White House adviser Kellyanne Conway responded to reports that President Trump told aides to pressure the Justice Department to allow an FBI informant to testify before Congress on Friday by saying that Trump wants the truth to be revealed.
Conway told CNN’s “New Day” that the informant, who was involved in the FBI probe of corruption in the Russian energy sector during the Obama administration, should be free to speak with Congress, and that Trump was trying to expedite that process. Trump has frequently accused Clinton of orchestrating a crooked deal to sell uranium to Russia.
The FBI released the informant from his confidentiality agreement Wednesday night. Html”>Fox News first reported that an order to release the former informant from the confidentiality agreement came from Trump himself, however other sources told the network the decision was ultimately made by senior Justice Department officials.
“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” a Justice Department spokeswoman said Thursday.