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Fox News’s Napolitano: Trump’s ‘Spygate’ claims are ‘baseless’
The Hill ^ | 05/30/2018 | Morgan Gstalter

Posted on 05/30/2018 5:49:03 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Fox News's Andrew Napolitano said late Tuesday there is “no evidence” to support President Trump’s “Spygate” theory that the FBI planted spies during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Napolitano, the news network's senior judicial analyst, said on "The Story With Martha MacCallum" that Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is making a “baseless” claim.

“The allegations by Mayor Giuliani over the weekend, which would lead to us believe that the Trump people think that the FBI had an undercover agent who inveigled his way into the campaign and was there as a spy on the campaign, seem to be baseless,” Napolitano said.

There is no evidence for that whatsoever, he added.

Giuliani suggested on Sunday that former President Obama and his top intelligence officials “knew” that the FBI had used a top-secret informant to allegedly spy on Trump’s campaign.

The FBI did use an informant, identified in media reports as American professor Stefan Halper, who met with three Trump campaign advisers in 2016 — George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Sam Clovis.

No evidence has emerged, however, that the informant was used to spy on the campaign for political purposes.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/30/2018 5:49:03 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Oh. So Obama’s Admin didn’t insert a spy into the opposition’s campaign.

That’s GREAT news!!!


2 posted on 05/30/2018 5:51:01 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

Don’t know who to believe here. Napolitano or Clapper.


3 posted on 05/30/2018 5:52:27 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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To: GIdget2004

Who knew, the judge is GOPe.


4 posted on 05/30/2018 5:54:03 AM PDT by Blogger (The causes are the left are never about caring about an issue. ItÂ’s always about power.)
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To: GIdget2004

Wow...lots of protesting about this “Spygate” thing. A nerve has definitely been struck in the DC Swamp.

Of course, the media will carry the water for The Establishment. In my estimation, the more the protest, the chances are greater that it’s true.


5 posted on 05/30/2018 5:55:18 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: GIdget2004
No evidence has emerged, however, that the informant was used to spy on the campaign for political purposes.

Sounds like there was an informant spying on the campaign; they claim it just wasn't "for political purposes."

We'll just have to take their word for it.
6 posted on 05/30/2018 5:55:36 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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I sense a full court press by the Swampers in an effort to thwart the firing of Mueller after Horowitz releases his IG report.


7 posted on 05/30/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: GIdget2004

This judge always wants to argue over semantics. Maybe he should have been watching a couple hours before when Hannity had on three people, that were there, who totally disagree with him.


8 posted on 05/30/2018 5:56:02 AM PDT by kempster
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To: GIdget2004

It doesn’t matter what the talking heads say ... POTUS owns the issue and people believe HIM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8oh817obsE


9 posted on 05/30/2018 5:56:17 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: GIdget2004

Well, if Judge Nap is correct about the narrow issue of informant vs. spy, how does he stand on the FISA warrants, or the entrapment of Papadopoulos by said informants to provide the excuse for said warants?


10 posted on 05/30/2018 5:56:36 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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To: Blogger

They’re slowly getting to everyone! See Trey Gowdy! The Deep State is just that...DEEP! Clapper basically admitted that this guy set up Trump’s campaign operatives. Sharyl Attkinson...please pick up the white phone...


11 posted on 05/30/2018 5:56:41 AM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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To: GIdget2004

As Seb Gorka pointed out, if this spying on the Trump campaign was because of “Russian meddling”, how many informants targeted the Hellary campaign, which claimed Russian attacks on its servers, and had several employees with known contacts with Russians?


12 posted on 05/30/2018 5:56:53 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: GIdget2004

Napolitano is probably jealous of Rudy.


13 posted on 05/30/2018 5:57:12 AM PDT by Maudeen (www.ThereIsHopeInJesus.com)
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To: GIdget2004
In strictest terms..., perhaps true BUT, using "Assets" to set up entrapment targets is a well established technique! The end results are the same!
14 posted on 05/30/2018 5:57:32 AM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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“The FBI did use an informant, identified in media reports as American professor Stefan Halper, who met with three Trump campaign advisers in 2016 — George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Sam Clovis.”

IOW, they were spying on the Trump campaign. Some people are stuck so high up the ivory tower that they think they have the authority to deny the vernacular meaning of a word. You know, what the word means to almost everyone.


15 posted on 05/30/2018 5:57:41 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: woweeitsme

Wow...lots of protesting about this “Spygate” thing. A nerve has definitely been struck in the DC Swamp.

Yep. My guess is they probably have something on the Judge. He’s been doing nothing but offering excuses for Mueller and the FBI for weeks - and he doesn’t even do it well, since it doesn’t come off as anything other than deep state propaganda.


16 posted on 05/30/2018 5:58:11 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: GIdget2004

Napolitano is a LOUD, POMPOUS BLOWHARD who presents himself as a Constitutional Scholar.
He is not. He is a former New Jersey Judge.

REAL constitutional lawyers like Giuliani, DeGenova, Dershowitz, Toensing, Mark Levine, etc. disagree with him often including on this subject.
Obnoxious loud blowhard.


17 posted on 05/30/2018 5:58:32 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: kempster

I think latest abandonment of Trump by the GOPe is related to the upcoming shut down fight. The GOPe doesn’t want to go the mat to fund the wall. It’s that simple. So they’re trying to weaken his position ahead of that battle.


18 posted on 05/30/2018 5:58:37 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: GIdget2004

Judge Napolitano has become Fox’s useful idiot of law analysis. A slick smooth-talking moron.


19 posted on 05/30/2018 5:59:49 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: GIdget2004

There is (so far) no evidence, and the Swamp is working overtime to make sure real Americans cannot find evidence of conspiracy, treason, and sedition - their ongoing attempted coup.


20 posted on 05/30/2018 6:00:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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