“This was a joint operation between the DNC, the Clinton Campaign, the FBI, the DOJ, you name it… to target President Trump, then candidate Trump.” -Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
Of course Obama knew about #Spygate targeting of @RealDonaldTrump. Key Oval Office meeting in January, 2017 about the shady Dossier included Obama, Biden, Susan Rice, Comey…. pic.twitter.com/DO4ESfnkwq
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 11, 2019
Reported Earlier By Chuck Ross | The Daily Caller
Attorney General William Barr’s Senate testimony Wednesday has revived a partisan debate over “Spygate,” the term President Donald Trump coined to describe revelations that the FBI used informants in an investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Barr said during an appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee that he believed “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign.
When pressed by senators surprised at the remarks, Barr stood by his initial statement, while clarifying that he considered spying to be “unauthorized surveillance.”
“I believe there is a basis for my concern, but I’m not going to discuss it,” said Barr, who said he plans to investigate whether the alleged spying was “adequately” predicated.
Barr’s comments touched off a semantical debate over what constitutes a spy. Critics of the administration have generally dismissed the use of the term, considering it a pejorative meant to imply the FBI engaged in nefarious activity. Trump supporters have largely approved of the language.
“Those hung up on the AG’s use of the word ‘spying’ sound ridiculous. What would you call using human informants to secretly gather information?” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows asked on Twitter.
Those hung up on the AG’s use of the word ‘spying’ sound ridiculous. What would you call using human informants to secretly gather information?
I call it spying. Because that’s what it is. And bravo to Attorney General Barr for looking in to it.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) April 10, 2019
“I call it spying. Because that’s what it is. And bravo to Attorney General Barr for looking in to it,” the Republican tweeted Wednesday.
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