George Papadopoulos said to Laura Ingraham on Thursday that the FBI tried to get his wife to wear a wire to “entrap” him. He also said that Congress “probably has transcripts” of meetings he had that would prove he was spied on by the FBI.

Papadopoulos believes his wife was targeted because she knew all about academic Joseph Mifsud’s connection to Italian government.

“But what we believed that they really targeted her for is, we believe she knew all about Joseph Mifsud’s connections to the Italian government and his connections in Europe, which we just found out today that … the prime minister … just fired the heads of three intel agencies in Italy. And I think it has to do with the person, Joseph Mifsud, who the president and Devin Nunes and other people have been asking the government in Italy to examine a lot more because he’s actually at the core of this entire scam,” Papadopoulos said.

“Something I want to make clear about this meeting with [Alexander] Downer: I don’t think I was just suspicious that he was spying to me, because in my transcripts to Congress you see people like Mark Meadows and John Ratcliffe asking me if I ever was presented with transcripts of any meetings I’ve had with Alexander Downer and Joseph Mifsud or any of these strange people that were running into me and I said no,”continnued Papadopoulos.