The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 9:00 a.m.
A Senate Republican is threatening to take action to expel the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee if the panel’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the election doesn’t yield more answers.
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Cory Gardner (R) have announced their intention to introduce a resolution on Thursday demanding answers from the panel and any other member of the intelligence panel that the president has failed to turn over.
The lawmakers, who have called for the president to produce documents from the investigation, said they have been approached by two senior intelligence officials who said they believe the Trump administration misled Congress and the American people about Russia’s actions.
The senators wrote that if Congress doesn’t get answers on Russia’s election meddling by the end of the year, they will seek to impeach the president.
They said they plan to file the resolution on Wednesday.
The Senate Intelligence panel’s report on Russia has been the subject of controversy.
The panel’s chairman, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), said Thursday he’s worried that the information he’s seen may be in the public domain.
But the panel, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) and led by Warner, has not yet produced the report.
Warner said he hasn’t yet seen the full report, but that he believes it’s possible that some of the information has been publicly released and could be seen as part of a coordinated effort by the Trump campaign.
He said he has also been informed by sources that the report includes some very sensitive information that he and his colleagues are unable to discuss.
He also said that he has asked the chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R).
Nunes has been critical of the committee’s report, saying it was overly critical of Trump and was “the product of a political agenda to destroy the president.”
9:04 a.p.m.: A Senate committee has approved a request by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), the first Muslim lawmaker to serve in the Senate, to be the ranking member of a panel investigating Russia’s role in the U.S. election.
The vote comes as the Senate prepares to hold its first hearings since the intelligence committee reported its findings in March.
A spokesman for Ellison said the House is considering the recommendation.
Ellison’s spokesman said Ellison will announce the decision in the coming days.
8:58 a..m: The Senate intelligence panel has recommended that President Donald Trump should be expelled from the U: committee.
The decision by the committee came after Sen. Lindsey Murray (D, Wash.) suggested the president might be guilty of obstruction of justice by lying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Murray made the comments during a press conference with other Democrats.
Murray said Trump should have answered the questions asked by the Senate committee in an earlier hearing about the intelligence community’s report and that Trump should also have been interviewed by a third party.
Murray also questioned whether the president’s attorneys should be allowed to testify before the committee.
“They should not be allowed into the hearings.
That’s why I said this in the first place,” Murray said.
Murray’s comments came as the chair of the panel said that Trump lied to Congress about his conversations with Russian officials and he is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for possible obstruction of a federal investigation.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) said Thursday that the committee has been “trying to get a lot of information” from the Trump transition team about contacts with Russia, and it is a “serious matter.”
Wyden said that a number of key people who spoke with Trump on the campaign trail have been subpoenaed to appear before the panel.
Wyden added that Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, has also said he is not under investigation.
“I think there is a clear violation of our independence from the president,” Wyden told reporters.
9 a.d.m.-Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, called the committee investigation into the Trump presidency “a very serious issue” and said that the administration “should have a lot more information.”
Gardner said that in the wake of the investigation’s release, the president is not answering questions about any conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“He’s not answering any of the questions,” Gardner said.
“The American people deserve to know what happened in that meeting.
There are a lot important questions here.”
9 a,m.-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says she is concerned that the President’s attorney may be unable to answer questions before the Senate panel investigating Russian meddling in 2016.
“We don’t want the president not to answer any questions,” Feinstein said Thursday on MSNBC.
“What I want is for him to answer the questions that the American public deserves to