But Democrats doubt that will happen. Interviews with Republican lawmakers and a former Republican presidential candidate yielded a range of responses, with some refusing to take a position and others saying they would reject foreign entreaties and, in some cases, alert authorities.
Tillerson had the ideal forum to voice concerns and objections when he testified before the Foreign Relations Committee on June 13, the morning after Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed on the Russian Federation sanctions legislation.
Deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka said Thursday that Trump is considering giving Russian Federation back the compounds, which the Obama administration had connected to spying, “because we want to give collaboration, cooperation a chance”.
Check out their full address to the House in the clip above.
“We will expose House Republicans’ inaction, with their willful, shameful enabling”, Pelosi said.
“I don’t like that, I want to protect the prerogatives of the minorities in the House, but weighing the equities, what was more important was passing the Russia-Iran sanctions bill”, she said. “There is very serious reason to believe that these people violated the law”, she said later. “I hope that they do it”. A spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said the letter hasn’t been sent.
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce told reporters earlier Friday that he was working on a bipartisan sanctions measure that could see floor action as soon as next week. “I mean, it’s – we’ve gotten a little hysterical and we should just get grounded”.
Veselnitskaya said this week that she met with Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and close advisor, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort in June 2016 after a meeting was set up by publicist Rob Goldstone.
“Obama wasn’t all tied up with the Russians and making money off the Defense Department and making money from foreign governments”, Smith said.
Trump Jr. was told in the emails that the source had “sensitive information” that was “part of Russian Federation and its government’s support for Mr. Trump”. A White House statement said Trump and Salman discussed diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute.
Mr Trump Jr said the meeting “really went nowhere” and that he never told his father about it because there was “nothing to tell”. That person, who confirmed he was in the meeting, is described as having ties to Russian intelligence. The motion is first introduced in the House, and enable members to request official information from the White House.
There are proposed amendments to review the security clearances of Trump family members, to require reports on the cost of presidential travel to Trump proprieties, and to prevent the Pentagon from spending money on hotel rooms at Trump properties. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland as well as Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, the lawmakers wrote that “the Russian government has done nothing to deserve renewed access to these compounds”.
But the subcommittee chairman called it a “political stunt” and said clearances can be revoked or denied for the same issues. Trump Jr. tweeted Monday that he was “happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know”.