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MAY 13, 2018
The FBI and DOJ will look bad when the truth comes out. Classified records being sought by House Republicans relating to a secret intelligence source are considered to be as significant to their Russia investigation as the controversial anti-Trump dossier. The focus on the FBI intelligence sources role has also led to renewed interest by congressional investigators in August 2017 Senate testimony from Glenn Simpson, whose firm, Fusion GPS, commissioned the dossier. At the time, Simpson testified that former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele had told him the FBI had intelligence from an internal Trump campaign source.
It is not clear, however, whether Simpson was
referring to the same source now at the center of a high-stakes power struggle
between House Republicans and the Justice Department, the FBI and intelligence
officials or whether that source was in any way in contact with the Trump
campaign. But the Justice Department took a step toward trying to
reach a resolution when top officials met Thursday with House Intelligence
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey
Gowdy. The Republican chairmen met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
and his deputy Ed O'Callahan, as well as representatives from the FBI and
the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to discuss their request
for records. The meeting was brokered after Nunes issued a subpoena on
April 30 for records relating to the intelligence source.