by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2018
High-ranking government officials not only plotted to make sure Hillary Clinton was not indicted, but had a “backup plan” to “basically frame” President Donald Trump for Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a former FBI official said.
“I think we have ample facts revealed to us during this last year and a half that high-ranking people throughout government, not just the FBI, high-ranking people had a plot to not have Hillary Clinton, you know, indicted,” James Kallstrom said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo.”
Kallstrom’s comments came in the wake of the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was a key player in the agency’s investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified material and the decision not to charge the former secretary of state.
Kallstrom, who worked at the FBI for 27 years, was responding to Bartiromo’s question about whether he believed someone in the FBI was directing officials to protect Clinton.
“Do you think somebody was directing them or do you think they just came to the conclusion on their own, this leadership at the FBI and the Department of Justice, that they wanted to change the outcome of the election?” Bartiromo asked.
Kallstrom said officials “had a backup plan to basically frame Donald Trump and that’s what’s been going on,” Kallstrom said.
New York Post columnist Michael Goodman said that a second special counsel is needed to investigate the FBI, particularly after the firing of McCabe.
“That the drama (of McCabe’s firing) played out on the same day that news broke that the existing special counsel, Robert Mueller, subpoenaed records from President Trump’s business organization highlighted the disparity between the no-holds-barred way Trump is being probed and the slapdash, unserious effort to uncover anti-Trump wrongdoing in the government,” Goodman wrote.
“A criminal investigation, then, is the only way to find out who did what, and to connect the dots between various agencies, such as the FBI and State Department, that reportedly worked secretly to help elect Hillary Clinton.”
Goodman continued: “Yet a routine criminal investigation, conducted by the Justice Department and the FBI, isn’t the solution, either. Asking those departments to investigate themselves when they are still stonewalling Congress and private lawsuits over internal documents guarantees a whitewash. All of which makes a special counsel essential.”
Meanwhile, McCabe’s firing, and Trump’s response, brought out several “Deep State” operatives who unified behind McCabe via Twitter.
In one tweet, former CIA Director John Brennan called Trump a “disgraced demagogue” who will eventually land “in the dustbin of history.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power lauded Brennan’s tweet, then posted one of her own relating an African proverb to McCabe’s firing – “The axe forgets; the tree remembers.”
Former Attorney General Eric Holder tweeted: “Analyze McCabe firing on two levels: the substance and the timing. We don’t know enough about the substance yet. The timing appears cruel and a cave that compromised DOJ independence to please an increasingly erratic President who should’ve played no role here. This is dangerous.”
Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted: “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” won’t be released until April 17 but it is already a best-seller.
Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett had the following blunt comeback, tweeting: If Comey cleared Clinton for political reasons (as evidence suggests) that’s obstruction of justice. If he gave false testimony to Congress, well…you know. I could go all day long on Comey. Looking forward to his work of fiction with the pretentious, self-righteous title.”