White House says new information has emerged on Russia probe

Spicer holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday.

“There has been information, … material that has … come to light, and that we want to make sure that the people who are conducting the review have that information,” Spicer told reporters without giving details about the information.

“We have invited them up to view it in a classified setting,” he said, referring to the Republican chairs and Democratic ranking members of the Senate and House intelligence committees.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by James Dalgleish)