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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed optimism about Wednesday's shake-up at the National Security Council and said he thought it's "possible" Steve Bannon's removal was connected to NSC staffers' role in selectively supplying intelligence reports to House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA).

"I’m hoping that the shake-up we're seeing, with McMaster taking more control of the National Security Council, will result in a more coherent policy before we have too many more crises at our doorstep," the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on MSNBC while discussing the Trump administration's recent statements on Syria.

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that President Donald Trump told him he was doing "a good job" with the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

The congressman told Yahoo News' Katie Couric that after he arrived Friday at the White House to look at intelligence reports previously viewed only by House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Trump asked to meet with him and he agreed.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday evening said that he had asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into reports that Susan Rice asked for the names of Trump associates to be unmasked in intelligence reports.

"I have asked the Intelligence Committee, Sen. Burr, Sen. Warner, to conduct a bipartisan investigation of this whole episode," McConnell told Fox News when asked about Rice. "They will conduct it. Hopefully at the end we will find out what happened and they will issue a report, I hope, on a bipartisan basis."

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday night said that he thinks the committee will want to speak with Carter Page, a campaign aide to President Donald Trump with reported ties to Russia.

"He's certainly a person of interest, and I think at the appropriate time, we are going to want him to come before the committee," Schiff told MSNBC's Chris Hayes when asked if he would like Page to testify.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, appears to have used language from a 1984 article in the Indiana Law Journal without attribution for his book published in 2006, "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia," according to reports from Buzzfeed News and Politico published late Tuesday.

According to documents provided to Buzzfeed and Politico, Gorsuch uses a passage from the 1984 article almost word for word to describe a case about a child with Down syndrome without citing the article by Abigail Lawlis Kuzma.

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday said that the White House helped "selectively and surreptitiously" provide intelligence reports to committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA).

“The documents I reviewed at the White House last Friday will soon be available to the full House and Senate Intelligence Committees. This action is long overdue and follows an inexplicable series of events in which the White House played a role in selectively and surreptitiously providing the documents to our Chairman," Schiff said in a statement.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was quick to pounce on a report that former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the names of U.S. persons be unmasked in intelligence reports discussing Donald Trump and his transition staffers as proof the Obama administration used intelligence agencies to target the President.

"This is eerily similar to what Trump accused them of, which is eavesdropping on conversations for political reasons," Paul said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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