DOJ Says Inspector General Will Investigate Trump Campaign Surveillance Claims

by Garry Watts May 23, 2018, 0:12
DOJ Says Inspector General Will Investigate Trump Campaign Surveillance Claims

But when asked whether there was an informant on the campaign, Giuliani told CNN, "I don't know for sure, nor does the president, if there really was one", though he said they have always been told there was "some kind of infiltration".

If there's a dark conspiracy theory circulating about Deep State efforts to undermine Donald Trump, it's a safe bet that it started with Rep. Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

"It bothers me that they may be an informant in one of the campaigns unless there is a damn good reason", Graham said.

Giuliani said he did not want a repeat of what happened in 2016, when FBI Director James Comey announced in the campaign's final days that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a decision Democrats believe cost Clinton the race.

"I mean, he's got to clean house in his agency", Giuliani said.

The special counsel's office did not respond to a request for comment.

California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu said that Trump's demand could amount to obstruction of justice. Trump allies from Kellyanne Conway to Rudy Giuliani were soon sharing grave concerns about the presence of a spy in the campaign's midst. The former mayor said Sunday the two sides "were getting closer" to agreeing on the parameters on a potential interview but would not put the odds of it happening at better than 50/50. "The Justice Department is independent and serves the American people", Feinstein tweeted. President Trump tweeted on Sunday.

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There is an ongoing investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, whether there was any collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's election campaign and whether the president tried unlawfully to obstruct the inquiry.

The deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein said action would be taken if any infiltration was found.

And White House Chief of Staff Kelly will set up a meeting with the FBI, DoJ, the Department of National Intelligence and congressional leaders to review "highly classified and other information they have requested".

Trump did not elaborate on the promised "demand", which he included in one of a series of tweets he sent throughout the day Sunday. "It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a "hot" Fake News story", Trump had tweeted, adding: "If true - all time biggest political scandal!". McCarthy speculated that the spy's information was the real source of the U.S. Russian Federation investigation. Slow-rolled by DOJ top brass, Nunes issued a subpoena in early May for all documents related to a person described by the Washington Post as a "sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation". "Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk". Used Informant to Investigate. "And there's a legitimate reason here for us to be concerned", Turley said.

The House Intelligence Committee ended its Russian Federation probe in March.

It is not clear whether Trump will ask for a general investigation or specifically call on the Justice Department to make public certain materials about the FBI's counterintelligence process or the identity of sources. In 2017, Trump accused the Obama administration of giving the go-ahead on wiretapping Trump Tower during the election season.

Does president now admit internal strife? None of his activities were ever made public, and the existence of the Russian Federation investigation itself was not revealed until after the election - unlike the bureau's highly publicized investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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