By Townhall. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), what the he** is going on? No, seriously, why did you subpoena Donald Trump Jr. over this Russian collusion nonsense? Special Counsel Robert Mueller has debunked this story. The report was definitive. There was no Trump-Russia collusion. There was zero evidence to back up any of the claims the liberal media has peddled for two years. A lot of us knew this from the get-go. When no evidence was unearthed to back up the Russian collusion myth, which was a massive red flag that the Left ignored, that was the sign. Liberals hoped for a smoking gun and got a nothing burger. Trump won. And even the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Burr chairs, noted that there was zero evidence to back up Russia-Trump collusion. Yet, Burr wishes to keep the conspiracy theory wingnuts of the Left thirsty for more when he issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) channeled his inner 2.0-self and advised Trump Jr. to ignore it. We’ve already won. But now it’s being reported that a deal has been hashed out for the president’s son to answer two-to-four hours worth of questions. It won’t be an open-ended session and it’s most likely going to be behind closed doors. A June date has been set (via NYT):
Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the president’s eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks that will be limited in time, an accord that should cool a heated intraparty standoff.
The deal came after an aggressive push by the younger Trump’s allies, who accused the Intelligence Committee’s chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, of caving to Democrats by issuing a subpoena for the president’s son’s testimony. They called the effort a political hit job against the White House, using the president’s son as fodder.
(Read more from “This Is the GOP Senator Who Is Keeping This Russian Collusion Myth Alive” HERE)
At odds on many fronts, U.S. and Russia hope for better ties
By The Associated Press. Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections.
With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed vindication from the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and said he thought it was time to move on. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed President Donald Trump’s interest in restoring better ties.
In the highest-level face-to-face contact between the two countries since special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released last month, Putin told Pompeo he hoped relations with the U.S. would now improve. (Read more from “At odds on many fronts, U.S. and Russia hope for better ties” HERE)