Watergate was a political spying scandal of such epic proportions that even today people refer to current scandals with the suffix “-gate” added on to it.
And of course, who could forget about the lengths Deep State Democrats went to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 political campaign.
But these famous political spying scandals will all pale in comparison if this Republican congressman’s allegations turn out to be true.
Recently, Texas Representative Troy Nehls accused the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) of spying on him.
In a press release, Rep. Nehls’ office described the event by saying, “a USCP officer entered his (Rep. Troy Nehls) office and took a photo of private Congressional material protected by the Speech and Debate Clause, Article I Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution.”
The release continued, “three plainclothed USCP agents returned to the office, where they questioned a staff member about the contents of the questionably-obtained photo.”
Tom Manager, USCP Chief, pushed back on the congressman’s allegations stating, “The weekend before Thanksgiving, one of our vigilant officers spotted the congressman’s door was wide open…That Monday, USCP personnel personally followed up with the congressman’s staff and determined no investigation or further action of any kind was needed. No case investigation was ever initiated or conducted into the representative or his staff.”
Manger continued defending the actions of his officers by saying if “a member’s office is left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office, USCP officers are directed to document that and secure the office to ensure nobody can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious.”
While this may turn out to be an unfortunate misunderstanding, other House Republicans are not buying it.
When asked about the alleged spying of Rep. Nehls’ office, Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind) told the media, “Speaker Pelosi is weaponizing the Capitol Police. I’m grateful that the USCP Inspector General is standing up for his officers and reviewing her anti-democratic plot…Capitol Police officers deserve our thanks – they don’t deserve to be used as political pawns.”
Ohio congressman Jim Jordan also responded by saying, “Now it looks like potentially they were actually spying on a member of Congress? So, this is important stuff. We’ll hopefully get to the bottom of it and get answers…The good news is the [Office of] Inspector General [of the Capitol Police] is going to do an investigation. I think that is positive. We need to get the answers. We need to get to the truth.”
No matter how you slice it, this is a very serious allegation and Congress must use every resource possible to get to the bottom of it.
Was this the innocent actions of a Capitol Police Officer who was doing what he was trained to do or was it done at Nancy Pelosi’s behest for more nefarious reasons?
Hopefully, the truth will be revealed to us soon, but in the meantime, please stay tuned to Right News Wire for more updates to this ongoing story.