How do you think Hillary would feel if emails were never invented.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump used this cry to rally supporters against rival Hillary Clinton. Three years later, “lock her up” has morphed into...
After his inauguration, Trump’s presidency was soon overshadowed by the Muller investigation into Russian campaign interference.
The Muller report did not conclude that trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to meddle in the U.S. election, but it left open the question of whether the president obstructed justice during the probe, giving democrats fuel for further investigations.
Since the release of the Muller report, Trump has returned to spy gate, an allegation he first tweeted about in May 2018, claiming the Obama administration had planted a spy in his campaign.
It’s becoming a familiar theme in his rallies, including in Pennsylvania earlier this week. Last week, Attorney General William Barr ordered a review of the FBI’s decision in 2016 to launch a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
We’re worried about foreign influence for the very same reason. We should be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale, and so I’m not saying that happened, but I’m saying that we have to look at that.
Some analysts see the move as Trump strategy to shore up support.
What his base likes about it, about him and has from the beginning is that he is combative in the face of tradition. He’s just relentlessly combative. So yeah, they’ll investigate the investigators, and frankly it’s not gonna be good for him.
Cameron added they investigate the investigator strategy may end up revealing more discrediting information about the president, but Trump is making a bet it will undermine the credibility of the Muller report and his opponents.
Trump has been creative about interpretive truth so frequently that often I think people throw their hands up, because I don’t know what’s true, and so it’s very easy reach for him to just say that this information that’s coming out against me isn’t truthful, and we need to investigate the agendas, or investigate the people who are putting forward this information.
Look there are lots of people who have different colloquial phrases.
Earlier this month, FBI director Christopher Wray said he does not consider a court-approved surveillance as spying, a view that may not matter to the president’s supporters.
Patsy Wei de Quesada, VOA news at the White House.
1. We should be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale,
be worried about 担心
Me, too. They must be so worried about us.
我也是 。他们一定很担心我们 。
2. The Muller report did not conclude that trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to meddle in the U.S. election,
conspire with 与……勾结
Before industrialization, it did not conspire with the violence .
穆勒报告的结论中并未写到特朗普的竞选活动与俄罗斯相勾结，从而干预美国大选，但穆勒报告并未排除一个可能性：特朗普总统妨碍司法调查 。这让很多民主党议员有了进一步调查的动力 。
穆勒报告发布后，特朗普捡起了“间谍门”的陈词滥调 。他首次提出“间谍门”是在2018年5月的推文中，他当时指出，奥巴马政府在自己的竞选团队中安插了一名间谍 。
这已经成了特朗普集会的一个常见主题了，包括本周早些时候在宾夕法尼亚州的集会主题也是如此 。美国司法部长威廉·巴尔下令审查美国联邦调查局2016年的一项决定，该决定就是发起对特朗普竞选活动的反情报调查 。
我们担心境外势力影响也是出于同样的原因 。我们应该担心的是：政府官员滥用职权，扰乱天平 。不过，我说这些并不是说这是现状，而是提个醒，让大家关注这件事 。
特朗普的支持者一开始喜欢他是因为：他敢于挑战传统，敢于一直挑战 。所以，他们会调查调查人员的 。而且坦白讲，这对特朗普不利 。
特朗普特别擅长编造事实，以至于很多人都放弃了，因为不知道实情是什么 。这种情况下，特朗普就可以轻易地说针对他的信息不是真的，要调查行动议程，或者调查发布虚假信息的人 。
本月初，美国联邦调查局（FBI）局长克里斯托弗·雷表示自己认为法院批准的监视活动并非间谍行为 。但他的这个观点可能特朗普的支持者们根本听不进去 。
感谢收听Patsy Wei de Quesada从白宫发回的报道 。