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Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate'

Trump Says Report That Obama Spied on His Campaign 'Bigger than Watergate'

The Times' report came on the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment to head the probe into allegations of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

"Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI 'SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT, '" the president tweeted in reference to a National Review report published last week.

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of potentially spying on his presidential campaign and said doing so would be a bigger scandal than Watergate. Trump said in a Twitter message.

That person met "several times" with campaign national security advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to the report, which offered no additional information on the informant's identity or connection with USA authorities.

The Watergate scandal in the early 1970s occurred following a break-in by five men at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington and subsequent attempts by the administration of President Richard Nixon to hide its involvement.

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Giuliani, speaking on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, expressed shock over the revelation, made in a New York Times story Wednesday, that one government informant "met several times" with campaign aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to current and former government officials.

He added Mr Trump remains eager to offer his "side of the case". As Giuliani blasted Comey as a "damn liar" and a leaker, which devolved into a argument about the legality of the former FBI director's actions, and whether his firing was the catalyst for Robert Mueller's investigation.

Trump's lawyers have been in negotiations with Mueller's team for months about whether the president would sit for an interview. When pressed by Chris Cuomo, he said people had tld the Trump team about the spies "off the record - you don't know if they're right or not, they're people who knew a little about the investigation".

"I think we're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of this entire investigation", Giuliani said.

"It's about time to say enough". Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and his deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, have pleaded guilty and are now cooperating with the probe. "Maybe a special counsel, special prosecutor, never should have been appointed".