Rep. Schiff has seen Devin Nunes' evidence for Obama surveillance

Spicer said the White House was not concerned that Flynn might reveal damaging information, even though Trump fired him in February over revelations Flynn misled senior officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, over his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Initial reports about his departure said that Flynn had made the decision to step down voluntarily.

She was interviewed by MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on the Morning Joe program on March 2, one day after The New York Times reported that White House staffers had "rushed to preserve intelligence of Russian election hacking" in the Obama administration's final days. Is the White House aware of that information?

"At some point we have got to recognize that the president and persons within his administration and now the chair of the Intelligence Committee are willing to lie", Speier said.

Then came a tangent.

"What he did, what he saw, who he met with was 100 percent proper", Spicer said of Nunes.

Spicer responded to Keith by asking if she had asked Farkas about her comments.

"You're playing cute there", Spicer exclaimed.

"No, you're the." the reporter began. The effort to muzzle Yates, which many people believe leads back to shadowy Trump advisor Steve Bannon, blew up in the faces of everyone involved. Speaker Ryan must insist that Chairman Nunes at least recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation immediately. There is no chance that the FBI would brief them about the substance or progress of its investigation into the Trump campaign's connections to the Russian government.

Stephen Slick, a former CIA and NSC official, said it would be "highly unusual and likely unprecedented" for a member of Congress to travel to the White House to view intelligence reports "without prior authorization". The answers have been unclear and convoluted.

It nevertheless should be undeniable, by now, that the regime of Vladimir Putin brazenly intervened in US politics, including by hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing stolen material through the WikiLeaks site; that it is still trying to disrupt the political system, including by sowing fake news and faux controversies on social media; and that it is attempting to disrupt elections in other Western democracies, including France and Germany.

I know a lot of folks want to talk about the process and not the surveillance and the underlying issue.

Sean, couple of questions, if I could, about Chairman Nunes' visit to the White House. We're very proud of our ranking member Adam Schiff, who's done a remarkable job.

"We're not going to get into sources and methods". Nunes rolled out that explosive charge last week, the day after conferring with his sources on White House grounds.

WELNA: Now, the committees in Congress - the intelligence committees of both the House and Senate have not agreed to immunity yet.

Here are two of Donald Trump's famous March 4 tweets.

During the briefing, Spicer also dodged a question about whether the president will release his latest tax returns, due on April 18.

"Michael Flynn, Gen. Flynn is a wonderful man", Trump said. Flynn was sacked from his post for lying to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, during the transition.

Later in the news conference, Spicer actually went as far to make a case that Clinton's connections with Russian Federation are more concerning than Trump's. Flynn's lawyer said in a statement Thursday that Trump's former national security adviser and campaign confidant "certainly has a story to tell".



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