As President Donald Trump engages in high level diplomatic talk with leaders in the Middle East. On his first international trip, problems at home show no sign of relenting. Former CIA Director John Brennan testifying Tuesday before the house intelligence committee, as part of a congressional probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
This comes as the Washington Post reported late Monday that Trump appealed to two top US Intelligence officials in March, to publicly deny that there had been any collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Both the national Intelligence director Daniel Coates, and the Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, who are also testifying before Capitol Hill today, refused Trump's request, deeming it inappropriate.
Meanwhile, Democrats insist that Trump's former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, lied to investigators about his ties to foreign governments when he applied for top security clearance last year. Reuters' correspondent, Warren Stroble.>> The House Oversight Committee, which has been looking into these matters, as well. Release part of a document that indicates that Flynn was not completely truthful when he reapplied for security clearance in January, 2016.
Flynn basically said that US companies had paid for his foreign travel. When in fact, we now know that, at least in terms of his trip to Moscow in December 2015, Russia Today paid for that trip. So it indicates that Flynn may be in even more hot water.>> Flynn, who was forced to resign in February, is not cooperating with the Senate's Russia investigation, declining the Intelligence Committee's subpoena and invoking the Fifth Amendment.