The FBI’s spygate scandal isn’t going away anytime soon.
In fact, it’s getting worse every day.
And on his television show, Tucker Carlson crushed a Deep State apologist with one question.
Former United States Attorney Daniel Goldman appeared on Carlson’s program to discuss spygate and the FBI cover-up.
Much of the media has assumed the posture of trying to ignore the scandal and not get to the bottom of why the FBI felt it was both necessary and proper to dispatch a spy to infiltrate the Trump campaign.
The interview with Goldman came on the heels of twin revelations that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes believes the Department of Justice is “obstructing” his investigation, and the bombshell that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to investigate Nunes’ staff.
Carlson questioned why the FBI should be allowed to get away with not explaining their actions:
“Now, maybe there was a good reason for that, maybe there wasn’t, but the fact of it is true, and it’s known by the public. And the fact of it shakes the public’s faith in the integrity of the Department of Justice. So why wouldn’t responsible people do their very best to explain why the hell that happened as soon as they possibly can and calm public fears that the system is corrupt? Because the public is beginning to believe it is, including me. Why wouldn’t we have the right to know why that happened?”
Goldman tried to respond by claiming Stefan Halper – the alleged spy – wasn’t really a spy at all:
“I think the people who use the term ‘spy’ in the context of a confidential informant, are doing only for partisan reasons, because a spy does not exist within the FBI. So, when you’re going down that road of using a spy.”
Carlson shut that nonsense down quickly by explaining that Halper contacting members of the Trump campaign under secret pretenses in order to obtain information was the definition of spying: “I am saying that they spied on members of the Trump campaign, they gathered information without the knowledge of the people they were speaking to.”
The dictionary lists three different definitions of “spy.”
- a person employed by a government to obtain secret information or intelligence about another, usually hostile, country, especially with reference to military or naval affairs.
- a person who keeps close and secret watch on the actions and words of another or others.
- a person who seeks to obtain confidential information about the activities, plans, methods, etc., of an organization or person, especially one who is employed for this purpose by a competitor:
By every measure Carlson was correct in labeling Halper a spy.
Halper was on the government payroll and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts in 2016.
He was dispatched by the FBI to gain intelligence and secret information about the Trump campaign and alleged contact with Russia.
Halper attempted to keep tabs on Trump campaign aides George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.
And he attempted to later join the administration as an Ambassador to gain access to confidential information.
The real scandal is not the phony Trump-Russia collusion angle.
It is that certain actors within the FBI and Department of Justice decided they are above democratic accountability and are refusing to explain why they ran a covert operation against Donald Trump’s campaign.
That is the question Tucker Carlson – as well as the President and millions of his supporters – are asking.