Justice to hold bipartisan briefing Thursday - 5/23/2018 9:45:27 PM
26 May, 2018, 03:01 | Author: Charlene Valdez
There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.
Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the investigation Wednesday, tweeting: "Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State". Along with the lawyer, Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly also attended the meetings, but it is the lawyer's presence that raised major red flags. The informant is believed to be Stefan A Halper, a professor emeritus from the University of Cambridge. Trump and his allies have sought to cast that as inappropriate political spying.
Earlier the same day Trump tweeted that individuals paid a large sum of money to place a spy within his campaign and labeled his theory of espionage as "spygate". If they were sufficiently anxious, he said, they could stop doing business in those places. "If they said, you have to do it now, the answer would have to be no", Giuliani told the Journal. Trying to gain access, trying to gain leverage and influence? He tweeted Wednesday: "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!"
In another tweet on Thursday (Friday NZT), Trump continued to insist that James Clapper Jr, the former director of national intelligence, had acknowledged there was spying on Trump's campaign.
Mr. Trump doubled down on his claim that any spying was illegal and said that the story was not being covered by the majority of media outlets.
Top law enforcement and intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders from both parties on Thursday about the F.B.I.'s use of an informant in the Russian Federation investigation, a highly unusual concession to Congress all but ordered by President Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump is on a risky path in his open battle with the U.S. Justice Department, which experts bill as a bad sign for the future of U.S. democracy. For example, it is known the Federal Bureau of Investigation had links to Christopher Steele, the ex-British intelligence agent who compiled the infamous "Trump dossier" claiming - without any independent proof - that Trump had engaged in questionable behavior during a trip to Moscow.
Turning to tomorrow's meeting between Trump's GOP "hero" Devin Nunes and intelligence officials, Trump said, "When they look at the documents, I think people are going to see a lot of bad things happened".
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"What is the point of the separate briefing if not to cause partisan trouble?" he said. The firing is now under investigation by the Justice Department's special counsel as possible obstruction of justice.
Getting back to the South Lawn Q&A, another reporter said former FBI Director James Comey has taken issue with Trump's morning Twitter output.
The FBI has, until now, resisted turning over the documents for fear of revealing confidential sources and methods. He said he had advised the administration to include Democrats but downplayed Trump's attacks, saying he doesn't worry about any lasting damage to the intelligence agencies. "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?".
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, had originally requested the information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation.
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The granting of the security clearance suggests that investigators' scrutiny of Kushner has decreased significantly. Some had expected Kushner might not receive a permanent clearance for the duration of Mueller's investigation.
While the police managed to shoot four of the attackers, the remaining five escaped said the police chief of Riau. They followed a deadly prison riot staged by Islamist prisoners at a high-security jail near Jakarta last week.
Three suicide blasts were committed by one family - a husband, wife and four children - against three churches in the town. The mother and the daughters, who had bombs strapped to them, attacked the Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church .
Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, said he was moved by hearing another round of teacher stories, those from Forsyth and across North Carolina. The one-day labor action caused numerous school districts across the state to cancel classes for more than 1 million students .
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Wolfe's "wry wit and sharp observations defined an era of life in New York ". I had the same lack of education, and in 1984 I presumed to become Time's architecture and design critic.
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