Clapper: 'It's A Good Thing' FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign

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Going on to comment specifically on the allegations of an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant, Giuliani said he was "shocked to hear that they put a spy in the campaign of a major-party candidate, maybe two spies".

In his tweet, Trump quotes Fox Business anchor David Asman: "Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign". Andrew McCarthy says, "There's probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign".

On Thursday, The Washington Post tied the spying allegation to the push by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and other Trump allies in Congress, plus Stephen Bannon, to uncover the identity of a longtime FBI and CIA informant who contributed information in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and other ongoing investigations.

Speaking Thursday on Fox and Friends, the former NY mayor said Mr Trump would only sit down with Mr Mueller if "we feel there's a way to shorten this thing".

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His Washington, D.C., hotel near the Oval Office, which has become a magnet for diplomats and lobbyists, took in $40 million. A year ago it took the agency about two days to make Trump's disclosure form public after it was submitted.

Mr Trump made the comment on the anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to head the Justice Department investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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.

During a Thursday (Friday NZT) interview on Fox & Friends, Giuliani, a former NY mayor, called for an end to the Mueller probe.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle" that it was high time for Mueller to bring the probe "to a close" because it's "not good for the American people" to prolong it further. "We've tortured this president enough", he added, describing the investigation as being "like a big weight" on the president's back. "Maybe a special counsel, special prosecutor, never should have been appointed". Manafort has pled not guilty.

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