(Right Country) – You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media cycle, but the house of cards that is Obamagate has all fallen apart.
Information about just how deep the administration was involved in spying on candidate Trump ahead of the 2020 election has been trickling out for years, but the other shoe is very, very close to dropping.
Of course, now that it is abundantly obvious that the Obama intelligence agencies were spying on the Trump campaign, the left is trying to cover their rears more than ever.
They’re flipping the script, changing the narrative, all to try to justify this historically gross abuse of power.
Failed presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) may have just overdone it a bit, however.
Not only did the congressman admit the FBI spies on the Trump campaign…he’s defending it!
Fox News reports:
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., reacted to the revelation that an FBI agent involved in the “Crossfire Hurricane” Russia investigation “actively listened” for certain topics during a briefing on election interference given to the Trump campaign in August 2016, saying “they were right to do it.”
“I hope they do it if a Democratic candidate ever does that with any country,” Swalwell said Friday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “So, Martha, remember right before this meeting occurred, candidate Trump said, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you have Hillary’s emails.’ And what do they do? They actually did it. So think about it.”
Fox News obtained a document that reflects type-written notes by FBI agent Joe Pientka after an August 17, 2016 briefing to then-candidate Donald Trump, Michael Flynn and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “in support of ODNI briefings provided to U.S. Presidential candidates and two of their advisors.”
The briefing, which was held at the FBI’s New York Field Office, also included a “13-minute defensive briefing” delivered by Pientka. The document states that FBI officials Kevin Clinesmith and Peter Strzok “approved” Pientka’s notes.
Swalwell slammed Trump and accused the president of lying about being briefed.
“By the way, he says in the meeting, ‘Joe, are the Russians bad?’ It’s like, yes, the Russians are bad and don’t eat glue,” Swalwell said. “Like, should we even have to tell you that? … He told the country for years, but he was never given this briefing.”
When MacCallum pressed Swalwell, he doubled-down on his claims that Trump had, in fact, conspired with Russia.
“So President Trump was under investigation. Jim Comey said he was not. He said that to Congress under oath,” MacCallum asked. “So the president was indeed under investigation.”
“What would you want a counterintelligence official to do when the president is asking the Russians to hack and they’re actually hacking,” Swalwell said.
“I hope they look into him. I hope if Joe Biden was doing this with any other foreign country that is seeking to influence our elections that the FBI would look into it, thankfully they did not but that’s kind of their job.”
When MacCallum continued to challenge Swalwell, noting that Trump had not been aware of the briefing, the congressman just flipped the script.
He defended the bureau’s actions!
“He’s given pictures and graphs now because he doesn’t have the attention span to listen,” the congressman declared.