Top FBI Brass Were ‘Fired Up’ About Fake Trump-Russia Ties Peddled By Hillary’s Campaign

Written by K. Walker on May 25, 2022

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Trump was right — “Russian Collusion” was a witch hunt that the FBI investigated anyway.

To paraphrase Nixon, “When the FBI does it, it’s not illegal.”

According to texts and testimony in the Michael Sussman trial, high-ranking leaders in the FBI, including then-Director James Comey, were very excited about starting a counterintelligence investigation against Donald J. Trump just weeks before the 2016 election.

The FBI top brass was all out to destroy Trump after Hillary’s campaign lawyer handed them the now-debunked Steele dossier.

Two days after Sussman handed then-FBI General Counsel James Baker a “white paper” and two thumb drives allegedly showing “digital back-channel” ties between the Trump Organization and Moscow-based Alfa Bank, agent Joe Pientka texted his colleague Curtis Heide that “people on the 7th floor to include Director are fired up about this server.”

The “7th floor” refers to the most senior FBI agents and officials, who have their offices on the seventh floor of bureau headquarters in Washington.

“Did you guys open a case? Reachout [sic] and put tools on?” Pientka asked. “If not I will call Dan as Priestap says its [sic] not an option – we must do it.

Bill Priestap was the assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division at the time.

“[R]oger,” Heide replied. “we are opening a [counterintelligence] case today.”
(Emphasis Added)

Later, Pientka told Heide that a unit would be assigned to investigate the Clinton team’s smear campaign with zero evidence. In his communication with Heide, Pientka added, “go forth and conquer.”

What does that mean? “Go forth and conquer” the Washington outsider running for President that deigns to suggest that he could “drain the swamp”? You could understand the concern that the 7th floor would have about that since it seems to be populated by D.C. swamp creatures.

Pientka then told Heide to “hit up” agent Nate Batty who was apparently in possession of the thumb drives that Sussman had handed over to Baker.

“[A]lright,” answered Heide, “we’ll get him to push them to us… he’ll know how to do that.”

“[W]ord,” Pientka replied. Later he added, “[S]weet. [T]hanks from us to all.”

“[N]ah,” Heide responded, “just what we can.”

From there, the FBI began to lie about the investigation and the source of the data by stating that the DOJ had referred to the matter and not “concerned citizen” Michael Sussman… who happened to be working for Hillary’s campaign at the time.

Two days later, Heide and fellow FBI agent Allison Sands drafted an electronic communication to investigators incorrectly stating the Justice Department had referred the matter to the FBI on Sept. 19, the day Sussmann met with Baker.

Sussmann is charged with lying to the FBI when he met with Baker and turned over a “white paper” that showed the purported tie between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank.

Sussmann said he was providing the information on his own when, according to prosecutors, he was working on behalf of the Clinton campaign and another client, tech executive Rodney Joffe.

Meanwhile, rank-and-file agents saw almost immediately that there was no “there” there.

In court last week, FBI supervisory agent Scott Hellman testified that he thought that the white paper that was supposed to show Trump’s Russian ties had been written someone who isn’t quite all there.

Hellman was asked about an electronic message that he wrote to a colleague after receiving the white paper and two thumb drives. “It feels a little 51-50ish,” wrote Hellman.

The “51-50” refers to Section 5150 of California’s Welfare and Institutions Code which allows authorities to involuntarily hospitalize mentally ill people for up to 72 hours. “51-50” has been widely adopted as slang for someone who is crazy.

When asked to clarify what he meant by “51-50ish”, Hellman replied, “I thought perhaps the person who drafted this document was suffering from a mental disability.”

Well, it was written by Team Hillary, after all. Don’t rule that out.

One anonymous Twitter user tweeting about the trial said that the Clinton campaign paid for the flash drives that contained the Alfa Bank information.

A Washington Examiner report states “Special counsel John Durham’s team presented evidence suggesting Michael Sussmann billed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential team for the thumb drives he used to push now-discredited Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI in 2016, despite Sussmann claiming he did not do so for the campaign..”

But even though it looked like absolute nonsense, FBI’s top brass didn’t want to shut down the investigation.

By Sept. 26, one week after Sussmann met with Baker, Heide said his team was leaning toward the conclusion that the allegations were “bunk.”

When asked by prosecutor Jonathan Algor why he kept up with the investigation if he believed there was no evidence to back it, Heide answered: “Headquarters told us that not investigating the matter was not an option.”
Source: New York Post (Emphasis Added)

This is precisely what many Trump supporters have long suspected.

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So, let’s get this straight… Hillary’s campaign paid for the bogus Steele Dossier that we now know was actual Russian disinformation, which was the predicate for the FISA warrant on Carter Page, then fabricated this “Russian Collusion” narrative to distract from her email server, paid a lawyer to take it to the FBI, then, the FBI investigated it despite agents on the ground saying that the “white paper” evidence pointing to alleged ties to Alfa-Bank appeared to be written by a mental patient, which led to the Mueller investigation that cost taxpayers $32 million, and also laid the grounds for impeachment of the President of the United States.

This was a concerted effort by the Hillary campaign to smear her political opponent. She was aided by the uncritical, activist FBI by agents who had bragged about “insurance policies” in case Trump won and this investigation kept him distracted for the entire duration of his presidency.

Oh, and the Obama White House knew all about it.

It is outrageous and frankly, people should be jailed for this sort of thing.

Throughout the entire Trump presidency, Democrats insisted that no one was above the law. Oh, yeah? If that’s true, then let’s hit Hillary with a criminal conspiracy charge for working with the FBI to smear Trump.

That’ll implicate Comey and nearly all of the Obama alum now working as contributors at CNN like Brennan, Clapper, and McCabe. Oh, and you can add former Hillary staffer Jake Sullivan who is now Biden’s National Security Advisor for agreeing to push this disinfo/smear-job against Trump to the uncritical Dem-friendly Regime Media who just copy/pasted it right onto the front page.

It’s absolutely disgusting that these people are getting away with this.

This iconic 2016 debate moment is even more relevant in 2022 — and the Sussman trial isn’t even over yet.

Maybe that’s why Team Trump is reviving the ever-popular “Lock her up!” chant.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker