Attorney General Bill Barr: “I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying. My first job was in CIA. I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all.”
He continued, “I think spying is a good English word that, in fact, doesn’t have synonyms because it is the broadest word incorporating really all forms of covert intelligence collection, so I’m not going to back off the word ‘spying.’”
Attorney General Bill Barr sparred with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday over the AG’s use of the word “spying” to describe the actions the FBI took against the Trump campaign.
In addition to conducting surveillance on former Trump campaign official Carter Page, the FBI used informant Stefan Halper to make contact with three Trump campaign advisers.
Whitehouse grilled Barr about his use of the term “spying” in relation to those efforts, suggesting that the term was not accurate because the activities of the DOJ were “authorized.” More
It’s really nice to finally have someone stand up to the Democrat cesspool. Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been a grandstander his entire political career… Attorney General Bill Barr ate him alive!
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) May 1, 2019
Attorney General Bill Barr Says He Won’t Stop Using The Word ‘Spying’ https://t.co/YWulIDKZmH via @dailycaller THE DEMOCRAT BULLIES HAVE MET YOUR MATCH, HE WILL NOT BE BULLIED IN TO SAYING WHAT DEMOCRATS WANT HIM TO.
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— ❌Patriotic 🇺🇸Suzanne #Trump2020 (@suzost) May 1, 2019
— FreedomLoving, Wayne (@Libertyhound1) May 1, 2019
Barr is not going to back down. The Democrats used the FBI to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign. That means that Barack Obama used the FBI to spy on a political opponent.