Congressional Leaders to Get Classified Briefings on Russia Probe

Rudy Giuliani attends the Conference on Iran on May 5th

Tasos Katopodis via Getty Images Rudy Giuliani attends the Conference on Iran on May 5th

"It's corrupt by the White House to have gotten involved, for the president to have held a meeting with the acting Attorney General and the head of the FBI to talk about this on Monday", he continued, "when the investigation pertains to him and his campaign". Republican allies of Nunes were downplaying expectations that they would be satisfied, and Democrats continued to press for the exchange to be called off.

The second meeting is a reversal from the original plan brokered by the White House, which excluded Democrats. And the White House said Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to discuss the documents, although he and other White House staffers would not be present.

No Democrats have been invited to tomorrow's meetings, though several have said a Dem should attend. He says, "We are working to make that happen". Now 73-years-old, the insider worked to find information about Russian ties among Trump's campaign team.

Many on Capitol Hill were shocked to see Emmet Flood, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, attending Thursday afternoon's classified hearing with the Dept. of Justice and select members of Congress.

"We'd urge the Justice Department to re-evaluate, to acknowledge they made a mistake".

The statement was issued by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and the top Democrats on the Senate and House intelligence panels, Warner and Rep. Adam Schiff.

Democrats had objected to a briefing scheduled for Thursday with two House Republicans and no Democrats.

Shah says tomorrow's briefing will go on. Comey leaked to the press that he had about his meetings with Trump, a move he admitted to Congress was meant to provoke the appointment of a special counsel.

That's according to Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell.

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It's not immediately clear when Kushner's second interview took placed or exactly what Kushner was asked.

Members of the administration claim that an informant met with several key players like Carter Page and George Papadopolis to retrieve private information as part of larger effort to aid special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

A court filing appears to show that prosecutors have started to wind down the cooperation of George Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP'-uh-luhs).

"The goal there would be to protect national security by figuring out what Russia's intentions were and their efforts to infiltrate our political processes", she explained, noting the use of an informant was a way to keep the investigation from becoming public. As part of that inquiry, the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent an informant - an American academic with ties to the Republican Party - to speak with at least three Trump campaign advisers, in hopes of determining whether they had been in contact with Russian agents.

Trump shot back during a brief news conference with reporters: "What I'm doing is a service to this country and I did a great service to this country by firing James Comey".

"The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you can not indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him", Giuliani CNN on Wednesday.

An attorney for Clovis told NPR that he remembered meeting Halper but that they mostly discussed China, not Russian Federation or its active measures campaign in 2016.

The Justice Department announced it will host the first briefing at noon on Thursday with those two Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., followed two hours later by the bipartisan briefing.

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