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Barr orders FBI to tell politicians and campaigns talking to foreign meddlers they’re being wiretapped

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The new policy, NBC News reports, goes like this:

“Before conducting physical searches or wiretaps of a federal election official, members of the official’s staff, candidates for federal office, or their staff or advisers, the FBI must now consider giving them a ‘defensive briefing,’ to tell them that they could be the target of foreign influence. Such a step, Barr said, would address concerns that people in the U.S. ‘may become unwitting participants in an effort by a foreign power to influence an election or the policy or conduct of the United States government.'”

Read story here.

The Attorney General presumably has concluded that when Donnie Trump Jr. (photo, right) says to his Russian contact, “If that’s what you say, I love it!” when offered dirt on his father’s political opponents, he’s too stupid to realize he’s being manipulated by a foreign power, and needs to be warned.

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