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Trump's Thoughts on GOP Memo Caught on Camera

President overheard supporting release of Devin Nunes-led memo on FBI after State of the Union

(Newser) - President Trump was overheard Tuesday night telling a GOP lawmaker he's totally in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation. "Oh yeah, don't worry," the president told South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan on the House floor after his first State of the Union... More »

Paul Ryan Has Warning for Fellow Republicans on Memo

Don't overstate its importance, he implores them

(Newser) - A House panel's decision to release a classified memo critical of the FBI and Justice Department's role in the Russia investigation continued to reverberate on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but Paul Ryan had a warning for his fellow Republicans. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting, Ryan implored them... 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 »

GOP Lawmaker on Mueller: 'Leave Him the Hell Alone'

And more from the Sunday morning talk show circuit

(Newser) - The future of Robert Mueller was the talk of the town on the Sunday morning talk shows, with politicians on both sides of the aisle weighing the need to protect the special counsel following a report Trump tried to fire him in June. "It’s pretty clear to me... More »

Furor Over Missing FBI Texts, 'Secret Society' Reference

The president calls it 'one of the biggest stories in a long time'

(Newser) - The texts called Donald Trump a "loathsome human" —but what did the missing texts say? That's what the Justice Department is trying to find out following the weekend revelation that five months' worth of messages between veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page have... 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 »

Hillary Clinton Subject of 2 New GOP Investigations

Lawmakers are looking into uranium sale, private email server

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election, but she hasn't lost the interest of Republicans. USA Today reports GOP lawmakers on Tuesday announced two new investigations involving Clinton. The House Intelligence and House Oversight committees will be investigating the Obama administration's approval of the purchase by a... 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 »

New Figure in Trump Surveillance Story: Susan Rice

Right and left disagree on how big a deal this is

(Newser) - Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice is back in the news again , this time regarding President Trump's wiretapping allegations. On the right, she is being accused of abusing her power while in office to "unmask," for political advantage, the names of Trump associates caught up in... More »

Trump Tells NBC to Stop Covering 'Phony' Russia Story

Trump left signing ceremony without signing orders

(Newser) - President Trump had Russia and NBC on his mind Saturday. "When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story," he tweeted . In a follow-up tweet , he slammed the 'Fake News Media for "pushing... More »

Nunes' Intelligence Came From White House Officials: Report

Nunes has refused to reveal his sources

(Newser) - The New York Times , citing anonymous government officials, reports it knows where Rep. Devin Nunes got those classified intelligence reports that allegedly show President Trump and associates were caught up in American surveillance of foreign officials. The Times names two White House officials as the source of the reports: Michael... 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 »

Trump: 'Russia Story Is a Hoax'

President says House panel should be investigating Hillary Clinton instead

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter Monday night to weigh in on Congress' investigation of possible ties between Russia and his election campaign: The "story is a hoax," he tweeted. In a pair of tweets, here and here , Trump also criticized US policies toward Moscow while Hillary Clinton was... More »

Schiff to Nunes: Recuse Yourself

He says chairman of House Intelligence Committee should not lead Trump-Russia probe

(Newser) - House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday, prompting the top Democrat on the committee to call on... 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 »

GOP's Nunes Apologizes to Democrats for Going to Trump

More developments on the Russian investigation

(Newser) - The GOP chairman of the House panel exploring possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign apologized in private to his Democratic colleagues Thursday for his controversial decision to brief President Trump before them on new information, while CNN is out with a potentially big development. Here's a look... More »

House Intel Chair: Trump Team Caught in Surveillance

Though they weren't the targets of the surveillance

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee dropped the kind of bombshell that raises more questions than it answers. USA Today reports Rep. Devin Nunes says he's seen intelligence reports that show communications between President Trump's team and unnamed others were "incidentally collected" by... More »

One Post-Comey Assessment: 'Our President Is a Liar'

Pundits weigh in on FBI chief's testimony on Trump

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill is not surprisingly a major topic on the opinion pages Tuesday, and David Leonhardt's piece in the New York Times is one of those drawing attention. It begins, "The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the... More »

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