FBI Director: No Evidence Of Illegal Surveillance Into Trump Campaign

FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifying to Congress Tuesday, was asked directly by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH), whether he believes FBI spied on the 2016 Trump campaign, deferred to the ongoing investigation by Horowitz.

“I want to be careful about how I answer this question here because there is an ongoing inspector general investigation,” he said.

“I have my own thoughts based on the limited information I’ve seen so far but I don’t think it would be right or appropriate to share those at this stage because I really do think it is important for everybody to respect the independent inspector general’s investigation, which I think this line of questioning starts to implicate, and I think it’s very important for everybody to be able to have full confidence in his review.”

He later said that “I don’t think I personally have any evidence” of illegal surveillance into the Trump campaign in the 2016 election, but he said that he has been in “close contact” with AG William Barr about helping him get to bottom of how the Russia investigation began.