Trump on FBI Spying on Campaign: Bigger Than Watergate

Frederick Owens
May 18, 2018

With nothing to back up his claims, Trump simply said that if this wild theory of an informant embedded into the Trump campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Obama's Presidency turns out to be true, then it will be "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 Trump's Republican campaign.

After the Times piece was posted, Breitbart News ran a headline that said "Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign".

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

And, since the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, the investigation has expanded to include inquiries into whether Trump has attempted to obstruct justice to bring an end to what he regularly calls a witch hunt.

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"I've written a couple of columns in the last week or so pointing out that there is probably no doubt that [the FBI] had at least one confidential informant in the campaign", said McCarthy (pictured above right), a National Review contributor and former assistant USA attorney for the Southern District of NY.

Giuliani, like Trump, has often used media appearances to decry the Russian Federation probe and special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the FBI's inquiry exactly a year ago Thursday, following the dismissal of former bureau Director James Comey.

"The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!"

If Comey was involved, said Giuliani, "he should be prosecuted..." Since then, Trump has considered firing Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein - drawing parallels to the Watergate investigation more than four decades earlier, when Richard M. Nixon ordered his attorney general and deputy attorney general to fire the special prosecutor investigating abuses in the 1972 presidential election. "We've tortured this president enough", he added, describing the investigation as being "like a big weight" on the president's back.

Giuliani, who is working for the president pro bono, said Wednesday that the probe "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".

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