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FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal

FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal

 

 

Agent says Flynn case should have been shut down but FBI kept it open without legal grounds.

 

John Soloman

 

An FBI agent who played a lead role investigating Michael Flynn told the Justice Department there was never evidence of wrongdoing by the retired general or Russian collusion by President Trump, but the probe was kept open by Special Counsel Robert Mueller because his team had a "get Trump" goal, according to an explosive interview released Friday.

 

Agent William Barnett's interview with Justice Department prosecutors earlier this month provided a bombshell claim that both FBI superiors under agency Director James Comey and Mueller's team exhibited bias in their pursuit of Trump that upended the normal investigative decisions, tactics and commitment to pursue evidence neutrally.

 

 

The interview emerged just one day after the Justice Department released text messages showing FBI analysts bought liability insurance in January 2017 because they feared they could be sued for misconduct committed during the Russia probe.

 

 

"BARNETT thought that the TRUMP campaign may have been aware the Russians were attempting to impact the election but that was far different from the TRUMP campaign and the Russians having a deal and/or working together quid pro quo,” the report of his Sept. 17 interview reads.

“BARNETT" and others joked about how the investigation into collusion could be made into a game, which they referred to as "Collusion Clue."

 

In the hypothetical game, investigators were able to choose any character conducting any activity in any location and pair this individual with another character and interpret it as evidence of collusion.

 

 

Barnett added: "With respect to Flynn’s [phone call] with the Russian ambassador in December 2016 BARNETT did not believe Flynn was being directed by TRUMP. BARNETT did not believe FLYNN had any additional information to provide SCO. Barnett believed the prosecution of Flynn by SCO was used as a means to 'get TRUMP.' "

 

You can read the document here:

 

Barnett described how the top levels of the FBI, including now-fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, suddenly took over the investigation after Trump won the November 2016 election and continued to keep the case going even though there was "little detail concerning specific evidence of criminal events."

 

“BARNETT still did not see any evidence of collusion between the TRUMP campaign and the Russian government,” the interview report stated. “Barnett was willing to follow any instructions being given by the deputy director as long as it was not a violation of the law.”

 

The agent added that he thought the investigation was built on "supposition on supposition," especially the predicate to investigate Flynn, which he described as “not great" and "not clear." 

 

Like the analysts who allegedly bought liability insurance, Barnett said he had reservations that the FBI's conduct of the case might boomerang. Specifically, he feared, the pursuit of Trump and Flynn was “problematic and could result in an inspector general investigation."

 

 

 

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Based on what we have seen the last three plus years, the Russians knew not to "collude" with any organization where Trump was associated. Whatever he touches, fails. They knew that. It is why they wanted him to "run" this country.  Heck, look at his tax returns if you want to see a trail of snatching failure from the jaws of success. 

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The special counsel's office did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice because they were not confident that Trump was clearly innocent, after examining "evidence [they] obtained about the President's actions and intent". The "investigation found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including the Russian-interference and obstruction investigations". The report noted that once Trump was aware that he was personally being investigated for obstruction of justice, he started "public attacks on the investigation and individuals involved in it who could possess evidence adverse to the president

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@jimc91 wrote:
FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal

 

John Soloman

                        Yet another connection to:

 

                   THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 

Do those on the FAR RIGHT have to use the same sources or a secondary connection to the same sources over and over and over???

 

Answer:

 

YES, THEY DO.

 

THEY CAN'T FIND THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE.

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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@nctarheel wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:
FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal

 

John Soloman

                        Yet another connection to:

 

                   THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 

Do those on the FAR RIGHT have to use the same sources or a secondary connection to the same sources over and over and over???

 

Answer:

 

YES, THEY DO.

 

THEY CAN'T FIND THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE.


sunluvngal:

These continual attacks on the "source" is laughable.  I agree with the poster (elsewhere) that said something like..."good grief, it's not like this particular source is the only one out there on this issue"...take a look around for yourself.

 

So the critique on sources is apparently because that's all you've got...nothing of any consequence to add to the post.

 

This is why they're still so insanely vindictive...and they still lost! lol

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@sunluvngal wrote:


sunluvngal:

 

These continual attacks on the "source" is laughable. Yea, that's what the Republican Governor said about the water in Flint Michigan...don't tell anyone, but's it's all about the source...Mad Magazine or NPR?  Russians?  or British?  trump? or the CIA?

