Justice Department Offers Lawmakers Another Briefing on Confidential Informant
Justice Department Offers Lawmakers Another Briefing on Confidential Informant
Speaker Ryan Sides with Gowdy over Nunes and Pours Cold Water on Trump's Unfounded 'Spygate' Claim
08 June, 2018, 09:13
"Chairman Gowdy's initial assessment is accurate", Ryan said.
Trump made the pardon assertion in a series of Twitter posts on Monday in which he criticized federal Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal probe of whether his 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation to sway the election.
"It is shameful to see House Republican Leadership emphasize support for Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ intelligence collection on the Trump Campaign", Gaetz said in a statement. Until Wednesday, no GOP lawmakers were publicly defending Gowdy, but Ryan opened the door for party members to openly criticize the president.
The US Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, also discouraged talk of a self-pardon by Trump on Tuesday.
Before the House took last week off, members of the Intelligence Committee received a classified briefing on the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. But they eventually relented after pressure from Trump, Nunes and Ryan.
Asked whether Trump can legally pardon himself, Ryan told reporters at the U.S. Capitol: "I don't know the technical answer to that question but obviously he shouldn't".
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), a top member of the House Intelligence Committee, has come out strongly against President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated "Spygate" claims.
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The FBI was looking into Russian interference in the United States election and that line of inquiry led them to Trump, he said.
Ryan has been a frequent target of Democratic criticism for his role in aiding House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' in his fight with the Justice Department for classified documents, including the latest dispute over documents related to an confidential source who spoke to Trump advisers as part of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation.
"It would have been helpful if we'd gotten this information earlier". The Justice Department had no comment.
The Speaker also left himself room to eventually backtrack, if he ever discovers evidence that confirms the deep state embedded a spy in the Trump campaign (then craftily declined to use any of the information they collected to keep Trump out of office).
On Thursday, after the Justice Department offered the new briefing, Burr said "I have a hard time figuring out what else they could produce". "You know what I'm saying?"
On Monday the president wrote in a tweet: "As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?"
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