White House slams contempt vote for William Barr and Wilbur Ross

Politics 07/18/19, 08:56

The White House slammed the Democrat-controlled House’s vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham called the move “ridiculous and ...

Barr is right: The Trump-Russia conspiracy is ‘bogus’

Opinion 07/12/19, 19:17

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Attorney General William Barr reiterated his intention to find out why the Obama administration launched an investigation into the Republican Party presidential candidate’s campaign during the 2016 campaign. If the political parties in the sentence above were reversed, we would be in ...

Bar explains why Trump had to abandon citizenship question on 2020 census

Politics 07/12/19, 14:16

Attorney General William Barr stated on Thursday, July 11, that the government cannot proceed with its legal fight to insert a citizenship question in the 2020 census form because of time constraints. President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census. While Barr insisted that the ...

Barr: Democrats want Mueller’s testimony to be ‘public spectacle’

Politics 07/08/19, 18:42

Attorney General William Barr accused Democrats on Monday of attempting to create a "public spectacle" by summoning Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify to the Russia investigation before Congress. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said Mueller would be supported by the Justice Department if he decides that he ...

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 ...

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 ...

Justice Department: Review of Russia probe ‘broad in scope’

Politics 06/10/19, 17:25

A Justice Department review of the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation is "broad in scope and multifaceted," and intelligence agencies have already been asked to preserve records and make witnesses available, according to a letter sent to Congress on Monday, June 11. Attorney General William Barr said last month that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Schiff sends letter demanding oversight of AG declassification of Trump probe docs

Politics 05/31/19, 17:46

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter Friday to National Intelligence Director Dan Coats requesting supervision of Attorney General William Barr's declassification of papers used to investigate  the 2016 presidential election. At Barr's request, as part of his investigation, Trump gave him declassification authority over intelligence agencies. The White ...

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 ...

Barr: Courts rulings hamper President Trump’s agenda

Politics 05/22/19, 14:20

Attorney General William Barr is addressing a long-standing issue of concern for President Donald Trump—judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies. In a speech Tuesday night, May 22, Barr took aim at the broad judicial power, arguing that federal judges who have issued so-called nationwide injunctions are hampering President Trump's efforts ...

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 ...

Trump’s agenda hampered by lower court injunctions, Barr says

Politics 05/21/19, 20:37

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, May 21, said he has noticed a troubling trend of nationwide injunctions issued by lower courts that have taken their toll on President Trump’s agenda and threaten the political process for future administrations. In a speech Tuesday night, Barr took aim at the broad judicial ...

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