How sad the state of the media must be, that a narrative of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign with no evidence is viewed as a worthwhile story, while an unprecedented counterintelligence campaign looking into a political candidate doesn’t bat an eye.
I’m of course referring to the FBI’s decision to open a counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was initially believed that it was Christopher Steele and his anti-Trump dossier that helped spark the investigation, but the New York Times introduced a new narrative in December 2017.
According to the Times, a former Trump foreign policy adviser named George Papadopoulos made a comment about possessing Hillary’s hacked emails (which he did not possess during a booze-fueled meeting at a London bar with former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer). Downer then reported the meeting to the FBI, which started the counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.
Downer himself arranged for a $25 million donation to the Clinton foundation while serving as a diplomat, so it’s clear where his allegiances are.
But was it really Downer who started the probe? Or was that just an excuse? The real answer is now a mystery to everyone except a select few.
According to Fox News:
Facing legal action, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allowed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to view the FBI memo that instigated the bureau’s counterintelligence investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign, Nunes confirmed on Wednesday.
The meeting came a day after Nunes threatened to take legal action — including contempt proceedings and impeachment — against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to produce a clean copy of the memo, known as an electronic communication or EC, that was responsive to an August 2017 committee subpoena.
“Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today,” Nunes responded.
When asked on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday if he would hold the officials in contempt of Congress, Nunes said, “we’re not going to just hold in contempt. We will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach … we’re not messing around here.”
The only people who conceal information are people with someone to hide – and it’s hard not to suspect that’s exactly the case when it comes to the FBI’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.
If the operation was so necessary, why hide the reason for it?
Be sure to let us know what you think the REAL reason is in the comments section below!