Crossfire Hurricane: A Political Storm

A year ago, shortly after Trump had begun his first term, he dropped allegations of being wiretapped on Twitter. The tweet sent the media ablaze in a determination to debunk his claim,  by shrugging it off as a false statement. 


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However, as each IG report comes out, more and more corruption becomes uncovered. There is no mistake that the FBI under Obama became politicized as people like Comey leaked to news publications. The upcoming IG report focuses on Comey's role in handling Clinton's email investigation.  

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Meanwhile, NYT prints out an article that suspiciously seems to be downplaying the role the FBI played leading up to Elections 2016. 

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One of the most important aspects of the article is the outright admission that the FBI dispatched agents to London in a covert operation called "Crossfire Hurricane". The most interesting detail of it all is that it was never revealed before. As it stood, the infamous Steele dossier had been the basis of the whole Russia investigation. This completely contradicts much of what Comey and others have testified in front of Congress about. Buried way down in the piece, is the fact that the Steele dossier was not a part of the whole investigation until late September. This puts holes into the investigation and then claims it was not political. While Peter Strzok was part of the covert London operation, he was also investigating Clinton emails at the same time. How can anyone not question conflicts of interest? 

Another interesting find within the article was a direct admission that key players within the Trump campaign were in fact, surveilled. "The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters — a secret type of subpoena". This seems to lead credence to Trump's original claim last March, that he was being wiretapped, during the Election. Trump tweeted about the recent finds, in a tweet storm earlier today. 



Trump again called it worse than Watergate, as previously stated in his earlier tweets last March. 

Operation Crossfire, if anything, seems to be an ironic twist on the entire Obama era FBI administration. Comey himself has put himself into direct crossfire as the upcoming IG report seems to indicate. It is becoming increasingly clear that the embattled FBI was in fact, abused by the former Obama administration. Operation Crossfire may very well be the storm that blows the roof off the FBI. 


Written By Fulcrum Contributor @PinkAboutIt