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Deep State's Page, Strzok Conducted FBI's Review to Classify Comey's Memos
2019-09-02
[Breitbart] NEW YORK ‐ Former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, the once romantically-linked duo infamous for their anti-Trump text messages, conducted the initial agency review of disgraced ex-FBI chief James Comey’s memos to determine whether the documents contained any potentially classified information.

Working on the initial classification review with Page and Strzok was another member of Comey’s inner circle, James A. Baker, the former FBI general counsel.

Those details were contained inside the report released last Thursday by the Justice Department’s inspector-general.

The IG report related that Strzok characterized himself, Page, Baker, and the Unit Chief of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Law Unit in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel as a "logical subset to sit and go through" Comey’s memos memorializing his conversations with Trump to determine classification.

Strzok told the FBI that it made sense that this team conducted the initial classification review because the members had a lot of "history and experience of working investigations relating to ... the disclosure of classified information," including the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.

That would be the same Clinton email investigation that became the subject of a separate 500-plus page IG report in June 2018 that was highly critical of actions taken by Comey and his team.

The IG report described an extraordinary system of communication set up between Page and former deputy director Andrew McCabe that bypassed the ordinary chain of command to communicate important information about the agency’s probe of Clinton’s email server. The method of communication involved Strzok, who was romantically involved with Page, sending information on the Clinton probe to McCabe through Page, the previous IG report found.
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Home Front: Politix
The road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces
2019-08-26
[The Hill] August in Washington can be the political equivalent of an elephant graveyard: One good rain can wash away the dirt and expose the bones of scandals past.

And this August did not disappoint. Thanks to the relentless investigative work of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), we are learning that the Hillary Clinton email case may not really be settled.

A staff memo updating the two senators’ long-running probe discloses that the FBI ‐ the version run in 2016 by the now-disgraced and fired James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok ‐ failed to pursue access to "highly classified" evidence that could have resolved important questions.

The failure to look at the evidence back in 2016 occurred even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was "necessary" to complete the investigation into Clinton’s improper transmission of classified emails ‐ some top-secret ‐ on her unsecure private email server, the memos show.

To make matters worse, the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) has known about that decision since at least 2018, thanks to the work of the DOJ’s internal watchdog, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, who provided DOJ leaders and Congress with a classified appendix explaining what happened.

But Johnson and Grassley have been unable to get answers for a year, even from Attorney General William Barr, about whether the FBI intends to look at the critical evidence it skipped back in 2016.

The Senate staff memo succinctly lays out just how egregious the FBI’s decision was in 2016.

The inspector general’s "appendix raised a number of serious questions because, as explained on page 154 of the unclassified DOJ IG report, the FBI decided not to seek access to certain highly classified information potentially relevant to the investigation despite members of the FBI case team referring to the review as a ’necessary’ part of the investigation," the Senate staff wrote.

"As a result of the findings in that appendix, Senator Grassley wrote a classified letter to DOJ on October 17, 2018, which remains unanswered. On January 15, 2019, at Mr. Barr’s nomination hearing, Senator Grassley asked Mr. Barr if he would answer the letter, if confirmed, to which he attested, ’Yes, Senator.’ On April 16, 2019, Senators Grassley, Johnson, and Graham sent a letter to Attorney General Barr reiterating the need for a written response to that letter."

The DOJ’s silence on the road that the FBI willfully chose not to take is all the more deafening given what we already know about the Clinton email case.

As I previously wrote, then-FBI Director Comey’s original draft findings in the Clinton case concluded her transmission of classified emails through an unsecure server was "grossly negligent," the legal standard supporting a felony charge under the Espionage Act.

And now we learn the FBI willfully chose to ignore highly classified evidence in the Clinton email case and has stonewalled Congress for a year on whether it intends to reexamine that evidence.

It’s exactly that sort of behavior that leaves many Americans wondering whether there are two systems of justice inside the FBI ‐ one for the Clintons, and one for the rest of the country.

So far little has occurred that is visible that would make one think that we are not a 2-tiered system of justice and that the FBI is not slow-walking information.
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The Hillary Clinton Email Saga Just Got A Lot Weirder
2019-08-18
BLUF:
[RED STATE] The depth of the cover-up involved in Hillary’s email illegality is absolutely breath-taking. The lengths they went to and the amount of people who were working to shift priorities and bury evidence seems almost inconceivable, yet we have the government documentation proving these things happened.

