(Tea Party PAC) – You may have wondered through the course of the Russia-hoax-turned-Obamagate scandal as to exactly why the Obama-era intelligence communities began their probe into the Trump team in the first place.
Now, it has been revealed that the FBI originally opened their examination of the Trump-Russia allegations based on a third-hand “suggestion.”
Just the News reports that according to a declassified memo released on Friday, agents immediately flagged the strong limitations of the evidence that illegal foreign lobbying had occurred between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in 2016.
These revelations came from Judicial Watch, who obtained the electronic communication which marked the official inception of the counterintelligence investigation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane issued on July 31, 2016.
It shows that the criminal basis on which the probe was formed was based on suspected violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, but failed to identify a single episode of the law actually being violated.
Shocking, but hardly surprising.
Instead, it focused on a “suggestion” from Australian ambassador Alexander Downer that then-Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, might have been coordinating with Russia to release damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Remember, Papadopoulos was set up by the suspicious Deep State spy Mifsud in London in 2016 who attempted to bait him into appearing interested in this “dirt” on Clinton, but Papadopoulos failed to take the bait.
The rest is history. Shameful, shameful history.
The memo shows that notorious ex-FBI agent, the case agent in this case, Peter Strzok (pictured at top), even expressed doubts and reservations about the limitations of the evidence has he opened the probe. Imagine that!
The memo cited concerns that “suggestions from the Russians that they (the Russians) could assist the Trump campaign with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.”
Papadopoulos “suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from Russia” that it had damaging information, the memo said. But Strzok’s memo immediately noted the limitations of the allegations forwarded from the Australians.
“It was unclear whether he or the Russians were referring to material acquired publicly of through other means. It was also unclear how Mr. Trump’s team reacted to the offer,” the memo said.
According to Kevin Brock, former chief of intelligence for the FBI, the memo failed to meet the bureau’s strict standards for forming the basis of a criminal or counterintelligence case.
“There is nothing in the EC that meets the traditional thresholds for opening up a FARA or CI investigation,” Brock told Just the News. “It appears hastily constructed.”
The memo also contains evidence of other red flags, Brock explained, including that Strzok both drafted and approved the opening of his own investigation and originally segregated the memo so it could only be seen by “case participants” and not other FBI officials.
Asked whether as an FBI assistant director he would have approved opening Crossfire Hurricane based on what was in the memo, Brock said: “Not in a millions years. I wouldn’t have approved it as a squad supervisor either. This would have set off alarm bells in any FBI field for not meeting our standards for a predicate.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton agreed, saying the newly declassified memo revealed that there “was no serious basis for the Obama administration to launch an unprecedented spy operation on the Trump campaign.”
“We now have more proof that Crossfire Hurricane was a scam, based on absurd gossip and innuendo. This document is Exhibit A to Obamagate, the worst corruption scandal in American history,” Fitton said.