"I think it's a great thing that he did it", Trump told reporters from the White House lawn Tuesday.
James Clapper, in an interview with John Berman on CNN, was asked about the attorney general appointment of U.S. Attorney John Durham for the job to investigate how the "FBI Russia Investigation started".
The review will also 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 has said.
"The lead agent in charge of investigating this said he thought Trump would be destabilizing, had an insurance policy (in case Trump was elected) and then promised his lover that we will stop it", he said.
Durham was confirmed as a us attorney in February 2018 and had previously earned a reputation as a dogged career prosecutor tapped by previous attorneys general for other high-profile roles.
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The swift deterioration in negotiations between the world's two largest economies has jolted global financial markets. Lighthizer said he would be filing the paperwork as soon as possible and that tariffs would go up at midnight Friday.
The Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is about to concluded his investigation of the FBI's use of FISA applications and confidential sources to probe the Trump campaign.
"You know what? I am so proud of our attorney general that he is looking into it". I am not suggesting those rules were violated, but I think it is important to look at that.
Some Republicans have alleged that the FBI-Mueller probe was sparked by a dossier penned by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele at the behest of private investigators working for the Democratic Party.
The attorney-general has been accused of pandering to repeated claims by Mr Trump that his predecessor had a spy illegally placed into his campaign and that the Mueller investigation was politically motivated. In 2009, President Barak Obama's Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expanded the scope of Durham's inquiry into investigating whether the CIA's abuse of detainees violated any laws.
The Justice Department's inspector general is expected in the coming weeks to complete a probe into whether any abuses were committed when the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.