House committee to face an empty chair instead of Barr

Politics 05/02/19, 05:08

Attorney General William Barr has informed lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee that he will skip a hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, escalating an battle between Democrats and the Justice Department. Barr's decision — he cites a disagreement over the questioning — came the day the department missed a ...

Barr skips session with House Democrats, escalates standoff

Politics 05/01/19, 20:15

Attorney General William Barr has informed lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee that he will skip a Thursday hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Barr's decision — he cites a disagreement over the questioning — comes the same day the department missed a committee deadline to provide the panel with ...

‘It is over:’ Republicans close ranks at Barr hearing

Politics 05/01/19, 15:10

"For me, it is over." With those few words, Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, set the tone for his party at an extraordinary hearing with Attorney General William Barr over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President ...

Update: Barr says he didn’t exonerate Trump

Politics 05/01/19, 13:38

The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says he didn't exonerate President Donald Trump, because that's not the job of the Justice Department. Barr said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that he simply decided the ...

Barr expected to defend his handling of Mueller report

Politics 05/01/19, 01:23

Attorney General William Barr will face lawmakers' questions for the first time since releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, in what promises to be a dramatic showdown as he defends his actions before Democrats who accuse him of spinning the investigation's findings in President Donald Trump's favor. Barr's appearance Wednesday ...

Barr to face Mueller report questions at Senate hearing

Politics 04/30/19, 13:34

Attorney General William Barr will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday for the first time since releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report. He'll be defending his actions before Democrats who accuse him of spinning the investigation's findings in President Donald Trump's favor. Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to highlight ...

Update: Pelosi warns Barr against ‘obstructing Congress’

Politics 04/29/19, 16:50

The Latest on congressional investigations of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General William Barr will be "obstructing Congress" if he chooses not to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr is scheduled to testify Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but is resisting ...

Impeach or investigate? Democrats see no reason to choose

Politics 04/29/19, 16:08

Whatever happens next, don't call it impeachment. House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers and 2020 presidential contenders. But as Congress resumes Monday, the Democratic oversight and investigations ...

Biden: ‘I take responsibility’ for Anita Hill hearings

Politics 04/29/19, 15:54

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he takes responsibility for the fact that Anita Hill was "not treated well" in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court-nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and Biden led the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I believed her from the very beginning. But I was chairman. ...

Barr’s testimony to House on Mueller in doubt amid dispute with Nadler

Politics 04/28/19, 10:36

The Justice Department has informed the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr may not attend a Thursday hearing to review special counsel Robert Mueller's report due to objections over the panel's format, according to a Democratic senior committee aide. The department has balked at the panel's plans to allow ...

Update: House chair subpoenas former White House lawyer

Politics 04/22/19, 16:23

The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the annual ...

Update: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

Politics 04/19/19, 23:39

The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec says Attorney General William Barr released the report with "minimal redactions." Kupec says the department ...

Update: Trump says some statements in Mueller report ‘untrue’

Politics 04/19/19, 08:32

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says some statements made in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report are "fabricated & totally untrue." Tweeting Friday from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump dubbed the more than 400-page document ...

What you won’t see in the Mueller report

Politics 04/16/19, 14:38

The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats' demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller's report are likely to prompt a political and legal battle that could last for months, if not much longer. The chairman of ...

Update: Lawmakers criticize social media for hate crimes

Business 04/09/19, 09:55

The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism and social media (all times local):10:45 a.m.A Congressional committee hearing on white nationalism has begun with statements criticizing the spread of hate crimes in the U.S. and social media's role in the spread.FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, ...

Update: Democrat says Mueller’s report is ‘substantial’

Politics 03/27/19, 17:26

The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report is "very substantial" in length and breadth. New York congressman Jerrold Nadler says he spoke with Attorney General William Barr for about 10 minutes ...

Ex-Trump campaign aide says FBI wanted him to wear a wire

Politics 03/26/19, 17:42

A former Trump campaign aide central to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation said the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to record conversations with a professor who had told him the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos, the first of five Trump aides to plead ...

Update: Here are 6 Democratic House chairs demand full report

Politics 03/22/19, 18:26

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Democratic chairs of six House committees are demanding that the Justice Department release "without delay" the full report it has received from special counsel Robert Mueller. They say they expect Attorney General William Barr also to turn over ...

California chief justice says judiciary is more diverse

California 03/19/19, 15:33

California's chief justice on Tuesday praised the racial and gender diversity of judges appointed by former Gov. Jerry Brown and highlighted women in leadership roles in state government.Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye noted that more than half of the roughly 600 judges appointed by Brown are women and 41 percent identify ...

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