Despite all this, it looks like everyone is going to get away with it. The media still claim Obama had no scandals while the current DOJ is ignoring criminal referrals by the IG for figures like Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey. In fact, some of these people are so emboldened that they are now suing the government to get their full pensions. Meanwhile, others hide behind blanket immunity that was given for no logical reason whatsoever.

This is why so few people trusts our institutions. It’s also why the many conservatives who spent years insisting we treat the FBI/DOJ as sacrosanct were simply wrong. The corruption is blatantly evident. These were not people just trying to do their job and protect Americans. They were political actors that perverted the system of justice and that deserves the exposition it’s now getting.

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The depth of the cover-up involved in Hillary’s email illegality is absolutely breath-taking. The lengths they went to and the amount of people who were working to shift priorities and bury evidence seems almost inconceivable, yet we have the government documentation proving these things happened.

Despite all this, it looks like everyone is going to get away with it. The media still claim Obama had no scandals while the current DOJ is ignoring criminal referrals by the IG for figures like Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey. In fact, some of these people are so emboldened that they are now suing the government to get their full pensions. Meanwhile, others hide behind blanket immunity that was given for no logical reason whatsoever.

This is why so few people trusts our institutions. It’s also why the many conservatives who spent years insisting we treat the FBI/DOJ as sacrosanct were simply wrong. The corruption is blatantly evident. These were not people just trying to do their job and protect Americans. They were political actors that perverted the system of justice and that deserves the exposition it’s now getting.
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Home Front: Politix
Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created A Cryptic Gmail Account And Sent It Nearly All Of Hillary’s Emails
2019-08-17
  • [DAILYCALLER] All but four of Crooked Hillary Clinton
    ...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
    ’s 30,000 emails were copied, likely secretly, to a Gmail address called CarterHeavyIndustries@gmail.com,
    ...as I recall, that one was somehow connected to China, right?
    according to a new Senate report.

  • The FBI says that the account was linked to Paul Combetta, an IT aide Clinton hired who used BleachBit to destroy emails after they were subpoenaed and misled FBI agents.

  • Combetta said he sent all of her emails to the Gmail account as part of trying to copy them to a new server. Combetta was copying Clinton’s emails off of an old laptop that he was supposed send back in the mail, but there’s no evidence he returned it, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General.

  • When an intel agent discovered the copying to a third-party account, he said Peter Strzok seemed disinterested. The intel agency feared the email account could be a link to a foreign power, but the FBI refused to explain it to them.
Related:
Peter Strzok: 2019-08-10 Revealing the systemic coup between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele
Peter Strzok: 2019-08-07 Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok files wrongful termination suit
Peter Strzok: 2019-06-25 California's Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE
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Revealing the systemic coup between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele
2019-08-10
[COMMDIGINEWS] July congressional hearings reveal that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s team conducted a two-day interview in London with British ex-spy Remington Christopher Steele. Thus beginning to unpeel the onion on DOJ abuse of powers. Steele is the author of the unsubstantiated and salacious dossier attacking President Trump, creating the Russia Hoax.

The truth is coming home to roost.

The facts emerging are that Steele’s anti-Trump bias was well known at or about the November 2016 presidential election. Despite the many red flags, the DOJ, including operative Bruce Ohr’s bias, the initial FISA applications did rely on the dossier. A dossier that holds no truth.

Attorney General William Barr and the front man for John Durham both said that the focus of their investigation would be on "unauthorized surveillance" and "political surveillance". The Durham investigation will inevitably focus on John Brennan
...director of the CIA under the Obama administration. One of the deeper dwelling denizens of the Deep State, possibly even the guy who lit the match that launched the Russiagate coup attempt...
, James Clapper, and JamesThe spine of the FBI is the rule of law Comey
The disgraced, except in his own mind, former head of the FBI...
. The implications of what comes out will be earthshaking.

Before the FBI applied for its first FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had "continued concerns" about the "possible bias" of a source pivotal to the application. (FBI clashed with DOJ over potential ’bias’ of source for surveillance warrant: McCabe-Page texts) Nonetheless, Jim Comey signed off on the FISA warrant applications to surveil the Trump campaign.

