Congress is about to learn much more today about the origins of the Russian collusion investigation.
There’s been a lot of build-up to these meetings with the Justice Department later today. The information is considered classified and both the Justice Department and the FBI have been reluctant to talk about the use of informants in this investigation. The two briefings today — one of which was just opened up to Democratic leaders of Congress — may help end a stand-off with Republicans in Congress, who have been pushing the Justice Department to explain how the probe really began. Democrats argue that the President and Republicans are simply looking for ammunition to discredit the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Republicans, though, say they are looking for answers after being repeatedly stonewalled.