Trump knocks news outlets for burying ‘infiltration’ of campaign: ‘Surveillance much?’

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE lashed out at the national news media on Thursday in a tweet questioning why news outlets hadn't covered his claims about supposed surveillance of his campaign.

In the tweet, the president claimed news organizations were "working overtime" to bury stories about "spies (informants) into my campaign."

ADVERTISEMENT

"The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign! Surveillance much?" the president asked.

Most news outlets have covered Trump's claims, which have included accusations that a spy was embedded by law enforcement into the president's 2016 campaign.

Several reports indicate an informant working with law enforcement contacted three people on Trump's campaign in 2016. But there has been no evidence of an embedded spy or informant in the Trump campaign.

Trump has argued the use of the informant is evidence that the FBI's investigation was politically motivated, as it was administered under the Obama administration.

The president has sometimes gone further with his accusations. He made headlines last year when he tweeted, without evidence, that the former president had wiretapped phones used by his campaign.