The Russian Hoax
Gregg Jarrett
Contributed by Margherita Wickersham
Chapter 5

There is a belief that the FBI officials, who were supposed to uphold the integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice, did contrary to the people’s expectations. There had been no real evidence sought to prove Donald Trump’s part in the Russian hoax, and neither was he prosecuted. Driven by impure political motives, a group of high ranking officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice started investigating Trump for purely imagined crimes. One such official who featured heavily in these investigations was Peter Strzok, head of counterintelligence at the FBI. In collision with the Democrats, he is thought to have maneuvered to utilize the dossier that was underwritten by the Democrats in the process of investigating Trump and spying on his close associates.

Furthermore, investigations against Trump heightened right after the charges against Clinton were dropped, indicating malicious motives. All these activities undermined the United States’ democracy. Trump’s fraudulent case aimed at finding a way to prove he was not fit to become a sitting president came after Hillary Clinton’s investigation had shown no evidence of any laws broken during the case relating to the email servers.


It was true that as soon as Clinton’s case had ended, Trump’s issues began. However, the ethical behavior of the FBI officials were questionable. Additionally, the Trump case was aimed at finding out whether he had a hand in the Russian hoax, where Russian President Vladimir Putin was also investigated. But this could be a set-up for Trump so that people could find out about his ethical issues too, just like his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Similarly, no evidence was found against him, and this questioned the eligibility and ethical standards demonstrated by the FBI officials involved.

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