We don't know what information he's provided to prosecutors, but we may have a better idea when his sentencing actually happens.
But Democrats slammed the fact that Flood was there at all. Those individuals left before the substance of it. Trump and his allies have focused on the use of the informant.
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. Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted as much Sunday on CNN: "It is (for) the public opinion, because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach".
Clapper says Trump has set a "new low bar" for ethics and morality and has caused "societal damage" that will take years to fix.
He defended Flood's attendance at the briefings Thursday. The White House had announced shortly before the bipartisan meeting was scheduled that they were working on holding a briefing for the "Gang of Eight" before the Memorial Day recess. But to see reporters- a lot of whom I've know and am friends with and have known for a very long time- they're lying about this.
White House lawyer Emmet Flood is among the officials who showed up for classified briefings on the Russian Federation investigation for Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Ryan will not attend, due to a "longstanding schedule commitment", according to spokeswoman AshLee Strong, and three Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans - Chuck Grassley (Iowa), John Cornyn (Texas), and Lindsay Graham (S.C.) - have also asked to attend. But Nunes isn't even bothering to pretend like the request has a legitimate objective. Ryan said in a statement afterward that the Intelligence Committee was "now getting the cooperation necessary" to complete their work. But as Twitter sleuths quickly pointed out, Trump used exactly the same formulation in March 2017 to "hereby demand" an investigation of Nancy Pelosi-which, we now know, resulted in nothing at all.
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Significant differences, however, remain - especially over the USA and North Korean definition of "complete denuclearization". The US and North Korea are seeking common ground on the steps it would take for Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons.
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The erstwhile businessman also suggested the war of words was a way of jockeying for leverage. "Everybody plays games. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
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Vance Jr., conducted dozens of interviews in NY and elsewhere and issued hundreds of subpoenas, and their inquiry is not over. Police said he was " arrested , processed and charged with rape , criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct ".
Stephen Halper, the Cambridge University professor who was recently outed as a paid federal informant in the Trump presidential campaign, has made accusations in the past about Russians infiltrating the university, reports online news and commentary website "The Daily Caller". Democrats immediately criticized the move, accusing the GOP of politicizing intelligence by initially excluding Democrats from the classified briefing.
Democrats demanded to receive the same briefing. Initially offered only to Republicans, the briefings were the latest piece of stagecraft meant to publicize and bolster the allegations.
The lawmakers were briefed by Rosenstein, FBI Director Chris Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Nunes and Schiff were seen heading into both meetings.
Even as he reached a critical moment in his diplomatic efforts with North Korea and celebrated the release of a prisoner from Venezuela, President Donald Trump spent much of Memorial Day weekend tweeting angrily from the White House about the media and the Russian Federation investigation, continuing his strategy of trying to delegitimize the probe that has consumed him since his election. The request for the latest documents are the latest in a series of subpoenas to the Justice Department for sensitive information.
Where oh where did they ever get the idea that the Republican nominee for president might be open to something so clearly illegal and unethical?
ABC News first reported the plans to hold a separate briefing for Democrats, citing multiple administration and congressional sources. In other words, they were trying to find out what the Russians were up to and whom they had compromised-if anything, to protect Trump and his campaign from Russia.