Devin Nunes

Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe

Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe

Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday on a confidential FBI source who aided in the investigation of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, attempting to defuse a partisan conflict over use of the source and the FBI's reluctance to reveal information about the matter.

Reversing its earlier position, the White House allowed top Democrats to join Republicans for two meetings Thursday. Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House lawyer Emmet T. Flood, recently made a point person for the special counsel's investigation, also were also present for parts of the discussions.

It was not immediately clear...

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