, however, came before Trump made the joke.

Strzok is the same agent whose text messages show he conspired with his mistress and FBI colleague, attorney Lisa Page. Strzok, a lead investigator for Crossfire Hurricane, assured Page of a mysterious “insurance policy” in place if Trump were to be elected, likely in reference to the agency’s inside operations. Page, according to the DOJ inspector general’s 2019 report, told colleagues to go easy on investigating Clinton because “she might be our next president.”

When Page fretted that Trump might actually win the 2016 contest, Strzok assured his romantic partner, “we’ll stop it.”

Misleading Trump

Comey thought the Crossfire Hurricane investigation was important enough to brief outgoing President Barack Obama on the probe but kept Trump in the dark. In fact, Comey later confirmed that he told Trump three times the president was not being investigated and refused to tell him Clinton funded the dossier.

Michael Flynn

In June 2020, a federal judge ordered that all charges be dropped against Flynn, whom Trump subsequently pardoned in the waning days of his administration. Prior to his exoneration, Flynn was facing heavy fines and prison time for making false statements to federal officials in another perjury trap orchestrated by Comey, who bragged about the setup in the first week of the Trump White House.

According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Flynn lied to a pair of FBI agents about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak as the incoming national security adviser. Flynn, prosecutors claimed, spoke with Kislyak about financial sanctions against Russian individuals after the 2016 election and then lied about it during an interview with Comey’s agents. Sending a pair of agents to question a senior White House official in the Situation Room, Comey said at a 2018 conference, was “something I probably wouldn’t have done or even gotten away with in a more organized investigation, a more organized administration.”

“We placed a call to Flynn and said, ‘Hey, we’re sending a couple guys over, hope you’ll talk to them.’ He said ‘sure,'” Comey explained at the 92nd Street Y conference. “Nobody else was there, they interviewed him in a conference room at the White House situation room, and he lied to them.”

Flynn initially pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI before firing his attorneys and hiring new representation to withdraw his guilty plea. His reversal followed the release of declassified transcripts, which revealed Flynn never spoke with Kislyak about sanctions. The two only discussed expulsions of Russian individuals under a different process. Handwritten notes from the FBI agents also revealed the sole purpose of their questioning was “to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.” A bizarre 2017 inauguration day email by Susan Rice to herself also revealed Comey knew there was no legitimate reason to question Flynn.

Andrew McCabe

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired from his top role at the bureau for lying to the agency inspector general four times over multiple abuses during his tenure in senior leadership. Those abuses included efforts to set up former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for obstruction charges, the sabotage of an investigation into Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop before the 2016 election, and failure to report conflicts of interest. While running for a Virginia state Senate seat in 2015, McCabe’s wife accepted a political donation from a close Clinton ally as her husband was tasked with investigating the former secretary of state.

A 2018 DOJ inspector general report blasted McCabe as a serial leaker who lied about it. That same year, a letter from Grassley shined a spotlight on McCabe’s purchase of a $70,000 table on taxpayers’ dime that the agency sought to cover up.

Clinton Emails

The FBI repeatedly told journalists there was no evidence that a foreign power had reviewed Clinton’s emails that she improperly handled on a private server. According to an inspector general report in 2018, however, texts show they almost certainly did, “at least one of them classified,” as Federalist Senior Editor David Harsanyi wrote.

“It is more accurate to say,” read a text from Strzok, “that we know foreign actors obtained access to some of her emails (including at least one Secret one) via compromises of the private email accounts of some of her staffers.”

Weiner Laptop

In 2018, Comey told lawmakers over the course of the investigation into Clinton’s emails that agency officials thoroughly reviewed the laptop belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her now-ex husband Anthony Weiner. The FBI was able to accomplish such a feat within a short timeframe “thanks to the wizardry of our technology” enabling agents who worked “night after night after night” to comb through the remaining material before the 2016 election.

