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The FISA Memo Shows That High Level Employees In The DOJ Used Illegal Methods To Defeat Trump And Start The Mueller Russian Investigation

ArmchairPolitiicianDepartmentofJustice, February 4, 2018, by Brad Peery

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*Trump, during his presidential campaign, claimed that he was being spied on by the Obama administration. He was widely criticized by most of the media. It appears he was correct. During the campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was in need of funds, and Hillary Clinton basically funded and controlled the DNC. During the campaign, Bernie Sanders was discriminated against by the DNC.

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for a Fusion “dossier” on Donald Trump that was based largely on unsubstantiated Russian declarations. It was presented to the FBI, despite the fact it was unverified, and paid for by the DNC and Clinton.

”The memo states that in December 2017, then FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe testified that “no surveillance warrant would have been sought” from the FISA court without the Steele dossier information.”
*House memo states disputed dossier was key to FBI’s FISA warrant to surveil members of Team Trump
Fox News, By Alex Pappas, Catherine Herridge, and Brooke Singman, February 2, 2018

**”Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI, because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to the 312-page transcript of his testimony. Sources familiar with House and Senate investigations say this is the FBI’s dossier talking point 17 months after agents were first briefed in July 2016 as Donald Trump battled Hillary Clinton for the White House.

Simpson told a congressional committee in closed-door testimony in August, 2016, which was released publicly in January, 2018, that he did not know how the FBI would react when ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, went to the bureau in July 2016.

This was a political indictment of Trump that was used by the highest echelons of the FBI to get a FISA warrant, from the most secret court in the U.S. The purpose of the FISA warrant was to spy on a Trump campaign official, Carter Page. It was not disclosed to the FISA court that the dossier was paid for by Clinton and the DNC, and was unverified. Because it was paid for by Clinton and the DNC, it was probably illegal, an abuse of government power, and was an attempt to undermine the election of Trump.
**Fusion co-founder: Dossier author feared Trump was being blackmailed, CNN Politics, By Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Marshall Cohen, CNN, Updated January 10, 2018

“The most recent witness was FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who spent nearly eight hours in December, 2017 in a closed session before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Republicans believe they have unearthed a scandal inside the bureau’s top echelons over its determination to target Trump associates based on flimsy evidence and improper Justice Department contacts.

Republican committee members pressed Mr. McCabe about a dossier that was financed by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign based on gossip-tinged information from paid, unidentified Kremlin operatives. Mr. McCabe declined to criticize the dossier’s 35 pages of salacious and criminal charges against Donald Trump and his aides, but he said it remains largely unverified, according to a source familiar with ongoing congressional inquiries.

Sources speculated to The Washington Times that it would be embarrassing for Mr. McCabe to condemn a political opposition research paper on which his agents based decisions to open a counterintelligence investigation and interview witnesses. Some press reports said the FBI cited the dossier’s information in requests for court-approved wiretaps. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Mr. McCabe plans to retire early next year.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz is investigating whether Mr. McCabe should have recused himself from the Clinton email investigation in 2015 and 2016. Mr. McCabe’s wife, an unsuccessful 2015 Democratic candidate for Virginia state Senate, received more than $700,000 in campaign donations from two PACs, one of which was controlled by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally.”
**Embattled FBI admits it can’t verify dossier claims of Russia, Trump campaign collusion, The Washington Times, By Rowan Scarborough, December 25, 2017

***Other Hillary Clinton issues exist. Bill Clinton met with the Attorney General at the time the Clinton emails were being investigated. According to CBS: “As his wife is under federal investigation for her use of a private email server, former President Bill Clinton met privately with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Airport Monday evening in what both sides say was an unplanned encounter. An aide to Bill Clinton confirmed to CBS News that the meeting wasn’t planned in advance: President Clinton saw the attorney general on the tarmac and wanted to say hello, so he boarded her plane to talk. The meeting comes as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still under investigation for her email practices–and also came the day before House Republicans released a report criticizing the Obama administration’s response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Lynch told reporters that the topics of Benghazi and Clinton’s email server did not come up, and that she and Clinton spoke largely about his grandchildren, golf and travel”. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes.
***Bill Clinton, AG Loretta Lynch meet on tarmac in Phoenix, CBS News, By Emily Schultheis, June 29, 2016

There are also allegations that Hillary Clinton used pay-to-play tactics to gain access to her as Secretary of State in return for contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

****According to the New York Daily News: “Federal investigators have spent months working on a reopened probe into allegations that the Clinton Foundation promised political favors for donations, according to reports Friday. FBI agents are looking at whether donors were improperly assured access to Hillary Clinton while she was serving as secretary of state and other corrupt practices, The Hill first reported. The Feds shut down an initial dive into the nonprofit and Clinton, who ran the State Department from 2009 through 2013, two years ago. The renewed investigation is being run out of the FBI’s field office in Little Rock, Ark., where the foundation has offices.
****FBI investigating Clinton Foundation for pay-to-play: reports, New York Daily News, By Christopher Brennan and Denis Slattery, Updated, January 5, 2018

*****Peter Strock and Lisa Page, both FBI employees discussed a strategy, that probably involved Andrew McCabe, and probably occurred in his office, that would be an insurance policy in the event that Trump, whom they disliked intensely, won the election. According the WND: “Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is demanding answers from the Justice Department concerning a cryptic text from one of the FBI’s top Russian counterintelligence experts discussing an “insurance policy” in the event that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump won election to the White House.

As WND reported, after months of bashing then-candidate Trump in texts and stating that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “just has to win,” Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page exchanged a mysterious text concerning a so-called “insurance policy” against a possible Trump win.
*****FBI On Hot Seat Over ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Election
Senator: ‘Some officials took actions beyond expressing their political opinions’
WND, By Chelsea Schilling, 12/14/2017

The Special Counselor Mueller investigation into Trump collusion with the Russians also has other possible conflicts.

ArmchairPolitician.US Opinion
This blog has covered the activities of some of the highest officials in the Department of Justice and their activities in opposition to the election of Donald Trump, including those of James Comey, the FBI director fired by Trump, that resulted in the appointment of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible collusion of the Trump campaign, despite no evidence has been disclosed that substantiate such claims. One of the actions of Comey was the leaking of a memo through a professor friend to the New York Times that included his interpretation of private meetings with Trump, which may have been contained classified information, and been an illegal activity.

The other subjects covered by this blog are the questionable actions by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the dossier financed partly by Clinton the use by the Clinton campaign of the offices of the Department of Justice and the FBI to fight the election of Donald Trump.

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