Could the Special Counsel investigation against Donald Trump and his campaign even have happened without the biased help of the FBI?
After all, such an investigation should only be convened, legally speaking, if there is sufficient evidence of a crime committed by the person(s) to be investigated.
In the vase of Russiagate, there was no sufficient evidence of a crime of collusion, but only political accusations and hearsay.
If that is all it takes to warrant the formation of a special counsel investigation, virtually every politician would be under similar investigation.
Fox News reports that there were 7 actions taken by the FBI that should have raised questions of political bias.
Fox News – Russia probe flashback: 7 ways FBI actions raised bias questions – The conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation – and its determination that no evidence supports claims of Trump-Russia collusion – has spurred calls from President Trump’s allies to closely examine the probe’s origins at the FBI.
Trump, for his part, called to “look into” those who had created a “false narrative” sparking the investigation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has already vowed to look into the FBI’s actions.
They’ll have plenty to sift through.
Here are just seven FBI actions and comments, covered in controversial text messages, that have raised questions about the impartiality of the probe.
FBI lead investigator texts ‘we’ll stop’ Trump
On Aug. 8, 2016, FBI lawyer Lisa Page texted her lover, Peter Strzok, who was in charge of the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton and later worked on the Russia probe: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” …
It wasn’t just the FBI’s actions that raised questions of bias, but there were some that came from the Department of Justice as well.
First, was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller, who was already known for his bias for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
Second, Rosenstein allowed Mueller to extend his investigation far beyond the original scope that he was charged to investigate.
Third, the involvement of then DOJ Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, when it was revealed that his wife worked for Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Steele dossier.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.