Chris Bedford Rips Apart DOJ, FBI For Spying On Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON DC- MAY 01 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christoper Wray attend the 24th annual

Confrontation delayed over FBI surveillance of Trump campaign

"Following the hour-long meeting, the White House confirmed that the agency's internal watchdog will review the FBI's use of an informant in the early days of its probe into Trump's campaign and that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will review classified information about the informant sought by Republican lawmakers".

On Trump's demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign: For the President himself to ask for an investigation of the origins of the investigation about him is really unprecedented, but he has the authority to do this.

Meadows said Monday before the meeting: "Rod Rosenstein knows exactly what happened and what is in the documents requested by Congress". The Justice Department did not comment on the meeting or details of the agreement.

The informant reportedly contacted the Trump campaign aides George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and Sam Clovis several times in 2016. A Washington Post story Friday, which did not name Halper, said the informant aided the Russian Federation investigation both before and after Mueller's appointment in May 2017.

Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, said in a tweet on Sunday that the president's "claim of an embedded "spy" is nonsense".

Trump has repeatedly insisted in recent weeks that the FBI investigation into his campaign and subsequent special counsel probe are part of a politically motivated "witch hunt", but has not provided evidence to support the allegation.

Trump tweeted 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!" Although Sanders said the Justice Department had requested the inspector general probe "b$3 ased on the meeting with the President", the department had actually decided to make that request after the president tweeted about the matter on Sunday.

Philip Mudd, former deputy director, FBI's National Security Branch and senior intelligence advisor.

"The FBI and DOJ are reluctant to publicly respond in any way that makes them appear political", said Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

Trump on Thursday suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have planted an undercover informant in his 2016 campaign, saying "If so, this is bigger than Watergate!".

A White House official told Axios that, "Recommending outside policy experts for roles within the administration is a pretty typical and routine action for White House officials". It's unclear what documents the department agreed to turn over to Congress. But let's start with the glaringly obvious: If the aim was to make Trump lose, why wasn't all the known information about the Trump campaign's Russian Federation connections leaked before the election, when it might have had some impact?

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