GOP Reps. Lee Zeldin, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and other members of Congress announced a resolution detailing misconduct at the highest levels of the Justice Department and the FBI regarding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, the end of the Hillary Clinton email probe, and the beginning of the Trump-Russia investigation.
The 12-page resolution will also call for the appointment of another special counsel.
Among other claims, the resolution says:
the “DOJ, FBI, or both appear to have planted at least one person into Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.” The FBI was led at the time by James Comey.
“I don’t think the Justice Department is going to be able to investigate themselves,” DeSantis, R-Fla., said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “I think they’ve resisted our inquiries here in Congress for long enough and so it’s time that we did have a special counsel.”
Revelations that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have opened the door to a cascade of new details about those communications, emboldening Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began.
“If they had spies in my campaign … for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, calling it a “disgrace.”
“I hope there weren’t,” Trump added. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”
The latest detail emerged overnight when former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo revealed to Fox News there might be at least two informants — saying he, too, was approached.
“Let me tell you something that I know for a fact,” Caputo said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “This informant, this person that they tried to plant into the campaign … he’s not the only person who came to the campaign. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign.”
Caputo added: “I know because they came at me. And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning.”
He claimed that when the truth comes out, “Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
It has been confirmed that the original reported informant was in communication with at least three campaign officials.
The informant spoke with Trump campaign adviser Sam Clovis, in addition to Carter Page and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.
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May 22nd, 2018