Former CIA official on FBI's 2016 actions: "I'd call that spying"

“It does sound like spying,” Olson said, adding that “spying can take many different forms and the art of spying has evolved.”

He went on to say that “the old fashioned ways of misrepresenting yourselves or approaching someone under false pretenses is still kind of the tried and true — that sounds like what happened here.”…

Olson said of Turk’s reported actions, “I think that person did misrepresent the purpose and was looking for information.”

“Yeah, I’d call that spying,” he added.