Trump is using 'Spygate' to undermine the investigation into alleged ties between him and the Russian government, writes Jack Shafer of Politico. Theories about him being spied on fall flat, and aren’t supported by members of his own party. The person he called a spy was likely just a confidential informant. Still, the president has used this story to dispel the current investigation into his campaign. In fact, it recently emerged that a Russian oligarch got influence on him through his lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump has also met with Russians promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. His 'Spygate' accusation is an attempt to derail the Russia probe.
President Trump is justified in his criticism of the deep state, asserts Newt Gingrich in Fox News. Government officials have systemically worked to thwart him since before the election. The Justice Department’s employees gave 97% of their campaign donations to Hillary Clinton in 2016. This was while they were investigating her for the illegal use of a private email server. Meanwhile Rod Rosenstein has repeatedly resisted efforts by Congress to find out more on this issue. Much has been done to keep these and other deep state activities covered up. Trump is right to call out such collusion. Law enforcement officials have prevented justice from being delivered.