Trump Hails New York Times Report About Campaign Spying: “Bigger Than Watergate”

The dam has burst on spying during the 2016 election, specifically, spying on the Trump campaign and members of his team.

Some people in the mainstream media are even coming around and Trump feels rightly vindicated.

Politico reports:

‘Bigger than WATERGATE’: Trump hails NYT report on FBI meeting with Papadopoulos

The White House on Friday seized on revelations that the FBI during the 2016 campaign sent an undercover investigator to meet with an aide to then-candidate Donald Trump, with the president calling the news “bigger than Watergate.”

Trump praised one of his most frequent media foes, The New York Times, for its reporting, while his reelection campaign lit into investigators and Vice President Mike Pence called the bureau’s actions “very troubling.”

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“Finally, Mainstream Media is getting involved – too ‘hot’ to avoid,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “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!”

Here’s Trump’s tweet:

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Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times report:

The Truth About ‘Spying’ on the Trump Campaign

President Trump has repeatedly said that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was “a coup.” According to the president and his supporters, individuals in the F.B.I. formed the heart of a nefarious conspiracy to take him down by engaging in rogue “spying” on the his campaign.

New details from reporting on the counterintelligence inquiry in summer 2016 lays out how a government investigator posing as a research assistant met with George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, to better understand any potential Trump campaign “links to Russia.” Brad Parscale, the 2020 campaign manager for the president, said it’s further proof that the “real scandal was the Obama administration using the Justice Department to spy on a political adversary’s campaign.”

Talk of a “coup” has also been a staple of Fox News commentary: the “the biggest scandal of our time,” Maria Bartiromo said, “the coup that failed.”

The coverage of this topic is going to get very different in the coming months.

Democrats had better fasten their seat belts.


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