President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is planning to order an investigation into the Department of Justice’s surveillance of his campaign.
I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
The president’s tweet comes after numerous reports of a spy monitoring the Trump campaign in 2016, before the FBI opened an official investigation.
The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reported that the reported description of the spy matches with Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor and former CIA spy. (RELATED: Cambridge Professor Spied On Trump Campaign Advisers)
Rep. Devin Nunes said on Fox News Sunday that a spy in the Trump campaign would be an “absolute red line.”
“There is no possible way, that we should be allowing, even if it was legal, we should never allow this in this country. Congress should not allow for anything like this to ever occur again to any political campaign, if it in fact happened,” Nunes said. (RELATED: Devin Nunes Draws A ‘Red Line’ On Spies Targeting Trump Campaign)