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FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal
Just the News ^ | 9/25/2020 | John Solomon

Posted on 09/25/2020 11:15:47 AM PDT by Mount Athos

An FBI agent who played a lead role investigating Michael Flynn told the Justice Department there was never evidence of wrongdoing by the retired general or Russian collusion by President Trump, but the probe was kept open by Special Counsel Robert Mueller because his team had a "get Trump" goal, according to an explosive interview released Friday.

Agent William Barnett's interview with Justice Department prosecutors earlier this month provided a bombshell claim that both FBI superiors under agency Director James Comey and Mueller's team exhibited bias in their pursuit of Trump that upended the normal investigative decisions, tactics and commitment to pursue evidence neutrally.

The interview emerged just one day after the Justice Department released text messages showing FBI analysts bought liability insurance in January 2017 because they feared they could be sued for misconduct committed during the Russia probe.

"BARNETT thought that the TRUMP campaign may have been aware the Russians were attempting to impact the election but that was far different from the TRUMP campaign and the Russians having a deal and/or working together quid pro quo,” the report of his Sept. 17 interview reads.

“BARNETT" and others joked about how the investigation into collusion could be made into a game, which they referred to as "Collusion Clue."

In the hypothetical game, investigators were able to choose any character conducting any activity in any location and pair this individual with another character and interpret it as evidence of collusion.

Barnett added: "With respect to Flynn’s [phone call] with the Russian ambassador in December 2016 BARNETT did not believe Flynn was being directed by TRUMP. BARNETT did not believe FLYNN had any additional information to provide SCO. Barnett believed the prosecution of Flynn by SCO was used as a means to 'get TRUMP.' "

You can read the document here: (click article link to view)

Barnett described how the top levels of the FBI, including now-fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, suddenly took over the investigation after Trump won the November 2016 election and continued to keep the case going even though there was "little detail concerning specific evidence of criminal events."

“BARNETT still did not see any evidence of collusion between the TRUMP campaign and the Russian government,” the interview report stated. “Barnett was willing to follow any instructions being given by the deputy director as long as it was not a violation of the law.”

The agent added that he thought the investigation was built on "supposition on supposition," especially the predicate to investigate Flynn, which he described as “not great" and "not clear."

Like the analysts who allegedly bought liability insurance, Barnett said he had reservations that the FBI's conduct of the case might boomerang. Specifically, he feared, the pursuit of Trump and Flynn was “problematic and could result in an inspector general investigation."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201611; 201612; 201701; 202009; 20200917; andrewmccabe; barnett; collusionclue; fbi; flynn; kislyak; mccabe; williambarnett

1 posted on 09/25/2020 11:15:47 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

Link to PDF file of govt interview with FBI agent

https://justthenews.com/sites/default/files/2020-09/04518073623.pdf


2 posted on 09/25/2020 11:16:53 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

So where are Hannity’s 99%?


3 posted on 09/25/2020 11:19:14 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Mount Athos

Would’ve loved to have heard him sing his song oh, let’s say 3 years ago. He would’ve been at risk of life and limb, but he could’ve begun the unravel we’re now seeing and saved the country a ton of grief.


4 posted on 09/25/2020 11:19:14 AM PDT by Migraine ( Liberalism is great (until it happens to YOU).)
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To: Mount Athos

Soft coup, and enormous abuse of power by the previous administration.

As another FReeper9s) pointed out — PDJT was never allowed a peaceful transition since 2016.


5 posted on 09/25/2020 11:19:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Mount Athos

The whole thing was a crock from day 1..all about “getting Trump” Trump deserves 8 more years in the White House to make up for all the crap he had to go through


6 posted on 09/25/2020 11:20:07 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mount Athos

In other words, we were all right.

It was a phony frame from the beginning.


7 posted on 09/25/2020 11:20:46 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Trump deserves 8 more years”

Exactly right. He never got a first term because of the insurrection staged by the department of “justice” and their cronies in the “intelligence community”.

Every single one of them is guilty of sedition at minimum and outright Treason in the case of the agency heads and the Mueller coup plotters.


8 posted on 09/25/2020 11:23:08 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Mount Athos

And indictments in 3,....2,....... We interrupt this news to announce we have been invaded by crickets at the “DOH-j”.


9 posted on 09/25/2020 11:26:47 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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10 posted on 09/25/2020 11:27:25 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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Sounds like the whistleblower needs to go to Congressman Schitt and demand an investigation. [/sarc]


11 posted on 09/25/2020 11:38:49 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Seruzawa

Exactly, nothing will done about any of it.


12 posted on 09/25/2020 11:50:28 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Mount Athos

Won’t matter. Nothing matters if CNN/PMSNBCNYT/WP will not consent to proclaim the information to be truthful. As long as they and their guests continue to say there is proof Trump and Putin colluded, nothing will come of any of it.

As long as the media continue to present Adam Schiff as the most honest man in America, what else can you expect?

You think the media is actually mistaken, rather than knowing full well what they do?

What a nation of blind justice. Ha.

If you can find any takers, start making bets on how long the country can continue to exist under these circumstances.

If anyone needs to be hunted down it’s these media purveyors of lies. Nothing will change until they are put down. It’s human nature for unsuspecting people to believe what they read/see/hear, especially when it comes from the dominate media. Why else is an invading army’s first priority taking control of the mass media? When you control communications you can make people behave as you wish. Almost magic.


13 posted on 09/25/2020 11:53:39 AM PDT by Sir Bangaz Cracka (Slamming dat white cracka'a head into dat sidewalk causin he be scared)
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To: Migraine

Trey Gowdy knew this in June of 2017 and said nothing.


14 posted on 09/25/2020 12:07:01 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: BenLurkin

Soft like a ROTTEN APPLE!!


15 posted on 09/25/2020 12:07:27 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Mount Athos
And these FBI agents never came forward to tell the truth instead of watching the torture our President and Country have been going through. Tell me again, Hannity, about the good FBI agents in the field? All this talk of “burning it down” should be aimed at the FBI.
16 posted on 09/25/2020 12:11:02 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Sir Bangaz Cracka
Good summation.

The Media is in on, and always has been on the side of the coup.

This is not a recent phenomena.

There first big success was Senator McCarthy.

Then they got ambitious, and did a media coup on Richard Nixon.

17 posted on 09/25/2020 12:45:58 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Mount Athos

Why are the names blacked out, AG Barr???


18 posted on 09/25/2020 1:23:51 PM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Trey Gowdy all hat no cattle; all chief no indian no brave.


19 posted on 09/25/2020 1:48:27 PM PDT by Migraine ( Liberalism is great (until it happens to YOU).)
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