The FBI is rotten to the core.
A former top FBI agent who was involved in the Trump-Russia probe was arrested over the weekend for alleged activities with a Russian oligarch.
The Southern District of New York unsealed the five-count indictment against Charles McGonigal, former Special Agent In Charge Of The New York FBI Counterintelligence Division, and Sergey Shestakov on Monday.
The two men were charged with allegedly violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and with conspiring to commit money laundering and money laundering. Shestakov was also charged for allegedly lying to the FBI.
The DOJ said that McGonigal, who retired in 2018, “supervised and participated in investigations of Russian oligarchs, including Deripaska,” during his time at the FBI. Shestakov is a former Soviet and Russian diplomat who later moved to the U.S. and became a government interpreter.
……The Washington Free Beacon reported that McGonigal was involved with the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.
He was “one of the first” FBI officials to hear the story alleging that George Papadopoulos discussed Hillary Clinton’s emails with an Australian diplomat, the report said. The FBI opened their investigation based on that alleged conversation.
McGonigal was involved in the FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the report added.
It’s strange that someone like McGonigal would be prosecuted for engaging in the same kind of crimes and corruption as the FBI hierarchy. Especially since they offered to pay former MI6 lowlife Christopher Steele $1 million to fabricate a lurid dossier for an attempted coup d’état against a duly elected President. The FBI needs to be purged from the top down.
He fit right in.