Ex-FBI Agent Involved In Crossfire Hurricane Had Sketchy Ties To Russia?
Prosecutors have scrutinized a former top official in the FBI who played a pivotal role in the bureau’s investigation of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign over his alleged ties to Russia and other foreign governments. A grand jury assembled last year subpoenaed at least one person for information on former FBI special agent Charles McGonigal, who was appointed to run the counterintelligence division of the FBI field office in New York City in October of 2016. Prosecutors scrutinized McGonigal’s alleged dealings with a top aide to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, according to court documents obtained by Insider. It is unknown whether the grand jury is still convened or whether it was investigating McGonigal or someone with whom he had dealings. The documents reviewed by Insider did not suggest McGonigal had broken any law.