Trump’s investigation of the FBI flopped, so the White House is spinning and trying to blame former President Barack Obama.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
The shocking report from the DOJ Inspector General shows an out-of-control FBI under President Obama and former Director Jim Comey. The report makes clear that the phony Steele Dossier was “central and essential” for the FBI to secure wiretaps from the FISA Court to spy on the Trump campaign. But the FBI repeatedly lied to the FISA Court to make Steele seem credible and to hide information showing that the Dossier was false. The Dossier was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee – but that fact was hidden from the FISA Court.
Astoundingly, when evidence was repeatedly uncovered showing no wrongdoing by candidate Trump, that also was hidden from the FISA Court. On top of all that, one FBI lawyer altered an email in an effort to continue and extend the wiretapping – and he has been referred for criminal prosecution. All of this shows a repeated effort to mislead the FISA Court long after the FBI was aware the “Dossier” was false, phony and could not be used justify spying on the Trump Campaign.
The American people should be outraged and terrified by this abuse of power. This should never happen to another presidential candidate or any American ever again.
This rambling bit of incoherence from the White House that manages to blame President Obama for letting Comey run wild and the Steele Dossier bears no resemblance to the actual IG report. The report found that there was no spying against the Trump campaign. The FBI had no bias against Trump, and that the author of the Steele Dossier had a relationship with Ivanka Trump.
One can always tell when a Republican has failed because they will always come back to blaming Obama for all of their problems.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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