Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and other members of Congress sat for an intelligence briefing on Friday to review the classified information regarding claims by Russia of having “compromising financial and personal information” about President-elect Trump. A declassified report was released to the public earlier this week.
Several of the congressmen were clearly shaken after the briefing. U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) refused to hold back about his feelings immediately after reading the classified info and even shared them on Twitter.
For Members of Congress who attended classified Intel briefing today, I reiterate my call that you demand @realDonaldTrump to tell the truth
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 13, 2017
While no one present at the briefing can publicly speak on what they read there, Lieu certainly felt that what he learned there proved that the president-elect has something serious to hide.
Trump was recently caught in multiple lies regarding his own top secret briefing on Russian hacking and the 2016 election influence they asserted. Trump immediately took to Twitter to tell his followers that Russia had done nothing wrong.
Only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big that they are totally embarrassed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
When news leaked that Trump had been briefed on the fact that Russia claimed to have embarrassing information about him, Trump didn’t just deny that they did have any information, he denied he had even been told.
His newly-appointed counselor and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, went on Late Night with Seth Meyers just a few hours later to insist that Trump had not been briefed on that information. Meyers responded by saying that the leaked info specifically said that Trump had been briefed. Conway snapped back at him.
‘Well, he has said he is not aware of that.’
On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden confirmed that he and President Obama had certainly been briefed, and a CNN source who was present at the time said that FBI Director James Comey personally briefed Trump in a one-on-one conversation.
Exactly which lie is Lieu calling on Trump to come clean about?
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