“But virtually none of his account was true,” explained RealClearInvestigations’ Paul Sperry.

In fact, a technical glitch prevented FBI technicians from accurately comparing the new emails with the old emails. Only 3,077 of the 694,000 emails were directly reviewed for classified or incriminating information. Three FBI officials completed that work in a single 12-hour spurt the day before Comey again cleared Clinton of criminal charges.

Roger Stone

In 2019, former Trump associate Roger Stone was raided by the FBI after being indicted by Mueller. A CNN camera crew happened to be the only network present at Stone’s Fort Lauderdale home before the sunrise raid, suggesting the friendly press had been tipped off in advance. The FBI, however, refused to comply with a Federalist open records request for any and all emails to or from CNN on the day of the raid.


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Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

The Jan. 6 saga has become the sequel in Democrats’ efforts to indict Trump, before FBI agents hatched a plot to go after the former president over supposed espionage.

In October, the bureau refused to offer House Republicans conducting their own independent investigation of the Capitol riot the same material given to congressional Democrats. The FBI’s refusal, the agency claimed, was because officials were already working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Select Committee on Jan. 6. Pelosi’s committee, however, was established in violation of House rules. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., the minority appointment as ranking member, is entitled to the documents presented to Democrats.

Senior FBI officials have also refused lawmakers’ questions about how many informants were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and stonewalled inquiries surrounding Ray Epps, the mysterious figure who disappeared from the most-wanted list after he encouraged rioters to swarm the Capitol.

At an Aug. 4 Senate hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray sought to downplay agency negligence, claiming “we did not have any credible intelligence that pointed to thousands of people breaching the Capitol.” But according to Newsweek, the agency deployed commandos with “shoot to kill authority,” and even Capitol Hill parking attendants knew there were going to be mass protests. The FBI has also been less than forthcoming about a pair of pipe bombs planted at the RNC and DNC headquarters.

At the same time, the FBI has embarked on a nationwide manhunt, to incarcerating demonstrators who have been declared such a threat to the republic over trespassing that they’ve been denied a fair and speedy trial and held in detention for more than 18 months.

Julian Khater, one of two accused of assaulting a Capitol Police officer with pepper spray and whose case has been documented by Julie Kelly at American Greatness, appears to have been outright coerced into making an unconstitutional confession. Khater was detained in March 2021 and has remained in federal custody ever since after intense interrogation without an attorney present.

Kamala Harris on Jan. 6

The presence of Vice President Mike Pence and then-Sen. Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol has been the basis for nearly 800 people being charged with at least one count of violating 18 U.S. Code, section 1752, according to Kelly, which indicates that any building or complex hosting the vice president is a restricted area and therefore closed to the public.

“But the Justice Department recently was forced to admit that Harris was not in the building for most of the day on January 6,” Kelly reported, highlighting that Harris, at the time, remained a U.S. senator, not vice president. In the late morning, Harris was moved to the DNC headquarters where a pipe bomb had supposedly been planted.

“Prosecutors have begun amending language in court filings to reflect the fact Harris was not inside the Capitol despite making the assertion in thousands of charging documents,” Kelly wrote.

March 4, 2021

The FBI released a joint memo with the Department of Homeland Security warning that “domestic extremists” were preparing to launch an insurrection by overwhelming the Capitol and removing Democratic lawmakers “on or about the 4th of March.”

Nothing happened.

Hunter Biden Suppression

In July, Grassley’s office published a blockbuster whistleblower report wherein senior agency officials alleged that the bureau is actively trying to sabotage Trump and provide cover for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

“Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions,” Grassley’s office wrote in a press release, “are raising the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations ranging from election and campaign finance probes across multiple election cycles.”

Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, the whistleblowers alleged, coordinated to amplify defamatory information against Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden, dismissing Biden intelligence as disinformation.

