Trump about the Russian intervention in elections in the United States

President Trump stops to talk to members of the media earlier this week

President Trump stops to talk to members of the media earlier this week

Co-host Willie Geist asked Clapper to draw a distinction between a spy and an informant as it pertained to Stephen Halper, who reportedly met with Trump advisors George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosSchumer fact-checks Trump on claim of "phony" probe Giuliani suggests Obama, top intelligence officials knew of "spygate" Trump lashes out at "rigged" Russian Federation probe in pair of tweets MORE, Sam Clovis and Carter Page during the 2016 campaign.

With the President's "Spygate" allegations standing largely discredited, his attorney and at the moment chief spokesperson Rudy Giuliani admits that the entire conspiracy theory was created to discredit the Mueller investigation.

Trump's focus on the investigation - even on a weekend typically reserved for mourning soldiers who died in combat - underscored the degree to which the issue continues to obsess and frustrate the president, who believes it is an effort to delegitimize his presidency.

Although Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, downplayed Trump's concern, he said that Federal Bureau of Investigation spying would have been a "good" way to counter Russian interference.

President Trump has unleashed his ire against the "13 angry Democrats" on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation on Twitter the past couple of days.

Trump's claim is his latest attack on the credibility of the Russian Federation investigation as being politically motivated, though it's a significant new step in his attacks on what is meant to be an independent probe working to get to the bottom of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

The New York Times reported separately this week that at least one government informant met several times with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, both former foreign policy advisers for Trump's Republican campaign.

'And when individuals like that are in the orbit of a major political campaign in America, the FBI - who is in charge of counterintelligence investigations - should look at people like that, ' Rubio added.

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".

Trump's attacks on the media over the weekend may have been his most baffling.

President Trump addresses plans moving forward to make a meeting with Kim Jong Un happen.

In fact, the source was not fake. Moderate Republicans were distressed that Trump politicized intelligence by holding classified briefings that excluded Democrats.

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