Donald Trump Repeated False Accusation That Obama Spied on His Presidential Campaign

Type: Misleading StatementsMay 17 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Barack ObamaAbout: FBI
Donald Trump lashed out once again at former President Obama and falsely accused him of ordering the FBI to spy on his Presidential campaign after it was reported that a number of Trump aids were under investigation for potential collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign. Trump misleadingly claims that his campaign was spied on because the FBI was investigating those campaign individuals, but the FBI investigating individuals of a campaign is far different than "spying" on a Presidential campaign.

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