President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the president of the US Supreme Court should tell the head of a national security court to question FBI and Justice Department officials about his use of the so-called Russian file as part of a collusion investigation.
Trump told Justice Department official Bruce Ohr in a Twitter message, apparently citing a Fox News analyst.
Ohr is linked to the record of accusations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The dossier was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele in a work partly funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The Republican critics of the dossier have focused mainly on their DNC links and on the American surveillance of Trump's associates.
President Donald Trump (up in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018) pressed on Wednesday the president of the Supreme Court to act on the Russian file.
Trump highlighted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr (seen on the right on August 28, 2018 in Washington, DC) in a message on Twitter
Trump said that the president of the court should order Rosemary Collyer, (above) the judge presiding over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, to hold a hearing
"Ohr told the FBI that (the Fake Dossier) was not true, it was a lie and the FBI was determined to use it anyway to harm Trump and perpetrate a fraud on the court to spy on the Trump campaign," Trump said. in a series of Twitter messages.
& # 39; This is a fraud on the court. The President of the US Supreme Court UU He is in charge of the FISA court.
You should order the presiding judge, Rosemary Collier, to hold a hearing, to remove all of these DOJ and FBI people there, and if you discover there were crimes committed, and there were, there should be a referral criminal on her part. "Trump said in the Twitter post that he miswritten the judge's name.
Rosemary Collyer is the judge presiding over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees electronic surveillance requests and search warrants sought by federal authorities.
Some Republicans accuse Steele's file on Russia, which contains several incendiary and salacious accusations about Trump, was misused by officials of the Magistracy and the FBI to convince the FISA court to extend a warrant against a campaign adviser. Trump.
Special Adviser Robert Mueller is investigating Russia's efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign.
The US intelligence agencies UU They have concluded that Russia tried to help Trump win the 2016 elections, but the Kremlin refuses to interfere.
Trump denies any collusion and has said that Steele's record on Russia is "false."