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GOP Lawmaker: FBI Had “No Basis” to Investigate Trump’s Campaign


In an interview with New York radio host John Catsimatidis this weekend, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said that the Obama administration’s misdeeds during the 2016 election would be uncovered by Attorney General William Barr. King said he was fully confident that Barr would get to the bottom of the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign, and that when he did, it would become apparent to everyone that there was no reason for them to put Trump and his associates under scrutiny.

No reason other than politics, that is.

“There was no legal basis at all for them to begin the investigation of his campaign,” King said in the interview. “And the way they carried it forward and the way information was leaked, the improper applications they filed in the FISA court to get surveillance, all of this is going to come out.”

King went on to note that his concerns did not end with Obama’s FBI, either.

“Just from evidence I’ve seen over the last several years being on the Intelligence Committee, being a member of Congress, there’s no doubt to me there were severe serious abuses that were carried out in the FBI, and I believe the top levels of the CIA,” he said.

Just the public evidence for wrongdoing in this investigation is astounding. Start with the FISA abuses that King mentioned: The FBI deliberately went out of its way to hide the political nature of the dossier from the court – a fact that no doubt helped them secure warrant after warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page, an American citizen who is, as of 2019, still not charged with even a whiff of a crime.

From there, consider the stench of entrapment surrounding George Papadopoulos, the man supposedly responsible for initiating the investigation with his loose-lipped conversation with an Australian diplomat. The FBI sent spies to talk with Papadopoulos and ply him for information about these supposed Russian-hacked emails he knew about. Turned out he was talking about Hillary Clinton’s missing emails – NOT the ones that Russia actually got from the DNC. In other words, he didn’t know WHAT he was talking about.

Then, consider all the leaks. Consider the anti-Trump animus emanating from lead investigator Peter Strzok and dossier author Christopher Steele.

The whole thing stinks to high heaven, and it’s about time we the people got some justice. Hopefully, it’s coming soon.

Written by Andrew

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