"When FBI agents conduct investigations against alleged mobsters, suspected terrorists, other criminals, do you believe they’re engaging in spying when they’re following FBI investigative policies and procedures?"
"That’s not the term I would use," Wray said of “spying.” “So, I would say that’s a no to that question.” . . .
At another point, Wray was asked if he felt the federal government “spied into the 2016 presidential election,” and replied that he didn’t “think it would be right or appropriate” to share his thoughts and that he wanted to respect an ongoing investigation . . .
The use of the term “spying” sounds like a question of semantics. My feeling is if it walks like a duck . . .
Yet that hasn’t stopped Trump supporters from screeching OBAMA SPIED ON TRUMP, SPYING SPYING! SEE, OBAMA SPIED, DEEP STATE! If there is no known nefarious intent, or no evidence that any surveillance was political or served to benefit Obama/Democrats, then it proves there is no deep state spying. Right?
If all of Barr’s reports come back saying that, then I will accept the results just as most Democrats have accepted that there was no collusion/conspiracy with Russia because the evidence of such could not be found.