Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate'

Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate'

Trump's tweets followed a New York Times report about operation "Crossfire Hurricane", in which the Obama administration's FBI investigated Trump's campaign.

President Trump is marking the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference with angry tweets, including one labeling the investigation the "greatest Witch Hunt in American History" and another accusing the "Obama FBI" of spying on his campaign.

Trump tweeted: "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!"

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of potentially spying on his presidential campaign and said doing so would be a bigger scandal than Watergate. His tweet came after a "Fox & Friends" segment that referred to a report in The New York Times that said "at least one government informant" met with former campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. Sorry to the Fake News Media and "Haters", but that's the way it is!

"The Trump thing was a counter intelligence investigation".

- DJ-Jazzy-Jew (@realDJ_JazzyJew) May 17, 2018 If you are going to say that the "Obama FBI" spied on Trump, then you must also say that the "Obama FBI" cost Hillary the election, the "Trump DOJ" assigned Robert Mueller to investigate Trump, and the "Trump Senate" says that Russian Federation helped Trump win the election. "What people need to look here at is they didn't have a criminal predicate to investigate the people in the Trump campaign they did".

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has sought classified documents from the Justice Department, saying he needs to review the records as part of his congressional oversight duties.

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