White House: US Intel Community to Brief Republicans on Russiagate


Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy as well as FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Ed O'Callaghan of the Justice Department will be attending.

Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Meadows and about a dozen other Republicans in the House of Representatives insisted at a news conference announcing the resolution that Mr. Trump had not requested a new counsel. She said no Democrats were invited because they had not requested the information, despite calls from lawmakers for the briefing to be bipartisan. So I think it's very wrong and I think it shouldn't be done.

"It's a drastic step, but quite frankly these are drastic facts that continue to bubble to the surface and its time that we get a response", Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said. "There's no way they can selectively brief Republicans only".

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the meeting would be Thursday.

Bruni also expressed his concern the Mueller investigation might not find evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation. The FBI declined to comment.

On Sunday Trump demanded an investigation following initial reports about the informant, leading the DOJ to direct Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether agents surveiled the campaign for political purposes, and if they were instructed to do so by the Obama administration. Trump and his allies have sought to cast that as inappropriate political spying.

U.S. officials have told CNN there was no such source planted inside Trump's campaign to provide information to investigators.

"If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country". That would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen.

Trump said Tuesday it would be a "disgrace" to the country if it's shown that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spies in his campaign, and that would "make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes".

In addition on Sunday, Trump continued to attack the credibility of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election interference, calling the probe "the world's most expensive witch hunt".

Mueller and the Trump-appointed Rosenstein are registered Republicans, and the special counsel's team is made up of members affiliated with both parties. Lee Zeldin of NY and Mark Meadows of North Carolina said Ryan has not committed to bringing their 12-page resolution up for a vote.

The back and forth between the Justice Department and Congress began with a classified subpoena from Nunes in late April.

"We need a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor, to investigate Rosenstein", Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said. "Another meeting without evidence and without actually seeing the documents is worthless". They are now contemplating contempt and impeachment proceedings for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's probe, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sources have said, however, that Mueller will not accept written answers to questions. And, you know, he's someone who is, you know, long term, someone who had been in, part of the establishment in Republican politics.

The New York Times and The Washington Post have reported a confidential source spoke to Page and Trump campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis, as well as campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

White House officials also won't participate.

"I thought it could be a crime to take them into my own custody".

But House Speaker Paul Ryan isn't committing to that idea.