Another congressional investigation is by a small subcommittee and its leader, Sen.
Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "a point where it's of Watergate size and scale". Thirty two percent said they didn't know enough about the situation to offer an opinion. "We need to do better than the status quo". Trump himself confirmed Tuesday morning that he had spilled the beans. Trump said on Monday his search was moving quickly, even as some possible contenders withdrew their names from contention, including U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy.
McConnell and Senate Republicans are now trying to work on health care legislation after the House passed a bill two weeks ago that largely overturns Obamacare.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday any tax reform package that emerges from the Senate will not increase the federal deficit.
McMaster has denied the reports, telling reporters Monday after the story broke: "I was in the room. I don't know the whole story", Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley said when asked for a response. "I don't think I have anything to add", he told Bloomberg.
The interview was not the first time that McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has expressed exasperation with Trump.
"Although the president has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians", Collins said.
Some reports indicated that senior administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and White House counsel Don McGahn were receptive to the idea. We have the Senate Intelligence Committee looking at the allegation that the Russians were somehow in collusion with the Trump campaign. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) but also Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). And he is doing it under the guise of extending an olive branch to Democrats on Russian Federation. When asked if he had any reaction to the reports, Sen.
Since Trump fired Comey last week, some high-profile lawmakers from both parties have suggested Garland fill the role. "We'll see where it takes us".
Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is expected to brief members of the House committee Tuesday evening.
But Republican lawmakers have fallen into the same pattern as with past Trump scandals.
The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said.
But he acknowledged that "it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".