Published: Fri, May 18, 2018

Obama FBI 'Probably' Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign

Obama FBI 'Probably' Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign

"What happened here is that they did not have a criminal predicate to open an investigation on Trump", McCarthy said.

Giuliani told The Washington Post and other news organisations on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) that the special counsel's team informed the president's attorneys recently that prosecutors do not believe they can charge a sitting president with a crime under Justice Department guidelines, signalling they would leave it to Congress to address any possible findings of wrongdoing by Trump.

"Just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reform in American history", President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The Times report provided a detailed account of the initial stages of the FBI's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign or anyone affiliated with it was privy to Russia's attempts.

The president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Mueller has "all the facts" after a year and should "bring this thing to a close".

Just when US President Donald Trump was facing increasing pressure over allegations of his campaign having a collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign and that he repaid his attorney for paying hush money to a porn actress to keep mum about her alleged sexual encounter with the president more than a decade ago, he came up with a new allegation against the administration of his immediate predecessor Barack Obama.

It comes the same day Mr Mueller's office was forced to give a federal court a classified memo describing the extent of his investigation.

"If it is true that they put a spy - or two - inside the Trump campaign, it is not different from Watergate, except it is Democrats doing it to Republicans, rather than Republicans doing it to Democrats", Giuliani said.

He added: "We're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of the entire investigation". Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and his deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, have pleaded guilty and are now cooperating with the probe. "Maybe the special counsel never should have been appointed".

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