Trump accuses Mueller's team of meddling in midterm elections

The Latest Gowdy disputes claim of spy on Trump campaign

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the ongoing special counsel's Russian Federation investigation would amount to "MEDDLING" in this year's midterm elections, his latest effort to cast the probe as motivated by partisan aims.

On Fox News on Tuesday and then on CBS on Wednesday, Gowdy sought to put Trump's views into the context of the president's perspective: Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey, according to Comey's memos, that he hadn't done anything wrong but that if any of his staff members had, he wanted the FBI to find out.

Asked why Trump persists with his "Spygate" claim, Gowdy - who's not running for re-election for his SC seat and has made a point of keeping his distance from the White House on the Russian Federation probe - said, "I've never met or talked to the president". Just last week, Trump tweeted a quote from Napolitano apparently delivered on Fox News: "It's clear that they had eyes and ears all over the Trump Campaign", Trump quoted Napolitano as saying.

Sessions himself has sat for an interview with Mueller, and Trump's views of his attorney general's recusal are among the questions investigators have for Trump should he do the same.

Asked about Gowdy's comments, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president "still has concerns about whether or not the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted inappropriately having people in his campaign".

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment about Trump's assessment of Sessions. "Can you imagine?" But Gowdy Wednesday said that based on the information he was provided the true target of the FBI's investigative efforts was Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.

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First ladies are under no obligation to make their medical histories public, and the White House has said nothing more about Mrs. But her office has dismissed these theories, saying she's back at work and has been involved in internal meetings this week .

"They are giving us the material to do it", Giuliani told CNN's Dana Bash.

"There's no evidence to support that spy theory", Schiff said.

The tweet appeared to be a reference to the fact that multiple lawyers on Mueller's team, before signing on for the assignment, contributed money to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the presidential election. Whenever you get any kind of an informant anywhere near a campaign, there has to be an assurance that it was not political or partisan in nature.

Trump has scaled up his attacks of the Mueller investigation in recent days, including suggesting on Tuesday that Mueller's team would meddle in the midterm congressional elections. The same day, Trump's lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani said the president will not agree to an interview with the special counsel until prosecutors allow the president's legal team to review documents related to the FBI's use of the source.

"Why aren't the 13 Angry and heavily conflicted Democrats investigating the totally Crooked Campaign of totally Crooked Hillary Clinton".

More recently, Trump has joined some of his Republican allies in Congress in its protracted attacks on the Justice Department, this time over congressional requests for some of the FBI's most closely held secrets.

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