Both parties' lawmakers get FBI-source briefing

Posted: May 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

FBI Director Christopher Wray (center) arrives Thursday on Capitol Hill for classified briefings with officials that included White House lawyer Emmet Flood and Chief of Staff John Kelly.

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday on a confidential FBI source who aided in the investigation of whether President Donald Trump's 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.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, speaking Thursday after the fi rst classifi ed briefi ng on the Russia investigation, said lawmakers had a “responsibility” t...

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