Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE tweeted a lengthy quote Sunday night from a conservative commentator criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray.

"'Just another abuse of power in a long series of abuses of power by the Democrats that began during the Obama Administration, continued through the Mueller FBI operation, & now the baton has been passed to Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Trump asks if Nadler will look into Clinton's 'deleted and acid washed' emails Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director MORE to continue to abuse power to harass President Trump and the Democrat National Committee,'" Trump tweeted, quoting Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

"'The Democrat Party apparatus-has been caught using donor Dollars to Collude with Russian Intelligence to attack a domestic political opponent (me). The FBI has no leadership. The Director is protecting the same gang.....that tried to........overthrow the President through an illegal coup.'”

Trump has gone on the offensive about the FBI’s surveillance of members of his campaign following the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The president calls the surveillance "spying."  

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Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Justin Amash confirms collusion witch hunt was all about politics MORE also called the lawful investigations "spying" during a hearing last month.

Wray, however, said last week that he wouldn’t use the term “spying” to describe the FBI's monitoring of some Trump campaign members.

The Justice Department's inspector general is currently reviewing whether the FBI followed procedures in applying for a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Republicans have said the FBI improperly relied on details from a dossier compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele for the warrant.

The surveillance activity was part of the early investigation into Russian election interference and links between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually spawned Mueller's probe, which ultimately did not find evidence of collusion.