If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.That is how the old saying goes, and apparently it is the motto of a particular FBI unit.
The FBI Unit that oversaw the Trump-Russia hoax investigation and is the focus of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the abuses of power by the Bureau during Trump’s tenure, is also the one that conducted the Mar-a-Lago raid, Real Clear Investigations reports.
The counterintelligence division let the investigation into Russian “collusion” title “Crossfire Hurricane” which was led by disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok.
Now the unit is leading the investigation into Trump, from Washington, not the field office in Miami.
But one member of Crossfire Hurricane is still involved. Key member Brian Auten still works politically sensitive investigations including the probe into Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Auten has been allowed to work on sensitive cases even though he has been under internal investigation since 2019, when Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred him for disciplinary review for his role in vetting a Hillary Clinton campaign-funded dossier used by the FBI to obtain a series of wiretap warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz singled out Auten for cutting a number of corners in the verification process and even allowing information he knew to be incorrect slip into warrant affidavits and mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.
In congressional testimony this month, Wray confirmed that “a number of” former Crossfire Hurricane team members are still employed at the bureau while undergoing disciplinary review. In the meantime, Wray has walled off the former Russiagate investigators only from participating in FISA wiretap applications, according to the sources.
Auten could also be part of the team helping to determine whether the documents seized pose a national security risk, and whick ones fall outside of the scope of the investigation and need to be returned.
The FBI has already made the massive mistake of violating the search warrant and stealing Trump’s passports, which are being returned due to them being unrelated documents.
Another top counterintelligence official is a Democrat donor.
Sources told RealClearInvestigations that Jay Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in Justice’s national security division, who happens to be a Democratic National Committee donor, has been coordinating the Mar-a-Lago investigation with Alan Kohler, who heads the FBI’s counterintelligence division.
The connection between the Russia Hoax and the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago appear to go deeper with all of the agents under investigation still working for the bureau if they decided to stay.
Probe all agents involved in Raid
Ah YES…the REAL Russian collusion at last!
Common sense says you do NOT allow any of the same agents be involved in the Mar a Lago raid investigation.
Common sense is not a factor for these people.
[…] We reported yesterday that the unit that conducted the raid was the same one involved in investigating the Trump-Russia hoax. [READ MORE: FBI Unit Investigating Trump has a Bias Problem] […]
This RAID is uncalled for
It’s harmful to all AMERICANS and to the CONSTITUTION of our UNITED STATES
And it’s leaving all AMERICANS open to this treatment by the government AMERICANS TAXPAYERS PAsy their SALARIES. Just nit right people
This is a group of FBI that needs fired.
My Heart is breaking for My Beautiful Free Country! HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN A COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA
I’M STILL WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO EVERY OTHER TRIAL, FOR ANYTHING THAT WAS ALLEGED:?? FROM DAY ONE OF TRUMPS ELECTION THERE WERE ORGANIZED RIOTS.
ALL THIS FOR YEARS OF SPITE WORK, BECAUSE A WOMAN WHO LIED, CHEATED, & KNOWINGLY BROKE
THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY SHE WANTED TO RUN!
ITS STILL GOING ON, THESE CORUPT PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO DESTROY OUR
FREE COUNTRY! THEY REFUSE TO EXCEPT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE: WE VOTED FOR A PERSON THAT WASN’T A POLITICIAN!!! EVER SINCE THAT DAY, ALL THE ANTI-AMERICANS VOTED IN BY AMERICANS WHO
DIDN’T THEIR HOME WORK, INVESTIGATING THE RECORDS OF POLITICIANS RUNNING FOR OFFICE!!
NOW PROGRESSIVES IN THE MEDIA & ON ALL THESE
DEVICES THE BIG TECH RICH, HAVE BEEN
GROOMING US & OUR CHILDREN FOR THE DEMISE OF OUR COUNTRY TO DEFACE OUR FLAG, SALUTING OUR FLAG OR DEFEND OUR COUNTRY AGAINST THESE PEOPLE WHO CAN CANCEL US, BAN ANYTHING SO WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANYTHING WE HAVE THE WRITE TO KNOW:! I DIDN’T FORGET OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, OR THOSE TEACH OUR LITTLE ONES, NOR DID I FOR GET THE MEDIA, ALL ARE TO BLAME FOR WHATS HAPPENING NOW!! BUT WE HAD BETTER LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WE LET THEM DO OUR HOMEWORK, IT WAS EASIER, INSTEAD OF VETTING THOSE RUNNING FOR OFFICE. IT IS NOW FASHIONABLE TO VOTE FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY, NOT FOR THEIR LOVE OF THIS COUNTRY OR OUR FREEDOM, OR
THEIR OATH TO PROTECT AMERICA & ITS PEOPLE WILL, BUT BY THIS CRAZY IDEA TO FILL JOBS BY RACE, GENDER, OR LACK OF GENDER: WE’RE BEING
TOLD WE’RE GUILTY OF EVERYTHING WRONG IN THIS COUNTRY!! SO WE HAVE TO APPOINT ANYONE, JUST TO FILL QUOTERS!! NO WE HAVE TO FILL SEATS IN OUR NATION THAT LOVE AMERICA & HER PEOPLE, HER LAWS THAT PROTECT HER FROM BEING INVADED
BY THE ENEMIES OF THIS COUNTY. PEOPLE THAT ARE PROUD ENOUGH OF WHO THEY ARE, WHAT COLOR THEY ARE, WHO THEY LOVE!! BUT STOP USING EVERYTHING ON THE AMERICANS THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY! I’M A SECOND GENERATION AMERICAN,
WHO IS OLDER THEN ANYONE, SITTING IN CONGRESS, & MOST OF THOSE IN GOVERNMENT SO, DON’T GET IN A SNIT ABOUT BEING ANTI IMMIGRANTS, IM PRO-IMMIGRANTS, BUT IM ALSO PRO-BORDER. NO AMERICAN CAN LEAVE THIS COUNTRY, WITHOUT A PASSPORT!! WE CAN’T GO TO CANADA OR MEXICO, FOR PETES SAKE!! WHY IS IT CONSIDERED CRUEL FOR US TO HAVE A BORDER, SO WE CAN HAVE A VETTING PROCESS. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK. IF YOU WANT REVENGE FOR SOMETHING YOU THINK IS UNFAIR, I HAVE A SOLUTION, GET AN EDUCATION! SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE!!! WE MUST TEACH OUR CHILDREN NOT TO TAKE TO EASY WAYOUT! TO BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THEIR ACTIONS, HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS,
SPEAK ENGLISH, WITHOUT SWEARING 🤬 BE VERY INVOLVED IN THEIR EDUCATION.. AND TELL THEM THEY ARE LOVED & LIVE IN THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, THEY CAN BECOME ANYTHING THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK FOR: SORRY FOR THE RANT
BUT MY HEART HURTS, WATCHING MY COUNTRY BEING DISRESPECTED BY HER OWN PEOPLE! I WAS SICK WATCHING THE OLYMPIANS DISRESPECTING OUR COUNTRY & FLAG IN FRONT OF THE WORLD. 😢