Republicans call for counsel to probe FBI's handling of 2016 election

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Previously, the newspaper the New York Times, citing sources reported that the FBI used confidential informant in the investigation of the activities of the election headquarters of Donald trump during the presidential campaign of 2016.

The president's comments came a day after he increased pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The meeting attendees will be Devin Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, and Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House oversight committee, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the daily news briefing. "It would be very illegal aside from everything else", Trump said Tuesday in the Oval Office alongside his South Korean counterpart. Justice Department officials have been reluctant to turn over the materials, though on Monday, after meeting with Trump at the White House, they reached an agreement to have another gathering where lawmakers could review information.

On Tuesday, they unveiled a 12-page House resolution calling for another prosecutor to look into why the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's emails concluded, and how the investigation into President Trump began.

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But the president retains ownership of those businesses, through a trust, and can take money out of them at any time. It says vaguely that Cohen incurred expenses in 2016 and later sought reimbursement for those expenses, "and Mr.

On Sunday, Trump demanded via tweet the Justice Department "look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for political Purposes". "He doesn't want to hear these questions, if you don't mind". She said no Democrats were invited because they had not requested the information, despite calls from lawmakers for the briefing to be bipartisan. He dismissed Sanders's argument that Democrats had not asked for the briefing, saying Democrats had a "standing request" with the department that "any briefing the Department of Justice or FBI gives on the Russian Federation investigation be given to us as well". That group regularly receives classified briefings.

The department said then that the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure DOJ officials.

His tweets prompted the Justice Department to ask its inspector general to expand an ongoing probe into the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page to include a review of whether the FBI was politically motivated in its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

At least 18 Republican lawmakers signed onto a resolution calling on U.S. Attorney-General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accusing them of misconduct as Mr. Trump campaigned two years ago against Ms. Clinton.