Mueller and the FBI crossed the line with this awful plan to frame Trump
The depth of the FBI’s hatred toward Donald Trump continues to shock and appall millions of Americans.
But no one knew just how far it went.
Now the cat’s out of the bag and the American people saw Robert Mueller and the FBI cross the line with this awful plan to frame Donald Trump.
The New York Times broke a bombshell story on Friday reporting that after Trump fired James Comey in May 2017, the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation to see if the President was taking orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Robert Mueller assumed control over this probe when he was appointed shortly thereafter.
The New York Times reports:
Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, took over the inquiry into Mr. Trump when he wasappointed, days after F.B.I. officials opened it. That inquiry is part of Mr. Mueller’s broader examination of how Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates conspired with them. It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it.
The criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation, former law enforcement officials said in interviews in recent weeks, because if Mr. Trump had ousted the head of the F.B.I. to impede or even end the Russia investigation, that was both a possible crime and a national security concern. The F.B.I.’s counterintelligence division handles national security matters.
Buried deep in the Times’ story is the fact that the investigation turned up no evidence.
That’s because it was based on the hoax Christopher Steele dossier.
Now, many Trump supporters are demanding a special counsel investigate the FBI and their decision to try and override the 2016 election by framing Trump for working with the Russians.