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WASHINGTON | Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was the first, and likely only, chance … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON | Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Congress that investigations and legislation don’t mix. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi said such threats have no place in the House, as unbowed Democrats charged ahead Wednesday with plans to probe Trump’s tax returns, business and ties to Russia. The chairman of the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations

WASHINGTON | Senate panel set to approve Trump’s attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr’s nomination to be attorney general Thursday in a vote that is likely to be mostly along party lines as Democrats have questioned how transparent Barr will be once special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes. Once the committee approves the nomination, it … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate panel set to approve Trump’s attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON | House panel to vote on subpoena for acting attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Judiciary Committee says he will hold a vote Thursday to approve a subpoena for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker just in case he doesn’t show up for scheduled testimony a day later. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., says he is holding the vote “in an abundance of caution” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House panel to vote on subpoena for acting attorney general

WASHINGTON | Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019—Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. “It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy

WASHINGTON | Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report

WASHINGTON—WASHINGTON | Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report

WASHINGTON | Treasury chief to brief House on Russia sanctions decision

WASHINGTON —Jan 09, 2019—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) will brief House members on his department’s decision to ease sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The classified briefing Thursday for all members of the House was confirmed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Seven Democratic chairmen of House committees have demanded answers about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Treasury chief to brief House on Russia sanctions decision

WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON— January 07, 2019— Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and three other members, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller