FBI Texts Show Crossfire Hurricane Agents Sought Insurance Protection For Potential Lawsuits

Trump was right all along.

“FBI agents working on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Trump campaign and administration officials allegedly bought liability insurance protection against potential lawsuits.

The text messages, dating back to late 2016 after the election of President Trump, were revealed on Thursday in federal court filings from Sidney Powell, the attorney of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn is currently facing prosecution for making alleged false statements to the FBI. The court documents were first reported by The Federalist.

The 13-page court filing reveals a trove of messages between unnamed FBI agents involved in the agency’s investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Some of the messages give insight into the state of the FBI after former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, acting on orders from FBI leadership, propped open an investigation into Flynn on Jan. 4, 2017, after agents working the case moved to close it.

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The next day, former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden met with then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and then-National Security Advisor Susan Rice in the Oval Office and discussed aspects of the FBI investigation into Flynn. Unnamed FBI agents discussed Strzok’s interference in the Flynn investigation as well as the Oval Office meeting later that day, according to messages made public in the court filing.

As The Federalist reports:

“So razor is going to stay open???” an agent wrote on Jan. 5.

“[Y]ep,” another FBI agent responded. “[C]rimes report being drafted.”

“F,” the first agent wrote back.

“[W]hat’s the word on how [Obama’s] briefing went?” one agent asked, referring to the Jan. 5 meeting.

“Dont know but people here are scrambling for info to support certain things and its a mad house,” an FBI agent responded.

“[J]esus,” an agent wrote back. “[T]rump was right. [S]till not put together….why do we do this to ourselves. [W]hat is wrong with people[?]?

The unnamed agent mentioning Trump was likely referring to a Jan. 3, 2017, tweet from the president: “The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!”

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On Jan. 10, days after the exchange in which one FBI agent admitted that FBI officials were “scrambling,” an unnamed FBI agent said that many in the bureau involved in Crossfire Hurricane had purchased liability insurance to protect themselves against potential lawsuits.

“[W]e all went and purchased professional liability insurance,” one agent said, according to the filing.

The conversation continued. As The Federalist reports:

“Holy crap,” an agent responded. “All the analysts too?”

“Yep,” the first agent said. “All the folks at the Agency as well.”

“[C]an I ask who are the most likely litigators?” an agent responded. “[A]s far as potentially suing y’all[?]”

“[H]aha, who knows….I think [t]he concern when we got it was that there was a big leak at DOJ and the NYT among others was going to do a piece,” the first agent said.

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After years of pursuing Flynn over alleged false statements to the FBI, the Department of Justice dropped its case on May 7 after U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeff Jensen uncovered exculpatory evidence in the case. Jensen was handpicked by Attorney General William Barr to review the DOJ case against Flynn.

The case is ongoing as federal trial Judge Emmet Sullivan has refused to dismiss the case against Flynn, even going to the extent of appointing another prosecutor to the case.”

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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