The agency reportedly knew of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop full of incriminating information on the first family as early as 2019, and Grassley’s whistleblower report highlights how officials may have undermined DOJ investigations into Hunter Biden’s finances in Delaware and Pittsburgh. In March, FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran told lawmakers he did not know the whereabouts of Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Gretchen Whitmer Plot

In October 2020, the FBI revealed that a plot to kidnap Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had been heroically foiled by federal law enforcement. A group of far-right militiamen, the story goes, conspired to kidnap the governor and try her as a “tyrant” in Wisconsin. In July last year, however, BuzzFeed revealed that at least 12 people involved were FBI informants orchestrating another entrapment.

“The problem with the case is that it appears the FBI, through informants and undercover agents, hatched the kidnapping plot, served in the key leadership positions of the militia group, trained the militia members in military tactics, actively recruited participants, and funded much of the militia’s activities,” reported former CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer Max Morton. “Then, when various members of the Watchman militia became uncomfortable with the kidnapping plot, with several quitting, the FBI’s primary informant pushed the plot along, eventually becoming the militia group’s leader.”

In April, a jury refused to convict four of the 14 defendants charged. Two were found not guilty, another two concluded the trial with no verdict, and another two took plea deals.

Ralph Northam Plot

Dan Chappel, the primary informant in the Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy, targeted a senior disabled veteran named Frank Butler using the same formula to go after then-Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, another Democrat.

“Just as in the Whitmer plot, Chappel lured Frank Butler into attempting to build an explosive device,” Kelly explained in American Greatness. “Chappel also invited Butler to a field training exercise in Wisconsin during the last weekend in October, an excursion attended by some defendants in the Whitmer caper.”

Unlike the FBI’s victims in the Whitmer plot, however, Butler did not participate and has not been charged with any crime.

Sen. Ted Stevens’ Conviction

Former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, became the victim of FBI corruption in 2008 when forced to defend himself on charges of false statements to federal officials. Stevens lost his seat as the scandal played out, only to be later exonerated when a judge conducting an independent investigation concluded that prosecutors inappropriately hid evidence.

Prosecutors indicted Stevens on charges that he had concealed that he did not pay full value for renovations on an Alaskan cabin less than 100 days out from the 2008 election.

“In fact, Ted Stevens and his wife had paid more than $160,000 for renovations that independent appraisers valued at less than $125,000 at the time,” Roll Call reported.

Prosecutors, however, secured a conviction by hiding evidence that incriminated their own witnesses, one of whom came up with testimony right before trial, with inconsistent statements concealed from the defense, according to the D.C. paper.

Likewise, the government concealed evidence that its star witness had suborned perjury from an underage prostitute with whom the star witness had an illegal sexual relationship. And the government concealed evidence that another witness — whom the government flew back to Alaska away from the Washington, D.C., trial after their mock cross-examination of him went poorly — had told the senator that the bills he received and promptly paid included all of the work that was done. Government prosecutors mocked Stevens when he explained that on the stand — all the while knowing that they had a witness who would have supported him, but whom they had removed from the trial.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s Conviction

Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., was sentenced to two years of probation with a $25,000 fine and 320 hours of community service in March after a Los Angeles jury convicted him of lying to the federal government after he was entrapped by the FBI.

The saga began in 2019 when a pair of FBI agents showed up at Fortenberry’s Nebraska home ostensibly over a national security issue, not a criminal investigation. Prosecutors ultimately convicted Fortenberry for scheming to conceal material facts to federal officials and two false statements to the FBI.

One false statement was attributed to Forteberry not recognizing a person whose 10-year-old picture was presented to him by agents on their trip to his Nebraska residence. In July 2019, the FBI lied to Fortenberry and his attorney, Gowdy, claiming Fortenberry was not under federal investigation when he was. Fortenberry resigned from the House during his ninth term following conviction.

Pulse Nightclub Shooting

In June 2016, a 29-year-old gunman named Omar Mateen stormed the gay Orlando nightclub Pulse, killing 49 and injuring 53 more in the name of Islamic terrorists killed in Iraq and Syria. Mateen’s father, Seddique, was an FBI informant, whom documents published by The Intercept suggest convinced the bureau to stop investigating his son.

