GOP congressman calls on Trump to remove children from White House

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July 14, 2017

A key House Republican is recommending that President Trump kick his children out of the White House in the wake of revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer last year who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.

July 14, 2017

A key House Republican is recommending that President Trump kick his children out of the White House in the wake of revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer last year who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Unlike most Republicans, Rep. Bill Flores has criticized Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.  – Tom Williams / AP

"I'm going out on a limb here, but I would say that I think it would be in the president's best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House," Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, told TV station KBTX on Wednesday when asked about the Trump Jr. meeting.

"I do find issues with the meeting," Flores said. "It's a meeting that should not have taken place … I think he thought he was looking out for his father's best interest."

Flores is the former chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. But on this issue, at least among among Republicans, he's in the minority. The president and a number of congressional Republicans have dismissed the concerns that Trump Jr. shouldn't have taken the meeting.

While Trump Jr. and Eric Trump don't work in the White House, the president's daughter Ivanka serves as an adviser and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, serves as a senior adviser and assistant to the president.

A close adviser to the Trump White House described the Trump Jr. revelations as a "Category Five hurricane," CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett reported on Thursday.


Courtesy/Source: CBS News