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Senate Intel Committee demands Trump campaign to turn over all docs

Seante intel comm. asks for campaign infoThe Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly asked President Trump's campaign to turn over all of its emails, documents and phone records as it continues its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Officials briefed on the request told The Washington Post that the committee had sent a letter signed by committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Sen. Mark Warner (Va.) to Trump's campaign committee last week.

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Top House Intel Dem: Flynn Not Cooperating With Russia Probe, Subpoenas Coming

Michael FlynnThe House intelligence committee is preparing to issue subpoenas against Michael Flynn after the former national security adviser denied a request to voluntarily turn over documents related to the committee’s Russia probe.

Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, said on Wednesday that the committee is prepared to use “whatever compulsory process we need” to obtain information from Flynn if he does not cooperate with the subpoenas. He added that the committee could issue additional subpoenas if other witnesses fail to cooperate, but did not name additional individuals.

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Ex-CIA director John Brennan: 'Unresolved questions' about Trump campaign ties to Russia

John BrennanFormer CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he doesn't know whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials in the 2016 election, but he left office in January with "unresolved questions" about whether Russia had been successful in getting Trump campaign officials to act on its behalf "either wittingly or unwittingly."

"I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such officials," Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee. "I don't know if such collusion — your words — existed. I don't know. But I know there was sufficient intelligence ... to warrant investigation by the (FBI)."

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Top Oversight Dem: ‘I Want Every Note’ White House Has On Trump’s Meeting With Russians

Cummings wants evey not on Trump meeting with RussiansRep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Sunday he wants every single note the White House has on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian officials in the Oval Office earlier this month.

In the past week, multiple damning reports have emerged regarding what was discussed during Trump’s May 10 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, which was closed to U.S. press. Lawmakers expressed frustration that they only learned of notes documenting what was said in the meeting from media reports, and struggled to catch up to one scandal before another surfaced.

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James Comey agrees to testify publicly

Comey to testify publcilyFormer FBI Director James Comey has agreed to publicly testify on Capitol Hill, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced Friday afternoon.

The committee said it would schedule the open hearing after Memorial Day later this month.

“The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a statement.

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Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Cover-up to be probedInvestigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried to dissuade him from pressing an investigation into the actions of Trump’s first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Congress said, though it was not clear whom that part of the probe might target.

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Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief

Gowdy poised tp re[;ace ChaffetzRep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, replacing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in the high-profile post when he leaves Congress late next month, according to multiple senior House Republicans.

Gowdy, who led the Republican investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has started buttonholing members of the House Steering Committee in recent days to build support. Five members of that panel, which decides committee assignments, told POLITICO that Gowdy would easily win a race for the high-profile position.

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