FBI Warned Trump in 2016 Russia Would Try to Infiltrate Campaign

FBI Warned Trump in 2016 Russia Would Try to Infiltrate Campaign

According to The Washington Post, the reason senior FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page used an untraceable phone when talking about Hillary Clinton was to hide their extramarital affair. Yet throughout the summer, and until now, the FBI, has refused to respond to congressional subpoenas concerning the matter.

In a letter Thursday, committee ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler, along with vice ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, asked the DOJ's director of the office of public affairs, Sarah Flores, for "further clarification about this unusual move". Based on his experience at the National Academy, he said, "I have never been more enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of the law enforcement community".

Blinken said, "W$3 hat's so striking, and what we've been learning again and again and again is that instead of dealing with Russia on this problem, instead of confronting it, the president rejects the reality of the attack on our election and the attack on our democracy".

The revelations have fuelled accusations by conservative media commentators and several members of Congress that the FBI has an anti-Trump bias.

Depending on where one reads in the NBC report, these briefings took place in either mid-July or mid-August of 2016.

Earlier this year, the U.S. intelligence community released a report that stated Russia had meddled in the election, showing a preference for Trump over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

When you look at the committees, whether it's the Senate or the House, everybody - my worst enemies, they walk out, they say, 'there is no collusion but we'll continue to look.' .

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose has faced Trump's wrath after recusing himself from the Russia probe, distanced himself from Trump's criticism of the bureau, saying he does not share a view that the FBI "is not functioning at a high level all over the country".

Trump called the texts "really, really disgraceful".

Mr Trump struck a different tone when he addressed the FBI national academy graduation class in Virginia, praising the "incredible men and women of law enforcement" in a speech. Johnson said the statement showed evidence of edits that watered down the language - the term "grossly negligent" in the original document was changed to "extremely careless", a crucial legal distinction. But the material that has so far been made public shows no sign that Strzok's work on the investigation was influenced by political bias. That has been proven.

"That the Republican and Democrat nominee for President received a standardized briefing on counter-intelligence is hardly a news story", White House spokesman Raj Shah told NBC.

Special counsel Robert Mueller III began his investigation of Russian election interference to bipartisan praise.

Fire the whole bunch of lunk-headed fools and disband Mueller's band of merry idiots. The text had nothing to do with the Clinton investigation, these people said.

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