May 18, 2018
The Department of Justice and FBI are fighting tooth-and-nail to avoid giving Congress documents related to a top secret informant who provided information about Trump campaign advisers for the Russia probe.
But the agencies’ resistance is hypocritical given that they appear to be behind leaks of key clues about the source, whose existence was revealed to the public in a May 8 report from The Washington Post.
So far, three articles published over the past 10 days have revealed tidbits of information about the source. And though the name of the informant remains a secret, the clues have touched off intense speculation that the person is a professor who had several contacts with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
The FBI and DOJ’s concerns are relayed through a Washington Post articlepublished Thursday. The report details a battle between the DOJ and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes for records related to the top secret source.
This article was posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:42 am