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02/04/2019 / By JD Heyes
Most fair-minded Americans, regardless of their political inclinations, know and understand that former President Obama corrupted the Justice Department, the FBI, and a good swath of the intelligence community, all with the blessing of a “mainstream” media, in their quest to undermine and destroy POTUS Donald Trump.
For the cardinal sin of winning an election fair and square in defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, one of the most corrupt, self-serving politicians in the modern era, POTUS was targeted by the Obama-led Deep State with smears, lies, and a false narrative about “colluding with Russia to steal the election.”
One of the central figures in this, the grand master of all political hoaxes, was former FBI Director James Comey, fired by POTUS Trump for being as corrupt and contemptible as the woman he tried to get elected.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit, “Mr. Integrity” Comey flat-out lied to Congress, under oath, when he blamed an underling for not informing the Legislative Branch for nine months that his bureau had launched an investigation into a presidential campaign — Trump’s.
That junior-ranking official, former FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap, refuted Comey’s claim and laid the blame directly at his feet for deciding not to tell Congress what his bureau was doing.
As Jeff Carlson at Epoch Times reported further, closed-door testimony by Priestap revealed that a handpicked group of operatives and agents actually ran the Trump operation as well as the so-called “investigation” into Hillary’s criminal abuse of classified emails — cutting the top intel official out of key meetings and decision-making.
In June 2018 testimony, Priestap told lawmakers that FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and analyst Jonathan Moffa were mostly “driving the train” in terms of “Spygate” — the operation to undermine POTUS Trump.
The former intelligence section chief provided lawmakers with details about unusual circumstances he inherited when he took over his division in January 2016, months after Trump had formally declared his candidacy and began rising in GOP polls.
One of the details pertains to Comey’s testimony to Congress regarding the FBI’s ‘standard practice’ of advising lawmakers about high-profile counterintelligence investigations — and clearly, the investigation into the candidacy of a major political party candidate would qualify.
In March 2017 testimony, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), asked the former FBI director about the bureau’s notification requirements for Congress and the Executive Branch regarding such probes. Specifically, Stefanik wanted to know the “typical protocols” for notifying the Director of National Intelligence, the White House and “senior congressional leadership.” (Related: Why U.S. intelligence reporting on “Trump-Russia collusion” is extremely deceptive.)
“There is a practice of a quarterly briefing on sensitive cases to the chair and ranking of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees,” he said.
Following that up, Stefanik asked if Comey had notified the DNI, White House, or appropriate congressional leadership.
“It’s a good question,” he responded. “Congressional leadership, some time recently. …Obviously, the Department of Justice has been aware all along.” He added that he briefed newly appointed DNI Dan Coats on his first morning in office.
The congresswoman then asked Comey why the FBI waited until March 2017 to notify Congress after opening a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016 — some three full quarters later. Well, he responded because “it was a matter of such sensitivity that we wouldn’t include it in quarterly briefings.”
Stefanik pressed: “When you state our decision, is that your decision? Is that usually your decision what gets briefed in those quarterly updates?”
Comey replied, “No, it’s usually the decision of the head of our counterintelligence division.”
Priestap, in other words — who testified that statement wasn’t accurate.
“Mr. Comey was involved in those notifications, I was not,” he told lawmakers. “I don’t instruct Mr. Comey, nor did I ever instruct him to do anything.”
Pressed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio,) on “who made the decision not to brief Congress in this particular instance,” Priestap replied clearly, “Mr. Comey.”
When is the FBI SWAT team going to bust in on him at the crack of dawn like they just did to Roger Stone?
Read more about the corruption of the Deep State at DeepState.news.
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