Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Politics Talk. Nadler requests info on Justice Dept investigation into illegal spying on Trump...

via Daily Caller.
Attorney General William Barr’s review of surveillance against the Trump campaign is “broad in scope and multifaceted,” a Justice Department official told Congress on Monday.

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, Justice Department official Stephen E. Boyd provided a summary of Barr’s review. Nadler, a New York Democrat, had asked for details of the investigation, which is being led by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut.

“It is now well established that, in 2016, the U.S. government and others undertook certain intelligence-gathering and investigative steps directed at persons associated with the Trump Campaign,” Boyd wrote Nadler, adding that “there remain open questions relating to the origins of this counter-intelligence investigation and the U.S. and foreign intelligence activities that took place prior to and during that investigation.”

“The Review is broad in scope and multifaceted, and is intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals,” Boyd wrote.

He did not explain the references to foreign intelligence services or non-governmental organizations. It is known that the Australian and British governments were involved in some degree to the counterintelligence activities against Trump associates. Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, a former British spy, investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign associates on behalf of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.
Story here. 

Why does this stuff matter on a defense blog?  Well we cover alot of different topics and we touch on politics too.  Additionally the activity of our intel agencies is of supreme importance because they impact the security of the US in so many ways.

On a personal level you have to wonder.

If they could go after the President of the United States then no one is safe.

The  real stunning part of this involves the intel agencies of some of our most important allies.  Did Australia and the UK willingly/knowingly participate in this scheme?

If they did then we're looking at foreign govts meddling in our affairs that extend FAR BEYOND running a few internet ads like the Russians are accused of.

I won't try and get out ahead of this thing but its becoming kinda obvious that something was extremely foul in this investigation.

Yeah.  I'll wait but this thing is looking more and more crooked everyday...at least from my seat.

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