11:38, June 07 39 0 abajournal.com

2018-06-07 11:38:06
DOJ to provide lawmakers with more information regarding FBI informant in Trump campaign

The Department of Justice has agreed to brief lawmakers with additional information regarding the FBI’s use of a confidential informant to investigate if Trump campaign advisers had ties to Russia.

The Washington Post, CNN and the Hill all have coverage.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. and the House Intelligence Committee chairman, had issued a subpoena to the DOJ demanding documents regarding the FBI source, Stefan Halper. CNN reports that Nunes threatened to hold Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress multiple times if he did not provide the information requested.

In May, Rosenstein briefed senior Republican and Democrat party members about the case. Now the department will let the members “review certain supporting documents that were made available during the prior briefing,” a senior Justice Department official told the Post. The members will also receive some additional information, according to the article.

Democrats have expressed concern that another FBI briefing could give the president’s lawyers access to sensitive investigation details, the article states.

President Donald Trump has maintained without offering any proof that the FBI was “spying” on his campaign, while House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, both disputed the allegation, the Post reported in an earlier article