"White House: No Change In Plans For Sam Clovis Nomination"

"The White House said on Tuesday there are no plans to withdraw the nomination of Sam Clovis for a Department of Agriculture position, despite Clovis becoming a central figure in the Russia investigation.

Clovis, who was tapped to be the science adviser to the Agriculture Department, faces a confirmation hearing in the Senate later this month.

But questions are swirling around him after special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Monday that George Papadopoulos, a low-level foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, pled guilty on charges he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Russians during the campaign."

Jonathan Easley reports for The Hill October 31, 2017.


"Politics: Hearing's On For USDA Nominee With Links To Russia Probe" (Greenwire)

"Climate-Denying Talk Radio Host Trump Picked For Top Science Post Now At Center Of Russia Scandal" (Think Progress)

"Clovis Said To Be 'Cooperative Witness' In Senate Russia Probe" (Politico)

"The Russia Scandal Might Torpedo a Controversial Department of Agriculture Nominee" (Mother Jones)

"Sam Clovis’s Really Bad Excuse For Greenlighting A Trump Campaign Meeting With Russians" (Washington Post)

"Sam Clovis’s Ties To Russia Probe Cooperator Renew Opposition To His USDA Nomination" (Washington Post)

"Reports: Iowan Sam Clovis encouraged Papadopoulos' Russia meeting" (Des Moines Register)

Source: The Hill, 11/01/2017