Patrick Byrne, head of Overstock, resigned suddenly yesterday. He then went on four different major news programs claiming that he was recruited by the FBI to (more or less) get Russian national, Maria Butina, inside the Trump campaign. The assertion being that this was an attempt to link the Trump campaign with the Russians.
The NYT has done its level best to paint Mr. Byrne as a loon, without actually knocking down his story. Here
Conservative Treehouse’s Sundance indicates that many aspects of Byrne’s account does “align with what we already know about the DOJ and FBI activity during the 2016 election cycle, including the FBI operations.” More