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Lawmaker: Donaldson's notes akin to the Watergate tapes

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses with CNN's Wolf Blitzer the subpoenas issued to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, saying Donaldson's extensive notes could be "one of the most important things" in the Mueller report.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donaldson, Wolf Blitzer, Hope Hicks, House Judiciary Committee, Pramila Jayapal, Mueller, Annie Donaldson


Lawmaker: Donaldson's notes 'our equivalent of the Watergate tapes'

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses with CNN's Wolf Blitzer the subpoenas issued to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, saying Donaldson's extensive notes could be "one of the most important things" in the Mueller report.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donaldson, Wolf Blitzer, Hope Hicks, House Judiciary Committee, Pramila Jayapal, Mueller, Annie Donaldson


AOC renews Trump impeachment calls after McGahn ignores subpoena: 'We have to move forward'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ramping up pressure on her fellow Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, saying that she and her colleagues have “a duty” to hold the president accountable."We have to move forward on impeachment," Ms Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday during an interview with CNN.She continued, paying respect to speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who has so far pushed back on impeachment calls.“I trust the speaker's taking a measured approach to ensure that w...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Aoc, Mueller, Mark Pocan, Don McGahn, McGahn, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Stonewalling Congress


Pelosi Scrambles To Put Out Fires As Her Infuriated Members Call For Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sparred with multiple members of her caucus Monday as the White House’s latest stonewalling caused eruptions of anger and calls to start impeachment proceedings. According to Politico, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) all pushed the Speaker to begin the process during a meeting in Pelosi’s office. She and her allies countered, saying that beginning impeachment proceedings would, for all intents and purposes, shut down th...
Tags: News, White House, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Pelosi, Steve Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Jamie Raskin, David Cicilline, House Oversight Committee, Don McGahn


Trump’s Secrecy Fight Escalates as Judge Rules for Congress in Early Test

A judge ruled that Trump’s accounting firm must turn over his financial records even as the White House told a former top Trump aide not to show up at a hearing.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Jones Day, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, McGahn, Donald F II, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, Doctrine of, House Committee on the Judiciary


DOJ Office of Legal Counsel Concludes Congress Can’t Force McGahn to Testify

In an opinion released Monday, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel ruled that former White House counsel Donald McGahn is "not legally required" to testify to Congress on matters related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report."The immunity of the President's immediate advisors from compelled congressional testimony on matters related to their official responsibilities has long been recognized and arises from the fundamental workings of the separation of powers," t...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Moscow, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, White House Press, Department of Justice s Office of Legal Counsel, Robert Mueller, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald McGahn, McGahn


Michigan's Justin Amash becomes first Republican to back Trump impeachment

Congressman says Mueller report ‘identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice’The Michigan congressman Justin Amash has called for Donald Trump to be impeached, adding a first Republican voice to a growing chorus of Democrats demanding Congress move against the president.Amash is a libertarian and independent-minded politician who has flirted with the idea of a run against Trump in 2020, and has in turn been attacked by the White House. Elected in...
Tags: Congress, White House, US news, US politics, Michigan, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Trump, Mueller, House Freedom Caucus, Robert Mueller, Justin Amash, Amash, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


Nadler: ‘I Would Assume’ Mueller Testimony Pushed Back Until June

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler isn’t optimistic that his tentative deadline of May 23 for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee will be met. According to Politico, Nadler and a senior Democratic committee aide said Friday night that no Mueller hearing is planned for the next week. “I would assume not,” Nadler said when asked whether Mueller would publicly testify before the upcoming Memorial Day recess that begins next Friday. However, a Judiciary staffer offere...
Tags: News, White House, House, Judiciary, Bob, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Russia Probe, Summer Concepcion, Mueller report


This Week: Putin Praises Mueller, Barr Goes Full Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller earned an unlikely defender this week: Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Putin referred to Mueller’s work as “exotic” and “very objective” — a far-cry from how President Trump himself characterized the probe this week. The President unilaterally concluded Friday that the investigation began as an attempt to spy on his campaign. Those behind the supposed spying deserved “long jail sentences,” he added....
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, House, Connecticut, Nancy Pelosi, Bob, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department


