"I think the part to bear in mind, to sort of put this in more realistic footing, is that [US President] Donald Trump had been raising alarms in the foreign policy circles since late 2015 by calling for a rapprochement with Russian Federation, which in many quarters was being seen as virtually treasonous", Lazare told Kiriakou.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., attended the briefings and called Flood's presence "completely inappropriate", a sentiment he did not hide from Flood during the briefings. Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House lawyer Emmet T. Flood, recently made a point person for the special counsel's investigation, also were also present for parts of the discussions.
On Thursday, two highly classified confidential meetings took place with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with several lawmakers who wanted some information about this alleged spy that was in the Donald Trump campaign.
"Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign".
'SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!' the president tweeted earlier this week. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "I can not and will not comment on a classified session" and that "I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area".
"They're saying, though, because the government term is "human intelligence informant" or something like that that therefore it's not a spy", said Hemingway".More news: IAEA report confirms Iran's commitment to nuclear agreement
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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is sounding the alarms about President Donald Trump's recent demands for an investigation into whether or not the "FBI/DOJ" spied on his campaign. "SPYGATE - a awful thing!"
Democrats have defended the insertion of informants into the campaign as a legitimate counterintelligence operation targeting Russian attempts to infiltrate Trump's campaign, claiming it was not a politically motivated investigation to dig dirt that could then be used against Trump.
In an interview with Salon, Clapper said the dossier, part of which lays out alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, has been corroborated by subsequent USA investigations.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who was scheduled to travel to Texas for a fundraiser Thursday afternoon, planned to attend the noon meeting, as well, rather than the Gang of Eight session, an aide said.
"And here it's even a step beyond a unsafe point because it's not just directing a criminal investigation or to stop one but anyone, it directly relates to his campaign", she said.
For instance, Halper penned a July 28, 2017 "Dear Carter" e-mail, assuaging him that new White House controversies may have taken pressure off him. Watch CBN News' Gary Lane's interview with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to find out who he says the Department of Justice is protecting.