Retired Special Agent Bassem Youssef who ran the warrantless spying program for the FBI and later became a whistleblower who has implicated James Comey and Andrew McCabe in the program that included one billion records that he says were used for political purposes. That would be a surprise to no one. Both Comey and McCabe have been known to use questionable and even illegal actions in trying to bring down President Trump.
The FBI agent who ran the bureau’s warrantless spying program said Wednesday he warned ex-Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe that the program was a useless waste of taxpayer money that needlessly infringed Americans’ civil liberties but his bosses refused to take action.
Retired Special Agent Bassem Youssef ran the FBI’s Communications Analysis Unit from late 2004 until his retirement in late 2014. He told Just the News he fears the deeply flawed program, which was started in response to the Sept. 11 attacks, was allowed to keep going to give Americans a false sense of security in the war on terror and possibly to enable inappropriate spying, such as that which targeted President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“I have no doubt, or very little doubt, that it was used for political spying or political espionage,” Youssef said during a lengthy interview for the John Solomon Reports podcast.
Youssef confirmed that the FBI performed an audit of the highly classified program (also known as the NSA program because it searched call records captured by the National Security Agency) after Edward Snowden leaked its existence.
Where will thism all go? Probably nowhere. If they could not prosecute McCabe who admitted on tape to lying and leaking, no one is likely to be prosecuted. I held out hope that the Bill Barr/John Durham team would finally make them pay but since Barr did nothing to the Deep State prosecutor that dropped the charges against McCabe, I am left with a lot of doubts. Don’t tell me what you are going to do, show me what you are doing or have done.