2016 ELECTION/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump demanded Sunday [5-20-18] that his Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons…The tweet comes after it was reported that the FBI dispatched a confidential source to speak with some aides to Trump’s presidential campaign about its possible ties to Russia, according to multiple reports Friday [5-18-18]. Later Sunday, the Justice Department asked its inspector general to expand its review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act application process to include whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election, Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement…Although Trump has suggested the source was embedded in his campaign, US officials have told CNN that was not the case. The officials say that the identity of the source had been closely held at the highest levels of the FBI and intelligence community, and the individual has been a source for the FBI and CIA for years.”

-Maegan Vazquez, Laura Jarrett and Dana Bash, “Trump demands Justice Department examine whether it or FBI spied on campaign,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, May 20, 2018 6:54 pm