The committee leaders said that they are happy that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort have agreed to testify, but they have not yet decided when they will bring them in.

The White House tried to block a top lawyer sacked by Trump from testifying in Congress about his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, the Washington Post reports.

CBS News obtained a letter from the Justice Department to the attorney representing Yates.

The White House denied it had a hand in halting the hearing, saying it welcomed Yates' testimony.

"We are willing to provide them with information that we have, the materials that we have come across, and I think that is an important step", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily briefing. "This list represents only the first of many witnesses we believe should be called to testify", the spokesman told Politico. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman.

Sanctuary cities called out by AG
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told American cities they are breaking the law in making their communities unsafe", said Murray. City officials believe there could be more than $10 million at stake that Seattle could lose if the feds pull its assistance.

On Friday, just as former acting Attorney General Sally Yates prepared to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's ties to the Kremlin, the committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), canceled the hearing.

Nunes did not say when he expected Comey to testify, only that he had extended the formal invitation.

"The American people should have had the benefit of an open hearing", Schiff said, noting the the initial public hearing brought Comey's acknowledgment that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump campaign figures and Russian Federation.

The two sources turn out to be Michael Ellis, a lawyer in the White House Counsel's office who used to work with Nunes at the House Intelligence Committee, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who is the Senior Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council. He also should divulge to the committee who it was at the White House who showed him secret intelligence reports last week, and what was in those reports. She said his actions raise questions about whether the panel's investigation can be unbiased and independent. This fueled speculation that a White House official had provided the information to Nunes to bolster the president's tweeted claim that President Barack Obama illegally ordered surveillance, which had been repudiated by the nation's highest intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as by Nunes himself. While the hearing was canceled, Spicer said Tuesday the White House was not opposed to her testimony. "We're doing a very thorough job on this investigation". He described the source as an intelligence official, not a White House official.

The House is also "off track" with the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, Graham said, adding that the "only way this can be repaired is if [Nunes] tells his colleagues what he saw". In an interview on CNN, he suggested the president's aides were unaware of the meeting.


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