DOJ Responds to Trump's Demand For Action on FBI 'Mole'

Annette Crawford
May 23, 2018

He was only there to spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win - just like they did to Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump claims a "spy" on his campaign tried to help "Crooked Hillary" win Rising star Abrams advances in Georgia governor race Webb: "Drain the swamp MORE, who got duped!" They are now contemplating contempt and impeachment proceedings for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's probe, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Justice Department officials have been reluctant to turn over the materials, though on Monday, after meeting with Trump at the White House, they reached an agreement to have another gathering where lawmakers could review information.

Sanders said FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Justice Department official Edward O'Callaghan will meet with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy.

He's referring to the FBI's reliance on an outside informant to determine whether Trump's campaign aides were working with Russian Federation ahead of the 2016 election. And the White House said that Trump chief of staff John Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to review the documents, although he and other White House staffers would not be present. Sessions and the lawmakers urged Inspector General Michael Horowitz to review whether Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials abused their surveillance powers by using information compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British spy, and paid for by Democrats to justify monitoring Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to Trump.

In response, the Justice Department moved to defuse the confrontation by asking its watchdog to investigate whether there was inappropriate surveillance. "If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country", Trump said. "But you can't be the one to fire him, because we've got some weak-kneed Republicans out there who will come after you for firing the guy who needed firing".

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he will
Republicans call for counsel to probe FBI's handling of 2016 election

Previously, the newspaper the New York Times, citing sources reported that the FBI used confidential informant in the investigation of the activities of the election headquarters of Donald trump during the presidential campaign of 2016.

The department said then that the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure DOJ officials.

In March, Sessions annoyed the group of GOP lawmakers by announcing he would not be appointing a second special counsel.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has also not promised the conservative Republicans pushing for a vote on their resolution that he will give it time on the floor.

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