Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Report that Obama FBI spied on campaign could be 'bigger than Watergate'

Report that Obama FBI spied on campaign could be 'bigger than Watergate'

Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, appeared on "Fox & Friends," the Fox News Channel morning show that Trump regularly watches, shortly before the president's tweet speculating about FBI informants inside Trump's campaign.

After the Times piece was posted, Breitbart News ran a headline that said "Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign".

Trump's tweets followed a New York Times report about operation "Crossfire Hurricane", in which the Obama administration's FBI investigated Trump's campaign.

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National Review contributing editor Andrew McCarthy, a former US attorney, accused the federal government of using covert tactics to spy on President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, despite having no evidence of a crime being committed.

"If so, this is bigger than Watergate!"

"Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History...and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction", Trump wrote.

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"What happened here is that they did not have a criminal predicate to open an investigation on Trump", McCarthy said. Rather, it could suggest someone who may have had repeated contacts with the Trump campaign spoke with investigators about what they had heard or seen - a whistleblower, in some sense. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said.

The House Intelligence Committee and the FBI have recently locked horns over attempts from the committee's Republicans for the bureau to disclose an unnamed source.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory".

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Trump appears to be parroting commentary from right-wing media that surfaced after the New York Times on Wednesday published a report on the early days of the Russian Federation investigation.

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