FBI vs Trump: How agents' political preferences can influence elections

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    Another scandal spreads in the American establishment. According to American columnist for National Review Andrew McCarthy in a recent column Glenn Simpson the co-founder of an intelligence firm Fusion GPS, that compiled research on Trump during the campaign, had testified to the Senate that the F.B.I. had a “human source” within the campaign.
    Trump’s reaction was not long in coming.
    “Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT,'” Trump tweeted. “Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.'”
    Thus one more fact of the FBI's abuse of power added to the list against a background of the confrontation between the head of the White House and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    The powerful intelligence agency suffered criticism from Donald Trump back in 2016 during the elections. Then he accused the FBI of Hillary Clinton's support and covering the Clinton email investigation.
    Speaking in Minneapolis in 2016, Trump said Clinton was being “protected by a rigged system….she will be under investigation for a long, long time, likely concluding in a criminal trial”. At that time the tough talk of the odious businessman wasn't taken seriously, just because his words were not confirmed.
    However, Trump must have already had some evidence. After four months in office Trump fired FBI director James Comey. The dismissal took place in the midst of investigation over Russia ties therefore it got 'bitter political taste' and provoked new accusations against the White House for obstruction of the investigation. Then Trump forced U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to retire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe whom Trump had also accused of being a Clinton henchman.
    And as it turns out, the President's loud attacks on the FBI were rightly so. Private correspondence of high-ranking FBI agent Peter Strzok showed the role the Bureau had played in the 2016 race. Apparently, department officers loyal to the Democratic Party softened formulations in the final report related to the Clinton case and removed Barack Obama's name from it. All this allowed Hillary to avoid prosecution and to participate in the elections.
    Besides, the House of Representatives suspected the FBI and the Department of Justice had a “secret society” of Trump's opponents. According to Rep. Trey Gowdy, the messages included a reference to a “secret society” within the Department of Justice and the FBI the day after Trump won election in November 2016. That's a strong suspicion which can demonstrate that the U.S. intelligence agencies interfered in the democratic electoral process on the side of one of candidates.
    But all these things were overshadowed by Comey's recent revelations. His claims and admissions confirmed the FBI under his direction actually had interfered into American elections. The former director admitted he had reopened an investigation on Clinton to legitimate her victory in presidential race and to show “impartiality” of the Bureau to the American people. At the time he was sure of her landslide victory. Comey did not conceal that he and his wife had given preference to Clinton in 2016. But at the time the ex-FBI head did not expect that his actions would deal a devastating blow to her campaign.
    After Trump’s victory Comey recognized that he had made a huge mistake and initiated an investigation on Trump's connections with Russia to regain his political heft and to rehabilitate himself before the Democrats. In the meantime Comey decided to go further and started to intentionally pass information to a third party to shape a negative public image of Trump.
    Furthermore Comey did not warn Trump that he became the target of the “fishing expedition”. In other words the head of one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world refrained from protecting legitimate president and instead preferred to “hide under his bed”. That’s why Comey and his book look pathetic now. He is like a child who is trying to justify himself for all his wrongdoings and humiliation he suffered.
    Hence the senior FBI officials followed personal motives and political preferences in their service. For the victory of their candidate they voluntary changed formulations in proprietary documents, leaked information and by other means tried to help Clinton win the race.
    This case should be investigated seriously and may even require an assignment of another special counsel who would “stir up a wasps' nest” in the FBI. The American society has a right to demand the same impartiality as in the investigation of Trump-Russia connections.
     
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    This should be placed in the Conspiracy Forum.
     
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    Why? All facts were taken from media. Do u need links?
     
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    If an informant went to the FBI about campaign criminality, why do you say that is wrong?

    Good on the informant, bad on the criminal doers in the campaign.
     

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