WH Executive Privilege Over Report Stalls Mueller Testimony Planning

The White House’s decision to assert executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report could prevent Mueller from answering lawmakers questions during a potential testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the WSJ, discussions over that matter have stalled negotiations about Mueller’s possible testimony. The executive privilege assertion could prevent Mueller from speaking about anything that’s not included in the ...
Tags: News, White House, Bob, Justice Department, WSJ, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Nicole Lafond, Robert Mueller testimony


Once Again, Democrats Are Betting All Their Chips On Bob Mueller

House Democrats are struggling in their attempts to get mileage out of the redacted Mueller report, their efforts to highlight damning episodes and testimony stymied by a stonewalling White House. According to the New York Times, with potential star witnesses like former White House counsel Don McGahn looking likely to ignore Democrats’ summons, they are turning to the one person who may be willing and able to bring the report to life: its author. The House Judiciary Committee has been in tal...
Tags: News, White House, House, New York Times, Bob, Department Of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, House Democrats, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Bob Mueller, Russia Probe, Kate Riga


White House counsel: No 'do-over' on Mueller probe

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg react to Congress' push for more investigations.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Sol Wisenberg


White House Rejects House Obstruction Probe In Letter Blasting The Investigation

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the White House said it would not comply with demands from the committee for its wide-ranging probe into possible obstruction by President Trump, arguing that the committee had no authority to launch the investigation. “Unfortunately, it appears that you have already decided to press ahead with a duplicative investigation, including by issuing subpoenas, to replow the same ground the Special Counsel has already covered. I ask that you...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Committee, Obstruction, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Watergate, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Nadler, Don McGahn, Jerry Nadler


Kamala Harris working hard to get on the left side of history

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s run for president is more like a hand-over-hand scramble out of the hole she dug herself while serving as San Francisco’s DA and California’s Attorney General. During that time, she was something of a moderate among Democrats, and was therefore widely reviled on the left for her invariable support of police and prosecutors, even when their prosecutions were deeply flawed. Attorney Lara Bazelon, director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Progra...
Tags: Twitter, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Lausd, Bill, Orange County, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party


Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee

David Becker/GettyDonald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal to meet in mid-June for a private interview that will be limited in time to two to four hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. As Monday came to a close, the president’s eldest son was planning on telling Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Co. to take a hike. Trump Jr. had a letter drafted and ready to go to inform the Senate committee that he would not come in for an interview, that he ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Manhattan, Republican Party, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Trump Tower, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr, Trump Jr, Don Jr, Trump Tower Moscow, Donald Trump Jr Set


Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
Tags: News, Kentucky, White House, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Rand Paul, Graham, Kremlin, Times, Senate Intelligence Committee, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Trump Tower, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr


The Pandora’s Box of California’s proposed tax-return bill

Giving vent to many Californians’ staunch opposition to President Donald Trump, a new bill making its way through Sacramento would force presidential candidates off the primary ballot if they failed or declined to submit five years of tax returns. While the notion that those seeking to be president should be held to a higher standard of transparency than the average American is generally a sensible one, there are reasons to reject the mandates Senate Bill 27 would put into law. SB27 has already ...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Sacramento, Sport, Joe Biden, Pandora, Soccer, Editorials, House Of Representatives, Bill, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom


If Joe Biden had a statue, the left would have to tear it down: Ron Hart

It is not known if there is a Joe Biden statue anywhere. All I could find is a building at the University of Delaware the school named after him for getting it funding. We know the building was an appropriate tribute to their alum because its elevator does not go all the way to the top. Rush Limbaugh made a telling and spot-on assertion recently. If there were a statue of Joe Biden, the new left would seek to tear it down. Biden is running an old-style Democrat campaign, closer to that of Jeffer...
Tags: Hollywood, Supreme Court, Obama, Opinion, White House, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Canada, Soccer, Margaret Thatcher, Goldman Sachs, Bill, Biden


Barr appoints attorney to investigate origins of Mueller report and spying on Trump campaign

Attorney general William Barr has appointed a US attorney to investigate how the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election began, and whether laws were broken during while intelligence was being collected on the Trump campaign.The assignment was first reported on Monday night, and comes after the attorney general told senators last month that “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign in 2016 — even though he said at the time that he was not sure that anything illegal had occurred.The appoi...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Obama Justice Department, Robert Mueller, Mr Trump, William Barr, Bob Mueller


