June 8, 2018
Representatives of the Justice Department (DOJ) and FBI proposed a second meeting with the leaders of both parties in Congress Wednesday, offering to flesh out the information on one or more “informants” in the 2016 Trump campaign they provided at a briefing last month.
On May 24, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray led a team which disclosed documents and delivered a briefing concerning what has come to be known as “Spygate” to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Later they led an additional briefing with the so-called “Gang of Eight.”
According to a senior DOJ official’s statement to Politico, this latter group, consisting of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, will reconvene on Monday or Tuesday to receive additional documents.
Presumably these are also related to Oxford professor Stefan Halper and possibly other “informants” in the Trump campaign and their relationship to the FBI. It is not clear from the statement who will represent the DOJ and FBI at this new briefing.
This article was posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:21 am