Dan Abrams: ‘Not a Scintilla of Evidence’ FBI Informant Spoke to Trump Campaign Members ‘For Political Purposes’
ABC Chief Legal Analyst and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams pointed out to George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Monday that President Donald Trump‘s claims about the FBI investigation into his 2016 campaign lack hard evidence.
Abrams was on to analyze Trump’s demand that the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI “infiltrated or surveilled” his campaign “for Political Purposes.” The New York Times first reported that the FBI had an informant speak with several members of the Trump campaign, which the president now claims could be proof his campaign was “spied” on during the 2016 election.
Abrams first pointed out that the president has become awfully choosy about which news he decides to believe.
“The president is now reading this New York Times, report basing this tweet on this New York Times report, so this isn’t fake news? This one is real? This one is accurate?”
“It just seems that he’s getting very picky about which articles he believes and which ones he doesn’t if they fit a particular agenda,” he added.
Stephanopoulos and Abrams also discussed the alleged FBI informant in the Trump campaign being sent for political purposes, which Abrams said was entirely speculation.
“There is not a scintilla of evidence this was for political purposes, which is the critical question here,” he said. “And if it had been for political purposes why not disclose it in 2016 when it could have actually hurt Donald Trump politically?”
Watch above, via ABC.
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