The bureau turned instead to charging Mateen’s widow, Noor Salman, with material support and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors sought to conceal the father’s status as an FBI informant, according to the Intercept, in pursuit of Salman’s conviction.

“Seddique Mateen has not faced criminal charges despite a tip to the FBI that he raised money for terrorism in Pakistan, and an ongoing investigation into money transfers he allegedly made to Turkey and Afghanistan,” the Intercept reported. “Omar Mateen was researching flights to Turkey at the same time that his father was sending payments there, according to defense lawyers’ summary of FBI evidence.” Salmon was apparently unaware of their possible plans to travel to either country.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported on Salmon’s 2018 trial:

Testimony from an F.B.I. agent revealed that prosecutors knew early on, but did not reveal, that one of their crucial initial pieces of evidence — that Ms. Salman had admitted driving by the nightclub with her husband in the days before the attack — most likely did not happen.

Salmon was ultimately acquitted after a 12-hour jury deliberation.

Texas Synagogue Attack

On Jan. 15, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram took hostages in a Texas synagogue near Dallas and demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national also known as “Lady Al Qaeda” serving an 86-year sentence for assault and attempted murder of federal agents and military personnel.

Matthew J. DeSarno, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the Dallas field office, said the attack on a synagogue had nothing to do with targeting Jews.

“We do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community,” DeSarno said at a press conference.

But as Chuck DeVore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation reported, Akram “was heard to say via the live stream that operated from the synagogue for much of the incident that he chose it because he thought it was the closest assemblage of Jews to the federal facility holding Siddiqui.”

“There are about 1,000 churches in the Fort Worth area within a half-hour drive of Siddiqui’s place of incarceration, compared to seven Jewish centers of worship,” DeVore wrote. “But sure, Special Agent DeSarno, the terrorism was ‘not specifically threatening to the Jewish community.'”

Congressional Baseball Shooter

The FBI designated the death of a shooter who attempted to gun down Republican lawmakers at a 2017 congressional baseball practice as motivated by a desire to commit “suicide by cop.” Last year, the bureau doubled down on the designation.

“It’s fair to say the shooter was motivated by a desire to commit an attack on members of Congress and then knowing by doing so he would likely be killed in the process,” Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director of the FBI, told the House Appropriations subcommittee.

“The FBI still doesn’t know exactly what the shooter was up to,” McCabe, now a CNN contributor, said last summer. “They never really uncovered the sort of detailed evidence that laid out a specific plot or an objective.”

On the contrary, the 66-year-old shooter who almost killed House GOP Whip Steve Scalise left behind a long record of extremist social media posts dripping with contempt for Republicans, even branding them as the “Taliban of the USA” on Facebook. The FBI also found a list of six congressmen in a rented Virginia storage locker but refused to call it a “hit list.”

Inflating Extremism Cases

Whistleblowers claim the FBI is inflating the number of “domestic violent extremism” cases to fit President Biden’s overarching narrative that home-grown extremism is the nation’s worst national security threat.

“From recent protected disclosures, we have learned that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violent extremism’ even if the cases do not meet the criteria for such a classification,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote in July, detailing whistleblower allegations in a letter to Wray. “Given the narrative pushed by the Biden Administration that domestic violent extremism is the ‘greatest threat’ facing our country, the revelation that the FBI may be artificially padding domestic terrorism data is scandalous.”

Ignoring Larry Nassar Abuse

The FBI turned a blind eye as former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused dozens of young female athletes. According to the DOJ inspector general last year, “senior officials in the FBI Indianapolis Field Office failed to respond to allegations of sexual abuse of athletes by former USA Gymnastics physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar with the urgency that the allegations required.”

