🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Rod Rosenstein‚Äôs Impossible Choice | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Rod Rosenstein‚Äôs Impossible Choice by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

President Trump has asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether the F.B.I. infiltrated his campaign in 2016 for political purposes. In response, the department granted the president’s team access to highly classified information from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. What’s behind this decision?

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‚Äʬ†Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ In a series of tweets on Sunday, President Trump¬†demanded an investigation¬†into whether an F.B.I. informant ‚Äúinfiltrated or surveilled‚ÄĚ his campaign. The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, asked the Justice Department‚Äôs inspector general¬†to accommodate the president‚Äôs wishes¬†by expanding an existing inquiry.

‚ÄĘ The president‚Äôs tweets referred to a Times report about Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, examining whether countries other than Russia, including Saudi Arabia,¬†had offered assistance to the Trump campaign.

‚ÄĘ After a White House meeting on Monday, intelligence and law enforcement officials¬†agreed to disclose some sensitive documents from the Russia investigation¬†to Republican congressional leaders.

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