Cracks appear in Republican effort to shield Trump as scandals mount – live

Administration officials reveal Republicans growing tired of defending Trump over escalating controversies – follow the latest live

House Republicans intend to force a vote tonight on a resolution censuring Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, for exaggerating the White House memo on Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.

Republicans will force a vote tonight on a resolution condemning Schiff for mischaracterizing Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s Zelensky, @elwasson reports.

Censure (at least) Corrupt Adam Schiff! After what he got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote cannot be honest….are you listening Dems?

Russ Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, said that no one from his agency would be testifying in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.


p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I saw some Fake News over the weekend to correct. As the WH letter made clear two weeks ago, OMB officials – myself and Mike Duffey – will not be complying with deposition requests this week. #shamprocess

While career civil servants put an initial hold on the aid, Michael Duffey, associate director of national security programs in OMB, was given the authority for continuing to keep the aid on hold after the career staff began raising their concerns to political officials at OMB, according to the people familiar with the matter. Mr. Duffey also began overseeing the process for approving and releasing funds, called apportionment, for other foreign aid and defense accounts, according to a public document indicating the change.

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