Charlie Dent: Senate should lead Russian Federation probe

Mar 30, 2017, 01:34

The White House has denied it tried to stop potentially damaging evidence about links between the President's team and Russian Federation from being made public. White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds up a document concerning a Washington Post story on Sally Yates as he talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The information seen by Nunes has not yet been shared with others, though the congressman said Tuesday that he hopes to share it with other members of the intelligence committee.

The investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign had dealings with Russian officials has been a topic of much discussion the moment it was announced.

Adding to the swirl of questions was the publication of a series of letters dated March 23 and March 24 involving a lawyer for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

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.

Schiff said he wanted to hear testimony from Yates about the events leading up to the firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"We believe that the department's position in this regard is overbroad, incorrect and inconsistent with the department's historical approach to the congressional testimony of current and former officials, " the attorney, David O'Neill, wrote in a letter. "We have no problem with her testifying, plain and simple", he said.

Advocates For People With Disabilities Urge No Vote On Health Care
A policy that would cut health coverage in order to provide a tax cut to the wealthiest is not based in morality or common sense. Virtually all of those contacting the office opposed the measure, according Walz's spokesman Jesse Stock.

Android O Developer Preview released with a focus on battery life
The system also can show animated interactions in launcher, shortcuts and settings and in the overview screen too. Since its launch in 2008, Android has made it to one of the most widely used operating systems across the globe.

French candidates face off in first debate
He said he disagreed with Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron for supporting the lenient immigration policies that Germany has. He really needed to do well in this debate, trying to revive this campaign after weeks of legal woes and allegations.

Nunes said on Tuesday he has "no idea" why Democrats would call for him to step aside from the investigation.

Yates was sacked in January as acting attorney general after she refused to defend the Trump administration's first travel ban.

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said during an interview early Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) behavior has been "aggressive" and "unusual" in recent days.

Yates and Brennan had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee would probably contradict some statements that White House officials had made, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Chairman Nunes, who worked on the Trump transition team, went to the White House last week to view reports he claims shows intelligence agencies collected incidental information on Trump transition personnel.

The top Democrats on Capitol Hill: Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, as well as the House Intelligence Committee's Ranking Member, Adam Schiff, all called for Nunes' removal from the probe Monday.

"I don't know where he got them from", said Spicer, who didn't mention Nunes' visit.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Meals on Wheels not expecting funding cut impact locally

    The Lancaster program - which serves roughly half of the county map -has five part-time and three full-time staff members. Ossining Supervisor Dana Levenberg said the cuts would be catastrophic to nutrition programs for seniors.
    'Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia' Bundle Announced, Amiibo Functions Revealed

    'Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia' Bundle Announced, Amiibo Functions Revealed

    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is just one of several Fire Emblem games that Nintendo is releasing within the next year. The limited edition will retail for $59.99, while the standard version of the game is priced at $39.99.
    BJP's Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

    BJP's Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

    Cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza was also sworn in as a minister of state becoming the only Muslim face in the Adityanath government.
  • Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children

    Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children

    Local MP Faris al-Sanjari said the coalition air strike had targeted a truck bomb causing a huge explosion. The Iraqi troops and worldwide coalition forces don't know that civilians are inside, and they fire back.
    Abadi: Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

    Abadi: Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

    Abadi, the first Arab head of state to meet with President Trump, is in Washington for a 68-nation summit on fighting Isis. Asked whether he had seen the Trump administration's plan to wipe out Daesh, Abadi said: "I haven't seen a full plan".

    Apple's own website hints new products might launch tomorrow morning

    Apple's next iPad Pro model is expected to arrive in a 12.9-inch variant, a 9.7-inch variant and an all-new 10.5-inch variant. Apple has been contacted for comment concerning the delay of the launch of the trio of new iPads, but is yet to respond.
  • IPhone 8 or

    IPhone 8 or "iPhone Pro" - Could Apple Change iPhone Branding In 2017?

    Enthusiasts noticed, however, that the iPad has heavy similarities with the iPad Air 2, which has been discontinued by Apple . Of course, it's power can't be compared with the power of the two iPad Pro models since they are using a newer A9X chip.

    Baltimore Man Suspected In Manhattan Stabbing Wanted To Kill Black Men

    Caughman walked to the Midtown South Precinct to report that he had been stabbed, and died at Bellevue Hospital around 1:00 a.m. Aubry said Jackson considered stabbing more than just the one victim.
    'Piggy bank' turtle slips into coma after op to remove coins

    'Piggy bank' turtle slips into coma after op to remove coins

    However, Piggy Bank's popularity and the number of coins she ingested led to the shortening of her own life. Many Thais believe that throwing coins on turtles will bring longevity.
  • Sean Spicer just lectured a woman reporter on her body language

    Ryan went back to her original question, which was how does the administration hope to change the perception of the White House . We are under attack by this administration, ' she said. "I'm willing to answer any question", Spicer said.
    AG Jeff Sessions says 'sanctuary cities' not eligible for certain

    AG Jeff Sessions says 'sanctuary cities' not eligible for certain

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has identified 118 such jurisdictions . The report also noted one case in Westchester County on February 1.
    EBay Gives Conflicting Answers on New Shipping Program

    EBay Gives Conflicting Answers on New Shipping Program

    This will roll out in the U.S. this summer. eBay also redesigned its home page to provide a more personalized experience as well. There will be no cost to sellers, but they will be required to meet a set of shipping standards to take part.
popular