Pence Hops On Barr’s ‘Spying’ Train: We Need To ‘Get To The Bottom’ Of This

As usual, Vice President Mike Pence parroted the party line Friday, saying that he finds the FBI’s efforts to determine wither Russia was using the Trump campaign to interfere in the election — termed “spying” by Attorney General William Barr — “very troubling.”

“We’ve got to get to the bottom of how all this started,” he told Fox News’ Sandra Smith. “The American people have a right to know how this investigation even began.”

“And as the attorney general said when he testified before Congress, there was spying,” he continued. “We need to understand…whether there was a sufficient predicate. We need to get to the bottom of how this all began and if there was a violation of the rules, if the law was broken, the people that were responsible need to be held accountable.”

Barr’s use of the term “spying,” first said during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, has significant connotations and has become fodder for Trump’s allies. President Donald Trump and his lackeys insist that a biased FBI was trying to undermine his candidacy; intelligence officials say they were trying to prevent the Russians from hacking the American election and that their actions were legitimate and necessary.

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