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Friday, May 25, 2018
Comey & Clapper clarify
article appeared in Powerline on May 24th
Here to lend a hand,
Michael Barone provides understated and much needed historical
perspective to his media colleagues: “Until 2016, just about everyone
agreed that it was a bad thing for government intelligence or law enforcement
agencies to spy (er, secretly collect information?) on a political campaign.
Especially a campaign of the opposition party.” Thank you, Mr. Barone!
According to former
Obama administration officials, to their faithful Democratic supporters, and to
their media adjunct, there is nothing to see here. They disparage President
Trump’s tweets decrying “spygate” as the usual Trump piffle. Trump nevertheless
appears to be on to something. At the least, I take it that the bureau
monitored the Trump campaign in the hope of discovering wrongdoing it could
easily have prevented if that were its true intent.
Former FBI Director
James Comey has commented on Twitter. He makes a terminological point to clear
things up, but it reads like an acknowledgement and confession to me. Analyze
Facts matter. The FBI’s use
of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and
essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its
work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this
to their grandchildren?
Brit Hume translates:
“In other words, sure we were spying but get the title right and by the way,
it’s all under control.”
Former Director of
National Intelligence James Clapper has contributed his own “clarifications.”
Consistent with the Times
stylebook, Clapper described the FBI operative(s) monitoring the Trump
campaign as an “informant” and described the use of this informant as “a fairly
benign tool” that the F.B.I. employs “all the time.” Good to know, and the
Times dutifully adopts Clapper’s clarification to “correct”
further to clear it all up in a friendly interview with Judy Woodruff on the
PBS NewsHour last night. The FBI wasn’t “spy[ing].” It was “protect[ing].” So
the FBI was spying to protect us. Thanks for clearing that up!
The intent "was not to
spy on the campaign, but rather to determine what the Russians were up
to," former DNI James Clapper tells @JudyWoodruff. "That was the
concern that the FBI had, and I think they were just doing their job and trying
to protect our political system."