The FBI team that is under investigation by John Durham and the FBI Disciplinary unit is at the heart of the Mar-a-Lago raid. The FBI’s counterintelligence unit was a mover and shaker in the Russian Hoax and targeting of the Trump campaign. Now some of the members of the DC FBI office are running the Mar-a-Lago case…not the Miami field office. Is this the “insurance policy” Strzok referred to in the tweets that got him fired?
… even though they are under active investigation by both Durham and the bureau’s disciplinary arm.https://t.co/B8ZEaAq9Fs
— RCInvestigations (@RCInvestigates) August 18, 2022
Paul Sperry at RealClearInvestigations has been working to uncover the issue. The whistleblowers who have come forward spoke about some of the issues with the people involved in the current mess:
In addition, a key member of the Crossfire team – Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten – has continued to be involved in politically sensitive investigations, including the ongoing federal probe of potentially incriminating content found on the abandoned laptop of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden, according to recent correspondence between the Senate Judiciary Committee and FBI Director Christopher Wray. FBI whistleblowers have alleged that Auten tried to falsely discredit derogatory evidence against Hunter Biden during the 2020 campaign by labeling it Russian “disinformation,” an assessment that caused investigative activity to cease.
Auten has been allowed to work on sensitive cases even though he has been under internal investigation since 2019, when Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred him for disciplinary review for his role in vetting a Hillary Clinton campaign-funded dossier used by the FBI to obtain a series of wiretap warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz singled out Auten for cutting a number of corners in the verification process and even allowing information he knew to be incorrect slip into warrant affidavits and mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.
Compromised FBI Team?
Timothy Thibault reportedly worked with Auten to discredit any information on Hunter Biden’s laptop. According to Paul Sperry’s investigation, FBI Director Christopher Wray has only barred those agents from participating in FISA court wiretap cases, not other sensitive matters. Other members of the FBI team are: