Donald Trump marks Mueller anniversary by claiming Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spied' on his campaign

18 May, 2018, 15:55 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • NYT: Papadopoulos, Page Met With 'Govt Informant' Ahead Of Election

"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.

This is, however, not the first time that the Obama administration has been charged with spying on the Trump campaign. When pressed by Chris Cuomo, he said people had tld the Trump team about the spies "off the record - you don't know if they're right or not, they're people who knew a little about the investigation".

Mr Trump made the comment on the anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to head the Justice Department investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump campaign officials.

The New York Times buried a key piece of information inside a piece published Thursday when it noted that "at least one government informant met several times with Mr. [Carter] Page and [George] Papadopoulos", two former Trump campaign advisers. "This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn't commit".

Trump attributed these "spy" accusations to National Review's Andrew McCarthy and Fox Business personalities, but Axios notes that the idea has been spreading through the conservative media ecosystem.




Mr Trump - as well as his attorney Rudy Guiliani and White House officials - have seized on the matter to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

In some sense, many analysts have said, he is right: Efforts by a hostile foreign power to influence a USA presidential election - with or without the assistance or knowledge of the winning candidate - may well be a scandal "bigger than Watergate!"

"I think we're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of this entire investigation", Giuliani said. "This is not good for the American people, and the special counsel's office doesn't seem to have that, sort of, understanding that they're interfering with things that are much bigger than them or us".

"It's about time to say enough".

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