A bombshell report from the New York Times revealed this week that the FBI’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion was codenamed ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ before the probe was publicly disclosed to the American people.
According to the Hill, the investigation was named after a favorite Rolling Stone lyric featured in their hit single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and was known by only a handful of agents during the initial stages of the investigation.
“The name, a reference to the Rolling Stones lyric ‘I was born in a crossfire hurricane,’ was an apt prediction of a political storm that continues to tear shingles off the bureau. Days after they closed their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, agents began scrutinizing the campaign of her Republican rival,” writes the Times.
The probe reportedly began in the middle of 2016 when five FBI special agents embarked to London to interview an unnamed diplomat. The information obtained in those behind-closed-door meetings provide “the basis for the Russia probe that is still ongoing.”
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