On July 13, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, with copies to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, according to the Daily Caller.
In the letter, they expressed concern about an alleged disinformation campaign targeting Congress, public discourse, and the November presidential election.
“Given the seriousness and specificity of these threats, as members of congressional leadership and the congressional intelligence committees we believe it is imperative that the FBI provide a classified defensive briefing to all members of Congress and that the briefing draw on all-source intelligence information and analysis, consistent with due regard for the protection of sensitive intelligence sources and methods,” the lawmakers said in the letter.
Paradoxically, these same lawmakers are the ones who initiated and pushed through the impeachment of President Donald Trump based on Steele’s dossier, which indicated that Trump’s campaign was coordinating efforts with Russian agents to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections. The scenario is the same; in 2016 then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wrote to FBI Director James Comey to investigate possible collusion between President Trump and the Kremlin, which resulted in the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
President Trump was acquitted of the impeachment as no evidence of collusion with Russia was found.
The Steele dossier allegedly had two key pieces of evidence that compromised President Trump: 1) Carter Page, who worked as a foreign policy consultant for President Trump, had met with two Kremlin “insiders” and 2) that former President Trump’s lawyer,Michael Cohen, met with two Russian insiders in Prague to plan the hacking of the Democrats.
According to a recently declassified FBI document, the Inspector General Report alerted the FBI in January 2017, prior to the Mueller investigation, that rumors that Trump’s associates were colluding with Russia were misinformation planted by Russian intelligence agents.
In other words, this declassified FBI document brings down the whole conspiracy on which the impeachment by these Democratic leaders against President Trump was based, and what’s worse, the FBI knew about it before it started the investigation.
Let the past’s lessons be the wisdom for the present: The FBI should act righteously and investigate these Democrats and former FBI agents who colluded to impeach the President of the United States and not otherwise.