President Donald Trump took aim at the Department of Justice and FBI’s decision to investigate members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election with a Monday morning tweet.
Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
The president’s tweet does not appear to have been sparked by any particular television appearance, as is the norm.
The only mention of the Russia investigation on this morning’s Fox & Friends comes during this segment where Lanny Davis shills for his book.
Is the president arguing with Davis about the FBI’s role during the election?
Left, Fox & Friends, 7:28 am
Right, Trump, 8:22 am pic.twitter.com/KgnbEDdDY7
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) March 5, 2018
Trump however has consistently questioned the FBI and Justice Department’s investigations into his campaign and has decried efforts as a “witch hunt” to prove collusion with the Russian government. The president has also repeatedly knocked his predecessor for not taking more forceful action against the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018
The President and his allies have pointed to a recent memo from the Republican committee staff on the House Intelligence Committee which alleges broad abuse of FISA authority to spy on former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page. The memo showed that the FBI used the politically motivated opposition research document, known as the Steele dossier, as justification to obtain a surveillance warrant.