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House Republicans Say Trump Did Not Collude With Russia

The House Intelligence Committee refutes the findings of the intel community

(Newser) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday announced they've come to the opposite conclusion in their investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia as the intelligence community. Per CNN , the House Intelligence Committee has concluded Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attempt to help President Trump win... More »

Report: Hope Hicks Admits Lying for Trump

But 'white lies' didn't involve Russia, she says

(Newser) - White House Communications Director Hope Hicks didn't answer all of investigators' questions during a House intelligence committee interview Tuesday, insiders say—but she was honest about occasionally being dishonest. Sources tell the New York Times that Hicks admitted that working for President Trump had required her to tell "... More »

Report: Mueller Team Grilled Bannon for 20 Hours

Also, he stonewalled House panel in 2nd appearance

(Newser) - Steve Bannon was interrogated for 20 hours over two days this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the AP reports, citing "a person familiar with the process." The insider says the former White House chief strategist answered every question that was put to... More »

Dems React as Trump Blocks Memo: 'Hypocrisy at Its Worst'

President has sent Dems' memo back to HIC for revisions due to 'classified' and 'sensitive' passages

(Newser) - Earlier Friday, President Trump spoke to reporters about the 10-page Democratic rebuttal memo to the GOP memo alleging wrongdoing in the FBI and DOJ, noting that the Dem memo is "going to be released soon." "Soon" may be relative, however, as Trump, via a letter sent Friday... More »

Trump Will Release Classified Democratic Memo 'Soon'

It's rebuttal to classified GOP memo released by Trump last week

(Newser) - Last week, President Trump released a classified Republican memo detailing alleged wrongdoing by the FBI over the objections of both the FBI and Justice Department. Now, he's prepared to release the classified Democratic rebuttal to that memo, Politico reports. According to CNN , Trump told reporters Friday that the 10-page... More »

Lawmaker: House Intelligence Committee Is 'Absolute Poison'

Sources say committee will physically separate staffers based on political party

(Newser) - Republicans are finally going to build the wall. No, not that wall. Sources tell CBS News that Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee are planning to erect a "physical partition" in the spring to keep Democratic and Republican staffers separated. Some sources suggest the wall is the idea of... More »

Nunes Admits Fine Print Shows DOJ Didn't Conceal Info

But panel chair says 'footnote' wasn't enough when it came to surveillance of Carter Page

(Newser) - There was a lot going on in the House Intelligence Committee memo declassified Friday by President Trump, but a key allegation was that the FBI didn't divulge the partisan leanings of dossier author Christopher Steele during the application process for surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The... More »

New Trump Decision: Whether to Release Democrats' Memo

House intelligence panel votes to release it, but final decision is up to the president

(Newser) - President Trump has one more big decision to make in regard to "the memo." The House intelligence panel on Monday voted unanimously to make public the Democratic rebuttal to the GOP's memo on the Russia investigation. As with the original memo, the president now has five days... More »

Democrats Want Vote on Releasing Their Own Memo

GOP expected to release more reports on 'wrongdoing'

(Newser) - Amid the fallout from the release of the GOP-produced memo on alleged FBI surveillance overreach, House Democrats are pushing for the release of their own memo. Democrats, who are expected to call for a vote in a Monday afternoon meeting of the House Intelligence Committee, say their document will serve... More »

Republican: Secret Memo on FBI Shows the 'Fix Was In'

Trump expected to authorize release of document

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release a secret memo criticizing the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Russia investigation—and President Trump, who has the final call, is expected to release it, despite protests from his own intelligence officials. Sources tell the Washington Post that Trump... More »

House Republicans Vote to Release Secret FBI Memo

Now up to Trump; classified document faults FBI and DoJ in Russia probe

(Newser) - It's all up to President Trump now. The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to release a controversial memo that alleges wrongdoing on the part of the Justice Department and the FBI in regard to the Russia investigation, reports Politico . Democrats are fuming over the decision. Trump... More »

Angry House Committee Slaps Bannon With Subpoena

'Only Steve Bannon could unite this committee'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday—and was slapped with a subpoena after refusing to answer questions about his time on President Trump's transition team or his stint in the West Wing. Sources tell Politico that the former White House strategist was subpoenaed on the... More »

Republicans Probing Alleged DOJ, FBI Corruption: Report

Group has met secretly for weeks to build case: Politico

(Newser) - President Trump has called the investigations into his campaign's ties to Russia a "witch hunt." This week, Donald Trump Jr. suggested they were part of a "rigged system" of "people at the highest levels of government" working to hurt the president. Some House Republicans apparently... More »

Ex-CIA Chief: Russia 'Brazenly' Interfered With Our Election

John Brennan testifies before House panel

(Newser) - Former CIA chief John Brennan left no wiggle room in one aspect of his testimony before a House panel on Tuesday: "It should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 election process," he told the House Intelligence Committee, per the Daily Beast . But as... More »

Devin Nunes Steps Aside From House's Russia Inquiry

Republican chair of the intelligence panel recuses himself

(Newser) - Devin Nunes is removing himself from the House's investigation into possible ties between Russia and President Trump's team, reports Politico . The California Republican chairs the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Russian tampering in the presidential election, but Nunes has been accused of being too close to the... More »

Lawyer: Flynn 'Certainly Has a Story to Tell'

His offer to testify in return for immunity could be a non-starter, experts say

(Newser) - Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has reportedly offered to talk to the FBI and congressional investigators about possible Trump campaign links to Russia in return for immunity—but they might not take him up on it. Experts tell the Washington Post and the New York Times that the idea... More »

Spicer: Actually White House Wants Sally Yates to Testify

Administration denies it sought to stop former AG's testimony on Russia

(Newser) - The White House says reports it tried to keep Sally Yates from testifying on ties between Russia and the Trump campaign are "100% false." The Washington Post reported Tuesday that, according to documents it received, the White House was planning on claiming presidential communication privilege to prevent Yates... More »

Graham on Nunes: He's on a 'Lark,' Like 'Inspector Clouseau'

But House Intelligence Committee chair says he's not recusing himself from Russia probe

(Newser) - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has asked its chair to recuse himself from the probe into the Trump administration's ties to Russia—but so far, Devin Nunes has said "nyet." Politico calls Nunes and the White House "defiant" after Rep. Adam Schiff's... More »

Nunes' Abrupt Exit From an Uber Ride Is Making Headlines

As his committee's Trump-Russia investigation appears to be in danger

(Newser) - The night before House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell Wednesday , claiming President Trump's transition team communications had been "incidentally collected" by US intelligence agencies, he disappeared out of an Uber. He was in the car with a senior committee staffer when he got a communication... More »

Manafort to Intel Committee: I'll Testify

Ex-Trump campaign chair has volunteered to be grilled on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - There's been more than a passing interest lately in Paul Manafort, and the beleaguered ex-Trump campaign chairman now seems eager to clear the air. Per an announcement Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Manafort—who's raised eyebrows with whispers of his dealings with the Russians and... More »

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