On Thursday President Trump claimed it’s very likely that former FBI Director James Comey led the effort to spy on his 2016 campaign. While being interviewed on Fox News, President Trump said he plans to declassify the documents related to surveillance warrants “pretty soon.”
President Trump took to Twitter to call out that the media is finally getting involved with the story.
“Finally, Mainstream Media is getting involved – too “hot” to avoid. Pulitzer Prize anyone? The New York Times, on front page (finally), “Details effort to spy on Trump Campaign.”
@foxandfriends This is bigger than WATERGATE, but the reverse!”
Finally, Mainstream Media is getting involved – too “hot” to avoid. Pulitzer Prize anyone? The New York Times, on front page (finally), “Details effort to spy on Trump Campaign.” @foxandfriends This is bigger than WATERGATE, but the reverse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019
Though President Trump did not set a firm timetable for when the declassification would happen, he did it would be soon, “whenever they need it.”
More, per Daily Mail:
Trump made a point of blasting Comey, who called him ‘amoral’ in a New York Times op-ed this week.
‘Comey leaked and he lied. He lied in front to Congress,’ he said, renewing themes that are now nearly as old as his presidency.
And the FBI director who he fired two years ago likely was in charge of scooping up intelligence aimed at preventing his victory, he claimed.
‘I would say he probably led some kind of an effort,’ Trump said of Comey. ‘The word ‘spying’ has been used. He probably was one of the people leading the effort on spying.’
Back in April while speaking to Congress, Attorney General William Barr said that “spying on a political campaign is a big deal” and also said: “I think spying did occur.”
President Trump has maintained that spying did occur on his campaign. Many have claimed he is crazy for claiming that, but the more details that come out, the more likely it appears that spying on his campaign did happen.