“FBI can’t neutralize a security threat if the president is the threat”

So many important and interesting pieces out there this morning. This one by ⁦@AshaRangappa_⁩ is indispensable. https://t.co/fn7j89lpY8

— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) January 13, 2019


But Mueller — and Congress — could pick up where counterintelligence hits its limits.

By Asha Rangappa [2019-01-13]

The FBI, according to the New York Times, opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether President Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia after he fired former FBI director James B. Comey in 2017. As a former FBI agent who conducted investigations against foreign intelligence services, I know that the bureau would have had to possess strong evidence that Trump posed a national security threat to meet the threshold for opening such an investigation. But the more important question now is not how or why the case was opened, but whether it was ever closed. []

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