Trump Praises NYT For Taking Note of The Spying on His Campaign

Foreign policy advisor to US President Donald Trump's election campaign George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos leave the US District Courts after his sentencing in Washington DC

Foreign policy advisor to US President Donald Trump's election campaign George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos leave the US District Courts after his sentencing in Washington DC

Papadopoulos' comments made to CNN's Michael Smerconish on Saturday come following reporting from the New York Times - published on Friday and citing people familiar with the operation - that said the woman he met in London two months before the 2016 presidential election was a federal investigator sent by the FBI to determine whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was working with Russian Federation.

Barr said he wants to know whether the only intelligence collection that occurred in 2016 was the use of a single confidential informant and the warrant to spy on Page.

Responding to the report, Papadopoulos suggested that the Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, was also an intelligence asset sent to target the Trump campaign. "We need a full accounting of what Obama and Biden knew and when they knew it", McDaniel tweeted on Friday, also pointing the finger at former FBI Director James Comey.

Goldman's remarks prompted former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos - who was targeted by Turk during a 2016 meeting in London - to tweet Friday afternoon that he's long believed Turk wasn't a fed.

Trump said he was pleased to see the story on the front page of the Times.

In a contentious hearing this week on Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, Democrats accused Barr of sounding like President Donald Trump's personal lawyer.

The phrase "Details effort to spy on Trump Campaign" appear nowhere in the Times story. Asked by CNN if Turk was an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman refused to answer, leaving open the possibility that Turk may have worked for another domestic or foreign intelligence agency.

Steele's research was funded by Clinton's campaign through a Washington law firm, a fact congressional Republicans have seized on as they criticized the Russian Federation investigation.

Thursday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin explained why a new report of spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 shows why Attorney General William Barr has come under the Democrats' fire. Top FBI and Justice Department officials, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, signed off on the FISA application.

But the Bureau's actions are now under investigation by Michael E. Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, and his findings are expected to be released this month or next.

His review also will examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe USA intelligence agencies and the FBI, Barr told the Senate panel on Wednesday.