Almost a month after the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) covered up the release of FBI notes showing that President Obama and Vice President Biden had guided the Michael Flynn investigation, agency officials were working to obfuscate the truth. That was according to newly declassified notes from disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok proved that the bureau knew there were no connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in early 2017.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the documents on Friday, but in the meantime, none of the broadcast networks showed an interest in giving them airtime. Fortunately, Fox News Channel reporter David Spunt dedicated a report to the documents during Tuesday’s Special Report.
“Four years after allegations of collusion between the Russians and Donald Trump’s campaign, a newly declassified note from the man who helped run the investigation tells a different tale,” Spunt announced at the top.
Reading from Strzok’s contemporaneous notes pertaining to a New York Times article from after President Trump’s inauguration, Spunt reported that investigators knew there were zero connections between the Trump campaign and Russia:
“We have not seen evidence of any individuals affiliated with the Trump team in contact with IOs,” IOs meaning Russian intelligence officers, wrote then-FBI Agent Peter Strzok, according to newly declassified documents released on Friday.
Strzok wrote the comment next to a February 2017 New York Times article alleging contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Senator Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham released the documents to the public.
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