Dick Morris & Eileen McGann: Now the Deep State Has a Name–the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Don’t fall for former FBI Director James Comey’s latest tweet claiming that “the FBI is and always will be independent.”

To the contrary, we now know that the FBI has been overtly biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and her associates and overly zealous in its investigation of Donald Trump and her associates.

The G-men have gone rogue.

In fact, recent reports suggest the FBI now serves as the command center of the Deep State, aptly housed in the J. Edgar Hoover Building.  The iconic former director would undoubtedly approve of their questionable tactics.

Working hand in hand with the special counsel’s office, the FBI/Deep State is in high gear. Through constant leaks of confidential or embarrassing materials, unmasking classified information about Trump associates, stonewalling Congressional requests for testimony and information about FBI conduct, selective prosecutions, and the coordination and hiring of high-level and deeply-biased partisans, the Deep State follows its battle plan for impeachment and annihilation of Donald Trump and campaign aides.

It looks like the top echelon of the Deep State includes, at the very least, former FBI director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, as well as the many other overt Hillary supporters and Trump haters populating the Special Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI.

It started during the campaign. At the core of the FBI and the Justice Department, a small group was apparently obsessively dedicated to defeating Donald Trump and electing Hillary Clinton as president.

When the voters unexpectedly thwarted their plans, these deep-state holdovers switched their idee fixe to a well-orchestrated and more sinister campaign: to impeach Trump. Without any regard for the will of the electorate, these deep-state actors decided that they know best. To them, Trump and his supporters are amoral barbarians who should not allowed to be anywhere near their White House.

They want him gone – whatever it takes. And they are working 24/7 to make that happen.

There’s more: they want to whitewash Hillary’s potential criminal liability.

Since neither of these could be accomplished by ordinary orthodox law enforcement practices with fair and unbiased investigators and prosecutors, a new strategy emerged: cover up Hillary’s culpabilities and exaggerate any problems of the Trump team.

Recent disclosures show that the integrity of FBI has been severely and blatantly compromised by the active political partisanship of at least one top agent — evidencing conflicts of interest and meddling in potential criminal matters to protect Hillary Clinton.

Both Comey and Mueller showed astonishingly bad judgment in giving unbridled authority to FBI agent Peter Strzok, who led the investigations into whether there was a Trump/Russian collusion/illusion and whether Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for sending classified information on her private email server.

Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, were part of a hotbed (no pun intended) of unabashed anti-Trump and pro/Hillary sentiment within the FBI, exchanging emails and messages — apparently still too inappropriate for Mueller to release — that shared their profound anti-Trump bias.

Page worked directly under Andrew McCabe, whose wife received over $600,000 in donations to her failed Congressional campaign directed by Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe, another conflict that has been ignored.

Page routinely participated in meetings about the Trump and Hillary investigations.

Strzok was influential in eliminating Hillary’s criminal culpability. He got rid of the problematic conclusion that her conduct involved potential criminal activity. After his fellow FBI experts (including Andrew McCabe) had drafted a memo concluding that Mrs. Clinton was guilty of “gross negligence” in handling the classified emails, Strzok led the effort to replace the fateful words with the more innocuous “extreme carelessness” (the language used in the final report and by Comey) so that Hillary could get away scot free.

“Gross negligence” is a term of art and the language used in the statute to determine what rises to the level of criminal activity.

Mueller kicked Strzok off the staff of the special counsel in August, relegating the top counterintelligence agent to FBI Siberia — the HR Department.

No explanation was given for this drastic act and Mueller has refused to give any details. Was it more than just anti-Trump pillow talk?

Strzok was all over the place. He participated in the interviews of Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills at the behest of McCabe.

Strzok saw no problem when Hillary testified 39 times that she could not remember important details! Imagine if one of the Trump targets did the same.

Abedin and Mills both testified that they knew nothing about the secret server until it was disclosed in the press — even though their own emails contradicted them.

That was no problem for Strzok and the FBI either.

And it was Strzok who testified before Congress about the unreliable Steele dossier. Posing as a disinterested agent, he hid his pillow-talk trashing of Donald Trump.

As the Uranium One investigation produced evidence of collusion between the Clintons and Moscow, the FBI junta may have tried to deflect attention from this scandal to make out a case that it was Trump who was in collusion with Russia. Their chosen instrument, secretly funded by Hillary’s campaign, was a dossier that subsequently has been found to have been unverifiable and filled with contradictions, inaccurate information, and questionable, possibly fake sources.

But that was no problem for the FBI. After almost a year of trying to verify the claims in the dossier, it has utterly failed to do so.

An informant has charged Strzok with obstructing a probe into the dossier’s validity.

We don’t know exactly what Strzok’s role was in the FBI’s collaboration with ex British spook Christopher Steele, but given his position and assignments, there had to be some interaction.

Was he the one who offered $50,000 to Steele to get him to verify his alleged sources? (He never did verify them and has admitted that much of the dossier came from “unsolicited sources.”).

The FBI has refused to give any information about payments or offers of payments to Steele.

What was Strzok’s role in advising Comey to provide a summary of the dossier to President Obama, thereby assuring its leaking and publication?

There was another effort to protect the Clintons. The FBI kept information about the Uranium One deal secret by muzzling Special FBI agent, William Campbell, who had amassed evidence that the Clintons had taken suspicious payments  — directly and through the Clinton Foundation — from Russian sources seeking to facilitate Russian acquisition of American uranium mines.

Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe and then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, charged with supervising Campbell’s investigation, under the general control of then FBI Director Robert Mueller, refused to tell the public or even Congress about the findings and hid them from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investments weighing whether to approve the sale of 20 percent of our uranium mines to Russia. His FBI bosses made Campbell agree not to disclose his findings and blocked his testifying about them to Congress.

And Strzok was involved in the Flynn investigation. To further the line of a Trump-Russian conspiracy to fix the election, the Deep State reached out to ensnare incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and make it seem as if he was involved. None other than Peter Strzok met with Flynn and asked him about his phone calls with the Russian ambassador. McCabe paved the way, telling Flynn that the interview would be a formality. He said that “some agents were heading over (to the White House).” Flynn thought it was part of the routine work of the FBI. It wasn’t until the interview began that Flynn apparently realized it was a formal interview and that he needed a lawyer. But he didn’t have one. What he didn’t realize was that he was being framed.

Strzok claimed that Flynn had lied to him. We have, of course, only Strzok’s word for it.

Comey claims that Trump asked him to back off. His proof: a letter he wrote to himself.

For half a year, the whole Deep State gang — Comey Mueller, Strzok, Page, Rosenstein — maneuvered to build a case against Trump and to shield Hillary.

It was, after all, Rosenstein who named Mueller as special counsel after Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) took time off from his escapades to ask Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearings if any member of the Trump campaign had dealt with the Russian ambassador. Not considering himself a part of the campaign, he answered “no.” But when the media showed that he had spoken to the Russians, he was obliged to recuse himself from the investigation. That cleared the way for his deputy, Rosenstein, to name Mueller.

The Deep State weaves a tangled web, but it is increasingly its own leaders — Comey and Mueller — and its foot soldier Strzok who are being ensnared in it.

We are entitled to a full explanation of what went on. Now.


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