Perry sidesteps testifying before impeachment investigators

Politics 11/01/19, 18:54

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry was called to testify on Friday, Nov. 1, before the House Committees as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump but he refused to follow the request, according to the department's representative. His deposition was scheduled for next Wednesday, according to an anonymous source familiar ...

Democrats continue to investigate President Trump, call for more subpoenas

Politics 07/25/19, 14:10

A day after leading the underwhelming Mueller hearings on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are pressing forward with their investigations into President Trump, his administration, and his family. The House Oversight and Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), voted on Thursday morning to authorize subpoenas to access to White House ...

House oversight panel backs subpoena for WH counselor Conway

Politics 06/26/19, 10:19

The House Oversight Committee has voted to issue a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway did not show up at a hearing Wednesday, after ...

DOJ backs Mnuchin’s refusal to turn over Trump’s taxes

Politics 06/14/19, 17:29

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump's tax returns in May, but the Treasury Department refused to ...

House oversight panel backs contempt vote in census dispute

Politics 06/12/19, 15:41

A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to advance contempt measures against Attorney General William ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle

U.S. 06/04/19, 08:58

A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license.The state issued subpoenas to staffers, contractors and former medical residents who worked at Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility, according ...

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 ...

Court OKs expedited appeal in NY Trump bank records case

Politics 06/01/19, 06:05

An appeals court says it will speedily consider President Donald Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks he did business with. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Friday setting a schedule for written arguments to be submitted by July 18, ...

Obama-appointed judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

New York 05/22/19, 16:49

A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn't a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his company were "highly ...

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 ...

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 ...

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