Vulnerable Republicans begin to break with Trump

Republicans on Capitol Hill are growing frustrated with President Donald Trump’s conduct in office, realizing that his deepening scandals could cost them re-election.

Trump has been on defense for reportedly sharing classified information with Russian officials and allegedly trying to quash an FBI investigation into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Moscow.

Many Republicans have in recent days joined Democrats in calling for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation, while others want a select congressional committee to be appointed. Some are even beginning to speculate about impeachment.

The crises have put extra pressure on House Republicans in so-called swing states to run for cover from Trump, feeling that they and the GOP majority are vulnerable to a Democratic takeover next year.

Trump faces accusations that he obstructed justice with his dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, who reportedly authored a memo…

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