President Trump Not Letting Up On "Spygate"

26 May, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Evan Vucci  APPresident Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

In his tweets, Trump also quoted Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and frequent Fox News commentator, saying that "it's clear that they had eyes and ears all over the Trump campaign".

The White House held a pair of classified briefings Thursday with senior congressional leaders on the FBI's use of a confidential informant to investigate alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

A solid plurality of this contingent continue to avert their eyes from the facts and dismiss the claims of misconduct as peddled by tinfoil-hat conspiracy theorists. I hope - I mean, if you look at Clapper, he sort of admitted that they had spies in the campaign, yesterday, inadvertently.

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Margot Cleveland on his afternoon show, Wednesday.

The White House said the officials didn't attend the full briefings, but instead delivered brief remarks communicating the "president's desire for as much openness as possible under the law" and relaying "the president's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government", according to a statement. And the Twitter post on Wednesday morning referred to the new information that was revealed that there was a secret Federal Bureau of Investigation informant that met with Trump aides.

He let the world know his displeasure via Twitter on Sunday: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

The two House lawmakers - Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy - were invited to attend both briefings, as were Kelly, Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats.

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'They were spying, a term I don't particularly like, on what the Russians were doing, ' he said, 'trying to understand, 'Were the Russians infiltrating, trying to gain access, trying to gain leverage and influence?' - which is what they do'.

However, Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, eventually joined them after an outcry that the meeting would be partisan.

Former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired previous year, also weighed in on the controversy Wednesday, chastising both the president and GOP lawmakers.

West said that by calling for an investigation of the FBI, Trump is endangering democratic norms and "setting the precedent that chief executives can investigate the investigators". He was never a part of the Trump campaign.

Over the weekend, the president demanded the Department of Justice to start an investigation into the matter.

So, yeah, I'm sure Trump did want his people, Kelly and Emmet Flood, in there to feed him the information.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had originally said that no one from the White House would attend the briefing, at which the investigation into Trump's campaign will be discussed. Information about Papadopoulos' contact with people linked to Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign triggered the FBI counterintelligence investigation that Mueller took over. "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?" tweeted Comey, a former Republican who now identifies as an independent.

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