Surprise: NY Times Admits Obama Admin Spied On Trump Campaign Without Calling It Spying

Say, remember how all the news media was saying it was a bunch of mule fritters that Team Trump, both during the campaign and after the election, was spied on by the Obama administration?

New York Times Admits Obama Admin Deployed Multiple Spies Against Trump Campaign In 2016

Surrender Monkey is surprised!

Following months of angry claims by journalists and Democratic operatives that the Obama administration never spied on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, The New York Times admitted Thursday that multiple overseas intelligence assets were deployed against associates of the Republican nominee. It is not the first time the Times has revealed widespread spying operations against the campaign.

In addition to noting that long-time informant Stefan Halper was tasked with collecting intelligence on the Trump campaign, the Times story details how a woman was sent overseas under a fake name and occupation to oversee the spy operation. The woman’s real name is not mentioned in the article, though the Times says she went by “Azra Turk” and has a relationship with an unidentified federal intelligence agency.

Oops?

As Molly Hemingway goes on to note in terms of why we are seeing this

The New York Times has repeatedly been used by FBI officials who ran the anti-Trump spy operation to launder damaging information that reflects poorly on the agency. Nearly a year ago, the Times confirmed that the U.S. intelligence apparatus was used to spy on Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

In that case, the ostensible purpose of the leak was to get ahead of what congressional investigators had figured out: the Obama administration targeted the Trump campaign with secret informants.

There is an Inspector General report coming out soon, and it will surely paint the FBI, and perhaps other agencies, in a very poor light. Hey, who was in charge of all these agencies? You can’t sit there and tell me that the POTUS wasn’t in the loop on this behavior against a presidential candidate then election winner, and, if he wasn’t, how disturbing that federal agencies felt emboldened to take this action?

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6 Responses to “Surprise: NY Times Admits Obama Admin Spied On Trump Campaign Without Calling It Spying”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach typed: Surprise: NY Times Admits Obama Admin Spied On Trump Campaign Without Calling It Spying

    No, they did not. Investigating is not “spying”. Papadopoulos had relayed to an Australian diplomat about a Russian offer to help the Trump campaign by releasing thousands of hacked Democratic emails. Add in the hundreds of contacts between the tRump team and Russians and there was ample reason to investigate.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      In other words: “spying”.

      Recall when an “foriegn” agent asked Papadopolous to carry back a briefcase filled with cash to the U.S. He refused. Upon landing he was met at the airport by F.B.I. agents expecting to arrest him.

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  2. Kye says:

    They weren’t “investigating” anybody. They were trying to set them up. They do it all the time. BTW, Papadopolos talking to an Australian or anyone else about anything is not spying.
    You need to explain how if the Russians are so bad why then did Hillary and Bin Obama sell them dangerous uranium?

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      The question never asked and never answered is who determined that Papadopolous was conspiring with foreign agents. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Easy. They didn’t.

      Much of what Cons believe is untrue.

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Note that they are still pretending that the FBI had legitimate reasons for concern that the Trump campaign may have been working with Russia…. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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