Hillary’s campaign manager for the 2016 election, Robby Mook, made a stunning statement in a Fox News interview. It’s unclear whether Mook realized that he divulged a potential bombshell on national television.
According to Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s entire campaign had intelligence that Obama wiretapped Russian diplomats in 2016.
A Barack and Hillary Wiretapping Fetish
It is unclear who provided the Clinton campaign with leaked wiretapping intelligence. Multiple Clinton aides formerly worked in the Obama White House as top strategists and counselors. John Podesta, Hillary’s Campaign Chairman, was a top advisor to Obama. Jen Palmieri, Hillary’s Director of Communications, served in various capacities at the Obama White House.
The intelligence leaks call into question whether Hillary’s campaign knew about surveillance of President Donald Trump. Previously, a FISA court granted Obama approval to monitor Trump in October 2016, just weeks before the election.
The Obama administration has a long and complex history of wiretapping journalists and foreign leaders from 2009-2013, during Obama’s first term and Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State. In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that Obama’s NSA wiretapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone. The German government probed the hack job, but later dropped the investigation for unknown reasons.
Also in 2013, Fox News Correspondent James Rosen was labeled a “possible co-conspirator” under the Espionage Act. Attorney General Eric Holder used the Act to wiretap the journalist’s email and phones.
Robby Mook: Clinton Campaign Knew About the Taps
During his interview, Mook added that:
the Clinton campaign was informed by the intelligence community that wiretaps of Russian agents did in fact take place.”
Not unsurprisingly, Mook’s interview featured a variety of accusations against Donald Trump and his campaign. Mook repeatedly accused Trump of election collusion with Russia, though he provided no evidence to back up his claim.
While it is true certain Trump officials contacted Russian diplomats after the election, there was no contact before election day. The Washington Post failed to prove that Sessions colluded with Russia as a Trump surrogate while he was in the Senate. Sessions met with Russian diplomats two times in 2016 as a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. So did numerous Democratic senators like Claire McCaskill, who claimed she never met with Russia officials when she did.
Undoubtedly, there is cause for concern. If the Clinton campaign had knowledge of a Russian wiretap, they might have also known about the Trump tap. This could have major legal implications for Hillary and her campaign surrogates.