That recommendation came during the transition in Winter 2017, per Swan, and Halper also visited the White House for a meeting about China last summer.
The weekend fusillade ended Sunday with Trump tweeting he would order the Justice Department to investigate his unsubstantiated claim, a move experts described as unprecedented.
A day earlier, Trump demanded the Justice Department investigate the FBI for allegedly planting an informant in his campaign, and his lawyer pressed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to speed up the probe to avoid it affecting November's mid-term elections. "He has a right as president to say to the Justice Department you have to comply with a congressional subpoena or request".
"This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation", Trump tweeted, citing Bongino. "He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community".
In recent weeks, Trump has stepped up his attacks on the Russian Federation investigation, aiming to erode trust in Mueller's integrity in the event the probe takes aim at the president himself.
'He'll wrap it up when he thinks he's turned over every rock, and when that is will depend on how cooperative witnesses, persons of interest and maybe even some targets are, if any of those emerge, and on what new evidence he finds, not on some arbitrary, first-of-the-month deadline one of the president's attorneys cooks up, ' the Hill reported. Rod Rosenstein certainly already knows what is publicly reported, that someone in England had a couple of conversations with a couple of people who were affiliated with the Trump campaign, and that source in England told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about those conversations. Trump's only rational goal is casting doubt on the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which appears to be closing in.
Conte urges Chelsea to change personnel
"I could have done that today, Tommy", he said , risking José putting in a €95 million bid for him in the summer. It is not just Antonio, I think it's everyone. " I have a contract and I'm committed for this club ".
Trump posted on Twitter on Sunday: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"
According to reports, the informant talked to three Trump campaign associates in the summer of 2016.
LGBTQ community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark
Cruz was speaking privately with the Pope last week about his abuse at the hands of a high-up priest in Chile. The 14 cardinals will be created at a consistory on June 29, Francis said in a speech in Vatican City's St.
The Justice Department answered Trump's tweeted demand by announcing that an existing investigation by its inspector general will now "include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation" by the FBI.
The White House is gambling that by both pressuring and denigrating the investigation, Republicans can gain voter support ahead of the November elections.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley last week sent Rosenstein a letter demanding an unredacted memo from last August outlining the scope and reasons for Mueller's investigation.
Baltimore County officer shot, reports say
Parents were told not to respond to the schools, but instead to call the school administrators for more information. There are multiple suspects and at least one is believed to be armed, according to Baltimore County authorities.