As the mainstream media continues to focus their efforts in the direction of impeaching President Trump and nullifying the results of the 2016 election, there is another, even more volatile bit of political posturing occurring on The Beltway.
This isn’t the Democrats’ first rodeo, of course, having already attempted to negate President Trump’s 2016 victory with the “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory. When this course of action was eventually quelled by the testimony of Robert Mueller himself, there was only one question left in the minds of the American people: How did we find ourselves wasting 22 months and $25 million on a witch hunt?
That is precisely what one investigator is attempting to find out, and his work has some members of the FBI and CIA shaking in their boots.
Under James Comey’s former directorship of the FBI, the federal government surveilled Trump’s political associates as early as 2015, ostensibly as a “counterintelligence” operation on alleged Russian “interference” in 2016’s presidential election.
In May, Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham to head the aforementioned investigation of the Obama administration’s surveillance of Trump’s campaign, including the use of surveillance warrants via the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Spakovsky’s take on the situation is stark.
“If [the CIA] discovers foreign espionage going on inside the United States, they have to turn that over to the FBI,” continued von Spakosvky. “The FBI has a huge counterintelligence division whose only job it is to stop foreign espionage going on inside the United States. The CIA cannot do that. Their task is to operate abroad and to gather intelligence for the United States. Counterintelligence [is] the FBI’s responsibility.”
Von Spakovsky went on, “If the CIA handed over false information or information they had not checked and verified to the FBI, then the CIA people are potentially in trouble, as would be the FBI if they then did not verify or check the information they were getting from the CIA. We know they didn’t do that when it came to the Steele dossier. The FBI didn’t check any of that information.”
“I think … maybe folks in the intelligence agencies [are] very scared and very worried about the investigation that John Durham is doing, and hoping that this distracts the public and distracts Congress,” estimated von Spakovsky.
Also of note is the timing of Durham’s probe.
When, (or if), the Democrats ever get around to voting to authorize their “formal impeachment inquiry”, the Republican party will have Durham’s work in their back pocket. In the case of the left attempting to sway voters with their impeachment-related “evidence” by pushing the affair ever closer to the 2020 election, the first that Durham has dug up will undoubtedly counteract their desperate drivel.
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