dglobalnews.com Russian Federation investigation: Adam Schiff releases statement after viewing docs shown to Nunes
Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
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Russian Federation investigation: Adam Schiff releases statement after viewing docs shown to Nunes

Russian Federation investigation: Adam Schiff releases statement after viewing docs shown to Nunes

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted the president isn't concerned about what Flynn would tell investigators.

Shortly after the bemusing press conference, Trump himself took to social media to clarify his next move against White House leaks in a long series of tweets. The truth is buried somewhere in classified material that is illegal to disclose.

Intelligence and House sources with direct knowledge of the disclosure of classified names told Fox News that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., now knows who is responsible - and that person is not in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Asked whether Trump is anxious that Flynn's story will include damaging information about Trump, Spicer gave a one-word reply: "Nope". Flynn was sacked from his post for lying to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, during the transition.

There are a couple of agencies involved and a number of private citizens whose names were unmasked, the Fox reporter said.

"Increasingly, it appears with General Flynn now saying he would testify if granted immunity, that really suggests very heavily there is definitely fire and what we have been seeing over the last few weeks is an attempt to cover up fire with smoke", Gergen told CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday night.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee's top Democrat, quickly pivoted to his call for Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, who was sacked by Trump, to be allowed to testify. I think what he.

White House officials say some Obama holdovers are part of a so-called deep state out to tear Trump down.

Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense, said she feared that information "would disappear" after President Barack Obama left office. NBC News has not confirmed those reports.

NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing this month that 20 people in his agency have the authority to unmask US names in FISA collection reports.

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In regards to Clinton, Spicer spewed a word cloud of Trump campaign talking points including "foundation donations", "paid speeches", and "uranium", which the press secretary tied together with a reminder that Clinton offered Russian Federation a diplomatic "reset" in 2009.

WELNA: Well, you know, I think it's mainly to shift the focus from Russian Federation and Trump to the leaking of information, like the revelation that Flynn had these conversations.

The White House has embraced a top Republican's assertion that information about Trump associates were improperly spread around the government in the final days of the Obama administration.

Nunes later conceded that he could not be sure Trump was monitored - and on Thursday, new questions were raised when the New York Times and the Washington Post reported White House officials played a role in providing him access. But he said their identities may have been improperly revealed.

According to Spicer, Nunes was summoned to the White House by an "individual" and was not hiding or roaming secretly on the grounds.

Nunes' visit to the White House almost stalled the committee's investigation into alleged contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the election.

"It seems like he did not handle that very professionally", said Winston, a Democrat.

Flynn, who was forced to resign as national security advisor after reports revealed he misled the White House in terms of his conversations with Russian Federation, has asked the Senate Intelligence Committee for immunity in the investigation.

Melinda Winston, a 62-year-old retiree, said she was disappointed Nunes first went to the president with intelligence he learned in a secret meeting before sharing it with members of the committee he chairs. Both panels are looking into Russia's meddling in the election and any ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin.

"It's not in our interest to talk about the process, what occurred between Chairman Nunes and coming here was both routine and proper", Spicer said. What concerns the White House more: internal leaks or Russian meddling in US elections?

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