President Trump on Friday dinged The New York Times for "finally" reporting that the FBI sent a "spy" to meet with a member of his 2016 campaign staff to see if the campaign was working with Russia.
"Finally, Mainstream Media is getting involved — too 'hot' to avoid. Pulitzer Prize anyone? The New York Times, on front page (finally), 'Details effort to spy on Trump Campaign.' @foxandfriends This is bigger than WATERGATE, but the reverse!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump's tweet followed the publication on the Times' front page of a story headlined "F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016." The story said in September 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation dispatched a woman to meet with then-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos to gather information on allegations that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to alter the outcome of the presidential election.