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Politics reporter covering 2016 presidential race for @Politico, alum of Boston's @statehousenews kcheney@politico.com

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Side note: The Senate used a similar procedure to try to force action in 1997 on the ill-fated nomination o @GovBillWeldf as ambassador to Mexico.
Rs will surely back their chairman, likely dooming the effort, but it could force the committee members to side against consideration of a bill that already has the backing of seven House Republicans.
They're invoking a rarely used rule that allows three members of the Judiciary Committee to call for a "special meeting" on any piece of legislation.

If the chairman refuses, Dems will try to gather votes from colleagues to overrule him.
NEW: House Democrats are making a longshot procedural attempt to force a hearing on a Mueller protection bill.

https://t.co/S5lv4vVgK1
Hurd, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, backed the GOP report, which concluded that there was substandard "tradecraft" behind the high confidence conclusion of the FBI/CIA that Putin came to favor Trump.
Rep. Will Hurd yesterday: The president is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin.

Rep. Will Hurd in March: the intel community botched its finding that Putin favored Trump:
https://t.co/eYpuhE2i7q
Russian Foreign Ministry continuing this AM to promote its "Free Maria Butina" effort.
People didn’t seem to notice that Will Hurd said his bombshell line about the president on Monday >>
Kind of ironic to appoint a "czar" to prevent Russian interference.
@heatherscope @BresPolitico @rachaelmbade Doesn't it bother you that there's no photographic proof he actually bit into this cupcake? #BresCarbTruther
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