When government agents are buying personal liability insurance with their own money, something has gone very, very wrong.
The left, their media defenders, and people ‘in the know’ like Schiff and Comey have long defended the honor and virtue of agents pushing the Crossfire Hurricane witchhunt.
But every time we turn around, we are confronted with new evidence that even the people involved knew the whole enterprise was corrupt and based on a lie.
This wasn’t an isolated incident either. It was well-known enough that, well, here it is in their own words:
“[W]e all went and purchased professional liability insurance,” one agent texted on Jan. 10, 2017, the same day CNN leaked details that then-President-elect Trump had been briefed by Comey about the bogus Christopher Steele dossier. That briefing of Trump was used as a pretext to legitimize the debunked dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign and compiled by a foreign intelligence officer who was working for a sanctioned Russian oligarch.
“Holy crap,” an agent responded. “All the analysts too?”
“Yep,” the first agent said. “All the folks at the Agency as well.”
“[C]an I ask who are the most likely litigators?” an agent responded. “[A]s far as potentially suing y’all[?]”
“[H]aha, who knows….I think [t]he concern when we got it was that there was a big leak at DOJ and the NYT among others was going to do a piece,” the first agent said.
These are the texts that have come to light thanks to notes released during Sidney Powell’s robust defense of General Flynn.
Now, the degree to which things in the FBI have been slow-walked and obfuscated for the last few years makes a lot more sense.
People aren’t just covering for a few rogue leaders. If we are to take these texts at face value, this is a wide-spread issue.
The FBI agents also discussed how the investigation’s leadership was consumed with conspiracy theories rather than evidence.
“I’m tellying [sic] man, if this thing ever gets FOIA’d, there are going to be some tough questions asked,” one agent wrote. “[A]nd a great deal of those will be related to Brian having a scope way outside the boundaries of logic[.]”
“[REDACTED] is one of the worst offenders of the rabbit holes and conspiracy theories,” an agent texted. “This guy traveled with that guy, who put down 3rd guy as his visa sponsor. 3rd guy lives near a navy base, therefore…[.]”
…Several texts show that the order to close the criminal investigation against Flynn came as early as Nov. 8, 2016, the same day as the 2016 presidential election. It was later re-opened in early January of 2017.
“We have some loose ends to tie up, and we all need to meet to discuss what to do with each case (he said shut down Razor),” one agent texted, referring to Crossfire Razor, the FBI’s internal code name for the investigation of Flynn.
“[S]o glad they’re closing Razor,” an agent responded. —TheFederalist
And we all remember why that Razor did not get closed, don’t we?
There was an infamous meeting in the first week of January, just before Trump took office where some of the key players met in the Oval Office (see story links below) were actively involved in selling General Flynn down the river, even after the FBI was ready to close their investigation on him.
The President couldn’t possibly have realized it at the time, but he was staring the coup attempt right in the face when he tweeted this:
The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017