Trump Thinks FBI May Have Tried To Frame Him With Campaign ‘Spy’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump quoted analysis from Fox News personalities contending that the FBI tried to frame his campaign by gathering intelligence.

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.

“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.”