It’s taken that long because in the era of Trump, there were so few good reporters willing to investigate what actually happened.
One of them is John Solomon of Just the News.
For the past couple of years, first at The Hill and then running his own operation, Solomon has broken several stories providing intimate details behind the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” ‘counterintelligence operation’ that sought to ensnare as many of Trump’s surrogates as possible, up to and including the president himself, in a lie that would drive them all from office.
Late last month, Solomon managed to obtain new documentation indicating that a long-time CIA asset, Stephen Halper, agreed to become a confidential human source (CHS) for the bureau and record his various contacts with Trump campaign officials in order to frame out the collusion narrative and make it seem real.
In particular, Solomon was able to obtain FBI memos and copies of Form 302 — interview notes — that show clearly there was never any reason to go through with the operation because there was never any evidence at all of any collusion.
Despite secret recordings showing Carter Page clearly had no idea about any Russian connections to the campaign, or people within it; and despite Page clearly rebuking any effort to draw those inferences; the FBI still went forward with a Title-1 FISA surveillance warrant against Page and never informed the court of the exculpatory recordings.
The memos and 302s show the FBI told Halper in August 2016 (when Trump’s campaign had already steamrolled his 16 competitors and he was skyrocketing in the polls) not to focus on George Papadopoulos first but Page instead, whom the bureau described as an “opportune target.” Papadopoulos’ code name was Crossfire Typhoon (CT), while Page’s was Crossfire Dragon (CD), according to the memos.
“The main goal of the operation is to have CD admit that he has direct knowledge of and is either helping coordinate or assisting the RF [Russian Federation] conduct an active measure campaign with the ‘Trump Team,’” said an Aug. 24, 2016 report providing details of the bureau’s interactions that week with Halper.
If getting Page to implicate Trump and the campaign failed, then the FBI “team would then change its posture and move forward with an operation against CROSSFIRE TYPHOON,” said the report.
More than anything, this was a deep state operation to get their ‘preferred’ candidate into the White House, as Halper himself essentially admitted. (Related: Man charged with plotting and participating in Capitol incident was former FBI section chief with top-secret security clearance.)
“I believe [Hillary] Clinton would be best for US-UK relations and for relations with the European Union. Clinton is well-known, deeply experienced and predictable. US-UK relations will remain steady regardless of the winner although Clinton will be less disruptive over time,” he said, according to the uncovered memos.
Trump was an inexperienced, foul-mouthed cretin, you see; his presence in the Oval Office threatened to disrupt or undo decades’ worth of work setting America up as the global patsy.
As for Halper, this wasn’t his first rodeo. The New York Times reported 35 years ago that he was involved in an undercover operation to ‘obtain’ information on President Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign and provide it to then-GOP nominee Ronald Reagan.
In the end, we find out that Obama and his deep state cabal were so fearful of Trump and his promises to actually ‘drain the swamp’ they went all-out to depose him in one of the most outrageous scandals in the history of our country.
Worse, we see historically how the deep state has operated for decades to undermine the will of the American people who ‘they’ believe really don’t have a say in who they want to lead them.
See more reporting like this at DeepState.news.