In the largest scandal in American law enforcement history, President Donald J. Trump’s campaign was infiltrated by at least one FBI informant who monitored the activity of his associates.
“[T]his week [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes’] efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign,” said a Thursday Wall Street Journal piece.
WSJ referred to a New York Times piece that said “government ‘officials’ acknowledged that the bureau had used ‘at least one’ human ‘informant’ to spy on both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.”
Trump has been ridiculed for claiming that the deep state, particularly the FBI, acted against him in the 2016 presidential campaign. He tweeted yesterday:
Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.” Andrew McCarthy says, “There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.” If so, this is bigger than Watergate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
Trump has been claiming that his communications were monitored – that he was “wiretapped” – by the feds since before the election. The public relations arm of the DNC, also known as the mainstream media, has scoffed at Trump, calling him a lunatic instead of actually investigating his claims.
But the inevitable fallout looks to be on the near horizon.
Wall Street Journal reported:
“Think of the 2016 Trump-Russia narrative as two parallel strands—one politics, one law enforcement. The political side involves the actions of Fusion GPS, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Obama officials—all of whom were focused on destroying Donald Trump. The law-enforcement strand involves the FBI—and what methods and evidence it used in its Trump investigation. At some point these strands intersected—and one crucial question is how early that happened.”
The mainstream media has now acknowledged that the DNC and law enforcement officials conspired against Trump.
“The question Mr. Nunes’s committee seems to be investigating is what other moments—if any—were engineered in the spring, summer or fall of 2016 to cast suspicion on Team Trump. The conservative press has produced some intriguing stories about a handful of odd invitations and meetings that were arranged for Messrs. Page and Papadopoulos starting in the spring—all emanating from the United Kingdom. On one hand, that country is home to the well-connected Mr. Steele, which could mean the political actors with whom he was working were involved. On the other hand, the Justice Department has admitted it was spying on both men, which could mean government was involved. Or maybe . . . both.”
Rep. Nunes is now investigating this connection, and hinted Tuesday on Fox & Friends that perhaps the now-confirmed spying was part of a larger plan.
“If the campaign was somehow set up, I think that would be a problem,” he said in the understatement of the century.
This story should be running 24/7 on cable news. There should be a feeding frenzy of hungry journalists trying to connect the dots on what could turn out to be the biggest political scandal of our time. Instead, mum is the word from the talking heads.
Dereliction of duty is the only term that can be used to describe the cable news blackout on the fact that the feds were weaponized against a political candidate.
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