Some local GOP lawmakers in Congress break with Trump over Russia election meddling
SEATTLE -- Two of the four Republican members of Washington state's congressional delegation broke with President Donald Trump over his Vladimir Putin comments in which he appeared to back the Kremlin's denial of U.S. election interference over the word of America' own intelligence agencies. Most of the Washington congressional delegation reacted with outrage to Trump's suggestion that he believes Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 elections. Trump's comments were a remarkable break with U.S. intelligence officials and the Justice Department. And just as alarming for some, Trump also put the two countries on the same footing when casting blame for their strained relations.