The intelligence agencies and Democrat lawmakers have spent years targeting Donald Trump.
But the saying “what goes around, comes around” has never been truer in American politics.
Because now, former President Trump has been vindicated yet again after an incredible twist in Russian collusion hoax.
Former FBI chief charged with conspiracy
A retired FBI counterintelligence official who was charged with the Trump-Russia investigation has been arrested for his own nefarious links to Russia.
Charles McGonigal has been revealed to have violated sanctions against Oleg Deripaska when he provided “services” for the oligarch.
McGonigal was arrested along with former Russian diplomat Sergey Shestakov on January 21st and their indictments were unsealed days later.
Court records show that the two are charged with five separate counts.
They’ve been charged with conspiring to evade sanctions, violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and money laundering.
They are both now facing lengthy prison sentences.
McGonigal worked to ease sanctions against Russian oligarch
The shocking charges were brought in a rare move by a federal grand jury and are sure to send shockwaves through the intelligence agencies.
According to US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams, the two of them “previously worked with Deripaska to attempt to have his sanctions removed, and, as public servants, they should have known better.”
He says that the Southern District of New York is taking the case very seriously and that they “will continue to prosecute those who violate U.S. sanctions enacted in response to Russian belligerence in Ukraine in order to line their own pockets.”
FBI Assistant Director condemns actions by McGonigal
FBI Assistant Director in Charge, Michael Driscoll condemned the actions by McGonigal and sought to assure Americans that the bureau is working to root out such corruption.
“The FBI is committed to the enforcement of economic sanctions designed to protect the United States and our allies, especially against hostile activities of a foreign government and its actors,” he said in a statement.
Driscoll said that sanctions were meant to weaken “Russian oligarchs like Oleg Deripaska” who seek regularly “perform global malign influence on half of the Kremlin and are associated with acts of bribery, extortion, and violence.”
“After sanctions are imposed, they must be enforced equally against all U.S. citizens in order to be successful,” he explained adding that “there are no exceptions for anyone, including a former FBI official like Mr. McGonigal.”
Driscoll warned that “supporting a designated threat to the United States and our allies is a crime that will continue to pursue aggressively.”
Trump celebrates the win in the “Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX”
The case will be seen as another point of vindication for former president Donald Trump.
McGonigal was among the first people in D.C. to know about potential “dirt” that Russians had on then candidate Hillary Clinton.
McGonigal was directly involved in launching Operation Crossfire Hurricane.
Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to share the news of McGonigal’s arrest.
“The FBI guy after me for the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, long before my election as President, was just arrested for taking money from Russia, Russia, Russia. May he Rot In Hell!” announced Trump.
It should be noted that none of the charges are directly related to McGonigal’s investigation of Trump.
However, Special Counsel Durham is still in the process of investigating government agencies’ roles in what Trump has always called a “witch hunt.”
Americans are waiting for what happens next as DOJ corruption is uncovered daily.
U.S. Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments in this ongoing story.