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by Daveda Gruber:

President Trump is still blasting on Twitter. On Monday he continued what he started on Sunday. The Obama administration is taking the heat. A probe into whether his predecessor’s FBI “infiltrated” his 2016 campaign. He asked what former President Barack Obama knew about the operation. Former CIA boss John Brennan is getting blasted too.

Trump had tweeted on Sunday that an FBI “informant” had multiple contacts with members of Trump’s campaign and he’d formally seek a DOJ probe of whether agents surveilled the campaign for political purposes, and whether any such demands came from the Obama administration.

The DOJ quickly asked the department’s inspector general to handle that review. The spotlight has turned to Obama.

Trump called on Obama to explain “his administration’s surveillance of affiliates of a presidential campaign.” The column from James Freeman posited that Obama was likely “fairly well-informed” about his law enforcement agencies, but said if he was unaware of the Russia probe’s full history, “then it would seem a public explanation is also in order—about his management, and about just how far the ‘deep state’ went without specific presidential approval.”

The tweets went wild and say it all:

Brennan, as we all know, has been a strong vocal critic of Trump ever since he took office.

Exact origins of the Russia probe remain unclear. Officials have previously pointed to comments Trump adviser George Papadopoulos allegedly made about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton as touching off the investigation in July 2016.

Reporting over the weekend in ‘The New York Times’ and ‘Washington Post’ said an informant was also talking to Papadopoulos and other Trump figures in 2016.

These details have questions raised about what incited those contacts.

A nail-biting dispute between the Justice Department and House Republicans who have been seeking details about the informant’s role.

Trump tweeted on Saturday:

Suggesting political motivations were at play, Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill could undermine Robert Mueller’s probe just before Trump and his legal team are considering the possibility of a Trump interview with the special counsel.

I still disagree with this.

Obama has said very little about the probe’s beginnings. It is not clear if he plans to enter this highly charged debate.

One of the references to Obama’s participation were part of the texts released earlier this year from anti-Trump FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.

In the texts, the two lovers discussed preparing talking points for then-FBI boss James Comey to give to Obama.  The texts revealed that Obama wanted to “know everything we’re doing.”

The talkative Comey has now gotten very quiet.

The corruption is overwhelming. Like I’ve said before, I don’t know who to trust anymore. I do have faith in Trump to get this mess cleaned up.

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