Trump’s Lawyer Invited to Classified Briefing on Investigation of Trump

Elias Hubbard
May 27, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed to brief congressional leaders about the use of an FBI informant, who met with former Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, whose communications with and about their ties to Russians are what sparked the FBI investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties in the first place.

Trump told Kilmeade that the "FBI is great". "Although he did not participate in the meetings which followed, as the White House's attorney handling the Special Counsel's investigation, his involvement - in any capacity - was entirely improper, and I made this clear to him".

Trump intensified his attacks Thursday, tweeting that it was "Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in United States history". He says, "James Comey was one of them". House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "I can not and will not comment on a classified session" and that "I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area".

If you want to talk about foreign meddling in a presidential campaign, how about Obama's Federal Bureau of Investigation (along with the Hillary Clinton campaign) paying foreigner Christopher Steele, the English leftist who created the hoax dossier, to gather up lies from Russians about Trump's peeing on hookers. "And had nothing to do with spying on the campaign and it was about the Russians which is what we should all be concerned about, to include Trump".

Emmet Flood, the White House attorney dealing with the Russian Federation investigation, attended part of the classified briefing and was spotted leaving the DOJ headquarters alongside House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

And although Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had requested a briefing in writing on Wednesday, their request came for one meeting for all those involved rather than a separate meeting to the Republican-only briefing, The Hill reported.

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said "there's never been a Gang of 8 meeting with a White House presence". "That is why we have insisted and will continue to insist on Congress's constitutional right to information necessary for the conduct of oversight".

House and Senate lawmakers from both parties huddled with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings after Trump accused the Justice Department of spying on his 2016 campaign.

Before the noon briefing, Rep. Gowdy told CBS News, without elaborating, "There are certain things you can only learn from documents and certain things you can learn from briefings".

Trump responded to Comey's tweet in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends" Thursday.

The Justice Department let the White House take the lead on arranging logistics, and initially, it seemed the Gang of Eight would be left out or briefed at a later date.

"We need to know why did it begin, who authorized it and what role did Barack Obama have". They also said it was inappropriate for White House officials to attend any part of a meeting about a criminal investigation that directly concerns the president and his campaign.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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