It was recently revealed that a secret group of FBI agents codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane” surveilled President Trump and his campaign months before the 2016 presidential election. The story begins with what radio and TV host, Mark Levin called a “secret cabal” of FBI agents who operated outside the law with the goal of deflecting attention from Hillary Clinton and pointing it toward Donald Trump.
Levin was attacked from all sides a few months ago and labeled a conspiracy theorist for his insistence that publicly-available evidence left no doubt that the Trump campaign was indeed surveilled. Last year he said:
“They clear the decks for Hillary despite her serial felonies under the Espionage Act and then immediately genuflect and go after Trump with this secret cabal of FBI agents. That’s what the New York Times has revealed tonight whether or not they realize it.”
The Times article Levin refers to did a masterful job of revealing the story while burying a lot of unanswered questions in its 4,000-page report. As Andrew Mccathy of National Review, a reader would have to “dig pretty deep to find that the FBI” used at least one government informant” against the Trump campaign.
To its credit, The New York Times reports, though with carefully crafted understatement, that “the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate” the Trump campaign.
That is about where credit ends for the job done by the Times.
Even the name “Hurricane Crossfire” should have led to a more in depth look at why that name was chosen. A line in the 1968 Rolling Stones hit “Jumpin Jack Flash” does say, “I was born in a crossfire hurricane.” But, the British connection doesn’t stop there and the reason the Times failed to mention it becomes obvious later in the story.
The Penny Marshall film,“Jumpin Jack Flash” is named after that song. It’s a cold-war era quirky comedy about an inept bank officer played by Whoopi Goldberg.
Christopher Steele is a former British Spy and the code name “Crossfire Hurricane” is most likely a reference to him. The first FISA warrants and the constant mainstream media narrative for almost a year was that Steele’s dossier validates those warrant requests. The Mueller investigation hinges on a narrative first fueled by his infamous dossier that has since been thoroughly debunked.
Things changed last December when the New York Times and all those that referenced its story shifted away from the Steele Dossier narrative. Rather than mention Steele, the news then became of a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud who assisted the FBI as an “informant” to enable Mueller to get an indictment against a minor Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.
The encounter between Mifsud and Papadopoulos was obviously a matter of entrapment as the professor has to lead Papadopoulos to even be aware of the Russians having “dirt on Mrs. Clinton in the form of thousands of emails.”
This is important because there can be no doubt that the FBI and members of Congress worked to divert attention from Steele.
House Intelligence Committee minority ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff fell in line with the FBI asserting, “Christopher Steele’s raw reporting did not inform the FBI’s decision to initiate its counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016. In fact, the FBI’s closely-held investigative team only received Steele’s reporting in mid-September.”
The problem with that narrative is that the very codename “Crossfire Hurricane” points to Steele as the origin of the story. Alluding to a movie about a British spy fleeing Russian spies confirms that the Steele dossier was always at the core of the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign.
But this is not the story the Times should have used at least half of those 4,000 words on. The spy effort began on July 31, 2016 – only 10 days after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination.
The Times avoided asking some key questions. Under whose authority was the FBI spying on a political campaign? Did President Obama know the FBI was spying on a private citizen and his political opponent?
One question demands an answer. Why was the FBI operating a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign in the first place?
At the cusp of the 2016 presidential election, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign—one that they did not want to win the election. That’s the real crossfire hurricane.
~ Freedom News Report