House Speaker Paul Ryan says that he will not back the effort of his conservative house colleagues to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump met on Monday with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump publicly sided with Putin against US intelligence agencies refusing to condemn Moscow for its interference in the 2016 election. Trump said that he sees no reason to believe that Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC servers.