Thursday, June 1, 2017

Navigating Trump's America: Why new developments in the Russia story hurt Trump's agenda

No matter how much covfefe Trump throws around Washington, the investigations into his campaign's ties with Russia keep growing. Next up, Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, and Michael Cohen, the Trump's longtime personal attorney, were subpoenaed Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee. Both have already been subject to demands from the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify and produce documents; both previously spurned voluntary requests to appear before the House committee. The move by the House committee — once left dysfunctional by the chairman's coziness with Trump — came as CNN reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have had yet another private, undisclosed meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in April. Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Trump-Russia after news broke that he met twice with Kislyak during the campaign, after telling a Senate committee he never met with Russian officials.

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