Skip to comments.FBI agent: Never was evidence of Russia collusion but Mueller team had 'get Trump' goal
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 Flynns [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."
Link to PDF file of govt interview with FBI agent
So where are Hannity’s 99%?
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.
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.
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
In other words, we were all right.
It was a phony frame from the beginning.
“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.
And indictments in 3,....2,....... We interrupt this news to announce we have been invaded by crickets at the “DOH-j”.
Sounds like the whistleblower needs to go to Congressman Schitt and demand an investigation. [/sarc]
Exactly, nothing will done about any of it.
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.
Trey Gowdy knew this in June of 2017 and said nothing.
Soft like a ROTTEN APPLE!!
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.
Why are the names blacked out, AG Barr???
Trey Gowdy all hat no cattle; all chief no indian no brave.
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