Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was interviewed at the Turning Point USA Teen Action Summit by “The Epoch Times” to discuss the #SpyGate scandal and whether then President Obama knew of the illicit targeting against Donald Trump.
Fitton says the Obama White House was “running the show” and was intent on ambushing Trump, even resorting to using a fake dossier.
In April, Fitton called SpyGate “the worst corruption scandal in American history.”
Mr. Fitton: I think it’s the worst corruption scandal in American history. There’s simply no comparison in terms of government agencies colluding and conspiring to target a presidential candidate and then overthrow a president. So we had this kind of slow-motion coup taking place beginning in the early part of the administration that, frankly, is continuing today. They want to overthrow the president. They’re going to break any rule, it looks to me, in order to do it. And there’s really nothing to compare in prior history where that type of activity took place. So that needs to be exposed.
But to a degree, you had individuals abusing their offices for political purposes. That’s a violation of the law if you’re doing it in a law enforcement capacity. You’ve got this power that is granted to you by the American people to spy on people, to try to get subpoenas to conduct criminal investigations. And if you’re just doing it because you don’t like someone personally or politically, you’re breaking a law. So people like Peter Strzok, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe, and others who seem to have a political agenda behind their investigations and may have been dishonest with the courts in terms of these FISA warrants—that to me deserves criminal investigation.
Mr. Jekielek: Can you just outline what elements Judicial Watch is specifically working on and trying to help make that happen.
Mr. Fitton: Well, all we can do is get the information out. So, for instance, Andrew Weissmann who was Mueller’s No. 2, he wrote an email, we found, to Sally Yates the holdover from Barack Obama’s administration who was an anti-Trumper, obviously, but she was acting attorney general for President Trump for a time, until she was fired for refusing to enforce his first travel ban. So, Andrew Weissman writes her an email saying, “I’m in awe of you. You’re my hero.” This is the guy who’s now investigating President Trump, and it turns out later, there’s a report that he had attended Mrs. Clinton’s election-night party.
We want his emails and texts, so we’re asking for his texts. We’re asking for all the leaks to Page–Strzok texts. We’re asking about leaks to CNN targeting Trump, leaks to the Associated Press targeting Trump. The media is part of this conspiracy, it’s pretty clear, against President Trump. And we are using the Freedom of Information Act, a tool available to us to figure out who is behind these leaks and whether the media was either knowingly or otherwise misused to target a sitting president with overthrow.
Mr. Jekielek: And we’ve been able to use some of the information that you’ve gathered in our own reporting, which we’ve really appreciated.
Mr. Fitton: Yeah. For instance, I’m sure you’ve been doing some reporting on the testimony of Nellie Ohr and Bruce Ohr. Now, Judicial Watch is … I know there’s been testimony, but Judicial Watch got the Justice Department documents showing that Bruce Ohr was in constant and regular communication with Glenn Simpson, and, more specifically, Christopher Steele, who is in communication with both. I think there were like 60 communications after Christopher Steele, the Clinton-DNC spy, was fired by the FBI as a confidential informant. So Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, constant communication from the end of 2016 through 2017. Sixty times, he was in communication with them. Unbelievable.
Mr. Jekielek: We’re looking forward to seeing what other information Judicial Watch …
Mr. Fitton: More is always coming when it comes to Judicial Watch FOIA requests and lawsuits.