“Crossfire Hurricane” is the code name the FBI assigned to their investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. It was opened on July 31, 2016, because of a tip from Australia’s ambassador to the UK, that one of Trump’s advisers, George Papadopoulos, knew in advance about Russian meddling in the election. –Metro News
WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.
Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.
-Excerpt New York Times May 16,2018
Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released transcripts of the interviews conducted during the investigation of Crossfire Hurricane and allegations of FISA abuse. According to his statement, “I believe that Crossfire Hurricane was one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ.” Graham also claimed exculpatory information was deliberately withheld. This is a pure example of the greatest law enforcement agency in the United States of America leveraging its power for political purposes.
The FISA Abuse investigation transcripts here: FISA Investigation.
*please note the transcript links do not work at this time.