The FBI’s “Russian collusion” probe has been beset by multiple missteps over the last year, from its mishandling of a key witness’s claims of wiretapping during the 2016 presidential campaign, to its failure to produce any evidence that Russia tried to meddle in the election.
But now, a new report suggests that the bureau used some of its own political enemies as political pawns to discredit and ultimately destroy the probe.
A report from Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, documents a variety of ways in which the FBI and other agencies used its own allies to undermine the Russia investigation.
The report details how the FBI, in its efforts to undermine Mueller’s investigation, relied on the political adversaries of the president.
And while some of the allies may have been Democrats, they were not always partisan allies.
A few examples include: In December 2016, the FBI had an internal memo that accused Mueller of leaking classified information to the press to “embarrass the FBI,” a charge the president adamantly denied.
A second memo, sent in February 2017, charged that Mueller had “misled” the public about the probe’s scope, stating that “there is no basis to believe there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
This month, the Justice Department launched a criminal investigation into a second leak, this one from the FBI itself.
But even the FBI’s own internal memo, which claimed that Mueller was “the ultimate source of the leaks,” was largely ignored.
It was only when Judicial Watch uncovered that the FBI also used the personal connections of its political adversaries to discredit Mueller and discredit his investigation that the story took off.
The FBI and the Trump administration have repeatedly denied any collusion, but it’s been a growing list of Democratic officials, former Justice Department officials, and the families of former Trump officials that have come forward to accuse the president of attempting to obstruct justice in the investigation.
In one case, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was accused of obstructing justice for refusing to cooperate with the Justice for Hillary Clinton campaign.
He has not been indicted.
In a statement, the Department of Justice said that “a number of individuals” have come forth to accuse Trump of colluding with the Russians to influence the election in 2016.
In the case of Robert Mueller, the “Trump-Russia collusion” allegation has been repeatedly cited in public statements by the president and his allies.
But this week, Judicial Watch released a new document that it said was the first public confirmation that the Trump and his team had been using its political allies to sabotage the Russia probe.
The document was a summary of an internal FBI memo obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
In it, an FBI agent describes a meeting at the FBI headquarters on January 18, 2018.
According to the FBI agent, a woman in the room spoke with the FBI senior leadership, asking them to investigate Trump’s associates and associates of the President.
She said she had some information on who was leaking information to journalists.
The agent went on to describe the meeting, which took place at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. “We have a meeting today, and it’s a very important meeting,” he said.
“There’s an important person, this person, and they want to talk about him.
And we want to get the information from him.”
“They want to find out who this person is.
They want to know who the source is,” he continued.
“I’m not gonna tell you.
But we have this person that’s very important, and we’re trying to get it from him, and if they tell us the source, that’s the end of it.”
The document continued: We’re asking them who this individual is, and then we’re gonna take this person and get the report.
We have the opportunity to ask that person questions and find out what the source was.
We’ll then take it and give it to you.
The person said he could see the source.
He had some sort of source information.
“The FBI has been working to discredit Robert Mueller and to discredit the Special Counsel’s investigation since January 2018,” the document read.
The next day, on February 1, the document states, the person spoke to a representative of the FBI in Washington and they shared information.
The representative said that if Mueller’s team told them what the FBI knew about a specific source, the source would be fired, the agent continued.
In that same meeting, the individual also discussed how the President would have to sign off on the FBI investigation, the article stated.
In March 2018, a week after the FBI made its own “confidential” disclosure to the Justice department, the agency sent another internal memo to the head of the Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
The memo stated that it had determined that the “unlawful conduct” by the FBI “threatened the integrity of the investigation.”
The memo, dated March 26, 2018, also noted that the
By Nick Anderson, CNNMoney.comA decade ago, the United States was the only superpower with the ability to field a top-notch corps of special forces, analysts, analysts experts and special operations specialists.
Today, a global army of U.S. military experts, analysts and specialists can provide a critical asset to any government or military operation.
As U.N. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Paul Danahar recently told CNN, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India and many others have their own special operations teams in place, and those forces are also vital in providing advice and support to U.C.S.-led military operations.
The United States has traditionally relied on its military to be a top choice for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions and as such, it has often been at the top of the military talent pipeline, said Lt.
Col. James E. Brown, a former senior commander for U.T.S., the U,S.
Special Operations Command.
Today, however, many countries are developing a greater focus on Special Operations as a primary force for counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, according to Brown.
The rise of China, Russia, India, Saudi Kingdom and others in this space, Brown said, has also increased the number of U.-trained experts.
For instance, the Chinese are developing capabilities to better track and identify terrorist groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda and to better develop and train their own Special Operations Forces, Brown noted.
In contrast, Russia has struggled to build its own special forces and has been more selective in its hiring and training of U-trained personnel.
China is developing its own Special Forces as well as its own intelligence, counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations, and it is also investing heavily in its own military.
While China has an elite force of Special Forces trained and equipped to combat ISIS, China also has a smaller Special Forces and its own regional intelligence operations, Brown added.
“The Chinese are doing their part to keep America safe, but they are also trying to be careful not to be too far removed from what is happening in the rest of the world,” Brown said.
“The Chinese have made a strategic investment in U.P.
S, which is a military and intelligence operation.
So it’s not surprising that China is now a force to be reckoned with.”
Brown, who is also an author on the U-K.
S Special Operations and the Future of Special Operations, noted that the U.-K.
has been at a critical crossroads for a number of reasons, including the global political climate, the changing nature of its special forces mission and its evolving role in the global fight against terror.
In the UK., the situation has become even more difficult.
As Brown noted, the country has made the decision to limit its military involvement in counterinsult operations to the kind of training it had previously.
In the UR.
C., there are no restrictions on what types of personnel can be trained, but there are limits on how many personnel can work in the special operations environment.
In response to China’s increased focus on special operations, U-S.
officials have said that they need to build up their expertise and to be prepared to work with China in an expanded capacity.
S special operations have been deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Central America, Bosnia and Ukraine, South Korea, and Africa, according in a recent State Department report.
In addition to special operations and counterinsults, Brown also noted that special forces have played a crucial role in supporting U.O.
S forces in the Middle East, where they helped in the fight against the Islamic State and other groups in Syria.
In Iraq, the Special Operations forces also helped secure the city of Mosul from ISIS fighters, and have been credited with leading the fight to retake the city from the extremists.
The U.W. also helped to establish and maintain the air defense zone over the city and prevent ISIS from advancing.
The Special Operations team has also been involved in the URA, or Special Reserves, in Afghanistan, where it assisted in the battle to retake Kandahar and helped to train Afghan forces.
In Yemen, the SRT helped secure Sanaa from the Houthi rebels.
The SRT also conducted airstrikes in support of the UTAF, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, Brown reported.
In South Korea and South Africa, URTs helped secure and support security operations in Mozambique and the Solomon Islands.
Brown noted that URT support has been vital in helping the UNAF and ULAF defeat the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
“Special operators have played an important role in assisting U.L.G.A. and its partners in the Central African Republic, Angola, Mali and Mozambican townships,” Brown