(News Desk) – US President Donald Trump has suggested that the Department of Justice is trying to “frame” him for a crime he didn’t commit.
In a message on his Twitter on Friday, Trump alleged that the FBI placed a mole in his 2016 presidential election campaign team, and tweeted “Really bad stuff!” while quoting Fox Business Network anchor David Asman in saying the Justice Department is “out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.”
“‘Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn’t commit.’ David Asman @LouDobbs @GreggJarrett Really bad stuff!” he wrote.
Asman was probably referring to a National Review article last week that alleged that Obama-led agencies used their surveillance powers to monitor the Trump election campaign.
The report said that the FBI used their surveillance powers to monitor the Republican candidate’s campaign.
“Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.
“’There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.’ If so, this is bigger than Watergate!” he added.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani also suggested this week the FBI might have placed a spy in Trump’s presidential campaign.
Last year, Trump accused his predecessor of intercepting his communications at his offices in Trump Tower in New York City just before the November 2016 election.
He also said that Obama abused his power and spied on his campaign fearing that his team was connected to Moscow. Trump, however, offered no evidence to support his accusations.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires’ tapped,” the president tweeted in March 2017.
This comes as Trump’s allies are focusing on the alleged informant’s role in Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mueller was at the helm of the FBI for 12 years, between 2001 and 2013.
Trump has condemned the investigation as the “greatest witch hunt” in the US history.
In tweet on Thursday, he again called Mueller’s probe a yearlong “witch hunt”.