 

I agree with the poster (elsewhere) that said something like..."good grief, it's not like this particular source is the only one out there on this issue"  I too would agree, there are hundreds of sources.  Some, much better than others.  Some choose to only use far right-wing sources with inflammatory headlines and poor quality of research.  Why is that?  ...take a look around for yourself.  Many do....some encourage others to do the same!

 

So the critique on sources is apparently because that's all you've got... Nope!  It's a great place to start...nothing of any consequence to add to the post. Why waste one's time arguing with someone married to a bigoted headline? And no facts.  There's value in teaching others....

 

This is why they're still so insanely vindictive...  This is why some appear to be so opinionated and are unwilling to see another view...or perspective.....and they still lost! lol 

 

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Why are we past foccusing on the Muller Report? It is over.

 

By that measure of past investigation behavior investegation, lets re open the Trump impeachment, this time with the White House forced to follow the supoenas, and have another removal vote.

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Trump has a boy-like crush on Putin and refuses to  back away as  the Kremlin interferes again in the 2020 election,   as the Senate Intelligence Committee says it is already doing, 

  BUT  
who in the Trump administration will stand up?   

   

  1. FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that Russia has been "very active" in its efforts to influence US elections, with the primary goal being to "denigrate" Democratic presidential nominee ...

  2.  


 

Kushner, who personally attended the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between Trump campaign advisers and a Russian emissary offering dirt on Hillary Clinton   

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If it was nonsense, Trump Cull members would let it go. But they can't because their job is to re-write history to make their Supreme Leader look good. 

  • Trump surrounded himself with convicted felons.
  • The Mueller report documented 10 examples where Trump obstructed justice.
  • The Mueller report indicted 12 Russians
  • The Mueller report documented hundreds of contacts between Trump campaign/administration members and the Russians.
  • Every U.S. Intelligence Agency came to the same conclusion as Mueller.
  • Trump has proven to be Vladimir's number one flunky.,

The only place the above facts aren't true is the Alternate Reality bubble of Trump World where the truth does not exist. They can claim or make up whatever they want.

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Flynn LIED to the FBI, which is a crime.  It's a hoot to see the so-called party of "Law and Order" quickly want to excuse the criminals, like Joe Arpaio, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone who served their Cult Leader...seems rather hypocritical....


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Same old writer, same old opinions and accusations. For something more recent, how about the hundreds of former Military who signed a letter that opposes trump. 
Maybe they don’t care for trump’s interaction with putin! Neither do we. 

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Here we go again. Another onion article from Jon the far right writer who never tells the truth and was labeled  that way a few months ago.

It is an opinion article being used as fact and you can not do that. It is always used as a distraction. That is why our intel people keep warning all about what the Russians are up to.

Here is some real news.

The former GOP Governor of Pa. and 1st HS Sec. has come out for Biden. First time he has ever voted for a Dem to be President. Tom Ridge is his name. Another thinking GOP person goes against Dictator Trump.  Lets hope all join him. Trump and Hitler the same.

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🥱 So  basically what we have here is one man's opinion on another man's opinion.  I saw a lot of Barnett [agent] "believed".  He "thought."  He "assumed".  He "suggested".  Hardly a definitive conclusion.

 

"BARNETT was treading very lightly in the RAZOR investigation due to the upcoming presidential election in 2016.   BARNETT chose not to obtain records through FISA Business Records because he advised this process is comparatively onerous.  Due to the type of investigation, BARNETT did not have access to the Grand Jury process.  BARNETT was told to keep low-key, looking at publicly available information."

 

So Barnett did not bother to get records, but instead just looked at public info?  For some reason, I find this problematic and lax.

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  • Trump said he would hire only the best.
  • Apparently that wasn't true because so many of his hires were too stupid to realize they were being used as dupes for the Russians.
  • Trump hired an array of CONVICTED FELONS.

Next, this is only the so called collusion part of the investigation. My guess is this was only one component of the investigation. The major thrust of Mueller is focusing upon money laundering and international financial fraud. In other words, do Russians have a financial hold on Trump? It appears that way because:

  • Trump has never said one negative word about Putin
  • Despite the reports of all our intelligence agencies, Trump refused to acknowledge Russian interference in the election.
  • Trump allowed ONLY a Russian reporter and photographer in the Oval Office while banning U.S. reporters when he met with the Russian Ambassador.
  • Despite a 98-2 Senate vote to impose sanctions against Russia, Trump declined to implement those sanctions. WHY?
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  • Trump has never said one negative word about Putin

What has that to do with the price of tea in China?  Trump never said a negative word about YOU also!

