Donald Trump has accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of "collusion" with Democrats, saying the continuation of his Russian Federation investigation amounts to Mueller "meddling" with the midterm elections.
As special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe advances toward its conclusion, whatever that might be, the urgency of having Spygates to offset the political risk posed by the Russian Federation investigation increases. Nunes also attended the meeting on Thursday.
SANDERS: That's something that you would have to ask the Department of Justice.
"The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls".
"I can't understand why it is inappropriate for White House counsel to be there".
The statement was issued by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and the top Democrats on the Senate and House intelligence panels, Warner and Rep. Adam Schiff.
Several years before Halper had infiltrated the Trump campaign and met with some of Donald Trump's top advisors, Halper claimed that a female Russian academic attending a seminar in 2014 was actually a spy and that the event sponsor, Cambridge Intelligence Seminar (CIS), was influenced by Russia.
"There's definitely tension", said the person, who has advised the President on how to approach the Mueller investigation.
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The action then shifted to the US Capitol where Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who oversees the Russian Federation investigation, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats helped brief the so-called Gang of Eight.
"Accusations that the FBI was "spying" on the Trump campaign - rather than spying on foreign spies, which is its job - erase the important distinctions between counterintelligence and criminal investigations", Asha Rangappa, a former FBI agent who now teaches at Yale Law School, wrote in an op-ed last Sunday in the Washington Post.
In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan wouldn't say what he learned, but said he looked forward to the "prompt completion" of the House Intelligence Committee's work now that they are "getting the cooperation necessary".
"The parallelism between what the Trump campaign was doing and saying and what the Russians were doing and saying was remarkably parallel, particularly when it came to attacks on Hillary Clinton, all her alleged physical and mental maladies, and there was nearly an echo chamber between the two", Clapper told CNN's Dana Bash. The request for the latest documents are the latest in a series of subpoenas to the Justice Department for sensitive information. The president's lawyer and close adviser Rudy Giuliani, appearing on CNN on Sunday, declined to say directly. Trump demanded the investigation be investigated - a frightening precedent. His chief of staff, John F. Kelly, told National Public Radio this month that Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the string of investigations.
"[There is] a big gulf between a spy in the traditional sense-employing spycraft or tradecraft-and an informant who is open about ... who he was and what the questions he was asking", Clapper said on PBS Wednesday.
President Trump has called the probe a "witch hunt" time and again and also raised counter allegations that former president Barack Obama and the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on his presidential campaign.
"And here it's even a step beyond a risky point because it's not just directing a criminal investigation or to stop one but anyone, it directly relates to his campaign", she said.
"There's never been a Gang of Eight meeting with that kind of White House presence", he said.