Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, Federal Bureau of Investigation … and Trump's lawyer

Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, Federal Bureau of Investigation … and Trump's lawyer

He was there in place of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, who received a last-minute invitation.

The White House has negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump's congressional allies in a briefing expected Thursday.

There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.

Representing U.S. intelligence and law enforcement at the briefing will be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of Intelligence Dan Coats.

Late Wednesday night, those involved agreed on a briefing for Nunes and Gowdy, and then a briefing for the Gang of Eight immediately after. Trump has routinely broken norms about how the White House interacts with the Justice Department, which is supposed to have a degree of independence.

Trump demanded Sunday that the Department of Justice investigate whether the Obama administration "infiltrated or surveilled" his presidential campaign for "political purposes" after multiple media reports last week claimed it had been.

An investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the disclosure of onetime Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame shook the George W. Bush White House.

He reiterated that contempt of Congress should still be on the table if Rosenstein doesn't heed to their demands. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr was also invited, along with the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Sen.

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While the Russian Federation probe dubbed a "witch hunt" by the U.S. president has been underway for already for a year, Donald Trump rushed to Twitter to say that even a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant had found no collusion between his presidential campaign and Moscow. Instead, some members fear the meeting will feature just another round of negotiations over a future document production that may never materialize, the aide said.

Trump's firing of Comey has spawned an investigation into whether he obstructed justice by removing the head of the FBI as it investigated his campaign.

Democrats and their media allies are again shouting "constitutional crisis", this time claiming President Trump has waded too far into the Russian Federation investigation. Some members fear Trump's attempts to help may backfire.

Two much anticipated congressional briefings on the FBI's use of an informant in the investigation into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016 featured an unusual guest on Thursday: Donald Trump's lawyer Emmet Flood. The howls are a diversion from the actual crisis: the Justice Department's unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department's relationship with Congress.

More generally, Comey said, "The word "spy" is not an accurate characterization in any case of the FBI's use of confidential human sources, which are a critical tool in all of our investigations - people telling us things that they know".

In an interview with the BBC set to air on Wednesday night, Trump's former White House political strategist Steve Bannon predicts that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein could be fired by by the USA president "very shortly".

"I was with DOJ for 27 years, and I can tell you that the men and women of the Department of Justice take the responsibility very seriously", she explained.

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