As far as can be figured out by reading lots of analysis and the Muller report, the whole investigation started with a corrupt John Brennan, Hillary Clinton and a willing FBI. Twenty-two FBI personnel have been fired or demoted or transferred – all who had something to do with this. That includes James Comey, Bruce Ohr, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. And how many people in the Trump administration were indicted for collusion/conspiracy with Russians? None.
Clinton paid for a dossier on Trump that contained lies concerning Trump and Russians, produced by Christopher Steele (former MI6 spy) and Russians. That dossier amounts to foreign interference in a U.S. election.
Brennan knew how that dossier was created out of thin air, yet he took it to the FBI in the spring of 2016, claiming that Trump could be a Russian agent, that Trump could be beholding to Russians for personal and financial reasons and that Trump was colluding/conspiring with Russians to affect the 2016 election. Brennan got then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to help him sell the conspiracy theory to the other intelligence branches of the federal government – and then had the audacity to tell the media that all 17 intelligence agencies agreed about collusion, which was the media then sold to the public, which caused Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller special counsel.
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From that set of accusations by Brennan, the FBI opened an investigation into Trump in the spring of 2016. Again: spring of 2016. Later that year, the FBI spied on Trump by use of a FISA warrant secured under false pretenses. The Steele dossier was used to justify the warrant. Verification of the elements in the Steele dossier by the FBI to the FISA court came from postings by media who got their information from interviews of Steele. So the FBI was using verification of the Steele dossier from Steele through the media. Steele verifying Steele – and the FBI failed to explain that to the FISA judges.
Who provided the Steele information to the media? John McCain, in November 2016, who knew full well that the dossier was a political document secured by the Clinton campaign through foreign operatives. McCain met with foreign operatives about the dossier and then leaked that classified information to the media to hurt Trump.
By May of 2017, Comey testified to Congress that after 15 FBI personnel investigated Trump for a year, no evidence could be found to verify the accusations by Brennan. When Mueller was appointed, Mueller understood all of that. He knew immediately from the several FBI agents assigned to help him that there was no evidence of Russians affecting the election of Trump. So instead of posting his findings and walking away from investigating any more, Mueller turned his attention to obstruction, even after Comey stated again in testimony to Congress that 1) Trump's remarks about Michael Flynn were Trump's personal feelings, 2) that Trump had the constitutional authority to fire him (Comey) or anyone in the executive branch at any time for any reason, and 3) Trump never ordered him to stop the investigation of Flynn.
If the investigation had been stopped, as it should have been when no evidence of collusion could be found by the summer of 2017, then there would not be any subjective findings that obstruction "might" have occurred. The operative words from the Mueller report about obstruction are "might" and "possible." There would be no indictments of those six Americans who were trapped into situations to get them to sing about Trump if the investigation had been stopped when Mueller understood there was no collusion/conspiracy between Trump and Russians.
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All of the 10 points in the Mueller report are labeled as "possible," that they "might" be considered to be obstruction. Those 10 are based on subjective interpretation. Not one of the 10 is supported by objective evidence – and that includes the firing of James Comey.
So who was really involved with collusion/conspiracy? Who was really culpable? Clinton, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, 22 FBI agents, Steele and McCain.