>> Donald Trump's warm welcome in Saudi Arabia Saturday comes as the American President faces increasing isolation in Washington. Lawmakers from Trump's own Republican Party showing signs of going their own way in an effort to salvage what they can of the healthcare and tax reform agenda amid signs that scandals embroiling the White House aren't likely to die down anytime soon.
New reports on Friday that investigators have identified a senior White House advisor as a person of interest in a probe into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian agents. Further fueling concerns from Republicans in Congress, that they will continue to be forced to defend the administration, distracting them from pursuing their legislative goals.
Some have complained that a lack of communication from the White House has left GOP lawmakers frustrated. Republican Richard Burr of the Senate Intelligence Committee telling Reuters he could not get through to the administration after news broke that Trump had shared highly classified information with Russia’s Foreign Minister. At the same time, White House aides telling Reuters they feel abandoned by Republicans on Capitol Hill amid the furor over the firing of FBI Director, James Comey, and allegations that Trump tried to influence the bureau's probe into possible Russian links to the administration.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment on this story. Trump is on a ten day trip to the Middle East and Europe, his first foreign visit as president.