President Trump said in the Oval Office on Tuesday that it would be “very illegal” and “unprecedented in the history of our country” if there were spies placed in his 2016 campaign.
“As you know, the Congress would like to see documents opened up,” Trump said during a
“A lot of people are saying they had spies in my campaign. If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country. That would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen, it would be very illegal aside from everything else.”
“It would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes, so we want to make sure there weren’t. I hope there weren’t, frankly. But some man got paid based on what I read in the newspapers. And on what you reported, some person got paid a lot of money. That is not a normal situation, the kind of money you are talking about,” he added. (RELATED: Trump To Order Investigation Into FBI/DOJ Surveillance Of His Campaign)
Trump also said, “If they had spies in my campaign, during my campaign for political purposes, that would be unprecedented in the history of our country. Yes?”