In the Forum thread on FBI standard procedures for filtering materials obtained by search warrant, someone asked, “Who assigns the filter team?” It was a fair question, although at least two commenters blew it off with deflections.
Now we have a probable answer: The same FBI division that conducted the Crossfire Hurricane investigation conducted the Mar-a-Lago raid. They would be the “usual suspects” who assigned the filter team.
This — if true — is curious for a couple of reasons:
- Crossfire Hurricane turned out to be a clown show. Is the Mar-a-Lago raid its new act?
- The FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane group is currently being investigated by John Durham, who has been busy of late issuing subpoenas to find out what the group was doing during the Trump administration.
- Crossfire Hurricane documentation which the public hasn’t seen is thought to have been seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid.
While we wait for the truth, I’m wondering, “Is that an FBI filter team, or gefilte fish?”