Donald Trump Responds To James Comey’s "Facts Matter" Tweet On ‘Fox & Friends’

May 25, 2018, 23:31
Donald Trump Responds To James Comey’s

That group regularly receives classified briefings. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had said that no White House staff would be present at this meeting. "They will also be sending a awful message to anyone who works in, or with our nation's intelligence community that the White House will always prioritize partisan politics over protecting the people who help keep this country safe".

But Democrats slammed the fact that Flood was there at all. "So there's rules about, you know, ending and starting investigations because of the political cycle", said Graham.

Giuliani later told CNN that he assumes Flood went to the meeting because the President wanted him there.

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". Trump said in a "Fox & Friends" interview. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote to the Justice Department on Wednesday and said the GOP-only meeting is "completely improper in its proposed form and would set a damaging precedent for your institutions and the rule of law".

The meeting itself was highly unusual: the DOJ bowing to the president and Congress to share confidential and classified documents about an informant who spoke with several Trump campaign officials before the election.

Nunes and Gowdy both declined comment after their briefing.

"No, no. We're not undercutting", Trump said.

With some Virginia Republicans echoing Trump's criticisms of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it's not clear how the GOP-controlled House will feel about the idea of formally praising the agency that Trump has said should be investigated for possibly "spying" on his campaign.

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday that nothing revealed by Justice Department officials during a classified briefing supported President Trump's claim that the feds planted a spy in his campaign.

"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

White House officials had at first arranged for only Nunes to be briefed. Initially offered only to Republicans, the briefings were the latest piece of stagecraft meant to publicize and bolster the allegations.

The lawmakers were briefed by Rosenstein, FBI Director Chris Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Both men left the rooms after initial remarks, according to two officials familiar with the meeting.

It may be a sign of desperation, or a natural reaction of a man whose instinct is to crush his adversaries, but Donald Trump's allegations of a grand conspiracy against him are intensifying as the Russian Federation investigation moves closer to a possible interview with the president.

Meanwhile, my fellow Democrats aren't in a good spot: They are increasingly becoming the kind of low-information voters they despise and think are only on the other side.

Democrats involved in the briefing seemed perturbed, at a minimum, by the possibility that some information could get back to the President.

ABC News first reported the plans to hold a separate briefing for Democrats, citing multiple administration and congressional sources.

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