President Trump argued today that the court-ordered FBI surveillance on his 2016 campaign was treason and that people who are connected to it should be convicted of treason.
“A really bad situation,” Trump tweeted Friday. “TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!”
Earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray stated that he didn’t agree with the surveillance to be “spying” and he didn’t have any evidence that the FBI was spying on Trump.
Interestingly enough, these comments by Wray are different from the ones AG William Barr made. AG Barr actually described the surveillance as “spying.” Barr did not say whether the FBI’s monitoring of the campaign was improper, but Trump has seized on those comments to bolster his claims.
Back in 2016, FBI had obtained a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
AG Barr is investigating whether the FBI abused its power so that they can open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
Earlier this month, New York Times reported that the Feds sent an undercover agent to meet with George Papadopolous. As you know, Papadopolous was told by Maltese professor that Russia had dirt Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
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