Turley: Media Ignoring Obama Administration Spying Scandal


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There is abundant evidence that the Obama administration abused its powers to pursue an investigation of the Trump campaign -- but the mainstream media has largely ignored the story.

Law professor Jonathan Turley writes at The Hill that the media is engaged in "willful blindness."

What is astonishing is that the media has refused to see what should be one of the biggest stories in decades. The Obama administration targeted the campaign of the opposing party based on false evidence. The media endlessly covered former Obama administration officials ridiculing suggestions of spying on the Trump campaign or of  improper conduct in the Russia investigation. When Attorney General William Barr told the Senate last year that he believed spying did occur, he was lambasted in the media, including by James Comey and others involved in that investigation. The mocking “wow” response of the fired FBI director received extensive coverage.

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