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Pence Backs Trump on DOJ ‘Demand’: POTUS Is ‘Grateful’ They’re Looking Into Surveillance

Vice President Mike Pence is standing with President Trump in his “demand” to the DOJ to look into potential surveillance of the Trump campaign and whether such surveillance was politically motivated.

The President met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other intel leaders at the White House today, and the White House confirmed today that the DOJ Inspector General will indeed be looking into whether there were any “irregularities” from the FBI or DOJ.

“I hereby demand,” Trump tweeted yesterday, “and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

The vice president sat down with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and in a preview clip released this afternoon, Pence backed the President’s “demand” and said, “With the revelations that our campaign may have been the subject of surveillance by the FBI, the President, I think, is grateful that the Department of Justice is going to have the inspector general look into it.”

“The American people have a right to know,” he added, expressing his confidence that the DOJ will help “get to the bottom of this.”

Watch above, via Fox News. The full interview airs on The Story with Martha MacCallum tonight at 7 pm ET.

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