I’m grateful to columnist Noah Feldman for educating us about how harmful it can be to our nation when the United States Department of Justice is weaponized against its political opponents by a presidential administration, in his column, "We don’t want the Justice Department investigating Congress" (News-Post, June 17).

Does that mean that we should be equally concerned about the way that the Obama Justice Department improperly obtained a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and administration?

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Hayduke2

Already happened bro. Not exactly what you implied --- "The inspector general, Michael Horowitz, found no evidence that political bias played a role in the opening of the Russia probe, which failed to establish that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. But he also said he found no satisfactory alternative explanation when it came to the lies and omissions that led a court to wrongly authorize spying on Page, who was not charged with a crime."

gary4books

"Does that mean that we should be equally concerned about the way that the Obama Justice Department improperly obtained a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and administration?"

Of course we should be concerned. The FBI has been known to "cut corners" but most thought that was way in the past. However, habits are hard to stop. I expect a good investigation would clear this up and let us know if there was good reason to look at Trump's contacts with Russia. Perhaps there was, even with mistakes in the process. That question should be answered.

threecents

Agreed. I don't know if corners were cut, but there obviously was good reason to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. It resulted in multiple convictions and helped expose Trump as Putin's tool. It ultimately let to the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee's conclusion that Putin subverted our election process to favor Trump. So of course Trump's response was that Russia helped Hillary, not him. Classic misdirection Trump. Yet many Republicans believe Trump. That what makes me crazy. They even believe Trump when he says he will become president by August. I assume there will be another insurrection from his followers in a month or two. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/senate-panel-finds-russia-interfered-in-the-2016-us-election

public-redux

I think the Russians realized pretty quickly that the Trump campaign wasn’t competent enough to collude and it would be better to go it alone.

threecents

I agree. The Trump campaign made collusion with Russia too obvious. Russia believed in their own expertise and wanted more plausible deniability.

gary4books

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