White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material
At the top of the briefing, Spicer announced that the White House had sent a letter to the top lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees inviting them to the White House to review documents discovered "in the ordinary course of business" by national security staff. Intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials living in the USA, though the identities of Americans swept up in that collection is to be protected.
"We received that nearly simultaneously as the time he [Sean Spicer] announced it at the press conference", the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday.
The report from NYT claims that Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), who has refused to release his sources, held a press conference on March 22 to explain that he had intelligence reports on the surveillance of the Trump transition team, which occurred under the Obama Administration.
Mimicking Astley's dance moves, the late-night host said he agrees with Democrats: "He really should "rick"-cuse himself".
Early last week, White House officials privately encouraged reporters to look into whether information about Trump associates had been improperly revealed in the intelligence gathering process.
Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines
For decades, Flint paid Detroit to have its water piped in from Lake Huron, with anti-corrosion chemicals added along the way. The cost could be as high as $97 million with federal and state governments roughly splitting the bill.
Thirty-year-old Cohen-Watnick has already been the subject of some controversy within the White House. The White House quickly embraced Nunes' revelations, saying they vindicated Trump's explosive and unverified claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. According to the Atlantic, Nunes has also previously said the White House wasn't aware of the information in the reports. He's become a controversial figure in intelligence circles, but Trump chose to keep him on over the objections of the CIA and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, according to the officials.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the intelligence and to avoid angering Mr. Cohen-Watnick and Mr. Ellis. One day after the meeting, Nunes revealed in a press conference he had new information that showed the US intelligence community incidentally surveilled Trump's team during the transition. Cohen-Watnick serves as the senior director for intelligence at the NSC.
Both Nunes and the White House have since then tried to distract attention from Comey's testimony by raising several peripheral issues, such as incidental collection, when the communications of innocent Americans is inadvertently swept up as the National Security Agency or other agencies legally spy on a foreign target.
"We had staff-to-staff discussions with their congressional affairs people", Nunes spokesman Jack Langer said.
Erdogan urged use of 'legitimate' actors in Syria in talks with Tillerson
While there, he made official a significant change in the USA strategy on the six-year-old Syria war. Bharara also ordered the arrest of Zarrab, also on charges of violating US sanctions on Iran.
Wicked Whispers + Racy Rumors: Strip feud between Mariah Carey and Britney Spears?
She also released an album titled Glory in 2016, which was named as one of the year's best pop albums by Rolling Stone magazine. Who wants a piece of Britney Spears? Well, she did tweet she was excited to perform "abroad" this summer.
Bronx Ranked Worst County in Health Report
Death trends from 1997 to 2014 showed 39 counties saw improvements while five worsened and the rest saw no change. In a ranking of West Virginia's 55 counties, Harrison County has moved from 31st up to 26th in health outcomes .
Einhorn's Greenlight Capital urges GM to create two share classes
The auto giant said Tuesday that it has rejected a proposal from Einhorn's Greenlight Capital to split its stock into two classes. The new authorization brings the total share repurchase program to $14 billion since it was announced in March 2015.
G20 financial chiefs agree open trade is key to growth - Schaeuble
The exclusion of the two issues in the communique was disappointing, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. It is the raison d'etre for the G20", Moscovici said.
Iran, Russia to ink numerous cooperation agreements in Rouhani's upcoming visit
The president is scheduled to meet senior officials in Moscow including his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin . Earlier this month, Rouhani officially announced that he is running for re-election.
Kim Kardashian is ready to try for baby no 3
She also had placenta accreta, which occurs when the placenta attaches too deeply to the uterine wall, with both pregnancies. The former " Kocktails with Khloé " host said: "I don't want you to do something that would put you in danger".
Why Your Next iPhone or Galaxy Phone Might Cost More
Until now, Samsung's plans were unclear for the recalled phones, which could pose environmental hazards if handled as waste. It now looks like Samsung is also planning to join in on the fun.
Canada Will Legalize Cannabis in 2018, Set Legal Age At 18
According to CBC News , the Liberal Party will announce legislation within the coming month to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018. The CBC report concludes by saying that Canadians will be allowed to grow up to four plants per household.
Dont'a Hightower returning to Patriots after evaluating free agency options
The team has traded for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, tight end Dwayne Allen and defensive end Kony Ealy. Maybe Hightower can win another Super Bowl - or four - over the course of his extension.
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