White House to brief Pelosi, McConnell on Russia-Taliban bounty plot

White House to brief Pelosi, McConnell on Russia-Taliban bounty plot


WASHINGTON — Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be among a handful of powerful lawmakers briefed by the White House on Wednesday over the Russia-Taliban bounty plot, a new report says, as the fallout over the explosive report continues.

White House officials are preparing to brief the so-called “Gang of Eight,” a term referring to the leaders of Congress from both parties as well as the intelligence committees, who are regularly given briefings on classified information, according to a tweet by Politico’s senior reporter Jake Sherman.

Besides Pelosi (D-Calif.) and McConnell (R-Ky.) members of the bipartisan group include Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark Warner (D-Virg.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence committee, and Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif. ) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chair and ranking member of the House Intel committee

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A New York Times report published

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