President Trump: 'SPYGATE' Could Be One of the Biggest Scandals in History

The president intensified his attacks this week, calling it "spygate" and tweeting Thursday that it was "Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in US history".

"I don't have a great answer for them", Comey said of social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, which were major venues for what US intelligence agencies have said was a Russian-sponsored effort to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 USA election.

Democrats who sat in on a briefing by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice said they heard no evidence to back up President Donald Trump's claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says a meeting to allow House Republicans to review highly classified information on the Russian Federation probe will happen Thursday. "In the wrong hands, it could be completely abused and enable chief executives to do anything without any legal risk", West said.

It remains unclear what, if any, spying was done. The White House provided no evidence to support Trump's claim that President Barack Obama's administration was trying to spy on his 2016 campaign for political reasons.

He went on to debut the term "Spygate" on Wednesday, despite its previous associations with a 2007 National Football League scandal over videotaping coaches.

Initially, the justice and intelligence officials agreed to White House requests for a briefing only for two Republican House members. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, South Carolina Sen. Comey said he did not disclose the investigation involving Trump because it was at an early, sensitive stage.

The meeting scheduled for Thursday was encouraged by Trump and brokered by the White House.

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However, the noises were only reportedly heard by US citizens, and not Cuban staff. The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Cuba has denied any involvement in the attacks.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, held two unusual classified briefings for senior lawmakers of both parties in the wake of the Republican president's claim.

Democrats and their media allies are again shouting "constitutional crisis", this time claiming President Trump has waded too far into the Russian Federation investigation.

Rudy Giuliani said no final decision will be made on President Trump sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller until "the details of this "Spygate" situation" are figured out.

President Trump is saying things have turned around on the criminal deep state.

There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.

Getting back to the South Lawn Q&A, another reporter said former FBI Director James Comey has taken issue with Trump's morning Twitter output. But NPR and other news outlets have identified him as Stefan Halper, a retired professor who served in several Republican presidential administrations.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from any investigations of the Trump campaign, due to potential conflicts of interest.

The IG is expanding the existing investigation into the Russian Federation collusion probe by examining whether there was improper, politically motivated surveillance of a Republican candidate by the Obama-led Justice Department.

  • Megan Austin