Trump Lawyer Attended DOJ Meeting On Confidential FBI Informant

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump"Well I'd actually say how is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies the

Mr Trump has long dismissed the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the USA election - which is also examining possible obstruction of justice by the president - as a politically motivated "witch-hunt". While the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed the discovery of Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop weeks before the election, the only major story on the probe into her rival that leaked last October was a New York Times piece that all but exonerated Donald Trump in its headline.

To his critics, Donald Trump's accusations of a grand plot resemble the paranoid musings of a Shakespearean despot as the investigation moves ever-closer to his inner circle.

"Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State".

This week the Trump team scored an important victory.

Trump's "spy" comments marked his latest attack on the FBI at a time when he feels mounting pressure from the ongoing investigation by Mueller, appointed past year by the Justice Department, into potential collusion between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation and whether he has committed obstruction of justice. "Neither Chief Kelly nor Mr Flood actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the President's desire for as much openness as possible under the law".

Rosenstein has also asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate the FBI's use of Halper. Trump understands that there is supposed to be a distinction between justice and politics, that the DOJ's tradition of independence helps preserve that distinction, and that presidents are not supposed to treat the department as a tool for punishing their enemies and protecting their friends, even though the Constitution gives them the power to do so.

The FBI at the time was investigating whether anyone in Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to help tip the election in Trump's favor. At first the administration resisted, then the Gang of Eight leaders from the House and Senate along with intelligence committee leaders were offered a briefing after the Memorial Day recess. Trump told one ally this week that he wanted "to brand" the informant a "spy", believing the more nefarious term would resonate more in the media and with the public.

Trump said that lawmakers will probably be troubled once they see documents regarding the use of the source.

Trump called Comey a liar which, he said, will come out in the IG report.

Worryingly for Democrats, this message may be resonating. Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel in May 2017. The investigation was being conducted by the FBI, not by Democrats.

In his tweets, Trump also quoted Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and frequent Fox News commentator, saying that "it's clear that they had eyes and ears all over the Trump campaign". Since then, we've found out that Trump twice tried to fire special counsel Mueller and has, in plain view, repeatedly sought to delegitimize and discredit the investigation.

"There are lifetime, career prosecutors and agents not necessarily committed to an administration or party and there are the targeted, viz. the politically corrupt, biased, partisan and "Deep State" swamp critters whom President Trump has so affectionately titled, " he explained.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, the president said Democrats continuously go after a phony collusion with Russian Federation narrative, which is a made-up scam.

"No, no. We're not undercutting", Trump said.

Trump made numerous false statements in a recorded court deposition before he was president. Nineteen people have been charged, and five have pleaded guilty.

The back and forth between Congress and the Justice Department has simmered for weeks.

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