Trump is dealing with finger-pointing and infighting that threatens to derail his agenda, as well as nagging Russian Federation investigations on Capitol Hill that are raising more questions than answers about his team. Very rich. In particular we learned Ivanka Trump is going to keep a stake in the trump global hotel right there in Washington and that her husband, Jared Kushner, has held on to much of his real estate empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
This past week didn't help matters. United States prosecutors can offer a suspect immunity in exchange for information that can incriminate others in a case, particularly larger figures.
Was that Ryan really just talking to the Freedom Caucus? I suspect that there will be an investigation into whether he was truthful and honest when he was asked questions by government officials. During the campaign, Trump made big, bold promises. Vice President Mike Pence followed the president out with the orders in tow.
He referenced reports, including a New York Times story published on March 1 that suggested that at the end of the Obama administration, officials spread information about Russian attempts to meddle in the election - and about possible contacts between Trump aides and the Russians, across the government.
"Whenever they see the President use the word 'fake, ' it ought to set off alarm bells", Schiff said. They have their limits, which is why presidents still need Congress.
The panels have not, thus far, accepted the offer. Mark Warner, D-Va., said, per The Hill. Mr. Trump said at a rally the next day.
Schiff said in a statement he would review those documents at the White House Friday, but also called on the White House "to make all these documents available to the full House and Senate Intelligence Committees".
To deflect questions about Trump's friendly rhetoric toward Russian Federation, the White House points to the fact that Clinton was a central figure in the Obama administration's attempt to "reset" relations with Moscow - an effort that crumbled after Vladimir Putin took back the presidency. Trump echoed that sentiment Friday on Twitter, encouraging Flynn to seek immunity from a "witch hunt".
As NPR's Carrie Johnson has reported, Trump continues to violate lawyers' first rule for clients: keep your mouth shut. For days, no one at the White House would answer the easily answerable question of who had cleared Nunes into the White House compound to view sensitive intelligence information.
But, by Thursday, he was firing back with this: "No, no, no - no, don't - please don't put words in my mouth".
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On Friday, Mnuchin pointed out that he'd acknowledged the Office of Government Ethics' rules in the onstage Q&A. RatPac-Dune Entertainment Holdings, which Mnuchin co-founded, produced the movie.
Trump has a lot to prepare for, with three world leaders - Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Chinese President Xi Jinping - due to meet with the president next week.
"I think we start out with a very healthy skepticism", Schiff said.
That is quite the distinction. So, we'll continue to investigate Russian Federation. "When the White House asked him this week to complete the process and to itemize the specific speaking events, he did so", Kelner said.
But take just one developing story, the one around Flynn.
The White House also tried to quell a firestorm over its role in helping a top Republican lawmaker see secret intelligence reports.
It left some wondering about Priebus' fate (and that of those aligned with him). "I used to work at the White House". Cokie, let me ask you about something David Wright reported.
Still, any time a key member of the staff exits, it raises questions about the cohesiveness of the president's team and the confidence he has in them.
"Whether the President was aware or not is one thing, the Trump administration certainly was, and it is very freakish", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told NBC's "Today" show.
In many safe conservative districts, House Freedom Caucus members ran ahead of Trump's numbers in their re-election races past year, raising doubts about the extent of the President's leverage. His approval ratings are the worst for any modern president at the same point in a first term.