With Priestap Leaving FBI, Few ‘SpyGate’ Players Remain in Place

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Most of the officials linked to the spying operation on the Trump campaign have left the bureau

There are few people left in the FBI and the Justice Department (DOJ) who were involved in the counterintelligence investigation targeting the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, at least in high positions. One of the last top officials involved, Assistant FBI Director Bill Priestap, was just confirmed to be retiring by the end of the year.

Many specifics about the investigation remain murky. Officially, the FBI launched the probe in July 2016 to investigate allegations that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to sway the election. That probe was taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller in 2017, yet the allegations remain unsubstantiated.

On the other hand, evidence has emerged that the so-called Steele dossier, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s…

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