Trump Calls Campaign Spying ‘Treason,’ Suggests Jail Time
President Donald J. Trump let loose Friday on those who spied on his presidential campaign in 2016, alleging that the perpetrators committed treason, and suggesting that they will be held accountable.
“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!” he said on Twitter.
The evidence that Trump’s political enemies did, in fact, use state surveillance powers against his campaign continues to pile up, while bad actors in the intelligence community like disgraced former FBI director James Comey appear to be in panic mode.
Trump continued his tirade later Friday morning.
“It now seems the General Flynn was under investigation long before was common knowledge. It would have been impossible for me to know this but, if that was the case, and with me being one of two people who would become president, why was I not told so that I could make a change?” he said.
Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI, and again there is ample evidence to suggest that he was caught up in a high-level plan to hinder the Trump campaign.
Attorney General William P. Barr is now investigating the investigators, and Democrats are not thrilled. Earlier this week, he appointed U.S. Attorney John H. Durham of Connecticut, a high level prosecutor, to pursue the evidence of a criminal conspiracy against Trump.
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