I’ve heard a few names, but at this point, I can’t say who the supposed FBI “informant” may have been that Team Trump feel was planted in their midst, during the 2016 campaign. You may already know.
That’s all the chatter, as of late.
It became a thing when Trump loyalist, Rep. Devin Nunes and some Republicans with the House Intelligence Committee began to demand access to documentation involving the informant and any possible links between he and the Russia probe.
The Department of Justice has declined to honor a subpoena issued earlier in May by Nunes, citing the potential danger to the life of the informant.
The Washington Post reported Friday that in addition to meeting with Trump campaign advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, the informant — described as an American academic — also met with former Trump campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis.
The informant, a retired professor who is said to be a longtime U.S. intelligence source, met Clovis for coffee in Northern Virginia in the summer of 2016, during which he offered to provide foreign policy advice to the campaign, the Post reported.
If they know this much, they know who it is, don’t they?
When you consider the Trump aides approached by this informant, you can see why Trump and his loyalists are so jumpy.
To date, there’s nothing to suggest this individual’s presence within the Trump campaign was as Trump is insisting – that he was a “mole” planted within the campaign by the Obama administration.
Or that this is bigger than Watergate.
How much this professor may have told the FBI about any potential Russian influence in the Trump campaign is at the heart of the current conversation, as it is believed that this man may have sparked the ongoing Russia probe.
And we know what an irritant that is in the Trumposphere, right now.
The informant has worked for years as an informant for the CIA, and it’s only in the age of Trump that he now has to worry about his safety and the safety of his associates.