Josh Campbell is an American journalist, analyst with CNN, teaches national security at the University of Southern California, and the author of Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI.
President Trump has been saying that former President Barack Obama should be investigated, suggesting that Obama acted illegally when FBI agents began investigating President Trump's first National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in late 2016. Flynn would eventually resign and admit to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. What exactly was the FBI's thinking when agents started looking into Michael Flynn? Why did the FBI launch an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia? Former FBI supervisory agent Josh Campbell was in the inner circle when those decisions were being made. He was a special assistant to then FBI director James Comey. We revisit a conversation with Josh Campbell, who takes us inside the early days of the Russia investigation, and his book Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI.
Josh Campbell is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant to former FBI Director James Comey. He served in the FBI for 12 years conducting terrorism and kidnapping investigations and served overseas with CIA teams and military special operations units. He is now a CNN law enforcement analyst. Josh is the author of a new book "Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI."During this podcast, Josh takes us inside the early days of the Russia investigation (codename: Crossfire Hurricane) and explains how FBI agents came to focus on allegations of collusion between some members of the Trump campaign and Russia. He also gives us a fly-on-the-wall view of the events surrounding Director Comey's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton in the email scandal. Josh also reveals what it was like to be with Director Comey in a room full of FBI agents in LA as Comey learned on TV that he'd been fired by President Trump.
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