Comey, Russia controversies surrounding Trump threaten federal budget work

Defense News:  WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers worry the growing controversy over possible Russian ties to the Trump administration is threatening to consume Congress — with federal spending on defense and the GOP's agenda hanging in the balance.

The political process "will grind to a halt" if Congress does not act soon to have fired FBI Director James Comey testify about U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged interference in the FBI's Russia investigation, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Graham serves on both the Senate Armed Services and Judiciary committees and chairs the Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee.

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