Spying on Trump Campaign Bolsters Calls For Second Special Counsel

  • Spying on Trump Campaign Bolsters Calls For Second Special Counsel

Spying on Trump Campaign Bolsters Calls For Second Special Counsel

The effort has the support of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who went on Fox News on Monday and responded to Trump's tweet by saying, "it will not be enough to have [deputy attorney general] Rod Rosenstein and others at the Department of Justice investigate themselves... more nearly than anything else we've discussed in the past, this is a basis to appoint a second special counsel, someone who is independent".

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With the demand, Trump entered into the realm of applying presidential pressure on the Justice Department regarding an investigation into his own campaign - a move few of his predecessors have made.

The Trump administration has placed new sanctions on Venezuela in order to block President Nicolás Maduro from selling off government debt for personal gain, the New York Times reports.

On Friday night, both the Washington Post and the New York Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation used an informant, not a spy, to investigate possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

But we've known for months that the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign began with then-Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos drunkenly bragging to an Australian diplomat about his knowledge that Russian Federation was in possession of emails stolen from Democratic targets.

"The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it's now partisan", Schumer said in a statement Tuesday.

FBI Director Christopher Wray departs after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on FBI investigations into Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign at the White House in Washington U.S

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.

The meeting could resolve a contentious fight between Nunes and House Republicans with the Justice Department over his subpoena for documents related to a confidential source that met with members of the Trump campaign.

Trump has attacked one flank by demanding an expanded investigation into the ongoing inquiry about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone in his campaign was involved.

"It's really important that we conduct the proper oversight of the executive branch to make sure that power is not or has not or will not be abused", House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters on Tuesday. It's still not clear what role Halper's informant work is playing in the FBI investigation of Russia-Trump connections.

Discussing Trump's bogus claim that former president Barack Obama installed a "spy" in the Trump campaign, Toobin remarked there is "No evidence" of the president's remark, "but there is evidence that the FBI used a confidential informant in the investigation of the Trump campaign during 2016".

House Intelligence ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., warned Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that revealing the source's identity or other information "could compromise the investigation". 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 FBI harassed King and went as far as to send him a letter suggesting he should kill himself - actions former FBI director James Comey has characterized as "shameful".

More indictments are expected, but Mueller and his team have remained absolutely silent about the direction of the investigation and what evidence they have, especially with regard to Trump.