Maria Bartiromo shut down Valerie Jarret over her dubious claims what Obama did to the Trump campaign was above board.
“I have a high degree of confidence in our intelligence community, investigators comported themselves responsibly,” Jarrett replied. “Look, Lindsey Graham is the one that encouraged Sen. McCain to turn over the dossier in the first place to the FBI.”
“But I do know that it’s nearly four years ago and I don’t understand why our focus isn’t on what’s happening right now and today,” she added. “That’s the investigation I’d like to see.”
Bartiromo shut her down: “What’s happening right now is we are learning the details of what took place and we are getting official confirmation that the FBI knew that the dossier was garbage and made up in a bar because the sub-source of the dossier told FBI officials in early January.”
“I was not involved in any of those conversations,” Jarrett asnwered. “But the question I really want to put to you is, what are we doing today? If people want to have an investigation about what happened four years ago, they should do that.
But aren’t you concerned about what’s going on right now? Aren’t you worried about the integrity of our upcoming elections? Aren’t you worried about how we’re going to have a safe and fair election?”
“Yes!” Bartiromo said. “That’s why I’m asking you this question. Because I am a patriot and do not want to see people in positions of power put their finger on the scale and make up a story that there’s collusion with a foreign power when there’s absolutely no evidence of that.”
“I want to make sure we do not have the powers in government spying on political campaigns because the other political campaign paid for it,” Maria said.
“We know that Hillary Clinton paid for the dossier. You’ve got one campaign paying for dirt on another campaign. And you’ve got the amazing intelligence agencies of our government weaponized.”
“You’re saying you knew nothing about it?” Bartiromo added. “You were President Obama’s right hand. And a lot of people wonder how much President Obama directed this.”
“That’s not how it works,” Jarrett said weakly. “We leave that to the intelligence community to bring forward information. And the dossier, I would imagine, would be one piece of a much bigger puzzle.”
“The Mueller report didn’t conclude that there wasn’t any wrongdoing,” the former Obama adviser said. “He was explicit in saying quite the opposite. You’re making statements that actually haven’t been proven.”