Mike Pence fumes at the FBI in Fox News interview: 'There was spying' and they 'need to be held accountable'
Vice President Mike Pence during an interview on Fox News. (Screenshot)

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday demanded an investigation into the FBI for allegedly spying on the Trump campaign in 2016.

During an interview on Fox News, Pence was asked to respond to a New York Times report that claimed the FBI sent an undercover agent to gather information from Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos.

"It is very troubling," Pence said. "Just as the report a week ago that two discredited FBI agents were actually conversing about sending a counter-intelligence official during one of my first intelligence briefings."

He insisted that the Trump administration had fully cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

"But we’ve got to get to the bottom of how all this started. The American people have a right to know how this investigation even began. And as the attorney general said when he testified before Congress, there was spying," he continued.

"We need to understand why there was. Whether there was a sufficient predicate. We really need to get to the bottom of how this all began and if there was a violation of the rules, if the law was broken, the people that were responsible need to be held accountable," Pence said.

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