While the Russia investigation came to an end last month, news about a Foreign Intelligence Survellienace Court (FISA) motion from 2012 has surfaced.
Apparently, the FISA motion in question allowed the FBI to share the information of United States citizens with foreign agencies. This is believed to have had an impact on the Russia investigation, as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Everything You Need to Know
In a nutshell, sharing the information of American citizens with foreign agencies opened the door for misconduct. After all, if foreign agencies are able to keep tabs on the people of this country, they can do so for nefarious reasons. One of the most common examples includes spying on political opponents. This is an experience which many members of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team reportedly experienced.
In America, there are all types of concerns about an oppressive government spying on its citizens. Now, while this is a valid concern, there is an even greater danger in foreign agencies being able to spy on the American people. After all, foreign agencies are not beholden to the United States Constitution in any manner whatsoever.
How Did This Impact the Russia Investigation?
Put simply, members of foreign agencies are said to have maintained relationships with various individuals who were close to the Mueller probe, or at the very least, close enough to the anti-Trump, Steele dossier. Considering the fact that many members of the president’s campaign were allegedly targeted by foreign agencies, this makes matters even worse.
In the news, there has been so much talk and speculation about whether or not President Trump colluded with the Russian government in order to win the 2016 presidential election. This talk remains ongoing, despite the vast conflict of interest between various FBI officials and foreign governments.
Remember when former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussed having an “insurance policy” in the event that Trump won the 2016 presidential election? It’s looking more and more like that insurance policy turned out to be the Russia investigation.
Perhaps it’s time for a probe into just how much foreign agencies did in the attempt to prevent President Trump from winning the 2016 election?
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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.