House Republican disputes Trump’s ‘spy’ claim, says Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly


President Trump, in a series of tweets Wednesday, agreed with GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy that he could have picked any lawyer in the country rather than Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, declaring, "I wish I did".

Trey Gowdy, the SC congressman and chairman of the House oversight committee, was one of the Republicans who attended a classified Department of Justice (DoJ) meeting last week to view documents relating to the use of the confidential source.

The attorney general reasoned that because he was a member of Trump's campaign, he was obligated to recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into potential collusion with Russian Federation.

Schlapp said the embedded informant is well-known for using "dirty tricks in past political campaigns", insisting there's a "consensus" that "if it's true that Obama was taking the appropriate steps to try to stop Russian meddling, all of the Republicans ... say the same thing, which is: you would have told both campaigns ... what Russia was up to".

Trump has been highly critical of Sessions ever since the recusal, blasting the former senator for not launching full-blown investigations into Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and officials like fired FBI Director James Comey and fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Gowdy told CBS This Morning, "there are lots of really good lawyers in the country". But Wednesday's tweets "show that the subject is still very much on his mind, rekindling fears that he might choose to fire Sessions and derail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe".

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Gowdy told Fox on Tuesday that after receiving classified briefing on the subject "I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do" in acting on information.

"I have always said, 'I think you ought to sit down. you've told us publicly there was no collusion, there was no obstruction, ' " Gowdy said. The South Carolina congressman responded by distancing himself from Trump.

"No one came out of that classified intel meeting and said, 'Aha! there's a smoking gun, '" Camerota said, asking if it's "possible you're practicing selective hearing, Matt?"

The president and his attorneys are frustrated by the swirling allegations and the case hasn't been helped by Democrats who have tried to use the special counsel investigation as a weapon against Trump, Gowdy complained.

"I know you want to talk about the Obama administration, we're talking about the Trump administration", Camerota shot back.

Smith also dismantled the president's "Spygate" accusation, saying "Fox News knows of no evidence to support the claim".