>> And we've been working very hard->> President Trump huddling with his cabinet Monday in a show of business as usual.>> And I think we've been about as active as you can possibly be.>> Even as fellow Republicans show annoyance with his defiant posturing over the Russia probe, keeping a cloud over his White House.
After former FBI Director, James Comey, alleged Trump tried to impede the Russia probe last week, Trump has not held back. Tweeting a stream of attacks at Comey, and saying during a Friday presser, that he would be willing to testify under oath to the Special Counsel overseeing the case.
>> No collusion, no obstruction.>> A growing drumbeat of GOP leaders over the weekend saying Trump's combativeness is getting in the way of their shared agenda. Some feeling if Trump would clam up and focus on work, the investigation would go away, but his constant public comments just seem to make everything worse.
South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham.>> You may be the first President in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet would clear you.>> Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to testify in an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee about his own contacts with Russia just days after Comey, assuring the investigation will dominate headlines for yet another week in Washington.
The Russia distraction not boding well for the Republican's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which nearly cleared the House more than a month ago, but has bogged down in the Senate. Leaders would love to have a bill on Trump's desk before they head off on a month long summer break, but many worry Trump's self-inflicted wounds are making that less likely with every tweet.