It was the moment critical thinking America was waiting for that someone other then political pundits, media talking heads and disingenuous politicians would finally address the “how” and the “why” behind Americas biggest conspiracy attempt in bringing down a duly elected President.
Attorney General William Barr told the Senate on Wednesday that President Trump was indeed spied on during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Within moments of that declaration from Barr, Democrats along with their media allies went into a universal meltdown.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) interrupted her press conference to decry the Attorney General’s dreaded us of the “S” word lamenting that Barr “is going off the rails.”
However, lost within the orchestrated outrage was the person who unwittingly started the firestorm on Wednesday. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), asked the Attorney General during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, why he was investigating the FBI’s counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign.
Barr casually remarked, “I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”
Shaheen then added more fuel to the smoldering embers, when she incredulously asked: “You’re not suggesting though that spying occurred?”
Barr’s response “I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur.”
And with those few simple words, Democrats along with the media were off and running.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York wasted little time in condemning Barr’s use of the “S” word, tweeting out that Barr’s comments “directly contradict” what the Justice Department previously has said.
While California’s Adam Schiff commented on Barr’s use of the “S” word strikes “another destructive blow to our democratic institutions.”
Over at CNN, political pundits, reporters, and anchors were all stunned that Barr would drop the “S” word, claiming they haven’t seen the evidence.
Attorney General William Barr says spying on Trump campaign “did occur,” but provides no evidence
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 11, 2019
The network was apparently instructed to stick with that theme during their evening programming regarding the issue of evidence, perhaps to discredit Barr.
Host John King of “Inside Politics” opened his show stating, “Spying” was significant and “that word has meaning.”
Adding, “When the attorney general of the United States says ‘spying’…..he’s channeling his boss the President.”
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper characterized the term “spying” as “loaded,” describing Barr’s testimony as “striking” for someone who is typically “lawyerly and precise.” Cooper asked if Barr was just sending a message that he is the President’s “guy,” and he was embracing Trump’s “conspiracy theory about the origins of the Russia probe.”
Chris Cuomo also weighed in on Barr’s choice of the “S” word, suggesting it was calculated, “an insult to the men and women” who work for Barr, and a “defamatory way to refer to surveillance.”
The universal meltdown continued over at CNN, with one anchor after another condemning Barr. However, it appeared more likely those anchors were attempting to distract their audience from the wider issue regarding CNN’s history of inaccurate reporting and fake news.
In fact conservative radio hosts like Mark Levin pointed out on Match of 2017, there was enough evidence through leaks from counter-intelligence sources and reporting from mainstream media outlets, to conclude that spying by the FBI on the Trump campaign was evident.
Moreover that Obama had a direct hand from the beginning. It began in June of 2016 the Obama Administration filed a request with the FISA court asking for Intelligence Surveillance on the Trump campaign. That request was uncharacteristically denied.