Just days ago, on August 27, Jonathan Moffa threw a big rock at the hornet’s nest called the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It seems that the accusers have become the accused.
During closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, Moffa “made it clear to the committee that the FBI routinely uses media reports to corroborate analytic work product. We have emails and texts plainly showing the FBI leaks to the media, raising major red flags. If FBI executives want the American people to believe they haven’t used leaks to their advantage, they are not being honest,” stated House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC).
At 9:20pm that evening, Rep. Meadows tweeted about Moffa’s disclosure:
“We’ve learned NEW information suggesting out suspicions are true: FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA’s.”
Never heard of FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act? This federal legislation was enacted in 1978 to establish “procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of ‘foreign intelligence information’ between ‘foreign powers’ and ‘agents of foreign powers’ suspected of espionage or terrorism. The Act created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”
As we reported last October 2017 in an article titled “FBI Busted Over Trumped-Up Dossier”! the FBI used a Democrat-purchased fictional file (or dossier) written in 2016 before the fall U.S. presidential election by a British ex-spy named Christopher Steele.
It didn’t take long for observers to cry shenanigans on the FBI’s spy program to collect political dirt on Page using illegal wiretap monitoring. In April 2017, Alice Greene reported in Punching Bag Post that the “FBI Used Fake Report to Obtain Warrant on Carter Page” and that “the agency used the infamous Trump dossier, published last January, as proof in obtaining the warrant.”
The MEMO which made headlines in January this year, written by Rep. Devin Nunes, contended that “the warrant for Page was improperly obtained using information from the Russia Dossier.”
The FBI cited an article written by Michael Isikoff for Yahoo! News. According to Fox News:
“The Isikoff article was published on Sept. 23, 2016, focusing on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. According to a House GOP memo earlier this year, the Isikoff article did ‘not corroborate the Steele dossier’ as the article was derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News.’ Yet the subsequent FISA application to spy on Page cited the Isikoff article, among other pieces of evidence.”
Now Moffa, former work associate of FBI officials Strzok and Lisa Page, has said on record that his agency is setting people up for a fall. Meadows observed:
“We know that some people at the Department of Justice and the FBI actually gave information to the media, then the stories were reported. Then they used those reports to justify further investigations…that’s like saying, we’re going to incriminate on one hand, and be the jury on the other. It just doesn’t work that way.”
But who actually provided the dodgy dossier to the FBI? Testimony given by former FBI operative Peter Strzok points to then-associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr who happens to be married to Nellie Ohr who happened to work as a senior official for Fusion GPS at the time Steele turned in his salacious dossier. When the public became aware that Justice employee Ohr was linked to the Steele dossier – Ohr had meetings with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS – the ADA was demoted to a DOJ human resources job.
What a tangled web those co-conspirators wove: leaking this, spying there, hurling accusations right and right.
What a perfect no-lose system the Democrats, Justice Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation had going: the Dems hire left-wing political muck-rakers to write published articles with false and purposely misleading information provided by the FBI, which then uses those fake news stories to spy on anyone the Dems consider to be a threat – and all of these illegal activities operate under the approving eye of the DOJ.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) confirmed what many have suspected since 2016:
“Hillary Clinton and the Democrats [were] funneling money to the Perkins Coie law firm who then paid Fusion GPS, and then Glenn Simpson contracting out with Chris Steele, and then Steele paying whoever the heck he needed to pay to try to get some of the garbage that he got, and then they’re bringing these reports back, and Nellie Ohr, from Fusion GPS, is giving that to her husband, Bruce Ohr, and then Bruce is giving it to people like Strzok in the FBI.”
According to Fox News, an unnamed source said that FBI whistleblower Moffa “admitted the leak-and-reuse tactic at least ‘had been a practice in the past.'”
“He more or less admitted that the FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press and then used stories from the press as justifications for FISA warrants.”
Will We the Taxpayers stand a federal justice system that has created a culture of leaking for their own gain, as one source called it, that uses fake news media reports they themselves distribute to persecute their political opponents.
From our Department of We Told You So: …
Well. Enough said.