At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

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  • Alice Hess

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    These government criminals will get off. They always do. I have no confidence that anything will change, with the level of hatred & dementia I now see. My heart is broken, my country is dead.

  • Amelia Little

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    It's another smh moment when the democrats are obsessed with President Trump's tax returns and demanding AG Barr and Trump Jr to testify (again, and for Trump Jr again and again and again) and subpoening documents and making a big deal of it, but, golly, don't worry about subpoenaed information from hilary that didn't come through, and from the DOJ and FBI. I guess anything to try to draw attention from the wrong-doings of the obama administration, the DNC, hilary, the FBI, the DOJ. They certainly don't want the American people to know where and to whom all this will ultimately lead. I haven't heard comey or the left disparage mueller for his finding of no collusion, no obstruction even though he was hand picked to make the opposite findings.

  • William Douglas

    05/10/2019 11:39 AM

    If Wray is still covering for the prior administration the State is indeed very Deep. Impeach Trump, turn over the full unredacted Mueller teport even thpugh it is against thet law, hold Barr in contemp...they are grasping at anything to cover up pure corruption. When will we see a BLOCKBUSTER event that even NYT, WAPO, CNN, MSNBC can't ignore? We"re waiting.

  • Michael Wilson

    05/10/2019 11:37 AM

    Why didn't the republicans start an investigation Two 1/2 years ago when they controlled the house and senate? If they had done so the Mueller report would not have gotten off the ground and wasted 35 million of tax payer dollars. Now we have to deal with the idiot democrats !! What really makes me mad is the Trump supporters thought the mid-term were not that important and get off of there asses and vote, if this happens in 2020 our country will be doomed.

  • Noel Myers Pedro

    05/10/2019 11:35 AM

    Okay, now everything we suspected has been verified...all the way back to the DNC and Hil-liar-y and the ridiculous dossier and we further know ftom chitty-chat between "The Lovers" that Obama knew as well since he insisted on being "in the loop". WHEN IS THE ROUND-UP LEADING TO A GALLOWS BEING ERECTED ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN GONNA HAPPEN??? Or maybe a firing squad??? Now THAT would be awesome since the Libs are so keen on overturning the second amendment!! And here's an idea for your show...a "Where-are-they-now" segment featuring first Huma Avedin...

  • Deborah Rice

    05/10/2019 11:32 AM

    How long can CNN, MSNBC, ECT ignore the complete innocence of President Trump. It is time for them to step up and admit Comey and his band of deceivers scamed the American people!

  • James Evart

    05/10/2019 11:30 AM

    What perfect timing, just before the 2020 elections the Democrats are exposed for who they are. Sure, this information could have been exposed earlier for our country's edification and peace, but doing it now is for our countries preservation and ultimate good. Our PRESIDENT is to be honored and applauded for his insight and wisdom.

  • Timothy Spears

    05/10/2019 11:29 AM

    I’m a 51 year old high school drop out that finished the 10th grade.
    Obviously I’m not educated but I do process some common sense.
    I read Gregg Jarrets book & have followed this Russia Hoax closely.
    This attempted COUP looks like the German government of the mid to late 1930’s!
    The top 4 people in the FBI the top four in the DOJ were secretly trying to overthrow the POTUS! with the help of the previous POTUS!
    This is not MY opinion this is FACT as Jarret points out in his book!
    The Russian collusion was in fact there with Hillary Clinton and her deal with Putin on her Uranium deal with him. 30k emails busted up servers etc would put anyone else in the USA UNDER the prison.
    So an uneducated 51 year old redneck hillbilly can see and PROVE this but the entire Democratic Party can’t?
    I’m waiting for someone to just stand up in a town hall or any where else and just look at Pelosi and say STOP QUITLYING we refuse to partake in your blatant INSULT of the American people anymore!

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    05/10/2019 11:06 AM

    Governor Mike,

    Re the FBI spying. It's de rigeur for politicians to praise the FBI, and say "only a few" agents have gone off the rails. How quickly we forget! The FBI has a long history of political activity and abuse of citizens. The FBI HQ building in Washington is named for one of the most shameful characters to ever be in government, J. Edgar Hoover.

