• Spying? Surveillance? FBI Embroiled in Serious Scandal

    Surge Summary: Whether it was “spying” or “surveillance”, the evidence is mounting that the FBI improperly infiltrated the Trump campaign. This situation is turning into a huge scandal.

    by Gary Bauer

    There was a lot of verbal jousting during yesterday’s Senate hearing with Inspector General Michael Horowitz about spying versus surveillance.  To most Americans this is a distinction without a difference.

    Setting semantics aside, Byron York lays out the clear evidence of the Obama FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign.  Consider these excerpts of York’s latest column:

    “In addition to the much-discussed wiretap of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Horowitz discussed the bureau’s use of what is called a CHS (a confidential human source, or, in more common terms, an informant) and a UCE (an undercover employee, or a secret agent) to gather information from at least three targets in the Trump campaign. . .

    “Horowitz described ‘multiple CHS operations undertaken by the Crossfire Hurricane team.’  There were ‘numerous CHS interactions with Page and Papadopoulos.’  There was the CHS contact with the high-level campaign official. And then there were ‘additional CHSs’ who attempted to contact Papadopoulos but did not succeed.

    “All the meetings and conversations were secretly recorded by the FBI. Some were also monitored live, as they happened, by agents and supervisors. The Horowitz report quoted liberally from transcripts of the recordings.”

    We’ve been told for years now that the president couldn’t be trusted because his campaign was infested with Russian spies.  But Obama’s FBI couldn’t find any Russians in the Trump campaign and neither did Robert Mueller — because there never were any!

    The only spies who infiltrated the Trump campaign were biased, pro-Clinton employees of the federal intelligence agencies!

    Even after they found information that cleared the campaign, they didn’t stop the spying.  They kept on pursuing Page and other members of Trump’s inner circle.

    But wait. . .  There’s more!

    If the FBI were really concerned about Russian interference in the Trump campaign, it would have given candidate Trump a “defensive briefing,” which is normally standard procedure, so he could take steps to stop the meddling.

    Eventually, Trump did get a briefing, but the inspector general found that the FBI used it as just another opportunity to spy on Trump.

    This is a huge scandal.  It’s Watergate on steroids!  As Lindsey Graham said, it reeks of political bias.  Every American, regardless of party, should be outraged.

    Instead, Democrats are blaming the victim by attempting to impeach Donald Trump.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image adapted from:  by Ella_87 from Pixabay 

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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