Paul Ryan Supports IG Probe of FBI's Spying on Trump Campaign

Paul Ryan Supports IG Probe of FBI's Spying on Trump Campaign

Paul Ryan Supports IG Probe of FBI's Spying on Trump Campaign

Nunes had requested that the Justice Department give him "specific documents" about an alleged Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who interacted with members of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

The meeting could resolve a contentious fight between Nunes and House Republicans with the Justice Department over his subpoena for documents related to a confidential source that met with members of the Trump campaign.

Rosenstein said Sunday that "if anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action".

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center May 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. She did not read off the name of a single Democratic lawmaker. The press secretary said nobody from the White House will be on hand. Neither will any Democrats, meaning the information will likely become instantly politicized.

Sanders said that no Democrats were attending the meeting because they did not ask to attend.

"To my knowledge, the Democrats have not requested that information", she said.

"As you know, the Congress would like to see documents opened up". The Daily Caller first reported on some of his contacts with members of the Trump campaign. "That would be one of the biggest insults anyone has ever seen", Trump said. "It would be very illegal aside from everything else. We want to make sure there weren't".

"That would be unprecedented in the history of our country", he added without support for the claim.

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It said senior officials from the US Justice Department and the FBI will meet congressional leaders to review highly classified information on the investigation.

The House intelligence committee, Nunes, and other lawmakers threatened Rosenstein with contempt of Congress or, potentially, impeachment.

"The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it's now partisan", Schumer said.

Still, it was unclear how much further officials would be willing to go if the president remained unhappy. The Justice Department had originally rejected the request from Nunes, saying his request for information "regarding a specific individual" could have severe consequences, including potential loss of human life.

Trump also would not state Tuesday he has confidence in the embattled Rosenstein.

Rudy Giuliani, who has represented the president for the last month during which he has given numerous interviews in defense of Trump, told The New York Times on Sunday that Mueller's investigators laid out a timeline to him of how the probe would progress while discussing a potential interview of the president. "He doesn't want to hear these questions, if you don't mind".

Justice Department officials cited the safety of the source and others, as well as damage to relations with partner intelligence services, as reasons not to reveal the materials to Congress. Trump has the power to order the department to comply with congressional demands, but it is possible that department officials might resign in protest or refuse the order and force Trump to fire them. Doing so would immediately conjure memories of former President Richard M. Nixon's "Saturday Massacre" in which the president asked Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, leading to a cascade of resignations culminating with Cox's eventual ouster.

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