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The FBI didnít use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]
Washington Post ^

Posted on 05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it.

As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose than their criminal counterparts. Rather than trying to find evidence of a crime, the FBI’s counterintelligence goal is to identify, monitor and neutralize foreign intelligence activity in the United States. In short, this entails identifying foreign intelligence officers and their network of agents; uncovering their motives and methods; and ultimately rendering their operations ineffective — either by clandestinely thwarting them (say, by feeding back misinformation or “flipping” their sources into double agents) or by exposing them

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Bwahahahaha!!!!! Cocaine is a hell of a drug!
1 posted on 05/18/2018 10:27:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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Cocaine, my patoot. I say plain old, farm fresh, 6u11 5h*t.


2 posted on 05/18/2018 10:37:07 PM PDT by healy61
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Does not compute.

Tell that story to your cell mate.


3 posted on 05/18/2018 10:39:21 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike

For the Gull E Bull.


4 posted on 05/18/2018 10:41:30 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Conservatives seek the truth. Democrats seek the power to dictate what truth is.)
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To: ptsal

You can smell the fear.


5 posted on 05/18/2018 10:41:38 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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6 posted on 05/18/2018 10:43:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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7 posted on 05/18/2018 10:44:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Obama lookin’ out for the folks.


8 posted on 05/18/2018 10:46:06 PM PDT by gundog (Hail to the Chief, bitches.)
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To: FreeperCell

“You can smell the fear.”

How long before the spy gets doxxed?


9 posted on 05/18/2018 10:50:07 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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10 posted on 05/18/2018 10:50:17 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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how do these people sleep at night?


11 posted on 05/18/2018 10:51:17 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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They don’t respect us any more than they respect Trump, and they aren’t fast learners. “Sure, it was outrageously illegal, but hey, it was for your own good.” Right.


12 posted on 05/18/2018 10:54:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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So WaPo is admitting the FBI planted a spy, but now are spinning it to say the spy was there to protect the Trump campaign from the “real” spies from Russia. Oh OK! Why did the FBI not do the same for the Clinton campaign? Surely, they would of wanted to “protect” Hillary from spies too! The people on the left coast can smell the excrement of this article 3,000 miles away.


13 posted on 05/18/2018 10:55:13 PM PDT by dowcaet
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This is absolute malarkey. Though I do find the story's author not guilty.


14 posted on 05/18/2018 10:55:42 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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Obama and the CIA are monitoring Trump while the FBI has people in Trump's campaign to, "Protect Trump". What a knee slapper. Funniest thing I've seen from these stooges in the past 5 hours. What a hoot.


15 posted on 05/18/2018 10:56:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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From day one to this day, this whole affair has been a mission to destroy Trump. Deep State does the dirty work and the media lead the charge.


16 posted on 05/18/2018 11:00:17 PM PDT by umgud
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It's beginning to look like these clowns will keep on spinning BS right up until the moment the rope goes taut.

I don't really care if we hang them or toss them down a dark hole, as long as I never have to hear their weaponized mendacity again.

17 posted on 05/18/2018 11:01:45 PM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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how do these people sleep at night?

Easy. Children of the Devil, often sleep very well, with no twinge of conscience. They are totally evil.

18 posted on 05/18/2018 11:04:23 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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Clearly the DOJ Inspector Generals report is going to level the deep state and provide a road map for draining the swamp.

That is why the spin is so intense on creating public confusion right now.


19 posted on 05/18/2018 11:10:41 PM PDT by Robert357 ( Dan Rather was discharged as "medically unfit" on May 11, 1954.)
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The Post knows this claim is false, but thinks we're all stupid enough to believe it because they say so.
20 posted on 05/18/2018 11:10:57 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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