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Hume: If Trump Investigated — then there was Surveillance (Video)

Posted by FactReal on March 22, 2017

IF THERE WAS AN FBI INVESTIGATION OF TRUMP — THEN THERE WAS SURVEILLANCE
Finally someone in the media gets the logic

LOGIC:
1. FBI Director James Comey acknowledged they were investigating the so-called Russia-Trump collaboration since last July (according to his testimony on 3/22/2017), and
2. Flynn was tapped (according to the illegally leaked and published phone transcripts),
3. Then, Trump campaign was surveilled.
4. Thus, Trump was right to claim he was wiretapped/surveilled/.

Yesterday, FoxNews’ Brit Hume and Tucker Carlson pointed at the contradiction in Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee this past Monday:

HUME: What about this investigation that’s been going on since last July that involves the Trump campaign and Trump associates? Are we to believe there is no surveillance associated with that?

CARLSON: You just made the smartest point of the month, if not of the year. If there was an investigation — and there was — there was surveillance.

Go to 3:10 video mark:

Here is the transcript of that portion of their conversation:

HUME: There’s one other thing worth mentioning here — the FBI director also said in an answer to the question that he had found no evidence, no information pointing to a wiretap of Donald Trump or of Trump Tower — no evidence of that. However, what about this investigation that’s been going on — that he announced — since last July that involves the Trump campaign and Trump associates? Are we to believe there is no surveillance associated with that? We do know, as you pointed out, that Mike Flynn was caught up in a wiretap that might be a routine wiretap of the Russian ambassador to whom he was speaking. But who knows?

HUME: And remember, when he made this announcement, Comey, that there was this investigation going on, which he said he received permission from higher up to do the announcement — there was a story back on January the 19th in The New York Times, which basically laid this whole thing out and said it was based on surveillance that indicated there had been these contacts. That story also said it wasn’t clear that the wiretaps turned up anything about the Trump campaign. So, we kind of don’t know where we are here. And remember also this — this is supposedly a counter-intelligence investigation. That means it is basically national security matters. So, what’s up with that? I mean, what does that tell us about how likely they are to find about Putin or collusion? One wonders.

CARLSON: You just made the smartest point of the month, if not of the year. If there was an investigation — and there was — there was surveillance. [Laughs] Thank you for making that point.

HUME: Well, well, it’s worth asking the question, isn’t it? You’d might have thought someone in the [House Intelligence] Committee would’ve asked. And you might also have thought that the issue might have been raised by some of our colleges in the media…so far, not so much.

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