Trump alleges Federal Bureau of Investigation spy inside his campaign

Trump alleges Federal Bureau of Investigation spy inside his campaign

The reported Federal Bureau of Investigation interaction with the Trump campaign appeared to worsen already tense relations between President Trump and his allies in Congress, and the Justice Department and intelligence agencies. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. The Post said it didn't publish the name after USA intelligence officials said doing so might endanger the source or the source's connections.

Without substantiation, Trump tweeted in March 2017 that former president Barack Obama had conducted surveillance the previous October at Trump Tower, the NY skyscraper where Trump ran his campaign and transition and maintains a residence.

US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein said action would be taken if any infiltration was found.

Last year Trump alleged, without offering proof, that Obama had law enforcement tap communications in his Trump Tower offices in NY during the election.

"It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a "hot" Fake News story", Trump had tweeted, adding: "If true - all time biggest political scandal!" Russian Federation has denied meddling in the US presidential election.

"As the president's lawyer, I can't be concerned on what effect it may have", he said. They pitched Mr. Trump Jr. on a social media platform or marketing strategy.

Robert Mueller the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election
Robert Mueller the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election

There is an ongoing investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA election, whether there was any collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's election campaign and whether the president tried unlawfully to obstruct the inquiry. The New York Times reported that Prince, the brother of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos, arranged the meeting. "His "demand" DOJ investigate something they know to be untrue is an abuse of power, and an effort to distract from his growing legal problems", tweeted Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

The department of justice inspector general will examine the informant's role as part of its ongoing review of the FBI's requests to a secretive court - under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - for permission to wiretap Page during the initial stages of investigation of Russian meddling. Sending a source to talk to suspected foreign agents like campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos could illuminate whether these individuals were being developed - or even tasked - as intelligence assets for Russian Federation.

A number of Trump outside advisers - including former chief strategist Stephen Bannon - have stepped up their attacks on the Department of Justice, calling for it to release more documents to the White House while saying a confidential source has worked against Trump.

The Russia investigation, which special counsel Robert Mueller started leading in May 2017, was formally opened in July 2016, reportedly after Papadopolous told an Australian diplomat over drinks in London that he understood Russia had dirt on presidential contender Hillary Clinton.

"What we intend to do is premise it on, 'If you want an interview, we need an answer to this, ' " Giuliani said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Sunday.

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