WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump touted a report Thursday alleging that his presidential campaign may have had a spy from the FBI in its midst, claiming that if it’s true it is “bigger than Watergate!”
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!
— DonaldJ. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
The tweet was likely in reference to a National Review report suggesting that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s since-retracted claim before the Senate Intelligence Committee last year that there was a “human source” connected with the FBI on the campaign.
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.
Trump did not provide any evidence beyond the National Review story, which questions the FBI’s official account of the investigation’s origins and the timing of Simpson’s retraction.
Fusion GPS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.