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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:34 PM

White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

Source: NYT

WASHINGTON ó The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to two American officials with knowledge of the decision.

Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing that a broader dissemination of operational reports and other sensitive material could lead to more leaks of detailed information about the role of the confidential F.B.I. informant.

Some American officials believe, in fact, the reason the White House made the decision was to provide political ammunition to President Trumpís Republican allies who have argued ó without any evidence ó that the F.B.I. investigation was opened in July 2016 as an effort to keep Mr. Trump from becoming president.

The F.B.I. files about the informant will now be available to all members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, instead of to just a group of congressional leaders known as the Gang of Eight. It is unclear whether Mr. Trump or a lower-level White House official authorized the move.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/us/politics/white-house-fbi-informant.html

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Reply White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant (Original post)
highplainsdem Jul 12 OP
benld74 Jul 12 #1
highplainsdem Jul 12 #2
paleotn Jul 12 #3
bluestarone Jul 12 #4
OilemFirchen Jul 12 #5
Still In Wisconsin Jul 12 #8
Corgigal Jul 12 #6
MontanaMama Jul 12 #7
ancianita Jul 13 #9
Bayard Jul 13 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:47 PM

1. This is bad

Everything is being thrown into the fire.
Democracy
FBI
Rule of Law
For what
To protect this turd of a man
This waste of oxygen
This waste of space

GOP doesnít care
What else does Putin have?
What other emails are being threatened to be released?

Prayers
We need them now more than ever

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:55 PM

2. Matthew Miller: This should be a red line, but Trump has been emboldened...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. Can you say ....

ssssllllllllooooooooooooooowwwwwww wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllkkkkkkk. They can they order whatever they want, but it doesn't actually mean it's going to happen in ....well.....a reasonable amount of time.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:13 PM

4. This is SCARY shit

Russia owns us!!!!!!!!!! Somebody's gotta do something!!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

5. Should've just asked me. Here's a copy:

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:13 PM

8. Excellent Rickroll...

I engoy me a good Rickroll, too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:48 PM

6. Going to get Americans killed

but they don't play for our team, anyway.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:17 PM

7. Well these same folks were ordered

to reunite the stolen children with their parents and thatís not happening AND nobody is forcing their hand. Who will force the hand of the IC to give this information up? Iím serious...the WH et al canít find their collective asses with both hands. Tell them yeah yeah yeah...weíll get to that...and then donít. This is fucking infuriating.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:27 AM

9. Fuck the "White House."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 11:45 AM

10. No

Didn't Scooter Libby go to jail for outing a confidential informant?

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