Spygate Is for Real

A barrage of denials of Spygate has appeared ever since Trump first used the term. Criticism of Trump and Spygate-denial can’t make it go away, however, because it’s real. Stefan Halper was the main spy inserted into the Trump campaign by the FBI and CIA. The New York Times revealed his name and role, calling him an informant.

Next week, the Department of Justice is going to provide eight members of Congress with documents they haven’t seen before. This won’t help the case for Spygate because 7 of the 8 are unsympathetic to the case for Spygate, truth and transparency, including the likes of Ryan, McConnell, Schumer, Pelosi and Schiff. Only Rep. Nunes among the 8 has shown a will to get to the bottom of the deep state interference in the election.

Spygate is for real:

“The entire point of ‘spygate’ is that the Obama administration paid a known FBI and CIA asset [Stefan Halper] – whose father-in-law was Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA – over $1 million in contracts through the Department of Defense. The FBI/DOJ then spied on the Trump campaign for the FBI in an unprecedented abuse of power, while also using an unverified dossier assembled by a former British spy which used high-level Kremlin sources to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump aide Carter Page.”

Let the American public see and hear hearings and testimony from a complete roster of everyone who was involved in every facet of the FBI/CIA activities that bear upon the 2016 election. This should occur after investigations have been completed that provide the basis for questioning and as part of ongoing investigations. Congressional investigators with subpoena power should be getting all the documents in unredacted form. We are nowhere near getting answers to a large number of questions that include the FBI actions with respect to Hillary Clinton’s private server, the DNC e-mails, the role of John Brennan, the decision not to prosecute Clinton, the Clinton-Lynch airport meeting, the FISA warrant, the British role, the role of tips from Estonia, and so on.

There is a cover story for Brennan and Comey, which is that they genuinely feared Russian influence upon Trump and his associates. This story falls apart upon examination. If this concern were their motivation, the right thing to have done at the time was to have alerted Trump and his people to this possibility. They didn’t do this. Instead, they spied on them and tried to entrap them. In addition, the Russian angle doesn’t explain why they favored Clinton by dropping investigation of her.

Only complete Spygate investigations and hearings can inform us as to who did what, when they did it, and why they did it.


12:23 pm on June 7, 2018