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by Daveda Gruber:

President Trump has been busy but he still has time for Twitter.

A tweet storm started with Trump and James Comey, the former FBI director.

Trump suggested that a forthcoming inspector general report will cause new problems for Comey.

As he departed the White House for an immigration meeting in New York, Trump brought up “SPYGATE” and the revelations that a government informant had multiple discussions with members of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Comey criticized Trump’s attacks on the bureau. The president suggested Comey might want to worry more about the looming IG report on the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

Trump said on the White House lawn, “I think James Comey’s got a lot of problems. If you look at what he did, the lies, the tremendous lies, I think Comey’s got a lot of problems. At some point, they have an IG report. Then let’s see what Comey has to say. I assume he’s covered in the IG report. If you look at the lies, all the fiction, I think he’s got a lot of problems.”

A draft of the report has been circulated internally. When it is released, its sure to bring attention to the bureau’s actions in 2016.

Trump and Comey seem not to agree over the revelations of an informant potentially spying on his 2016 campaign.

In a Wednesday morning tweet storm, they had this to say:

The FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program is considered warranted when it is “prudent and necessary to provide protection to the identity” of the source, “the information itself,” and the source’s “relationship with the FBI.”

A confidential human source is defined as “any individual who is believed to be providing useful and credible information to the FBI for any authorized information collection activity, and from whom the FBI expects or intends to obtain additional, useful, and credible information,” and whose identity should remain confidential.

On Wednesday the president also told reporters that he did “a great service to this country by firing James Comey.”

On Tuesday James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, defended the intelligence community’s use of the program, declared that the FBI informant had to do with “the Russians, not spying on the campaign.”

Clapper, appearing on ABC’s “The View,” addressed the controversy after being asked whether the FBI spied on the Trump campaign. He said, “No, they were not. They were spying, a term I don’t particularly like, on what the Russians were doing, trying to understand, were the Russians infiltrating?”

Clapper played down the informant issue. He said that Trump “should be” happy about the informant’s role.

On Wednesday, Trump jumped back at Clapper.

Trump tweeted:

I guess Clapper would have tweeted something back but he only has one tweet on his Twitter account from November 11, of 2003.

Following demands from Trump, the Justice Department instructed its inspector general to investigate any alleged “impropriety or political motivation” in the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election.

In discussing the expansion of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation to include “irregularities” with the FBI or DOJ’s “tactics concerning the Trump campaign,” the president met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in the Oval Office.

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.”

That meeting will be with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. The meeting will probably be on Thursday.

On Wednesday Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House counterpart Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sent a letter to Rosenstein and Wray urging them to “reconsider” or at least conduct the meeting in a “bipartisan” fashion.

Schumer tweeted:

I’m waiting for heads to roll. Something has got to give…soon!

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