FBI leadership "fired up" to get Trump over Russiagate

Just The NewsIn explosive testimony Tuesday in the Michael Sussmann trial, an FBI agent said "fired up" senior FBI leadership insisted on continuing the investigation into now-debunked allegations of a secret Trump back channel to Moscow via a Russian bank despite learning the story was unsubstantiated.

FBI agent Curtis Heide was the co-case agent on the investigation into the allegation that there was a secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank. He testified on Tuesday in the Sussmann trial that the bureau's top brass pushed for the investigation.

Heide was told in an instant message from FBI Agent Joe Pientka, who was the supervisor leading the Crossfire Hurricane investigation regarding Trump-Russia collusion allegations, that senior leadership was "fired up" about the Alfa Bank and Trump Organization email servers and not opening an investigation was not an option. He received this message two days after Sussmann met with then-FBI General Counsel James Baker to give him the underlying, allegedly pretextual data.

Specifically named as "fired up" was FBI Director James Comey. Yes, that weasel. FBI leadership apparently pushed the Alfa Bank hoax very, very hard even after being informed it didn't add up.

This trial specifically is about Sussmann, but I have to wonder if Durham is eyeing the information about FBI leadership's behavior here and contemplating whether he can get to them.

Justice demands accountability for those in government as well as those outside of it.

This entry was published Mon Jun 20 22:13:37 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-06-20 22:13:37.0. [Tweet]

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