The confirmation about Papadopoulos is "the most important fact disclosed in this otherwise shoddy memo", California Rep. Adam Schiff, the House committee's top Democrat, said in a tweet Saturday in response to Trump's assertion that the document vindicated him.
"Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper", Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Trump didn't stop there: he accused Schiff of illegally leaking confidential information from the House Intelligence Committee that he sits on with Nunes.
In the spit take tweet of the day, Trump followed up his attacks on Congressman Adam Schiff by piling praise on "Great American Hero" Rep. Devin Nunes (above, right), who prepared the GOP memo which Trump wrongly declared "totally vindicates" him in the Russian Federation investigation.
The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously late Monday to release the Democratic memo, and Trump has until Friday to block the release of the still-classified document. "And we think this will be very useful information for the American people to see". "I think they were compelled to take the action they took today".
Syria, Russia escalate air raids on rebel-held areas
The SOHR and state media also said that shells fired by rebels in the Eastern Ghouta had killed three people in government-held parts of Damascus.
Republicans on this and other committees have amped up their attacks of the FBI, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation appears have been gaining traction and has already resulted in charges brought against four people associated with Trump or his campaign. The memo also omits that Page had been on the FBI's radar a few years earlier as part of a separate counterintelligence investigation into Russian influence. Interviewed on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Gowdy said the allegations of FBI misconduct in getting the warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page have nothing to do with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Steele collected information for American research company Fusion GPS, which was hired by a law firm representing the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to dig up dirt on Trump during his 2016 election campaign. Several high-ranking Republicans, along with House speaker Paul D. Ryan, have said they favor releasing the Democratic memo, as long as it has been redacted to remove any sensitive national security information.
Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is one of the most outspoken members of Congress and a frequent Trump critic.
The memo's release also comes amid an effort by Trump and congressional Republicans to discredit Mueller's investigation.
The Democratic memo says the GOP memo is inaccurate.
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Once again he has proved why he is called the best gentleman ever to have played the sport. We had some great talent and they were very appreciative of our cricketers as well.
The president's comment comes after Republicans on the Intelligence panel released their controversial memo Friday after Mr. Trump chose to declassify the document.
White House officials and others close to President Donald Trump insist he will rely on the input of law enforcement and intelligence agencies as he decides whether to declassify a memo from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
The Republican memo accused senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of not revealing that portions of a dossier used in seeking a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant to eavesdrop on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were partly paid for by Democrats.
The GOP memo was available to House members to read in a secure facility for 11 days before the panel voted to make it public; last Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the Democrats' memo available to all members to peruse in a secure facility as well. President Trump declassified the memo and authorized its release on Friday. "We know that there has been nearly 100 leaks that we believe have come from the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee", Nunes said.
LUCAS: Well, it will follow the same process as the Republican memo.
India vs South Africa 3rd ODI, Cape Town
A much depleted Proteas team faced off against the vibrant Indians in the second match in Centurion and they were thumped. They are already trailing in the series having lost the first two games but injuries continue to haunt South Africa .