FBI agents, using what appears to be an unlawful court order, raided the home of a legally recognized Department of Justice whistleblower. The person delivered documents that concerned the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to the Inspector General, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, and by raiding the home, the FBI flagrantly broke the law.
This has prompted many people to speculate that the deep state is still going strong and that the move was designed to protect Robert Mueller.
“The Justice Department’s inspector general was informed that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.”
The documents, which were already given to investigators in congress and the inspector general’s office, also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate possible criminal misconduct concerning “Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One.”
Despite nearly two years of digging, the only thing Mueller has to show for his efforts are the fact that Paul Manafort engaged in illegal lobbying activities a decade before being involved with Trump, and that Michael Cohen is apparently guilty of lying to congress.
President Trump recently remarked on the fact that he could declassify FBI documents that show massive corruption from the previous administration, making some people believe that the raid’s timing is highly suspicious.
“The bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,” the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told the Daily Caller.
“Sixteen agents arrived at the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor, on the morning of Nov. 19 and raided his Union Bridge, Maryland, home.”
“The raid was permitted by a court order signed on Nov. 15 by federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for Baltimore.”
A special agent from the FBI’s Baltimore division, who led what appears to be the unlawful raid, claimed that Cain possessed stolen federal property.
“On Nov. 19, the FBI conducted court authorized law enforcement activity in the Union Bridge, Maryland area,” bureau spokesman Dave Fitz told reporters. “At this time, we have no further comment.”
“Cain informed the agent while he was still at the door that he was a recognized protected whistleblower under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act and that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz recognized his whistleblower status.”
“Cain further told the FBI agent the potentially damaging classified information had been properly transmitted to the Senate and House Intelligence committees as permitted under the act, but the arrogant agent immediately directed authorities to sweep the house, and they were there for six hours, even after Cain turned over the documents.
“After asking and getting my approval to do so, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz had a member of his staff physically take Mr. Cain’s classified document disclosure to the House and Senate Intelligence committees,” Socarras said.
“For the bureau to show up at Mr. Cain’s home suggesting that those same documents are stolen federal property, and then proceed to seize copies of the same documents after being told at the house door that he is a legally protected whistleblower who gave them to Congress, is an outrageous disregard of the law,” he added.
During the hand off, Cain met with a senior member of Horowitz’s office at a church close to the White House to deliver the documents to Horowitz’s office.
“Cain sat in a pew with a hoodie and sun glasses, Socarras said. Cain held a double-sealed envelope containing a flash drive with the documents. The IG official met him and, without saying a word, took the pouch over Cain’s shoulder and left.”
The law protects whistleblowers who are government contractors and requires the IG to share such potentially damaging information with the attorney general.
“I cannot believe the Bureau informed the federal magistrate who approved the search warrant that they wanted to search the home of an FBI whistleblower to seize the information that he confidentially disclosed to the IG and Congress,” Socarras stated.
“The [whistleblower act] authorizes employees of contractors to take government property and give it to the two intelligence committees confidentially,” Socarras explained.
“After the raid, and having received my name and phone number from Mr. Cain as his lawyer, an FBI agent actually called my client directly to discuss his seized electronics,” Socarras said. “Knowingly bypassing the lawyer of a represented client is serious misconduct.”
The entire action is bizarre. Why would the FBI seize documents that were already in the possession of the Inspector General and Congress? Are they trying to protect Mueller/Clinton/Obama?
It seems patently clear to anyone with half a brain that something major went down yesterday and the deep state has sinister plans for anyone in the government who threatens their power or control.