aside The President Blames FBI Focus On Trump-Russia Saga For Florida Mass Shooting

A young girl sits at a temporary memorial in Parkland, Florida. Photo: 17 February 2018
Wednesday’s attack in Parkland was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012/ Getty Images

Okay, now we have it. This is proof positive of what some bloggers have been surmising for months,  that our US President Donald Trump is a Russian Asset in the pocket of the Kremlin. There is no other reasonable explanation for the president’s recent actions.

On February 17, 2018, after the republican President Donald Trump had visited the hospital in Florida to meet and talk with the mass shooting victims of the Parkland High School on February 14, 2018, I am guessing that he made the mistake of talking to the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott who had been already blaming the FBI for the mass shooting where 17 souls were killed and lives ruined for so many others.

The FBI did admit to not appropriately following up on leads that they were given and publicly apologized. Immediately, the republican Florida Governor Rick Scott began his campaign, demanding the resignation of the FBI Director Christopher Wray. In this case, there is ample blame to go around including the State of Florida having the most lax gun control laws possible. (See: The Question Is, Who Didn’t Drop Ball In Not Preventing Mass Shooting …)

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The next major event occurred on February 16, 2018 when the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI heads made a public pronouncement that a grand jury had granted the FBI’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller III indictments against 13 Russian nationals and  Russian entities for their part in meddling in an unprecedented away in the US 2016 presidential elections. The 37 page set of indictments is so detailed, to where it leaves no doubt that Russia did indeed interfere in our elections’ process with the intent to sow chaos and discord among the American peoples and to effect the outcome.

So, instead of President Trump taking a leadership role by rallying the American peoples, the social media moguls and all of our law enforcement officials into taking action to prevent future similar intrusions, as well as taking swift punitive actions against Russia, he decided to publicly blame the FBI’s spending too much time and focus into the Trump-Russia probe, for the Florida FBI personnel not having taken the steps to follow up on the leads it was provided. That both sets of FBI personnel are not at all intermingled and are separated by location was not a fact that the president bothered to consider.

When the president’s National Security Adviser General HR McMaster publicly pointed out that Americans now have incontrovertible proof that Russia attacked our US democracy, the president couldn’t resist correcting him.

As per the 2/18/18 CNBC report by Mike Calla, “President Donald Trump, in a late-night tweet, criticized remarks his national security advisor made earlier Saturday about Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

“H.R. McMaster, who is also a lieutenant general in the U.S. Army, told a conference in Germany that there was “incontrovertible” evidence that Russia had meddled in the U.S. election.”

“He was citing Friday’s (2/16/18) federal indictments, stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, that said Russian operatives conducted a sophisticated internet campaign to sow chaos in the American political scene.”

 “Trump eventually responded to his national security advisor by saying McMaster left out some details from his comments.”

“General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems,” Trump tweeted late Saturday night.”

General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!

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Here’s the rest of the story…

On February 18, 2018 of BBC News published the following report, “Florida school shooting: Trump links FBI’s missteps to Russia investigation”

Excerpts:

“President Donald Trump has rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida.”

“The agency was “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign”, Mr Trump tweeted.”

“There is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud.”

(Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The FBI has admitted it failed to act on a tip-off about suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, who has confessed to the shooting at a high school in Parkland in which 17 people died.

It was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012 and has re-ignited long-running debates about tougher firearm restrictions.

Earlier, students who survived the shooting rallied in Florida, demanding tighter legislation on gun control and criticizing the president for receiving financial support from the National Rifle Association (NRA) during his presidential campaign.

What was President Trump referring to?

“In his tweet, he wrote: “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable.”

He appeared to link the agency’s failures in the specific case to the time it has spent investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump team during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Three Russian companies were also named in the indictment.”

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed the charges as “blather”, saying he would not comment further until he saw “facts”.

(Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

What mistakes did the FBI admit to?

“It said it did not properly follow up on a tip-off about Mr Cruz last month when a person close to the suspect contacted the agency to provide “information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting”.

“The 5 January tip was not the only information the FBI received.”

“In September, a Mississippi man reported to the law enforcement agency a disturbing comment left on a YouTube video under Mr Cruz’s name.”

“Mr Cruz, 19, was also reportedly investigated by local police and the Department of Children and Family Services in 2016 after posting evidence of self-harm on the Snapchat app, according to US media reports.”

“Child services said he had planned to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was already receiving adequate support, the reports say.”

What happened at Saturday’s rally in Florida?

Students and their parents – as well as politicians – took part in the event in Fort Lauderdale, close to Parkland. Thousands of people attended, according to the Associated Press.

Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the US president and other politicians for accepting political donations from the NRA, a powerful gun rights lobby group.

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8 comments

  1. I hope we are all aware that the part of the FBI that is dealing with the Russian probe has nothing to do with whether the rest of the FBI do their day to day jobs. Perhaps if children and unstable adults could not buy assault rifles this would not be an ongoing problem in the US.Wait why would anyone not in the military need an assault rifle anyway.

    • Nobody “needs” semi/auto weapons in a civilized society. The only need comes from gun manufacturers who want to profit from mass murder.

      I can already hear the NRA spin… “well if security and teachers were properly armed, then Cruz may have been stopped and these massacres prevented.”

      Sure let’s all revert back to the wild wild west and have shootouts in the school yard! AR-15s will be standard issue for every student, pick them up at your local Walmart, don’t forget your discount with student ID! Oh, and marksmanship classes begin Monday morning bright and early. 😦

    • Dear Ravenhawks magazine,

      No one outside the military needs a military assault weapon meant for killing only.

      Thanks a million for the assist. I did not cover the point that the FBI personnel in Florida are completely separate from those who work in Washington DC. With 37,000 peoples working in the FBI offices they are more than capable of handling multiple investigations.

      However the people handling the tip line should have forwarded this tip onward. But I want this investigated further because a FL BONDSMAN said he was visited by FBI agents after he had submitted his tip. This tells me that at least one tip was forwarded somewhere. What happened after this?

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. The notion of a president of the USA believing that the entire staff of the FBI is working on an investigation into alleged links with Russia, smacks either of:
    A) Woeful ignorance of how the organisation works.
    B) A petulant childish tirade.
    C) A certain degree of paranoia.
    Not the sort of characteristics you would wish in a president of the USA

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