Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump
Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump
Editorial: Informant raises questions about FBI
22 May, 2018, 09:54
"It was also agreed that White House chief of staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested", Sanders said.
But the statement - vague enough to allow each side to claim victory - did not fully settle the critical issue: whether the Justice Department would ultimately be forced to turn over the documents subpoenaed by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on the Federal Bureau of Investigation source.
Rosenstein said Sunday that "if anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action".
"Giuliani removes all doubt - the White House effort to force DOJ to give investigatory materials to Congress is really about the defense team getting their hands on them", tweetedRep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), of the House intelligence committee.
The remarkable thing is that, usually, when the Justice Department is trying to protect the prerogatives of the executive branch, it has the support of the president.
Trump's broadside came shortly before the swearing-in of Gina Haspel as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he introduced her as "a very special person", uniquely qualified to lead "the most elite intelligence professionals on the planet Earth".
The pretext Trump seized on is the revelation that FBI source Stefan A. Halper made contact with three Trump campaign associates before the election as part of the FBI's initial investigation into Russian meddling.
Observers hotly debated whether Deputy Attorney General had completely succumbed to President Donald Trump's will over weekend by following the president's order to start an investigation into whether probe of the Trump campaign was started with political intent.
Technically, Trump has the authority to call on the Department of Justice to do this, but it's complicated because of the political implications.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats also participated in Monday's White House meeting, according to two USA officials.
But in this case, he said, he can not understand the Justice Department's opposition to releasing the name.
The Trump offensive against the investigation mounted as The New York Times on Sunday reported previously unknown contacts in 2016 between the president's son Donald Trump Jr., an Israeli media consultant, and a representative of Gulf princes, who were making legally questionable offers to help his presidential run.
Former Trump campaign senior adviser A.J. Delgado tore into claims that the Obama administration may have surveilled the Trump campaign, calling it "embarrassing".
The exact documents that will be reviewed are unclear.
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At times it seemed as though nearly everywhere Meghan Markle went on her wedding day, a little band of helpers followed. George , now four-year-old was supposed to help Meghan carry her veil as she travelled throughout the church.
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