This past week Special Counsel John Durham went into federal court to begin the trial of Igor Danchenko for lying to the FBI as part of the Russia Collusion scam. However, while the outcome of this specific case is important, what has been exposed is—more importantly—the larger picture of corruption at the highest levels of the FBI.
My observations here are not aimed at the field level FBI agents across the country who I have no reason to believe don’t honor their oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and who do the best they can to perform their duties professionally and in a non-partisan manner. My aim here is the vindictive, highly partisan, and traitorous political appointees at the very top of the FBI.
We have known for many years that in 2016 the FBI initiated its corrupt Crossfire Hurricane investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign had been “colluding” with Russians. The predicate of this investigation was extremely weak information—essentially gossip—from a low-level aide named George Papadopoulous.
At that time, the FBI also began to receive information from former British spy Christopher Steele including a “dossier” paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign containing demonstrably false information about then-candidate Trump to support this corrupt narrative of Trump’s alleged complicity with Russia. Steele, we have since learned, worked on behalf of the Clinton campaign and fed his false allegations to a happily receptive, eager-to-collude FBI.
However, what our nation did not know was the stunning fact noted by Kimberly Strassel in the Wall Street Journal. “The FBI rushed to meet with Mr. Steele in early October 2016. It had undertaken no due diligence on its source and had been unable to verify a single dossier claim (and never would). At that meeting, it nonetheless took the astonishing step of offering Mr. Steele “up to $1 million” in taxpayer dollars to verify his own information. Usually, Ms. Strassel notes, the FBI pays another party to verify a source report.” (WSJ 10-14-2022.)
Steele never has and never could verify anything! And yet, the information in the Dossier had already been used, and would continue to be used, by the FBI to fabricate probable cause to obtain four secret FISA warrants used to tap Trump Tower and spy on another Trump campaign staffer.
It gets even worse but what we outlined here is sufficient.
All of this information is publicly available but national “media” and social media further perpetuated this fraud through their obvious double standard in the way they ignored and actively suppressed the Clinton-Russia Hoax corruption story which is demonstrably true; as contrasted with the media’s saturation coverage of the demonstrably false allegation of Trump-Russia collusion as Robert Mueller and his team were reluctantly forced to conclude following the expenditure of $32 million taxpayer dollars and 18 months of futile investigation to try to “get Trump.”
Conclusions to be drawn:
Our U.S. Intelligence Agencies like the FBI have been weaponized for partisan politics. We can no longer trust our law enforcement agencies to investigate, prosecute and try people on a non-partisan basis. The existence of a federal investigation may or may not be rooted in real evidence of criminal actions, depending on the politics and viewpoint of the target of the investigation.
See also the 2020 Hunter Biden laptop story which the dishonest media and Big Tech only now, in March 2022, acknowledge was a major, verified story. Polling demonstrated that 14.6 percent of Biden voters would have voted differently had they known about the evidence of international influence peddling contained on Hunter Biden’s laptop. This would have changed the result of the 2020 election, decided by 44,000 votes in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Georgia.
Will justice ever be served? It will be difficult given the power of Big Tech and the Deep State but I’m hopeful a new Republican Congress, using subpoena power, will hold hearings to shine a light into this political and governmental corruption.
These Durham filings again make clear that we are at a point in American history that a presumption of falsity and untrustworthiness must be made whenever our national media or government institutions make a “statement” regarding the “news.” There is simply no reason to believe them at face value, and every reason not to.
Royal Alexander is a Shreveport attorney