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‘Never A Big Fan!’: A Bewildering List Of Hires Trump Praised, Then Attacked

Two days after former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson snuck into the Capitol to tell the House Foreign Affairs Committee about his former boss, President Donald Trump attacked Tillerson as “totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State.” That’s strange, because Trump himself nominated Tillerson to be secretary of state. In December 2016, Trump called Tillerson “a world-class player,” said he was “the embodiment of the American dream” and lauded his “tenacity, broad experienc...
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Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of meeting with Democrats

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report. After the truncated meeting with the Democratic leaders, scheduled for a discussion of U.S. infrastructure problems, Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her comment earlier in the morning on Capitol Hill that sh...
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Schiff Acknowledges Temporary Peace With DOJ, Says He Still Wants Mueller’s Testimony

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) acknowledged Wednesday morning that he and the Department of Justice have reached a temporary accord as the DOJ agrees to provide counterintelligence information, and he cancelled a meeting to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt. However, Schiff was quick to add, the temporary cooperation has not made him forget that he still wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify. “This, I should also mention howev...
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More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — 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. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Thei...
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Tillerson Slipped Into The Capitol To Tell House Committee About Trump And Russia

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly slipped into the Capitol Tuesday to talk to the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the Trump administration’s interactions with Russia. According to the Daily Beast, Tillerson arrived under a shroud of secrecy, with almost no media warning and a back entrance to the building. During a six-hour hearing, Tillerson told the committee about how the administration actively avoided confronting Russia on their election interference in the name of es...
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The White House official who stood up to Trump

Michael D'Antonio writes that although Don McGahn has heeded President Trump's request not to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, his previous actions, like refusing Trump's orders to help push Mueller out of his post as the special counsel, hints at the notion that he possesses some moral strength.
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Opinion: The White House official who stood up to Trump

The former White House counsel -- and, according to CNBC, the most cited witness in Robert Mueller's report -- Don McGahn may have heeded the President's demand that he not testify before the House Judiciary Committee, but McGahn's background and willingness to defy the President's questionable requests in the past, hints at the notion that he possesses some moral strength. However, until he speaks, we only know that he is less vulnerable than others when it comes to the President's methods. ...
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AOC says 'it's time' to open Trump impeachment inquiry

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Citing the White House's continued obstruction of oversight efforts by Congress, Ms Ocasio-Cortez said the US president's actions made such a move "entirely appropriate". The influential Democratic congresswoman's intervention piles pressure on House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has so far resisted calls for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings.Ms Pelosi instead backs continued...
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Time to impeach Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges congressional Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Citing the White House's continued obstruction of oversight efforts by Congress, Ms Ocasio-Cortez said the US president's actions made such a move "entirely appropriate". The influential Democratic congresswoman's intervention piles pressure on House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has so far resisted calls for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings.Ms Pelosi instead backs continued...
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Growing number of House Democrats seek action against Trump

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. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room […]
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House Democrats subpoena former White House communications director Hope Hicks

The subpoenas come a day after the White House instructed former White House counsel Don McGahn to not testify before Congress.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Latest: House panel subpoenas Hicks and counsel's aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Don McGahn (all times local):
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READ: House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Hope Hicks

The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and ex-White House counsel staffer Annie Donaldson on Tuesday. In the requests, the committee demands a wide range of materials from each of the former Trump administration officials, including documents that relate to potential obstruction of justice by President Trump. Hicks is requested to testify before a June 19 hearing. Donaldson’s hearing is scheduled for June 24. Donaldson worked as chief of...
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Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimony

Democratic Party talk of impeachment intensified Tuesday after Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the US president. House Democratic leaders held off fresh pressure from rank-and-file legislators to launch an effort to remove the president, after the White House again stymied their probe into Trump's actions in the Russia meddling investigation.
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McGahn skips House hearing

The House Judiciary Committee gaveled in Tuesday to an empty witness chair for the second time this month after former White House counsel Don McGahn did not appear after he was subpoenaed.
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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...
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House Democrats Subpoena Hope Hicks

