A bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal reveals the FBI may have had an internal source interacting with the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election; raising serious new questions over former director James Comey’s testimony before Congress.
“The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it agreed to brief House Intelligence Committee members about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign,” writes the Journal’s Kimberley Strassel.
“We might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign,” she adds. “This would amount to spying, and it is hugely disconcerting.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to comply Thursday with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ request for more information regarding the FBI’s source; accusing the GOP lawmaker of “extortion” and saying “declining” the demand was his “duty.”
Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.