Top House Democrat wants to call 'dozens' more witnesses in Russia probe

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he would provide an interview to Mueller's team.

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday detailed a list of witnesses and documents Democrats say Republicans have kept them from accessing during the panel's Russian Federation investigation, and blamed the committee's chairman and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for attempting to end the probe before it is complete.

The US House of Representatives passed a crucial surveillance law on Thursday (Jan 11) that reinforced the ability of the country's spy agencies to intercept and make use of Americans' private communications.

People on Twitter were quick to condemn the president's remarks while pointing out Norwegians may not want to come to the United States.

The question Trump posed, for example - did the Federal Bureau of Investigation use the infamous Russian Federation dossier to ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to grant warrants for surveillance of Americans - addresses some of the most secret official information in Washington.

At the Trump Tower meeting, several Trump campaign officials met with Russian operatives under the impression that they might receive damaging information about the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.


But a push to pass that legislation has faded as Republicans say they are less concerned that Trump will try to oust Mueller.

The controversial law permits USA intelligence to surveil Americans without a warrant when they are detected talking with foreigners overseas who were under surveillance.

"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues".

Meanwhile, U.S. News and World Report ranks the United States eighth and Norway 10th in its 2017 "best countries" rankings.

Ornstein added, however, that even if congressional Russia's probes falter on partisan lines, "The real test comes with whether the integrity of the Mueller investigation is protected and a bipartisan group of members [of Congress] make it clear that the president can't fire [Mueller] or close off the investigation".

Earlier, the commander in chief criticized Sen.


"If the president knowingly and demonstrably lies during his witness interview, he would be guilty of a felony", Wright said. We need the wall for security.

"Without getting complete phone records. we will not get a full picture of what conversations may have taken place between the president and his son contemporaneous with the Trump Tower meeting", Schiff said.

"I would guess that Mueller's team is preparing to interview Trump with both concerns in mind", Wright said. "I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius...and a very stable genius at that!" he wrote.

Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday.

Henrik Heldahl, a commentator for the political website Amerikansk Politikk, said the sentiment would have been welcomed in Norway had Trump used less coarse language for Haiti and African countries.

"I think that it is up to every political system and country to scrutinise and discuss their own political agenda in their countries". Bloomberg reported that, according to Statistics Norway, 895 people moved from the U.S.to Norway, compared to just 502 who did the opposite. He issued a statement Sunday praising the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., whom he was quoted accusing of treasonous behavior in the book.


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