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President Donald Trump said that the FBI and other agencies spying on his 2016 presidential campaign was treason and said the people behind the attempt to frame him and the campaign warranted “long jail sentences.”
“My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics,” Trump wrote on Twitter on May 17.
Situation - TREASON - Jail - Sentences - TREASON
“A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!” he added.
Trump also highlighted a poll by Fox News that found 58 percent of respondents believe the FBI broke the law in investigating the president.
Spies - Information - Trump - Campaign
At least two spies were used to gather information about Trump’s campaign.
Stefan Halper, a retired professor who has links to the CIA and MI6, met with Carter Page, a volunteer adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign in mid-2016, staying in touch for months afterward trying to glean information. Halper was paid more than $1 million by a secretive Defense Department think tank.
Spy - Azra - Turk - Name - Trump
A second spy, Azra Turk (not her real name), was named by Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who has said she tried to entrap him.
Turk pretended to be an aide to Halper and met with Papadopoulos after Halper lured him to London by offering Papadopoulos $3,000 to write a research paper.
Attorney - General - William - Barr - April
Attorney General William Barr said in April that Trump’s campaign was spied on and that he was reviewing the origin of the intelligence activities directed at the campaign, as well as the conduct of the agencies involved.
“A lot of this has already been investigated, a substantial portion of it has been investigated and is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General at the department,” he said. “But one of the things I want to do is pull together all the information from the various investigations that have gone on, including on the [Capitol] Hill...
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