President Trump is not backing down on his unproven claim that the FBI planted a spy in his presidential campaign.
Trump is tweeting an interview aired Thursday night on the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” program. A writer for the conservative media website The Federalist told Carlson that “everyone knows there was a Spy” in Trump’s 2016 campaign, the tweet noted.
Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe into Russia meddling in the 2016 campaign.
He has embellished reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of his campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.