Schiff on Trump's 'spygate' claims: He is asserting an imagined world is real

Schiff on Trump's 'spygate' claims: He is asserting an imagined world is real
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House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffInternet security leader: Hackers are 'trying to undermine very process of democracy' Republicans and Democrats alike face troubling signals from voters Schiff blasts GOP for Russia probe conduct: 'That's how you obstruct an investigation, not how you conduct one' MORE (Calif.) on Friday hammered President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report Trump tried to dissuade Melania from 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign: report MORE’s claims that a spy was embedded in his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes, saying Trump keeps asserting that his own "fictional world" is reality.

Schiff’s attack on Trump comes a day after a group of lawmakers met with the FBI, Justice Department and intelligence officials about an FBI informant who worked on Trump’s campaign.

Democrats said after the meetings that there was “no evidence” that the FBI placed a spy in Trump's team.


"Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the FBI or any intelligence agency placed a spy in the Trump campaign or otherwise failed to follow appropriate procedures and protocols," Schiff said on Thursday. 

Schiff also said on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" that the latest claim from Trump isn’t “spygate,” but “liegate.”

“The president said that there was wiretapping at Trump Tower. That was false. He said there was an unmasking conspiracy. That was false. He said that there [were] political spies embedded in his campaign. That is false,” Schiff said.

Trump continued his attacks on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe on Friday morning, tweeting, "Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole purpose of political advantage and gain?" 

Trump has said that "spygate," as he calls it, could prove to be a bigger political scandal than Watergate.