Rubio Checks Trump: FBI Probed 'Individuals' With 'Suspicious' Histories

28 May, 2018, 23:16 | Author: Carlos George
  • Informants, infiltration and spying: Some definitions in the FBI investigation of team Trump

Should any incontrovertible evidence supporting this possible scenario emerge from the Administration's fact-finding mission, then there's no doubt that this scandal would put Watergate to shame as America's most infamous.

Or, so declares President Donald Trump, who is outraged, really outraged, that after the Federal Bureau of Investigation was told by the Australian ambassador that a Trump campaign official was boasting about his contacts with Russian Federation, a "human source" was asked to find out what was going on.

On Trump's broader point that the Obama administration interfered with the Trump campaign to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win, evidence is lacking on that front, too. What he did was to pursue contacts with Trump foreign policy advisers George Papadopolous (who has subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his Russian Federation contacts) and Carter Page (who had been on the FBI's radar for his Russian Federation contacts long before the Trump campaign began) and with former campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis (who said his meeting with Mr. Halper was like a chat between professors in a faculty lounge and centered on China, not Russia).

TRUMP tweet: "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign".

The FBI appeared to be investigating "certain individuals who have a history that we should be suspicious of" rather than the campaign itself, he said. SPYGATE - a awful thing!

Rep. Mark Meadows said Sunday there's "no question" there was a "spy" collecting information during the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, and the real question is when the intelligence-gathering began.

Still, Haines acknowledged that there were aspects of the Russian attack - especially the exploitation of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter - the White House and the USA intelligence community did not fully understand at the time and that continued after Obama's warning. "Which is what they do".

Asked whether he thought the investigation is legitimate, Giuliani said "not anymore. Widespread Spying involving multiple people.' Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist Senior Editor", Trump tweeted. "Did other Agencies SPY on Trump Campaign?'" Even Clapper, worlds dumbest former Intelligence Head, who has the problem of lying a lot, used the word SPY when describing the illegal activities!" "This has never been done before and by any means necessary, they are out to frame Donald Trump for crimes he didn't commit".

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"Did you have a spy in the Clinton campaign?"

Those tweets, unlike others, at least made the distinction between spying "on" a campaign and "in" one.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Sunday defended the FBI's investigation of "certain individuals.in the orbit" of the Trump campaign who had a history of links to Russian Federation.

A slim majority (53 percent) of the Americans polled said they believe special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is politically motivated. Three former Trump aides have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with the probe. Those charges do not implicate the president directly.

That explanation has not satisfied many Democrats.

So far, 19 people, including Trump's former campaign chairman and former national security adviser, have been charged in Mueller's probe.

There is no indication that Mr. Halper's efforts were at all consequential or that they advanced the intelligence community's knowledge of Russia's attempts to influence the presidential election in any way. Trump is seeing him that way nonetheless.

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