GOP Reps Vote Down Trump-Russia Measure

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday voted to kill a Democratic measure that would have compelled President Trump to turn over any documents related to ties to Russia or potential conflicts of interest therein. The resolution would have asked the Justice Department to hand over to Congress “any document, record, memo, correspondence, or other communication” related to “criminal or counterintelligence investigations” involving Trump or the rest of his White House team. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said the proposed measure was “unnecessary” and “premature.” He said that instead of this measure, Republicans on the committee would be asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cooperate in any investigation that had to do with Trump and potential ties to Russia.