President Trump has pointed out that the current director of the FBI has admitted that the surveillance on his campaign in 2016 was illegal.
According to The Daily Wire:
In a pair of social media posts on Sunday, President Trump pointed to reports that FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week that the FBI engaged in “illegal surveillance with respect to at least several of these FISA applications [for Trump adviser Carter Page] because there was no probable cause or proper predication.”
“FBI Director Christopher Wray just admitted that the FISA Warrants and [Surveillance] of my campaign were illegal,” Trump wrote in a two-tweet thread Sunday. “So was the Fake Dossier.”
Trump then hit the caps lock for an incensed declaration about the “scam investigation” into “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia, for which Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately found no evidence after his two-year, wide-ranging probe:
….This is the biggest political crime in American History, by far. SIMPLY PUT, THE PARTY IN POWER ILLEGALLY SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTION, IN ORDER TO CHANGE OR NULLIFY THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. IT CONTINUED ON WITH THE IMPEACHMENT HOAX. Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
Wray’s acknowledgment of the FBI’s wrongdoing reportedly came during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week. CBS News’ Catherine Herridge reported that Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, citing the inspector general and DOJ report on the FBI abuse of the FISA court, asked Wray if he would “acknowledge that this was illegal surveillance with respect to at least several of these FISA applications because there was no probable cause or proper predication. Correct?”
Wray answered the question from Herridge in the affirmative, “right.”