Did the FBI Have a Mole in the Trump Campaign?

2018 May 11
by drdog09

House investigators nonetheless sniffed out a name, and Mr. Nunes in recent weeks issued a letter and a subpoena demanding more details. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s response was to double down—accusing the House of “extortion” and delivering a speech in which he claimed that “declining to open the FBI’s files to review” is a constitutional “duty.” Justice asked the White House to back its stonewall. And it even began spinning that daddy of all superspook arguments—that revealing any detail about this particular asset could result in “loss of human lives.”

This is desperation, and it strongly suggests that whatever is in these files is going to prove very uncomfortable to the FBI.

The bureau already has some explaining to do. Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign.

This would amount to spying, and it is hugely disconcerting. It would also be a major escalation from the electronic surveillance we already knew about, which was bad enough. Obama political appointees rampantly “unmasked” Trump campaign officials to monitor their conversations, while the FBI played dirty with its surveillance warrant against Carter Page, failing to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that its supporting information came from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now we find it may have also been rolling out human intelligence, John Le Carré style, to infiltrate the Trump campaign.

Which would lead to another big question for the FBI: When? The bureau has been doggedly sticking with its story that a tip in July 2016 about the drunken ramblings of George Papadopoulos launched its counterintelligence probe. Still, the players in this affair—the FBI, former Director Jim Comey, the Steele dossier authors—have been suspiciously vague on the key moments leading up to that launch date. When precisely was the Steele dossier delivered to the FBI? When precisely did the Papadopoulos information come in?
And to the point, when precisely was this human source operating? Because if it was prior to that infamous Papadopoulos tip, then the FBI isn’t being straight. It would mean the bureau was spying on the Trump campaign prior to that moment. And that in turn would mean that the FBI had been spurred to act on the basis of something other than a junior campaign aide’s loose lips.

We also know that among the Justice Department’s stated reasons for not complying with the Nunes subpoena was its worry that to do so might damage international relationships. This suggests the “source” may be overseas, have ties to foreign intelligence, or both. That’s notable, given the highly suspicious role foreigners have played in this escapade. It was an Australian diplomat who reported the Papadopoulos conversation. Dossier author Christopher Steele is British, used to work for MI6, and retains ties to that spy agency as well as to a network of former spooks. It was a former British diplomat who tipped off Sen. John McCain to the dossier. How this “top secret” source fits into this puzzle could matter deeply.

Source

Who is the mole? Undetermined.

But it just goes to prove that the Democrats and Fascists will ‘by any means necessary’ do what they will to win. The bigger question is what to do now? There is no one in my view of the FBI DC arena that can be trusted. Everyone from the janitor on up should be terminated. The more egregious malcontents should be locked up. Then Congress should take due consideration as to whether the FBI should exist as a government agency.

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 May 11 5:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Any bets on who is the mole??

  2. 2018 May 11 6:30 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Nothing the FBI did under Comey and Mueller or the CIA did under Brennan would surprise me.

  3. 2018 May 11 6:44 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The folks on the JustOneMinute blog point to this tweet by David Plouffe, Dem strategist, as showing intent to personally destroy Trump after the election so that no inconvenient pro-American, white politician would EVER raise their head again in defense of Traditional America.

    That David Plouffe tweet was from June 2016 so we know what the Dems were thinking….
    David Plouffe
    ‏Verified account @davidplouffe
    It is not enough to simply beat Trump. He must be destroyed thoroughly. His kind must not rise again.
    2:03 PM – 13 Jun 2016

    https://twitter.com/davidplouffe/status/742462346069708800

  4. 2018 May 11 7:26 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #3 –

    That’s exactly what they did with Sarah Palin. In interviews, there was never any mention of her accomplishments as governor, just “gotcha questions.”

    The media works hand-in-hand with the Democrats. Look how George Stephanopoulos launched the “war on women” meme at the 2012 Republican New Hampshire primary debate.

    People like the “girly men” at National Review are anti-Trump because he doesn’t play nice while the Dems want to totally destroy their opponents. Trump understands and fights fire with fire.

  5. 2018 May 11 7:27 am
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    bc3b permalink

    There were at least two moles in the McCain staff – Nicolle Wallace and Steve ScHmIdT. Both have been rewarded by the left-wing media.

