Trump Wanted Gag Order Lifted On FBI Informant
Trump wanted gag order lifted on FBI informant
The President directed his senior staff “to facilitate the Justice Department’s full cooperation with Congress to lift the gag order,” one of the sources said. The sources said White House counsel Don McGahn then relayed the message to the Justice Department.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, publicly called on the Justice Department last week to lift the nondisclosure agreement preventing the informant from speaking to Congress.
One of the sources said that “when Grassley expressed interest in having (the informant) as a witness, the President wanted to ensure he could.”
The Justice Department has strict rules limiting the …