Lawmakers are briefed on Trump ‘spy’ claim

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Andrew Korybko is joined by John Szabo from The Hardcore News.com, and John Bosnitch, Belgrade-based Canadian Political Consultant.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7.

Trump is tweeting an interview aired Thursday night on the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" program.

Last year, newly elected President Donald Trump accused the administration of President Barack Obama, who was actively backing Trump's failed rival Hillary Clinton's election campaign, of "wiretapping" his campaign. News reports on this have also started appearing in the American media.

In an interview with Reuters, Comey also said he would be leery of the Federal Bureau of Investigation trying to track propaganda in the United States, let alone take action against it, while acknowledging that it was a major problem for the US political system.

Any thinking person will see the difference between planting a spy and following leads to people with ties to both Russian Federation and Trump.

"They were spying on, a term I don't particularly like, but on what the Russians were doing", General. Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal.

Asked if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spied on Trump's campaign, Clapper said: "No, they were not".

Page believes the FBI's mole, professor Stefan Halper, was secretly spying on him as part of a "politically motivated" investigation of Team Trump, using fake sympathy to gain his trust - all while fishing for dirt on Page's ties to Russian Federation, where he'd worked as an energy consultant.

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"So late that night", Page continued, "I booked a last-minute hotel reservation as part of this early chapter of the redefinition of my life".

"Everyone knows there was a spy, and in fact, the people who were involved in the spying are admitting that there was a spy.Widespread spying involving multiple people", Trump said quoting Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway, in a tweet.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is looking into Russian interference in the election, any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, possible obstruction of justice and whatever associated criminal activity might be uncovered.

At Trump's request, the Justice Department asked its inspector general on Sunday to explore the allegation of political spying.

The Democratic Senator's concerns were shared by John McLaughlin, who held top CIA positions under Presidents including Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and briefly served as Acting CIA Director for George W. Bush.

Sen. Rand Paul is more measured, accusing Mueller of overreach by looking at Trump associates such as Michael Cohen.

Clinton blamed Comey for contributing to her election loss because he announced a re-starting of the investigation just days before the November 2016 election. The California Democrat said she had directed Schiff to attend in her place so as to make sure "henchmen of the president" do not interfere with the investigation.

"If they insist upon carrying out this farce, the White House and its Republican allies in the House will do permanent, longstanding damage to the practice of bipartisan congressional oversight of intelligence, " he said.

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