After months of defending #President Trump, more Republicans are reportedly starting to withdraw their support as the #White House continues to get hammered by the press over endless controversies. Many Republicans were already reeling from reports that the President had leaked classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak while they were both at the White House last week before reports revealed that the President might have tried to obstruct justice.

Senate Republicans reflect on White House 'drama'

Blasting News reported that after President Trump fired the director of the FBI, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a statement on the Senate floor in which he attempted to hold the line of support for Trump.

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As the article states, while some Republicans were still supportive of Trump, many were already hesitant to fall in line. On Tuesday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), McConnell and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) all expressed their frustration for the dramas coming out of the White House.

One report by The Hill points to Republicans such as Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb) who said of the chance that the President leaked classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office, if true, was "weird". Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) who has already been critical of some of the administration's action and targeted for doing so, said that if the reports were true, then it was "deeply disturbing". The article also points to Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) who said that the administration should abandon their "fantasy" of having a better relationship with Russia.

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House Republicans still in the weeds

Paul Ryan's response is the measurement of how much abuse the Grand Old Party (#GOP) will take. On Wednesday he said that Democrats should not rush to judgment over reports of Comey's memo(s) which Blasting News reported on. Thus far the House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has requested that all documents, including Comey's memo, be turned over to them but of the many congressional bodies and government entities conducting investigations, the ones conducted by the House have already experienced their own dramas.

For instance, as Blasting News reported, the House Intelligence Committee's investigation was already rife with issues when its chairman Devin Nunes breached committee protocol be receiving "intelligence" documents that were given to him by the two anonymous members of the National Security Council. The linked to the article provides more details of the incident, but in turn, it caused him to temporarily remove himself from the investigation without a formal statement of recusal.