White House launches counteroffensive amid investigations


He blocked his investigative committee from documents that he then shared with the White House, diverting attention from the growing evidence of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian agents.

Farkas has also been described as a Hillary Clinton campaign adviser, including in a March 2017 New Yorker report.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday that Nunes did nothing wrong in coming to the White House, and he brushed off questioners who asked why Nunes briefed Trump about information he acquired from two White House officials in the first place.

Nunes' sources have since been revealed to be Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence for the White House National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer for the White House and former aide to the House Intelligence Committee.

"We want to know who knew what, when", a New York Times reporter told Spicer.

"So I think that as we continue down this path, if you begin to focus really on the substance, I think we see more and more a very, very troubling and devastating path".

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"It is the same Fake News Media that said there is "no path to victory for Trump" that is now pushing the phony Russian Federation story", Trump tweeted.

The White House has called for investigations into the disclosure of multiple intercepted conversations that Flynn had with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the inauguration. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official. While at the White House, officials say, Schiff also met with Trump.

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The official explanation was that after the health care bill's collapse, Walsh realized she could be of more value to the White House from the outside, helping guide a pro-Trump group that has provided nearly no air cover for the president or his agenda.

Spicer said that interview "raised serious concerns on whether or not there was an organized and widespread effort by the Obama administration to use and leak highly sensitive intelligence information for political purposes".

However the comments by Farkas appeared to indicate however that she was anxious that the information could be buried by Trump officials, not that she wanted it leaked. Farkas left her job in 2015.

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The Fox News headline read, "Former Obama official discloses rush to get intelligence on Trump team".

Congress and the FBI are conducting investigations about whether a direct connection existed between campaign officials and Kremlin operatives, amid Trump's insistence about no such contact.

During a March 2 appearance on MSNBC, Farkas said she had encouraged her former colleagues to gather as much intelligence as possible, fearing it would be "hidden away in the bureaucracy".

The White House has embraced a top Republican's assertion that information about Trump associates were improperly spread around the government in the final days of the Obama administration.

The chairman later briefed the president on the information and declared publicly that the documents showed Trump campaign aides were swept up in US intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.

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