James Clapper on Trump's spy accusations: He distorted my words

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Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation as "spygate", part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 campaign.

If the administration can not function, the burden of this constantly shifting investigation will give rise to a narrative that any failure was due to the Mueller diversion - that the Trump administration was stabbed in the back. Clinton and many other Democrats are convinced James Comey, as President Barack Obama's FBI chief, actually helped Trump by disclosing a renewed criminal investigation into Clinton's handling of emails close to the 2016 election while keeping quiet about the nascent investigation of Trump aides at that time.

The mere existence of a government informant in an investigation doesn't mean a probe is tainted.

"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

"They may have a different version of the truth than we do", Giuliani said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Justice Department official Edward O'Callaghan will meet with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy.

On Twitter, Trump suggested that the tables had turned on those investigating his campaign for possible collusion with Russian, writing: "What goes around, comes around!"

Global oil supplies robust enough to cut Iran's exports -Trump memo
With more than 1 200 people wounded by live fire, it was the deadliest day in Gaza since Hamas's last war with Israel in 2014. Speaking to analysts, Scaffardi said the lack of Iranian crude supplies would be a problem in terms of prices but not volumes.

In a later tweet Wednesday morning, Trump took issue with Clapper's assessment that the then-GOP nominee should have been grateful for the FBI's surveillance.

The second meeting is a reversal from the original plan brokered by the White House, which excluded Democrats. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from any investigations of the Trump campaign, due to potential conflicts of interest. He said he had advised the administration to include Democrats but downplayed Trump's attacks, saying he doesn't worry about any lasting damage to the intelligence agencies. Yet the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have spent a year disrespecting Congress-flouting subpoenas, ignoring requests, hiding witnesses, blacking out information, and leaking accusations.

"The spy was there early in the campaign and yet never reported Collusion with Russian Federation, because there was no Collusion".

We are told that Mr. Trump can not be allowed to have any say over the Justice Department's actions, since this might make him privy to sensitive details about an investigation into himself.

He's tweeted: "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?" That group regularly receives classified briefings.

"I've never seen a Gang of Eight meeting that included any presence from the White House", Warner told reporters, clarifying that the individuals left before classified substance was discussed. The reason is, because these meetings were about confidential and private information that is not available to members of the public about the ongoing investigations into ... not just the spy ... but into Donald Trump's campaign itself. She said no Democrats were invited because they had not requested the information, despite calls from lawmakers for the briefing to be bipartisan.

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