// 4/2/17 //
Rep. Devin Nunes has acknowledged that he made a visit to the White House to view intelligence files regarding President Trump’s wiretapping claims (NYT, WaPo).
- Amber Phillips argues this disclosure makes it harder for Republicans to claim they will impartially investigate Russian interference (WaPo).
- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has undermined checks and balances, argues David Corn at Mother Jones.
- Frank Bruni, at NYT, contends that Nunes is working for President Trump and must recuse himself.
- Meanwhile, Nunes has blamed Democrats for hurting the panel’s investigation (Politico).
- Senator Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, promises a fair investigation (LA Times).
At Just Security, Jack Goldsmith considers potential concerns with a select congressional committee to investigate Russian interference.
GOP control of the federal government will not save Trump’s presidency, warns Josh Chaftez on Take Care.
President Trump threatened to fight members of the House Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections if they don’t cooperate with his agenda (WaPo, NYT).
Despite the failure of his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s presidency has been largely successful so far, writes James Hohmann (WaPo).