Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

White House steps up accusations that Obama Administration spread intelligence about Trump

1:55 pm Mar. 31, 2017

Declaring again that no evidence exists of any links between Russian actions in the 2016 elections and the campaign for President by Donald Trump, the White House on Friday forcefully argued that the real issue that deserves investigation by Congress is whether Obama Administration officials actively spread surveillance regarding the Trump campaign, both before the election and afterwards during the Trump Transition.

“People misused, mishandled, misdirected classified information, leaked it out,

White House struggles with growing Russia investigation

9:25 pm Mar. 30, 2017

The growing controversy over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections continued to envelop the Trump Administration on Friday, as the White House refused to say if it tried to secretly give intelligence reports to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, while a Senate panel delved into the Russian campaign of fake news and disinformation that officials say is now aimed squarely at American allies in Europe as

House, Senate go different ways on probe of election meddling by Russia

2:20 pm Mar. 29, 2017

Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections vowed at a joint news conference on Wednesday to conduct a thorough and bipartisan probe, clearly setting themselves apart from their House counterparts, who are locked in a bitter, partisan struggle over the course of their review.

“The committee will go wherever the intelligence leads us,” said Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the Chairman of the Senate

Government watchdog to review Trump travel costs to Mar-a-Lago

3:27 pm Mar. 28, 2017

At the request of four Democrats in the Congress, the Government Accountability Office has agreed to formally review how much money the feds spend, and what security precautions are taken, when President Donald Trump takes a weekend away at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.

The request for a GAO review came from three Democratic Senators and one House member – the GAO says it will “review security and site-related

White House: Trump not giving up on overhaul of Obama health law

1:56 pm Mar. 27, 2017

Three days after a GOP health care bill melted down in the U.S. House before a vote, the White House said President Trump is not giving up on his desire to overhaul the Obama health law, as Republicans in the Congress also urged the President to keep pushing ahead on major health insurance changes.

“I don’t think it’s dead,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said of the failed GOP

Democrats force delay in Senate committee vote on Gorsuch nomination

11:12 am Mar. 27, 2017

Democrats used rules in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday to force a one week delay in a vote on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, as Democratic opponents sent mixed signals on whether or not they would lead an all-out filibuster against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

The delay by Democrats – which they can do only once before the Judiciary Committee – also included

After health care bill failure, Trump has few legislative victories on the horizon in Congress

7:11 pm Mar. 26, 2017

After a Republican push in Congress on a GOP health care overhaul bill melted down last Friday, there are not many opportunities for President Donald Trump to turn things around on Capitol Hill right now, as with little of his agenda in the pipeline, it is possible that the President may have to waits months for a significant legislative achievement to make it through the Congress.

Here is where things stand

Infowars’ Alex Jones apologizes for pushing “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory

8:52 am Mar. 26, 2017

In a surprise legal turnabout, Alex Jones, the chief of the website Infowars has publicly backpedaled on the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, issuing a written and videotaped apology to the owner of a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor that became a target for many election critics of Hillary Clinton.

The Pizzagate theory developed from emails hacked from top Clinton aide John Podesta – many seemingly taken out of context – which somehow convinced