by Daveda Gruber:
New details that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election are flowing like water.
This is encouraging Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began.
For me, it’s about time!
Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo exposed the fact that there could be at least two informants. He said he was approached, as well.
Caputo said, “Let me tell you something that I know for a fact. 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 continued, “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 maintained that when the truth comes out, “Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” as he referred to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“Fox News” has confirmed that the original reported informant was in communication with at least three campaign officials.
The informant spoke with Trump campaign adviser Sam Clovis, Carter Page and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.
Clovis met with the informant. He knew him to be a professor. He had a conversation connected to China. Russia did not come up.
Clovis received an email from the individual that was a follow up before the election with research material on China, and an additional email on the day after the election congratulating the campaign.
This has renewed Republican calls for a second special counsel.
GOP Reps. Lee Zeldin, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and other members of Congress are expected to announce a decision detailing misconduct at the highest levels of the Justice Department on Tuesday.
This includes the FBI regarding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse. Also 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.
The resolution says the “DOJ, FBI, or both appear to have planted at least one person into Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.” The FBI had James Comey at the helm at the time.
On Tuesday DeSantis, R-Fla., said, “I don’t think the Justice Department is going to be able to investigate themselves. 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.”
President Trump demanded an investigation on Sunday.
DeSantis said there is still a need for a special counsel. An inspector general does not have subpoena power and cannot prosecute.
DeSantis said, “The inspector general can [investigate] … I don’t think it’s mutually exclusive, but we in Congress need the information and you also need the special counsel.”
The president met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday. They were to discuss the expansion of the inspector general’s investigation to include “irregularities” with the FBI or DOJ’s “tactics concerning the Trump campaign.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that during the meeting, the three agreed that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would “immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”
DeSantis highly praised the president for holding the meeting. He said, “I think John Kelly will be able to get these guys in line.”
The meeting could take place as early as Tuesday afternoon. The details are still not clear.
I believe the sh*t is about to hit the fan. Move out of the way and wait for updates.