Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents tasked by fired former Director James Comey to take down Donald Trump during and after the 2016 election were so concerned about the agency’s potentially illegal behavior that they purchased liability insurance to protect themselves less than two weeks before Trump was inaugurated president, previously hidden FBI text messages show. The explosive new communications and internal FBI notes were disclosed in federal court filings today from Sidney Powell, the attorney who heads Michael Flynn’s legal defense team.
H/T: The Federalist
“[W]e all went and purchased professional liability insurance,” one agent texted on Jan. 10, 2017, the same day CNN leaked details that then-President-elect Trump had been briefed by Comey about the bogus Christopher Steele dossier.
“Holy crap,” an agent responded. “All the analysts too?”
“Yep,” the first agent said. “All the folks at the Agency as well.”
“[C]an I ask who are the most likely litigators?” an agent responded. “[A]s far as potentially suing y’all[?]”
“[H]aha, who knows….I think [t]he concern when we got it was that there was a big leak at DOJ and the NYT among others was going to do a piece,” the first agent said.
🚨 NEW Flynn docs— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
11/8/16: "So glad they're closing Razor"
12/5/16: Disagreement with getting Flynn financials. "We didn't find anything..."
12/5/16: "This [investigation] is a nightmare"
1/5/17: After Obama WH meeting - Razor is going to stay open.
1/10/17: FBI analysts discuss getting "professional liability insurance" over Flynn investigation. pic.twitter.com/rWgto5PyXZ— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
1/13/17: FBI analyst suspicions of Flynn/Kislak leak.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
"It's got to be someone on the [WH] staff"
"[Presidential Daily Briefing] staff."
"Or WH Seniors [senior officials]" pic.twitter.com/cgkEAEUIls
Peter Strzok Notes on Flynn Intel Group FARA issues:— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
Flynn Intel Group "satisfied the registration obligation"
"No evidence of any willfulness" to violate laws. pic.twitter.com/xUE7ofBCK2
12/5/16: Discussions of the investigation of Flynn— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
"We put out traces, tripwires to community and nothing."
"So whats an NSL [National Security Letter] going to do - no content." pic.twitter.com/6M7lVbbTZk
The Flynn defense memo includes the following exhibits:— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 24, 2020
1) Notes from Strzok and McCabe
2) FBI analyst messages
3) More Strzok/Page texts
Read it all here:https://t.co/xkuNmcyECQ pic.twitter.com/b39b0q6vmF
🚨🚨New exculpatory information in Gen Flynn case - FBI Agents KNEW the Crossfire Hurricane investigation was way outside of any normal bounds - and told each other. pic.twitter.com/bykIXQ1X1O— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) September 24, 2020
Agents were glad they shut down the investigation into General Flynn pic.twitter.com/V5OJ0TTgFJ— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) September 24, 2020
DAMNING. pic.twitter.com/XR9LLjyL84— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) September 24, 2020
This release is the worst yet for the coup plotters. pic.twitter.com/afWaFfjxi6— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) September 24, 2020
In December 2016, FBI leaders knew their dossier-fueled campaign against President-elect Donald Trump relied on the word of a possible Russian agent.— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) September 25, 2020
Heads must roll for this. https://t.co/nmPOAj2Zx8
When BuzzFeed published the dossier, Peter Strzok texted that the FBI should use the release as a pretext to "go interview some people."— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 25, 2020
He did *not* say: "Holy shit, they published info that a possible Russian spy gave to a former British spy." https://t.co/WWayZMXZz0