Skip to comments.Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Top Secret Origins of the F.B.I.ís Trump Investigation
Posted on 05/16/2018 11:26:17 AM PDT by detective
Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.
Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trumps advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.
The agents summarized their highly unusual interview and sent word to Washington on Aug. 2, 2016, two days after the investigation was opened. Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation. But at the time, a small group of F.B.I. officials knew it by its code name: Crossfire Hurricane.
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Interesting article but it is biased against president Trump.
As I interpret this article, the NYT feels the FBI handled Trump with kid gloves but was unfairly brutal in their handling of Hillary Clinton.
This was deliberate to keep the investigation compartmentalized, away from anyone who might ask WTF are you guys doing?
I’m sure they chose that name because he played the Rolling Sones at his rallies.
Now I’m remembering that Time cover with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, looking like he’s in a hurricane, and I wonder how much journalists already knew about (and were supportive of) this scheme.
Australia got played. I hope they understand just how badly they look now and understand now, how meddling in internal politics is wrong in all cases. They need to make it up to the Trump administration.
They screwed us with mooselimb rapugees, and they needled with the election. Not seeming much like our friends to me.
Did the name come from a Rolling Stones song?
I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
But it’s all right. I’m jumpin jack flash,
Its a gas! Gas! Gas!
Just what I thought.
This s soooooooo BOGUS!
Papadopoulos was SET UP BY THE FBI to spill his drunk ass guts to the Aussie diplomat.
They knew, (The top FBI, not necessarily the agents themselves), what the Aussie had to say because they set him up to say it..................
Still claiming that the Trump investigation was triggered by Papadapoulis wine induced “revelation” to Aussie diplomat. Nothing new here folks.
The NeverTrumper Partisan Media Shills at the New York Slimes..
The relevant question is: How did Papadopoulos “learn” about Russians “involvement” in the election? Answer: Because the same group who initiated this investigation had arranged for persons under their control to tell him that “fact.” They set him up to serve as the basis for initiating an investigation that doesn’t have the slightest basis in actual fact. But of course, the New York Slimes ignores these inconvenient facts.
The conspiracy is fallng apart and there is going to be hell to pay for all the conspirators as far as 5 levels down clerk typists
One more barrel of horse pucky from the New York Lies. They never investigated Killary's e-mail crimes; it was a white wash with the exoneration written a couple months prior.
The NYT once more shows why they should never be considered an honest news source.
More likely the only person to pay any price will be a clerk typist 5 levels down
The fact that our “newspaper of record” is hopelessly biased against our sitting President is deeply disturbing. Here’s a quote from the article:
“A year and a half later, no public evidence has surfaced connecting Mr. Trumps advisers to the hacking or linking Mr. Trump himself to the Russian governments disruptive efforts. But the articles tone and headline ‘Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia’ gave an air of finality to an investigation that was just beginning.”
Democrats say that article pre-emptively exonerated Mr. Trump, dousing chances to raise questions about the campaigns Russian ties before Election Day.”
Do they not see how ridiculous that sounds. If the article was (honestly) written today, it would say the exact same thing: “Investigating Donald Trump (for nearly two years), F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia”. Yet it “pre-emptively exonerated Mr. Trump”? How can an ostensibly intelligent person even write/edit something as asinine as that?
The clerk knows all and will be squeezed into singing like a male wren on sex day
Because Trump denied Nunes and Gowdy the ability to break the story and explain its duplicitous nature, the New York Times, beat them to the punch and spin it the Democrat way. Good work, Donald.
Maybe Obama's agreeing to take the "refugees" was the price Australia charged for agreeing to play the little game.
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