Rand Paul: Source says Brennan, Clapper, Comey ‘sent spies into the Trump campaign’ | The Hill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused members of the intelligence committee who served under former President Obama of sending “spies” into President Trump‘s presidential campaign.

In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, the senator alluded to a “source” that he said supplied him with information about alleged efforts by members of Obama’s Justice Department to gather information on the Trump campaign’s activities.

“Well my source tells me that the intelligence community, Obama’s intelligence community, [former CIA Director John] Brennan, [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, [former FBI Director James] Comey, they were frustrated because they had this Russian dossier but no one believed it was real,” Paul said, referring to a dossier of claims about President Trump and Russia that had been compiled by a former British spy named Christopher Steele.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, and the Democratic National Committee hired Washington firm Fusion GPS, which then turned to Steele, to conduct research about Trump’s ties to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow.

“It wasn’t verifiable, they couldn’t get anything out of it,” Paul continued. “So they sent spies into the Trump campaign, they tried to entrap Trump officials [into] admitting that they were working for Russia, but it wasn’t working.”

“So finally what they decided is we have to attach this dossier, this fake dossier, to the intelligence reports [given to Obama],” he claimed.

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