'Criminal Deep State' got caught in 'major spy scandal'
01:39, May 26, 2018
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President Donald Trump vented about government "spies" inside his campaign hours after meeting with top law enforcement officials - and said it would be "illegal" if there were any.
GOP congressional sources said Trump's latest intervention might actually make the Justice Department less inclined to hand over the documents requested by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.
Emmet Flood, the White House attorney dealing with the Russian Federation investigation, attended part of the classified briefing and was spotted leaving the DOJ headquarters alongside House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
The first briefing, which lasted about an hour at the Justice Department, went to Nunes, Ryan, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Intelligence Committee Ranking Democrat Adam Schiff of California. Mark Warner tweeted after the briefing. And the White House said Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to discuss the documents, although he and other White House staffers would not be present.
Representing U.S. intelligence and law enforcement at the briefing will be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of Intelligence Dan Coats.
Best-case scenario, a counterintelligence investigation focused on Russian election tampering organically led to members of the Trump campaign and FBI resources were dispatched to investigate.
"I have a lot of concerns about that", Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY said of the possibility that a lawmaker may have given such information to Trump through back channels. "The FBI's use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country". The person declined to be identified because the briefing was classified.
The first briefing will take place at the Justice Department, the department said. "Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims". Ryan is attending fundraisers later Thursday in Houston. According to the US official and another person briefed on the Capitol Hill meeting, Nunes did not speak at all during the briefing.
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The Post and the Times declined to name the informant, noting that USA intelligence officials have warned that revealing his name could expose him to risk.
Seung Min Kim is a White House reporter for The Washington Post, covering the Trump administration through the lens of Capitol Hill. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr was also invited, as was the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Sen.
The Justice Department's internal probe began in March at the request of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional Republicans.
Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, had originally requested the information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation.
Comey pushed back on Trump'scomments during his interview and speculated that Trump and his administration will drop their fascination with the "deep state' and move onto another scandal in the coming weeks".
An independent investigator from the Department of Justice responded to directives from the president to determine if there is any credence to the unsubstantiated claim.
It remains unclear what, if any, spying was done.
This week, Trump said he will demand the Justice Department investigate whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltrated and/or surveilled his campaign personnel when he was running for election in 2016. Some of them were also upset with Obama for not making more of what the government knew about Russian campaign meddling in 2016.
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