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More than half of House Democrats support impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of House Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press — a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump but a milestone that seems unl...

 

Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications.  The...

 

Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Dems support inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on...

 

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and potential conflicts of interest. Craft, a longtime GOP activist from Kentucky, is...

 

Election warnings blare, but action stalls in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller warned that Russian interference is still happening "as we sit here." State election officials are anxious and underfunded, some running systems with outdated software and scrounging for replacement parts off...

 

House panel asks court for Mueller grand jury material

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler filed a petition in federal court Friday to obtain secret grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The panel is also expected to file a lawsuit next...

 

Mueller: No Russia exoneration for Trump, despite his claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of "total exoneration" Wednesday in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. In...

 

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report , including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General...

 

House Democrats, White House spar in Hope Hicks interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks was blocked by President Donald Trump's lawyers from answering questions more than 150 times in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to Democrats who released a...

 

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's "case closed ." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller . House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify...

 

White House tells 2 ex-aides to defy congressional subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday again directed former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to defy subpoenas and refuse to provide documents to...

 

Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing nu...

 

House intelligence panel seeks interviews with Trump lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee has called four lawyers linked to President Donald Trump and his family for interviews as part of an investigation into whether they tried to obstruct the panel's inquiry into Russian election...

 

Mueller won't testify next week, House chairman says

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

 

Contempt citation against Barr heats up Trump-House dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

 

House committee to face an empty chair instead of Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 already acrimonious battle between Democrats and the...

 

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private tensions between Justice Department leaders and special counsel Robert Mueller's team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion Wednesday as Attorney General William Barr pushed back at the special counsel's...

 

What you won't see in the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats' demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller's report are likely to prompt a political and legal...

 

Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is returning to Capitol Hill for a second time this week as lawmakers, the White House and the American public anxiously await his release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report . Barr...

 

Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice...

 

'Racist,' 'con man': Cohen assails Trump before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president's former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and who lied throughout the...

 

Cohen says he will tell 'my story' in public hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee, setting...

 

William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as the nation's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential...

 

House Democrats demand briefing on Russia sanctions decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of seven House committees are calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. It's one of the first moves of...

 

Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a...

 

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