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One thing that’s become abundantly clear over this past year is that the Deep State is not a conspiracy theory, but an actual group of individuals inside the government working to undermine President Trump and his agenda for America at every possible turn.
FBI official William Barnett, who was assigned to lead the bureau’s original investigation into former national security adviser General Michael Flynn, has come out and stated that Robert Mueller’s team had a “get Trump” attitude and made it clear he had no desire to pursue the whole Russia collusion investigation because he said it was “not there” and a “dead end.”
via Fox News:
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.
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 told investigators that he thought the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe was “opaque” and “with little detail concerning specific evidence of criminal events.”
“Barnett thought the case theory was ‘supposition on supposition,’” the 302 stated, and added that the “predication” of the Flynn investigation was “not great,” and that it “was not clear” what the “persons opening the case wanted to ‘look for or at.’”
After six weeks of the investigation passed, Barnett stated that he was “still unsure of the basis of the investigation concerning Russia and the Trump campaign working together, without a specific criminal allegation.”
Soon after, Barnett started asking agents what exactly the “end game” with the investigation into Michael Flynn really was and then suggested they interview Flynn “and the case be closed unless derogatory information was obtained.”
However, Barnett states that he was “cautioned against” interviewing Flynn, because of concerns that it would “alert Flynn as to the investigation.”
Barnett didn’t agree with this, thinking that Flynn’s position as a national security adviser provided a great opportunity “for the FBI to conduct the interview without alerting any suspicion and Flynn would see such an interview as being standard procedure.”
The request for an interview was denied from “up the chain.”
“Barnett still did not see any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government,” the 302 document says. “Barnett was willing to follow any instructions being given by the deputy director as long as it was not a violation of the law.”
According to the 302, Barnett spoke to Strzok and shared that he “did not wish to pursue the collusion investigation as it was ‘not there,'” Ultimately, though, Barnett decided to work with Mueller’s team, “hoping his perspective would keep them from ‘group think.’”
Barnett went on to add he thought the appointment of Mueller in May 2017 “changed everything,” and described the whole situation pertaining to the special counsel’s office as “‘upside down’ with lawyers creating search warrants and getting agents to simply act as affiants,” the 302 says.
“Barnett thought there was a ‘get Trump’ attitude by some at the SCO,” the 302 stated.
One example Barnett shared was comments made by the president, saying investigators “needed to ‘get to the bottom’ of a matter. One of the SCO attorneys said Trump wanted to ‘cover it up.’”
Barnett “corrected it saying, ‘no, he said get to the bottom of it.’”
President Trump has clearly been a target for individuals within the government since the very beginning. It’s time these folks be dragged out into the light and held accountable for their actions.
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