President Donald Trump on Wednesday asserted that the FBI’s use of a confidential source to seek information from several campaign aides could turn out to be “one of the biggest political scandals in history!”
The comments were Trump’s latest salvo over reports that the FBI used a confidential source in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Dubbing the episode “SPYGATE” on Twitter, Trump suggested the tables had now turned on those investigating his campaign for possible collusion with Russian, writing: “What goes around, comes around!”
In a series of morning tweets, the president referred to those investigating him as the “Criminal Deep State,” claiming they had been “caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!”
The FBI source, a longtime Republican and former University of Cambridge professor Stefan A. Halper, had contact with at least three advisers to Trump during the campaign.
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