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Mitch McConnell calls for a "little less drama from the White House"

17 May 2017, 01:09 | Maryann Sutton

Mike Lee: Trump Should Nominate Obama SCOTUS Pick Garland to FBI

McConnell thinks Garland as FBI director 'fantastic idea,' ex-adviser says

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.

That deal boosted defense spending while ignoring the White House's proposed $18 billion in cuts for the environment, health care and other domestic needs. The move contradicted Trump's own team, which had tried to contain the story Monday by insisting that it was false.

"My major concern right now is that I don't know what the president said", Burr said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to hold a hearing for Merrick when the judge was nominated to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.

"There is a crisis of credibility in this administration which will hurt us in ways nearly too numerous to elaborate", Schumer said.

A Republican former Marine intelligence officer now serving in the House said transparency demands the release of the Russian Federation meeting transcript to the intelligence committees, if it exists.

After leading the charge a year ago to thwart Garland, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been among those saying Garland should be considered to replace fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Palestine West Bank holds elections as Gaza Strip left behind
Saturday's vote gave Palestinians a rare chance to cast ballots after over a decade without presidential or legislative elections. Hamas did not run any candidates under its party label in the vote. "The elections are happening without national consensus".

Kentucky's congressional delegation was split along party lines - McConnell and the rest of Kentucky's Republican delegation defended Trump's move, while Yarmuth, the lone Democrat, condemned it.

McConnell said he expects the Republican-led Congress to also ignore Trump's requests to cut foreign aid and State Department funding in fiscal 2018, which begins October 1. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. "I don't know the whole story", Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley said when asked for a response. "I think this is another example of whatever Trump does gets the worst possible spin".

"The disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our security", Collins said in her statement. "The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration".

"It's very hard for a president to break laws related to classification", Sasse said Tuesday on Fox News. Collins is a member of that committee.

"I don't want to put a strict timeline on it", he said.

Rep. Mike Gallager, a Wisconsin Republican in his first term, tweeted "For the objective of transparency, the White House should share a transcript of the meeting with the House and Senate intelligence committees".



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