Russia

Trump Used The DOJ To Spy On Democrats

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

It never fails.

If the Trump White House or the Republican party accuse the Democratic party or Democratic White House of doing something nefarious, you can all but guarantee that Republicans are guilty of doing whatever the accusation is.

The GOP long accused the Obama administration of spying on Trump and his campaign in 2016, but Trump's regime did exactly that in 2018.

(CNN) - Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- including Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. [...]

The gag order was renewed three times before it expired this year and Apple notified the customers. The House Intelligence Committee determined that along with members of the panel and staff, the dragnet collected the records of family members, including at least one minor, the person said.

Records seized included those from staff members who had nothing to do with issues related to Russia or former FBI Director James Comey, including Schiff's personal office staff, a House Intelligence Committee source told CNN.

Trump spied on someone's kid because he wanted to know who their sources on contact between Trump's campaign and Russian intelligence were.

The New York Times reports that the investigation was nearly shut down by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions because they couldn't find anything, but the investigation was revived by William Barr.

William P. Barr revived languishing leak investigations after he became attorney general a year later. He moved a trusted prosecutor from New Jersey with little relevant experience to the main Justice Department to work on the Schiff-related case and about a half-dozen others, according to three people with knowledge of his work who did not want to be identified discussing federal investigations.

I would say heads should roll, but they already did. That's what the 2020 election was for.