5 Points On Giuliani’s Bizarre Attempts To Dig Up Dirt For Trump In Ukraine

Facing intensive public scrutiny, Rudy Giuliani this weekend cancelled a planned mission to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump’s political opponents and try to coax Kiev prosecutors into doing the same. But the web of outrageous allegations and conspiracy theories that undergird Giuliani’s aborted trip raise a question: what exactly is President Trump’s personal lawyer up to? By Giuliani’s own admission, he is brazenly attempting to enlist the Ukrainian government in efforts to further Trump’s p...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Politico, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, The Times, Fox News, Biden, Giuliani, Doj, Rudy Giuliani


Dems set hearing for ex-White House lawyer over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary panel has set a May 21 hearing for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But it’s unclear if he’ll show. The committee posted notice Tuesday of the hearing. McGahn was a vital witness for Mueller’s probe into Russia […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Nation, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, McGahn, House Judiciary panel


Trump administration staff to abandon protection of president under threat of fines, congressman suggests: 'It could be a game changer'

Trump administration staff who are protecting the president by refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas could abandon him under threat of huge fines, senior Democrats have suggested.Adam Schiff, Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee, has proposed holding those who do not comply with Congress with inherent contempt, a rarely used procedure which can result in fines up to $25,000 (£19,330) daily or even imprisonment.The proposal comes amid an unprecedented effort by the White...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Democrats, House, Donald Trump, Abc News, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nixon, Watergate, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Barr


Rod Rosenstein Calls the Russia Probe ‘Justified’ and James Comey a ‘Partisan Pundit’

"I would never have allowed anyone to interfere with the investigation"
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Onetime


Rod Rosenstein Calls the Russia Probe ‘Justified,’ Says Closing It Wasn’t an Option

"I would never have allowed anyone to interfere with the investigation"
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Onetime


One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump’s Leak-Hunter-in-Chief

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyRod Rosenstein was a Resistance hero—and one of Donald Trump’s favorite whipping boys—for overseeing the Russia investigation. But Rosenstein’s legacy at the Justice Department shows he was more than happy to oblige the White House on one of its top priorities: spearheading the president’s war on leakers and whistleblowers. Cases involving the leak of classified information are high-profile prosecutions that would be part of the purvi...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Russia, Nbc News, America, San Francisco, Iran, Fbi, New York Times, Moscow, Fox News, The New York Times, Times


‘I Don’t Need It.’ President Trump Pledges Not to Use Stolen Information in 2020 Re-election Campaign

Trump also claimed the Mueller report said that he didn't use any in 2016
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Mueller, Onetime


Trump Raves ‘McGahn Had A Much Better Chance Of Being Fired Than Mueller’

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday night that former White House counsel Don McGahn had a “much better chance” of getting fired than special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump insisted that he “was NOT” going to fire Mueller amid the special counsel’s Russia investigation. “Actually, lawyer Don McGahn had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller,” Trump tweeted. “Never a big fan!” I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire Bob Mueller. In fact, he was allowed to finish ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Don McGahn, McGahn, Trump Tweets, Bob Mueller, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe


Mueller won’t testify next week, 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 that negotiations continue with Mueller and the Justice Department about the testimony. He wouldn’t characterize those […]
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Jerrold Nadler, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics


Giuliani Scores a New Client: an Authoritarian, Middle Eastern Regime

Charles Krupa/AP/ShutterstockAs Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was concluding, Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney for the probe and other legal woes, landed a new client: the Kingdom of Bahrain.On Thursday, the former New York City mayor confirmed to The Daily Beast that his security and consulting firm, Giuliani Security and Safety, had officially secured a contract with the Gulf nation’s Ministry of ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, White House, New York City, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Middle East, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Biden


Et Tu, Sen. Burr?

Donald Trump Jr and Donald Trump U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- How nauseating that RINO Sen. Richard Burr, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is doing the bidding of vindictive Democrats in issuing a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Burr has joined the Democrats' investigatory vendetta against President Trump, most recently exemplified in the House Judiciary Committee's vote to hold Attorney General Will Barr in contempt of Congress. Democrats claim Barr is in contempt for failing to re...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Russia, Democrats, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Don, Sen John Cornyn, McConnell, House Judiciary Committee, Kevin McCarthy, Mueller



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