This Week on Washington Week: President Trump defends administration from concerns about Russia connections
Just one month after entering the Oval Office, President Trump told reporters during his first solo press conference that the White House is a "fine-tuned machine" and dismissed reports of chaos in his administration. The president faces new questions about his administration's ties to Russia after the resignation of his national security adviser and new scrutiny about whether anyone in his campaign had improper contact with Russian officials.
The feud between the president and intelligence community also intensified this week when Trump promised to crack down on "illegal" leaks of classified information and is promising an investigation into intelligence agencies.
Meanwhile, calls are growing on Capitol Hill from Republicans and Democrats for an investigation into the connection between the White House and Russia. Some GOP leaders are worried that the distractions are stalling progress pushing their agenda of tax reform and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
We will examine the West Wing power struggles and potential conflicts the Trump administration has with Russia with:
Suzanne Malveaux of CNN
Dan Balz of The Washington Post
Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics
Nancy Youssef of BuzzFeed News
Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post