(Conservative Tribune) – For over a year, President Donald Trump has insisted that his campaign was purposely targeted, wiretapped and spied on by the Obama-era FBI, yet the mainstream media has largely scoffed at him.
Shockingly, it now looks like he may have been right all along — and the depth of the Department of Justice’s effort to undermine Trump before the election could be even deeper than anyone thought.
The New York Times, hardly an ally of the Trump team, has released a bombshell article that seems to confirm that FBI assets were embedded inside Trump’s early campaign staff.
If true, this would mean that the Obama administration purposely deployed “moles” to spy on the campaign of a political opponent… and could mark the most appalling abuse of power since Watergate.
That’s exactly the topic that the “Fox & Friends” hosts brought up to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday, and the veteran attorney had strong words about the scandal.
Fox’s Steve Doocy summarized the claim for viewers. “Today, the New York Times has got a great big article about the operation that led to (Robert Mueller’s investigation),” the host explained.
“It was called ‘Operation Crossfire Hurricane’ and it sounds like the New York Times is confirming that the FBI essentially spied on the Trump campaign in the summer before the election, which would suggest they were out to frame him,” he continued.
Giuliani, who is now assisting the president with the legal aspects of the ongoing Mueller probe, held up The Times piece as evidence of serious corruption.
“Well it would change a lot of things,” the former mayor began.
“First of all, we’re going to have to look into it as a result of The Times’ article. Thank you New York Times — they usually don’t help us,” he said.
In Giuliani’s view, “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” could mean that the entire Mueller investigation against the Trump administration may have been founded on false pretenses.
“In this case, I think we’re going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of the entire investigation,” he pointed out. “Maybe a special prosecutor, a special counsel, never should’ve been appointed.”
The New York politician, who became famous for his leadership after 9/11, didn’t shy away from using the term “spy” to describe what the FBI allegedly did to Trump’s campaign.
“I’m shocked to hear that they put a spy in the campaign of a major party candidate or maybe two spies,” he acknowledged. “And now I’m going through my brain, because you know I was a big part of that campaign — I’m trying to figure out who was the spy.”
Giuliani also confirmed what was on everyone’s mind: The use of the FBI as a political enforcement wing of the Obama administration, with James Comey as head of the operation, would make the Nixon era look quaint in comparison.
“That would be the biggest scandal in the history of this town, at least involving law enforcement,” he declared.
He made sure to point the finger at FBI leaders, not the rank and file. “I have — there’s no one that has more respect for the FBI agents, the men and women of the FBI, than I do. Comey has put them through hell,” Giuliani explained.
“If he put them through this as well, really to clear the name of the FBI, he should be prosecuted. And his friend McCabe who — one of them is lying. I mean they’re now going at each other — one of them is lying. You can toss a coin to figure out each one,” the famous attorney said.
“And the president shouldn’t have fired him?” he asked, mocking the left for melting down after the president dismissed Comey and McCabe.
Giuliani, in his trademark no-nonsense style, is right on target. As the witch-hunt to tear down Trump has unraveled, it is increasingly the FBI — and Obama’s Department of Justice overall — that appears guilty.
It is the president, not Mueller or Comey, who keeps looking vindicated.
If there were politically-motivated spies within a presidential campaign, it is the story of the decade. Something stinks, and it smells like swamp.