Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has thrown his full support behind President Trump in the recent past, and the latest revelations continue to show this trend.
Graham, while joking during Attorney General William Barr’s testimony this week that it is not surprising that POTUS would claim exoneration so quickly, also did not hesitate to support Barr’s testimony, under oath, that then-candidate Trump was spied on during his 2016 election campaign.
When AG Barr said Wednesday that he is taking a very close look into the efforts by the FBI to investigate the Trump campaign in 2016, he was subsequently grilled by lawmakers on the issue, specifically on the topic of Obama admin spying.
““I think spying did occur,” Barr claimed while testifying at the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”
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The entire scenario is quite appalling. The fact that spying may even have occurred — and there is ample evidence for an investigation to say the least — is simply unthinkable in our country today. With his testimony, Barr is showing the nation once more why he was chosen as the man for the job.
If spying did indeed occur, that spying that SHOULD NOT have been authorized, plus, the “accusations” were all based on a false “dossier” paid for by corrupt political candidates. Spying IS illegal.
I thought the left used to be against government surveillance of citizens; I guess that only applies to them.
According to The Hill:
Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he is looking into efforts by the FBI to investigate members of the Trump campaign before the 2016 election, saying he believes “spying” took place and he needs to be sure it was justified.
“I think spying did occur,” Barr said during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”
“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” Barr told lawmakers. “A lot of this has already been investigated and a substantial portion that’s being investigated is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the department.”
In later remarks, Barr attempted to clarify his statement, saying he was concerned that “improper surveillance” may have occurred in 2016 and he was “looking into it.”
“I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I’m saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it. That’s all,” he said.
Barr downplayed recent reports that he had formed a team to investigate the FBI’s actions in the original Russia counterintelligence probe, but said he had in mind bringing “some colleagues” together to review information turned up by the inspector general investigation, as well as Republican-led congressional probes to determine whether there is a need for further investigation at the Justice Department.
Barr said he is particularly concerned about why the Trump campaign was not notified about the FBI’s counterintelligence probe.
“That is one of the questions I have, that I feel normally the campaign would have been advised of this,” Barr told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
The attorney general cited the involvement of two former U.S. attorneys — Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani — in the Trump campaign in saying he was concerned that they weren’t notified of any investigation.
“I just want to satisfy myself that there was no abuse of law enforcement or intelligence powers,” Barr told Graham.
Let’s investigate. It’s about time. President Trump has already been proven innocent of all claims and “charges” brought against him thus far. Now, it’s the Democrats’ turn to face the music.
In my opinion, the biggest question here is: What did Obama know and when did he know it?
What do you think of all this? Did Obama and his administration wiretap Trump Tower? Did they spy on him and his campaign? What should be done about it if proven to be true?
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