No Dems invited to attend meeting on Russia docs

The White House announced top U.S. officials will brief lawmakers on Thursday about a confidential FBI source who has been a lightning rod for controversy in the Russia probe — but no Democrats are invited.
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE (R-Calif.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe MORE (R-S.C.) will meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and top Justice Department official Ed O'Callaghan, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. 
 
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White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE helped broker the meeting but will not be there himself. No White House officials will be in attendance, according to Sanders.
 
 
The White House announced the meeting on Monday as part of an agreement between President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE and senior Justice Department officials designed to head off a dispute surrounding the source. 
 
The invite list, however, will almost certainly spark criticism of political bias from Democrats.
 
Sanders pushed back, saying Republicans are the ones who have asked for information on the source. 
 
“To my knowledge, the Democrats have not requested that information so I would refer you back to them on why they would consider themselves randomly invited to see something they’ve never asked to," she said.
 
 
"The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it’s now partisan,” he said in a statement. “It is crystal clear that Chairman Nunes’ intent is to interfere with the investigation, and Speaker Ryan is allowing it to happen."