On Sunday, Trump posted on Twitter: "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!" "So hopefully they will all be able to get together", he said.
"But you can't be the one to fire him because we've got some weak-kneed Republicans out there who will come after you for firing the guy who needed firing", he recalled while holding a photo of himself whispering in Trump's ear last summer.
Caputo said the Mueller team "never reached out" to his friend to check on the information, or to the contractor.
During a meeting Monday with Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray also reiterated an announcement late Sunday that the Justice Department's inspector general will expand an existing investigation into the Russian Federation probe by examining whether there was any improper politically motivated surveillance.
On Monday, the Justice Department agreed to investigate "any irregularities" in Federal Bureau of Investigation tactics related to Trump's campaign.
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Patrick tells ABC's "The Week" he supports background checks for gun purchasers but stresses "gun regulation starts at home". Even taking the basic fact-checking failure aside, blaming a victim of mass murder for "provoking" her killer is disgusting.
Trump understands that there is supposed to be a distinction between justice and politics, that the DOJ's tradition of independence helps preserve that distinction, and that presidents are not supposed to treat the department as a tool for punishing their enemies and protecting their friends, even though the Constitution gives them the power to do so.
The matter's sensitivity is such that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) had turned down previous offers for a briefing about the source, Warner's spokeswoman confirmed, over concerns that the classified information might leak from Capitol Hill.
The department said then that the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure DOJ officials. They are now contemplating contempt and impeachment proceedings for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's probe, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Zeldin said the resolution, which would be introduced later on Tuesday, is necessary because the Justice Department "cannot be expected to investigate itself".
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) went one step further at a Tuesday news conference, calling on the president to orchestrate Mueller's termination.
The sources said that Mueller's team, which declined to comment to CNN, has not indicated whether the office would accept written answers.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called Trump's claim of an embedded spy "nonsense". "The questions that are out there will hopefully be satisfied, and we can move on to that basic underlying question of what do we need to do to protect the sanctity of our ballots".