Americans Should Be Furious After Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Leaked FBI’s Investigation To Trump

This is just WRONG.


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A disturbing revelation has just been made regarding Donald Trump’s knowledge of the investigations into him, and it should make all Americans furious.

The News & Observer has reported that the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), had told Trump about his FBI investigation, stating:

Then-FBI director James Comey briefed congressional leaders, including Burr, about the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on March 9, 2017. The briefing included ‘identification of the principal U.S. subjects of the investigation,’ according to the Mueller report.

The week after that briefing, on March 16, 2017, the White House Counsel’s Office ‘was in contact with’ Burr and ‘appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation,’ according to the report.”

Burr happens to be a member of the Gang of Eight, comprised of eight of the most powerful congressional leaders that are briefed on intelligence. To have one of these leaders running back to the president and letting him in on the FBI’s investigations is a gross abuse of power and must be taken seriously.

This is yet another disgusting example of how Republicans in the House and Senate have been working to keep Trump informed so he can find the best ways to protect himself and avoid punishment for his mistakes. GOPers have continuously been feeding the president confidential information in their attempts to protect him, giving Trump the upper hand.

Trump has long been regarded as a major national security risk to the United States, but he is far from alone. Backed by a deeply corrupted Republican Party, this move by Burr signifies that the entire GOP poses a major threat to the country as it repeatedly tries to interfere with important investigations and keep their beloved president out of the hot seat.

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