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 (@meridithmcgraw) April 11, 2019
Asked about Atty Gen Barr launching probe of possible "spying" on the Trump Campaign, @POTUS said there was spying and the AG's comments were absolutely true. The pres said many people underestimate the spying that went on.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 11, 2019
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 11, 2019
Trump says Barr's characterization of DOJ spying on his campaign was "absolutely" true. He calls the actions of the FBI treasonous and says he hopes law enforcement "takes it up," per pooler @BennettJohnT.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 11, 2019
These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN
On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.
Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.
CNN’s John Berman throws cold water on GOP excitement over FBI official accused of altering Russia document
Early Friday morning CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota undercut GOP excitement over a report that a former FBI official has been accused of altering a document tied to the investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, saying the employee in question was a lower-level attorney who is no longer with the agency.
On Thursday night, CNN reported that John Durham, the U.S. Attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia probe, has opened a criminal investigation into an FBI official accused of altering a document pertaining to the original surveillance efforts.
Fiona Hill’s attorney rips the administration: Trump ‘co-opted’ US foreign policy for his own ends
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," National Security Council official Fiona Hill's attorney, Ambassador Lee Wolosky, broke down the implications of his client's testimony.
"The phrase that she used to describe [E.U. Ambassador Gordon] Sondland's mission, a 'domestic political errand,' a lot of people have said that was a big takeaway from today, that sort of encapsulated what was going on here," said Cooper. "Does she agree?"
"Well, yeah," said Wolosky. "As she testified to, I think that what she began to notice is that, in fact, this really wasn't an irregular or shadow foreign policy effort, as some people have called it. It was actually domestic politics. She was doing national security, as were others, and foreign policy, and Sondland and Giuliani were taking steps to advance the political interests of the president. And I think that what she crystallized is how pernicious it can be when our national security and when our foreign policy decision making is basically co-opted or held hostage to the individual political interests of one individual."