FBI to Investigate Right-Wing Sites for Russian Influence – Won’t Commit to Investigating Obama
President Donald Trump is going to regret the day he left James Comey in charge of the FBI. The FBI is now investigating right-wing sites about alleged collusion with Russian agents while at the same time Comey is not committing to investigating the leaks that led to former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigning, which have been attributed to Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. Keep in mind, this is the same FBI Director that stood before the American people and confessed that Hillary Clinton broke the law, but would not seek an indictment against her.
FBI Director James Comey, who made millions via a large Clinton Foundation defense contractor and should recuse himself from any of this seeing how the real ties to Russia are within the Clinton camp, confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI is investigating possible links between members of the Trump campaign and the alleged Russian campaign to influence the election and whether or not there was collusion between the two.
Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.
Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused by the FBI of ordering a campaign intended to influence the U.S. election.
The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last year’s elections.
Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives. Their participation, however, wasn’t necessary for the bots to amplify their news through Twitter and Facebook.
Since there is no evidence that there was collusion, or the FBI would have already put it out there seeing that they seem so sure Russian bots were doing what they were doing, wasn’t the media doing practically the same thing for Hillary Clinton? Aren’t foreign interests tied to just about every major news network? What about social media? Are you telling me that Zuckerburg and Company, along with Twitter and others were not censoring conservatives and Trump supporters and favoring Hillary Clinton? If you are, you must be outside your mind!
Meanwhile, as evidence comes forward that the Obama administration engaged in illegal wiretaps and surveillance of Trump and his family, as well as former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Comey has dismissed those claims and told the Justice Department to do the same. Why? Has he conducted an investigation or is he running interference because he is being blackmailed by the Clintons?
Finally, Director Comey also would not commit to investigating the source of leaks that led to former White House National Security adviser Mike Flynn’s resignation.
Interestingly enough, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked whether or not Comey could confirm whether an investigation in that matter was taking place.
“I can’t, but I hope people watching know how seriously we take leaks of classified information,” he said on Monday. “But I don’t want to confirm it by saying that we’re investigating it.”
“What I don’t ever want to do is compound what bad people have done and confirm something that’s in the newspaper,” Comey added. “Because sometimes the newspaper gets it right, [but] there’s a whole lot of wrong information allegedly about classified activities that’s in the newspaper — we don’t call them and correct them, either. That’s another big challenge. But we just don’t go anywhere near it because we don’t want to help and compound the offense that was committed.”
However, he’s going to go ahead with investigating these allegations with Russia and hacks and confirm that. Would that not also imply that there might be “classified information” in those investigations too?
Sadly, Gowdy wants to reauthorize a major NSA surveillance program in the fall, one that seems to be at odds with the Fourth Amendment yet, Gowdy claims “the people consent to allow government to pursue certain things with the explicit promise it will be protected.” The problem is that the Fourth Amendment is still in writing and it would take a constitutional amendment, not a bill in Congress to do such things lawfully.
“You are 100 percent correct and I am 100 percent correct that that is a distinction that doesn’t make a difference to most of the people watching television,” Gowdy said. “What we are reauthorizing this fall has nothing to do with what we are discussing, other than it is another government program where the people consent to allow government to pursue certain things with the explicit promise it will be protected. So, you’re right, they’re different, but in the eyes of people watching, it is the U.S. government officials leaking the name of a U.S. citizen … trust me, you and I both want to see it reauthorized. It is in jeopardy if we don’t get this resolved.”
Frankly, I’m beginning to wonder if anyone in DC actually has read the Constitution, understand the enumerated powers of Congress, the Executive Branch or the Judicial Branch and the Bill of Rights. From the looks of things, it doesn’t appear that many have done so.
Here’s a suggestion Mr. Comey, why not investigate the Democrat Party or the Communist Party USA. Aren’t they supposed to have the same ideology as Russia? One could make the argument that they are doing more than influencing the elections we have. I’ll bet that thought never crossed your mind.