Trump points to report that Federal Bureau of Investigation may have spied on his campaign

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"At least one" US government informant met with Trump campaign officials in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters - a secret type of subpoena - officials said.

"McCarthy said on Saturday that Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 2017 that former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele had said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "'human source'" - i.e. a spy" in the Trump campaign. Andrew McCarthy says, "There's probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign".

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AFP GETTYDonald Trump's 2016 election campaign is under renewed criticism

Trump made the comment on the anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to head the Justice Department investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump campaign official.

Mr Giuliani said on Wednesday that the special counsel's team had informed the president's attorneys recently that prosecutors do not believe they can charge a sitting president with a crime under Justice Department guidelines, signalling they would leave it to Congress to address any possible findings of wrongdoing by Mr Trump.

In some sense, many analysts have said, he is right: Efforts by a hostile foreign power to influence a USA presidential election - with or without the assistance or knowledge of the winning candidate - may well be a scandal "bigger than Watergate!"

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"The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!"

Giuliani has been urging Mueller's team to wrap up the investigation now that the probe has reached the one-year mark.

On CNN Friday morning, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani conceded that neither he nor Trump knows if there really was an "informant".

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"I think the investigation should be thrown out", Giuliani said.

"It's about time to say enough". "Maybe the special counsel never should have been appointed".

Laurel or Yanny? This audio clip is driving the internet insane
The tweet has received over 57,000 likes, 25,000 retweets and more than 13,000 comments at the time of publishing this article. We asked a few of our colleagues and interestingly, just like the Twitterverse, half of them heard Laurel and the rest Yanny .

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