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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...
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Rep. Cummings accuses White House of obstruction

House Oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings accused the White House of an "unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in a Washington Post op-ed as his committee seeks information related to multiple ongoing investigations into the Trump administration. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.
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House Oversight Chair: White House Is Stonewalling All Of Our Doc Requests

The White House has not turned over a single document requested by the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee, Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday evening. “The problem is that the White House is engaged in an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction,” Cummings wrote. According to his op-ed, the document and interview requests in all 12 of his letters sent to the White House have gone unfulfilled. Among them are requests that the ...
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Top oversight Democrat accuses White House of 'unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction'

House Oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings accused the White House of an "unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday as his committee seeks information related to multiple ongoing investigations into the Trump administration.
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Voting Rights Primer: Ross Declines To Answer Key Questions About Census Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was grilled Thursday by the House Oversight Committee about his move to add a census citizenship question. Many of the explanations he gave about damning 2017 emails — emails that contradicted his official justification for adding the question — didn’t pass the smell test. He also refused to say whether he spoke to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions about adding the question, or to anyone else at the White House besides Steve Bannon. Ross was not the only admin...
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This Week: Manafort Faces More Prison Time, Indictment In New York

If last week saw Paul Manafort get off easy in a Virginia courtroom, this week saw the former Trump campaign chairman’s legal problems multiply. DC District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Manafort to another seven years in prison, though he’ll be allowed to serve his sentence for conspiracy-related charges concurrently with his Virginia sentence. In total, Manafort was ordered to spend some seven-and-a-half years behind bars. The tone of the two hearings couldn’t have been more different. Wh...
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As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
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Cummings Requests Docs From Fox Reporter Related To Killed Stormy Payment Story

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has formally requested documents from the ex-Fox News reporter whose story about the hush payments made to Stormy Daniels was allegedly spiked during the 2016 election because Fox News’ Rupert Murdoch wanted Trump to win the election. According to the letter obtained by MSNBC’s Ari Melber — which he read on the air during his show Thursday evening — Cummings wants documents related to “ women alleging extra marital  affairs with Presi...
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Ross Claims Ignorance To Suggestion That Aide Came Up With Census Change Rationale

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claimed ignorance Thursday when asked about comments from his own aide, Earl Comstock, that suggested that the Commerce Department, and not the Justice Department, came up with the rationale for adding a Census citizenship question. “ I have no idea what you are  talking about,” Ross told Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Sarbanes appeared to be referring to deposition Comstock gave in the lawsuits challenging Ross’ decision. C...
Tags: News, Commerce, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Tierney Sneed, Commerce Department, John Sarbanes, Census Bureau, Comstock, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Sarbanes, Muckraker


Ross Won’t Disclose What White House Convos He Had About Census Citizenship

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday declined to elaborate on what conversations he may have had with the White House about adding a Census citizenship question —  beyond detailing his previously-known spring 2017 phone call with then-Trump advisor Steve Bannon. House Oversight Democrats sought to grill Ross on any White House conversations, given that his testimony in front of Congress last year suggested he had none. At Thursday’s hearing, Ross said that any hypothetical White House d...
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Ross Can’t Explain His 2017 Email Citing Opposition To Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn’t know who was he referring to in an August 2017 email when he mentioned someone being dug “in about not” asking “the citizenship question.” “I do not know the answer to your question as I sit here,” Ross said. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who was grilling Ross at a House Oversight Committee hearing, struggled to get him to answer the question. First, Ross said he couldn’t answer her question without a copy of the email in front of him, an...
Tags: News, Commerce, Ross, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Tierney Sneed, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker


Ross Grilled On Emails From Early 2017 Showing His Interest In Census Change

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday attempted to explain to lawmakers an email he sent to an aide on May 2, 2017, expressing frustration “nothing” had been done in response to his “months old” request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The email undercut his previous congressional testimony that suggested the push to add the citizenship question was initiated by a December 2017 Justice Department request to have it included. Ross on Thursday said that he was frustrated i...
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Ross Denies He Wanted Citizenship Question For Major Voting Rights Change

