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The former assistant director of the FBI wonders who investigates the investigators in the wake of former Trump administration national security advisor Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI and agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.


“Bob Mueller should have never been offered nor accepted the job as special counsel as he has a huge conflict of interest,” Jim Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “He should have recused himself.”

 

Not only do observers describe Mueller and the man he recommended to replace him as FBI director, James Comey, as close or even best friends, but the special counsel pursues an investigation heavily involving the bureau he once led. How one maintains detachment in leading a team that includes numerous anti-Trump partisans in a probe involving one’s close friend and the former bureau for which Mueller served as director goes unexplained.

 

Other problems Kallstrom sees include the means by which investigators obtained information and what constituted probable cause to obtain it.

“The Obama administration apparently, had the advantage of using electronic surveillance, collecting information on the Trump campaign,” Kallstrom explains. “That collection, in my view, may be found to be unlawful.”

 

At the very least, one administration conducting surveillance on the opposition party looking to replace it strikes as unusual if not unprecedented. In 1972, for instance, President Richard Nixon’s political team relied on former agents of the FBI and CIA to gather intelligence on the Democratic Party.

 

If the surveillance and investigatory methods prove unlawful, Kallstrom notes that this puts Mueller in an awkward position of looking into his close friend and perhaps the bureau that both men once led.

 

“If they used the phony dossier as the predicate for the FISA order they obtained, that could be a huge problem,” Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “If they knew the information was phony, that is a felony. If they did not know it was phony, they were incompetent.”

 

The “dossier,” which Americans belatedly discovered as an opposition research investigation funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other partisan sources, served as a justification in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to obtain a wiretap on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who compiled the opposition research dubbed an intelligence dossier in the media, admits that he neither traveled to Russia nor spoke to many of the sources for the anti-Trump document that the Clinton campaign funded and the FBI used in its investigation.

 

“This whole matter with the dossier and the investigations that ensued, including FISA surveillance and the unmasking of hundreds of names, in my view, will prove to be violations of the rules set down by the Congress for unmasking, or worse, will be found to be violations of federal law,” Kallstrom concludes. “The Justice Department should find out if the FBI paid for this phony dossier and should inspect the affidavit that was given to the FISA court to determine the accuracy of their probable cause.”

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/04/bob-mueller-has-a-huge-conflict-of-interest-says-...

 

 


Everything in the post to start this thread has been disproved by fact sometime ago. We know nothing in the dossier has been proven untrue, and about 90% proved true so far. That is fact and the best example of what I started off with.

What is going on here is typical of the far right. If you have watched FOX over the last few days you would have seen the same stuff as in here. In fact some of it word for word. Notice all reference is to far right media. The far right leaders are using the training they got from the Russians on how to make untrue subject true. The Russians have to use BOTS to get the number of posts needed, but the far right leaders just put out the marching orders and the followers pick it up and post everywhere they can. What you see in this thread is just about word for word that was in right wing media the last few days. Once again the far right does not want you talking about important things going on. Do not fall into the trap and get into a long back and forth. Notice one post from a person to start this, and then nothing. The game plan is for the right wing to sit back and let people carry on the fight for the right wing. In other words use people and make them look silly. Some real news. Trump tells us he committed a crime in his tweet. His lawyer tries to take the fall by saying he wrote it. Trump is going to AL to campaign for Moore in AL. Oh no I got that wrong he will be in FL just across the border from AL. Trump does not have the guts to go to AL so he uses FL and will lie about it. Trump knows the people on both sides of the border there are the same. Just see the movie Three Signs and you will see most of them. Why does Trump and the far right support people who abuse women?


How does where the President goes to support a candidate relate to the bias in the investigation that is tying up the government?

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This entire fiasco is about     'Gee, we've got to get rid of Mueller before he busts trump' !!

 

The surveillance and investigations rightly continue.  Tic toc closer to trump, tic toc closer to trump, tic toc closer to trump ...............


Have you no thoughts on the obvious bias contained in the investigating team? Surely that is not your view of how such an investigation should work.

 

Or is your resentment over the outcome of the last election so strong that none of that matters?

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The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview.

 

The news about Mr. Strzok leaked only when the Justice Department concluded it couldn’t hold out any longer, and the stories were full of spin that praised Mr. Mueller for acting “swiftly” to remove the agent. Only after these stories ran did Justice agree on Saturday to make Mr. Strzok available to the House.

