President Donald Trump sent out a strongly worded tweet early Friday morning claiming that "treason" was committed against his "Campaign for President" and that "TREASON means long jail sentences."
Here's Trump's tweet:
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
Trump's tweet comes as Attorney General William Barr considers "changes to Justice Department protocol because of the surveillance of U.S. citizens in the investigation of the 2016 election," according to The Hill.
"Just like we need to ensure that foreign actors don’t influence the outcome of our elections, we need to ensure that the government doesn’t use its powers to put a thumb on the scale," Barr told the Wall Street Journal.