(Tea Party PAC) – On Wednesday, a very fired-up Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed the Deep State for spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, declaring that the errors made were “are grotesque abuses of power.”
Cruz is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was holding a hearing featuring testimony from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who released his 434-page report on FISA abuses during the 2016 election.
The report details how the secret court came to approve the FBI’s requests to spy on the Trump campaign, which Cruz called “a stunning indictment of the FBI and the Department of Justice, of a pattern of abusive power.”
Cruz declared that he’s “angry,” and that the numerous errors in obtaining the green light to conduct the surveillance in the report “should be deeply chilling” to all Americans.
As Cruz put it, the report lays out “17 major errors and misstatements that were made by the FBI or DOJ” in securing warrants.
“A number of them are deeply deeply troubling, these are not typos. These are not small inadvertent errors. These are grotesque abuses of power,” he said.
In his questioning of DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz walked through some of the many errors and misstatements.
He zeroed in on one specific instance, in which an email had been deliberately altered to drastically change its content.
“The men and women sitting at home need to know what’s happening: A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email. That is in turn used as the basis for a sworn to the court that the court relies on in issuing authority to wiretap Trump campaign officials. Am I stating that accurately.”
“That’s correct,” Horowitz said. “That is what occurred.”
“And by the way, what he inserted was not just slightly wrong, it was 180 degree opposite of what the evidence said!” Cruz stated.
He then pointed out that the Steele Dossier, which was full of allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Trump campaign officials, all to be later discredited, was funded by the Democrats.
He rightly noted that the dossier was the “most effective oppo research dump in history” because “the Department of Justice and the FBI were perfectly happy to be hatchet men for this oppo research dump.”
After detailing all the major errors, Cruz finished on a very dramatic note.
“What was going on here, this wasn’t Jason Bourne, this was Beavis and Butthead,” Cruz said, to laughter in the chamber.
Ted Cruz: This wasn't Jason Bourne, this was Beavis and Butthead🔥 pic.twitter.com/NpPQwFJDhP
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) December 11, 2019