Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gowdy FBI acted properly with use of informant during 2016 campaign

Greg Nash

A story in Tuesday's New York Times reported that Trump asked Sessions last March to reverse his decision, a highly unusual request that special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking at now as well.

Schiff became a media darling during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and frequently appears on TV, radio, and digital networks to rebut the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his concerns about anti-Trump bias within the FBI and Department of Justice.

Noah began by criticizing the president for "crowd-testing" his "latest new conspiracy" at Tuesday's rally in Tennessee, which is the assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation placed an informant to surveil several members of the Trump campaign for political purposes, something he called "total bullsh*t".

In a trio of morning tweets, Trump responded to an interview that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., gave to "CBS This Morning" in which Gowdy, the House Oversight Committee chairman, at one point appeared to explain how the president's "frustration" with Sessions could be justified.

Trump on Wednesday tweeted a quote from Republican congressman Trey Gowdy, who said Sessions should have told Trump before accepting the job that he planned to recuse himself from the investigation.

Gonzales said he is also concerned about how Trump's comments affect the morale of the career individual at the Department of Justice, as it "weakens the attorney general to carry out the work of the American people day in and day out".

"I never understood what he did with Benghazi either", Giuliani said.

"I believe it's going to be over by, I hope, September", he said.

On Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I think the Attorney General should step down and resign. he doesn't have the confidence of his boss. The 45th POTUS said in a tweet that there are many good lawyers in the country and he could have made a better choice. The House intelligence committee investigating allegations of interference and collusion has often devolved into hyperpartisan bickering, competing documents and attempts to drive the media narrative.

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. And if he was spying, it was against the Russians, not the Trump campaign, they insisted.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said on CNN that he was "grateful" to Gowdy for publicly debunking Trump's spy theory.

In a Fox News interview, Gowdy said the FBI's use of Halper was not inappropriate, as Trump claims.

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