President Donald Trump questioned whether the Obama administration’s department of justice and FBI spied on his presidential campaign with a confidential informant Thursday morning.
Trump tweeted that “if so, this is bigger than Watergate,” an apparent reaction to an interview that ran on Fox & Friends.
Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
“There is probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign,” former prosecutor and columnist Andrew McCarthy said on Fox & Friends Thursday morning. “What happened here is they did not have a criminal predicate to open an investigation on trump as they had an immense predicate to conduct on president Clinton.”
“They used powers covertly to investigate the trump campaign during the stretch run of the campaign under circumstances where they did not have evidence that anyone had actually committed a crime.”
McCarthy referred to a recent New York Times story which noted that “at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos,” who were both advisory members of the Trump campaign.