the latest from obama's director of national intelligence James Clapper
we've gone from
Only a paranoid nut-job would think the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.
It's a good thing the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign!
Now we're told it wasn't "spying" (which has such negative connotations), it was "information gathering"
Clapper says Trump "deliberately distorted" his words on informant
the obama administration had a spy (sorry, "informant") in the trump campaign, but don't worry, the spy (sorry, "informant") wasn't there to spy, just to gather information
"He deliberately spun it, distorted it. I mean this is George Orwell — up is down, black is white, peace is war. That's exactly what I didn't say. I took aversion to the word spy, it was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what the Russians were doing to infiltrate the campaign, not spying on the campaign. Of course, he turned that completely upside-down in his tweet, as he is wont to do."
zero hedge looked up "spy" in the dictionary
spy n. pl. spies (spīz)
One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
One who secretly collects information for a business about one or more of its competitors.
One who secretly keeps watch on another or others.