Appearing on Fox and Friends to discuss Donald Trump’s wiretapping accusations against then-President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief Robby Mook dropped a BOMB. He said the only kind of wiretaps he acknowledged were those used to investigate Russia during the campaign, stating that “Trump aides were caught talking to Russian agents, and those conversations were captured because the intelligence community regularly taps the phone lines of those Russian agents,” arguing the real problem was Trump aides talking to “Russia” so much.
Mook then added that the Clinton campaign was informed by the intelligence community that wiretaps of Russian agents did in fact take place…. and later contradicted himself commenting that Hillary Clinton didn’t have any knowledge of the alleged wiretapping.
As BizPacReview noted, he [Mook] knows more than a private citizen ought to about what was found.
Why was the intelligence community informing one campaign of surveillance captured on its opponent?
The “Fox & Friends” hosts pointed to a tweet from Hillary Clinton on Oct. 31 that linked to a column from Slate that attempted to connect a server in Trump Tower to Russia.
The hosts wondered why Clinton might link to that article and who might have leaked the information to Slate.
Many expressed disbelief that the Clinton campaign was tipped off to wiretapping of Russian agents (that then allowed them to listen in to Trump aids).
— Connie Smith (@cosmith821) March 7, 2017
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— Momma Cin (@clsimp58) March 7, 2017
You can watch the full interview below:
Who was it exactly at the FBI who tipped the Clinton campaign off that Russians were being wiretapped, and that they had potential links to certain Trump aides? Maybe whomever decided it would be a good idea not to indict her.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]