Sen. Merkley: Nunes' Actions Leave House Russian Probe 'in Shreds'

The leaders of the House intelligence committee are trying to get their Russian Federation investigation back on the rails, according to the panel's top Democrat.

Leaders for some of the Trump groups said they viewed backing the legislation as a problem for Congress, not the White House.

In recent days, the calls have grown louder for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The White House has denied taking any action to prevent that testimony. She decided over the weekend that she could better help Trump on the outside and said she was "excited" to continue pressing his agenda.

According to Business Insider, Spicer said President Trump does not believe Obama "personally" wiretapped him, and that Trump's accusations were those of general surveillance; Spicer further stated that this misunderstanding was a result of the press' reporting. We asked her to. The committee leaders said that they are happy that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort have agreed to testify, but they have not yet decided when they will bring them in.

Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in an email that "Speaker Ryan has full confidence that Chairman Nunes is conducting a thorough, fair, and credible investigation". The president owns those privileges.

Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into the Russian meddling in last year's USA election, will meet in a closed session and its two leaders, Sen.

But the White House insisted it would not stand in the way. "Nevertheless, I am advising the White House of Ms. Yates' intention to provide information".

The White House said Tuesday that it did not interfere with Yates' plans to testify. So hard the legislation to replace "Obamacare" failed in the Republican-controlled House, without ever going to the Republican-controlled Senate.

The head of another pro-Trump group, Great America Alliance, said lawmakers' views on the health care were shifting too quickly to put together a successful pressure campaign. He highlighted numerous incidents in the past month in which there was coordination between the White House and Nunes, including on the issue of incidental collection of communications. O'Neil challenged that interpretation as "overbroad" in the letter.

Trump fired Yates in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his first immigration order temporarily banning entry to the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.

Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee recently publicly said the intelligence he saw shows Trump transition team members were swept up in surveillance on foreign agents and then identified in reports on that surveillance. He said Tuesday that he will "never" reveal sources or methods to fellow committee members but that he still hopes to share the documents.

At best, the two Nancy Drew-like outings Nunes took to the White House last week - the first to meet with an undisclosed source the congressman says shared surveillance data suggesting that USA intelligence agencies had incidentally (but lawfully) intercepted communications involving the Trump transition team, and a second to share what he had learned with Trump himself - reveal the intelligence chair as a shameless shill for the targets of his committee's investigation.



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