Trump double-downs on lies about FBI infiltrating campaign as 2 prominent Republicans say it’s just not true

And this was on Fox News too…

Two top Republican allies of Trump have disputed his claims that the Obama administration used a spy to infiltrate his 2016 presidential campaign, an unsubstantiated theory he and far-right conspiracy theorists have dubbed “Spygate.”

In an appearance on Fox News Tuesday evening, Rep. Trey Gowdy, who attended a classified briefing last week on Capitol Hill with top members of the Department of Justice and the FBI, said that Trump should rest assured that the FBI was not “spying” on members of his campaign.

“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got,” Gowdy said.

Another staunch advocate of Trump on cable TV, Judge Andrew Napolitano, also appeared on Fox and expressed agreement with Gowdy’s assessment that the president and Rudy are lying by saying that a spy infiltrated the Trump campaign.

“The allegations by Mayor Giuliani over the weekend, which would lead to us believe that the Trump people think that the FBI had an undercover agent who inveigled his way into the campaign and was there as a spy on the campaign seem to be baseless,” Napolitano said. “There is no evidence for that whatsoever.”

But Trump as recently as Tuesday evening doubled down on the lie that a spy found its way in the ranks of his campaign.

“How do you like the fact they had people infiltrating our campaign?” Trump asked a crowd at a campaign rally in Tennessee. “Can you imagine?”

While Trump is going all crazy over Jeff Sessions over the last 24 hours, saying he regretted appointing him as Attorney General, Trump has not, however, responded to Gowdy’s comments in the interview disputing his claims regarding ‘Spygate.’

FBI Director Comey Demands Justice Department Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Lie

In an astonishing showdown with Trump, FBI Directory Comey has said that Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of wiretapping by President Obama are simply not true and is demanding the Justice Department reject such claims.

In a tweet storm this weekend, Trump made malicious accusations against Obama, but provided no evidence to back it up.

Comey made the request on Saturday after Trump leveled his allegation on Twitter. He been working to get the Justice Department to knock down the claim because it falsely insinuates that the F.B.I. broke the law, the officials said.

Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Trump’s truthfulness.

A spokesman for Obama and his former aides have called the accusation by Mr. Trump completely false, saying that Obama never ordered any wiretapping of a United States citizen.

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” Kevin Lewis, Obama’s spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump’s demand for a congressional investigation appears to be based on unproven claims by Breitbart News and conservative talk radio hosts that secret warrants were issued authorizing the tapping of the phones of Trump and his aides at Trump Tower in New York.

ref: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-seeks-inquiry-into-allegations-that-obama-tapped-his-phones.html