Donald Trump found his Roy Cohnesque Attorney General William Barr. The man was an attorney general once before, under George H.W. Bush, and many considered him a good man for the AG job. Yet, Barr apparently left his moral compass at the door when he took his place under Trump, as his chief protector.
Barr intentionally used the word “spy,” when he was testifying before the Democratically held House. He knew better, because he started out in the CIA ( Central Intelligence Agency). In an interview with CBS’s This Morning, former FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Director James Comey explained:
‘”THE FBI DOESN’T SPY, THE FBI INVESTIGATES.”‘
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Barr used the term that only relates to illegal activities by other countries or when an American intelligence officer goes into the field in a foreign country to obtain information. The FBI did not spy, it legally obtained surveillance information. Comey said:
‘YEAH, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. THE FBI DOESN’T SPY, THE FBI INVESTIGATES. WE INVESTIGATED A VERY SERIOUS ALLEGATION, THAT AMERICANS MIGHT BE HOOKED UP WITH THE RUSSIAN EFFORT TO ATTACK OUR DEMOCRACY.’
Comey also criticized the Republicans:
“THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO BREATHE INTO A PAPER BAG. IF WE HAD CONFRONTED THE SAME FACTS WITH A DIFFERENT CANDIDATE, SAY, A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, WHERE ONE OF THEIR ADVISERS WAS TALKING TO A FOREIGN ADVERSARY’S REPRESENTATIVE, ABOUT THAT ADVERSARY INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTION, THEY’D BE SCREAMING FOR THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE IT.’
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