FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

Friend of Comey Trump should be scared

A dubious document produced by Russian spies allegedly pushed James Comey, when he was head of the FBI, to make aspects of an investigation into Hillary Clinton public previous year, a move that Democrats argue helped Donald Trump to win the White House.

"I am seeking to better understand Comey's communications with the White House and Attorney General in such a way that does not implicate the Special Counsel's work", Chaffetz said in his responding letter, Reuters reported.

The unidentified officials told CNN that Comey feared that if the false information became public it would undermine the investigation as well as the Justice Department itself; Comey evidently believed it would be too hard to disprove such an accusation in the midst of a campaign without giving up intelligence sources and methods.

The Washington Post reported this week that Comey's controversial decision to detail the FBI's findings in the Clinton email case last July was influenced by a dubious Russian document now considered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be bad intelligence.

As CNN wrote, that this information influenced Comey's decision-making demonstrates how Russians were able to impact high-ranking USA officials.

Assistant FBI Director Gregory Brower told Chaffetz the agency will update him as soon as possible.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. The document was purportedly produced by Russian... It is unclear why Comey was not more forthcoming in a classified setting.

"The committee is seeking a broad set of material, some of which may be related to the special counsel's investigation, but some of it certainly is not". "In at least one classified session, Comey cited that intelligence as the primary reason he took the unusual step of publicly announcing the end of the Clinton email probe".

The Washington Post reports that the FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials. Officials aware of Comey's actions told CNN that he knew that the document was bogus, but still factored it into his handling of the case.

Renteria encouraged people not to dismiss this as just "another Russia story", but rather to realize this is an example of the Russians using an American citizen's identity in an attempt to harm the United States.

"Put together with all the other evidence, it seems quite clear that it was motivated by the desire to slow down or end the Russian Federation investigation, and if that's true, I think that amounts to obstruction of justice, but that's where the evidence is pointing in my view", Painter said.

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