Byron York Explains Republican Suspicions about the FBI

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

After the IG report, even Trey Gowdy has started to openly share in Republican suspicions of the deep state.

Republican suspicions are growing since the IG report came out. In fact, Trey Gowdy, who was sometimes talking like a swamp creature, seems to have changed his tune.

The “deep state” refers to unelected, embedded bureaucrats, especially in the intelligence “community,” as well as their allies in the media and their sponsors in the corporate world. Some Republicans are members. The GOP has sometime been part of it.

But now it’s becoming clear that the deep state, especially in the FBI, has been entirely captured by the DNC. Republicans are going to have to fight it.

Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner, “Byron York: What do Republicans suspect really happened in the FBI Trump-Russia investigation?

When did the investigation start? How did it start? What measures did the FBI, and its lawyers, and its informants employ? Getting facts out of the FBI has been a long and arduous task.

First to cause serious suspicion was the Trump dossier. Eyebrows were raised when investigators learned that the FBI, at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign, offered to hire a former British spy who was collecting allegations about Trump and Russia.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., pushed for information. Among other things, he learned that the former British spy, well-connected with the FBI, was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. […]

Then Nunes and others wondered: What did the bureau do with the sensational allegations in the dossier? That gave birth to the so-called “FISA abuse” investigation, when Republicans looked into whether the FBI used unverified allegations from the Trump dossier in proceedings before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court. It turned out the FBI did just that, to win a wiretap on Carter Page, who for a short time was a volunteer on candidate Trump’s foreign policy advisory board.

Congressional investigators came away with the impression that the FBI was hiding something. It was.

Now, Congress is trying to get information about the informant(s) the FBI used in the Trump-Russia probe, and precisely what those informants did.

As part of that line of inquiry, investigators have discovered a number of times in which Trump figures were approached, sometimes by people with FBI connections, with offers of derogatory information on Clinton. Each incident was before the FBI says it began the Trump-Russia investigation, code name Crossfire Hurricane, on July 31, 2016.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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