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'Horrible': Clinton loyalists exploited Obama's FBI to spread Russia conspiracy stories about Trump
www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2019 | By Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 04/15/2019 9:39:15 AM PDT by Red Badger

Hillary Clinton loyalists fed the FBI’s upper echelon an assortment of anti-Donald Trump criminal accusations during the 2016 campaign and his presidency, according to a string of interview transcripts released in recent weeks.

James A. Baker, former FBI general counsel who participated on the receiving end, testified that the situation was “horrible” and “highly unusual.”

At least 10 of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters directly or via middlemen told the bureau tales about Russia-Trump conspiracies. It appears to be an unprecedented effort by a presidential campaign and the party in power to count on the FBI to knock out the other party’s candidate and president.

The transcripts create the picture of an FBI not always following expected norms as it activated an unofficial conveyor belt to make sure the allegations reached the counterintelligence division. It opened an investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016. In October, it began wiretapping at least one Republican while dispatching possibly multiple undercover sources to spy.

In the end, the Democratic Party-financed charges fell flat. Special counsel Robert Mueller reported last month that his 22-month investigation failed to establish a Trump-Russia conspiracy to interfere in the election by computer hacking and social media trolling.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: braking; clinton; coup; russia
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1 posted on 04/15/2019 9:39:15 AM PDT by Red Badger
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“’Horrible’: Clinton loyalists exploited Obama’s FBI to spread Russia conspiracy stories about Trump”

Aided and abetted by McCain.


2 posted on 04/15/2019 9:41:31 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneow)
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I hope the Mueller Report SHOWS ALL OF THIS CORRUPTION IN DETAIL.........................


3 posted on 04/15/2019 9:43:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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At least 10 of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters directly or via middlemen told the bureau tales about Russia-Trump conspiracies. It appears to be an unprecedented effort by a presidential campaign and the party in power to count on the FBI to knock out the other party’s candidate and president.

The transcripts create the picture of an FBI not always following expected norms as it activated an unofficial conveyor belt to make sure the allegations reached the counterintelligence division. It opened an investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016. In October, it began wiretapping at least one Republican while dispatching possibly multiple undercover sources to spy.

Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means — to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal — would bring terrible retribution!!

– Louis Brandeis (1856-1941)


4 posted on 04/15/2019 9:43:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Anyone trusting the media has failed a competency check or/and is a paid troll for the lefties.)
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5 posted on 04/15/2019 9:43:46 AM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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Lock her up! And her unindicted co-conspirators.


6 posted on 04/15/2019 9:44:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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Along with the other crimes, they should be charged with “Insurance Fraud”. They did refer to it as an insurance policy.


7 posted on 04/15/2019 9:47:31 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Bonemaker

“Aided and abetted by McCain.”

and Gary Sinise, for “rebuking” Trump in defense of Ace McCain and his crimes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Sinise


8 posted on 04/15/2019 9:53:01 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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Anyone who thinks Obama was unaware of this conspiracy and didn’t at least tacitly approve is falling for the inevitable split between Obama and Clinton forces as Obama attempts to cover his ass and hang Hillary out to dry. She in turn will deny knowledge leaving subordinates holding the bag.


9 posted on 04/15/2019 9:55:52 AM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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Neither of them have plausible deniability.................


10 posted on 04/15/2019 9:56:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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At least 10 of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters directly or via middlemen told the bureau tales about Russia-Trump conspiracies.

So this is the new talking point? It was her "loyalists" and not her or Hussien's direction?

Lock her AND the Kenyan up!

11 posted on 04/15/2019 9:58:11 AM PDT by Envisioning (Carry safe, always carry, everyday, everywhere.)
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Exactly. How else do they explain the CYA memo by Susan Rice on the last day of his Presidency.


12 posted on 04/15/2019 9:59:31 AM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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“it began wiretapping at least one Republican”

The story forgets to mention the “two hop rule”.

A search brings an article with information about the rule:

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/256333/fisas-license-to-hop

“A conspiratorial enterprise is bound to involve communications beyond Carter Page’s first circle of direct contact, so investigators need to look at the next circle as well. They may need to look further, depending on the communications patterns they find in the first two circles radiating from their named target. But under current rules, it’s the first two that government investigators can routinely gain access to in order to “uncover the full scope of a conspiratorial enterprise,” without needing to apply for further warrants.”


13 posted on 04/15/2019 10:00:52 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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Looks like they’re trying to save the Obama administration by throwing Hillary under the bus.


14 posted on 04/15/2019 10:01:39 AM PDT by jersey117
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“I hope the Mueller Report SHOWS ALL OF THIS CORRUPTION IN DETAIL.”

Not likely. I don’t think that was in Mueller’s scope of work, therefore he has nothing gain by addressing it.

More likely, we’ll see some daylight with the DOJ’s IG report (expected soon) and whatever Barr decides to dig into. As impatient as we are, it will likely take years for it all to come out.


15 posted on 04/15/2019 10:02:47 AM PDT by be-baw
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Thanks.

I guess this rule explains why some writers said that Page’s FISA could have involved 25,000 of us.


16 posted on 04/15/2019 10:08:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Anyone trusting the media has failed a competency check or/and is a paid troll for the lefties.)
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If they do, Hillary’s ‘people’ will unleash a blizzard of damning information on them, as co-conspirators..................


17 posted on 04/15/2019 10:09:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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Good grief, 25,000? I had no idea.


18 posted on 04/15/2019 10:15:00 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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When will the Democrats come out cheering the coup conspirators as heroes? I thought blunting Trump at every turn was the prime directive.


19 posted on 04/15/2019 10:17:33 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Zippy was the Leader of this band.


20 posted on 04/15/2019 10:20:10 AM PDT by carmen2017
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