Republicans to view classified information on claims Federal Bureau of Investigation snooped on Trump campaign

Republicans to view classified information on claims Federal Bureau of Investigation snooped on Trump campaign

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats met Monday with Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. She said no Democrats were invited because they had not requested the information, despite calls from lawmakers for the briefing to be bipartisan.

Sanders said Democrats weren't included in the meeting because they hadn't requested the records themselves, and suggested reporters ask them why they should be "randomly invited".

House Intelligence ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., warned Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that revealing the source's identity or other information "could compromise the investigation". "It became very frightening for me ..." "There's no way they can selectively brief Republicans only". She took questions for less than 13 minutes at her briefing on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, Trump demanded that the Justice Department investigate the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Russian Federation probe.

"I don't think any of us have any idea what the White House is doing, except that they want to use any mechanism they can to get their hands on materials they think will be useful for their legal defense team and they're willing to break down the wall of independence between the White House and the Justice Department to do it", he said.

The department said then that the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure DOJ officials.

The meeting on Thursday is the latest development in the escalating row between Trump, the DoJ and Republicans over the FBI's use of a confidential source to make contact with Trump campaign advisers during the presidential election.

"President Trump's own Federal Bureau of Investigation director (Wray) this week said when elected officials start exposing classified information, exposing informants that work with our government, America is less safe", Senate Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., told CNN on Sunday. A lot of people are saying they had spies in my campaign.

Trump's closest conservative allies in Congress have been clamoring for access to the classified documents. That group regularly receives classified briefings.

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"There is a ton of evidence of real misconduct", said Rep.

Representative Lee Zeldin, who led the push for the resolution, said it would be introduced later on Tuesday.

Some conservatives are skeptical that Nunes or Gowdy will leave Thursday's meeting with real information.

Ed O'Callaghan from the Justice Department is also slated to attend. That probe began after Republican lawmakers alleged that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was improperly targeted for surveillance in the early days of the Russian Federation investigation.

Mueller, a registered Republican, was appointed by Republican deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein to investigate Russia's actions in the presidential election.

Rep. Mark Meadows speaks as during a news conference, May 22, 2018 on Capitol Hill. He also said that Trump did not request a second special counsel. "But you can't be the one to fire him, because we've got some weak-kneed Republicans out there who will come after you for firing the guy who needed firing".

Comey's firing and Flynn's hasty departure - he only served 24 days in the job and quit after reports surfaced that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his communications with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US - led to questions about whether Trump hampered the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election.

"I think there's probably more interest on our side because the allegation of wrongdoing, certainly, would be more supported by our side than our Democratic colleagues", Meadows said. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said repeatedly, however, that he believed Mueller should be allowed to continue his work.

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