President Donald Trump quoted analysis from Fox News personalities contending that the FBI tried to frame his campaign by gathering intelligence.
“Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.” David Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really bad stuff!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
Trump reacted to recent revelations from The New York Times, which noted that “at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos,” who were both advisory members of the 2016 campaign.
The president also tweeted furiously Thursday citing analysis from National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy.
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!
— 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.”