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Peter Strzok called it an “insurance policy.”
President Trump has a different name for the Obama Administration’s efforts to spy on his campaign.
In an interview with CBN:
David Brody: On Obama and the spying situation, this idea that they were spying on your campaign, you’ve been asked before about what crime would have been potentially been committed.
President Trump: Treason
David Brody: Well, that’s what I was going to ask you.
President Trump: It’s treason. Look, when I came out a long time ago, I said they’ve been spying on our campaign. They’ve been taping, that was in quotes, meaning a modern-day version of taping, they were spying on my campaign, I told you that a long time ago. It turns out I was right. Let’s see what happens to them now. Durham is, I never met him because I want to stay out of it because otherwise, it’s going to look political, but as you know. Durham is a highly respected person and Bill Barr is doing a great job as Attorney General, let’s see what they come up with. But they don’t have to tell me, all I have to do is read the papers, the insurance policy, “in case she doesn’t win, we have an insurance policy.” Well, that was all the stuff we went through over the last two and a half years. Now we’ve caught them cold. Strzok and Page, the two lovers, Brennan and Clapper the way they lied.
David Brody: Democrats can’t stand Bill Barr. They think he’s political.
President Trump: You know why? Because he’s doing such a good job. He’s law and order. He’s got them in his crosshairs, and now we have to see what’s going to happen. I will say this if it were reversed, and the other party were there in the Oval Office behind the Resolute desk and it was the opposite, two years ago, 25 people would have been convicted and they would have been sent to jail for 50 years.
President Trump discusses the issue at around the 24 minute mark:
As usual, many in the liberal left media try to spin the story against the President, as if he's some sort of half baked whack-job.
Like Vanity Fair:
About a month ago, drowning in a sea of crises, Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of unspecified crimes, clinging to what he would dub “Obamagate” like a life raft. It didn’t quite work, not least because he couldn’t even describe what it was his predecessor had supposedly done. “You know what the crime is,” Trump said in May, pressed by reporters to say what laws Obama had broken. “The crime is very obvious to everybody.” Now, it seems Trump has finally given it some thought. “It’s treason,” he said in a CBN News interview that aired on Monday night. “Look, when I came out a long time ago, I said they’ve been spying on my campaign. I said they’ve been taping, and that was in quotes, meaning a modern-day version of taping, it’s all the same thing. But a modern-day version. But they’ve been spying on my campaign.”
Of course, the claim that Obama spied on the Trump campaign is unfounded, no matter how many times the president has repeated it since he first leveled the accusations against his predecessor in 2017. But even if it were true that Barack Obama snuck into Trump Tower in 2016 to bug Trump’s office, that wouldn’t exactly be treason, defined by the Constitution as “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Semantics aside, the notion that some shadowy “deep state” cabal has, for close to half a decade now, been hellbent on undermining Trump is a fiction he has promoted since the early days of his presidency. His favorite piece of evidence in favor of this theory—text messages between former FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok—has become a fixture at his campaign rallies, with Trump playacting conversations between the two to uproarious encouragement from his fans. To that end, he has accused the Obama-era justice department of Treason—“[it] was a disgrace,” he said in May. “And they got caught. They got caught. Very dishonest people—but much more than dishonest. Treason, it’s treason.” But he’s never gone so far as to publicly pin the blame on Obama himself.
Whether Trump actually believes Obama was listening in on his phone calls is up for debate—his conspiracy-addled brain may certainly be up to the creative challenge. Either way, in suggesting members of the Obama administration committed crimes for which they should be “sent to jail for 50 years”—or, “if it were 100 years ago, or 50 years ago,” executed—he’s seemingly hoping to shift the focus away from a public health crisis that keeps getting worse, a conversation about race and policing that has put him out of step with a majority of Americans, and a flagging reelection campaign against Joe Biden.
Despite the left's attempt to portray Trump as pulling these ideas out of thin air, the fact is that the President has consistently maintained his position for years now:
In the left's narrative, President Trump's claims are sheer lunacy.
Yet a former campaign advisor, Carter Page, was railroaded as a Russian stooge by the FBI and absolutely no evidence.
In fact, The Hill, went so far as to apologize to the man for their coverage. Not only was he innocent of Russian collusion, he was even working for the CIA!
I do not know Page and have had only one conversation with him that I can recall. Indeed, my only impression of him was shaped by the image, repeated in endless media segments, of a shady character who was at worst a Russian spy and at best a Russian stooge. Page became the face and focus for the justification of the Russia collusion investigation. His manifest guilt and sinister work in Moscow had to be accepted in order to combat those questioning the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with the Russians. In other words, his guilt had to be indisputable in order for the Russia collusion investigation to be, so to speak, unimpeachable.
Ultimately, special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion or conspiracy by Trump associates or the campaign with those Russians intervening in the election. However, Horowitz found that the FBI never had any real evidence against Page before beginning its investigation, codenamed Operation Crossfire Hurricane. Soon after the investigation was opened, it became clear that Page had been wrongly accused and was, in fact, working for the CIA, not the Russians. Page himself later said he was working with the CIA, yet the media not only dismissed his claim but was very openly dismissive while portraying him as a bumbling fool.
Then there's the case of General Robert Flynn.
It's been largely reported that the former NSA advisor was entrapped by the FBI and then strong armed into pleading guilty or sacrifice his son at the alter of Robert Mueller's investigation.
Now the Justice Department is asking the case against the General dropped, in large part because the 302 summaries of Flynn's interviews may have been illegally altered to fit the FBI's narrative:
At this stage in the game, it isn't a question of whether intelligence agencies in the Obama era were actively seeking to undermine a duly elected President.
When will justice be served to the corrupt actors who believed they were above the law?
Will the Obama Administration ever have to answer to the American people for their corruption?