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Trump Admin, Allies Take Victory Lap After Barr Shares Mueller Summary

After Attorney General William Barr submitted his summary to Congress of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, reactions started rolling in from Republicans, including the President, his administration, his legal team and members of Congress. Read and listen to some of the reactions below: The President:  No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019 Trump: "To be honest, it's a shame tha...
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Dem Leaders To Barr: Your Mueller Summary ‘Raises As Many Questions As It Answers’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Attorney General William Barr’s summary for Congress of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report “raises as many questions as it answers” and demonstrated that Mueller’s report ought to be provided in full to lawmakers. “Given Mr. Barr’s public record of bias against the Special Counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about t...
Tags: News, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Mueller, Russia probe, William Barr, Matt Shuham


Mueller Report Finds No Trump-Russia Collusion

AG Bill Barr sent a letter to leaders of the House and Judiciary Committees about the Mueller report. The investigation did not find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


Rep. Adam Schiff: Mueller Made ‘A Mistake’ Relying On Trump’s Written Responses

"If you really do want the truth you need to put people under oath," the chairman of the House intel committee said.


Nadler: ‘No Need’ For Mueller To Testify If His Report ‘Answers All Our Questions’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Sunday that he could call special counsel Robert Mueller before the committee to testify “if necessary, but that’s a very big ‘if.'” In an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd, Nadler said Mueller “speaks through [the] report” that he concluded Friday, and that “if that report answers all our questions, there will be no need to call him.” He added: “If that report is not public, if large parts of it are not made public, or if it leave...
Tags: News, House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, Robert Mueller, Russia probe, Matt Shuham


Snakes In A House

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Nathan Hawkins, owner of Big Snake Country Removal, about removing 45 rattlesnakes from under a Texas home.


Robert Mueller report: Democrats aim to pursue Trump-Russia investigations regardless of Mueller's conclusions

Democrats have yet to see details of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election, but are insisting they will press ahead with their investigations no matter what the conclusions. In a rare Saturday conference call for House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on full disclosure of Mr Mueller’s report, telling her colleagues she would reject any classified briefing on the report from the 22-month investigation for just a s...


Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little. The House voted 37-28 on Thursday to approve the change to make the punishment for assaulting an Idaho parks compliance enforcement officer the same as […]
Tags: News, Idaho, House, Bill, Northwest, Boise, Idaho AP, Idaho Parks


White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is rejecting a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, three House committees asked for the substance […]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump Putin


Editorial Observer: The Outspoken Women of the House

Three freshman lawmakers shatter stereotypes as they make waves.
Tags: News, House, Alexandria, Omar, Rashida, Ilhan, United States Politics and Government, Women and Girls, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, women in Congress


WH Refuses Dems’ Request For Info On Trump’s Talks With Putin

The White House has rejected House Democrats’ request for information on President Donald Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing executive authority. “The President must be free to engage in discussions with foreign leaders without fear that those communications will be disclosed and used as fodder for partisan political purposes,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone (pictured above, left) wrote to the chairmen of the House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affai...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, House, Donald Trump, Trump, WH, Eliot Engel, Elijah Cummings D Md, Matt Shuham, Translators, Russia Probe, Cipollone, Pat Cipollone


Bipartisan House group introduces anti-BDS resolution

A small, bipartisan group of House members introduced a resolution Thursday that condemns the boycott-Israel movement and reaffirms the commitment to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- setting up what will likely become a tense debate among Democrats, who are divided on the issue.
Tags: Israel, Cnn, House, Bds, Bipartisan House


The House oversight committee says it has information that several advisers have used personal accounts to do government business

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday his committee has obtained new information that several senior White House officials have used personal email and messaging accounts to conduct government business, asserting that President Donald Trump's son-in-law communicated with foreign leaders through a private messaging application that appears to lack adequate safeguards.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Elijah Cummings


Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
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Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp to talk with foreign leaders, claims Cummings

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says Abbe Lowell has confirmed that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using the encryptable/disappear-able messaging WhatsApp to communicate with leaders of foreign nations. "Mr. Lowell could not answer whether Mr. Kushner's communications included classified information." Mr. Kushner's attorney disputes the claims in the Cummings letter. Kushner's the tip of the iceberg -- the House attention to this ...
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House Dems: Kushner’s Been Using Encrypted Messaging App For Official Biz

