Following this week’s behind-closed-doors bi-partisan review of classified docs that allegedly outline systematic abuses of power by Obama era Deep State operatives that include, but is not limited to, the construction of a false Trump-Russia collusion story before, during, and after the 2016 Election, the Trump White House is said to be pushing to terminate the entirety of the Mueller investigation and from there begin the process of prosecuting those responsible.
Via THE HILL:
Rudy Giuliani said Friday that the White House wants to know about details shared during a classified briefing for lawmakers this week on the origin of the FBI’s Russia probe, and may use the info to justify trying to shut down the special counsel investigation.
Giuliani, a member of President Trump’s personal legal team, told The Associated Press that the White House wants a readout of the information presented to lawmakers, particularly on the FBI’s use of Stefan Halper, an informant who reportedly contacted several advisers to Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
“If the spying was inappropriate, that means we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation,” Giuliani told the AP.
“Coupled with Comey’s illegally leaked memos, this means the whole thing was a mistake and should never have happened,” Giuliani continued. “We’d urge the Justice Department to re-evaluate, to acknowledge they made a mistake. It’s a waste of $20 million of the taxpayers’ money. The whole thing is already a waste of money.”
Currently, Mr. Trump’s strongest allies in Congress remain newer members while those in the highest leadership positions such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and (outgoing) House Speaker Paul Ryan are pushing back against members seeking to aggressively go after those responsible for the anti-Trump Deep State operation. Some have suggested this is because those Congressional leaders are compromised – that the various U.S. intelligence agencies have information on all high-ranking members of Congress that go back decades.
In order for President Trump to really hold those responsible for the Russian collusion hoax accountable, he would have to bypass Congress. That would be far more possible if he had a more aggressive/determined Attorney General but to date, Jeff Sessions has done little to help the cause. Given Mr. Sessions long tenure in Congress, it seems quite possible the Deep State has information to hold over him as well.
Donald Trump continues to fight, even thrive, within the poison well that is Washington D.C. but he has largely had to go it alone.
Hopefully, that will soon change.