Report: FBI Believed Trump Could Be "A Manchurian Candidate"
In his new book 'Compromised', former FBI agent Peter Strzok alleges that he, and other members of the FBI, believed it was "conceivable, if unlikely" that Russia "was secretly controlling President Trump after he took office — and that Trump was "a full-fledged “Manchurian candidate” installed as America’s commander in chief," according to the Washington Post.
Now, Strzok doesn't believe that Trump is a secret agent of the Kremlin, but that Trump is so compromised, "that he is unable to put the interests of our nation first, that he acts from hidden motives, because there is leverage over him, held specifically by the Russians but potentially others as well."
A couple of very interesting nuggets:
*Strzok indicates that Russia had worse information Hillary Clinton, and was possibly holding this information back in the case that Clinton was elected.
*Strzok believes that James Comey threw the election to Donald Trump by revealing to Congress that the email investigation had resumed. Strzok blames Comey for Trump's election due to this.
*Strzok reveals institutional bias against Clinton, and that an unnamed executive told him to "get that bitch."
*Strzok believes that Trump is likely compromised by Russia (and possibly others) but he is not a secret agent of Russia. Strzok believes Russia, and possibly other countries, have leverage over him.