President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that federal law enforcement investigate alleged "spying" by the FBI against his 2016 campaign.
In comments made at the White House, Trump said that he agreed with Attorney General William Barr's assessment that his 2016 campaign was spied on.
"What [Barr] said yesterday was absolutely true...there was spying," the president insisted.
Trump went on to say that he hopes Barr "takes up" an investigation into the matter.
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President Trump on AG Barr's 'spying' comments yesterday, per pool: "What he said yesterday was absolutely true...there was spying."— Meridith McGraw (@Meridith McGraw)1555000866.0
Asked about Atty Gen Barr launching probe of possible "spying" on the Trump Campaign, @POTUS said there was spying… https://t.co/E9IIpIFsS3— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1555000990.0
"There was spying" against the @realDonaldTrump campaign, says @POTUS, backing up remarks made yesterday by Attorney General Barr.— Steve Herman (@Steve Herman)1555001033.0
Trump says Barr's characterization of DOJ spying on his campaign was "absolutely" true. He calls the actions of th… https://t.co/hDieSCZsIt— Steven Portnoy (@Steven Portnoy)1555001139.0