US President Donald Trump accused his predecessor as head of state Barack Obama of high treason.
According to Trump, in 2016, his election campaign was monitored.
“This is high treason. Look, when I spoke a very long time ago, I said that they spied on our campaign. They listened, it was said in quotation marks and meant modern methods of wiretapping <…>. They spied on my campaign, I already He said this for a long time. As it turns out, I was right, “the president said in an interview with CBN News.
Trump has repeatedly accused intelligence agencies of spying on his campaign. In 2016-2017, under Obama, the FBI conducted an investigation against the then presidential candidate. It was code-named “Crossfire Hurricane.” Investigators were trying to find out if Trump was conspiring with the Russian authorities to win the election. Later, the same issue was investigated by independent special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who in the spring of 2019 came to the conclusion that there was no evidence of such a conspiracy.
Russia and Trump categorically denied the allegations; the US president considers them politically motivated.