White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging app, to conduct official government business, House Democrats alleged in a letter Thursday that raised concerns about his and other White House officials’ compliance with the Presidential Records Act. In response to the allegations, Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said that the Democrats were mischaracterizing what the lawyer told lawmakers in a meeting in December. According to Democrats’ letter, Lowell confirmed ...
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Elijah Cummings: White House officials using personal accounts to do official work

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday his committee has obtained new information that several senior White House officials have used personal email and messaging accounts to conduct government business, asserting that President Donald Trump's son-in-law communicated with foreign leaders through a private messaging application that appears to lack adequate safeguards.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Donald Trump, Elijah Cummings


Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Use Private Accounts for Official Business, Their Lawyer Says

Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump’s use of private email accounts and an unofficial messaging service could violate federal records laws, a House committee chairman said.
Tags: News, House, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, United States Politics and Government, Jared Kushner, Ms Trump


Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat says Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a powerful White House aide, is not preserving all of her official email communications as required by federal law. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, says in a letter that Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, informed […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Ivanka Trump, Abbe Lowell, House Oversight and Reform Committee


Wisconsin Judge Blocks GOP Lawmakers’ Lame Duck Power Grab

A Wisconsin judge has blocked a set of laws that Republican lawmakers pushed through in a December lame duck session to curb the power of newly elected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday. Dane County Judge Richard Neiss issued a temporary injunction, ruling that Republican leaders violated the state constitution by calling an extraordinary session to force the legislation through before Democratic leaders could assume th...
Tags: News, Senate, House, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, Allegra Kirkland, Scott Fitzgerald, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robin Vos, Kaul, Evers, Tony Evers, Lame Duck, Molly Beck, Wisconsin GOP


Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump’s business for several years, will testify publicly before the House intelligence committee on March 27 […]
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Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMay arrives at EU summit saying UK must ‘deliver Brexit’ for the peopleMacron says UK will be heading for no deal if MPs vote down agreement 2.13pm GMT Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission, president, said there would have to be another summit if there is a vote against the Brexit deal...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron


Redistricting Edge Saved GOP From Deeper Midterm Losses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical an...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Eric Holder, Massachusetts, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, South Dakota, House, Wisconsin, Redistricting, Nevada, Republican, North Carolina


In 2010 Nunes Defended Protesters’ Right To ‘Smear,’ ‘Say What They Want’

Back in March 2010, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was an ardent supporter of the rights of those who wish to “smear” or “say what they want” to lawmakers they disagree with. But in the age of Twitter, when lawmakers can be mocked via fake “cow” accounts, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has grown a bit sensitive. During an interview with C-SPAN in 2010, right around the time House Democrats were gunning to gather enough votes for their proposal to overhaul health care — a mov...
Tags: Twitter, News, Obama, House, House Intelligence Committee, John Lewis D Ga, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Nicole Lafond, Nunes lawsuit, Barney Frank D MA


Fox Reporter Gives House Dems Some Docs Related To Spiked Stormy Story

Former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone is reportedly cooperating with House Democrats’ request related to Fox’s reported killing of her story on hush payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. According to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Falzone has given congressional investigators “at least some documents that have been requested” by the House Oversight Committee. “She will soon schedule an interview, which means she will talk to them about what happened,” Melber said during his show on Wedne...
Tags: News, Congress, Fox, House, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Msnbc, Trump, Jane Mayer, Stormy Daniels, Diana Falzone, House Oversight Committee, Falzone, Melber, Nicole Lafond, Stormy Daniels saga


Pay Raises, More Staff, Earmarks: Lawmakers Propose Ways To Overhaul Congress

A newly created bipartisan House committee is examining ways to change both the culture and the law-making structure on Capitol Hill.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Canada: For Unmarried Couples, Splitting The House On Separation Is No Sure Thing - Torkin Manes LLP

In the eyes of an Ontario family law lawyer, one of the most significant consequences of marriage is the sharing of property regime that will apply in the event of separation.
Tags: News, Canada, House, Ontario


Former Trump confidante Hope Hicks to cooperate with House Democratic probe

Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director and long-time confidante of President Donald Trump, plans to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into potential obstruction of justice.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, House Judiciary Committee


Lawmaker says Hope Hicks has 'seen things'

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tells CNN's Erin Burnett why he thinks House committees stand to learn a lot from former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who plans to comply with document requests.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, House, Stories, Hope Hicks, Erin Burnett, Eric Swalwell D CA


Lawmaker: We can learn a lot from Hope Hicks

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tells CNN's Erin Burnett why he thinks House committees stand to learn a lot from former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who plans to comply with document requests.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, House, Stories, Hope Hicks, Erin Burnett, Eric Swalwell D CA



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