Clip: Washington Week Ahead: Voter Integrity

Jul. 17, 2017 AT 2:40 p.m. EDT

As President Trump marks his six-month anniversary in the Oval Office, the cloud of Russia investigations continues to cast a shadow over the White House. Trump also established the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity to investigate voter fraud during the last election. The commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will hold its first meeting this week.

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I'm Robert Costa.

This week President Trump marks his six-month anniversary in the Oval Office. And the cloud of the ongoing Russia investigations continues to cast a shadow over his White House.

After Donald Trump Junior released his emails about a meeting with a Russian attorney, he has been asked to testify before Congress. They want answers about any interactions between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is holding its own investigation.

Let's not forget that after the election -- the one that intelligence agencies say Russia was meddling in and President Trump says millions of people voted in illegally -- Mr. Trump established the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. They've been in the news lately as nearly 45 states have refused to hand over requested voter records and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to stop their work.

Well, this week, they are pressing on anyway. The commission chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will hold its first meeting to look into vulnerabilities in the U.S. voting system.

We won't know if the commission forecasts clearer skies for the 2018 midterm elections until they release their report sometime next year.

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