White House wants briefing on classified info: Giuliani

White House wants briefing on classified info: Giuliani

White House wants briefing on classified info: Giuliani

Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they heard nothing in classified briefings by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence officials to support President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that the agency placed a "spy" into his 2016 presidential campaign to help his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

In recent days, Trump has been zeroing in on and sometimes embellishing reports that a longtime US government informant approached members of his campaign during the presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.

Although a number of young aides have left Trump's White House - notably his former communications director Hope Hicks - most have departed as a result of the fierce infighting among administration factions, not because of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any possible Trump campaign involvement and whether the president obstructed justice. As special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation continues, so does the stream of questionable "evidence" and lack of significant indictments.

The two meetings held Thursday were sought by Trump's GOP allies in Congress and arranged by the White House, as the president has tried to sow suspicions about the legitimacy of the FBI investigation.

"Well, Senator Graham did not explain what exactly a "confidential informant" is if not a spy because, of course, they are one and the same", Carlson said. Then Republicans try to twist the mobilization of those resources to give them the answer they're seeking. Nunes also attended the meeting on Thursday.

In a series of tweets Friday morning, Trump continued to push his evidence-free allegation that a spy was embedded in his campaign for politically motivated reasons.

Also attending the meeting were FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Edward O'Callaghan, a top Justice Department Official.

"SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!" Giuliani said it would be appropriate for Trump to be briefed about the findings.

Mark Warner, and the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, Rep. Adam Schiff.

President Trump pardoned Libby this year. "We'd urge the Justice Department to re-evaluate, to acknowledge they made a mistake".

Nine of the indictments are against Russian intelligence agents, whom the president himself promptly sanctioned by barring their travel here and their use of American banks and commercial enterprises, even though he has called Mueller's investigation a witch hunt.

"Really from the beginning of his presidency, President Trump has not observed the time-honored norm that's been in place at least since Watergate that there should be a real division between the Department of Justice and the White House", said Yates, who was sacked by Trump in January 2017 for refusing to defend the administration's travel ban.

"If they don't show us these documents, well, we are just going to have to say no", Giuliani said.

"Coupled with Comey's illegally leaked memos, this means the whole thing was a mistake and should never have happened", Giuliani said.

The Justice Department had rejected Nunes' original request, writing in a letter in April that his request for information could put lives in danger.

Trump has been claiming since his early days as president that he was spied upon by President Barack Obama's administration.

The argument that Halper was a spy planted in Trump's campaign, though, early on suffers from two significant flaws. The secretary for homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen, having been yelled at during a Cabinet meeting by Trump angry his wall hasn't been built, was so intimidated that she said publicly she was unaware the entire intelligence community agreed the Russians worked illegally to elect Trump.

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