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William Barr to interview senior CIA officials over spygate

June 13, 2019

  It is not a question of “if” the Trump campaign was spied on, it is a question of if the spying was justified. That is what William Barr told us under oath and now it looks as if he is starting to get serious about investigating what actually went on during the 2016 campaign and the alleged FISA abuses.

  According to this story William Barr is preparing to interview two senior CIA officials, here is more:

The Justice Department plans to interview senior CIA officers as part of its investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation, according to The New York Times.

CIA Director Gina Haspel has told senior officials that while the CIA plans to cooperate, it will protect information that could place sources or collection methods at risk, the newspaper reported, citing current and former American officials.

The Department of Justice has not filed formal written requests to talk to the officers, but intelligence officials have been informed that Attorney General William Barr has assigned the United States attorney in Connecticut, John H. Durham, to seek the interviews, according to the Times.

Haspel does not plan to block the interviews and has told officers it will be possible to talk with Durham without risking agency secrets.

Barr is reportedly seeking further information on how the agency concluded Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian operatives to aid President Trump’s 2016 campaign and damage that of Hillary Clinton, according to the Times, citing current and former officials.

Specifically, Barr wants more information about the CIA sources the agency relied on in analyzing Russian interference as well as the intelligence pathways between the CIA and the FBI in the summer of 2016, according to the newspaper.

    The Democrats are afraid of what this investigation might turn up and that is why they are working over time trying to discredit the Attorney General but it does not look like William Barr is going to be intimidated.

 I know the CIA and the FBI do not like the term “spying,” they prefer “unauthorized surveillance” or something to that effect, but this is just a game of semantics and the bottom line is that the Trump campaign was spied on and the Russian dossier was used as justification to gain access to the campaign.

  Even if it turns out the spying was justified it does not mean the spy organization went about it the right way when fake documents were used. The end does not justify the means and hopefully William Barr will get to the bottom of this. 

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