FBI cites Russian penetration

YahooBoth compounds, and at least some of the expelled diplomats, played key roles in a brazen Russian counterintelligence operation that stretched from the Bay Area to the heart of the nation’s capital, according to former U.S. officials. The operation, which targeted FBI communications, hampered the bureau’s ability to track Russian spies on U.S. soil at a time of increasing tension with Moscow, forced the FBI and CIA to cease contact with some of their Russian assets, and prompted tighter security procedures at key U.S. national security facilities in the Washington area and elsewhere, according to former U.S. officials. It even raised concerns among some U.S. officials about a Russian mole within the U.S. intelligence community.

I'm filing this story under "Excuses for SpyGate" and discounting it. Bongino and others seem to think there's either something specific being covered up, or simply a narrative shift.

It's worth pointing out that the compromises being described here date back to 2012. So, why was nothing done about it for 4 years in that case? And... what else happened in 2012? The FBI and CIA signed a memorandum of understanding that enabled warrantless FBI spying on political targets.

So, is the intended narrative shift that the FBI political surveillance operation dating all the way back to 2012 (and Obama's re-election campaign against Romney, shortly before the Tea Party IRS spying operation began to be exposed in 2013) was necessary to engage in counterintelligence against this Russian threat?

Scandal-free presidency my ass. Obama's been out of office for years and we're still uncovering what he did.

This entry was published Wed Sep 18 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-09-16 13:35:12.0. [Tweet]

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