We’ve already talked about the claim that an FBI “mole” planted in the White House was spying on the new Trump administration for then-FBI Director James “We don’t spy” Comey and his team in early 2017. Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice wrote about it a month ago, when they first submitted Freedom Of Information Act requests for documents relating to this. So far, no one has denied that this happened, but there still has been no response from the FBI to their request.
What still sounds to many like one of the wildest parts of a crazy conspiracy theory or a Hollywood political thriller appears actually to have happened, and now the ACLJ has gone ahead with a FOIA lawsuit to get those documents. (Under current FBI Director Christopher Wray, he shouldn’t have to resort to this to get information, but Wray is sadly turning out to be the opposite of transparent, so he’s having to.)
As it turns out, this wasn’t just one mole. There were two. The first one stayed through April of 2017; then the other one came in.
The FBI had wasted no time; this infiltration apparently started right after the inauguration. As ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow explained on Wednesday’s HANNITY, the spying that took place before Trump was elected was moved right into the White House with this plan. In effect, it was a continuation of “Crossfire Hurricane.” As part of the counterintelligence investigation (the one that Comey had told President-elect Trump did not exist), he dispatched two FBI employees over to the White House to work in cybersecurity.
The ACLJ suit asks for documentation concerning two individuals: cyber expert Anthony Ferrante (for whom a special, unprecedented position was created, that of “FBI reserve,” which allowed him to go back and forth between FBI and White House) and another FBI official, Jordan Rae Kelly (who continued working for the FBI until sometime last year and now works for the same company Ferrante does, FTI Consulting). The suit seeks information relating to their employment at the FBI from the usual suspects: James Comey, Comey’s general counsel James Baker, deputy director Andrew McCabe, deputy assistant director of counterintelligence Peter Strzok, Strzok’s chief of staff James Rybicki, McCabe’s legal counsel and Strzok office mistress Lisa Page, counterintelligence official Bill Priestap and others.
One question Sekulow brought up on Hannity’s show that I think is huge: Since we know Strzok and Page are implicated in the White House spying, how on earth did Robert Mueller get away with the destruction of evidence, under his watch, of evidence held by them? I’m talking about their government-issue phones, which were wiped clean! U.S. Attorney John Durham needs the information on those phones for his own investigation; it’s possible that he was able to recover the evidence, but we don’t know. Here's a little of what we do:
In related news, Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking Republican member and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has filed a lawsuit as well, this one against Fusion GPS and the Campaign for Accountability. The charge: racketeering. Translatiion: They came together in “a joint and systematic effort to intimidate, harass, threaten, influence, interfere with, impede and ultimately derail” Nunes’ investigation of the Steele dossier.
Remember when, in early 2018, Nunes got in big trouble over accusations that he, while chairing the House Intelligence Committee, leaked sensitive information about Fusion GPS? It was the Campaign for Accountability, in apparent collaboration with Fusion GPS, that was behind those accusations. That’s what this lawsuit is about. In other words, it's time the Campaign for Accountability was held accountable.
The same goes for Fusion GPS. Recall that former special counsel Robert Mueller testified under oath before Congress that he (incredibly) wasn’t familiar with Fusion GPS, which is the Clinton-paid firm that hired British ex-spy Christopher Steele to put his name on the anti-Trump “Steele dossier.” It’s hard to know if Mueller believed what he was saying; while he was testifying, he seemed about as feeble as Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“[Regarding the FBI] What I would focus on is conspiracy,” Nunes told Sean Hannity Wednesday night. “...[That’s] conspiracy in the criminal sense, and Gregg Jarrett has explained it very well on your show many times. They defrauded the U.S. --- they lied to the FISA court, they abused Carter Page’s...rights, so...it’s about putting all that together.”
Investigative reporter Sara A. Carter calls Fusion GPS “the epicenter” of the soft coup that was attempted against the President of the United States.
Nunes stressed that it’s going to take everyone working together in this, “all the American people that want to get to the truth. This is why it’s so important that lawsuits are brought to the courts, okay, so you see that with Judicial Watch; it’s what we’re doing; it’s what Jay Sekulow was doing. All of this has to happen to pull this information out, because as you know, the ‘deep state’ is very good at hiding things.”
Wow, we’ve sure seen that. When this is over --- and at some point, it will be --- we will owe tremendous gratitude to those who would not rest until they pulled the evidence out. It’s like King Arthur pulling the sword from the stone.
In one last bit of FBI news, I’ll link to this story from THE DAILY CALLER so you can catch up on all the latest with Andrew McCabe. He has a new book out, you know, and has recently been hired as a “law enforcement analyst” by (who else?) CNN. And on September 21, he’s going to be the keynote speaker at a Democrat Party fundraiser in Pennsylvania. I kid you not: he says he’s going to talk about Comey’s firing, Russian “meddling” in 2016, the Mueller report, and the interactions he had with President Trump. What a show!
Tickets start at $80, but for $160, donors get access to the “Speakers Circle Reception,” which includes a meet-and-greet and the opportunity to have their picture taken with Andrew McCabe himself! If by that time, U.S. Attorney John Durham has determined that McCabe and others at the FBI broke the law and did their own meddling in 2016 by spying on Trump, those Dems are sure to be even more eager to shake his hand.