Listen: Obama Administration, Donald Trump And FBI discussed on John Batchelor
"McCarthy has a piece today suggesting that the Obama administration had a shady plan to go after the Trump campaign McCarthy says. In Senate testimony last week does in the New York Post attorney general William bar used the word spying to referred to the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign. Of course, fainting spells ensued. But the media democrat complex in meltdown. Former FBI director Jim call me tut-tutted that he was confused by Byers'comments since the FBI surveillance have been authorized by a court the Pearl clutching was predictable less than a year ago. We learned that the Obama administration had used a confidential informants a spy approach Elise. Three Trump campaign officials in the months leading up to the twenty sixteen election straining find proof that the campaign was complicit in the Kremlin's hacking of democratic emails as night follows day, we were then free to the same beltway, beltway hysteria. We got this week. Silly Samantha carp semantic carping over the word spying, which regardless of whether a judge authorizes it is merely the covert gathering of intelligence about suspected wrongdoing wrongdoer organization or foreign power. There's no doubt the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign as barmaid clear. The real question is what predicated this spying was there? A valid reason for it strong enough to overcome our norm. Against political spying. Or was it done? Rashleigh? Was it politically motivated to find out soon enough? Presumably any McCarthy suggests that he thinks that there is something nefarious going on here. He says the FBI was fine. It was doing. So an investigation of the Trump campaign. That's why for over two years. Washington has been in France by the specter of Trump collusion with Russia not page or popadopoulos collusion with Russia. James Comey went to extraordinarily lengths to tell the FBI tell the world at the FBI was not merely. Zeroing in on individuals of varying ranks in the campaign. The main question was whether the Trump campaign itself the entity had coordinated in Russia's espionage operation. Mccarthy concludes by saying the Obama administration decided that all the norms did not apply to the Trump campaign. If all the Obama administration had been trying to do is check out a few bad apples with suspicious Russia ties. The FBI could easily have alerted any number of Trump campaign officials with solid national security credentials Rudy Giuliani. Jeff Sessions, Chris Christie, the agents could have have asked for the campaigns help and said Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of the counterintelligence investigation that only makes sense if the Obama administration's premise was the Donald Trump himself was a Russian agent, and they didn't have evidence of that coming up. We'll be talking about Bernie Sanders who seizes control of the democratic primary process. I I know this is an awkward thing to talk about sex, especially within a marriage. It's"