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Trump Attacks the FBI Again

When wanna be dictators get in power, one of the first things they attack is an independent law enforcement agency. What did Hitler do with the police in Germany? He replaced them with the GESTAPO. 

 

Trump has repeatedly attacked the Independence of both the Justice Department and the FBI in his attempt to destroy both agencies. Read his latest assault upon the fine men and women of the FBI.

 

"In yesterday's Corona Virus briefing, Trump called FBI officials involved in the Russia investigation "human scum".

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Centrist, the entire upper echelon of the FBI are American Patriots who were protecting our country and the independence of the FBI. They are American heroes. 

 

Meanwhile, in Trump World, they only care about one thing, keeping Comrade Trump in power.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Centrist, the entire upper echelon of the FBI are American Patriots who were protecting our country and the independence of America. They are American heroes. 

 

Meanwhile, in Trump World, they only care about one thing, keeping Comrade Trump in power.


It's odd to me that some so-called "patriots" cannot see and understand the difficult and heroic work of other, REAL patriots.  Why do some think protecting and defending a lying dictator is "patriotic"?


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Trump has been attacking the FBI from day one. Remember, budding dictators do not want an independent law enforcement agency, they instead want a law enforcement agency they can control.

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Since Trump became President, he's repeatedly gone after two targets, the free press and the Justice Dept/ FBI. 

 

That's what dictators always do. The two elements for a free society are an Independent Law Enforcement Agency and a Free Press. Trump has been trying non-stop to undermine both. And guess who supports his efforts 100%? That's right, his cult members.

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Solomon again...might want to read about him in Wikipedia, and his tendencies to ignore the truth to fit the premise of his writings. 
And if he is so credible, what major journalism awards has he won within the last ten years...maybe a fox news "I bent reality to please trump" award!

FYI: the Steele Dossier was not the basis or originator of investigations. 

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BY:  John Solomon

 

As the Obama administration was headed out the door in January 2017, its intelligence leaders concluded with moderate to high confidence that Russia’s election meddling in 2016, including the hack of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the Democratic Party, was designed to help Trump defeat Clinton.

 

While nearly all experts support the conclusion that Russia hacked the emails, some questioned the conclusion about Russia's intentions at the time, including then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Those doubters say Russia was far more interested in sowing doubt about American democracy -- consistent with its kompromat playbook -- than picking a specific winner or loser.

 

Daniel Hoffman, the CIA’s former station chief in Moscow and one of America’s premier experts on Russia spy tradecraft, said he believed all along the Obama administration’s assessment was wrong and the newly declassified evidence confirms his suspicions.

 

“The question of whether Russia favored Clinton or Trump is superfluous,” he said. “There is no evidence Russia ever had the throw weight to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, the 2017 DNI report confirmed that. 

 

“The reason for Russia’s interference in our electoral process was more simple. Putin hates Democrats, and he hates Republicans because what scares him the most is democracy — freedom, liberty — which continued to be an inspiration to the Russian people whom he oppresses,” Hoffman told Just the News. 

 

Nunes said Sunday he believes the intelligence community assessment (ICA) was as flawed as the Steele dossier and special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s final report.

 

“There's essentially three, what I would call phony documents, also called dossiers," the congressman said, referring to the Steele Dossier, the ICA, and the Mueller report.

 

Republican congressional investigators are now focused on what the CIA was telling the FBI in the period in 2016 before the ICA came out suggesting Russia had helped Trump, Nunes said.

"We need to know exactly what did the CIA give to the FBI in 2016? That's what our investigation is now focusing on,” he said.

 

The newly declassified footnotes from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on failings in the Russia probe give several clues to what the CIA knew about how flawed the FBI probe into Trump-Russia collusion was.

 

The concerns included that the CIA knew that the ostensible main target of the FBI probe, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, was a CIA asset and not a Russian spy. U.S. intelligence also concluded that meetings that Steele alleged to have attended with Russia figures like Igor Sechin, a Putin acolyte, did not occur, the documents show.

 

In addition, the U.S. intelligence community kept receiving warning signs that information Steele was feeding the FBI in his dossier was false and likely planted by Russian intelligence.

 

 

Here are three passages in the recently declassified evidence that highlighted those concerns:

 

  • “A January 12, 2017, report relayed information from [redacted] outlining an inaccuracy in a limited subset of Steele's reporting about the activities of [Trump lawyer] Michael Cohen. The report stated that it did not have high confidence in this subset of Steele's reporting and assessed that the referenced subset was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations,” one declassified passage declared

 

  • “A USIC report dated February 27, 2017, contained information about an individual with reported connections to Trump and Russia who claimed that the public reporting about the details of Trump's sexual activities in Moscow during a trip in 2013 were false, and that they were the product of [Russian intelligence services] ‘infiltrate[ing] a source into the network" of [redacted], who compiled a dossier based on false information about Trump’s activities fed to him by the infiltrated Russian source.

 

  • "The Primary Sub‐source also told the FBI at these interviews that the sub-source who provided the information about the Carter Page-Sechin meeting had connections to Russian Intelligence Services (RIS).”

 

Hoffman, the CIA’s former Moscow station chief, said his assessment after the Steele dossier became public in a BuzzFeed media leak in January 2017 was that Russia had fed the former MI6 agent bad information.

