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Trump Praises 'Fox And Friends' Report On Obama Administration

| by Sheena Vasani

President Donald Trump continues to accuse former President Barack Obama's administration of spying on him before he was nominated, now pointing to recent reporting from "Fox and Friends" to back his claims.

"Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by ['Fox and Friends,']" Trump tweeted.

On April 3, "Fox and Friends" reporter Adam Housley stated a U.S. intelligence official who is "very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world" revealed the name of Trump's associates, reports the Daily Mail.

"There was electronic surveillance of Trump and the people close to Donald Trump, including some supporters for up to a year before inauguration," Housley continued, Politico reports. “It’s unprecedented, I’m told, the way this was done."

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Housley added the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California, has known about the official since January.

"The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election," a congressional source commented.

Housley's colleagues congratulated the journalist on his reporting.

"Adam Housley did an incredible job with this information," said "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. "We heard germs of it, that it was beginning to take root during Friday's show. But right after Friday’s show, we were able to get a perspective on basically what President Trump thought a month ago when he went out and tweeted on Saturday morning. Man, I guess on some level he saw some things that only somebody surveilling his administration would know."

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Yet not everybody remains convinced, with many calling on Fox News and Trump to provide evidence.

Others criticized Trump for resorting to a cable news show for intelligence.

"Remember this coming from a President who said there was a Sweden Terrorist attack, endorsed the Bowling Green Massacre, stated he won the popular vote, stated that President Obama wire tapped Trump Towers, stated that his inaugural was bigger than President Obama's, stated that American steel will build the pipeline, that repeal and replace of the ACA will be on day one and that he never wanted to take a vote on the healthcare bill," writes one Politico reader in response. "And we are expected to believe him when he talks about a lie about surveillance and leaks from his administration? You just can't fix stupid."

Sources: Daily Mail, Politico / Photo credit: Susan Sterner via Wikimedia Commons

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