While most think of the FBI as an agency that investigates crime, its real function is to serve as an intelligence agency which discredits or “neutralizes” opponents of the Deep State. Sometimes those who the FBI believes need to be neutralized are the very presidents and congressmen with responsibility to oversee the FBI. How are these officials neutralized? It’s been an open secret for decades. Even the pro-government and government-funded Public Broadcasting System reported in a 1993 documentary that “For nearly 50 years, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover amassed secret files on America’s most prominent figures, files he used to smear and control presidents and politicians.”
The FBI’s misuse of the information it collects continues. While still President-Elect, Donald Trump criticized the Intelligence Community, causing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to warn: “if you take on the Intelligence Community they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you.” No truer words have ever been uttered by a politician. Members of Congress often have their own secrets to hide and do not want to provoke an agency that has a secret file on their lives and careers.
President Trump was not like those who came before him who were willing to make peace with the creatures who live in the D.C. Swamp. Worried that a President Trump would be uncontrollable, the FBI began investigating Trump. The FBI claimed the reason was to find out whether Russian agents were interfering in the 2016 election — but that was a lie. Actually, it was the FBI that was spreading the Trump-Russian Collusion hoax.
The FBI’s anti-Trump operation, “Crossfire Hurricane,” was launched when the Trump Campaign was in high gear — July 2016, according to a Justice Department Inspector General Report (IG Report). Providing fuel for the FBI operation was the now-infamous “Steele Dossier,” compiled by ex-British agent Christopher Steele.
Among the claims in the Steele Dossier was the claim that Naval Academy graduate Carter Page and a Trump advisor was a Russian agent. That same IG Report demonstrates the FBI knew that story was not true. (IG Report, p. viii.) The FBI filed falsified information with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain authorization to wiretap Carter Page, thus providing access to much of the Trump Campaign. The FBI concealed from congressional investigators, and the FISA Court, that Steele was being paid by Trump’s opponent — the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The FBI renewed its FISA surveillance request three more times. By the fourth time, the agent who filed the sworn statement with the Court stated that he wanted a definite answer as to whether Page was a foreign agent before filing the statement. So FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith took an email from another agency discussing Page’s actual involvement as a source for the CIA, added the words “not a source” to the discussion of Page’s work for the CIA, and forwarded it on for presentation to the FISA Court. (IG Report p. xi.) So the FBI, knowing that Page was actually providing intelligence to the CIA, swore to the FISA Court that he was a Russian agent instead, in order to obtain permission to spy on the Trump campaign.
The FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” involved FBI agents at all levels of the Bureau. Whether you like Trump or not, the FBI’s leading role in the Russia hoax demonstrates that the agency has never stopped working to neutralize its opponents — up to and including the President of the United States — to preserve the grip of the Deep State over our nation.