With President Trump entering the "counter-punch" phase of the Russia investigation, allies are urging him to consider two avenues – each with his own potential payoffs and pitfalls – to investigate the origins of the trial and hold top justice Department officials accountable for alleged wrongdoing.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced the completion of his investigation last week, to be more than 300-page report to the Justice Department for review. Attorney General Bill Barr released a four-page summary of Mueller's report Sunday, no special case report from Kremlin-linked individuals.
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This week, Trump allies are seizing on the results of the nearly two-year-long investigation and presenting options for the president to pivot to uncover alleged
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, RS.C., announced a sweeping investigation into "the other side," focusing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Russia investigation at the FBI.
"I'd like to find somebody, like a Mr. Mueller, that can look into what happened to the FISA warrants, the counterintelligence investigation," Graham said Monday. Mueller report, but by any reasonable standard, Mueller thoroughly investigated the trump campaign. You may not say that about the other side of the story. "
Graham added that" due to the emotional nature of this, "he hoped the attorney general would" appoint somebody outside the current system Mueller did, "Noting he's been calling for the appointment of a second Special Counsel since 201
Sources told Fox this week that during a luncheon with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, the president was enthusiastic about the Graham's "deep-dive" investigation.
Former senior Justice Department official James Trusty, though, told Fox News that while these activities "deserve a hard second look," they " should not be able to generate criminal referrals. "
" If we do not want to have a politicized FBI and justice department, then somebody, whether it's the general or congressional inspector, or somebody else, should look hard at some of these things that are troubling, "Trusty, now with Ifrah Law, told Fox News.
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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Who, while chairman of the House Intelligence Committee during the last Congress, probed alleged FISA abuse, said this week that he criticized the Justice Department and FBI officials in the origins of the Russia
Nunes, who recently trump said he would be a "great American hero" for his work on the Intelligence Committee, said he would go to "people who lied to Congress , perjury, criminal conspiracy, "and hoped to" make as much public as possible. "
" The FBI and DOJ should not be able to use counter-intelligence capabilities that are used to target terrorists and other bad guys around the globe Against Political Parties, "The Story." "Republicans and Democrats should agree on political opposition research for one candidate tical parties. "
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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is currently investigating any alleged misconduct related to FISA warrants delivered from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., so is pushing for transparency on the matter. This week, Paul offered an amendment which, if any, former President Barack Obama played in the origin of the Trump-Russia investigation.
"What we need to discover, and what we do not know what President Obama involved? What this done for partisan purposes? Hillary Clinton? "Paul asked on the Senate floor this week.