Matthew Miller, a former spokesperson for the Department of Justice, on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for orchestrating a briefing to unmask a confidential informant who allegedly provided information to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
During a discussion on MSNBC about the DOJ briefing, Miller asserted that Republicans had “corrupt” motives in pushing for the identity of the confidential informant — even though Democrats were told they they would be allowed to attend.
“Everything about this meeting is just open corruption,” Miller explained. “There are motives on behalf of the House Intelligence Committee — [Republican Chairman] Devin Nunes, who is trying to interfere with an ongoing active investigation and seems not concerned at all about blowing a source who has contributed to other investigations and has associates all around the world.”
“It’s corrupt by the White House to have gotten involved, for the president to have held a meeting with the acting Attorney General and the head of the FBI to talk about this on Monday,” he continued, “when the investigation pertains to him and his campaign. It’s corrupt for his chief of staff to be sitting in this meeting right now and sort of influencing what the Justice Department turns over.”
Miller charged that “everything about this is inappropriate.”
The former DOJ official added: “What we’re seeing is Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee working with the president of the United States to try to interfere with the Justice Department’s active investigation with no concerns both for what that investigation is trying to uncover — Russian interference — and for what it does both to this source and investigations he’s been involved with and what it does for the FBI’s ability to recruit future sources and guarantee their anonymity.”
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