How Democrats prepare for Mueller testimony: ‘It will not be easy’

Politics 07/11/19, 06:02

Some Democrats are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely rereading his 448-page report. However, Robert Mueller has said he won’t answer questions beyond what is in the report on Russia’s election meddling when he comes to Congress on July 17. “We chose those words carefully, and the work ...

Latest Manafort charges may be double jeopardy

New York 06/27/19, 17:28

Former chairman of the Trump 2016 campaign, Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to mortgage fraud and other criminal charges filed by New York state authorities, on June 27. His lawyer said he intends to challenge New York courts under their strong double jeopardy protection. The longtime influential is already serving a ...

President Trump talks about trade, Iran, as he heads for Asia

U.S. 06/27/19, 13:33

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 26, left the White House Oval Office, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence. The president spoke with journalists on a number of issues before he left for Japan for the annual G-20 Summit held in Osaka, Japan, this year. President Trump kicked off the press ...

What is Robert Mueller hiding?

U.S. 06/26/19, 21:50

In his only comments following the release of his investigative report into Russian collusion, special counsel Robert Mueller said, “So beyond what I've said here today and what is contained in our written work I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or ...

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 ...

White House blocks Conway from House oversight hearing

Politics 06/24/19, 20:23

The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone, sets ...

Pelosi rules out Trump censure if House can’t impeach him

Politics 06/19/19, 09:31

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn't impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as "a day at the beach" for the president. Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that censure would be "just a way ...

Flynn’s new lawyer is a Mueller critic, praised by Trump

Politics 06/13/19, 12:46

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has hired a new lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has earned the praise of President Donald Trump and repeatedly denigrated the Russia investigation. Trump took notice of Flynn's new legal representation, calling Sidney Powell a "GREAT LAWYER" and wishing luck to them both on ...

Schiff threatens to subpoena FBI for info on Russia probes

Politics 06/12/19, 14:56

The House Intelligence Committee chairman is threatening to subpoena FBI Director Christopher Wray for information related to the bureau's counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Wednesday that he has unsuccessfully sought more information about that investigation and any links to Donald ...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:25

Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election.In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of ...

Pelosi says Dems ‘not even close’ to starting impeachment

U.S. 06/11/19, 17:48

Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald Trump. The House voted 229-191 to approve a resolution that will allow Democrats to accelerate their legal battles with ...

Update: House authorizes lawsuits against Barr, McGahn

Politics 06/11/19, 15:35

The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The House has approved a resolution that will make it easier to file lawsuits against the Trump administration when officials defy subpoenas. The legislation passed 229-191, along party lines. It empowers Democrats to take legal action to enforce subpoenas ...

Justin Amash, impeachment supporter, resigns conservative group

Politics 06/11/19, 10:08

The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives. A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies. Amash called ...

Democrats push ahead with hearings on Russia probe

Politics 06/10/19, 02:45

Top Democratic leaders may be in no rush to launch an impeachment inquiry, but the party is launching a series of hearings this week on special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The slate of televised sessions on Mueller's report means a new, intensified focus on the Russia probe and puts it on ...

Hillary Clinton: Mueller report shows obstruction occurred

Politics 06/08/19, 16:28

Hillary Clinton says there are two inescapable conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The first is that Russia conducted a sweeping and systemic interference into the 2016 election and the second is that obstruction of justice occurred. "You cannot read the report, chapter and verse, fact after fact, without reaching those ...

Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:15

More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting. The U.S. ...

Democrats unveil new strategy in subpoena battles with Trump

Politics 06/06/19, 14:32

House Democrats are poised to make it easier for their committee chairmen to take President Donald Trump's administration to court, escalating their legal efforts against a president who has vowed to fight "all of the subpoenas." A resolution unveiled Thursday would authorize contempt cases against Attorney General William Barr and former ...

Judge now says US doesn’t have to file Flynn call transcript

Politics 06/04/19, 17:55

A federal judge said Tuesday that prosecutors no longer have to publicly file a transcript of the call between former adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, reversing course from an order last month. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan had earlier directed prosecutors to make public details ...

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