Here is an astonishing poll from Politico/Morning Consult that reveals only 38% of voters believe the Trump campaign was spied upon.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they believe the Trump campaign was spied on, compared to 28 percent who said they don’t believe the president’s campaign was spied on. More than a third, 35 percent, said they don’t know or have no opinion about it.
Politico, a group of useful idiots that assisted in spreading the disinformation that led to this ridiculous denial of reality, continues its propaganda push by telling its readers: “While there’s no evidence that officials spied on the Trump campaign, the attorney general’s comments still made it into a majority of voters’ news consumption.”
There is evidence. The spying is a fact. There are four FISA warrants used to spy on Trump volunteer Carter Page for almost a year that have been released into the public domain. The warrant allows the government to obtain all of Pages communications, past and present. It entitles them to obtain the communications of the people Carter Page communicated with and the the people that those people communicated with.
The intelligence apparatus gained retroactive access to Page’s communications while he was on the campaign, the campaign staff’s communications, and the people the campaign staff electronically interacted with. What exactly would you call that?
And then there is the curious case of the NOTSPIES Joseph Mifsud (read up on him here) and Stephan Halper, who repeatedly tried to snuggle up to Trump campaign workers like Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis. From The Federalist:
The use of Stefan Halper, for example, a London-based American academic with longstanding ties to the FBI, CIA, and Defense Department, raises serious questions about whether CIA assets or resources were used against American citizens. Following Nixon-era domestic spying abuses by the U.S. intelligence community, oversight bodies restricted the authority of the CIA to spy on U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.
Numerous Trump affiliates were lured to meetings overseas that were then used as the basis for domestic intelligence collection. The formal launch of an enterprise investigation against the Trump campaign was opened following a report that George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign advisor, had told a foreign diplomat in London about another overseas meeting during which he was told Russians had dirt on Clinton.
“Republicans are more skeptical of the Department of Justice’s motives when their party is in the line of fire,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s Vice President. “Notably, roughly half of Republicans (51 percent) believe the Mueller probe was handled inappropriately, compared to 31 percent who think it was handled appropriately. However, when it comes to the Hillary Clinton email probe, 51 percent of Republicans say the investigation was handled appropriately, compared to 36 percent who think it was handled inappropriately.”
Tomorrow the Mueller report will be released with some redactions. I don’t expect any information disclosing the irregular and probably illegal behavior of the intelligence agencies to make the cut for publication. Hopefully Attorney General Barr will make a good faith effort to find out exactly how this spying party got started. In the meantime, you have to admire the trade craft of the media, mission accomplished…for the time being.