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Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russian Federation inquiry

Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russian Federation inquiry

"I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts".

He said on Twitter Sunday that the "facts are pouring out" about links to Russian Federation by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Ty Cobb, a member of Trump's legal team, said the president was not referring to CNN's reporting.

"There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton", Trump alleged, "and now the facts are pouring out".

The House Intelligence Committee and research firm Fusion GPS have reached a confidential agreement regarding the panel's subpoena of the firm's bank records, following new revelations about the origins of the controversial dossier of unverified allegations against President Trump produced by the organization.

The tweets came days after Republicans announced they were opening new congressional investigations into the Justice Department's investigation of Mrs Clinton's emails under President Obama and into the uranium deal.

On Sunday talk shows, Republicans rallied around Trump and questioned how CNN could have received information about secret grand jury proceedings.

Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to gather information, was first employed to investigate Trump during the Republican primaries by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication that receives financial support from billionaire GOP donor Paul Singer, according to two people familiar with Singer.

"We ought to instead focus on the outrage that the Russians meddled in our elections", said Portman, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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"The Uranium to Russian Federation deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more".

According to the statement, Free Beacon representatives told the House Intelligence Committee Friday they would answer questions about the "ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier".

The Clinton campaign and the DNC may have violated campaign finance laws in funding the Russian Federation dossier, according to an FEC complaint filed on October 25 by Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit on election laws.

Langer said Saturday that "the Beacon has agreed to cooperate with the House Intelligence Committee to help the Committee verify" that the outlet had no connection to Steele's dossier.

However, then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump recently fired, concluded the server-email investigation without recommending criminal charges.

In her interview Sunday, Collins also said Perkins Coie attorney Marc Elias should be brought back to speak with the intelligence committee.

Earlier this month, House and Senate Republican leaders announced they would investigate the uranium deal, and the House Oversight Committee launched a probe into how the FBI investigated Clinton during the campaign.

The research effort expanded in March 2016 under financing from Democrats.

It's unclear how much the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid for the opposition research by Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm that conducts investigations for private clients. But the State Department has only one seat on the panel that approved the transaction, and the New York Times has reported that Clinton did not participate in the decision.