The Democratic Party members Rep. Terry Sewell and Rep. Jackie Speier also issued statements calling upon Nunes to step aside or even to resign. Our congressional correspondent Mary Bruce has more from capitol hill.
Trump, for his part, tried to give the panel a new assignment, tweeting: “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech money to Bill, the Hillary Russian ‘reset, ‘ praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company”. Asked whether he would recuse himself, he said, “The investigation continues”. “And when you’re the Speaker of the House and you get to decide who is going to be the chairman of the intelligence committee and the person you have chosen. when that chairman gets in trouble, you publicly rush to his defense”. Why not recuse yourself from this investigation?
“He’s really in Trump’s inner circle”, concluded Colbert, saying that no matter where the investigation leads, Nunes will not come out smelling like roses.
Continuing his defense, Kingston said, “What I don’t like is the left always runs and clutches, ‘Oh I’m a woman, don’t say anything bad about me.’ Or, ‘I belong to a certain race.’ It seems like it’s always that card that’s played”. “You’ve got Russia. If the president puts Russia dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection”, Spicer said.
“This means that like other White House employees, Ms Trump now will be required to file Form 278 financial disclosure reports with the Office of Government Ethics and be required to comply with the financial conflict of interest rules found in section 208 of Title 18 of the US Code”. To suggest in any way, shape or form that we toad in the way of that is 100% false.
After getting this explosive information, Nunes held a press conference outside the White House and then briefed Trump. In this is what a cover-up looks like.
Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts. “I think that’s where it is”.
Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes, similarly denied any coordination between the committee and White House over Yates’ testimony. Asked if nunes should share his source and recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, the speaker answered with just three words.
Trump announced the White House Office of American Innovation in a memo Monday. Surrounded by coal miners, the president signed an executive order to turn back Obama-era restrictions on fossil fuel development and coal-fired power plants.
US attorneys are investigating Deutsche Bank, President Trump’s largest single lender, for laundering Russian funds. They call him ‘carrot top.’ They say his whole skin is orange. Reporter: No, we don’t, robin.
Examining finances has always been within the purview of the oversight role of the intelligence panel, Wyden wrote, citing a recent committee report said that “financial intelligence has emerged as a significant area of (intelligence community) activity, aiming to “follow the money” of adversaries”.