Overstock.com CEO and Founder Patrick Byrne in a blockbuster interviews revealed just how desperate the President Obama’s Department of Justice and intelligence chiefs were to set up President Trump.
Byrne, who resigned from his company on Thursday, confirmed he was asked by the FBI in 2015-2016 to become romantically involved with convicted Russian spy Maria Butina as the feds were attempting to construct the fraudulent Russian Collusion narrative.
“Though patriotic Americans are writing me in support, my presence may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships,” Byrne wrote Thursday on his blog.
“Thus, while I believe that I did what was necessary for the good of the country, for the good of the firm, I am in the sad position of having to sever ties with Overstock, both as CEO and board member.”
In multiple interviews on Thursday, Byrne spoke of three Obama officials that he fingered to AG Barr’s staff for their actions against the Trump campaign. Although he did not name names, I believe they are: Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, ex-intelligence chief James Clapper and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
While Byrne says he was told later on that FBI lead investigator Peter Strzok gave the order to recruit him, those orders came from Obama Administration officials, he alleges.
Byrne grew suspicious of the feds motives when he informed them that Butina was attempting to meet with Trump officials, including Donald Trump, Jr., but the FBI decided not to act and told him to stand down.
Byrne said he went to the feds to tell them of his covert involvement in the Russian narrative only after Attorney General William Barr was named earlier this year. Only on the change in the AG’s office from Jeff Sessions to Barr did Byrne feel he had a receptive audience to hear his tale of espionage.
Byrne’s testimony is the latest bombshell to drop suggesting the all-out coordinated effort by the Obama White House to discredit the Trump campaign.
I have known and covered Byrne since the dot.com era when he launched Overstock in 1999. He is one of the most forward-thinking CEOs on the street and has been a driving force for more than 5 years to bring blockchain technology to business.
Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin and only recently has become a business technology on its own in banking, retail and other industries.
Byrne has worked with federal authorities in the past to help take down short-sellers in the stock market in 2005. Naked short sellers are investors believing a stock will fall short the stock without actually “renting shares” thereby have no skin in the game, but do talk down the company to drive down shares.