Imagine for a second the outrage from the MSM if the FBI under President Trump used fake journalists to film a fake documentary to implicate critics of the administration ina crime. It would be nuclear, right?
But when it’s the FBI under President Obama and the targets of the investigation are the Bundy family members? Let’s see if the MSM responds the same way:
— The Intercept (@theintercept) May 16, 2017
From The Intercept:
The story of the FBI’s fake documentary crew, revealed in more than 100 hours of video and audio recordings obtained by The Intercept, offers an unprecedented window into how federal law enforcement agents impersonate journalists to gain access to criminal suspects. The raw material produced by the FBI was presented under seal in the U.S. District Court in Nevada, where Ryan Bundy, his father, Cliven, and his brothers, as well as more than a dozen supporters, were charged with conspiracy, assault, weapons offenses, and other crimes related to their standoff with the government.
THE FBI OFFICE in Las Vegas called on an undercover agent using the name Charles Johnson to take part in an operation that would reveal how the Bundy protests were organized and whether anyone had violated federal law. They came up with the idea of creating a fake documentary production company whose filmmakers would interview Cliven and the protesters.
Johnson would later testify that the plan was “unique” and “a little bit different,” in that instead of seeking to expose a crime that had not yet happened, the fake documentary sought to uncover information “after the fact.”
The agent’s assessment was true, but it was also an understatement. Not only did the FBI’s plan involve detailing events that had already taken place, the events in question were widely documented, as was the involvement of the individuals the bureau ultimately targeted. A quick Google search would reveal hundreds of interviews, photographs, and social media posts chronicling nearly all those individuals’ participation in the standoff. What’s more, even if the undercover team could coax interviewees into making comments more incriminating than the information already available in the public sphere, any evidence gleaned from the operation would require disclosing in court that the FBI had taken the controversial step of impersonating journalists.
Here’s the website for the fake production company, complete with a coupon for spring!
This is the website for the fake production company the FBI set up to entrap the Bundy family.https://t.co/k5IOtKrnno
— Michael Hull (@fifthcolumnfilm) May 16, 2017
Hey, the FBI will help you incriminate yourself and save you a few bucks. Win-win.
Read the whole thing here.