Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Justice Department Forced To Open Probe of FBI Sting Operation against Trump Campaign

May 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Trump on Sunday finished off a string of nine tweets tearing into the fraud of “witchhunt” against him, with the announcement,

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes—and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

Within hours, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the Justice Department Inspector General (IG) had just been tasked with investigating whether the FBI surveilled President Trump’s campaign for “inappropriate purposes,” promising to “take appropriate action” if that had occurred. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued a contorted statement attempting to preserve the lie that Russians had interfered in the presidential election, while specifying that the investigation into

“impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election”

will be now be included in the IG’s ongoing “review” of the legality of the FBI/DOJ Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application to open surveillance of the Trump campaign, who will refer “any potential criminal activity” to a U.S. Attorney.

In other words, the higher-ups who deployed Stefan Halper, a longtime CIA operative with extensive ties to George H.W. Bush and British foreign intelligence MI6, to run a typical FBI sting operation to set up the Trump campaign for the charge of “working with Russians,” could soon face criminal charges.

No wonder Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan went ballistic. Brennan retweeted Trump’s tweet on ordering an investigation, accompanied by a threat to the Republican leadership to shut down any such investigation, “or else.” Brennan wrote:

“Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.”

President Trump took note of Brennan’s hysteria today, retweeting a tweet from conservative commentator Dan Bongino on how “John Brennan is panicking.... This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation.... He’s worried about staying out of Jail.”

An hour later, Trump followed up with his own tweet: “The Wall Street Journal asks, WHERE IN THE WORLD WAS BARACK OBAMA? A very good question!”

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