Trump Continues Pushing Claim of an FBI Spy in His Campaign: ‘If True – All Time Biggest Political Scandal!’

President Donald Trump continued to assert Friday that there might have been an FBI spy in his campaign — a claim that his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, admitted to Chris Cuomo just hours ago wasn’t something Trump knew for sure. “Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted. “If true – all time biggest political scandal!” Trump first tweeted out the possibility yesterday, saying that an FBI informant in his campaign would be “bigger than Watergate.” Meanwhile, Giuliani admitted to Cuomo Continue reading "Trump Continues Pushing Claim of an FBI Spy in His Campaign: ‘If True – All Time Biggest Political Scandal!’"

Sarah Sanders Stands By Claim of FBI ‘Spy’ on Trump Campaign: ‘Should Certainly Be Looked Into’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders doubled down on President Donald Trump‘s unfounded claim that the FBI “spied on the Trump campaign.” “Does President Trump believe that the FBI had a spy at one point spying on his campaign?” one reporter asked Thursday during the White House press briefing. Sanders responded by saying, “I haven’t spoken with him directly about that, but certainly seeing the reports, and if there is any truth to that, it should certainly be looked into.” Another reporter then asked Sanders “if it is proven without a shadow of a doubt there was a spy planted in the trump campaign, does that change the president’s position on firing Robert Mueller?” “I’m not going to speak about hypotheticals or get into a what could happen if. We’ll move forward in the process and make a determination at that point,” Sanders replied, before Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Stands By Claim of FBI ‘Spy’ on Trump Campaign: ‘Should Certainly Be Looked Into’"

Giuliani ‘Shocked’ By Alleged FBI ‘Spy’ on Trump Campaign: We Could ‘Challenge the Legitimacy of the Entire Investigation’

Fox & Friends interviewed Rudy Giuliani on Thursday, and the Trump lawyer reiterated his belief there could have been a spy in President Donald Trump‘s campaign, a claim he made on Fox News Wednesday night. The New York Timesextensive report on the FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign contained a revelation:

The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters — a secret type of subpoena — officials said. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump’s allies questioning whether the F.B.I. was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.

For Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy, that’s an indication Trump was framed: “It sounds like the New York Times is confirming that the Continue reading "Giuliani ‘Shocked’ By Alleged FBI ‘Spy’ on Trump Campaign: We Could ‘Challenge the Legitimacy of the Entire Investigation’"

FBI Reportedly Looking Into Michael Cohen’s $150,000 Deal With South Korean Firm

The FBI is looking into a payment a South Korean aerospace firm made to President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Mark Ko told the Washington Post in an email that he served as a translator between Cohen and the executives  of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and was interviewed by the FBI, “a few weeks ago.” He did not give details about the line of questioning but said that he thought that the questioning was a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe. Ko’s statement is the first indication that the FBI is probing payments made by corporations and entities to Cohen to help gain access and insights into the Trump White House. KAI is one of a number of corporations with deep pockets who paid Cohen’s shell company for consulting services. Unlike AT&T and Novartis, though, KAI has not expressed regret for hiring Cohen and insist they Continue reading "FBI Reportedly Looking Into Michael Cohen’s $150,000 Deal With South Korean Firm"

DOJ and FBI Reportedly Investigating Cambridge Analytica and ‘Associated U.S. Persons’

Remember Cambridge Analytica? Well, the data firm that shut down recently is back. Sort of. Per The New York Times, the company is under investigation:
The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm, and have sought to question former employees and banks that handled its business, according to an American official and other people familiar with the inquiry.
The firm––which first came under scrutiny for collecting data on millions of Facebook users––shut down earlier this month, citing a “siege of media coverage,” but there is now an “open investigation” into not just Cambridge Analytica, but “associated U.S. persons.” Last month Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie said he’d be cooperating with the DOJ. Cambridge Analytica was hired by the Trump campaign in 2016 and Mark Zuckerberg issued multiple public apologies after the news about their collection of user data Continue reading "DOJ and FBI Reportedly Investigating Cambridge Analytica and ‘Associated U.S. Persons’"

Officials Reportedly Warned White House Turning Over Info Requested by Nunes Could Endanger an Intel Source

Congressman Devin Nunes has been very vocal decrying the DOJ for not handing over documents, and a new report says there’s a reason the DOJ has not handed them over yet. Per The Washington Post
Last Wednesday, senior FBI and national intelligence officials relayed an urgent message to the White House: Information being sought by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes could endanger a top-secret intelligence source… For the intelligence agencies, Nunes’s request threatened to cross a red line of compromising sources and methods of U.S. intelligence-gathering, according to people familiar with their views. Intelligence officials fear that providing even a redacted version of the information Nunes seeks could expose that person and damage relationships with other countries that serve as U.S. intelligence partners.
There are several important points of note here, including the revelation that info from that source “had been provided to the Mueller investigation.” Continue reading "Officials Reportedly Warned White House Turning Over Info Requested by Nunes Could Endanger an Intel Source"

FBI Officials James Baker and Lisa Page Reportedly Leaving the Bureau

A view of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, the headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on May 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The FBI announcement that it will move its headquarters has sparked fierce competion in the Washington DC area with bordering states Maryland and Virginia competing to have the FBI find a new home in their jurisdictions. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Two senior officials at the FBI reportedly resigned earlier Friday. According to The New York Times, the two officials leaving are James Baker––who was the FBI general counsel until last December––and Lisa Page. Both of them worked closely with James Comey when he was director. Page you may recognize as the FBI official who infamously exchanged text messages with Peter Strzok that came under scrutiny after some anti-Trump ones were uncovered months ago. Baker, meanwhile, came under scrutiny Continue reading "FBI Officials James Baker and Lisa Page Reportedly Leaving the Bureau"