By 1600 Staff
President Trump has directed the Department of Justice to investigate the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. This comes as the New York Times revealed last week that the same team that promptly exonerated Hillary Clinton and her team of wrongdoing were incorporated into a operation, code named “Crossfire Hurricane” into the Trump campaign.
Reports have recently come to light that the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Obama administration had informants inside the 2016 campaign. The Department of Justice, which also oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, will conduct the investigation into the matter. “Crossfire Hurricane”, the FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, was highly irregular; the investigation will be conducted by an Inspector General to determine if there were political impropriety or motivation behind “Crossfire Hurricane”.
The president also referenced an op-ed in Wall Street Journal that questioned Barack Obama’s role in the conspiracy, as the former president would have surely been aware of such a consequential investigation. In any event, Obama would owe the public an explanation of what he knew, or whether he knew it, during the investigation that involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. President Trump likely has access to at least some of the information that such an investigation recovered, and seems to be hinting at a brewing scandal, as he says the FBI’s investigation is “bigger than Watergate”.
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