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Rep. DeSantis Fires Back at Gowdy: ‘Deploying Surveillance’ on Trump Not What Americans Want FBI Doing

On Fox and Friends Thursday morning, Rep. Ron DeSantis, GOP candidate for Governor of Florida, pushed back on colleague Rep. Trey Gowdy on the FBI and “spygate”.

Gowdy is being targeted across the GOP for saying that the FBI was doing the job Americans would want them to do when the agency sent an informant to speak with members of the Trump campaign in 2016 about their Russia ties. DeSantis flipped that phrase back at him.

“Deploying surveillance powers, counterintelligence powers, against an opposition party’s campaign, that is not normal,” he said, “and I think that is not what Americans want the FBI to be doing.”

DeSantis also echoed the Rush Limbaugh quote that was tweeted by the President this morning.

“If you had a problem with somebody on the periphery of the campaign, the obvious thing to do is to go brief the campaign and brief Donald Trump,” said DeSantis.

That will probably be a top talking point of the day. “Why not brief the President, then?” (In this case, we are to assume that briefing the President would not be a “trap.”)

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