Report that Obama FBI spied on campaign could be 'bigger than Watergate'

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Something tells me the co-founder of Fusion GPS was dead-on accurate when he testified that Christopher Steele told him the Federal Bureau of Investigation had a "human source" - i.e., a spy - inside the Trump campaign as the 2016 presidential race headed into its stretch run.

"Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI 'SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT, '" the president tweeted in reference to a National Review report published last week.

That person met "several times" with campaign national security advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to the report, which offered no additional information on the informant's identity or connection with us authorities.

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Trump said in a tweet in March previous year: "Terrible!"

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Giuliani, speaking on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, expressed shock over the revelation, made in a New York Times story Wednesday, that one government informant "met several times" with campaign aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to current and former government officials.

"I think the investigation should be thrown out", Giuliani said. "We've tortured this president enough", he added, describing the investigation as being "like a big weight" on the president's back. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump's allies questioning whether the F.B.I. was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, has sought classified documents from the Justice Department, saying he needs to review the records as part of his congressional oversight duties.

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The FBI has reportedly been working in recent weeks to soften the blow if the identity of a top-secret informant who fed information to investigators early on in the Russian Federation probe is revealed.

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