Ryan Says Republicans Are Getting What They Need on FBI Informant

28 May, 2018, 16:24 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Informants, infiltration and spying: Some definitions in the FBI investigation of team Trump

Yates condemned the President's demand as an escalation of his efforts to direct the Justice Department's investigative activities "to a different and more risky level" that threatened the public's confidence in the agency.

They spoke "to relay the president's desire for as much openness as possible under the law", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. What he did was to pursue contacts with Trump foreign policy advisers George Papadopolous (who has subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his Russian Federation contacts) and Carter Page (who had been on the FBI's radar for his Russian Federation contacts long before the Trump campaign began) and with former campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis (who said his meeting with Mr. Halper was like a chat between professors in a faculty lounge and centered on China, not Russia).

Trump's firing of Comey has spawned an investigation into whether he obstructed justice by removing the head of the FBI as it investigated his campaign.

He said the Trump team would approach the Justice Department to re-evaluate and acknowledge that there was a mistake and a whopping $20 million of taxpayers' money was wasted in the entire exercise, the AP report added. The Justice Department hasn't said what information will be shared with lawmakers and Kelly about the informant.

"Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole goal of political advantage and gain?"

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes has subpoenaed the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation for secret information about the informant.

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The White House is set to hold separate bipartisan briefings with House and Senate leaders to discuss a confidential source in the Russian Federation investigation, following a backlash over the suggestion Democrats would be excluded. "The White House has every right to know, the president has every right to know as commander-in-chief". "I hereby demand" seemed fit for a presidential proclamation, elevating Trump's direct command to a level above his many prior hints that he would like the Justice Department to prosecute his political enemies.

Schiff said he was speaking for all the Democrats who attended including top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and top Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat Mark Warner. "I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area now that they are getting the cooperation necessary for them to complete their work while protecting sources and methods". "After making their brief comments they departed before the meetings officially started".

"Who's going to give back the young and handsome lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?"

Trump's focus on the investigation - even on a weekend typically reserved for mourning soldiers who died in combat - underscored the degree to which the issue continues to obsess and frustrate the president, who believes it is an effort to delegitimize his presidency.

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign - an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Try to imagine Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell saying, "There are a lot of things I put up with, but this time the president has gone too far!"

He said earlier on "The View" that they were "spying" on the Russians' activity, and Trump should be happy about that. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?' the career law enforcement official asked.



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