In what may not be a vote of confidence in Trump’s support for the bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, Chuck Grassley, the most senior Republican in the chamber, has asked the Senate to pray that he signs the legislation.

Chuck Grassley asks the Senate to pray that Trump will sign the spending bill


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In his interview with CBS News’s Scott Pelley, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said he began an obstruction of justice investigation of Trump the day after the Comey firing and took steps to ensure that the Russia probe could not be shutdown.

I think the next day, I met with the team investigating the Russia cases. And I asked the team to go back and conduct an assessment to determine where are we with these efforts and what steps do we need to take going forward. I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were I removed quickly and reassigned or fired that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace. I wanted to make sure that our case was on solid ground. And if somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they’d made that decision.

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