Published: Wed, May 23, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Ex-Trump Adviser Calls President's Claims That Informant Spied On Campaign 'Embarrassing'

Ex-Trump Adviser Calls President's Claims That Informant Spied On Campaign 'Embarrassing'

FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan are also expected to attend, she said.

Republicans have been unable to square their conspiracy theory about the FBI scheming against Trump during the campaign with the reality that the FBI said nothing about the active investigation into the Trump campaign until after the 2016 election was over.

Rudy Giuliani, who has represented the president for the last month during which he has given numerous interviews in defense of Trump, told The New York Times on Sunday that Mueller's investigators laid out a timeline to him of how the probe would progress while discussing a potential interview of the president. He said earlier Tuesday the Justice Department's independent inspector general should have the latitude to follow the investigation "where it needs to go".

Conservatives led by Rep. Lee Zeldin of NY and Mark Meadows of North Carolina said Ryan has not committed to bringing their 12-page resolution up for a vote.

A White House spokeswoman said Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to convene another gathering between the officials and congressional leaders to "review highly classified and other information" about the source and intelligence he provided.

Meadows said Monday before the meeting: "Rod Rosenstein knows exactly what happened and what is in the documents requested by Congress".

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Representative Devin Nunes, head of the House intelligence committee, has demanded the FBI provide information on the source, said to be a USA academic, used in the Russian Federation investigation.

"If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country", Trump continued. In response, the Justice Department moved to defuse the confrontation by asking its watchdog to investigate whether there was inappropriate surveillance.

She agreed with former Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that Justice Department norms are being "eroded", and that Trump and his congressional supporters should not be requesting access to materials related to the ongoing probe.

Aiming to exploit that silence, Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to order the Justice Department to investigate the FBI's implanting of "at least one" informant in his 2016 campaign, suggesting it was an act of political espionage by president Barack Obama's administration. The department had Nunes over for a classified briefing but provided no documents, and Nunes decided not to attend a later briefing the department offered. The panel didn't publicize the subpoena, but the Justice Department released a letter it sent to Nunes rejecting the request for information "regarding a specific individual". The department said disclosure could have severe consequences, including potential loss of human life. With Republicans in the majority, all House ranking members are Democrats. "If Chairman Nunes is there, (top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee Adam) Schiff should be there". "Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk". Trump spoke of the universal respect for Haspel, the milestone of her becoming the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, and her overcoming of "very negative politics" during the confirmation process.

The Republicans backing the new resolution have been calling for a second special counsel for months on a range of topics, from alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to an Obama administration uranium deal to the allegation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave "special treatment" to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when it did not charge the former secretary of state over her handling of classified materials on a private email server.

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