Trump has branded his claim "spygate", and said it could prove a bigger political scandal than Watergate. A writer for the conservative media website The Federalist told Carlson that "everyone knows there was a Spy" in Trump's 2016 campaign.
There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.
An investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the disclosure of onetime Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame shook the George W. Bush White House.
The Washington Post has reported that the source was former University of Cambridge professor Stefan A Halper, a longtime Republican. Trump and his allies have sought to cast that as inappropriate political spying.
The FBI, Clapper said, was simply trying to answer the question, "Were the Russians infiltrating, trying to gain access, trying to gain leverage and influence?"
Trump has described the effort, without any evidence, as a scandal involving improper snooping that he calls "spygate".
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Those revelations were part of by the attorney who is suing Cohen and Trump on behalf of adult film actress Stormy Daniels . Late Wednesday, the New Yorker published a story about an unnamed law enforcement official it said had leaked the report.
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He said it would be illegal and a disgrace if reports of spying on his campaign were true.
Trump's "spy" comments marked his latest attack on the FBI at a time when he feels mounting pressure from the ongoing investigation by Mueller, appointed previous year by the Justice Department, into potential collusion between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation and whether he has committed obstruction of justice.
House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump said on Twitter. So, yeah, I'm sure Trump did want his people, Kelly and Emmet Flood, in there to feed him the information. "You have to have transparency". Comey said he did not disclose the investigation involving Trump because it was at an early, sensitive stage.
"Excuse me, I have the president of South Korea here", Trump said.
Trump's official explanation for firing Comey invoked a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein accusing the FBI director of misconduct in the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server use. "Although he did not participate in the meetings which followed, as the White House's attorney handling the Special Counsel's investigation, his involvement - in any capacity - was entirely improper, and I made this clear to him".
"Facts matter", the former G-man wrote sanctimoniously. "The FBI's use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country". He said he had advised the administration to include Democrats but downplayed Trump's attacks, saying he doesn't worry about any lasting damage to the intelligence agencies.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed the discovery of Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop weeks before the election, the only major story on the probe into her rival that leaked last October was a New York Times piece that all but exonerated Donald Trump in its headline. While the presidency can certainly shape the direction of the Justice Department through nominations and help broadly outline priorities, the White House is not supposed to be involved in individual cases.