“We also found that the FBI Indianapolis Field Office made fundamental errors when it did respond to the allegations, failed to notify the appropriate FBI field office (the Lansing Resident Agency) or state or local authorities of the allegations, and failed to take other steps to mitigate the ongoing threat posed by Nassar,” the inspector general added.

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of politicized charges brought against him last summer when he shot three men in self-defense. Two died, and contrary to the media’s racialized coverage of the trial, all three were white.

During the proceedings, wherein an 18-year-old Rittenhouse (now 19) faced life in prison, prosecutors used aerial footage from FBI surveillance in their effort to convict Rittenhouse. When the defense tried to access “the rest” of the FBI footage from the night in question, however, the bureau claimed it no longer existed.

Demonizing James Rosen

In 2010, the Obama administration began aggressive surveillance of journalist James Rosen who was working for Fox News at the time. The Justice Department tracked Rosen by falsely claiming the reporter was a potential terrorist collaborator and accused him of violating the Espionage Act.

The Obama administration tracked Rosen’s movements and, according to Fox News, even seized the phone records of his parents.

Deadly Wrongful Conviction

A 2007 ruling against the government cost the FBI $102 million after agency misconduct resulted in the deaths of two men. In order to protect a mob informant, the FBI was caught deliberately withholding evidence in a case that led to the wrongful convictions of four men, three of which were sentenced to death, two of whom died before true justice was served.

Martha Stewart

Most Americans today believe Martha Stewart was convicted 20 years ago on charges of “insider trading.” Her actual conviction that sent her to federal prison was conspiracy to lie about the crime for which she was never charged over a trade that had already taken place.

Stewart’s quarter-million-dollar sale of ImClone stock served as the pretext for which federal prosecutors, led by none other than Comey, went after the media mogul. Comey’s case, however, was so weak that prosecutors pursued a novel legal theory to secure a conviction.

According to the theory they pursued, Stewart engaged in “securities fraud” when she declared that she was innocent, which prosecutors said was designed to prop up the value of her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In other words, Stewart’s proclamation of innocence was declared a crime by federal law enforcement, and she spent six months incarcerated.

Mar-a-Lago Raid

The Department of Justice appears to be following the same playbook agency officials have used for years in the Democrats’ series of manufactured scandals to bring down Trump.

Last week, the FBI executed an unprecedented raid of the former president’s Florida residence ostensibly conducted to enforce the Presidential Records Act. Federal officials confiscated more than a dozen boxes from the 128-room mansion pursuant to the rarely prosecuted law, claiming Trump harbored classified information related to the nation’s nuclear secrets. Leaked claims to the Washington Post that Trump possessed sensitive nuclear records, which came hours after Attorney General Merrick Garland professed the agency’s professionalism, however, showcase the sensationalism crafted by officials desperate to justify the raid, which included more than 30 agents.

At a press conference last week, Garland admitted to personally signing off on the raid he called “narrowly scope[d].” An examination of the warrant, however, reveals that it authorized FBI agents to seize any and every document Trump came into contact with as president. Furthermore, none of the three criminal statutes the DOJ cited in the warrant required the material to be classified, according to Cleveland.

The FBI also attempted to dispel claims that federal officials stripped the president of his passports, telling CBS News that the agency was not in possession of the documents after Trump blasted that they had been confiscated. An email made public by Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, however, exposed the FBI’s lie. The email from Jay Bratt, the chief of the counterintelligence and export control section in the DOJ’s National Security Division, confirms that “the filter agents seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active diplomatic passport.”

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/19/think-the-fbi-deserves-the-benefit-of-the-doubt-this-laundry-list-of-corruption-should-make-you-think-again/



Anyone really think those freshly trained 87K IRS agents are going to be better? Think again.
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It’s like a recent “Greatest Hits”.
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Am I missing something? I see no comments from the regime-loving lefties.
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So black the blue because BLM is fake.

But if they go after a Republican than the cops are corrupt.

Did I get the MAGA Rat position right?
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