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denied that he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census in order to change how congressional seats are allocated across the country. Back in mid-2017, then-Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach pitched Ross on adding a citizenship question and a legal status question, so that the count for congressional apportionment would not include certain immigrants. “I have no control over what Kris Kobach or anyone else puts in an email to me,” Ross said, re...
Tags: News, Commerce, Kansas, Justice Department, Ross, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, Elijah Cummings, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Oversight Committee, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker, Census Citizenship Question


READ: Wilbur Ross’ Prepared Remarks In Front Of House Oversight Committee

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is in front of the House Oversight Committee Thursday, where he will be grilled about his decision last year to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. His previous explanations to Congress and to the public — where he claimed that the Department of Justice initiated a December 2017 request for the question for voting rights enforcement purposes — have been undercut by documents released in the litigation over the question. Ross, in fact, was hankering fo...
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WSJ: Prosecutors Request Emails Between Cohen, Attorney Who Sought Pardon For Him

Prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office have requested communications between Michael Cohen and a lawyer who inquired about a presidential pardon on Cohen’s behalf, Wednesday. The relevant emails between Cohen and attorney Robert Costello were exchanged shortly after the FBI raided Cohen’s Manhattan properties in April 2018. As CNN reported earlier Wednesday, Costello told Cohen in one message not to worry about the federal investigation because he had “friends in high places....
Tags: News, Congress, Cnn, Fbi, Manhattan, Giuliani, Pardons, Rudy Giuliani, Journal, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Elijah Cummings, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Southern District of New York, COSTELLO


In Letter To Cummings, Cohen Lawyer Says He ‘Could Have Been Clearer’ On Pardon Language

Michael Cohen is standing by his sworn testimony — that he never personally asked President Trump for a pardon — but his lawyer admitted in a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that he “could have been clearer” about what he meant, according to The New York Times. “In retrospect, while the sentence could have been clearer regarding the time frames, the sentence is true and Mr. Cohen stands by his statement,” Michael Monico, Cohen’s attorney wrote in the letter...
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Cohen lawyer sends letter to Congress clarifying pardon talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen’s lawyer has sent a letter to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen’s testimony that he never sought a pardon from President Donald Trump. Michael Monico tells congressman Elijah Cummings in the letter that Cohen had asked his lawyer to explore the possibility of a pardon before […]
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Voting Rights: House Dems To Seek Answers From Ross On Census Citizenship Question

Another federal judge, this one in California, blocked the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question. The injunction handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg Wednesday was broader than the one handed down by a judge in New York earlier this year; Seeborg banned a citizenship question from being added to the census for any reason because it would harm the survey’s accuracy. Whether the question is removed will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court, which has scheduled ar...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, News, Supreme Court, California, Senate, Georgia, New Hampshire, Commerce, House, Iowa, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Republican Party, Ross


WH Source Leaks Ivanka And Kushner Security Clearance Docs To House Oversight

Despite the White House’s initial refusal to provide them, the House Oversight Committee now has documents related to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances thanks to a source inside the White House, A senior Democratic aide who handled the document told Axios that the paperwork is “part of the puzzle that we would be asking for” from the White House “so we appreciate having this upfront.” The documents leaked to the House Oversight Committee detail the process the two Trump f...
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Ivanka Trump Is Spared From Being Investigated By Democrats — For Now

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.Ivanka Trump is in the eye of the storm. As Democrats aggressively pursue several lines of inquiry into possible wrongdoing by her father, President Donald Trump, the first daughter and senior White House advisor has not been officially summoned to testify before Congress. The same can't be said for her husband and fellow presidential advisor Jared Kushner, or her siblings E...
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This Week: Did Trump Intervene To Ensure His Hotel Doesn’t Have A Competitor Next Door?

