A businessman who spent years working undercover as an FBI informant was blocked by Obama’s Justice Department from testifying before Congress about details of Russian involvement and influence over Hillary Clinton.
The businessman’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, said that she is working with lawmakers to get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to allow her client to testify.
Toensing is also a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” she said in an interview Tuesday with The Hill.
“And so my client, the same part of my client that made him go into the FBI in the first place, says, ‘This is wrong. What should I do about it?’”
Toensing said she also possesses memos that recount how the Justice Department last year threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 election as well as helped him recover some of the monies Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe.
The undercover client witnessed “a lot of bribery going on around the U.S.,” but was asked by the FBI to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents him from revealing what he knows to Congress, Toensing explained.
When he tried to bring some of the allegations to light in the lawsuit last year, “the Obama Justice Department threatened him with loss of freedom. They said they would bring a criminal case against him for violating an NDA,” she added.
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