What will Democrats hope from Mueller testimony?

Politics 06/26/19, 10:43

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees ...

Update: WH tells 2 more former aides not to cooperate

Politics 06/04/19, 11:37

The Latest on congressional investigations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee. FILE - In this May ...

Judge rejects Congress’ challenge of border wall funding

U.S. 06/03/19, 19:36

A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue. Trump's victory is muted by a federal ruling in California last month that blocked construction of key sections of ...

House Democrats to vote on holding Barr, McGahn in contempt next week

Politics 06/03/19, 19:04

A top Democrat announced Monday that the House will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a statement that the Trump administration's "systematic ...

Greek government plans to replace top judges before election

Europe 05/29/19, 11:22

Greece's left-wing government says it is planning to appoint new top judges before a July 7 general election, a decision that has drawn criticism from opposition conservatives who hold a big lead in opinion polls.Government officials said Wednesday that the government was expected to back the move before the current ...

Oklahoma City bombing trial judge Richard Matsch dies at 88

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:12

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88.The clerk of the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Jeffrey P. Colwell, announced ...

Update: House panel subpoenas Hicks and counsel’s aide

Politics 05/21/19, 19:59

The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Don McGahn (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of President Donald Trump. The committee subpoenaed Hicks for documents ...

McGahn to defy subpoena from Democrats for testimony, face contempt vote

Politics 05/21/19, 07:54

House Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations , this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president's directive and skip Tuesday's ...

Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

Europe 05/21/19, 04:24

Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner.Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, who visited Hungary in February, also found ...

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn to defy congressional subpoena

Politics 05/20/19, 14:52

President Donald Trump directed former White House counsel Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser. The decision is certain to deepen tensions between congressional Democrats and the ...

White House counsel criticizes House probe

Politics 05/15/19, 12:28

The White House counsel has sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee chairman, harshly criticizing an investigation into President Donald Trump and rejecting sweeping document requests. Pat Cippillone sent the letter Tuesday. He suggests Democrats are seeking a "do-over" of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. He also questions whether ...

Nadler says Mueller won’t testify next week

Politics 05/10/19, 15:59

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says special counsel Robert Mueller won't appear before his panel next week, despite the committee's hope that Mueller would testify May 15. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Friday that negotiations continue with Mueller and the Justice Department about the testimony. He wouldn't characterize ...

Update: Pelosi signals methodical approach on Barr vote

Politics 05/09/19, 10:53

The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 10:50 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House isn't rushing into a vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russia investigation. The California Democrat ...

Update: House panel votes to hold AG Barr in contempt

Politics 05/08/19, 15:32

The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The committee voted 24-16 to ...

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban heads toward committee vote

U.S. 05/08/19, 00:04

An attempt to outlaw abortion in Alabama is headed to a committee vote in the Alabama Senate.The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday morning on the bill following a public hearing.The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy with almost no exceptions.FILE ...

Ex-White House lawyer defies House subpoena for Mueller docs

Politics 05/07/19, 19:41

A former White House lawyer defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday, setting the Trump administration on course for another collision with the Democratic-led House over its pursuit of documents related to the Russia investigation. Don McGahn's refusal to provide the documents to the House Judiciary Committee came at the instruction of the ...

Pelosi and Warren dispute GOP, say Russia case not closed

Politics 05/07/19, 19:31

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate floor on May 7 that the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Trump is “case closed,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot back, “That’s just not a fact. The case is not closed." In the past, McConnell has called himself the ...

Dems threaten Barr anew with contempt over Mueller report

Politics 05/03/19, 13:58

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday threatened to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with a new Monday deadline for providing special counsel Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report on his Russia probe and some underlying materials. The new offer from House Judiciary Committee ...

Update: Pelosi says Barr lied to Congress

Politics 05/02/19, 10:38

The Latest on a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the attorney general's handling of the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 11:20 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asserting that Attorney General Robert Barr has committed a crime by lying to Congress. At a news conference Thursday, Pelosi ramped up pressure on ...

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