Most of it is bad news for the Trump administration.
1) Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that not only was the FBI investigating Russian interference in the campaign but he also dropped this bombshell: FBI agents are probing potential "coordination" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This investigation could lead to criminal charges.
In Moscow, Kremlin loyalists took a dim view of Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Sergei Markov, a Moscow-based political analyst and a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, said that the aim of the hearings “is not to allow [President] Trump to improve ties with Russia.”
“Very serious circles in the U.S. think that they can’t let Russia become a great power, that Russia should be pressed, pressed, pressed,” Markov said in an interview. He said Trump was attempting "to let Russia have its own sphere of interests," but that effort had prompted accusations "that everything around Trump is related to Russia and betrays the U.S.”
Two of the nation's top counter-intelligence officials stood by the U.S. intelligence assessment in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin's government sought to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.
Under questioning from Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said nothing has changed since they issued their Jan. 6 report on Russian interference in the election.
The report found that senior Russian officials, including Putin, wanted to undermine the U.S. democratic process, hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump's campaign.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, poses a threat to Roe vs. Wade and the right to abortion.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein noted that Trump had promised to appointed “pro-life” justices who would overturn Roe vs. Wade.
This debate “is not theoretical,” she said, addressing Gorsuch at the start of his confirmation hearing. The abortion right “allows women and their doctors to decide what is best for them and their kids, not politicians."
Trump administration tensions with the United Nations over Israel won't help the world body as it tries to maintain some part of its funding from Washington.
Those tensions flared again Monday when both the State Department and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations sharply attacked an agenda item in a U.N. meeting in Geneva that would have focused on alleged human rights abuse by Israel against Palestinians.
Ambassador Nikki Haley, speaking from the world body's headquarters in New York, said the decision to focus on Israel at the regular meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council reflected long-standing "anti-Israel bias" at the United Nations.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee pressed two top counterintelligence officials about leaks to the media that led to the ouster of former national security advisor Michael Flynn after less than a month on the job.
Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) pushed FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers to explain how details from Flynn's phone calls with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, were made public.
Flynn was forced to resign last month after media reports said he had discussed Obama administration sanctions on Moscow with the Russian envoy in December, and then had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the discussions.