In an article entitled “Russia Inquiry Review Is Expected to Undercut Trump Claim of F.B.I. Spying,” New York Times writer Adam Goldman tries mightily, yet fails, to debunk claims that Obama officials tried to spy on the Trump campaign. In the podcast below, investigator Dan Bongino deconstructs Goldman’s “propaganda” and in the end, makes a stunning new connection between FBI informant Stephan Halper and the former head of the SVR, the Russian foreign intelligence service, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, who was a source for Christopher Steele.
The headline says the report is expected to undercut Trump’s claim of F.B.I. spying. This was not just a “Trump claim.” Goldman and many others in the mainstream media have made the same claim. Let me refresh his memory. In a May 2, 2019 article, “F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016,” Goldman wrote:
The woman [Azra Turk] had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues. But she was actually a government investigator posing as a research assistant, according to people familiar with the operation. The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.
The Conservative Treehouse’s “Sundance” wrote a hilarious headline which makes fun of this claim. It reads, “More IG Report Leaks – New York Times Reports FBI “Spies” Placed In/Around Trump Campaign Were Not Spying “On” Trump Campaign…”