Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

He said the intelligence was not related to his committee’s investigation.

In a tweet, the California Democrat questioned what the “holdup” was after the White House denied reports Tuesday that it tried to stop Yates from testifying.

When – or whether – Yates actually does appear is another matter. He has rejected calls for his recusal, but canceled scheduled hearings.

Holyoke said the meeting took place before Nunes met with his own committee. Lindsey Graham and John McCain, have expressed growing skepticism that Nunes is the right man to lead the Russian Federation investigation.

Dent stopped short of saying that the House committee should end their investigation. Manafort has come under new scrutiny because of his alleged ties to the Russian backed former president of Ukraine.

“Such communications are likely covered by the presidential communications privilege and possibly the deliberative process privilege”. At the meeting, O’Neil presented a letter in which he said the Justice Department had “advised” him that Yates’ official communications on issues of interest to the House panel are “client confidences” that can not be disclosed without written consent. “Democracy 21 praises Ms. Trump for her decision, which recognizes that it would have been wrong for her to function as a White House employee and not be subject to the same rules that apply to other White House employees”, he said in a statement.

Congressman Devin Nunes is the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, but he was also part of President Trump’s transition team.

Spicer then pointed to what he charged was a substantive contrast between questions being about Nunes’ handling of intelligence and other questions.

Trump already has an office in the West Wing, and her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves President Donald Trump as an unpaid senior adviser.

Warren, who has been a staunch critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, raised concerns in a letter to the Office of Government Ethics about the confusion surrounding Ivanka Trump’s unspecified White House role, as well as the potential conflicts of interest that could arise from it.

On Tuesday, Nunes declined to say if the White House had asked him to cancel the hearing.

Unless Nunes’ source works out of the White House complex, they too would require to be cleared to enter the grounds.

Schiff and a few key Republicans, including Arizona Sen. House and Senate leaders, however, are unlikely to agree, and Trump would not sign legislation to create such a commission.

Given that the source was not someone employed by the White House, it is possible that an additional person was involved in securing Nunes’ access to the grounds and to a SCIF. The panel has no public hearings on its calendar, but Schiff told NPR on Tuesday that Republican and Democratic staffers are continuing to review documents and assemble lists of potential witnesses. However, the role of advisor has many facets, and it’s still unclear as to what exactly Ivanka will be doing in the White House. Richard Burr, the committee’s Republican chairman, addressed reporters ahead of their panel’s first hearing on Russian Federation. “I think he needs to recuse himself”, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said of Nunes, as Democrats furiously contend that the sprint by Nunes to brief President Trump last week on intelligence – which he still has not shared with his committee – signals something is wrong.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold its first hearing into Russian interference Thursday. She alerted the White House in January that Flynn had been misleading in his account of a December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States in which economic sanctions against Russia were discussed. He explained, “There are just questions that we have for Director Comey and Admiral Rogers probably that they just couldn’t answer in a public setting but it’s necessary to get both of them back down here before we can move on to other interviews”.

Jared Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump and serves as a key White House adviser