Investigative journalist John Solomon said on ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night that he believes the Trump-Russia collusion investigation/plot began at a meeting in the White House in January 2016. That is six months before the date given by the FBI and Mueller as the beginning of the investigation into Trump-Russia collusion.
It was a year before an email was exchanged among top Obama officials indicating that information about the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign would be withheld from President-Elect Donald Trump.
If the probe began in January 2016 in the White House and Mifsud is tied to Western intelligence, why didn’t Robert Mueller uncover this?
THE CASE AGAINST GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS
The case against George Papadopoulos is not clear. There are a number of unanswered questions.
Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos allegedly began the FBI collusion probe. In special counsel, Robert Mueller’s report Joseph Mifsud lied to the FBI about the timeline of his contacts with Papadopoulos according to Mueller, but he was not charged. Only Papadopoulos was charged.
An Italian newspaper on Thursday also revealed that after Mifsud was first linked to Papadopoulos, he allegedly went into hiding for months, living at a Rome apartment owned by Link International. The company controls Link Campus, a university in Rome that partners closely with Western intelligence agencies.
Western intelligence, not Russian. Perhaps he was tied to Western intelligence and set Papadopoulos up?
MIFSUD COULD HAVE SPIED FOR THE WEST
According to Mueller’s report, Mifsud denied having advance knowledge that Russia had Clinton emails. He also claims Papadopoulos was mistaken in claiming they discussed the topic.
Mifsud said “he and Papadopoulos had discussed cybersecurity and hacking as a larger issue and that Papadopoulos must have misunderstood their conversation,” the report says.
Stephan Roh, a friend, and adviser to Mifsud has told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Mifsud has some affiliation with Western intelligence agencies. He has said Mifsud was instructed to lay low until the Mueller investigation blew over.
Mifsud lied about the timeline and so did Papadopoulos.
The Mueller report didn’t bother to mention the dossier. They minimized into near non-existence. The dossier was used to get the FISA warrant to spy, but the FBI claims it was near-meaningless in the scheme of things.
FOR SOME REASON A BIG SHOT WANTED TO DRINK WITH GEORGE
A little over a week later, Papadopoulos had another conversation with another diplomat in London – Alexander Downer. He was the Australian high commissioner to the U.K. Why would he bother with George?
He told him over drinks that Russia might release information about Clinton.
The Australians shared that information with the FBI on July 26, 2016, days after WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the DNC.
The bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation, Crossfire Hurricane, five days later.
FLYNN WAS TARGETED EARLIER THAN WE KNEW
There are unanswered questions about General Flynn.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals for the first time that Flynn was a target of the FBI’s Russia probe before the Kislyak calls.
“Previously, the FBI had opened an investigation of Flynn based on his relationship with the Russian government,” reads the report, which cited FBI interviews given by former Justice Department official Mary McCord and former FBI Director James Comey.
It isn’t known if that was before or after the spying on Papadopoulos.
Was Rosenstein worried about his signature on the FISA warrant. His additional scope memo “included” information from the dossier. Did he expand Mueller’s investigation in order “clear his name”, with assumptions the dossier was accurate, and this was his way of cementing it. I’m uncertain of the dates but it seems the expanded scope memo coincided with the expiration of the FISA warrant. In this way they can continue investigating without returning to the FISC. Were they becoming desperate in the event of exposure for all the questionable activity that went on. Is “this” why the Mueller report was crafted in such a way to continue the coverup by redirecting the focus “back” onto Trump, and away from the players involved, that is, with the helping hand of the media and House Democrats.
So many questions and so many lies and deceptions.
According to the Priestap testimony he asserts the granting of a FISA warrant is, in itself, rendering the information as credible. He also says the FBI doesn’t spy, since that word is only used for foreign agents. It’s not in their vocabulary. It would seem the FBI has the policy that once a FISA warrant is issued then any misinformation can be deemed authentic. The FISC is then the facilitator in whatever operation the FBI / DOJ can conceive, even in the political arena, although that response was carefully crafted in conjunction with FBI lawyers.
What is obvious in the content of the report, by what was included and what was left out, that a concerted effort by many levels of government, and its many functions, to prevent a new administration from making policy changes that were disagreed with. In essence, it was to maintain the status quo. At present, we see the change in status quo was the appropriate course. Apparently some people just cannot accept they “may” have been wrong, and out of some perverse incredulity will continue on.
Good point on the extended scope memo being created about the time the final warrant expired. I don’t know if the extended scope was released. We know lots about the crimes and criminals involved in this conspiracy, but there is mystery around the scope and the ethics waiver Rosenstein wrote for Mueller.
Rosenstein was stiff and tense at the press conference, looked like he was in a police lineup. I am imagining that he is worried that he could be the first person called before a grand jury. He created the witch hunt and also participated in the spying. I am also imagining that Barr told him to stick around and help finish up this witch hunt, rather than going off to CNN and obstructing. I suspect RR will not be saying a word about the report, Barr spoke for him when stating that RR supports the results. It was an odd sight to see a coup member standing next to Barr as Barr announced that Trump has been cleared.
The report says the extended memo included those names which were identified in the dossier. The only evidence against Page and the others was IN the dossier.