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In the case of President Donald Trump, the FBI called on a longtime informant – identified by several news outlets as an American professor living in Britain – to ascertain whether Trump's campaign aides accepted help from the Russian government to sink Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions. That jury is still out, with a special counsel appointed to investigate.In the meantime, Trump and closely aligned Republicans in Congress have flipped the tables on the politically damaging Russia probe by calling for a new investigation – this time into whether the FBI spied on his presidential campaign in its own bid to sway the 2016 election.HAVING SAID THAT ... The mere existence of a government informant in an investigation doesn't mean a probe is tainted.WHERE WE GO FROM HEREIn Trump's corner are several House Republicans who are demanding access to the FBI's closely guarded secrets in the Russia probe, including details on the Russia informant.THE BOTTOM LINEConservative pundits say liberals would be outraged had the FBI put Obama's campaigns under surveillance.
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