Video: FBI Official Is Under Criminal Investigation Over Altering Some Pretty Important Docs About The Trump Campaign
You know it’s bad when even CNN reports on this.
On Thursday it was reported by CNN and multiple media outlets that an FBI official is being investigated after allegedly altered a document connected to surveillance of a 2016 Trump campaign aid.
The altering of documents was discovered as part of the Justice Department’s Inspector General investigation into whether the FBI followed the law and policies while applying for a warrant to surveil former Trump aid Carter Page.
Senator Lindsey Graham reported that the full Inspector General report will be released on December 9th.
According to reports Inspector General Horowitz gave the changed document to John Durham who is leading the investigation the probe into the FBI. The document is a focus of a criminal investigation that has come out of the probe.
Sources familiar with the situation told CNN that during an interview with the Inspector General’s team a witness admitted to altering the document. FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith is the identified employee and he resigned from the FBI in September.
What’s even more interesting is that the document played a large part into the investigation of Carter Page.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 22, 2019
Attorney General Barr has been steadfast in getting to the bottom of just how corrupt the FBI was in handling the Russian hoax. I would put money on it that CNN is scrambling trying to figure out who the hell this is and if they are on their payroll.
Democrats are so concerned about this report that after a speech that Barr gave that scared the hell out of them, there were calls for his impeachment as well.
During a speech at the annual meeting of the conservative Federalist Society Barr said, “Unfortunately through the past few years we have seen these conflicts take on an entirely new character. Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration. The fact of the matter is: that in waging a scorched earth, no holds-barred war of resistance against this administration, it is the left that is engaged in the systemic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law.”
“This is a very dangerous and indeed incendiary notion to import into the politics of a Democratic republic,” Barr continued before the elite group of right-wing lawyers in Washington, D.C. “The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president.”
Below is a portion of that speech.
AG Bill Barr: “It is the left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law.” pic.twitter.com/tX7pmHBhNK
— The Hill (@thehill) November 16, 2019