Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics

US to examine Trump's allegation his campaign was under surveillance

Both the New York Times and Washington Post say law enforcement sources confirm the existence of a deep-cover source, used by the FBI for years in multiple investigations, who provided information on campaign-Russia contacts.

A New York Times report described the professor as "an informant", saying the federal agency was looking into evidence that Carter Page and George Papadopoulos had suspicious contacts with Russian Federation. They described him as "an American academic who teaches in Britain" and reported he "is well known in Washington circles, having served in previous Republican administrations and as a source of information for the C.I.A.in past years".

The Washington Post called him "a longtime U.S. intelligence source", and said he met with a third campaign adviser - Sam Clovis - as well as Page and Papadopoulos. Clovis' attorney told the Post Russia never came up in their conversation.

"You can't do this to political campaigns", Nunes said. Text "NEWS" to 22840 and always receive verified news updates.

Trump did not elaborate on the promised "demand", which he included in one of a series of tweets he sent throughout the day Sunday. Halper, now 73, had also worked with Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Alexander Haig as part of the Nixon administration.

During the 1980 election he was in charge of a group of Central Intelligence Agency operatives who were tasked by the Reagan campaign with spying on the Carter administration.

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They also said he wore a trench coat to school on the day of shooting, when temperatures topped 32 degrees Celsius. A 17-year-old student , Dimitrios Pagourtzis (puh-GOR'-cheez), has been arrested in the attack on murder charges.

Ross's sources would not confirm or deny that Halper was the source, but confirmed his name "has popped up in some capacity in the Russian Federation matter". And Halper was in that middle of that, too.

"This would be the culmination of the investigation into the president", Giuliani said.

CNN reported that USA officials said, "The confidential intelligence source was not planted inside the campaign to provide information to investigators". Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

Still, the informant has raised alarm bells for some Republicans, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes says he won't meet with DOJ officials until they hand over documents DOJ asks watchdog to probe Trump campaign surveillance claims Scalise: FBI needs to stop "running around on witch hunts" MORE (R-Calif.), who earlier this month subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents related to the source. They were reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director, and then Vice-Presidential candidate, George H.W. Bush. So he should be glad to know that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have been trying to thwart a hostile country's efforts to infiltrate his campaign. Quite the contrary: his decades of work for the Central Intelligence Agency - including his role in an obviously unethical if not criminal spying operation during the 1980 presidential campaign - is quite publicly known.

Glenn Simpson, who heads a consulting firm in Washington and hired former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump's dealings with Russian Federation prior to the campaign, testified last August to the Senate Judiciary Committee that some of what he collected was "human source intelligence". For that reason, it's easy to understand why many people in Washington were so desperate to hide his identity, but that desperation had nothing to do with the lofty and noble concerns for national security they claimed were motivating them.

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