Mueller hopes to deny media attempts to unseal documents in Russian Federation probe

Mueller hopes to deny media attempts to unseal documents in Russian Federation probe

Mueller hopes to deny media attempts to unseal documents in Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Asked about one of Trump's tweets referring to the use of the informant as "Spygate" and claiming that it may be "one of the biggest political scandals in USA history", Haines said: "Surely, you realize that I think that's ridiculous".

At Trump's request, the Justice Department asked its inspector general on Sunday to explore the allegation of political spying.

Nunes and other Republicans already eager to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation used Trump's complaints to obtain the briefing from the Justice Department, whose leaders have tried for months to balance demands from congressional overseers against their stated obligation to protect Mueller's ongoing investigation into ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

"He tweeted afterward: "'New Bombshell in the Obama Spying Scandal. Trump and his allies have focused on the use of the informant. What could be wrong with that? I doubt that he would be greeted with candy and flowers.

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation ruined his life by putting him under surveillance in a new interview. Part of his job, it seems, was to query campaign aides in the Trump presidential campaign.

An initial Thursday briefing at the Department of Justice was meant to be only for Republicans, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

He has embellished reports that a longtime us government informant approached members of his campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.

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"If true", indeed. That's Trump.

The informant was not imbedded or implanted or otherwise inserted into the campaign. Identified by the Post, the Wall Street Journal and other media as Stefan Halper, an American who teaches at the University of Cambridge, he is a well-connected veteran of past Republican administrations. What he did was to pursue contacts with Trump foreign policy advisers George Papadopolous (who has subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his Russian Federation contacts) and Carter Page (who had been on the FBI's radar for his Russian Federation contacts long before the Trump campaign began) and with former campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis (who said his meeting with Halper was like a chat between professors in a faculty lounge and centered on China, not Russia). Many think that this is another part of Trump's public relations war on the Justice Department for continuing the Russian Federation investigation and his deeply felt conviction that he is above the law. President Trump's critics are nearly always worse than Trump is, which is no easy thing to accomplish. He gave important attention to the alternative scenario that he and some of his conservative allies have been promoting.

The longer Mueller's probe drags on, the more time Trump has to fire up tweets to discredit the investigation and erode public support for it.

But, behind his outlandish tweeting and table-pounding, Trump knows his audience well.

A sizable group, 37 percent, though says if Mueller doesn't wrap up the investigation soon then Congress or Trump should shut it down.

He says if that was inappropriate, special counsel Robert Mueller's entire probe may be "illegitimate".

In a separate television appearance, Giuliani said Trump was "adamant" about wanting to agree to an interview, saying, "If he wasn't thinking about it and it wasn't an active possibility, we would be finished with that by now and we would have moved on to getting the investigation over with another way".

Going off his frenzy of attacks on his opponents, Trump accused Democrats of "rooting against us" on a wide variety of issues that have recently made headlines, including North Korea, immigration, and tax reform. So should we all.

If you've got a presidential administration in the Democratic camp digging around in the presidential campaign of someone in the Republican camp, or vice versa, you are pretty much imitating what totalitarian states do all the time, and you are edging us in that direction.

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