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Offbeat Judiciary Dem calls for DOJ probe into FBI informant leak

18:32  24 may  2018
18:32  24 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Giuliani says Trump doesn't actually know about FBI informant in campaign

  Giuliani says Trump doesn't actually know about FBI informant in campaign The former mayor added that the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller had agreed to limit the scope of an interview.Giuliani, a recent addition to the legal team, held a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Friday morning, as the President used a tweet to cite a Fox News commenter saying that federal investigators were "out to frame" him.

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said he will soon formally ask the Department of Justice ( DOJ ) to investigate who publicly exposed the identity of a confidential FBI informant and hold the person or persons behind the leak responsible.

Halper was identified as the FBI ’s informant by the Wall Street Journal, New York magazine and By the time the Department of Justice concludes its investigation into the FBI “spy” Donald Trump What the DOJ will learn is that there was no spy implanted by the FBI into Trump’s campaign, and

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The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said he will soon formally ask the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate who publicly exposed the identity of a confidential FBI informant and hold the person or persons behind the leak responsible.

"Ladies and gentlemen, a deliberate decision to expose the identity of a confidential source is reckless, stupid, and dangerous. Moreover, the decision to out this operative may be a crime," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said during a press conference on Thursday.

"Later today, I will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the source of this disclosure - which never should have happened - and to hold the perpetrators accountable," he continued.

Trump: FBI infiltrating campaign would be 'a really big deal'

  Trump: FBI infiltrating campaign would be 'a really big deal' President Trump suggested on Saturday that the Justice Department should release documents related to a top-secret FBI informant who met with members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election.In a tweet, Trump said that it would be a "really big deal" if FBI and Justice Department "infiltrated" his campaign for political purposes, and said that only the release of Justice Department documents would provide "conclusive answeIn a tweet, Trump said that it would be a "really big deal" if FBI and Justice Department "infiltrated" his campaign for political purposes, and said that only the release of Justice Department documents would provide "conclusive answers.

Why this FBI informant thing is a big deal. President Trump says the FBI implanted an informant in his campaign, and in a tweet Sunday, he demanded that the Justice Department investigate whether that actually happened.The FBI spying on a U.S. presidential campaign would indeed be big news.

Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) in 1935. In 2003, a congressional committee called the FBI 's organized crime informant program "one of the greatest Under the PATRIOT Act's provisions, the FBI also resumed inquiring into the library records[55] of

Nadler blasted President Trump for seeking to distract or even undermine the federal probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as Kremlin interference in the 2016 election.

"He is obsessed with the special counsel's investigation to the point of distraction," the New York lawmaker said.

"He has no evidence whatsoever that an informant infiltrated Trump Tower or his campaign for any purpose, let alone an improper purpose, but he is willing to take the unprecedented step of 'demanding' a criminal investigation in an ill-conceived attempt to protect himself from federal investigators by distracting attention and engaging in continued attacks against the Department of Justice and the FBI."

Nunes says he won't meet with DOJ officials until they hand over documents

  Nunes says he won't meet with DOJ officials until they hand over documents House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that he will not meet officials from the Justice Department until he receives documents connected to an FBI source who met with Trump campaign aides in 2016 over alleged contacts between members of the campaign and Russia. Nunes accused someone in the DOJ of leaking the information after he and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) did not agree to Justice officials' offer to answer questions from lawmakers in a briefing..@DevinNunes: "We don't know if there's one informant or more informants." #SundayFutures@MariaBartiromopic.twitter.

Lawmakers launch probes into Comey, Uranium One deal - Продолжительность: 3:00 Fox Why the Uranium One informant can’t testify - Продолжительность: 4:57 Fox Business 14 774 просмотра. Ron DeSantis on the FBI 's Uranium One informant - Продолжительность: 4:10 Fox News 36 519

Although the informant helped the FBI successfully prosecute three people involved in the kickback scheme, the Justice Department reportedly has threatened the informant with incarceration if he speaks to Congress about what he knows. The DOJ , under the Obama administration

The Democrat-led press conference comes as conservatives are aggressively pursuing information from the DOJ about the confidential informant, who reportedly met with three advisers to Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

The group known as the Gang of Eight - which includes the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate as well as both parties' leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees - are expected to meet with officials representing the DOJ, law enforcement and intelligence on Thursday to be briefed on classified information related to the Russia investigation.

The president and his allies have seized on this news, alleging that the Obama administration planted a "spy" within his campaign in an effort to dig up dirt on Republican candidate.

It is a common practice, however, for the bureau to use confidential informants in counterintelligence investigations. There is no public evidence of wrongdoing by either the informant or the FBI.

Trey Gowdy: FBI’s Use of Informant for Trump Campaign Was Appropriate .
The South Carolina Republican joins top Democrats in disputing President Trump’s misleading characterization of the informant’s activities.“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump,” Gowdy said during an interview on Fox News.

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