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 ...

John Dowd blasts Mueller over selective quotes in Russia report

Politics 06/04/19, 03:48

Former Trump attorney John Dowd on Monday, June 3 accused the special counsel’s office of ambushing him and attempting to smear his reputation in the Russia report by selectively quoting from a voicemail he left for Michael Flynn’s attorney. “Isn’t it ironic that this man who kept indicting and prosecuting people ...

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 ...

Key Mueller witness against Trump faces child porn charge

New York 06/03/19, 18:38

A Lebanese-American businessman who worked to advance Saudi Arabia's agenda to the Trump administration and who later provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller about his efforts to connect a Russian banker to members of Trump's transition team has been arrested on charges of transporting a dozen images ...

Top Dems want public support with the impeachment questions

Politics 06/02/19, 13:23

Leading Democrats provided a snapshot Sunday of the party wrestling with the impeachment questions posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation. One top leader, Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the Democratic whip, said the president may well face an impeachment inquiry in the House. Another, ...

Mueller: Charging President Trump “Not an Option”

U.S. 05/29/19, 12:45

Special counsel Robert Mueller, breaking a two-year silence on his investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, said charging a president with a crime was "not an option," Mueller said that he was bound by long-standing Justice Department opinions that say a president can't be indicted while in ...

Update: Mueller closes special counsel’s office, ends Russia probe

Politics 05/29/19, 11:28

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): ___ 12:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says special counsel Robert Mueller is moving on with his life "and everyone else should do the same." Sanders said in her statement that Mueller noted that his office has closed ...

Mueller to make 1st public statement on Russia probe

Politics 05/29/19, 09:00

Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to make his first public statement on the Russia investigation Wednesday, the Justice Department said. Mueller will speak at the Justice Department at 11 a.m. and won't take any questions. It was not clear what he intended to say, but the statement comes amid demands for ...

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

Politics 05/23/19, 20:13

President Donald Trump asked the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump is delegating to Barr the ...

Justice Department to turn over some Mueller documents

Politics 05/22/19, 10:26

The House intelligence committee postponed efforts to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Department on Wednesday after officials agreed to hand over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report. The agreement came a day after the department said it would be willing to provide documents from ...

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 ...

DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

Politics 05/21/19, 15:23

The Justice Department said Tuesday it is willing to provide the House Intelligence Committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr. The unusual request comes after the committee's chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of ...

GOP frowns on Amash’s impeachment call

Politics 05/21/19, 13:47

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy pushed back Tuesday against Rep. Justin Amash and his call for President Donald Trump's impeachment, saying the Michigan Republican is out of step with others in the party and with Americans.  "Their pressure doesn't have influence on me," Amash said in a brief interview with The ...

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 ...

Michigan’s Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

Politics 05/20/19, 12:26

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. Second-term state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets , ...

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

Politics 05/19/19, 13:24

A key Democrat says Republican Rep. Justin Amash's accusation that President Donald Trump engaged in "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings. But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff nevertheless is warning that Democrats remain on that potential path to force ...

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