 

This is all the more notable because Mr. Strzok was a chief lieutenant to former FBI Director James Comey and played a lead role investigating alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Mr. Mueller then gave him a top role in his special-counsel probe. And before all this Mr. Strzok led the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and sat in on the interview she gave to the FBI shortly before Mr. Comey publicly exonerated her in violation of Justice Department practice.

 

Oh, and the woman with whom he supposedly exchanged anti-Trump texts, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, worked for both Mr. Mueller and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who was accused of a conflict of interest in the Clinton probe when it came out that Clinton allies had donated to the political campaign of Mr. McCabe’s wife. The texts haven’t been publicly released, but it’s fair to assume their anti-Trump bias must be clear for Mr. Mueller to reassign such a senior agent.

 

There is no justification for withholding all of this from Congress, which is also investigating Russian influence and has constitutional oversight authority. Justice and the FBI have continued to defy legal subpoenas for documents pertaining to both surveillance warrants and the infamous Steele dossier that was financed by the Clinton campaign and relied on anonymous Russian sources.

 

While there is no evidence so far of Trump-Russia collusion, House investigators have turned up enough material to suggest that anti-Trump motives may have driven Mr. Comey’s FBI investigation. The public has a right to know whether the Steele dossier inspired the Comey probe, and whether it led to intrusive government eavesdropping on campaign satellites such as Carter Page.

 

All of this reinforces our doubts about Mr. Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair and credible probe of the FBI’s considerable part in the Russia-Trump drama. Mr. Mueller ran the bureau for 12 years and is fast friends with Mr. Comey, whose firing by Mr. Trump triggered his appointment as special counsel. The reluctance to cooperate with a congressional inquiry compounds doubts related to this clear conflict of interest.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/muellers-credibility-problem-1512432318

 

 


I guess Sessions doesn't really support Trump.

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According to CNN, he was fired by Mueller, which shows Mueller ‘s integrity. Wording of Comey’s statement was decided by a group.

 

This is troubling; however, it does not change the fact that multiple people connected to trump have had strong links to Russia. It doesn’t change the fact that the stench of collusion hangs heavily in the air.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

 

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The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview.

 

The news about Mr. Strzok leaked only when the Justice Department concluded it couldn’t hold out any longer, and the stories were full of spin that praised Mr. Mueller for acting “swiftly” to remove the agent. Only after these stories ran did Justice agree on Saturday to make Mr. Strzok available to the House.

 

This is all the more notable because Mr. Strzok was a chief lieutenant to former FBI Director James Comey and played a lead role investigating alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Mr. Mueller then gave him a top role in his special-counsel probe. And before all this Mr. Strzok led the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and sat in on the interview she gave to the FBI shortly before Mr. Comey publicly exonerated her in violation of Justice Department practice.

 

Oh, and the woman with whom he supposedly exchanged anti-Trump texts, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, worked for both Mr. Mueller and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who was accused of a conflict of interest in the Clinton probe when it came out that Clinton allies had donated to the political campaign of Mr. McCabe’s wife. The texts haven’t been publicly released, but it’s fair to assume their anti-Trump bias must be clear for Mr. Mueller to reassign such a senior agent.

 

There is no justification for withholding all of this from Congress, which is also investigating Russian influence and has constitutional oversight authority. Justice and the FBI have continued to defy legal subpoenas for documents pertaining to both surveillance warrants and the infamous Steele dossier that was financed by the Clinton campaign and relied on anonymous Russian sources.

 

While there is no evidence so far of Trump-Russia collusion, House investigators have turned up enough material to suggest that anti-Trump motives may have driven Mr. Comey’s FBI investigation. The public has a right to know whether the Steele dossier inspired the Comey probe, and whether it led to intrusive government eavesdropping on campaign satellites such as Carter Page.

 

All of this reinforces our doubts about Mr. Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair and credible probe of the FBI’s considerable part in the Russia-Trump drama. Mr. Mueller ran the bureau for 12 years and is fast friends with Mr. Comey, whose firing by Mr. Trump triggered his appointment as special counsel. The reluctance to cooperate with a congressional inquiry compounds doubts related to this clear conflict of interest.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/muellers-credibility-problem-1512432318

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

The former assistant director of the FBI wonders who investigates the investigators in the wake of former Trump administration national security advisor Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI and agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.


“Bob Mueller should have never been offered nor accepted the job as special counsel as he has a huge conflict of interest,” Jim Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “He should have recused himself.”

