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26 May, 2018, 03:03
The briefings were convened to allow the lawmakers to review classified information relating to Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Democratic former President Barack Obama's administration "implanted" a spy for "political purposes" into his 2016 presidential campaign to help Clinton.
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.
A number of GOP lawmakers and USA intelligence officials will meet Thursday to review classified information about the source.
The first of Thursday's meetings was originally intended for two Republicans, Nunes and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy.
"Inherent in the committee's work is the responsibility to ask tough questions of the executive branch", Ryan said.
The details continued to be fluid Thursday.
Trump's lead lawyer countering Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, Emmet Flood, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly were also allowed to attend the opening of both briefings, a move Democrats decried as a disturbing breach of protocol.
The meeting scheduled for Thursday was encouraged by Trump and brokered by the White House.
It is unclear what information will be shared during the briefing.
Justice to hold bipartisan briefing Thursday
A congressional source told ABC the network that Flood and Kelly delivered remarks at the top of the second meeting, "it was expressed to them how inappropriate their presence was".
Some Republicans in the House are calling for another special counsel to be named to investigate special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe and for the informant to be identified.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, held two unusual classified briefings for senior lawmakers of both parties in the wake of the Republican president's claim.
This outraged Democrats, who demanded that at least one member of the opposition party be included in the first meeting, so as to ensure that the administration was sharing the same information with Nunes as it was with the Gang of Eight.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who sat in on the meeting on Capitol Hill, confirmed the White House's account. "They're the same briefing", he said.
However, Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, eventually joined them after an outcry that the meeting would be partisan.
"Everyone knows there was a spy, and in fact, the people who were involved in the spying are admitting that there was a spy.Widespread spying involving multiple people", Trump said quoting Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway, in a tweet.
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump argued that this could be "one of the biggest political scandals in history". Information about Papadopoulos' contact with people linked to Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign triggered the FBI counterintelligence investigation that Mueller took over. Clinton and many other Democrats are convinced James Comey, as President Barack Obama's FBI chief, actually helped Trump by disclosing a renewed criminal investigation into Clinton's handling of emails close to the 2016 election while keeping quiet about the nascent investigation of Trump aides at that time.
The Congress-JDS lawyer also sought proper security for their MLAs in case of floor test being conducted. The interim application is likely to be heard on Friday along with the main petition of the combine.
The group began the assault by ramming a vehicle into the police headquarters in the town of Pekanbaru in Riau province. The church and earlier police station attacks were likely motivated by the arrest of JAD leaders, authorities said.
He ended the short video saying despite it all, he made it to his son's birthday and will "let God deal with the craziness". Rapper T.I.is speaking out following his arrest in Georgia on Wednesday, insisting he was detained over bogus allegations.
Eight people drowned after their boat capsized late Sunday during a storm in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Divers failed in trying to locate the boat on Tuesday night due to the bad weather and darkness.
The audio file in question has taken social media by storm, putting countless people at odds over what exactly is being said . But he said it was also more hard to determine the word in this particular recording because it is "not real speech".
If something abnormal happened where the windshield and a metal part met, it could damage the entire windshield , he said. On May 3, another Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a cabin window pane cracked in flight .
Wolfe worked as a reporter at the Springfield Union in MA and as the Latin American correspondent for the Washington Post . He later left for Washington, then New York , arriving there in 1962 to work for The New York Herald Tribune .
MPs have again criticised Facebook for submitting "insufficient" evidence to a parliamentary inquiry about how it handles data. That said, the myPersonality Facebook app did actually scrub your name off before exposing your personal data online .
Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows
Geologists said that after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea volcano has entered a "steady state" of eruption. This is only the second time in his career that he's seen blue flames during an eruption, Kauahikaua said.
Enraged customer throws own faeces at staff member
Footage posted to LiveLeak .com shows a woman angrily screaming after being denied access to a restroom, The Province reports . Holly Largy said the case will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service to determine whether charges will be laid.
Yanny or Laurel? For Trump the question is not so simple
But the White House killed the meme for good when it released a video of staffers dividing into Team Yanny and Team Laurel. Strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp says, "Yanny's the victor , Laurel's the loser".
Sensex sinks 300 points to close below 35k-mark
The rupee weakened by 17 paise to 67.87 against the United States dollar in early trade at the interbank forex market . On the other hand, reality jumped by 2.06 per cent, FMCG 1.81 per cent, media 0.56 per cent and IT 0.15 per cent.
Taliban battle into west Afghan city renews crisis
Reporters Without Borders called it the most lethal single attack on the media since the fall of the Taliban . A total of 43 Taliban fighters were killed during the battles in three different districts, he added.