Trump demands an investigation into suspected FBI surveillance of his 2016 campaign
- Trump plans to officially demand that the Justice Department probe reports that the FBI look into reported surveillance of his 2016 campaign.
- Last week, Trump blasted reports that an informant was secretly feeding the bureau information as “worse than Watergate”
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would demand an investigation into whether the FBI had placed surveillance on his 2016 campaign — and whether such activity was ordered by his members of the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Ramping up a public war of words between the Oval Office and the law enforcement agency, the president said that he would formally request the Department of Justice probe the FBI’s role in investigating his campaign. His remarks come amid reports that the agency had placed a confidential informant somewhere in Trump’s organization, while he was a candidate.
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!
Last week, Trump reacted to the suggestion of potential FBI spying as being “bigger than Watergate.” Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported this week that allies close to the president were working to expose the source.
Trump and the FBI have been locked in an unprecedented public battle. The president and his allies have long complained about a “deep state” agenda of government officials actively working to undermine his presidency.
In an interview with The Post this week, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani — Trump’s personal lawyer — accused law enforcement officials of “covering” for actions committed by the Obama administration.
Expatriate Writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi