Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

FBI Opens Preliminary Investigation Of Trump’s Former Campaign Mgr. Manafort’s Possible Spying Along With Trump For Russia

A veteran spy for a Western nation who specialized in Russian counterintelligence says he warned the FBI Moscow is trying to manipulate Donald Trump, according to a new report.  The ex-intelligence officer said he discovered “sufficiently serious” information worth sharing with the agency in July.
“Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at least five years,” a memo he sent to FBI then says.

“Aim, endorsed by [Russian leader Vladimir] Putin, has been to encourage splits and divisions in Western alliance,” the message adds.


“[Trump] and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals.”


The spy’s memo concludes Russian intelligence “compromised” Trump during his multiple visits to Moscow and could “blackmail him” if necessary.


They had also compiled a dossier on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton based on “bugged conversations she had on various visits to Russia and intercepted phone calls.”


And it’s not surprising why Trump is pandering and fawning all over murderer Putin. Not only does he have millions in Russian mafia loans, but he and his former campaign manager are attached at the hip to the Russians.


The FBI has been conducting a preliminary inquiry into Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s foreign business connections, law enforcement and intelligence sources told NBC News Monday.


Word of the inquiry, which has not blossomed into a full-blown criminal investigation, comes just days after FBI Director James Comey’s disclosure that his agency is examining a new batch of emails connected to an aide to Hillary Clinton.


And it comes a day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized Comey’s revelation and asserted that Comey possesses “explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.”


The FBI did not comment. Manafort told NBC News “none of it is true … There’s no investigation going on by the FBI that I’m aware of.” He said he had never had ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, or had dealings with Putin and his government. He said any suggestion of such ties was “Democratic propaganda.”


“This is all political propaganda, meant to deflect,” he said.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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