Schiff and Pelosi plans ‘enforcement action’ against DOJ over Mueller

Politics 05/16/19, 18:46

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his panel will vote on "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department next week, yet another escalation in the standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump's administration over documents and testimony. Schiff is scheduling the vote after the ...

Barr asks Pelosi at event: ‘Did you bring your handcuffs?’

Politics 05/15/19, 14:36

Attorney General William Barr tried out a little contempt humor on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with interesting results. The setting was the National Peace Officers Memorial Day service Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Barr and Pelosi were in the crowd waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive. Barr approached Pelosi, shook her ...

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 ...

Giuliani urges Ukraine to investigate Democrats

Politics 05/10/19, 15:18

Rudy Giuliani said he would to travel to Kiev in the coming days to urge the Ukrainian government to conduct a pair of investigations: one on the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently concluded investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the other on the involvement of former ...

Update: Trump surprised that Senate subpoenaed his son

Politics 05/09/19, 12:08

The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "very surprised" that the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed his eldest son. Donald Trump Jr. speaks ahead of his father President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally Saturday, ...

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 ...

Dispute rises to new level with contempt citation for Barr

Politics 05/09/19, 00:28

The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report. The vote Wednesday capped a day of the ever-deepening dispute between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump, ...

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 ...

House Judiciary panel poised to hold Barr in contempt

Politics 05/08/19, 03:12

The House Judiciary Committee is moving ahead with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after last-minute negotiations stalled with the Justice Department over access to the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's report to the ...

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 ...

The Latest: GOP lawmaker says Barr proxy for Dem anger

Politics 05/06/19, 10:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the special counsel’s Russia probe (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is calling a Democratic effort to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress “illogical and disingenuous.” Georgia Rep. Doug Collins said Democrats “have launched a ...

Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

Politics 05/05/19, 18:27

President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general. Escalating tensions with House Democrats as they seek to bring Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee, Trump tweeted: "Bob Mueller should not ...

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: President Trump tweets he, Putin discussed ‘Russian Hoax’

Politics 05/03/19, 12:31

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 1:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says the "Russian Hoax" was one of the topics he discussed with Russian's Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) during a "Very productive talk!" White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks with reporters outside the White House, ...

Trump, Putin discuss nuclear weapons, Mueller report

Politics 05/03/19, 11:40

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The President tweeted: "Had a long and very ...

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 ...

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 ...

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