Politics GOP congressman calls on Trump to remove children from White House

21:10  14 july  2017
21:10  14 july  2017 Source:   CBS News

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“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 . Not only Donald Trump , but Ivanka [ Trump ] and Jared Kushner.”

Bill Flores called on President Donald Trump 's children to leave their positions at the White House . Since Congress returned from a Fourth of July recess period, many GOP members in both chambers have contorted themselves to avoid questions about Trump 's relationship with Russia.

UNITED STATES - JUNE 27: Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, speaks at news conference after a meeting in the Capitol of the House Republican Conference. Flores and GOP leaders addressed the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the health care law, and the possible contempt of Congress vote on Attorney General Eric Holder. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images): Unlike most Republicans, Rep. Bill Flores has criticized Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.© Tom Williams / AP Unlike most Republicans, Rep. Bill Flores has criticized Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

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.

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"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.

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A GOP congressman has advised President Donald Trump to exclude his offspring from his administration. Bill Flores (R-Texas) said he thought it was in Trump ’s “best interest” if he “ removed all of his children from the White House .” Interrupts His Dad's Phone Call With Putin On 'Conan'.

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"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.

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