The president sent out a tweet Saturday, calling on the Justice Department and FBI to prove whether or not the FBI spy who probed his 2016 campaign was motivated by political purposes.
“If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers,” Trump’s tweet reads.
If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2018
“Drain the Swamp” is right. If the FBI was used as a political device for the democratic party, the American people will forever lose faith that the agency is unbiased and transparent.
For the FBI, there’s no turning back now. They must provide their documentation on the Russia investigation, or face damaging and long-lasting consequences.
Trump’s statements are a climax to the week of mounting evidence that an effort to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign was carried out by the FBI — and was made to favor his Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton.
As we reported late last week, the president lambasted the investigation stating, “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. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!”
Then adding fuel to the fire with, “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 is now forced to pressure his own law enforcement agencies to do what they have refused: Submit to congresses requests and release the documents related to the federal Russia investigation that we lovingly refer to as, “The Witch Hunt.”
H/T: Washington Examiner