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- May 29, 2001
DOJ notes show FBI panic after Trump tweet accusing Obama of wire tapping
FBI leadership was seemingly alarmed after Trump tweeted that he knew Obama was wire tapping Trump Tower.
By the March 2017 meeting, the FBI knew that the Trump-Russia collusion claims were almost certainly false.
The notes show that the FBI doubled down on its collusion claims and kept key facts hidden from DOJ officials at the meeting.
For example, McCabe wrote that the Carter Page FISA warrant was "fruitful," when the Justice Department Inspector General later found "significant errors" in the applications.
As Sussmann's court date approaches, a judge on Saturday limited special counsel John Durham from using evidence of Sussmann's alleged "joint venture" with the Clinton campaign and other Democratic operatives during the trial.