This despite "an individual with links to the dossier" that was desperate that Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
lose the eleciton. Once Trump won, Steele, Strozk, Comey, and Ohr were all "passionate" about him not ascending to the presidency.

Related:
Michael Horowitz: 2019-08-01 AG Barr Uncovered 'Very Troubling Information' on 'Fraudulent' FISA Process
Michael Horowitz: 2019-07-23 Comey's inside man at White House emerges as DOJ inspector general finalizes FISA abuse report
Michael Horowitz: 2019-07-11 Trump dossier author Steele gets 16-hour DOJ grilling
Related:
Christopher Steele: 2019-07-31 Chris Wray's FBI continues to cover for Team Comey's Russia shenanigans
Christopher Steele: 2019-07-27 Mueller's Ignorance Of Fusion GPS Proves His Investigation Was A Sham
Christopher Steele: 2019-07-23 Comey's inside man at White House emerges as DOJ inspector general finalizes FISA abuse report
Related:
Bruce Ohr: 2019-07-20 GOP investigators seek Nellie Ohr's research for Fusion GPS on Trump family
Bruce Ohr: 2019-05-02 Rep. Meadows Files Criminal Referral Against Nellie Ohr After New Emails to DOJ About Russian Collusion Surface
Bruce Ohr: 2019-04-27 Trump Says He Will Declassify FBI’s Russia Probe Documents, ‘And Much More’
Related:
William Barr: 2019-08-07 Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok files wrongful termination suit
William Barr: 2019-07-14 AG Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul
William Barr: 2019-07-08 GOP Rep. King: ‘Severe, Serious Abuses' by FBI, CIA ‘Going to Come Out'
Related:
James Clapper: 2019-07-28 Clapper: Obama Ordered The Intelligence Assessment That Resulted In Mueller Investigation
James Clapper: 2019-06-25 Clapper Hears Barr's 'Chilling' Footsteps
James Clapper: 2019-06-16 Durham has questions for Brennan, NSA’s Mike Rogers has the answers
Related:
James Comey: 2019-08-08 Pres. Trump says he's considering a commutation for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blago: ‘I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly'
James Comey: 2019-08-05 'How Comey set a trap for prosecutors when leaking his memos
James Comey: 2019-08-02 Rep. Devin Nunes: James Comey having mismarked 'secret' memo at home was illegal
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Home Front: Politix
Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok files wrongful termination suit
2019-08-07
How utterly adorable. Still, it should keep him busy for a while, and out of more serious trouble.
[NYPOST] A former FBI agent who worked the feds’ investigation into Russian election meddling ‐ and who sent text messages slamming then-candidate Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
‐ filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to "unrelenting pressure" from the president when it fired him.

The suit from Peter Strzok also alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his political opinions, and that the Justice Department violated his privacy when it shared hundreds of his text messages with news hounds.

"The campaign to publicly vilify Special Agent Strzok contributed to the FBI’s ultimate decision to unlawfully terminate him," said the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, "as well as to frequent incidents of public and online harassment and threats of violence to Strzok and his family that began when the texts were first disclosed to the media and continue to this day."

The complaint, which names Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray as defendants, revives a controversy that conservative critics of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation called proof that the FBI was biased against Trump.
Related:
Peter Strzok: 2019-06-25 California's Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE
Peter Strzok: 2019-06-22 NYT reporter flagged Jared Kushner meetings with Russians to FBI
Peter Strzok: 2019-06-16 Durham has questions for Brennan, NSA’s Mike Rogers has the answers
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California's Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE
2019-06-25
[American Thinker] I thought it was satire, something cooked up by his political enemies.

You couldn't put out a less attractive video than the one Gavin Newsom did for illegal aliens on Twitter, advising them himself on how to obstruct ICE from any deportation maneuvers. And sure enough, he wasn't hacked ‐ it really was blue-checked he.

Leave aside the fact that he's the governor of a U.S. state, supposedly there to represent the interests of that state's citizens rather than those of the foreigners who come here without papers, quite illegally, and run up the tab using his state's services. They're his constituents, too, now, in fact, the ones whose interests he chooses to represent over those of the voters (oh, wait...). He's acting as Their Lawyer now, advising them how to thwart ICE like some National Lawyers Guild activist in how to obstruct the feds legally.

