The FBI is Taking its Grand Jury Interviews Off the Record

Durham probe falls flat in courtroom but still exposes depth of FBI’s anti-Trump mania

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In the early 1990s, the FBI began a series of investigations of Donald Trump’s business empire that culminated in one of the most famous FBI “spying” cases of the decade.

But now, years after the bureau’s investigation of Trump broke in to the public spotlight in the infamous June 2016 raid on Trump Tower, the bureau’s investigation of Trump has fallen flat.

Not only did the FBI fail to find evidence of any Trump ties to terrorists, the agency’s investigators never found one single document tying Trump to the Russian hacking of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, let alone evidence of any criminality in his dealings.

But despite the FBI’s failure to find a smoking gun, the agency, after years of publicly criticizing President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, has now taken a backseat in the ongoing saga of the Russia probe.

A grand jury subpoena has forced the FBI to turn over hundreds of thousands of documents as part of a criminal investigation into election interference by Russia. The grand jury proceedings that are now underway have put the FBI in a bind because, with hundreds of pages of heavily classified documents, there are questions about what, exactly, the documents contain.

But the FBI, which had originally been prepared to resist the subpoena by arguing that the documents were protected by attorney-client privilege, is now preparing to comply with the request.

That’s the good news.

But there’s even more bad news: The FBI has decided to take its grand jury testimony and interviews off the record, thus creating a secret record of the agency’s interactions with Trump, Cohen and others and thus making it nearly impossible for the public to even know what parts of these interviews and documents were shared with prosecutors.

The reason, it seems, is that the FBI is now concerned that the grand jury interview of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen may contain information that could be incriminating or could implicate a Trump associate.

According to The Hill, the agency has reportedly told some

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