Monday, May 14, 2018

Election security

BRINK OF COLLAPSE: Obama's FBI Spied On Trump More Than Previously Thought, New Report Suggests

On Thursday, an analysis from The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel on the latest developments in the Justice Department’s decision to allow House Intelligence Committee members to view classified information about “a top-secret intelligence source” in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign revealed that the FBI may have spied on the campaign more than previously thought.

Strassel began by highlighting remarks House Speaker Paul Ryan made in a press conference on Thursday about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ demand to see more information about the FBI’s top-secret source.

“I think this request is wholly appropriate and is completely within the scope of the investigation that has been ongoing for a while with respect to [the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act],” Ryan said. "I actually think this is something that should have been answered a while ago."

Strassel noted that this suggests that the DOJ “knew full well it should have turned this material over to congressional investigators last year, but instead deliberately concealed it."

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