FBI Official on Team Mueller Says Flynn Prosecution Had 'Get Trump' Feel, Collusion 'Not There'
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Shortly after Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate alleged ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Mother Russia – a fabricated narrative the president called out immediately – it was obvious that the former FBI director wasn’t interested in conducting an impartial probe in which investigators only went where the facts led them.
Many of Mueller’s prosecutors were known supporters of Democrats and had contributed money to the campaign of President Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton. One – Andrew Weissman – had a history of corrupt practices. And once Mueller got ramped up, it became apparent that he was appointed for just one reason: The demise of the Trump presidency.
Mueller’s first target was retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was Barack Obama’s Defense Intelligence Agency director until 44 ran him out because he disagreed with the former president’s Iran policies, reportedly.
And while many of us suspected the Mueller probe was really just a Democratic/Deep State operation an extension of the 2016 campaign, an FBI official associated with the probe has just confirmed it.
In fact, he said the entire probe had a “get Trump” feel to it and that there was never any “collusion” there.
FBI agent William J. Barnett made the comments during an interview on Sept. 17 at the Justice Department, before Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen, who was tapped by Attorney General Bill Barr to review the case against Flynn. Jensen has joined U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team in his review of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Those comments have surfaced in new government documents.
Fox News reviewed Barnett’s FBI 302, which was filed by the U.S. government early Friday as part of the Flynn case.
Barnett, during his interview, detailed his work at the FBI, and his assignment to the bureau’s original cases against Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Barnett said the Flynn investigation was assigned the code name “Crossfire Razor,” which was part of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation — the bureau’s code name for the original Trump-Russia probe.
Barnett also informed investigators that he believed the bureau's Trump-Russia investigation was “opaque” and “with little detail concerning specific evidence of criminal events.”
“Barnett thought the case theory was ‘supposition on supposition,’” the 302 stated, adding that the “predication” of the Flynn probe was “not great.” He also said it “was not clear” what the “persons opening the case wanted to ‘look for or at.’”
As Trump said, then, literally a "witch hunt."
After six weeks, Barnett said he was “still unsure of the basis of the investigation concerning Russia and the Trump campaign working together, without a specific criminal allegation.”
His idea after a month-and-a-half of not finding any predicate for the probe was to sit down with Flynn themselves and either find something “derogatory” or decide to shut the probe down. But he was essentially told, ‘Nah, we’re not gonna do that.’
“Barnett still did not see any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government,” the 302 stated. “Barnett was willing to follow any instructions being given by the deputy director as long as it was not a violation of the law.”
Barnett also told investigators he thought the probe into Flynn was a “check the box exercise, making sure all bases were covered, before the case was closed,” noting he “did not” think the case “was leading or headed toward prosecution.”
There can be little doubt that Michael Flynn has been wronged so badly by the government (and country) he served for more than three decades -- and only because he made a choice to serve a president he believed in.
What a 'horrible guy.'