Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’

Lucy Bush
May 26, 2018

But, after complaints by both parties, they added a second session for top Democrats and Republicans. And the White House said Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to discuss the documents.

No Democrats have been invited to tomorrow's meetings, though several have said a Dem should attend.

"We'll see about the future of the summit before we definitely make a decision about a timetable", Giuliani said.

The pair of high-level briefings for lawmakers is an effort to ease Republican pressure over the Russian Federation investigation, after President Trump said that a confidential informant made contact with several of his top advisors during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The White House confirmed on Wednesday it's planning for a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders, known as the "Gang of 8", to receive a highly classified intelligence briefing on the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling, reversing plans to exclude Democrats altogether.

The Justice Department hasn't said what information will be shared with lawmakers and Kelly about the informant.

Democrats had objected to a briefing scheduled for Thursday with two House Republicans and no Democrats. No evidence has emerged to show that Obama-era authorities placed an informant inside the Trump campaign.

Shah says tomorrow's briefing will go on.

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That's according to Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell.

Members of the administration claim that an informant met with several key players like Carter Page and George Papadopolis to retrieve private information as part of larger effort to aid special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

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"I think it is more inevitable than a Mueller interview", Giuliani said on Thursday to the Washington Post.

In early May, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) asked the Justice Department for all documents about a us citizen who helped the special counsel investigation.

Some in federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies blame President Donald Trump for raising questions in the public's mind about whether they can be trusted.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) read a statement for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen.

Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, pointed out that the intentional disclosure of the identity of a covert agent is a crime under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.

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The meeting with House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Trey Gowdy was encouraged by Trump and brokered by the White House. Though Democrats had previously vilified Comey as a partial culprit for Clinton's defeat in the 2016 presidential election, they rushed to the sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's defense.

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump previous year, said the agency's use of secret informants was "tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country".

Zeldin, Meadows and about a dozen other Republicans in the House of Representatives insisted at a news conference announcing the resolution that Trump had not requested a new counsel.

White House involvement in an investigation Justice Department investigation is rare.

Trump has branded his claim "spygate", and said it could prove a bigger political scandal than Watergate.

Trump reacted to Clapper's comments in a tweet on Wednesday, saying: "No, James Clapper, I am not happy".

"I don't have a great answer for them", Comey said of social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, which were major venues for what US intelligence agencies have said was a Russian-sponsored effort to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 USA election.

Trump demanded Sunday that the Department of Justice investigate whether the Obama administration "infiltrated or surveilled" his presidential campaign for "political purposes" after multiple media reports last week claimed it had been.

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The term "Spygate" is being used by Trump to call out what he believes is a conspiracy against him by the Deep State, detailed the BBC. They go after Phony Collusion with Russian Federation, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!

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