Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A pivotable arrest of an corrupt FBI agent will continue to unravel a weaponized and rogue agency

‘May he Rot in Hell!’ Trump responds as ex-FBI head, pivotal in ‘Russiagate’ hoax, is indicted for taking money from Russia

It’s often said that whatever the left is accusing conservatives of doing, they are likely doing themselves, and in an example of “you literally can’t make this up,” an FBI agent pivotal in launching the “Russiagate” probe against former President Donald Trump was arrested Saturday for allegedly colluding with Russia.

(Video: Fox News)

According to two unsealed indictments, 54-year-old Charles McGonigal was arrested over the weekend before walking out on a $500,000 bond Monday with a litany of charges connecting him to foreign entities during and after his time with the FBI. Fox News host Sean Hannity summed it up on his program juxtaposed against the witch hunt against Trump that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had continued to peddle.

“I hope the congenital liar Adam Schiff is hanging on to his seat because someone was just arrested for colluding with Russia but it wasn’t Donald Trump, or someone from his campaign, or the White House or Adam Schiff himself when he was pranked by Russians talking about compromising materials,” the host said.

“Instead, it was a man named Charles McGonigal…he was a high-ranking FBI official who worked with the FBI’s Trump-Russia collusion investigation for years. The whole hoax he was there. You literally can’t make this up. McGonigal is now accused of taking secret payments from a powerful Russian oligarch in exchange for political favors, including an investigation into a rival oligarch. He now faces up to 20 years in prison.

The retired agent was said to have violated US sanctions by working for a Russian billionaire and ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Oleg Deripaska, after retiring from the agency in 2018. Additionally, he was accused of taking $225,000 in bribes from a former Albanian intelligence agent while in charge of the FBI’s New York field office where he ran the agency’s Counterintelligence Division.

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