    And, having worked with the FBI numerous times over the course of an almost 54 year career in the Defense Department, I can tell you they are not always the sharpest knife in the drawer. I've seen more than one DOD operation or investigation torpedoed by the FBI because they had congressional testimony coming up, and wanted what we called a B4 (Bureau budget boosting bust) to brag about before congress. I think we need to abolish the FBI, start over with a new law enforcement agency that has rigorous congressional controls. The agents that work for the FBI now could apply for jobs and be given hiring priority at the new agency, provided they are cleared of any political actions while working for the FBI.

At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

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  • Alice Hess

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    These government criminals will get off. They always do. I have no confidence that anything will change, with the level of hatred & dementia I now see. My heart is broken, my country is dead.

  • Amelia Little

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    It's another smh moment when the democrats are obsessed with President Trump's tax returns and demanding AG Barr and Trump Jr to testify (again, and for Trump Jr again and again and again) and subpoening documents and making a big deal of it, but, golly, don't worry about subpoenaed information from hilary that didn't come through, and from the DOJ and FBI. I guess anything to try to draw attention from the wrong-doings of the obama administration, the DNC, hilary, the FBI, the DOJ. They certainly don't want the American people to know where and to whom all this will ultimately lead. I haven't heard comey or the left disparage mueller for his finding of no collusion, no obstruction even though he was hand picked to make the opposite findings.

  • William Douglas

    05/10/2019 11:39 AM

    If Wray is still covering for the prior administration the State is indeed very Deep. Impeach Trump, turn over the full unredacted Mueller teport even thpugh it is against thet law, hold Barr in contemp...they are grasping at anything to cover up pure corruption. When will we see a BLOCKBUSTER event that even NYT, WAPO, CNN, MSNBC can't ignore? We"re waiting.

  • Michael Wilson

    05/10/2019 11:37 AM

    Why didn't the republicans start an investigation Two 1/2 years ago when they controlled the house and senate? If they had done so the Mueller report would not have gotten off the ground and wasted 35 million of tax payer dollars. Now we have to deal with the idiot democrats !! What really makes me mad is the Trump supporters thought the mid-term were not that important and get off of there asses and vote, if this happens in 2020 our country will be doomed.

  • Noel Myers Pedro

    05/10/2019 11:35 AM

    Okay, now everything we suspected has been verified...all the way back to the DNC and Hil-liar-y and the ridiculous dossier and we further know ftom chitty-chat between "The Lovers" that Obama knew as well since he insisted on being "in the loop". WHEN IS THE ROUND-UP LEADING TO A GALLOWS BEING ERECTED ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN GONNA HAPPEN??? Or maybe a firing squad??? Now THAT would be awesome since the Libs are so keen on overturning the second amendment!! And here's an idea for your show...a "Where-are-they-now" segment featuring first Huma Avedin...

  • Deborah Rice

    05/10/2019 11:32 AM

    How long can CNN, MSNBC, ECT ignore the complete innocence of President Trump. It is time for them to step up and admit Comey and his band of deceivers scamed the American people!

  • James Evart

    05/10/2019 11:30 AM

    What perfect timing, just before the 2020 elections the Democrats are exposed for who they are. Sure, this information could have been exposed earlier for our country's edification and peace, but doing it now is for our countries preservation and ultimate good. Our PRESIDENT is to be honored and applauded for his insight and wisdom.

  • Timothy Spears

    05/10/2019 11:29 AM

    I’m a 51 year old high school drop out that finished the 10th grade.
    Obviously I’m not educated but I do process some common sense.
    I read Gregg Jarrets book & have followed this Russia Hoax closely.
    This attempted COUP looks like the German government of the mid to late 1930’s!
    The top 4 people in the FBI the top four in the DOJ were secretly trying to overthrow the POTUS! with the help of the previous POTUS!
    This is not MY opinion this is FACT as Jarret points out in his book!
    The Russian collusion was in fact there with Hillary Clinton and her deal with Putin on her Uranium deal with him. 30k emails busted up servers etc would put anyone else in the USA UNDER the prison.
    So an uneducated 51 year old redneck hillbilly can see and PROVE this but the entire Democratic Party can’t?
    I’m waiting for someone to just stand up in a town hall or any where else and just look at Pelosi and say STOP QUITLYING we refuse to partake in your blatant INSULT of the American people anymore!

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    05/10/2019 11:06 AM

    Governor Mike,

    Re the FBI spying. It's de rigeur for politicians to praise the FBI, and say "only a few" agents have gone off the rails. How quickly we forget! The FBI has a long history of political activity and abuse of citizens. The FBI HQ building in Washington is named for one of the most shameful characters to ever be in government, J. Edgar Hoover.

