( CNN) The Trump administration will now brief a bipartisan group of lawmakers in addition to two key House Republicans on a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation, after initially scheduling a briefing only for the pair of GOP congressmen.
The “Gang of Eight” consists of the top Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence committee as well as congressional leaders from both parties. Their briefing will take place at 2 p.m. ET Thursday in the Senate, according to four sources brief on the plans.
House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that, due to an earlier scheduling conflict, he plans to attend the noon meeting with Gowdy and Nunes, and not the “Gang of Eight” meeting later, which the Wisconsin Republican was invited to as House speaker.