His tweet came after a "Fox & Friends" segment that referred to a report in The New York Times that said "at least one government informant" met with former campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
President Donald Trump on Thursday strongly pushed the claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on his campaign with an inside informant. "What happened here is they did not have a criminal predicate to open an investigation on Trump as they had an huge criminal predicate to conduct the investigation of Mrs. Clinton".
The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters - a secret type of subpoena - officials said.
The "Trump FBI" is investigating yourself... and making indictments.
Both Trump and conservative pundits and journalists alike have run with the "embedded agent" theory regardless. Their concerns stem from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-CA) weeks-long effort to pursue information about an intelligence source who aided the federal Russian Federation investigation.
In the media, conservatives had expounded on the narrative, claiming it's the red flag Republicans need to prove the Russian Federation investigation is a hoax and based on improperly obtained information.
On Thursday, the President suggested that the "Obama FBI" had embedded an informant within his campaign in 2016. "It is a very big deal".
"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory".
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) responded to Trump's tweets in a speech from the Senate floor Thursday.