GOP chairman demands information on ‘any contacts’ between FBI sources and Trump campaign associates

GOP chairman demands information on ‘any contacts’ between FBI sources and Trump campaign associates
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesKoch campaign touts bipartisan group behind ag labor immigration bill Hillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE (R-Calif.) is asking the Justice Department to provide information on "any contacts" between FBI sources and more than a dozen Trump campaign officials and associates. 

A letter authored by Nunes and obtained by CNN lays out the congressman's expansive request for information, not only on "FBI informants," but "undercover agents, and/or confidential human sources" who had contact with Trump campaign associates before July 31, 2016. 

Among the campaign associates mentioned in Nunes's letter are Michael Caputo, Sam Clovis, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGeorgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' Key takeaways from first public impeachment hearing MORE, Stephen Miller, Peter Navarro, Sam Nunberg, George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosFive takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill DOJ watchdog: Durham said 'preliminary' FBI Trump probe was justified Trump can't cry foul on FISA – unless he's suddenly a civil libertarian MORE, Carter Page, Walid Phares, Joseph Schmitz, Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number What if impeachment fails? MORE and Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpMelania Trump's 'Be Best' hashtag trends after president goes after Greta Thunberg Trump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' MORE


President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE and his political allies, including Nunes, have seized on the disclosure that an FBI informant met with at least three Trump campaign officials in 2016 to suggest that the agency may have improperly collected information on the campaign.

Multiple lawmakers — both Republicans and Democrats — who were briefed on the use of the informant have said, however, that they have not seen evidence to suggest wrongdoing by the FBI.

According to CNN, the Justice Department told Nunes that he had already gotten his answer on whether the FBI used intelligence sources against the Trump campaign. Nunes was among the lawmakers briefed on the FBI informant.