The latest reports of the FBI’s spying of the Trump campaign, which was not approved by federal courts, has been labeled by many including the president as worse than Watergate.
Trump’s head attorney Rudy Giuliani is ready to take action and is now floating the idea of prosecution charges against former FBI Director James Comey.
From Fox News
President Trump on Thursday questioned whether the Obama FBI “spied” on his presidential campaign, on the heels of an extensive report on the Russia investigation’s origins that said a government informant met several times with Trump’s former advisers.
Rudy Giuliani, a member of the president’s outside legal team, also told “Fox & Friends” that former FBI Director James Comey “should be prosecuted” if his bureau spied on the campaign.
The fiery statements came on the one-year “anniversary” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which picked up where the bureau left off. The New York Times sought to give a definitive accounting Thursday of the original investigation — and in the middle of their report, revealed that officials confirmed “at least one government informant met several times with Mr. [Carter] Page and [George] Papadopoulos,” both former campaign advisers.
This explosive line is sure to fuel Republican efforts on Capitol Hill to review records relating to an unidentified FBI source — and his or her role in the Russia probe.
“Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI ‘SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.’ Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign. ‘If so, this is bigger than Watergate!” Trump tweeted Thursday.
The National Review’s McCarthy had discussed on “Fox & Friends” Thursday how the FBI probably had “at least one confidential informant” with the campaign. He was also discussing The New York Times story on the Russia investigation.
That report detailed the beginnings of the probe originally known as “Crossfire Hurricane” — looking at possible Trump campaign connections to Russia and Moscow’s influence in the 2016 presidential election.
The report said the probe began during the final days of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. According to the report, intelligence officials were investigating Trump campaign associates former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, then-campaign adviser Page, and then-campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos.