The White House and Justice Department have agreed to hold a classified briefing with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders about the Russian Federation investigation, allowing Democrats access they had previously been denied. "They're going to endure any kind of test", Ryan told reporters Thursday.
"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.
Trump team lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that President Donald Trump was more likely to proceed with a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un than to sit for an interview with Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is looking into Russian interference in the election, any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, possible obstruction of justice and whatever associated criminal activity might be uncovered.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, who has worked closely with Burr on the panel's own Russian Federation investigation, accused the White House of brokering a Republican-only briefing to serve their political purposes. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr was also invited, along with the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Sen.
Attending the first briefing at the Justice Department were Nunes, Ryan, Schiff and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).
It's not immediately clear when Kushner's second interview took placed or exactly what Kushner was asked.
"They are not", Ingraham said.
Nunes attended both briefings Thursday.
"What is the point of the separate briefing if not to cause partisan trouble?" he said. And Schumer called for the first meeting to be canceled. "There are motives on behalf of the House Intelligence Committee - [Republican Chairman] Devin Nunes, who is trying to interfere with an ongoing active investigation and seems not concerned at all about blowing a source who has contributed to other investigations and has associates all around the world".
Rudy Giuliani said no final decision will be made on President Trump sitting down with special counsel Robert Mueller until "the details of this "Spygate" situation" are figured out.
However, he said that Democrats ended up getting caught in a major spy scandal - the likes of which this country may never have seen before.
There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.
It remains unclear what, if any, spying was done.
He let the world know his displeasure via Twitter on Sunday: "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!"
As for Comey, the FBI director fired by Trump, he has drawn sharp criticism from Democrats for revealing the renewed Clinton email investigation, which ultimately produced no charges.
He also said he still preferred that President Trump not sit for a Mueller interview.