"They also conveyed the President's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government", the statement said.
Further, many of my Democratic friends are in the dark about numerous smaller events and facts surrounding the Mueller investigation. Those individuals left before the substance of it. At the last minute, Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was also included in the first meeting. "After making their brief comments they departed before the meetings officially started". The president intensified his attacks this week, calling it "spygate" and tweeting Thursday that it was "Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in US history".
President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation as "spygate", part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start.
"Meanwhile, the Associated Press revealed this week that the president recently told a confidante that he wanted "'to brand" the informant a "spy, ' believing the more nefarious term would resonate more in the media and with the public'". They don't know, for instance, that a federal judge, T. S. Ellis, rebuked Mueller for trying to target Trump.
Nunes attended both briefings on Thursday.
"I don't see any reason why any rational, sane person would have any problem with this", said Simon, an attorney and former Army JAG officer who routinely spars with Republicans on the House floor. 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.
Kelly and newcomer attorney Emmet Flood went to the Justice Department for a meeting with two important House Republican chairmen and then went to the Capitol for the meeting with the leaders of the House, the Senate and the chambers' two intelligence committees. Then they went to a separate 2 p.m. briefing on Capitol Hill with the bipartisan "Gang of Eight", the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and the Intelligence Committees. I hope - I mean, if you look at Clapper, he sort of admitted that they had spies in the campaign, yesterday, inadvertently.Читайте также: Japan to keep pressure on N. Korea after scrapped summit
"Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any intelligence agency placed a "spy" in the Trump campaign, or otherwise failed to follow appropriate procedures and protocols", the Democrats said in a joint statement.
Senior Democratic lawmakers said nothing they heard in classified briefings on Thursday from FBI and intelligence officials on an FBI probe into Russian election meddling changed their view that there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that the FBI had planted a spy in his campaign.
Nunes has been quiet about what exactly he hopes to learn about the informant, saying only that his request is part of an oversight investigation into potential political bias and abuse of power within the Justice Department as it relates to the Russian Federation investigation.
In a statement, Schiff accused Trump's legal team of seeking to use classified information from the Justice Department to gain a legal advantage in the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Nunes and Schiff were seen heading into both meetings.
The Justice Department had rejected Nunes' original request, writing in a letter in April that his request for information could put lives in danger.
Democrats involved in the briefing seemed perturbed, at a minimum, by the possibility that some information could get back to the President. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, gave a speech praising Goodlatte's 25 years in Congress and his work as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Their presence was highly unusual in a sensitive congressional oversight briefing, and it raised the specter that top aides to the president could gain access to closely held information about an investigation of the president and his associates.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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