Meadows: FBI Should Have Warned Trump Campaign of Staff-Russia Conflicts

Outsider advisers urged Trump to attack DOJ

President Trump on Thursday blasted top Obama officials for what he's now dubbed "SPYGATE", while claiming that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has essentially "admitted" to "Spying" on his campaign during the 2016 election. "They also conveyed the president's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government". I can tell you the President asked Chief of Staff Kelly to set up the meeting.

The pretext Trump seized on is the revelation that a longtime FBI and Central Intelligence Agency informant, described as a retired college professor, made contact with three Trump campaign associates before the election as part of the FBI's initial investigation into Russian meddling.

Giuliani said that if the alleged spying turns out to have been "inappropriate", then "we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation", referring to the Mueller probe.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center on May 23 in Bethpage, N.Y. Nunes has sought documents - over the Justice Department's objection - about the source, even threatening to hold in contempt law enforcement leaders who didn't comply. Mark Warner, D-Va., the ranking member on the Senate intelligence committee.

Under direct pressure from the president, Justice Department officials agreed to grant Republicans a briefing, and only later opened it up to Democrats.

That was untrue. White House attorney Emmett Flood attended the meeting with Nunes.

"'Trump should be happy that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was SPYING on his campaign' No, James Clapper, I am not happy". "As always, I can not and will not comment on a classified session".

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".

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Incognito told officers he had taken " Shroom Tech ", an over-the-counter supplement. 'I was just like, "this isn't right"'. I can't have anybody in Bluetooth capability of me or taking pictures of me", according to the arrest report .

Rep. Devin Nunes led this unprecedented frontal assault forcing the DOJ to provide top-secret evidence from the ongoing criminal investigation of Trump and of the FBI informant for Trump's lawyers to examine; the equivalent of forcing the police to hand over its evidence and reveal its informant to the subject of their criminal investigation and his lawyer.

Speaking to Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, Daniel Lazare, journalist and author of "The Frozen Republic", "The Velvet Coup" and "America's Undeclared War", noted that the press coverage of the briefings show US Democrats are putting on a unified front by stressing that Stefan Halper was an informant and not a spy. All America's intelligence agencies agreed that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 election to make Trump president.

TRUMP tweet: "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign". "If so, that would be a disgrace to this country".

Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, who attended both briefings, was blunt about the meetings.

Democrats fought successfully to be included after the White House said Wednesday it planned only to brief two top Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday and make the bipartisan group wait until after the Memorial Day recess.

The president intensified his attacks on the probe this week, calling it "spygate" and tweeting Thursday that it was "Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in US history".

But before Trump gets too cocky with those numbers, he should remember that 76 percent said he still should cooperate with the investigation, if he's asked to be interviewed.

Nine of the indictments are against Russian intelligence agents, whom the president himself promptly sanctioned by barring their travel here and their use of American banks and commercial enterprises, even though he has called Mueller's investigation a witch hunt.

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