It's also insulting to voters. Newsom cited Proposition 187 in the 1990s as something "we've been through before," as if to say voters never approved this measure to keep illegals from using "free" U.S. services until it was overturned by the courts. And more creepy still, he cites the "three strikes" law, as if to acknowledge that illegals commit quite a few crimes while they are here sopping up the services. It's also well out of the realm of reality, given that voters polled say they aren't happy with his handing out of free health care to the foreign population here illegally in a bid to incentivize more to come.

But what a strange presentation it was. Play it with the sound down and look at how he tosses and tilts his head back and forth, kind of manically, his chemically whitened teeth flashing forced and fake smiles, and his eyes widening and eyebrows rising, up and down, up and down... It's kind of like Peter Strzok's forced performance in the spygate hearings over in Congress. He looks creepy.
The Justice Department should direct the FBI to intervene and assist ICE at the local level. If obstructed by local law enforcement or pols, issue a federal warrant for the arrest of the obstructionists and haul them away to a federal prison pending trial. That should put a stop to this bullshi*.
Related:
Gavin Newsom: 2019-06-04 Leslie Van Houten: Charles Manson cult member has release refused by California governor
Gavin Newsom: 2019-05-18 N.M. governor, who defied Trump by pulling Nat'l Guard troops from border, is paying the price
Gavin Newsom: 2019-04-12 The Frozen Ninth.
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Home Front: Politix
NYT reporter flagged Jared Kushner meetings with Russians to FBI
2019-06-22
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] A New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

news hound fed information about Jared Kushner meeting with Russians to the FBI, newly released emails show.

Journalist Michael Schmidt sent an email on March 24, 2017, to FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs Michael Kortan, stating that his colleagues were reporting on the FBI's Russia investigation and had stumbled onto some information about President Trump's son-in-law and top adviser.

"Wanted to flag you on something. Three of my colleagues are working on a story about the Russia investigation. They’re told that Jared Kushner is among the individuals who the F.B.I. is scrutinizing for their meetings with Russians," Schmidt said. "My colleagues were told that Ambassador Kislyak, after meeting Kushner and General Flynn in early December at Trump Tower, set up a meeting with Kushner and a Russian banker. Kushner ultimately met with the Russian banker. The banker worked for Alpha Bank. Thanks. Mike."

Kortan forwarded the email to FBI special agent Peter Strzok, who was leading the bureau's Russia investigation, and Jonathan Moffa, an FBI counterintelligence officer.

The Washington Examiner has reached out to Schmidt for comment.

The email was obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, released in response to a May 21 court order by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to the FBI to process 13,000 pages of records. Thursday's release by Judicial Watch, which it claimed to show "FBI-media collusion," also revealed interactions between the FBI and other media outlets, including ProPublica asking for a fact check for an upcoming report.

An email exchange on April 10, 2017, involving Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and other bureau officials, appears to be about getting a preview of an upcoming Times report. "The editing is nearing completion and we have one last shot to hear what the end result is. Do you have time later today or tomorrow that is convenient for a listening session? Likely by phone in Mike’s office," said an email that was part of the thread with the subject line "NYT Last Shot."
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Fifth Column
Durham has questions for Brennan, NSA’s Mike Rogers has the answers
2019-06-16
[COMMDIGINEWS] US Attorney John Durham is looking at the Intelligence Community Assessment from October 2016. And Durham is asking CIA officials some pointed questions. About how it came to its discredited, partisan conclusions? Who was involved? How did they manipulate the process? Who is part of the origins of the Russia hoax conspiracy? Does Mike Rogers have the answers?

You remember John Brennan
...director of the CIA under the Obama administration. One of the deeper dwelling denizens of the Deep State, possibly even the guy who lit the match that launched the Russiagate coup attempt...
’s Intelligence Community Assessment. This is the document where 17 US intelligence agencies all "unanimously" concluded that Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
personally authorized FSB operations designed to favor Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
and harm Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
in the 2016 election.

The implication was, of course, that Trump was possibly a Russian agent.

Except it wasn’t 17 agencies as only four were involved in making the actual assessment. The CIA, DNI, DOJ, and NSA. Only three people were part of formulating the document. John Brennan, James Clapper, and the infamous Peter Strzok.

Strzok keeps popping up at every phase of the Russia hoax. The Mifsud, Downer, Halper frame job of George Papadopoulos. Launching the counterintelligence investigation against Donald Trump.

