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GOP Leaders, DOJ Officials To Review Russia Investigation Info

Two Republican lawmakers will review "highly classified" information related to the Justice Department's Russia investigation.
Posted at 5:59 AM, May 24, 2018

On Thursday top Justice Department officials will meet with congressional leaders to "review highly classified information" related to the DOJ's Russia investigation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Republican lawmakers who will attend are House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. They'll meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and DOJ official Edward O'Callaghan.

The New York Times reports they'll go over information about a confidential FBI informant who was allegedly in contact with some members of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has said the FBI spied on his campaign, which former National Intelligence Director James Clapper denies.

Earlier this week, Sanders said no Democratic lawmakers were invited to attend because none of them requested to see the information that will be reviewed. Since then, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray urging them to reconsider having the meeting. 

Wednesday evening, some news outlets reported DOJ officials would also meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday.

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