Trump's simmering anger over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's year-old Russian Federation probe appeared to spill over into a series of well-worn recriminations in several tweets, including that the investigation was politically motivated and had its roots in the administration of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
Neither Trump nor Rudy Giuliani, a former NY mayor who is now one of Trump's lawyers, provided any evidence of government infiltration into Trump's presidential campaign.
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Giuliania told the AP that the probe's conclusion would be the "culmination of the investigation into the president". The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Giuliani said they had been told about possible "infiltration" of the campaign. The former mayor said Sunday the two sides "were getting closer" to agreeing on the parameters on a potential interview but would not put the odds of it happening at better than 50/50.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump chief of staff John Kelly will broker the meeting between congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and office of the Director of National Intelligence.
He repeatedly claimed that the investigation has so far yielded no results in its efforts to find proof of collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation, and instead suggested the probe should now look into "corruption in the Hillary Clinton Campaign".
"If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action", Rosenstein said in a statement. Trump tweeted yesterday afternoon. On Saturday, Trump tweeted, "If the Federal Bureau of Investigation or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal".
But his move poses a fateful question that could be answered as soon as Monday: will the President flex his muscle further to demand the Justice Department turn over documents on the source to his allies on Capitol Hill?
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Trump's claim of an embedded spy "nonsense". "Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk". The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has recused himself from Russia-related matters. Giuliani defended the president's actions.
Senator Lindsey Graham says he does not want to interfere with Mueller's investigation but he does have his concerns.
President Donald Trump has demanded an investigation into claims that the Obama administration inserted a spy in his 2016 campaign.
It also raised potential scenarios that would threaten the integrity of United States governance: first, that Trump could use his power to go after a political opponent and, second, that he means to derail or even end a criminal probe into his own conduct.
Trump fully endorses that view and first addressed it in a string of tweets in March 2017, in which he alleged the Obama administration had ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower, his business and campaign headquarters. Comey later testified to Congress that internal reviews found no information to support the president's tweets. McCarthy speculated that the spy's information was the real source of the U.S. Russian Federation investigation.