Schumer: Meeting With Chief of Staff Kelly On DOJ Documents Must Be Bipartisan

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the White House’s plan to hold a meeting regarding highly sensitive, classified information with members of Congress:

“The White House plan to arrange a meeting where ‘highly classified and other information’ will be shared with members of Congress is highly irregular and inappropriate.  The president and his staff should not be involved in the viewing or dissemination of sensitive investigatory information involving any open investigation, let alone one about his own activities and campaign.

“However, if such a meeting occurs, it must be bipartisan in order to serve as a check on the disturbing tendency of the president’s allies to distort facts and undermine the investigation and the people conducting it.”

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