“It’s about everyday Americans, they don’t want to see their government arming law enforcement against them because of their political beliefs,” Swavel told CNN’s Jim Chyoto in the Newsroom.
The revelation of the sub-ponies marks the latest revelation of the Trump administration’s tough tactics over the leak investigation, following reports in recent weeks of how the Trump administration secretly obtained records from the press.
When asked on Friday if he had leaked confidential information related to the investigation, Swallowwell replied, “No, never.”
Adam Schiff, chairman of the investigative committee, called for an inspector’s public inquiry into the judiciary ‘actions, saying “the more we do not know, the more we want to learn.” He also argued that anyone in the field involved in the affair should be fired.
Schiff is expected to share more information about the seizure with members of the group’s Democrats on Friday afternoon, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
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