Trump Says Campaign Was 'Conclusively Spied On,' Barr Vows to Expose Traitors
President demands those responsible to be thrown in jail
President Donald Trump said on Friday that his 2016 campaign was "conclusively spied on" by the Obama administration and called it "treason" before demanding those behind it be thrown in prison.
The president said in a tweet that "nothing like this has ever happened" before calling for prison sentences.
"A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!" he continued.
Trump's tweet came shortly after Attorney General William Barr announced he was working on finding out whether or not “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale” in the initial stages of the Russia investigation.
"I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions, and I've found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I've gotten don't hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than when I first started," Barr said.
Yesterday, Former FBI Director James Comey blamed John Brennan for pushing the unverified anti-Trump report, otherwise known as the infamous Steele Dossier.
A dispute has broken out at the highest levels of government over who was pushing the salacious dossier that eventually led to Robert Mueller's Russia Probe.
Barr said that he had received insufficient answers from Justice Department personnel on the reason why the Russia investigation was launched into the Trump campaign in the first place, according to Fox News.
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
“Government power was used to spy on American citizens,” Barr told the Journal on Friday.
“I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly.”
Former congressman Trey Gowdy tipped of Barr's investigators yesterday telling them the key lies in emails between Comey and Brennan.
Ex-South Carolina Rep. Gowdy gave a tip during an interview with Fox News in which he guided investigators towards former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.
“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy didn't disclose his knowledge of particular information Brennan-Gowdy emails or if he was basing the advice on a theory.