Trump Wants Answers: Why Was Russia Probe Even a Thing?

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Trump Wants Answers: Why Was Russia Probe Even a Thing?

Much Ado About Nothing

After some speculation concerning the ongoing presence of CIA Director Gina Haspel at the Justice Department over the past few weeks, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified that there is a collaborative effort to determine the origins of the Russia investigation.

Wait… shouldn’t that have been done before the investigation itself? Probably, but then the smear campaign launched against our president in the name of some sort of nonexistent collusion would have lost ground far too fast for the Democrats.

  • After a lengthy and horrific waste of resources trying to dig up dirt on Trump, Attorney General William Barr and the CIA are now trying to determine the origin of the accusations surrounding Trump’s campaign and the alleged Russian involvement in it.
  • As much as the Democrats would like to point to our president as being the one to prompt this new investigation, that simply isn’t true. But he most certainly will back them in their search for the truth.
  • “But I think it’s a great thing that he did it. I saw it last night, and they want to look at how that whole hoax got started,” Trump stated. “You know what? I am so proud of our attorney general, that he is looking into it. I think it’s great.”
  • In the past, President Trump called on the Justice Department to look into the source of these accusations, demonstrating common sense and an urge to stop wasting resources. But he never gave the order for any intelligence agencies to review the Russia probe.
  • Barr, testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee points out, “Many people seem to assume that the only intelligence collection that occurred was a single confidential informant and a FISA warrant,” going on to say “I’d like to find out whether that is, in fact, true. It strikes me as a fairly anemic effort if that was the counterintelligence effort designed to stop the threat as it’s being represented.”
  • While Barr has called what was done to the president during his campaign “spying,” and taken no small amount of flack for using that term, the Democrats claim proper protocol was followed based on Trump’s contacts in Russia.

In other words, it is entirely possible that the whole Russia investigation was launched in the first place based on one person pointing out that Trump, who was vying for a seat in one of the most powerful countries in the world, was speaking to people in other countries.

Isn’t that sort of what he was supposed to be doing? And did the United States really just waste millions of dollars on something that amounts to nothing more than a schoolyard rumor, started by a conveniently unnamed individual?