Democrats in Congress, after five months of waiting and not much to show for it, wrote to the General Services Administration again this week demanding the documents they requested in October related to the FBI’s construction plans. For years, the FBI planned on building a new campus somewhere in the D.C. suburbs and abandoning its current address just steps away from the Trump International Hotel, where the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover building sits. Before Trump was elected, he expressed inter...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Fbi, Family Separation, New York Times, General Services Administration, Cia, Nielsen, Doj, Hoover, Trump, GSA, Trump International Hotel, J Edgar Hoover, American Dental Association


Cummings: I Told Cohen ‘I Will Nail You To The Cross’ If You Lie To Committee

Cummings tells @mkraju that warned Cohen against lying to the House Oversight Committee: "I will nail you to the cross" he recalls telling Cohen. pic.twitter.com/kb3ivx7N3O — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) March 7, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Reports: Cohen Told Lawyer To Ask Trump For Pardon

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis told two news outlets on Wednesday that the former Trump attorney reached out for a pardon through a representative last year, contradicting Cohen’s own testimony. The Washington Post reported that the effort took place in April 2018, but before FBI agents raided Cohen’s apartment, hotel room, and office in New York City. Yet the Wall Street Journal reported that it occurred “weeks after federal agents raided his properties.” In either case, Davis’ remarks a...
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Michael Cohen sought Trump pardon, attorney says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, “directed his attorney” to explore a potential presidential pardon last year with Trump’s legal team. That’s according to a statement Thursday by Lanny Davis, Cohen’s current attorney. Davis’ statement appears to contradict Cohen’s public testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week. Cohen said under […]
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How Trump Org’s Trusted ‘Colorless’ CFO Could Pose A New Danger To POTUS

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Weisselberg is seemingly everything his longtime boss, Donald Trump, isn’t. The modest money man has always been content to work behind the scenes, with no hint of flash, braggadocio or ostentatious spending. He lived in the same three-bedroom ranch house in suburban Long Island with the same woman for decades, shows up for work at Trump Tower every day and almost always goes to the same spot down the block for lunch. The bald, bespectacled, 71-year-old chief financial of...
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Trump news live – Trump ‘very disappointed’ in reports North Korea rebuilding missile site as Democrats threaten impeachment

Donald Trump says he is "very, very disappointed" to hear that North Korea is rebuilding a missile site that Pyongyang has said will be closed amid ongoing denuclearisation negotiations. Earlier, the president lashed out at a number of old enemies on Twitter, including Hillary Clinton, showing his growing frustration with House Democrats and the investigations surrounding him. In those tweets, the president accused the Democrats of “playing games” by instigating “McCarthyite” congressional inv...
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Trump news – President ‘very disappointed’ in reports North Korea rebuilding missile site as Democrats threaten impeachment

Donald Trump has said he is "very, very disappointed" to hear that North Korea is rebuilding a missile site that Pyongyang has said will be closed amid ongoing denuclearisation negotiations. Earlier, the president lashed out at a number of old enemies on Twitter, including Hillary Clinton, showing his growing frustration with House Democrats and the investigations surrounding him. In those tweets, the president accused the Democrats of “playing games” by instigating “McCarthyite” congressional...
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House Dems Launch Georgia Voting Probe With Doc Request To Gov. Kemp

The House Oversight Committee sent a document requests to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Wednesday as part of an examination of allegations of voter suppression in the state. The requests cover several controversial election policies implemented when Kemp was himself secretary of state. Kemp was the top elections officer during his gubernatorial campaign last year, when he defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams, the first black woman to be nominated by a major ...
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Cohen Turns Over Docs Showing Alleged Trump Lawyer Edits To His Testimony

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has given House investigators new documents relating to his bombshell testimony last week, CNN reports. According to the network, Cohen provided documents to House Intelligence Committee investigators showing that edits were made to his prepared testimony in 2017. In the testimony, Cohen lied about the length of his involvement in the Trump Tower Moscow project. Cohen pleaded guilty in November to making false statements to Congress about the proposal in char...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Monumental Hypocrisy

In one of her many viral social-media moments, freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio last month played a so-called “corruption game,” grilling witnesses at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the influence of super PACs and “dark money.” By some measures, the video of her questioning became the “most-viewed Twitter video of any politician,” including President Trump.For her, the optics were perfect. Here was an idealistic young socialist using clever cross-examination techniq...
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