A Senate Intelligence Committee member says Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman and the former Democratic Party head need to explain what they knew about a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation.
The president said that Republicans were angry and united over the "lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?), the Uranium to Russian Federation deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more".
The president's latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller surfaced on Twitter as his administration braced for the possibility that the first batch of charges in the case could be publicly announced as soon as Monday. Sitting next to Podesta was his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for Perkins Coie, CNN reported.
In closed-door meetings with congressional Russian Federation investigators in recent weeks, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz denied knowing who funded Fusion's opposition research, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN last week.
"There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton", Trump alleged, "and now the facts are pouring out". On the one hand, it has emerged that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were behind the infamous Trump-Russia dossier that fueled the narrative that the Trump campaign colludied with Russia. Trump initially cited the email case as the reason for firing Comey, before saying that the Russian Federation inquiry was also a factor.
Multiple congressional committees have undertaken their own investigations into Russian meddling in the elections, following up on the conclusion of USA intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to sway the contest in favor of Trump - an idea that he has frequently dismissed as a hoax.
On Sunday talk shows, Republicans rallied around Trump and questioned how CNN could have received information about secret grand jury proceedings.
Said J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman and a Trump campaign national security adviser, "Considering what we've learned in recent days about the sources of Fusion GPS funding, I imagine that Hillary's campaign and the DNC will be investigated by the special counsel".
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, came to Mueller's defense and said that he doesn't agree with Republicans who are calling for Mueller to resign or stop his investigation. According to that reporting, Fusion GPS then hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US intelligence community, who compiled a dossier on Trump.
Levy also alleges that when Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch and executive Thomas Catan appeared before the Committee last week, the fact that they had pleaded the Fifth Amendment to every question was leaked to outlets including Fox News-and the information could only have come from committee members or staff.
Revelations about the funding of the research into Trump's business, which the House committee was hoping to reveal via subpoena, answered one of the biggest mysteries of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Congressional sources say Fusion GPS is an opposition-research group for Democrats though it claims to be a "research and strategic intelligence firm".
The president was also reviving unproved allegations that Clinton was part of a quid pro quo in which the Clinton Foundation received donations in exchange for her support as secretary of state for a business deal that gave Russian Federation control over a large share of uranium production in the United States.
Nevertheless, alleged collusion between Trump and the Russians became the focus of the research after it was then taken over by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) later last spring, and handed over to former British spy Christopher Steele to drive forward.