"The Inspector General was basically just saying we're sitting on this packet of disinformation which came from some uncertain place. And, again, this is my interpretation of it. There may be misconduct by the Secretary of State or other State Department employees in distributing this if they know where it comes from and they know that it does not have any authentic source in the White House. Or maybe it did come from the White House. We just don't know where it came from. I think that's the big mystery here. It's very clear what it is. It is a package of propaganda and disinformation and conspiracy theories. The real question is where did it come from and how did it end up in our lap right now."
3. US State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaving a meeting with House and Senate staff
The inspector general for the US State Department turned over a packet of information at a closed door meeting of Congressional staffers Wednesday that the State Department said was related to the State Department and Ukraine.
Inspector General Steve Linick had no comment Wednesday as he left a meeting, but Democratic Rep. Jaime Raskin of Maryland characterized the packet as "disinformation that came from some uncertain place."
The documents were obtained from the State Department's acting legal adviser, according to an email from the State Department.
Raskin said the packet which was addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "basically a lot of conspiracy theories."
"The real question is where did it come from and how did it end up in our lap right now," he said.
The meeting came as President Donald Trump railed against the investigation into his dealings with Ukraine, hours after House Democratic leaders warned the White House to expect a subpoena for documents.