Trump on FBI Spying on Campaign: Bigger Than Watergate

Trump on FBI Spying on Campaign: Bigger Than Watergate

President Donald Trump lent credence Thursday to reports that Federal Bureau of Investigation informants had infiltrated his presidential campaign, saying that "if so, this is bigger than Watergate!"

The New York Times reported separately this week that at least one government informant met several times with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, both former foreign policy advisers on Mr Trump's Republican campaign.

"I've written a couple of columns in the last week or so pointing out there's probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign", McCarthy said. That story did not say that the Obama administration had planted a spy within the Trump campaign.

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He said the legal team was "pretty comfortable, in the circumstances of this case, that they wouldn't be able to subpoena him personally".

On Thursday, The Washington Post tied the spying allegation to the push by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and other Trump allies in Congress, plus Stephen Bannon, to uncover the identity of a longtime FBI and CIA informant who contributed information in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and other ongoing investigations.

The Times report provided a detailed account of the initial stages of the FBI's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign or anyone affiliated with it was privy to Russia's attempts.

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Mr Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt". "But the president this morning is quoting a Fox News commentator as his source", Cuomo cut in, noting that Trump could just pick up the phone and ask the Justice Department himself.

President Donald Trump's lawyers could try to "challenge the legitimacy" of the special counsel's Russian Federation probe after learning a government informant spoke to two key campaign aides in 2016, according to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

"The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!" Manafort has pled not guilty.

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