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“Senate presses ex-Trump aide’s son for documents in Russia probe: source”


POLITICUS USA

FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr (R-NC) and ranking member Mark Warner (D-VA) talk during a hearing about Russian interference in U.S. elections in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

“Senate Passes Budget Blueprint Key To Trump Tax Effort”


HUFFINGTON POST

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

By a 51-to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget measure, which would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for proposed tax cuts.

“Now with this budget, we’re on a path to deliver much-needed relief to American individuals and families who have borne the burden of an unfair tax code,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after it passed.” MORE

“More GOP senators willing to tell Trump to take a hike”


POLITICO

An increasing number of Republicans have nothing to lose in crossing the president and Mitch McConnell — a warning sign for tax reform.

“McConnell plans to pass tax bill with just GOP votes”


POLITICO

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed the GOP’s longstanding intention to shield any tax overhaul from a likely Democratic filibuster. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP

“Senate Intel putting Russia probe on fast track”


POLITICO

Chairman Burr hopes to wrap up the investigation by the end of this year and is pushing an ‘aggressive’ interview schedule.

“Sessions to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee”


POLITICO

The attorney general is facing increased scrutiny from lawmakers after former FBI Director James Comey testified last week. | Getty

“Trump May Live Tweet His Nervous Breakdown In Real Time During Comey Testimony”


POLITICUS USA

White House sources told Robert Costa that President Trump may live tweet during Comey’s Thursday Senate testimony if he feels the need to respond.

“What To Watch For As Senators Question Fired FBI Director James Comey”


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