Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- After the attack in New York that killed 8, Trump calls for merit-based immigration
- Trump spokeswoman dismisses Russia-related indictments: "Nothing to do with" the president
- Special counsel's inquiry yields first guilty plea, from former Trump aide who lied to the FBI
- Paul Manafort and another Trump campaign aide indicted; Manafort's bond is $10 million
Republican leaders on Wednesday continued to maintain silent on the case of a Republican congressman who reportedly told his mistress to have an abortion during a pregnancy scare.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that a series of documents and text messages related to Rep. Tim Murphy's (R-Penn.) extramarital affair with a woman named Shannon Edwards disclosed the abortion request.
In one message, Edwards chided him for hypocrisy related to his anti-abortion voting record.
"And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options," she wrote.
"I get what you say about my March for life messages. I've never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don't write any more. I will," was the response from Murphy's cellphone number, the Post-Gazette reported.
The relationship between Murphy and Edwards first came to light as a result of a divorce case filed by Edwards' husband.
Murphy voted Tuesday for a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. He's a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus and has been endorsed by LifePAC, which opposes abortion.
House leaders have not commented on Murphy's situation, although the Post-Gazette reported that local Republican officials have talked about finding an alternative candidate for the 2018 election.