The White House now says it is working to facilitate a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to review classified documents on the Russia investigation this week, instead of after the Memorial Day recess, as promised earlier.
White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement late Wednesday night that, “Congressional leadership has requested the bipartisan Gang of 8 meeting be scheduled before the recess.” He says, “We are working to make that happen.”
Officials from the Justice Department and the intelligence community are set to hold a briefing about classified documents for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, on Thursday.
Trump and his supporters in Congress are pressing for information on an outside informant who reportedly approached members of Trump’s campaign.
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