 

 

Say no to Sleepy Joe and BLM cult!

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That investigation was a joke and a huge waste of time and money! This has been known for awhile now, but the never Trumpers refuse to accept the truth.

 

Just like the impeachment and all the other ridiculous actions and accusations against President Trump. The entire democrat party is a joke...just like the get Trump goal, before he was even in office and it hasn't stopped since.

TRUMP-PENCE 2020!!! To Save This Country From The Insanity of The Dems!
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@sunluvngal wrote:

That investigation was a joke all caused by trumps flirting with Putin and his campaign staff/team LYING about their discussions with a foregn enemy.  and a huge waste of time and money! All necessitated by trumps dishonesty! This has been known for awhile now, but the never Trumpers refuse to accept the truth.  No one has EVER gotten the truth from a trump....still waiting for those tax returns....appealing the ACA that was promised to be overturned on day one of the trump administration....still wait to see his new healthcare plan that's he's promised Americans for years.  Still waiting for Mexico to pay for the wall....

 

Just like the impeachment and all the other ridiculous actions and accusations against President Trump.  He was impeached!  Regardless of how his supporters want to spin the "perfect call"!  You are right, his ridiculous actions to hold back the money to Ukraine that America approved, without conditions is right out of the mafia playbook....with all due respect to our Italian friends...

 

The entire democrat party is a joke...great...keeps you laughing.  The problem is, the GOP STILL hasn't gotten the punchline....just like the get Trump goal, before he was even in office and it hasn't stopped since. Makes for a great soundbite, doesn't it?  Fact is, he's been "Human Scum" since day 1 and he hasn't stopped since...


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Trump World never allows the truth to interfere with their non-stop propaganda mission to rewrite history. 

 

Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” He found that “a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” He also found that “a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations” against the Clinton campaign and then released stolen documents.

While Mueller was unable to establish a conspiracy between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians involved in this activity, he made it clear that “[a] statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts.” In fact, Mueller also wrote that the “investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”

https://time.com/5610317/mueller-report-myths-breakdown/

 

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CriticalThinking: 

Trump World never allows the truth to interfere with their non-stop propaganda mission to rewrite history. 

 

Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.”

 

 

They never let this go do they? The mystery is why have they spent so much time relitigating something they call a hoax?

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@Panjandrum wrote:

CriticalThinking: 

Trump World never allows the truth to interfere with their non-stop propaganda mission to rewrite history. 

 

Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.”

 

 

They never let this go do they? The mystery is why have they spent so much time relitigating something they call a hoax?


sunluvngal:

And the denial continues...

 

C'mon man, 😁  it's the dems that have kept the nonsense going for almost 5 years now.  And "we're" supposed to say nothing, well that's not happening.  But of course, ya'll gotta put the blame everywhere but where it really belongs...so what's new.

 

 

TRUMP-PENCE 2020!!! To Save This Country From The Insanity of The Dems!
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So an employee, in an organization in which tRump has fired everyone who said anything against him, has said nice things about tRump, and this is significant? How?

 

Here's a better take on tRump's actions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Wf2GN2Pus

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@sunluvngal wrote:

@Panjandrum wrote:

CriticalThinking: 

Trump World never allows the truth to interfere with their non-stop propaganda mission to rewrite history. 

 

Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.”

 

 

They never let this go do they? The mystery is why have they spent so much time relitigating something they call a hoax?


sunluvngal:

And the denial continues...Yes it does by trump and his sycophants....

 

C'mon man, 😁  it's the dems that have kept the nonsense going for almost 5 years now.  Five?  Jow's that?  And "we're" supposed to say nothing, "why would you?  You could say, "sorry America.  Sorry trump is the "Human Scum" that he is....  well that's not happening.  Of course not, trump has NEVER been accountable for anything.... But of course, ya'll gotta put the blame everywhere but where it really belongs... I agree, trump and his stable of thieves....right where the blame belongs....so what's new. New York; New Jersey; New....


 


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