CNN investigation debunks Trump’s conspiracy theory

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Date: 2018-06-07 23:05:48

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night made an eyebrow-raising claim on Twitter: The FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign began in December 2015, he said — not July 2016, as former FBI Director James Comey had testified under oath.

“SPYGATE is in full force!” Trump exclaimed, citing text messages between the FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. “Is the Mainstream Media interested yet? Big Stuff!”

But a CNN review of the text messages between Strzok and Page show no evidence to back up Trump’s claims that the Trump-Russia investigation started in December 2015. And it appears that Trump was relying on a Fox Business host who suggested there were new, unredacted text messages. But those texts had actually been sitting on a Senate committee website for four months.

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