Democrats try to force vote on independent Russia probe

He become the first Member of Congress to have made such a call on the house floor.

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that President Trump had asked then FBI Director James Comey to "let this go" regarding the investigation into former national security adviser General Michael Flynn.

Cummings reminded reporters that House Government Reform and Oversight panel Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, held a hearing featuring Comey just 48 hours after the announcement there was no evidence warranting charges against Clinton after an investigation found she had improperly handled classified information on a private email server.

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He repeated his call for multilateral trade, describing his initiative as a force for peace in "a world fraught with challenges". Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta are among the leaders in attendance.

The House turned back Democrats' first effort to force a vote on creating an independent commission to look into Trump campaign dealings with Russian Federation, with the GOP maintaining ranks to shoot down the aggressive maneuver.

Russian Federation has denied that it sought to meddle in the US vote, and Trump has pushed back against such assertions.

To date, only two Republicans - Reps Justin Amash (Mich.) and Walter Jones (N.C.) - have signed the discharge petition, though Swalwell revealed that he met privately with another GOP colleague Wednesday morning and is continuing his outreach.

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Democrats have used discharge petitions successfully only twice in recent years, most recently for a vote to preserve the export-import bank in 2015.

The White House denied the report, saying it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey".

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The series has also been ABC's most social drama with 2.6 million total interaction across Facebook and Twitter. "That was a decision she felt really good about and we support wholeheartedly".

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