Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh this week argued that the FBI tried to plant informants with Russian ties into the Trump campaign to prove “collusion.”

During an interview on Fox News with host Sean Hannity, Limbaugh detailed how the FBI officials devised a plan to use informants to make their case that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

“This was not an investigation, this was a coup,” Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh then detailed a passage in Attorney General Williams Barr’s 4-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which noted the Trump campaign repeatedly turned down offers from Russia contacts for “help.”

Barr’s summary specifically stated, “The special counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

“What happened is the FBI attempted to plant their own informants on the Trump campaign,” Limbaugh said.

He added, “One of them named Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor, MI-6 UK, they tried to get him hired in a foreign policy advisory role during the campaign and, fortunately after interviewing him, didn’t hire him.”

“If he had been hired, and they tried to get two more people, if they had been hired, here’s is what they would have done: They would have started communicating with Russia agents they know, and then there would have been the collusion that the FBI was trying to create,” said Limbaugh.

“This is worse than anybody was led to believe it is,” the commentator concluded.

On Sunday, Barr provided Congress with a 4-page document outlining the main takeaways from Mueller’s report. Barr ultimately made the call that Trump didn’t violate the law.

Barr quotes Mueller’s confidential report as saying the investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

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