For nearly two years as information about the coup attempt against President Donald Trump known as "Spygate" dripped out, observers long suspected that an operation of this scope – involving the Justice Department, the FBI, U.S. and foreign intelligence assets – had to have come from the very top.
That is, former President Obama, who was in the Oval Office when Spygate was hatched and began as the 2016 presidential election cycle kicked off, had to have not only known about it but approved it.
Now, the speculation is over: Of course, he did.
Earlier this week during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Andrew McCarthy, attorney and former federal prosecutor who specialized in national security cases, said "counterintelligence operations" which is what Spygate was, at its core, are "done for the president."
That means, as The Gateway Pundit notes, they are executed specifically to inform the commander-in-chief.
"What I'm saying is not that the president sits there and directs that there be counter-intelligence investigations. What I'm saying is that unlike criminal investigations, counter intelligence investigations are done for the president," McCarthy said.
"The only reason to do them is for the president with the information he needs to protect the United States from foreign threats. They're not like criminal investigations in that regard. So, in principle, the information is for the president. And here we know at various junctures we have actual factual information that this investigation was well known to President Obama," he added.
Hannity asked if the president knew about the investigation from the outset, wouldn't he have been updated on its progress?
"Sean, if things were working properly the president should have been alerted about it and informed. It was a very important investigation," McCarthy added.
"If they actually believed what they were telling the court that it was a possibility that Donald Trump was actually a plant of the Kremlin, it would have been derelict on their part not to keep the president informed," he added.