Schiff: Trump trying to shift attention from Russian Federation probe

Schiff's remarks come as his committee probes any potential Trump team-Russia coordination as well as the leaks that precipitated the resignation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn as part of a broader investigation into Russian meddling.

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged former national security advisor Michael Flynn to "ask for immunity" in the investigation into his Russian Federation links, saying the probe is a witch hunt by the Democrats and the media. "We are still at the very early stages of the investigation".

Congress has the authority to grant someone immunity, but doing so could jeopardize the Justice Department's ability to use that testimony as the basis for any criminal case it might want to bring.

Members of the House intelligence committee met Monday evening as the future of the House's Russian Federation investigation hangs in the balance. But, around the Capitol, House Democrats admit they have nowhere else to turn, with nearly no chance that a special commission will be created to investigate Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 elections.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior President Trump adviser Jared Kushner, collected about $195 million in income, according to a new financial snapshot of about 180 of the men and women serving in President Trump's White House. "Basically say 'Don't look at me don't look at Russia, There's nothing to see here'".

The White House has many advisers who earned millions of dollars a year ago, including President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, whose assets combined with her husband's could exceed $700 million. "Find the leakers." Trump tweeted Sunday.

Flynn, who left the Trump administration after misleading the White House about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, made headlines earlier this week after asking congressional investigators for immunity in exchange for cooperating with inquiries into links between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow. He says the White House isn't a whistleblower, as initial reports characterized Rep. Devin Nunes' secret source.

The New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials provided Nunes with the documents, a report Nunes called Friday "mostly wrong". "When the White House asked him this week to complete the process and to itemize the specific speaking events, he did so", Kelner said.

State Of The Union host Jake Tapper asked Schiff about the documents that he viewed at the White House.

The Senate's second-ranking Republican, Sen.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Flynn's lawyer requested an immunity deal for his client from the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, though none of those have taken him up on the offer yet.

"It certainly is an attempt to distract and to hide the origin of the materials, to hide the White House hand", Schiff said. He was provided access to intelligence reports by Trump's national security council on White House grounds.

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