GOP BACKS DONALD TRUMP AGAINST “BIGGEST CRIME IN U.S. HISTORY”
Republicans are expressing fury over allegations Hillary Clinton operatives paid a contractor to spy on former President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign and into his presidency.
They are calling it the “biggest crime in U.S. history” while demanding “a total clean out of the political class in Washington.”
Taking to social media, Republican lawmakers offered critical reactions, with Trump calling the scandal “worse than Watergate,” after Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion in federal court in Washington D.C. on Friday (2/11) alleging Hillary Clinton’s political allies paid a contractor to spy on the former president — both as a candidate, and as president.
Durham’s report shows that the Trump campaign and White House were illegally spied on, paid for by the Clinton campaign.
There needs to be accountability.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 14, 2022
Hillary Clinton is the MOST corrupt politician in American history. How she spied on President Trump is CRIMINAL! This is just the tip of the iceberg too. The full truth of Hillary’s crimes have yet to be revealed. LOCK HER UP!
— Rep. Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 14, 2022
“The corrupt Clinton campaign paid a team to spy on their political opponent,” wrote Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY).
“Congressional investigations are coming,” she added. “The truth will come out.”
Evidence is out that Hillary Clinton and her campaign allegedly paid tech companies to manufacture a false narrative that Donald Trump was linked with Russia. It’s time for @HillaryClinton to answer serious questions about her ties to the Russia hoax.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 14, 2022
Hillary Clinton must immediately be held accountable for her involvement in the biggest criminal political corruption story of our lifetime. This is the biggest criminal political corruption story of our lifetime. America deserves accountability for these crimes.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) February 14, 2022
“This is bigger than Watergate,” wrote Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana.
Yesterday it was revealed that the Clinton Campaign paid a tech company to infiltrate Trump Tower/White House servers and drum up the now-debunked phony Russian collusion hoax that the media ran with. What crime are you guilty of if you lose a presidential race and respond by illegally spying on the White House to undermine the duly-elected president
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) February 14, 2022
Hillary’s lawyer conspired with a tech executive to spy on the sitting President.
When Trump said this was happening, the media mocked him.
Now the corrupt corporate media is trying to ignore it & hide the truth.
These criminals NEED TO GO TO JAIL.#WorseThanWatergate
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 15, 2022
“When will the MIA principled civil libertarians on the left condemn the abuse of intelligence agencies spying on campaigns? Whether you’re on the left or right the constitution exists for a reason. GET A WARRANT,” wrote Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
“If civil libertarians on the left cared a lick about consistency, they’d join me in calling for the US Senate to fully investigate Clinton spying on the Trump campaign!” he added.
The bombshell stories of election interference from the Clinton campaign against Trump are jaw-dropping. Clinton’s people need to be held accountable.
— Rep. Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) February 15, 2022
Someone needs to be held accountable for Hillary Clinton’s spying on the sitting President of the United States.
— Rep. Pat Fallon (@RepPatFallon) February 14, 2022
“Now that same media is silent on this massive scandal. They’re complicit,” wrote House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).
The report issued by Special Prosecutor Durham is damning to many – the Clinton campaign, partisans at the Department of Justice, and the media. People should go to jail for this. Perhaps the media could now start to cover it, rather than cover it up and dismiss it as they’ve done for years now? #DurhamReport
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) February 14, 2022
Clinton Crime Campaign.
President Trump is absolutely right. Democrats can spy on a Republican President and the media says nothing. Tout a fake Russia narrative for years and the media get Pulitzer Prizes.
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) February 13, 2022
A tech company hacked the White House and spied on a sitting President.
This should concern everyone.
But the mainstream media refuses to cover it.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 14, 2022
“We know now that the Clinton campaign was conspiring against a legitimately elected President, even after he got elected to the White House. It’s the basis of treasonous activity,” wrote Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL).
The Dems don’t want you to believe that the Clinton camp was spying on President Trump.
This is far bigger than Watergate, and the truth WILL keep coming out!
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) February 15, 2022
If politicians can conspire with tech companies to spy on a sitting president, what do you think they can do to you?
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) February 15, 2022
“We were right. It was Hillary,” wrote Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. “Keep that in mind as the ‘powers that be’ which tried to frame Trump continue their pursuits,” he added. “Also remember who was telling you the TRUTH!”
They didn’t just spy on Donald Trump’s campaign.
They spied on Donald Trump as sitting President of the United States.
It was all even worse than we thought. https://t.co/z991l7Mc9r
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) February 12, 2022
Democrats got caught spying, first on candidate Trump and then when he was President IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
The Russia hoax was a lie from day one—manufactured by his political enemies—and every person involved with this un-American activity must be brought to justice.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 13, 2022
“The Clinton campaign paid people to create a fake narrative to initiate an investigation that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars – with the sole intent of unseating a sitting President,” wrote Republican Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw.
“The entire Democrat party was complicit. Now it looks like we can finally prove it.”
Every individual responsible for the illegal spying that targeted the Trump campaign and White House should be prosecuted and imprisoned for their crimes.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 13, 2022
There needs to be a total clean out of the political class in Washington DC.
They spied on the outsider candidate, lied by calling him a Russian asset and spied on a President of the United States because he wasn’t their choice.
This is a crisis.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) February 12, 2022
Now we know. The 2016 Clinton campaign was a criminal enterprise. Paying tech executives to infiltrate Trump servers & the White House. Time for someone to go to jail https://t.co/JmCWI8RrwW
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 13, 2022
“It’s time for Hillary Clinton to go to prison—for a VERY long time,” wrote Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini.
They spied on a sitting President and a sitting Congressman.
Not in a third world country, but in the United States of America.
That is UNACCEPTABLE.
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) February 13, 2022
Donald Trump was right. The Clinton campaign and Big Tech spied on both candidate and President Trump. The American people deserve justice. Someone needs to go to jail. https://t.co/otJdT1SJP0
— Mo Brooks – Endorsed By President Trump 🇺🇸 (@MoBrooks) February 13, 2022
“Trump was right. It was worse than we even imagined,” wrote Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC). They spied on him during the campaign and while he was in the White House. We will not forget. We will not let this go. They must be held to account.
The Clinton campaign paid for a spy operation on a sitting President in his White House. This is the biggest crime in U.S. history. https://t.co/wWU6GXgQAR
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) February 12, 2022
Joshua Klein writes for a number of conservative publications.