Brit Hume asks a good question: If the FBI investigates, isn’t there surveillance?

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Brit Hume asks a good question: If the FBI investigates, isn't there surveillance?

I para­phrase, but here’s the tran­script from last night’s Tucker Carl­son show, where Brit Hume asked an excel­lent question,

Empha­sis added (start­ing at 3:05 into the video, link via Real Clear Pol­i­tics):

BH: There’s one other thing worth men­tion­ing here — that 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 since July of the Trump cam­paign and Trump associates?

TC: Great question!

BH: Are we not 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 may be a rou­tine wire­tap of the Russ­ian ambas­sador to whom he was speak­ing. But who knows?”

And when he made this announce­ment, Comey, that there was this inves­ti­ga­tion going on, which he said he received per­mis­sion from higher up to do this announce­ment — there was a story back on Jan­u­ary 19 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. And remem­ber this — this is also sup­pos­edly a counter-​intelligence inves­ti­ga­tion, which that means it is basi­cally national secu­rity mat­ters. So, what’s up with that? I mean what’s that tell us about how likely they are to find about Putin or col­lu­sion? One wonders.”

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

And we wait for Con­gress to demand an answer to that question.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

I paraphrase, but here’s the transcript from last night’s Tucker Carlson show, where Brit Hume asked an excellent question,

Emphasis added (starting at 3:05 into the video, link via Real Clear Politics):

BH: There’s one other thing worth mentioning here — that 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 since July of the Trump campaign and Trump associates?

TC: Great question!

BH: Are we not 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 may be a routine wiretap of the Russian ambassador to whom he was speaking. But who knows?”

“And when he made this announcement, Comey, that there was this investigation going on, which he said he received permission from higher up to do this announcement — there was a story back on January 19 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. And remember this — this is also supposedly a counter-intelligence investigation, which that means it is basically national security matters. So, what’s up with that? I mean what’s that tell us about how likely they are to find about Putin or collusion? One wonders.”

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

And we wait for Congress to demand an answer to that question.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog