Former CIA Director John Brennan-a frequent Trump critic who saw early intelligence about Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election and has landed in the president's crosshairs-told me that this administration's posture toward the intelligence community stands in "stark contrast" to what he experienced while working under former Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
The White House said in a statement that neither Flood nor Kelly "actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the President's desire for as much openness as possible under the law".
Democrats, meanwhile, said that based on the information they had received, the president's claims of a political spy were unsupported.
It was not immediately clear whether the Justice Department had provided information that would allay conservatives' concerns, particularly those of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who has pushed vigorously for information about the FBI's source.
Nunes and Gowdy left about an hour later without speaking to reporters.
An initial Thursday briefing at the Department of Justice was meant to be only for Republicans, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
"The White House's plan to provide a separate briefing for their political allies demonstrates that their interest is not in informing Congress, but in undermining an ongoing criminal investigation", Warner said in a statement. "That is why we have insisted and will continue to insist on Congress's constitutional right to information necessary for the conduct of oversight".
The back and forth between Congress and the Justice Department over the Nunes request - one of many over the course of the Russian Federation investigation - has been simmering for weeks.
"Coupled with Comey's illegally leaked memos, this means the whole thing was a mistake and should never have happened", Giuliani said.
"The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise", McConnell said.
P resident Donald Trump says a lot of outrageous stuff, like, for example, implying that NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should be kicked out of the country.
"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", the Democrats at the second meeting said in a joint statement.
Following protests from top Democrats and Republicans, the White House arranged a second briefing for members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of top lawmakers in both chambers who have access to the most sensitive intelligence. "The investigation is not complete and its details remain non-public".
On Thursday, two meetings were held with lawmakers to resolve issues around the documents.
For nearly a year, Donald Trump's rage about the investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation - or, as he calls it, "the greatest Witch Hunt in American History" - has threatened to provoke him to trigger a constitutional crisis by firing the lawyers leading that investigation or by making it impossible for them to do their jobs.
The Trump administration officials met at noon at the Justice Department with Nunes, House Speaker Paul Ryan, South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy and Schiff. Negotiations over the information stalled, but restarted when Trump demanded in a tweet Sunday that the Justice Department investigate "whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes".
U.S. 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.
Mueller's reported probe into Stone's finances comes shortly after it was reported that the special counsel had subpoenaed two of Stone's associates.
Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, told The Associated Press on Friday that the White House hopes to get a readout of the materials next week.
Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for parts of the MS coast all the way to the western Gulf Coast of Florida. It is showing signs of transitioning to something more tropical as deeper convection has developed near the center.
Earlier this month, the magazine was sued for $600,000 by a former editorial director who claims he wasn't paid by the magazine. Interview filed for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is liquidating its assets , according to multiple media reports.
The Bills gave him another chance and he had three good seasons for them, but then he had a truly freaky offseason. TMZ is reporting the alleged victim is claiming Incognito threw a tennis ball and a dumbbell at him.
Results showed that SOWS-Gossop scores were lower in patients who are treated with Lucemyra compared to placebo. Although it is not an addiction medicine, it can be part of a longer-term treatment plan, according to the FDA.
The North Koreans also seemed particularly upset by Bolton, who called on them to do what Libya did more than a decade ago. Libyan leader Mummer Gaddafi agreed to end his country's nuclear programme in order to lift sanctions in 2003.
YouTube plans to charge $2 more for its premium service, as it includes YouTube Music service along with its original shows. The company is also replacing its YouTube Red premium video service with a new, all-encompassing YouTube Premium .
The prime minister now has to decide whether to press ahead despite the vote or make renewed efforts for some kind of compromise. The Scottish Parliament today voted down crucial Brexit-related legislation - sparking fears of a constitutional crisis.
With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit
China, South Korea and the USA all back denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, but differ on how to make that happen. Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself.
'Solo' sputters in takeoff at box office with US$83.3M
Our review of Solo describes the movie as "uninspired and visually boring ", albeit with intriguing potential for a sequel. But in that instance, it went from releasing an origin story followed by an established Avengers movie.
Chris Paul: 'I Will Be Alright'
Despite the Warriors feeling good about their chances moving forward, Kerr acknowledged this is a bit of uncharted territory. He said the soreness diminished significantly between Games 3 and 4.
The NFL's Crackdown on Player Protests
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin , speaking after a team practice on Thursday, called Trump "an idiot, plain and simple". Vice President Mike Pence called it "a win for the fans, a win for (the president), and a win for America".
Brent oil surges above US$80 for first time since 2014
Global inventories of crude and fuel have dropped sharply in recent months owing to robust demand and Opec-led production cuts. In addition, the IEA has cut its oil consumption forecasts as higher prices work to reduce future demand.
First female Central Intelligence Agency director confirmed
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the nomination was not just about Haspel but also about the USA grappling with its past mistakes. During the hearing, Haspel defended her past actions and refused to criticize her colleagues for their tactics at the time.
Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence
Krista also allegedly threatened to leave him with their children and that he would "never see their kids again", the report said. She said she was trying to break up a fight between her son and his wife when her daughter-in-law attacked her instead.
Ubisoft teases new Villa map and hologram-based operator, Alibi
A weekend might not seem like enough time to get into a game like Rainbow Six , but fortunately, Ubisoft's weekends start early. Ubisoft say they want to "offer a competitive showdown" with the villa, and there's a diverse set of locations to do battle in.