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‘An Abuse Of Power’: Dem. Lawmaker Rips Trump’s Demand That DOJ Investigate Claims FBI ‘Spied’ On Campaign

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‘An Abuse Of Power’: Dem. Lawmaker Rips Trump’s Demand That DOJ Investigate Claims FBI ‘Spied’ On Campaign




The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee ripped President Trump’s claim that there was an FBI informant spying on his presidential campaign.

“The most I can tell you, Chuck, is that this claim by the president, the suggestion by [Rudy] Giuliani that there is a political spy embedded in the Trump campaign is nonsense,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Schiff was referring to Trump’s most recent claim that former President Obama used “an embedded informant” to spy on his campaign.

“Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI ‘SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.’ Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.’ If so, this is bigger than Watergate!” Trump wrote on Twitter last week.

Schiff slammed the allegation as “destructive” to American institutions.




“And you hear it in the same terms that Trump often speaks, which is ‘people are saying,’ or ‘I’m hearing,’ or ‘we’re being told,’ ” Schiff said.

“That’s another way of saying this is patently untrue, but we would like to spread it anyway and it’s singularly destructive of our institutions, but then that’s the point.”

Trump later tweeted that he would order the DOJ to investigate “whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes.”

“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!” Trump Tweeted on Sunday.

Schiff called the demand “an abuse of power.”

“Trump’s claim of an embedded “spy” is nonsense. His “demand” DOJ investigate something they know to be untrue is an abuse of power, and an effort to distract from his growing legal problems. Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk. He doesn’t care,” Schiff fired back.




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