"They also conveyed the President's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government", the statement said.
"Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole objective of political advantage and gain?"
After Democrats strongly objected that a GOP-only intelligence briefing was inappropriate, the Justice Department late Wednesday scheduled a second briefing for bipartisan congressional leaders and the same intelligence officials.
Jared Kushner gets security clearance
Kushner's clearance has been contested over the last few months after he was stripped of his credentials in February. White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 18, 2018.
TRUMP tweet: "Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign".
Trump escalated his efforts to discredit that investigation Wednesday, tweeting: "Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State".
"It's time to admit the Russian Federation investigation was illegitimate from the start".
As for the proposed meeting with Mueller - who is investigating whether or not Trump or his allies colluded with Russian Federation at any point during the campaign - the president's legal advisers have protested the sit-down, as many believe the special counsel could catch him committing perjury. Well, I want to know why, what the basis for it was, what did they acquire - nothing, I believe - so, if they acquired nothing in the counterintelligence investigation, how do you end up with another whole year of Mueller?'
Guiliani also said that the president was not looking to fire Attorney General Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or special counsel Mueller.
WHO raises Ebola health risk to 'very high' in DR Congo
She warned that the disease can be transmitted via human contact with the body fluids of an infected person and is fatal. The risk to countries in the region is now determined as "high", but the global risk remains "low".
As noted by The Hill, which obtained an audio recording of an unedited audio version of the interview, Bannon's remarks arrive "amid increasing pressure on Rosenstein from Trump and his allies" and as the president has increased what legal experts warn is a troubling pattern of interference with the Justice Department. He then invoked the material compiled by former FBI Director James Comey before he was sacked.
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, originally demanded the information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed the discovery of Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop weeks before the election, the only major story on the probe into her rival that leaked last October was a New York Times piece that all but exonerated Donald Trump in its headline. The president has said that, if true, this would be "the all-time biggest political scandal" and "bigger than Watergate!"
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's tweeted: "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?"
European Union considers little-used statute to block U.S. sanctions over Iran
According to European sources, this measure may become the EU's first step towards ditching dollar in trade with Iran. Juncker's announcement comes after U.S.
Schiff, who made the statement on behalf of the Democrats in the meeting - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - wouldn't answer any questions or divulge any other information from the meeting, except to say that there was nothing said that indicated wrongdoing.