 

Not only do observers describe Mueller and the man he recommended to replace him as FBI director, James Comey, as close or even best friends, but the special counsel pursues an investigation heavily involving the bureau he once led. How one maintains detachment in leading a team that includes numerous anti-Trump partisans in a probe involving one’s close friend and the former bureau for which Mueller served as director goes unexplained.

 

Other problems Kallstrom sees include the means by which investigators obtained information and what constituted probable cause to obtain it.

“The Obama administration apparently, had the advantage of using electronic surveillance, collecting information on the Trump campaign,” Kallstrom explains. “That collection, in my view, may be found to be unlawful.”

 

At the very least, one administration conducting surveillance on the opposition party looking to replace it strikes as unusual if not unprecedented. In 1972, for instance, President Richard Nixon’s political team relied on former agents of the FBI and CIA to gather intelligence on the Democratic Party.

 

If the surveillance and investigatory methods prove unlawful, Kallstrom notes that this puts Mueller in an awkward position of looking into his close friend and perhaps the bureau that both men once led.

 

“If they used the phony dossier as the predicate for the FISA order they obtained, that could be a huge problem,” Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “If they knew the information was phony, that is a felony. If they did not know it was phony, they were incompetent.”

 

The “dossier,” which Americans belatedly discovered as an opposition research investigation funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other partisan sources, served as a justification in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to obtain a wiretap on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who compiled the opposition research dubbed an intelligence dossier in the media, admits that he neither traveled to Russia nor spoke to many of the sources for the anti-Trump document that the Clinton campaign funded and the FBI used in its investigation.

 

“This whole matter with the dossier and the investigations that ensued, including FISA surveillance and the unmasking of hundreds of names, in my view, will prove to be violations of the rules set down by the Congress for unmasking, or worse, will be found to be violations of federal law,” Kallstrom concludes. “The Justice Department should find out if the FBI paid for this phony dossier and should inspect the affidavit that was given to the FISA court to determine the accuracy of their probable cause.”

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/04/bob-mueller-has-a-huge-conflict-of-interest-says-...

 

 


Everything in the post to start this thread has been disproved by fact sometime ago. We know nothing in the dossier has been proven untrue, and about 90% proved true so far. That is fact and the best example of what I started off with.

What is going on here is typical of the far right. If you have watched FOX over the last few days you would have seen the same stuff as in here. In fact some of it word for word. Notice all reference is to far right media. The far right leaders are using the training they got from the Russians on how to make untrue subject true. The Russians have to use BOTS to get the number of posts needed, but the far right leaders just put out the marching orders and the followers pick it up and post everywhere they can. What you see in this thread is just about word for word that was in right wing media the last few days. Once again the far right does not want you talking about important things going on. Do not fall into the trap and get into a long back and forth. Notice one post from a person to start this, and then nothing. The game plan is for the right wing to sit back and let people carry on the fight for the right wing. In other words use people and make them look silly. Some real news. Trump tells us he committed a crime in his tweet. His lawyer tries to take the fall by saying he wrote it. Trump is going to AL to campaign for Moore in AL. Oh no I got that wrong he will be in FL just across the border from AL. Trump does not have the guts to go to AL so he uses FL and will lie about it. Trump knows the people on both sides of the border there are the same. Just see the movie Three Signs and you will see most of them. Why does Trump and the far right support people who abuse women?

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This entire fiasco is about     'Gee, we've got to get rid of Mueller before he busts trump' !!

 

The surveillance and investigations rightly continue.  Tic toc closer to trump, tic toc closer to trump, tic toc closer to trump ...............


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@rker321 wrote:

Jim   I believe that you perhaps made a spelling error?   it is TRUMP   the one that has a huge conflict of interest.   


No, no error on his end. The error is believing Trump is the one having the conflict of interest. Just ask any TRUE republican or look at the details with and unbiased eye.

If you want factual news listen to Brian Ross. Yep, he's got the facts...might not be true facts, but facts nonetheless!


"Hello, is this the Trump International Hotel in DC?  Yes, I would would like to reserve the ballroom and 20 of your most expensive suites.  Spare no expense and make sure the Donald hears of it. ..........checking in? No, we don't plan to show up at all"

 

http://time.com/donald-trumps-suite-of-power/

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HOW IS THE WEATHER IN MOSCOW, COMRADE REPUBLICAN? 

 

 

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