  6. 2018 May 11 7:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Trump-backed candidate beats McConnell-backed RINO in West Virginia primary:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/10/mitch-mcconnell-backed-wrong-horse-in-west-virginia-gop-senate-primary-pro-trump-winner-ag-morrisey-positioned-to-take-seat-from-dem/

    Given Trump’s popularity in WVA, Manchin is likely dead man walking.

  7. 2018 May 11 7:58 am
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    fight on permalink

    Dr Dog: Any bets on who is the mole??

    Jeff Sessions

  8. 2018 May 11 7:59 am
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    fight on permalink

    How come everyday feels as though we are living in a John La Carre’ novel?

  9. 2018 May 11 8:13 am
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    mulletover permalink

    When do political dirty tricks cross over into seditious acts? It would seem to me when the power and instruments of government are used against political opponents and the party in power. The “deep state” being the perpetrator.

    I believe we are there, and have been since Trump emerged from the primaries.

  10. 2018 May 11 8:56 am
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    TLS permalink

    More on this topic at American Thinker:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/whats_behind_fbidoj_stonewall_on_probable_fbi_spy_in_trump_campaign.html

    Sara Carter points out that it took a threat to hold A.G. Sessions in contempt to get a closed-door meeting at the DOJ to discuss the classified information being withheld:

    Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions has bought himself time from a threat of contempt of Congress for failing to produce classified information lawmakers requested after the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a colleague attended a closed-door meeting Thursday afternoon with members of the DOJ and intelligence community.

    Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, and House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Trey Gowdy, R-SC, met with representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, FBI and DOJ in an effort to obtain or view the classified information requested several weeks ago on a particular individual related to the Special Counsel’s probe on alleged collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

    Following the meeting, the two chairs issued a statement that expresses surprising patience, indicating to me that something big is on the way:

    “We had a productive discussion today with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Justice, and FBI in which we raised questions related to information requested from the Intelligence Community,” according to a joint statement released by Nunes and Gowdy. “The officials committed to holding further discussions of these matters, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue next week to satisfy the Committee’s request.”

    What could cause the two congressmen to be so patient? My guess is that they learned that a criminal investigation is underway. In other words, the people who authorized the placing of a spy in the Trump campaign and other abuses will be indicted, and premature disclosure of this information could imperil the prosecution.

    Consider the already delayed DOJ inspector general’s report. I.G. Horowitz was expected to testify May 8, but that has been delayed until possibly June. There is reason to believe that criminal referrals will be part of that report and that indictments may be forthcoming following its completion.

  11. 2018 May 11 9:32 am
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    bc3b permalink

  12. 2018 May 11 9:33 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I am going to Indiana for a niece’s wedding so I won’t be around until late Sunday so the Ice Girls will be late in making their Sunday appearance.

  13. 2018 May 11 2:16 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I have a lot of respect for AFA, the Christian group who launched the Target boycott and in general sticks up for Deplorables.
    This is nice to see:

    It’s good to be heard in D.C. – for a change
    In April, I received an invitation from the White House to attend a briefing for leaders of conservative organizations. You never know about meetings like these. I have been to many that turned out to be just a dog and pony show without much substance. But that was not the case this time. About 40 groups were represented to hear directly from some of the top officials in the Trump administration, people who meet with the president on a regular basis.

    Full article here. AFA had both strong approval of Trump/Pence and strong reservations. They are solidly in the “approve” camp now due to demonstrated actions not talk.
    https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2018/05/called-to-dc/

  14. 2018 May 11 5:41 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    JR – may God grant you and your family mercy and kindness during these difficult times.

  15. 2018 May 11 6:06 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    Funny that the Starbucks rest room thing is being treated like they are. Practically restaurant chain did this from the get go. Welcome to the real world Starbucks!

  16. 2018 May 12 5:27 am
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    justrand permalink

    gnqanq…thank you. I NEVER knew this could be as tough as it has been…and likely will continue to be for a while.

    still, we plan to be back home and back to “normal” by mid next week

    any prayers still greatly appreciated. 🙂

  17. 2018 May 12 8:08 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    JR – God Bless.

    And now for something completely different, get your popcorn ready.

    https://twitter.com/Raman_Ghavami

    Raman Ghavami Retweeted

    Raman Ghavami

    @Raman_Ghavami
    May 8

    More
    H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
    That would be interesting.

  18. 2018 May 13 2:31 am
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    “and premature disclosure of this information could imperil the prosecution.”

    I call bs, as I do every time they claim national security concerns.

    9 – Yup.

    18 – haha, make it so, reveal a way – fuck it doesn’t even have to be true these days to do damage.

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