It’s all coming out now, isn’t it?
According to a newly surfaced document, the F.B.I. told its agents that the information regarding the Alfa Bank claims came from the Department of Justice—not Michael Sussmann.
How did this happen, and how are they still denying senior-level involvement in the conspiracy if this is the case?
The information given to them by Sussmann magically relabeled itself as having come from the DOJ? The officials and agents who initially received the information from Sussmann ‘forgot’ where it came from?
Here is the latest development in the ongoing Durham investigation and Sussmann trial:
DEVELOPING: It appears the "US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE" referral Chicago FBI cited in opening Trump-Alfa Bank case consisted of white papers provided by DOJ official Bruce Ohr whose wife Nellie wrote one of the white papers under Hillary oppo research contract #MoreCircularEvidence
— Paul Sperry (@PaulSperry30) May 23, 2022
Sands was co-author of EC opening Alfa Bank investigation. Sands and Heide said that FBI received a "DOJ referral", but today says info came from Baker. Will Durham ask about inconsistency? Or will they, as usual, just leave relevant questions unasked? https://t.co/uLc4seTfQs pic.twitter.com/bPixreZ5sy
— Stephen McIntyre (@ClimateAudit) May 23, 2022
The New York Post confirmed:
The document, a record of the investigation being opened by agents Curtis Heide and Allison Sands and dated Sept. 23, 2016, did not mention Sussmann as the source of the allegations.
“In that referral, the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE provided the FBI with a white paper that was produced by an anonymous third party,” the communication said, before adding: “According to the white paper, a U.S.-based server that is owned by the TRUMP ORGANIZATION has been communicating with the Russian-based ALFA BANK organization in Moscow, Russia.”
FBI agent Alison Sands testified that she was told that the false Alfa Bank claims came from the DOJ, not the Clinton campaign. That is the same pattern as the Steele dossier, where the funding of the campaign was hidden and connections obscured. https://t.co/OB3wJcFD8w
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 24, 2022
Last week, we learned that at the same time Sussmann was pushing the fake Alfa Bank story into the FBI, someone else was pushing the same story into the DOJ. Now we find out that a CHS was also pushing the fake story into the FBI. Hillary put a lot of redundancy into her scheme. https://t.co/2LRZgiAVM0
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) May 23, 2022
Washington Examiner had more details:
Those copied on the FBI’s investigative launch document included since-fired agent Peter Strzok, who also authored the opening electronic communication for Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016.
Durham’s 2021 indictment clearly stated, “The FBI had, in fact, initiated an investigation of these allegations in response to a meeting that Michael Sussmann … requested and held with the FBI General Counsel.”