The FBI’s Coming Catch-22

By Jim Geraghty, NATIONAL REVIEW

FBI director James Comey, testifying before Congress yesterday:

The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.

He later added,

“We’ve been doing this — this investigation began in late July, so for counterintelligence investigation that’s a fairly short period of time.”

Late July? When did the FBI think it was pertinent to tell the public?

Talk about a Catch-22. If the FBI finds evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it’s an epic scandal, will set up Democratic conspiracy theories for years, will take a sledgehammer to public faith in the Trump presidency… and everyone will rightly ask why the FBI couldn’t uncover anything, or even inform the public about the investigation, until after the election. Heck, not even until after the inauguration!

If the FBI doesn’t find evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it’s an epic farce, where the Trump administration can rightfully ask where they can go to get their reputations back.

The jump headline on page A2 of this morning’s USA Today says Inquiry could drag on for years. I realize counter-intelligence investigations take a long time to do correctly and completely, but what is the consequence to Russia or any other foreign power if the consequences to their actions don’t arrive until years later?

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  1. Sounds like a fishing expedition. Wouldn’t take long to find evidence of voting machine tampering. There was none. Even if the damning revelations about the Clinton campaign had come from the Russians and not Wikileaks, that wouldn’t be tampering. The MSM’s fake news in collaboration with the Clinton campaign was tampering. And, has anyone gone to jail for the DNC/Clinton voting machine tampering with the Sanders campaign (which took zero time to reveal)?

    And, moreover, if actively propagandizing is a crime of tampering, shouldn’t Obama be held to account for the V15** campaign in Israel and Obama and the EU for organizing the coup in the Ukraine? And remember all the phone tapping of allied foreign leaders by Obama? When’s Pollard getting to go home, by the way. Still waiting. Been 2 months. What’s the delay?

    Pure partisan hypocrisy.

    I see Israel just passed the V15 law which Herzog said he would overturn if ever elected, of course, since he is little more than an agent of hostile foreign influence.

    Oh, look, Dubya — who hates Trump — defends the MSM. Ha Ha.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-02-27/george-w-bush-defends-media-on-today-show

    anybody remember the number Dan Rather and CBS tried to do on him, lying about his war record with forged documents?

    Oh and Dan Rather, himself, warned about fake news in December of last year, Is that a riot, or what?

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/network-disgraced-forged-document-scandal-warns-fake-news/

    Talk about foxes and hen houses.

    Very Taoist, in a way.

    There is the “Tao” (pronounced “Dow”)*, or the “Way” and then there is the “Henway.”

    “What’s a Henway?” I hear you ask.

    Oh, it varies, any where from about 1.9 to about 8.6 pounds

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1CAACAO_enUS736US736&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how+much+does+a+hen+weigh&*

    * latest political correctness nonsense: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/wall-street-bull-artist-calls-bs-on-fearless-girl-statue-2017-03-20

    I heard on the radio, this morning he is planning to remove the bull.

    ** (chestnut time)
    Q: what is the question to which the answer is “9W”
    A: Mr. Wagner, do you spell your name with a V?

  2. Comey admitted that there are only 20 people in the FBI who have access to classified reports. Yet with all the leaks of FBI classified reports that have taken place he has knows and does nothing to find out where the source of these leaks actually is. Please! He should be fired for incompetence. So what if the Democrats claim that his firing is to cover up some or other BS Russian influence on a failed Clinton campaign that she lost because she is corrupt and had no policies, or the ridiculous claims of open and honest press journalists (this excludes the ‘MSM of course) are “Reds under the bed”. Fire these corrupt leaders of the intelligence agencies, leaving them wasting taxpayers money on attacking the President does no-one any good except the real crooks anyway. And let the globalist nest of vipers claim whatever they want about cover ups, they are of course masters at the art of lying, like their father. New and honest investigators should replace these people and then investigate the snakes and the leaks that are so obviously hiding in these swamps.

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