    And, having worked with the FBI numerous times over the course of an almost 54 year career in the Defense Department, I can tell you they are not always the sharpest knife in the drawer. I've seen more than one DOD operation or investigation torpedoed by the FBI because they had congressional testimony coming up, and wanted what we called a B4 (Bureau budget boosting bust) to brag about before congress. I think we need to abolish the FBI, start over with a new law enforcement agency that has rigorous congressional controls. The agents that work for the FBI now could apply for jobs and be given hiring priority at the new agency, provided they are cleared of any political actions while working for the FBI.

At this point, it is incontrovertible that the FBI deliberately misled the FISA court to get a warrant to spy (yes, SPY) on the 2016 Trump campaign.

 

On Thursday night, according to investigative reporter John Solomon at THE HILL, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina confirmed with government officials that State Department notes about Christopher Steele’s partisan goals for his “dossier” were indeed transmitted to the FBI before they applied for the FISA warrant. By the time they applied for the warrant, they were in possession of four pieces of information that discredited Steele’s “evidence.” Here’s how Solomon breaks it down:

 

1) Christopher Steele had broken his FBI agreement by going to the State Department, as revealed in notes taken by State Department official Kathleen Kavalec and SHARED WITH THE FBI.

 

2) Steele had given the State Department what Kavalec identified as false information.

 

3) Steele had made it clear to Kavelec –-- and, by extension, the FBI –- that he had a political deadline of BEFORE the election to get the “dossier” out. (The FBI also knew of Steele’s political bias through Bruce Ohr at the DOJ.)

 

4) Steele had been leaking to the media; specifically, the Washington Post and New York Times.


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Ten days after knowing all this, they went ahead to the FISA court with information they knew to be false and politically biased. In other words, they deliberately misled the FISA court in a sworn document to secure permission to spy on the Trump campaign. Why would they do this? Well, according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (currently under investigation), getting the warrant was dependent upon having the dossier. No dossier, no warrant, he has said.

 

Kavalec had easily debunked one of Steele’s claims in her notes. She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited [by Moscow, to do computer hacking] are made out of the Russian consulate in Miami.” Then, in brackets, she commented, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” So they obviously knew the Steele information was rubbish.

 

The FBI swore to the FISA judges on October 21, 2016, that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and that they had determined him to be “reliable” and that they were “unaware of any derogatory information information pertaining” to their informant. They were saying this about someone known to be working for a “client” (the DNC) who wanted the anti-Trump material out before election day and had been leaking to the media.

 

On Wednesday’s HANNITY show, Solomon reminded viewers that Rod Rosenstein is on record –- as recently as this month –- saying they check everything out to verify it before using it in these applications. Rosenstein himself signed off on the third renewal of the FISA warrant!

 

Incidentally, then-FBI Director James Comey signed off on the original application. He’s been making the media rounds lately to contradict Barr, saying the FBI “doesn’t ‘spy’ --- it investigates.” Right. Is he setting himself up for an insanity defense?


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As I’ve observed, the State Department chose to withhold the Kavalec memo from Devin Nunes and other Republican committee members who tried for many months to obtain any such information. It came to light only after litigation by the conservative group Citizens United forced them to turn it over. But now we know. AG Barr knows, too, and he has the power to do something about it. According to Mark Levin, he should start by empaneling a criminal grand jury and having the entire cast of characters testify, with either a special counsel or a U.S. attorney taking charge and getting to the bottom of what happened. Sounds good to me. Whichever takes less time.

 

There’s much more detail at the link to Solomon’s story. If Mueller knew all this, how could he get away with not addressing the use of Steele’s misinformation in his report on Russian election interference? He did make a passing reference to the “unverified” dossier but then just let it go. But David Bossie, head of Citizens United, has called for the rest of Kavalec’s information to be unredacted. (Stunningly, it was retroactively classified just a month ago by CHRISTOPHER WRAY’S FBI.  I digress.) “Christopher Steele was a political operative,” Bossie correctly observed. “The American people have a right to know why the FBI took this garbage to the FISA court.”

 

FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

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  • Alice Hess

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    These government criminals will get off. They always do. I have no confidence that anything will change, with the level of hatred & dementia I now see. My heart is broken, my country is dead.

