by Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
Indications are that the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign may not have been what has been revealed to date. Two facts buried in the recently released DOJ IG Report have explosive implications and strongly suggest that the Crossfire Hurricane investigation was a joint CIA/FBI Operation.
The IG Report reveals that Russian Oligarch 1 was the “subject of a Crossfire Hurricane case.” See page 194 of the FISA report:
However, the IG Report states that the FBI only opened Crossfire Hurricane cases against four individuals, Page, Papadopoulos, Manafort and Flynn. This was noted in the first page of the Executive Summary of the FISA Report:
If the FBI did not have a Crossfire Hurricane case open against Russian Oligarch 1, who did and why? Could it have to do with the fact that Russian Oligarch 1 is not a U.S. person? What agency would investigate non U.S.persons?
The IG Report also reveals that FBI officials justified retaining the Crossfire Hurricane case at Headquarters, in part, to “allow for better coordination with…interagency partners.” See page 64 of the FISA Report:
What “interagency partner” might that include?
Both Brennan and Comey have admitted that a lot of information about Russian election meddling (generally) was exchanged between them well before the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation was allegedly opened on July 31, 2016. This would also be consistent with some sort of joint operation.
If Crossfire Hurricane was a joint operation between the CIA and FBI, some of the statements made by Page and Strzok, and others, in texts and elsewhere are more revealing.