Former President Donald Trump was the victim of several witch-hunt investigations. Information about the one that began it all is finally coming to light for what it was — and yet President Joe Biden’s administration won’t admit it.
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dodged questions about new evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was spying on Trump during the 2016 presidential race, the Daily Caller reported. Special counsel John Durham uncovered evidence that operatives were harvesting data to attempt to link Trump to Russia.
Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich was attempting to get to the bottom of claims made by Durham’s report released Friday. Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for the Clinton campaign, reportedly hired Rodney Joffe to mine data from the campaign to create this false narrative of Trump’s links to the Kremlin.
Sussmann would then turn that information over to the FBI without admitting it was opposition research. He was charged with lying to a federal agent but has pled not guilty, the New York Post reported.
Still, that information became the impetus for the Russia collusion hoax that dogged Trump early in his presidency. With such a bombshell about its origin recently coming to light, Heinrich asked Jean-Pierre if the Biden administration had “any concerns about a candidate for president using computer experts to infiltrate computer systems of competing candidates — or even the president-elect to — for the goal of creating a narrative?”
“That’s something I can’t speak to from this podium, so I refer you to the Department of Justice,” Jean-Pierre said evasively. Heinrich persisted in her line of questioning.
“Is what’s being described in that report — monitoring internet traffic — is that spying?” Heinrich again asked and Jean-Pierre reiterated a similar response. On the third time with the query, Jean-Pierre simply shut her down midsentence.
“Jacqui, my answer is not going to change,” Jean-Pierre said. “I refer you to the Department of Justice.”
Clinton’s campaign allegedly spied on Trump, turned that information over to the FBI, and crafted a narrative that followed him well into his presidency. This is a scandal of monumental proportions, and the current administration needs to assure the American people they’re taking this seriously.