Since everything is seen through the prism of politics, it’s no surprise that when the Trump administration began to open up about the latest Russia story, it was only good enough for Republicans to hear. No Democrats were invited to a White House briefing on Monday.

Politico writes: “Noticeably absent from the briefing, which are traditionally bipartisan affairs, were any Democrats, despite controlling both House panels. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows called House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) Sunday to try to schedule a briefing for Democrats but its unclear why that has yet to happen or if it will. 

The White House’s decision comes despite demands from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for briefings for all members of Congress, pointing to those news reports and conflicting statements by President Donald Trump on the matter.

Several major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, have confirmed the story that Russia was behind a scheme to pay bounty to Taliban mercenaries to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.

Donald Trump said he hadn’t been briefed on the intelligence that first came to light back in March.