CLAIMS “THE DEEP STATE” AT WORK TO PROTECT ITSELF
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 17, 2018) — In his opening monologue on Thursday night, commentator Sean Hannity referred to a Wednesday article in The New York Times as an effort by certain FBI and DOJ personnel to “leak” information ahead of a much-anticipated DOJ Inspector General report which reportedly calls them out for misconduct.
Hannity termed The Times as “friendly” to the DOJ and FBI, who he generally included in the broad category of “the Deep State.”
Hannity said he believes those who participated in an investigation of the Trump campaign beginning in July 2016 are seeking to protect themselves from the fallout which may be coming in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.
The “secret subpoenas” used to collect phone records and other communications were said by The Times to be “national security letters,” the use of which was reviewed in 2006 by the then-DOJ inspector general.
At 9:10 p.m. EDT, Hannity said that the involvement of the Obama State Department in opening a probe into the 2016 Trump campaign’s alleged “Russia collusion” implicates Barack Hussein Obama himself in a plot to jettison Trump’s campaign and, failing that, his nascent presidency.
Hanity also announced that the individuals mentioned in the IG’s report are now in possession of it. According to an article published in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal by Kimberley Strassel, those individuals will have a chance to review and refute, if they wish, Horowitz’s findings as to their conduct during the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecure email server during her time as Obama’s Secretary of State.
That probe ended with no charges being brought as announced by then-FBI Director James B. Comey.
At 9:18 p.m., Hannity brought on former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy, investigative journalist Sara A. Carter, and Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett to discuss the Trump campaign probe, termed “Crossfire Hurricane,” as revealed by The Times on Wednesday.
Carter said that Horowitz’s report contains the “full scope” of the Clinton email investigation and that the public can expect to see it in “3-4 weeks.”
Regarding an alleged “confidential informant” within the Trump campaign as reported by Strassel and others over the last week, Jarrett opined the FBI attempted to “frame” Donald Trump.
McCarthy said that “it simply is not possible” for any reasonable person to believe that the Clinton probe was conducted properly or that credible evidence existed to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.