McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Posted May 17, 2017

"The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue immediately". Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an email Tuesday that the committee had requested "additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information" from the White House. Two in 10 Americans (22 percent) oppose it.

Although Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had an "absolute right" to brief Lavrov, some lawmakers have warned that the episode could have serious repercussions for relations with key partners. He added the Trump administration has "got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening".

Garland, who is the chief judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been floated by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers as a candidate to replace Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump last week.

Former adviser Josh Holmes said, "I think the Senate majority leader thinks that's a fantastic idea", going on to note that McConnell thinks Garland would be qualified and someone to support on a vote.

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"Well I read the Washington Post story and I read General McMaster's response, which tends to refute the story..."

"I've heard the allegation". "I think the diplomacy part of what we do overseas is a lot cheaper than the use of the military and frequently has a pretty good return on investment".

He said the time Trump spent sharing sensitive information was time he did not spend focused on Russia's aggressive behavior, including interference in elections, and its illegal invasion of Ukraine. House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed hope, through a spokesperson, for a "full explanation" from the administration as to what had happened.

That won't happen either, though, because Trump's goal in firing Comey was to make the FBI's Russian Federation investigation go away. But lawmakers continued to seize on it as the day went on. "We need to get a hold of that", Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) but also Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

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The event, which featured speeches by an array of Democratic lawmakers, revealed the left's growing frustration with the slow pace of investigations into Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation. When asked if he had any reaction to the reports, Sen.

Today marks one week since James Comey was sacked. "We'll see where it takes us". Collins is a member of that committee.

If congressional Republicans are to begin the long journey back towards restoring the shattered public trust and reinstating the norm of politically-independent federal law enforcement, persuading Trump to selecting someone from outside their party is one start.

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