Rosenstein agrees to investigate Trump claims of DOJ infiltration

President Donald Trump has demanded an investigation into whether the FBI or Department of Justice infiltrated his campaign for political purposes. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
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The president trump has held a rare meeting at the White House calling top officials of the Justice Department onto the carpet to complain about the Russian investigation. He wants to know if the FBI spied on his presidential campaign. But it's also the president's latest move to put pressure on special counsel Robert Muller ABC's Kenneth mountain has a new. Good morning Diane for months now the deputy attorney general has been doing his job. Under the threat that he could be fired by president front now the pressure has only intensified. This morning deputy attorney general rob Rubenstein demand tasked with carrying out president trumps unprecedented demand. Deputy attorneys general are very low profile. Accurate. Rubenstein making jokes at a DC event. But hours later he and FBI director Christopher ray were face to face with the president trump demanding an investigation into whether the FBI or you're Jay used an informant. To infiltrate his sweet sixteen campaign for political purposes we'll get to the bottom of it because the American people have a right now. Monday night vice president that's on Fox News after Rubenstein ordered the Justice Department's inspector general to expand its current investigation. To potential DOJ FBI wrongdoing in 2016. It looked into the president's concerns but there's no evidence the FBI said despite into the trump campaign. That he would issue such an absurd and abusive demand. Based on no evidence shows just how little regard the president has for the rule of law. Drop ally Chris Christie warns the president's attacks on the Russian investigation. Could backfire I told him many times. That. There's no way to make an investigation like this shorter but there's lots of ways to make it longer. And he's executed on the number of those ways to make an offer. The White House also says DOJ has agreed to allow congressional leaders to review highly classified documents. Related to the Russian investigation that. Chief of staff of the white house on Kelly will set up that meeting Republicans have demanded to see those documents for DOT has refuse. Hearing leaks Diane. All right Kenneth mountain live from DC Forrest thanks Kenneth.

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