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Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously assistant editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @mattshuham.
The White House on Tuesday denied that it had attempted to block former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying in an open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee. The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration attempted to block Yates from testifying.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) was evasive when confronted by reporters Tuesday about his behavior in that role, which committee Democrats have said is too friendly toward the Trump administration.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer signaled Monday that President Donald Trump was open to working with Democrats on major legislation moving forward, despite his antagonism toward the party in the past.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said Monday that he was worried that Democratic opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would lead Republicans to trigger a “nuclear option,” eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.