Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin said the government had no interest in protecting America when it dropped a mole into the Trump campaign.
“This is really what’s at stake here and why I believe our president is absolutely correct, that ‘Spygate’ could turn out to be the most scandalous thing that has happened in Washington in American history,” Malkin said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. (RELATED: Michelle Malkin Slams Democrats Over Census Question)
“Because this was not about ‘protecting’ the Trump campaign,” she continued. “This was about upending a presidential candidate and trying to delegitimatize him, which is what they’ve been doing ever since he took office. It is absolutely alarming.”
Malkin asked why the left and the ACLU have fallen silent, and accused them of trying to sweep the government’s illegal spying under the rug for partisan reasons.
“Where is the left? These are the people that balked at the idea of the FBI sending informants and infiltrating, for example, the antiwar movement. The ACLU was all over that,” she concluded. “Now here they are trying to call spying something other than spying, looking the other way. And expecting that president Trump should be grateful for what happened?”
These comments come after Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and former director of national intelligence James Clapper implied Trump should be grateful for the government’s watchful eye, and ought to view their covert espionage as a positive.
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