Bigger than watergate if Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on my campaign

Alexander Downer Russia FBI

Alexander Downer Russia FBI

The scramble to mitigate the potential harm comes as allies of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says FBI may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political opponents" Giuliani: If Mueller subpoenas us, we will challenge it MORE hone in on the informant's role in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Andrew McCarthy says, "There's probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign".

Trump attributed his claim to Andrew McCarthy, editor of the conservative National Review, who alleged that Glenn Simpson, co-founder of an intelligence firm that compiled research on Trump during the election, had testified to the Senate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had a "human source" within the campaign.

President Richard Nixon at the time ordered his attorney general and deputy attorney general to fire the special counsel investigating the 1972 break-in by five men at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington.

Yesterday, Mr Giuliani called for an end to the investigation.

"There is no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 elections", former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.

He said the legal team was "pretty comfortable, in the circumstances of this case, that they wouldn't be able to subpoena him personally".

Giuliani also repeated that Mueller's team has indicated it would not attempt to indict Trump, as he told the Associated Press last Friday.

Simpson has said that person was Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, but McCarthy believes it was someone else, who the FBI planted with the campaign, not an aide who cooperated with the investigation willingly. "It's been a year".

McCarthy said the FBI could not have spoken publicly before the election about the Trump-Russia investigation, as they did with the Clinton email probe, since it was classified. "We've tortured this president enough", he added, describing the investigation as being "like a big weight" on the president's back. Manafort has pled not guilty. "Maybe the special counsel never should have been appointed".

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