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Republicans vote down attempt to advance debate on Trump-Russia allegations

Feb 28, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Republicans on Tuesday stifled a Democratic attempt to force the Justice Department to produce records related to its investigation of whether Donald Trump and his campaign had secret ties to Russia. A powerful GOP committee chairman said, however, that he would urge federal authorities to continue their probe.

The party-line House Judiciary Committee vote concerned a "resolution of inquiry," an obscure legislative maneuver that allows Congress to demand documents from the executive bra...