Difference between a spy and an informant

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A spy is an "outsider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion. An informer is an "insider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion .

If an "informant" wears a wire that would be covert right? Its word salad. An insider can be approached by the FBI to do every single thing that a "spy" might do. This is yet again another attempt by the left to play a word game. the FBI is not supposed to be spying on the President and the FBI is not supposed to intentionally misinforming the President the way the FBI has. Now FBI heads will roll. Guaranteed.
 
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A spy is an "outsider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion. An informer is an "insider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion .

If an "informant" wears a wire that would be covert right? Its word salad. An insider can be approached by the FBI to do every single thing that a "spy" might do. This is yet again another attempt by the left to play a word game. the FBI is not supposed to be spying on the President and the FBI is not supposed to intentionally misinforming the President the way the FBI has. Now FBI heads will roll. Guaranteed.

Are you seriously suggesting that a sitting president is above the law? What the hell do you think the FBI does? Let me help you: Federal Bureau of....what? Put on your thinking cap now......what's that word? YES!!

INVESTIGATION!! AND you still don't get it. The FBI gathers facts and evidence to solve and prevent crimes. They were investigating (LONG BEFORE TRUMP) Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
They had been following Page for THREE YEARS because of his suspicious ties with Russia.

Now see. That wasn't so hard, was it?
 
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Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy both have declared that nothing improper was done with regards to this informant. This latest conspiracy theory had a rather short shelf life......LOL
 
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Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy both have declared that nothing improper was done with regards to this informant. This latest conspiracy theory had a rather short shelf life......LOL


Apparently, Ryan and Gowdy don't LOVE the Don as much as Neil does.
 
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Are you seriously suggesting that a sitting president is above the law? What the hell do you think the FBI does? Let me help you: Federal Bureau of....what? Put on your thinking cap now......what's that word? YES!!

INVESTIGATION!! AND you still don't get it. The FBI gathers facts and evidence to solve and prevent crimes. They were investigating (LONG BEFORE TRUMP) Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
They had been following Page for THREE YEARS because of his suspicious ties with Russia.

Now see. That wasn't so hard, was it?
And that's it Clara, they're arguing semantics while completely ignoring the FACTS !!!

If the police see a known drug dealer entering a house and they have someone known to people in the house, the next logical step is send that person into the house. Was the drug dealer a family member just dropping by to say hello ?? or was there business conducted. If he's a family member and they aren't engaged in his business, then no harm no foul, end of investigation.

As you have pointed out, the FBI had been tracking Page and the Russians for YEARS before they showed up at Trump's campaign. I see sending in an informant as the next logical step. If Trump et al. were doing nothing illegal then they should have nothing to hide.

But the bottom line point is, PAGE AND THE RUSSIANS were already, and had been for some time, on the FBI's radar. Any logical person, with more than three working brains cells, would be asking the same question ?? WHAT WERE THEY DOING AT TRUMP'S ??
 
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A spy is an "outsider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion. An informer is an "insider" whose role is to gather information in a covert fashion .
I suppose since readers can see that it's in the OP and tell that this is not properly being indicated as a quote that it's not that big a deal, but a few days ago I did point out on another thread that someone else was plagiarizing something because they didn't properly indicate what they wrote was a quote.

Folks (this goes to anyone anywhere posting on any online forum), when you're including something that you yourself didn't originally write as content for the post, you need to indicate that you didn't create it; this can be done in several ways, such as putting quote marks, making it italic, indenting, or using the quote tags. The main issue I have with it is that it leads to confusion about who actually wrote what.

If an "informant" wears a wire that would be covert right? Its word salad. An insider can be approached by the FBI to do every single thing that a "spy" might do. This is yet again another attempt by the left to play a word game. the FBI is not supposed to be spying on the President and the FBI is not supposed to intentionally misinforming the President the way the FBI has. Now FBI heads will roll. Guaranteed.
I was listening to the Mark Levin show last night; Dan Bongino was guest hosting. Both Mark Levin and Dan Bongino are siding with President Trump & defending him in this Trump campaign "Spygate" issue, and I don't believe you'd label either one of them as "left."

During the show, Bongino was making the argument that the individual that the FBI put into the Trump campaign is a spy because that person's an outsider.
 
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And that's it Clara, they're arguing semantics while completely ignoring the FACTS !!!

If the police see a known drug dealer entering a house and they have someone known to people in the house, the next logical step is send that person into the house. Was the drug dealer a family member just dropping by to say hello ?? or was there business conducted. If he's a family member and they aren't engaged in his business, then no harm no foul, end of investigation.
The state needs a legal, constitutional warrant to be sending in anyone anywhere. BTW, what's your stance on the NSA merely obtaining metadata? To me the NSA obtaining metadata is also spying, and I essentially held this position way back when it was a fresh news topic, a main topic of discussion, etc.

As you have pointed out, the FBI had been tracking Page and the Russians for YEARS before they showed up at Trump's campaign. I see sending in an informant as the next logical step.
This is a contradiction, based on the argument - if they're being sent in, then they're a spy (not an informant); if they were already there, then they'd be an informant.

If Trump et al. were doing nothing illegal then they should have nothing to hide.
I disagree with this if they're not doing anything illegal then they shouldn't have anything to hide type of sentiment. Businesses have trade secrets to hide, and that's not illegal. The military has attack plans, codes, and intelligence plans that they need to hide. Politicians have campaigning plans that they might need to hide & I wonder if the real reason for spying was to try to steal such plans.

But the bottom line point is, PAGE AND THE RUSSIANS were already, and had been for some time, on the FBI's radar. Any logical person, with more than three working brains cells, would be asking the same question ?? WHAT WERE THEY DOING AT TRUMP'S ??
Ah, so it's a matter of being nothing more than this mere question? There's no allegation that a crime has been committed? If there were an allegation that a crime has been committed, that's one thing, and you seem to be implying that this isn't what the situation is.