 

“I’ve always maintained based on my experience working against Russian intelligence, that the Kremlin was tracking Christopher Steele’s collection efforts. Putin would have recognized the opportunity to infiltrate Steele’s work and plant misinformation, which would not immediately be spotted since Steele was supposed to be a reliable, retired MI-6 officer with a strong background on Russia,” Hoffman said.

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  John Solomon

 

As the Obama administration was headed out the door in January 2017, its intelligence leaders concluded with moderate to high confidence that Russia’s election meddling in 2016, including the hack of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the Democratic Party, was designed to help Trump defeat Clinton.

 

While nearly all experts support the conclusion that Russia hacked the emails, some questioned the conclusion about Russia's intentions at the time, including then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Those doubters say Russia was far more interested in sowing doubt about American democracy -- consistent with its kompromat playbook -- than picking a specific winner or loser.

 

Daniel Hoffman, the CIA’s former station chief in Moscow and one of America’s premier experts on Russia spy tradecraft, said he believed all along the Obama administration’s assessment was wrong and the newly declassified evidence confirms his suspicions.

 

“The question of whether Russia favored Clinton or Trump is superfluous,” he said. “There is no evidence Russia ever had the throw weight to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, the 2017 DNI report confirmed that. 

 

“The reason for Russia’s interference in our electoral process was more simple. Putin hates Democrats, and he hates Republicans because what scares him the most is democracy — freedom, liberty — which continued to be an inspiration to the Russian people whom he oppresses,” Hoffman told Just the News. 

 

Nunes said Sunday he believes the intelligence community assessment (ICA) was as flawed as the Steele dossier and special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s final report.

 

“There's essentially three, what I would call phony documents, also called dossiers," the congressman said, referring to the Steele Dossier, the ICA, and the Mueller report.

 

Republican congressional investigators are now focused on what the CIA was telling the FBI in the period in 2016 before the ICA came out suggesting Russia had helped Trump, Nunes said.

"We need to know exactly what did the CIA give to the FBI in 2016? That's what our investigation is now focusing on,” he said.

 

The newly declassified footnotes from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on failings in the Russia probe give several clues to what the CIA knew about how flawed the FBI probe into Trump-Russia collusion was.

 

The concerns included that the CIA knew that the ostensible main target of the FBI probe, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, was a CIA asset and not a Russian spy. U.S. intelligence also concluded that meetings that Steele alleged to have attended with Russia figures like Igor Sechin, a Putin acolyte, did not occur, the documents show.

 

In addition, the U.S. intelligence community kept receiving warning signs that information Steele was feeding the FBI in his dossier was false and likely planted by Russian intelligence.

 

 

Here are three passages in the recently declassified evidence that highlighted those concerns:

 

  • “A January 12, 2017, report relayed information from [redacted] outlining an inaccuracy in a limited subset of Steele's reporting about the activities of [Trump lawyer] Michael Cohen. The report stated that it did not have high confidence in this subset of Steele's reporting and assessed that the referenced subset was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations,” one declassified passage declared

 

  • “A USIC report dated February 27, 2017, contained information about an individual with reported connections to Trump and Russia who claimed that the public reporting about the details of Trump's sexual activities in Moscow during a trip in 2013 were false, and that they were the product of [Russian intelligence services] ‘infiltrate[ing] a source into the network" of [redacted], who compiled a dossier based on false information about Trump’s activities fed to him by the infiltrated Russian source.

 

  • "The Primary Sub‐source also told the FBI at these interviews that the sub-source who provided the information about the Carter Page-Sechin meeting had connections to Russian Intelligence Services (RIS).”

 

Hoffman, the CIA’s former Moscow station chief, said his assessment after the Steele dossier became public in a BuzzFeed media leak in January 2017 was that Russia had fed the former MI6 agent bad information.

 

“I’ve always maintained based on my experience working against Russian intelligence, that the Kremlin was tracking Christopher Steele’s collection efforts. Putin would have recognized the opportunity to infiltrate Steele’s work and plant misinformation, which would not immediately be spotted since Steele was supposed to be a reliable, retired MI-6 officer with a strong background on Russia,” Hoffman said.

 

 

 


John Solomon again. He has been shown as nothing but a far right phony but here we go again. Lets get to the real fact. Nothing in the Steele Report has been proven untrue even the Trump shower has been proven true by Michael Cohen, and the Russian holding the tapes. Many have asked the far right  to show where the info in the report is not true and they have not. They just get lackeys like John S to write nonsense and sadly the enablers think John S stories are true. Experts proved correct again.

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In yesterday's Corona Virus briefing, Trump called FBI officials involved in the Russia investigation "human scum".

 

 

Trump believes in calling a spade a spade!  The entire upper echelon of the FBI was scum because they allowed spying on the future President of the U.S. knowing he was innocent and the plan was to "get him".

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

 

Trump believes in calling a spade a spade! Yet, he doesn't. The entire (lol) upper echelon of the FBI was scum because they allowed spying on the future President of the U.S. knowing he was innocent ...can you prove with facts and references that claim?


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Rubbish! Trump is the first and hopefully the only President who has taken it upon himself to attack our institutions. Maybe if so many of his "dealings" were above board, people wouldn't be out to as you guys call it, "get him." But his many dealings are NOT above board, hence all the investigations both past and present, and justifiably so! You would think by now the man would have leaned the proper way to conduct business, government or anything else for that matter, but he has not, so he can expect investigations. It is called checks and balances, which you guys don't like for some reason, LOL!!!
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me thinks he needs to look in the mirror before casting stones!!!!

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