CNN's Jake Tapper Rips Trump 'Trail of Lies' Apart After Key Republican Refutes 'Spying' Claims

CNN's Jake Tapper is clearly frustrated with President Donald Trump's continuous assault on the truth and trust in American institutions. He made that obvious Wednesday as he used the words of a presidential ally to rip apart Trump's latest conspiracy theory.

"A key conservative Republican [is] disputing President Trump's trail of lies about a confidential FBI source who talked to some Trump campaign staffers in 2016," Tapper said on "The Lead." "Now, as you may recall, the president and his minions have painted this as the Obama administration having sent political 'spies' to gather political dirt on the Trump campaign."

He continued: "But, Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the House Oversight Committee chairman, who also serves on the House Intelligence Committee, was briefed by Justice Department officials about the confidential source. And Gowdy's description of what he saw was a politely phrased rebuke of the president's latest conspiracy theory."

Gowdy argued that, contrary to Trump's wild speculation, the FBI acted wholly appropriately in its probing of the Trump campaign.

Watch the full clip below:


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