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“When the C.I.A. noticed in late 2010 that its spies were disappearing…as fears of a mole grew, the government set up a secret task force….A veteran F.B.I. counterintelligence agent, Charles McGonigal, was assigned to run it,” reported @nytimes in 2018.
Director of FBI when McGonigal was named to head counterintelligence task force in 2010 was Robert Mueller.
“Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest on the part of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his decision to lift sanctions on companies controlled by the Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska,” reported @nytimes in 2019.
Three weeks before his fateful announcement about Hillary Clinton, October 2016, Comey and FBI made this announcement about Charles McGonigal: Image
Then, on October 31, 2016, @nytimes reported this:
"Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia."
This was 8 days before the Trump-Clinton election.
It was 27 days after Comey named McGonigal to head Counterintelligence for FBI's New York Field Office.
@nytimes Now that McGonigal has been arrested, will he testify and tell the American people exactly what was going on during the days before the 2016 election?
@nytimes And does Comey have anything to say to Americans about McGonigal's arrest?
@nytimes McGonigal after arrest today (@washingtonpost): Image

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