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Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 20, 2018 at 1:48 p.m.

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In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his campaign and whether any demands came from the Obama administration. Trump tweeted Sunday, May 20: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

Trump tweeted Sunday: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

Trump has been promoting a theory circulating in conservative circles about a possible FBI spy on the campaign.

But Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani cast doubt on that last week, saying neither he nor the president knows for certain if there was a spy.

Giuliani says they had been told about possible "infiltration."

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ARMNAR says... May 20, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.

Hilarious.

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BOLTAR says... May 20, 2018 at 2:54 p.m.

Keep on digging, pumpkinhead.

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TimberTopper says... May 20, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.

He "demands" he must think the DOJ belongs to him. God he'd love to be a dictator! Mr. Mueller, just continue to do your job.

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WGT says... May 20, 2018 at 7:32 p.m.

Sheesh! The travails keep adding up! The bigger they are the harder they fall! This human called Trump is nothing less than an enigma. Too bad his energy is for vain, arrogant pursuits, rather than being a helpful person. It’s going to be an ugly, ugly mess to clean.

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Packman says... May 20, 2018 at 9:51 p.m.

It's scary as hell to think the FBI made an orchestrated effort to effect the outcome of an election for POTUS. Why would any patriotic American oppose an objective investigation of the question? Hypocrites. F'ing hypocrites for cheering the Mueller witch hunt while resisting this. F'ing hypocrites.

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BOLTAR says... May 20, 2018 at 10:27 p.m.

I don't believe the FBI was trying "to effect [sic] the outcome of an election for POTUS," and if they were, they hurt Clinton much more than Trump by publicly discussing her situation while concealing his. I show no hypocrisy here, and I suspect others agree. I certainly have no objection to Trump continuing to destroy himself by acting even more guiltily with each passing day, so let him continue to open himself to the possibility of ever more obstruction allegations.
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Keep on digging, pumpkinhead.

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