  • Amelia Little

    05/10/2019 11:43 AM

    It's another smh moment when the democrats are obsessed with President Trump's tax returns and demanding AG Barr and Trump Jr to testify (again, and for Trump Jr again and again and again) and subpoening documents and making a big deal of it, but, golly, don't worry about subpoenaed information from hilary that didn't come through, and from the DOJ and FBI. I guess anything to try to draw attention from the wrong-doings of the obama administration, the DNC, hilary, the FBI, the DOJ. They certainly don't want the American people to know where and to whom all this will ultimately lead. I haven't heard comey or the left disparage mueller for his finding of no collusion, no obstruction even though he was hand picked to make the opposite findings.

  • William Douglas

    05/10/2019 11:39 AM

    If Wray is still covering for the prior administration the State is indeed very Deep. Impeach Trump, turn over the full unredacted Mueller teport even thpugh it is against thet law, hold Barr in contemp...they are grasping at anything to cover up pure corruption. When will we see a BLOCKBUSTER event that even NYT, WAPO, CNN, MSNBC can't ignore? We"re waiting.

  • Michael Wilson

    05/10/2019 11:37 AM

    Why didn't the republicans start an investigation Two 1/2 years ago when they controlled the house and senate? If they had done so the Mueller report would not have gotten off the ground and wasted 35 million of tax payer dollars. Now we have to deal with the idiot democrats !! What really makes me mad is the Trump supporters thought the mid-term were not that important and get off of there asses and vote, if this happens in 2020 our country will be doomed.

  • Noel Myers Pedro

    05/10/2019 11:35 AM

    Okay, now everything we suspected has been verified...all the way back to the DNC and Hil-liar-y and the ridiculous dossier and we further know ftom chitty-chat between "The Lovers" that Obama knew as well since he insisted on being "in the loop". WHEN IS THE ROUND-UP LEADING TO A GALLOWS BEING ERECTED ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN GONNA HAPPEN??? Or maybe a firing squad??? Now THAT would be awesome since the Libs are so keen on overturning the second amendment!! And here's an idea for your show...a "Where-are-they-now" segment featuring first Huma Avedin...

  • Deborah Rice

    05/10/2019 11:32 AM

    How long can CNN, MSNBC, ECT ignore the complete innocence of President Trump. It is time for them to step up and admit Comey and his band of deceivers scamed the American people!

  • James Evart

    05/10/2019 11:30 AM

    What perfect timing, just before the 2020 elections the Democrats are exposed for who they are. Sure, this information could have been exposed earlier for our country's edification and peace, but doing it now is for our countries preservation and ultimate good. Our PRESIDENT is to be honored and applauded for his insight and wisdom.

  • Timothy Spears

    05/10/2019 11:29 AM

    I’m a 51 year old high school drop out that finished the 10th grade.
    Obviously I’m not educated but I do process some common sense.
    I read Gregg Jarrets book & have followed this Russia Hoax closely.
    This attempted COUP looks like the German government of the mid to late 1930’s!
    The top 4 people in the FBI the top four in the DOJ were secretly trying to overthrow the POTUS! with the help of the previous POTUS!
    This is not MY opinion this is FACT as Jarret points out in his book!
    The Russian collusion was in fact there with Hillary Clinton and her deal with Putin on her Uranium deal with him. 30k emails busted up servers etc would put anyone else in the USA UNDER the prison.
    So an uneducated 51 year old redneck hillbilly can see and PROVE this but the entire Democratic Party can’t?
    I’m waiting for someone to just stand up in a town hall or any where else and just look at Pelosi and say STOP QUITLYING we refuse to partake in your blatant INSULT of the American people anymore!

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    05/10/2019 11:06 AM

    Governor Mike,

    Re the FBI spying. It's de rigeur for politicians to praise the FBI, and say "only a few" agents have gone off the rails. How quickly we forget! The FBI has a long history of political activity and abuse of citizens. The FBI HQ building in Washington is named for one of the most shameful characters to ever be in government, J. Edgar Hoover.

    And, having worked with the FBI numerous times over the course of an almost 54 year career in the Defense Department, I can tell you they are not always the sharpest knife in the drawer. I've seen more than one DOD operation or investigation torpedoed by the FBI because they had congressional testimony coming up, and wanted what we called a B4 (Bureau budget boosting bust) to brag about before congress. I think we need to abolish the FBI, start over with a new law enforcement agency that has rigorous congressional controls. The agents that work for the FBI now could apply for jobs and be given hiring priority at the new agency, provided they are cleared of any political actions while working for the FBI.