Only by neutralizing McCabe, removing him, and discrediting him could Trump evade the greatest risk he faced — a counterintelligence investigation into his Russian dealings.
That truncated FBI investigation that needs to be resumed immediately.
New revelations about Mueller’s investigation raise serious questions about how and why Rosenstein…
Donald Trump was never investigated to determine if he is a Russian agent or asset, according to an explosive book published today by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. In Trump v. The…
“Donald Trump was never investigated to determine if he is a Russian agent or asset, according to an explosive book published today by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter.”
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|There Was No Russia Investigation|
There was no Russia investigation. Let’s say it again for those in the back. There was no Russia investigation.
It sounds like the oddest thing to say. Didn’t we spend the better part of three years covering the Russia investigation every day? The part where the Trump campaign most certainly absolutely did collude with Russia to “win” the election, as confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recent Russia report, and, if you could get through it, the Mueller Report? And the part where Donald Trump obstructed that investigation at every turn? Did we … imagine all that?
No, we did not. Let us explain.
The news, broken by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt in his new book Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President, is that former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein secretly manipulated the parameters of the Russia investigation during the handoff between the regular FBI investigation and the beginning of newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Specifically, Rosenstein got rid of the counterintelligence portion of the investigation, the part that was supposed to actually figure out whether or not Donald Trump is a fucking Russian intelligence asset or agent, witting or unwitting.
Schmidt explains in the Times, in a piece adapted from his book:
In other words, Rosenstein did the cover-up for Donald Trump LOOOOOOONG before Bill Barr was doing cover-ups for Trump.
There was no Russia investigation. At least not the way we thought.
Mueller told Congress he passed counterintelligence findings to the FBI, because he thought they were doing something with them. There were FBI agents embedded in his investigation, taking that information and transferring it to the FBI for that specific purpose. Mueller’s remit from Rosenstein was to find crimes, and nothing more. And he found quite a few! Schmidt reports that Rosenstein instructed Mueller that if he felt like he needed to broaden his inquiry, he could always come and ask, but again, he thought the FBI was actually handling that side. Mueller was still under that impression when he testified to Congress in July of 2019, after releasing his report, which had no classified information in it.
“Lacked sufficient reason”? Well golly goddammit, Rod, maybe if you’d read Wonkette you’d know more about what the fuck went on between July 2016, when the Russian election attack went public, and May 2017, when Trump fired Comey to end the Russia investigation. Mission accomplished, we guess!
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