Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

Ignoring established facts because they don't comport with the version you want to be true is risky enough.

A sizable group, 37 percent, though says if Mueller doesn't wrap up the investigation soon then Congress or Trump should shut it down.

"I have a lot of concerns about that", Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY said of the possibility that a lawmaker may have given such information to Trump through back channels.

Nevertheless, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice briefed lawmakers on the matter Thursday, as Trump had demanded. "And I don't know who this person was".

Rep. Paul A. Gosar, R-Ariz., joining his fellow conservatives, alleged "an orchestrated campaign against a duly elected government" - namely, Trump's. It is refreshing to hear that now, finally, he's interested in actual evidence.

"He tweeted afterward: "'New Bombshell in the Obama Spying Scandal.

A forthcoming report from the Inspector General's office reportedly contains evidence that senior FBI officials used the resources of the federal agency to infiltrate the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

On Oct. 12, Mr. Date noted, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a message to Donald Trump Jr. urging his father to highlight the e-mails' content and offering a web link for him to advertise. What could be wrong with that? Finally, Giuliani again spilled the beans by letting on this was not a legitimate oversight action but rather a misuse of executive power to give Trump an upper hand in the investigation into his own possible wrongdoing.

Would Republicans take kindly to that? I doubt it, in fact. He's been using them to get that information. The informant, a retired US academic living in England, seems to have morphed in the imagination of some Trump supporters into a spy planted inside the campaign by his enemies in the Obama White House - an idea Trump floated again on Tuesday.

Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations
Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

Trump himself has made similar allegations, referring to the scandal as "Spygate".

No matter what ludicrous charge Trump makes, the entire political system reacts as though it might be true.

The informant was not imbedded or implanted or otherwise inserted into the campaign. The FBI began a counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 to determine if Trump campaign associates were co-ordinating with Russian Federation to tip the election.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the details of the deal that came close, but was never made, amid an internal debate on the president's legal team about the wisdom of Trump sitting for a Mueller interview.

Mueller told Trump's attorneys that he wanted the session on the record with a court reporter and under oath, the source said.

But, behind his outlandish tweeting and table-pounding, Trump knows his audience well.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is looking into Russian interference in the election, any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, possible obstruction of justice and whatever associated criminal activity might be uncovered.

"Just like they are coming to the defence of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big tax cuts & raise your taxes instead".

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. So should we all.

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