The investigation into Russian interactions with Trump campaign officials took a new turn this week when an attorney for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn asked Congressional committees to grant him immunity in exchange for his testimony. In the statement, Flynn’s lawyer stated that “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell,” and President Trump weighed in on Twitter calling for Flynn to ask for immunity because of the “witch hunt” brought on by the media and Democrats.
In Moscow this week, Russian president Vladimir Putin continued to dismiss allegations of his country meddling in the U.S. election. Putin shut down the allegation this week when asked by a reporter about any involvement by his government saying, “read my lips – no.”
Sunday on Face the Nation we’ll talk to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley about the administration’s policy towards Russia—and their relationship in light of the Russian role in attempting to influence the US elections. In an interview this week Haley said, “We cannot trust Russia. We should never trust Russia.” Does the Ambassador believe the Russian leader’s claim that Russia had no involvement?
We’re also joined by the Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R – Texas. Next week the nomination of Trump’s Supreme Court pick Judge Neil Gorsuch is slated to move to the Senate floor. We’ll ask Cornyn what we should expect from Democrats eager to filibuster the nomination. Cornyn also sits on the Intelligence committee, so we’ll get his thoughts on the week’s developments.
Sen. Angus King, I – Maine, is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. We’ll ask him about the state of the Senate’s investigation as well as the controversy surrounding the House investigation as many Democrats are calling on House Intelligence Committee Leader Rep. Devin Nunes, R – California, to remove himself from the investigation.
The president has shown a strong affinity to the seventh president, Andrew Jackson. He’s made a visit to Jackson’s grave and even has his portrait in the Oval Office. Sunday we’ll talk to New York Times best- selling author and the author of the 2008 biography of Jackson, American Lion, Jon Meacham. In an interview with The Washington Post, Meacham agreed that Jackson was the “closest thing we have” as a comparison to the current president, but history has not always been too kind to Jackson’s legacy.
As always we’ll dissect the news of the week with analysis from our political panel. This week we’re joined by USA Today’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, The New York Time’s chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and The National Review’s Michael Graham.
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