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Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Downplays 2016 Meeting With FBI Informant

Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Downplays 2016 Meeting With FBI Informant

By    |   Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:35 AM

The former co-chairman to then-candidate Donald Trump's presidential campaign downplayed his 2016 meeting with the man thought to be an FBI informant, describing the powwow as academic, a meeting between "two faculty professors."

Sam Clovis made the remarks Monday during an interview with an Iowa radio station.

"The meeting was very high level; it was like two faculty members sitting down in the faculty lounge talking about research," Clovis said on the "Simon Conway Show." "There was no indication or no inclination that this was anything other than just wanting to offer up his help to the campaign if I needed it.

"It was an academic meeting. It was not anything other than him talking about the research that he had done on China," Clovis told Conway. "That was essentially what the discussion was about. We already had a lot of China people involved."

In hindsight, what Clovis found "unsettling" was the motivation of the meeting with the informant, who he would not name, vs. the contents of their meeting.

The informant "had met with Carter Page, he used that as the bona fides to get an appointment with me," Clovis said. "And then I think he used my meeting as a bona fides to get a meeting with George Papadopoulos."

"The thing that's unsettling to me … the FBI and the Department of Justice, they were attempting to create something that did not exist and there was no evidence that it existed to create an audit trail that would lead investigators on something," Clovis said.  

"I think it reveals a very dangerous and nefarious approach on the part of the senior people at the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration. I think it's going to be a house of cards, literally, that will collapse on them as more and more of this is revealed," Clovis said. 

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The former co-chairman to then-candidate Donald Trump's presidential campaign downplayed his 2016 meeting with the man thought to be an FBI informant, describing the powwow as academic, a meeting between "two faculty professors."
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