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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:06 AM

Trump asked Senate Republicans to end Russia election interference investigation: report

President Trump reportedly pressed multiple Senate Republicans to end the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a new report.

Multiple lawmakers and aides told The New York Times that Trump asked several top Republicans, including committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to end the investigation quickly.

Trump’s requests came over the summer as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference ramped up.

A White House spokesman told the Times that Trump has “at no point…attempted to apply undue influence on committee members.”
The U.S. intelligence community concluded in a report made public in January that the Kremlin sought to disrupt the 2016 election and sway the race in Trump's favor, prompting a number of investigations by House and Senate committees and special counsel Robert Mueller.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/362708-trump-asked-senate-republicans-to-end-russia-election-interference

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Arkansas Granny Dec 2017 OP
KPN Dec 2017 #1
The Genealogist Dec 2017 #2
Arkansas Granny Dec 2017 #3
KPN Dec 2017 #4
Blue_Tires Dec 2017 #5
Arkansas Granny Dec 2017 #6

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:22 AM

1. So will Burr, McConnell and Blunt lie

to the FBI too?

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Response to KPN (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:26 AM

2. I'd not put it above them

I wouldn't trust my deplorable senator Blunt any further than I could throw him.

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Response to KPN (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:29 AM

3. Do you mean Mueller or McConnell?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:32 AM

4. Haha. Early morning here -- still shaking

off the cobwebs. Thanks -- I'll correct it.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:09 AM

5. Now why would Trump be pressuring Congress and the FBI to end an investigation

into a scandal that "never existed", according to the Intercept and TYT??

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:24 AM

6. Hmmm. Good question.

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