Strzok was reportedly JamesThe spine of the FBI is the rule of law Comey
The disgraced, except in his own mind, former head of the FBI...
’s ongoing liaison with John Brennan. He apparently is the principal author of the Intelligence Community Assessment, with input from Brennan and Clapper. How convenient.

The report was never circulated to the other 13 intelligence agencies for comment. Most significantly the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the State Department intelligence services were all excluded from the review process.

The DIA has enormous expertise in Russia and cyber warfare. Presumably the focus of the Intelligence Community Assessment. Brennan and Strzok clearly didn’t want anyone messing with his special partisan garden party. Or contradicting their strident and deliberately defamatory conclusions.

But there were enormous flies in the ointment that were overlooked when the "unanimous" estimate was leaked to the press in October of 2016. It wasn’t "unanimous" at all.

Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and Strzok, on behalf of the CIA, DNI and DOJ, had "high confidence" in the extremely volatile and partisan conclusions. But Admiral Mike Rogers at the NSA had only "moderate confidence" in the conclusions. He had good reason to doubt the Intelligence Community Assessment.

Mike Rogers knew that Brennan, Clapper, and Comey had been illegally accessing NSA programs to spy on American citizens on behalf of the Obama White House since 2012.

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Dick Morris: The Brits Played A Large Role In The Russian Collusion Hoax
2019-06-10
[Red State] Obviously, much of the spying, the use of FBI informants to infiltrate the Trump campaign, took place on British soil. The incident that the FBI claims triggered them to open an counterintelligence investigation into candidate Donald Trump, a conversation between Australian diplomat Alexander Downer and Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, took place in a London bar. Stefan Halper, a professor at Cambridge University, met with several Trump campaign junior advisors in London as well.

We also know that the day after Peter Strzok, who at the time led the FBI’s Counterespionage Division, opened the investigation into the Trump campaign, he hopped on a plane to London. We know from texts between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page he was accompanied by another, more senior FBI official as well. Testimony from other FBI officials have pointed to a London connection as well.

In the video below, political analyst Dick Morris discusses the role played by the British intelligence community in the hoax against candidate Trump and the reasons why the Brits were strongly hoping for a Hillary Clinton victory. Trump worried the British elite, Morris says. "He questioned the value of NATO, he said it might be obsolete. He openly endorsed Brexit which they strongly opposed...Then, when he started to say nice things about Putin, praising his leadership style and saying that he could do business with him, that set off alarm bells throughout London." According to Morris:
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Judicial Watch: Strzok-Page Emails Suggest Clinton Email Investigation Was ‘A JOKE'
2019-06-05
[Daily Caller] FBI emails released by a conservative watchdog group Monday suggest the bureau was lax in its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Judicial Watch obtained the 218 pages of emails between former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and agency lawyer Lisa Page. The activist group says the documents demonstrate how the FBI showed "special treatment" towards the former secretary of state and her lawyer.

"These incredible documents show the leadership of the FBI rushed to give Hillary Clinton her FBI interview report shortly before the election," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a news release. "And the documents also show the FBI failed to timely document interviews in the Clinton email ’matter’ ‐ further confirming the whole investigation was a joke." (RELATED: Liz Cheney: Strzok-Page Text Messages ’Could Well Be Treason)

The emails focus on what the bureau calls "302s" ‐ reports that document what was said during an interview between an agent and a witness. Page reportedly notes in one email that no such 302 was completed in four instances during the Clinton investigation. The lawyer, who was involved in an affair with Strzok at the time, did not go into details as to why there was such an oversight.
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Who Ran Crossfire Hurricane? Barr's investigators should focus on John Brennan and Gina Haspel.
2019-06-04
[American Spectator] Crossfire Hurricane" ‐ the melodramatic code name for the FBI/CIA spy operation on candidate Trump and his early presidency ‐ was run for the FBI by then-FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, Special Agent Peter Strzok, and a few others.

Then-CIA director John Brennan ran it for the CIA. Brennan had to have help, but who was it? A lot of evidence points to the CIA’s then-chief of station in London in 2016-2017, and now the Director of Central Intelligence, Gina Haspel.

President Trump claimed that the FBI and CIA’s spying on his campaign and early presidency was treason. Attorney General William Barr said that, legally, it wasn’t.
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