President Donald Trump and his supporters knew the left was out to get him from the time he ran for office. New evidence may indicate just how deep that desire took them.
In one of his last moves as president, Trump declassified more materials related to Operation Crossfire Hurricane, Breitbart reported. In what essentially amounted to a sitting president spying on the opposing party’s candidate, the Obama administration sicced the intelligence community on Trump in the Russia collusion hoax.
Trump demanded that the Department of Justice release remaining evidence related to that investigation. “I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible,” Trump said in a White House memo. While some material was redacted for national security reasons, the president went on to say that he had “determined to accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI in that January 17 submission.”
Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) already demanded the release of an oversight investigation. “As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have decided to release all transcripts of depositions involving the committee’s oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation,” Graham said. “We have released as much material as possible, but some classified material has still been withheld.”
“I believe that Crossfire Hurricane was one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ,” Graham continued. “The FISA court was lied to. Exculpatory information was withheld on those being investigated. The investigators, with some notable exceptions, were incredibly biased and used the powers of law enforcement for political purposes,” he said. “The subjects of the investigation had their lives turned upside down. It is my hope that counterintelligence investigations will be reined in and this never happens again in America.”
Early in his presidency, Trump had to deal with accusations that Russian interference helped him win against his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Based on flimsy evidence, including opposition research that became the infamous Steele Dossier, many concluded the investigation was simply a witch hunt perpetrated by Trump’s enemies in the government.
The left breathlessly predicted the end of the Trump presidency based on the Russia collusion narrative. Even FBI agent Peter Strzok, who assisted Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation used it to reassure his mistress and fellow FBI employee that they would be able to “stop” Trump from becoming president.
After years of investigation, Trump was finally cleared of any wrong-doing when it came to the Russians. Democrats instead pivoted to other hoaxes to achieve their two impeachments against the president, obsessively pursuing him even until his last days in office.
The full extent of what Trump endured and what motivated the intelligence community may never fully be known. However, at least declassifying as much of the information as possible is a good start to uncovering the sinister workings of the Deep State. Americans should know what their government did to a sitting president, even after President Joe Biden has taken office.