A more rediculous explaination I've yet to see. The explaination by the FBI, suggested by known liars such as James Clapper, is that this was a counterintelligence operation or other such clap trap.
The New York Times in a moment of pure journalism uncovered the plan recently and now it's CYA time all around.
Former Director of Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday night on CNN that it was “a good thing” there was an FBI informant spying on the Trump campaign. Clapper admitted the FBI “may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign,” referring to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He explained away the possibility of an FBI informant spying on the campaign as the bureau was trying to find out “what the Russians were doing to try to substantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it.”
Obama’s Director of National Intelligence then went on to say, “So, if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, that’s a good thing.”
He also stated he believes “it’s hugely dangerous if someone like that is exposed because the danger to that person” and the potential “reluctance of others to be informants for the FBI” could possibly devastate the FBI.
Well, yeah Clapper, I guess.....
Again Clapper has provided cover and perjury ever since he left the position of Obama's handpicked DNI, and now works - of course for CNN.
Clapper on CNN:
"CLAPPER: This is hyperbole. They may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign, but, y’know, the focus here, and as it was with the intelligence community, is not on the campaign per se, but what the Russians were doing to try to substantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it. So if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, well, that’s a good thing! Uh, because the Russians pose a threat to the very basis of our political system."
Hyperbole my ass. If they were so concerned about Russian interference why then not send a "spy" into the Clinton campaign because it was known that they had been hacked as well. Of course it was targeted at Trump, there was no concern over Hillary because after all to them she was supposed to win.
The whole of the operation was to take out Trump before the election. But that didn't happen so they lauched a investigation into Trump via a Special Council. But then after a year nothing has been found and worse for them the operation has been exposed so now almost in unison all the media outlets speaking almost off the same script are trying to play it down and spreading a false narrative that this was all good for everyone, after all they were just doing their jobs.