Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said Tuesday that there are major questions about how the Obama administration handled the 2016 presidential election.

"Barack Obama spied on reporters," she said. "Why wouldn't he spy on a political campaign when his legacy was at stake and he needed Hillary Clinton to win?"

Pavlich's sentiments came aftere reports that an FBI “informant” had multiple contacts with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

She noted former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power "unmasked" Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting.


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"The bottom line is [that] a lot of this has happened under the guise of non-transparency," Pavlich said.

The Justice Department was criticized in 2013 for naming then-Fox News reporter James Rosen a "criminal co-conspirator" in order to access his emails and phone records. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson alleged during the Obama administration that her personal and work computers were hacked by someone in the government. 

The Justice Department over the weekend asked its watchdog to look into any "impropriety or political motivation" in the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The move came hours after President Trump called for a review looking into whether federal agents infiltrated or surveilled his campaign for political purposes.

Watch the full discussion from "Outnumbered" above.


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