A growing chorus of politicians in Washington want to know what President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia actually are.
As the White House tries to deflect the debate, two key positions need to be filled to help President Donald Trump.
We have the resignation of the National Security Advisor.
Now the Secretary Of Labor Nominee withdrew his name.
The President is trying to bounce back.
At a joint news conference with the Israeli Prime Minister, President Donald Trump addressed the fallout about Russian ties centering around the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. “I think it’s very, very unfair what has happened to General Flynn. The way he was treated and the documents and papers that were illegally, I stress that, illegally leaked,” said President Donald Trump.
Late Wednesday night, two house committee chairman asked the Justice Department to look into the series of leaks related to Flynn’s calls with the Russian Ambassador.
Congress wants to get to the truth. “If there’s evidence of collaboration between Trump Campaign officials and Russians operatives that would be very serious. That would be a game changer and require a different response by the Congress, said Senator Lindsey Graham, (R) South Carolina.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is now requesting transcripts of Flynn’s calls “It would be my hope and expectation that the administration will want to actively cooperate as well so we can get to the bottom of this,” said Senator Mark Warner, (D) Virginia.
Now President Trump’s pick for Secretary Of Labor, Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration. “He made the right decision,” said Senator Susan Collins, (R) Maine.
Support eroded because of domestic issues in Puzder’s past that would be tough to get through a nomination hearing and his opposition to raising the minimum wage.
White House Spokesman Sean Spicer will not say who they are considering as secretary of labor, but Vice Admiral Robert Harwood has been offered National Security Advisor.