CID1990 wrote:But anyone who knows anything about the “CI side” of the FBI (not “the CI investigation”... note how you changed what I said) knows that there is no ongoing CI investigation into the Steele dossier - because the special prosecutor handled that inquiry. Any inquiry by the FBI itself ended with the Mueller’s appointment. They had their crack at it prior to that.
So yes, Reek, I know whether it is finished or ongoing, and if you had any common sense or knowledge of the organizational culture you’d know it too, instead of coming back for another beating.
Not true. Mueller's investigation and resulting report were focused on crimes. The FBI's CI investigation remained (and, perhaps remains) separate.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... el-inquiry
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi brought up how earlier in the day Mueller described his report as “detailing a criminal investigation” and Mueller agreed with his characterization. The Democrat from Illinois said “since it was outside the purview of your investigation, your report did not reach counterintelligence conclusions regarding the subject matter of your report.”
“That’s true,” Mueller replied.
“For instance, since it was outside your purview, your report did not reach counterintelligence conclusions regarding any Trump administration officials who might potentially be vulnerable to compromise or blackmail by Russia, correct?” Krishnamoorthi asked.
Mueller indicated those determinations were likely made by the FBI and did not make it into his report because “we advert to the counterintelligence goals of our investigation which were secondary to any criminal wrongdoing that we could find.”
Moving on to “counterintelligence risks associated with lying," Krishnamoorthi asked Mueller whether individuals could be blackmailed if they lie about their contacts with foreign nations. Mueller agreed.
“For example, you successfully charged former national security adviser Michael Flynn of lying to federal agents about his conversations with Russian officials, correct?” Krishnamoorthi asked.
Mueller agreed again.
“Since it was outside the purview of your investigation, your report did not address how Flynn's false statements could pose a national security risk because the Russians knew the falsity of those statements, right?” Krishnamoorthi continued.
In what looked to be a confirmation of ongoing counterintelligence inquiries within the bureau, Mueller said he “cannot get into that mainly because there are many elements of the FBI that are looking at different aspects of that issue.”
“Currently?” Krishnamoorthi asked.
“Currently,” Mueller replied.
You’ve already shown your ignorance - there’s no need to double down on it, Reek
Your bolded part indicates that Mueller didn’t consider counterintel issues (true) but it doesn’t indicate that there is a CI investigation into the Steele dossier (there isn’t)
Mueller later says that there are other parts currently looking into the natsec implications of Flynn lying to investigators - which is something that, in spite of what Mueller says, cannot be followed up because the facts are already known: that Flynn lied about talking to Russians - he can’t be blackmailed on that because he was charged and it is in the Mueller report.
So contra what Mueller said, to be “investigating” the implications of what Flynn said is completely unnecessary, and therefore a waste of time.
Normally I’d say that surely this doesn’t have to be explained to a logical person but obviously that isn’t the case here.
I suppose as the weeks, months, and years go by I’ll have to check back with you about the results of the CI investigation over whether or not Trump really did have hookers pee on him.
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