Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Republican tension with White House

The patience of top Republican leaders over 45's wild allegations is wearing thin, according to the Washington Post today.

His tweeted, unsupported allegations of a wiretap on Trump Tower are the main problem as members of the House Judiciary Committee try to determine whether the FBI is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said there will be no vote on affirming the proposed Deputy FBI Director until the Judiciary Committee is given an FBI a hearing on Russia.  A briefing of the Gang of Eight occurred late Wednesday afternoon.

Things will come to a head on Monday.

"The tension could break into the open Monday during a House Intelligence Committee public hearing on Russia. The hearing will feature Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency. It will provide a rare chance for lawmakers to grill the FBI director and other officials in a public setting on the allegations that Russia intervened in the campaign in an attempt to tilt it toward Trump."

Thanks to John Arthur, who said that out of the many news reports coming out, he finds this one most significant at the moment.

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