Trump has gone full-blown conspiracy theory by claiming that the FBI, CIA, and the United Kingdom all spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump thinks that the UK and Australia spied on him
Trump said, “I may well talk to her about that. There’s word and rumor that the FBI and others were involved. CIA were involved with the UK having to do with the Russian hoax. I may very well talk to her about that.”
Trump later added that he wants his attorney general to investigate if Australia and the UK spied on him, “What I’ve done is declassified everything. He can look. I hope he looks at the UK and I hope he looks at Australia and I hope he looks at Ukraine. I hope he looks at everything because there was a hoax that was perpetrated on our country.”
Trump is trying to create his own investigation to muddy the waters as Democrats investigate his conduct and behavior during the 2016 election, and through his presidency. Trump’s own FBI Director has already knocked down the president’s claim that the FBI spied on him. The US intelligence community has also debunked Trump’s claim that he was spied on. The UK has called Trump’s claim that they spied on his presidential campaign ridiculous.
Trump is doing an abysmal job of knocking down concerns about his mental health.
Donald Trump is a one trick pony. In 2016, he was able to deflect attention from his real scandal by making the election about Hillary Clinton’s emails. He is trying to do the same thing with his empowering of William Barr and claims that foreign governments spied on him.
What’s most dangerous for the country is that Donald Trump has sided with Russia and believes US allies Australia and the UK spied on him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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