A new report shows that FBI agents wanted to investigate a foreign government trying to target Hillary Clinton and to help influence her to win the 2016 presidential election. However the FISA court didn’t seem like the right option, so they gave her campaign a briefing on it instead. They were fine going to FISA and spying on now President Trump, then candidate Trump.
The following is from The Daily Caller:
The FBI investigated a foreign government’s efforts to influence Hillary Clinton in 2015, going as far as seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act order.
But FBI documents released Sunday show that the bureau opted against a FISA. Instead, an FBI agent provided a defensive briefing to Clinton’s personal lawyers in October 2015.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who released the documents, said the records are evidence of a double standard at the FBI. The bureau obtained FISA warrants against a Trump aide and planted an FBI agent in a defensive briefing for Donald Trump and Michael Flynn in August 2016.
Isn’t that something America? They actually briefed Hillary Clinton’s lawyers, and didn’t say a word though to the Trump campaign. Amazing how that works, isn’t it?
That’s right, FBI agents in 2015 sought authorization to surveil foreign government operatives who sought to influence Hillary Clinton, but ultimately settled for a defensive briefing given to lawyers for the Democratic presidential candidate, according to documents released on Sunday.
Graham, a Republican, said that the documents are evidence of a double standard in how the FBI conducted investigations of foreign meddling regarding the Clinton and Trump campaigns.
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