This is huge. Redactions are designed to protect national security, not to keep criminals from going to prison. But, the Deep State was caught doing just that. After almost two years of denial, we now know that Hillary and the DNC supplied the FBI with the fake dossier. Democrat Party Attorney Michael Sussman met with the top lawyer of the Department of Justice , James Baker, to deliver the phony Russian dossier. We know this for a fact because James Baker, himself, testified to that fact. The FBI and DOJ have kept insisting that they didn’t know the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC, but now, we know they have been lying all this time.
Before you judge the DOJ’s and FBI’s arguments — which are similar to those offered to stop the release of information in other major episodes of American history, from the Bay of Pigs to 9/11 — consider Footnote 43 on Page 57 of Chapter 3 of the House Intelligence Committee’s report earlier this year on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Until this past week, the footnote really had garnered no public intrigue, in part because the U.S. intelligence community blacked out the vast majority of its verbiage in the name of national security before the report was made public.
From the heavy redactions, all one could tell is that FBI general counsel James Baker met with an unnamed person who provided some information in September 2016 about Russia, email hacking and a possible link to the Trump campaign.
There is now a concrete storyline backed by irrefutable evidence: The FBI allowed itself to take political opposition research created by one party to defeat another in an election, treated it like actionable intelligence, presented it to the court as substantiated, and then used it to justify spying on an adviser for the campaign of that party’s duly chosen nominee for president in the final days of a presidential election.
And when, nine months later, the FBI could not prove the allegation of collusion between Trump and Russia, unverified evidence was leaked to the media to try to sustain public support for a continued investigation.
That means the redaction of Footnote 43 had more to do with political embarrassment than with national security. And that should concern us all.
— STEALTH JEFF (@drawandstrike) October 8, 2018
But, you know no one will be punished unless Sessions quits or gets fired.