×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Russia Probe | house | speaker | justice department | classified briefing

Paul Ryan Thanks DOJ for Classified Russia Briefing

Paul Ryan Thanks DOJ for Classified Russia Briefing
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:43 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday thanked Justice Department officials for the classified session to discuss the Russia investigation, saying legislators "have insisted and will continue to insist on Congress' Constitutional right to information necessary for the conduct of oversight."

"I appreciate the department arranging [Thursday's] briefing," the Wisconsin Republican said in a statement. "As always, I cannot and will not comment on a classified session.

"I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area now that they are getting the cooperation necessary for them to complete their work while protecting sources and methods."

Ryan joined the Republican chairmen of two House committees, California Rep. Devin Nunes of Intelligence and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy of Oversight, as well as White House chief of staff John Kelly in the classified meeting with Justice officials.

The other executive branch officials attending were Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan.

Kelly brokered the meeting, amid complaints from President Donald Trump about possible abuses by Justice and the FBI during special counsel Robert Mueller's Moscow investigation.

A second meeting was held later Thursday that also included Democrats and other House and Senate leaders. Ryan did not attend the session.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Thanking Justice Department officials for the classified session on the Russia investigation, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said legislators "have insisted and will continue to insist on Congress' constitutional right to information necessary for the conduct of oversight."
house, speaker, justice department, classified briefing
214
2018-43-24
Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:43 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
More Articles
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved