No evidence of 'spy' in campaign Democrats say after intel brief

US intelligence agencies offered no evidence to back President Donald 's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy' in his campaign, congressional Democrats said Thursday after a closed-door briefing.

The Department of Justice and the FBI held two classified meetings with leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives and the heads of the chambers' intelligence panels, after the president demanded a probe into allegations of infiltration into his team, a potential scandal has branded 'SPYGATE.'

US media have reported that the FBI sent an informant to gather possible evidence that campaign advisors had suspicious contacts with Russia.

Democrats have warned that 's fixation on the issue -- he has tweeted about it repeatedly -- suggests he is attempting to undermine the year-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign.

Democrats say there is no evidence of 'spy' in Donald Trump's campaign after an intelligence brief (Trump seen on Thursday)

Democrats say there is no evidence of 'spy' in Donald 's campaign after an intelligence brief ( seen on Thursday)

FBI Director Chris Wray was among the intelligence officials who briefed senior members of Congress about the FBI's use of a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation

FBI Director Chris Wray was among the intelligence officials who briefed senior members of Congress about the FBI's use of a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation

An initial Thursday briefing at the Department of Justice was intended to be only for Republicans, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

But after outcry from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the panel's top Democrat Adam Schiff was allowed to attend.

The action then shifted to the US Capitol where Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who oversees the Russia investigation, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats helped brief the so-called Gang of Eight.

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