Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s seemingly never-ending Russian collusion probe has finally come to an end without a single indictment related to the initial charge and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is insisting everybody is missing the point of that outcome.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Bongino said the investigation that cost taxpayers at least $30 million knew early on that there was no collusion.
“Here’s what everybody’s missing on this thing,” he told the Fox News early morning crew. “Yes, there’s no collusion. We’ve known — that’s not the story okay? Everybody who’s followed this case has known this for two years, that there’s no collusion.”
“The real problem here is Bob Muller did a thorough investigation, tens of millions of dollars, and stacked his team with Democrats, had people viciously trying to go after Donald Trump, and they could not vindicate one thing in the dossier — which we now know was nearly the entire basis for the FBI case,” he said.
Repeating that everybody knows there was no collusion, Bongino pointed to the “really damaging thing here.”
“It’s that the FBI investigated the president of the United States’ team based on a dossier that laid out a collusion scandal that we now know conclusively was absolute garbage,” he insisted.
The dossier being the largely discredited Christopher Steele dossier bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
“Surveilled his campaign,” Bongino said, responding to co-host Ed Henry. “Employed a human intelligence asset to spy on an opposing political campaign and Bob Muller could not vindicate one single collusion charge.”
He said we know this because Mueller “has never charged one single person with a conspiracy charge related to this Russian collusion scandal.”
“That’s the big story, I can’t say this enough,” he added.
Co-host Katie Pavlich brought up the political consequences of what took place.
“Clearly, the Department of Justice and the FBI were used as a political weapon for political purposes against a political campaign they opposed,” she said.
Citing a report from Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, Pavlich said the White House counsel under former President Obama may have been briefed on what was going on with the FISA applications in the case, which led to the Trump campaign being surveilled.
Which places the Obama White House fingerprints all over the case.
“We have new texts now from [Deputy Director of the FBI] Andy McCabe to Lisa Page and in one of those texts, specifically in October, before the  election, McCabe is referencing a meeting at the White House including the deputy director of the CIA about this case,” Bongino said, referencing the report.
“Think about how devastating this is now,” he added. “They format and base their entire case on a dossier we now know is complete garbage alleging a Russian collusion scandal with Carter Page — it never happened — and now we know from these McCabe texts that the White House is intimately involved in this the entire time.”
“They basically had a movie script, a fake movie script they followed on Donald Trump that was nonsense — it was a fiction tale that they used to spy on [Trump’s campaign], weaponize their intelligence assets.”
More importantly, this revelation may explain the partisan actions from former CIA director John Brennan, and from disgraced former FBI director James Comey.
Comey had a source leak the contents of his conversations with Trump to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.
And Bongino said Comey’s “reputation is finished.”
He cited an FBI process called the “Woods Procedure” to say that Comey has serious liability here — in effect, that the former FBI director had to swear under oath that the information presented in the FISA applications was true.
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