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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote to the White House’s top lawyer Thursday, demanding to know why, in the White House’s words, “many regulations promulgated by the Office of Government Ethics do not apply” to executive branch employees.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer spent nearly two minutes Thursday clarifying his remarks from the previous day that there was “no reason that we have to think that the President is the target of any investigation whatsoever," and “no reason to believe that there is any type of investigation with respect to the Department of Justice.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he did not know whether President Donald Trump had known that Mike Flynn worked as a foreign agent in a capacity that may have benefitted the Turkish government during the presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump waded into a raging health care debate Thursday afternoon, assuring his supporters on Twitter that the tumultuous effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was “coming along great.”
The chair of the House Freedom Caucus got in an animated debate over the effectiveness of free market health care Thursday, arguing that a “clean repeal” of the Affordable Care Act would be better than both that law, and the current proposal supported by most House Republicans.
House Speaker Paul Ryan denied Wednesday night that the rollout of the American Health Care Act had been “chaos,” saying conservative Republicans and others critical of the bill had had a chance to shape it.