PoolThe House Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday it had issued subpoenas for Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson for testimony and documents related to the committee’s ongoing investigation into obstruction of justice and public corruption by President Trump, his associates, and other members of the administration.The committee had previously sent document requests to Hicks, a former communications director for Trump and Donaldson, former chief of staff of White House counsel Don McGahn, in March as...
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Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump

Jonathan Ernst/ReutersFormer secretary of state Rex Tillerson spoke with the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs committee on Tuesday in a lengthy session that, an aide said, touched on his time working in the Trump administration, the frictions he had with the president’s son-in-law, and efforts to tackle issues like Russian interference in the 2016 election.Tillerson’s appearance, first reported by The Daily Beast, took place as virtually every other Trumpworld luminary has been stonewalling ...
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REPORT: Mueller Resists Dems’ Request to Testify Publicly about Details Outside His Report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resisting congressional Democrats' request that he testify publicly about details of his investigation that were not included in his final report, the Washington Post first reported Tuesday.Mueller and his representatives have reportedly reached an impasse in their negotiations with House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, who would like him to speak publicly about a range of issues, including whether the president could be charged with obstruction o...
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Will McGahn’s No-Show Tip Dems Towards Impeachment?

Democrats are very angry that former White House Counsel Don McGahn, at President Trump’s instruction, defied a subpoena Tuesday for his testimony. But what they intend to do about it is not yet clear. McGahn’s no-show may prove to be an inflection point in pushing Democrats towards an impeachment process for Trump. But so far, there is still a major division among the caucus — and even among those on the House Judiciary Committee — over whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings, w...
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Rep. Tom McClintock says Jerry Nadler knows he'd be humiliated if he challenged executive privilege claim in court

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler cannot compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, says California Congressman Tom McClintock, Republican member or the House Judiciary Committee.
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Trump’s Defiance Fuels Impeachment Push as McGahn Skips Hearing

It’s a dilemma that only grew more pressing on Tuesday, when former White House Counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena by declining to testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the direction of the White House. The impeachment process would strengthen Democrats’ legal case for enforcing subpoenas, but it would open them to political attacks from Republicans who already say they are rushing toward a predetermined outcome -- and one that would be rejected in the GOP-controlled S...
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Meghan McCain Demands to Be Taken Seriously by ‘The View’ Co-Hosts

During Tuesday’s broadcast of The View, co-host Meghan McCain seemed a bit irritated and annoyed with her colleagues for not taking her viewpoints on politics seriously enough, insisting at one point that she comes to the show every day to give a “different perspective” even though it is an “unpopular one.”With the show hitting the air just moments after a House Judiciary Committee hearing adjourned following former White House counsel Don McGahn defying a congressional subpoena, the hosts jumpe...
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Don McGahn: Former White House aide defies congressional subpoena

The president earlier directed his former counsel to not appear despite the congressional subpoena.
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Nadler Slams McGahn For Ditching Hearing: ‘Our Subpoenas Are Not Optional’

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) tore into ex-White House counsel Don McGahn for skipping his hearing in front of the committee on Tuesday morning. During the brief 30-minute hearing, Nadler ripped the White House’s argument that McGahn has “absolute immunity” from House Democrats’ subpoenas. “Our subpoenas are not optional,” Nadler said. “Mr. McGahn has a legal obligation to be here for this scheduled appearance. If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this committ...
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McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for failing to appear in defiance of the committee's subpoena..
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Don McGahn: Former lawyer defies congressional subpoena

The president earlier directed his former counsel to not appear despite the congressional subpoena.
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More House Dems come out for impeachment as McGahn defies subpoena

The drumbeat among Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump got a little louder Tuesday, when former White House counsel Don McGahn failed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee after Trump instructed him to defy a subpoena.
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Brit Hume on Nadler vs. the White House, Loretta Lynch vs. James Comey

Democrats weigh their next move after former White House counsel Don McGahn defies subpoena, skips House hearing; reaction and analysis from Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume.
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