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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 NunesTrump pushing to declassify document disputing intel findings on Russia: report Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Democrat Arballo gains on Nunes: internal poll MORE (R-Calif.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington 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 TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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."