EXCLUSIVE: FBI Obtained Bogus Trump-Russia Alfa Bank FISA Warrant After They Learned the Entire Story was a Lie
Obama’s Deep State FBI obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Trump Tower based on information that Russian Alfa Bank was interacting with candidate Trump.
However, we now know the corrupt FBI knew the entire story was a lie and yet they withheld this information from the court.
As we reported in April 2019, the Alfa Bank hoax all started in June, 2016. After news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on attack. The group of individuals, led by a Hillary supporter whom the Obama Administration had provided a grant, started snooping around the Trump Tower computers to allegedly see if these servers had also been hacked.
A respected computer scientist who raised concerns about a possible connection between President Trump and a Russian bank is an unabashed Hillary Clinton supporter who made multiple small donations to the Democrat’s presidential campaign around the time she and her colleagues surfaced the allegations.
Professor Camp also received a multi-million dollar grant from the Obama Administration in 2012.
According to the New York Times on October 31, 2016, computer logs showed that two servers at Alfa Bank sent more than 2,700 “look-up” messages to the Trump servers.
At about the same time, the FBI received a complaint from “cyberexperts” about a possible Trump-Alfa Bank connection, which led the FBI to investigate into a Trump-Alfa Bank connection. According to the New York Times:
In classified sessions in August and September of 2016, intelligence officials also briefed congressional leaders on the possibility of financial ties between Russians and people connected to Mr. Trump. They focused particular attention on what cyber experts said appeared to be a mysterious computer back channel between the Trump Organization and the Alfa Bank, which is one of Russia’s biggest banks and whose owners have longstanding ties to Mr. Putin.
At this same time Christopher Steele was in full force pushing the now debunked claim that Trump was connected to Alfa Bank. In mid-September Steele submitted his memos, and at least one of these included the Trump-Alfa Bank connection. Steele submitted these memos to the press and to the FBI.
And now we know that Fusion GPS was pushing this bogus story to far left Slate Magazine.
Fusion GPS was behind this now discredited Slate story about a “special email server existing between Trump Tower and Moscow’s Alfa bank.” Here’s Hillary Clinton tweeting out the story the day it appeared.. https://t.co/f7GRwPgGQx
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) December 12, 2017
And Hillary Clinton pushed the conspiracy knowing HER TEAM was behind the bogus accusations!
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
We know that the FBI sought and received a FISA warrant related to the Russia-linked bank, using the Steele dossier as evidence. This is the only plausible piece of evidence that the FBI could have used. (As McCabe said: The FISA warrants would not have been granted without the Steele dossier.)
The far-left New York Times then reported:
Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.”
The reason the FBI wasn’t able to find anything was because the claims were based entirely on “DNS logs,” digital records of when one server looks up how to contact another across the internet. A forensic examination conducted by Alfa Bank of the Alfa Bank computer revealed that the only communications that took place regarding “trump” were those logged requests coming from outside its servers noted by The New York Times above. No other communications were found as indicated in the forensic report related to this subject.
Alfa Bank blamed Jean Camp & Associates for artificially setting up a false Trump-Alfa Bank narrative and threatened a lawsuit:
In May of this year , the bank tapped Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a white-shoe American law firm, to write a letter to L. Jean Camp, an esteemed Indiana University computer scientist and researcher — and a vocal supporter of the claims made by Tea Leaves. This initial letter, first reported by CNN, claimed that the Camp investigation into the covert server chatter had “encouraged inquiries into supposed links to the Trump organization” and that her “activities continue to this day to promote an unwarranted investigation into Alfa Bank’s ‘communication’ with the Trump Organization.” The letter added that “Alfa Bank is exploring all available options to protect itself … [including] litigation and causes of action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” further demanding that Camp “preserve all records” pertaining to the Tea Leaves research. Such a preservation request is often the precursor to a lawsuit. There would be more letters.
Alfa Bank contacted Professor Camp and demanded she hand over her emails related to the Trump – Alfa bank connection, but she would not. The bank’s position is that the professor is an employee of a public entity (Indiana University) but still Camp’s attorney’s have refused to comply. Alfa would like to know who all was involved in her sending requests to the bank’s and Trump’s servers and with reporting the incident as a fact that Trump and Alfa bank had a secret back channel to each other.
In March of 2017, FBI Head Comey confirmed there was no connection between Trump and Alfa Bank. But Comey wasn’t telling the entire truth.
We now know that Comey knew that the Trump Tower was not exchanging information with Alfa Bank before the FISA warrant was even requested.
John Solomon at the Hill reported on May 21st:
Multiple sources confirm to me that the attachment that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec sent to then-FBI section chief Stephen Laycock on Oct. 13, 2016, was a summary from Steele’s company alleging Trump and Russia might be communicating through a computer server at Russia’s Alfa Bank.
This long-debunked allegation has floated around Washington since the summer of 2016, compliments of Hillary Clinton backers ranging from a university computer science professor who spread it across the internet to a lawyer for Clinton’s campaign who delivered it to the FBI in summer 2016.
The theory – worthy of a spy novel – was that a series of data pings between a computer in Trump Tower and Alfa Bank in Moscow actually was a secret beacon alerting the Putin and Trump teams that it was time to talk about colluding on hijacking the American presidential election.The story eventually made its way to mainstream media such as The New York Times, Slate, CNN and, just last fall, The New Yorker. It has been debunked by the FBI, and it was not mentioned as a reliable allegation in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
I first heard about the allegation in late September 2016 and, by the first week of October, I reached multiple U.S. officials – including one inside the FBI – who told me the allegation had been investigated and the pings were determined to be “innocuous” contacts, most likely related to errant spam emails. Alfa Bank hired two experts who reached similar conclusions.
Solomon then notes that the FISA warrant that the FBI requested on October 21st, 2016 was a fraud based on this and additional information that the State Department had provided the FBI.
What Solomon neglected to note is that the FBI requested a FISA warrant to spy on Trump Tower based on this bogus information and based on the timing provided by Solomon, the FBI knew that their warrant was a fraud.
We now know that the FBI had information that two of it’s warrants to spy on President Trump before the 2016 election were fraudulent and yet the FBI requested the warrants anyways!
Hat tip D. Manny