Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on Russian Federation probe set for Thursday

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is shown at the graduation ceremonies for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. Government informants are an age-old investigative tactic that's as much a part of the FB

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is shown at the graduation ceremonies for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. Government informants are an age-old investigative tactic that's as much a part of the FB

At Trump's direction, the Justice Department this week asked its inspector general to review the use of Halper, though that did little to satisfy some members of Congress who want access to documents about him and his dealings with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!

Trump met Monday with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the expansion of the DOJ inspector general's investigation to include "irregularities" with the FBI or DOJ's "tactics concerning the Trump campaign", Sanders said Monday. "It's even worse when the president and his campaign are subject to that investigation". She said the officials will "review highly classified and other information they have requested", but did not provide additional detail.

His tweets prompted the Justice Department to ask its inspector general to expand an ongoing probe into the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page to include a review of whether the FBI was politically motivated in its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.

The meeting attendees will be Devin Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, and Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House oversight committee, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the daily news briefing.

At least 19 House Republicans critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation signed on to the new 12-page resolution on Tuesday calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate "misconduct at the highest levels" of the DOJ and FBI, Rep.

If the Justice Department judges some information to be too sensitive to release, it shouldn't change its opinion simply because the president applies pressure.

The meeting, which was not on the White House's public schedule, occurred the day after Trump demanded an investigation over a government informant's meeting with several people connected with his campaign in 2016.

She says no White House staffers - including chief of staff John Kelly - will be present.

"We said we wanted the questions limited to Russian collusion", a sources with knowledge of the strategy told CNN. Schiff and other committee Democrats were furious and argued that Republicans had not subpoenaed many witnessed they considered essential to the committee's work.

The back and forth between the Justice Department and Congress began with a classified subpoena from Nunes in late April.

White House officials also won't participate.

Caputo added, "It was frightening to me. If they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country", Trump told reporters Tuesday.

Sunday was not the first time that Trump accused his predecessor of politically motivated activity against him. Trump's lawyers are insisting on an audio recording of any interview with the President, so there is no question exactly what was said. Comey later testified to Congress that internal reviews found no information to support the president's tweets. The objective is to review highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the Russian Federation investigation.

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