Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

What we know about surveillance claims related to President Trump

5:07 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Two days after the FBI Director confirmed that an investigation was underway into election meddling by Russia and any ties to the Trump Campaign, the Republican Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced that U.S. Intelligence – while monitoring foreign intelligence targets – had legally monitored some actions of the Trump transition, and maybe even some communications of Mr. Trump himself.

Here is what we know:

1. What is in this new

Nunes: Trump communications collected by U.S. Intelligence during transition

12:30 pm Mar. 22, 2017

The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told reporters Wednesday that he has been given evidence from inside the U.S. Intelligence Community, which shows that personal communications of President Trump were collected during the Presidential transition as part of legally approved foreign intelligence surveillance operations.

“It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the President-Elect and his transition team and

Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates

9:26 pm Mar. 21, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch vowed to uphold the law if confirmed to the nation’s highest court, not tipping his hand as he sidestepped controversial political subjects, as Gorsuch directly pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of federal judges.

“When anyone criticizes the honesty or integrity, the motives of a federal judge, I find that disheartening; I find that demoralizing,” Gorsuch said in response to questions from Sen. Richard

In Capitol visit, Trump urges Republicans to support GOP health care bill

10:56 am Mar. 21, 2017

In a closed door meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged GOP lawmakers to get on board with a Republican health care overhaul bill that he supports, arguing that if the plan goes down to defeat later this week, it could cost Republicans their majorities in both the House and Senate in the next election.

Here is what came out of that meeting:

1. Trump

Takeaways from the first hearing in Congress on election meddling by Russia

2:45 pm Mar. 20, 2017

The House Intelligence Committee held the first public hearing on questions involving actions taken by Russia to interfere with the 2016 elections in the United States, as both parties used starkly different strategies as they asked questions of the heads of the FBI and National Security Agency about that probe.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. FBI confirms Trump-Russia investigation for the first time. Many had long assumed that the FBI

FBI Director confirms probe of Russia meddling and possible links to Trump Campaign

9:44 am Mar. 20, 2017

In the start of Congressional hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, FBI Director James Comey publicly confirmed for the first time that a formal counter intelligence investigation is underway into any Russian actions, and that the probe is also looking at possible links to associates of President Donald Trump and his campaign. The President responded by again pointing the finger at his predecessor.

“I have been authorized