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  • House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

    06/16/2019 4:30:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/19
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry. Representative Lloyd Doggett, who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, said Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, were slow to request Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service and now need to push back forcefully against Trump’s refusal to turn over the returns. “Because this request was delayed until April and no legal action has yet been filed to get the...
  • House panel passes 9/11 victims fund bill a day after Jon Stewart's emotional testimony

    06/12/2019 5:18:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/12/2019 | GRACE SEGERS, EMILY TILLETT
    The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Wednesday, the day after comedian Jon Stewart gave impassioned testimony in support of the bill in video that quickly went viral. The bill will now go to the floor for a full vote in the House of Representatives, where it is likely to pass. It's unclear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take up the bill in the Senate, although Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Wednesday that he was "imploring, pleading, even begging" McConnell to bring the bill...
  • Trump invokes executive privilege ahead of House Oversight contempt vote for Barr, Ross

    06/12/2019 8:02:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2019 | Clare Foran and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The move comes ahead of a vote in the committee about whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a dispute related to the census and for not complying with subpoenas issued by the committee.
  • Who Is John Dean?

    06/11/2019 12:54:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 11, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, I think probably today they are grateful — don’t misunderstand me here — they are grateful for the helicopter crash yesterday that took attention away, ’cause John Dean bombed. The Jerry Nadler mock impeachment hearing bombed. We have the audio sound bites of that coming up. I mean stop and think about it. Going back 45 years, John Dean, who’s got nothing to do with anything happening today except attempting to stay relevant by sucking up to the media every day in any which way he knows how. That is what saved John Dean. In fact,...
  • The Real Lesson of Watergate Ignored in John Dean's Testimony and Media Commentary

    06/11/2019 10:19:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2019 | By John Dale Dunn
    With the return of John Dean to the witness’s chair in a congressional hearing room yesterday, false analogies between that incident and the current day Russia Hoax are everywhere in the mainstream media. But the one real lesson of that era is still valid today: Don’t trust the government’s Administrative State bureaucracy -- and in particular prosecutors, who are, too often, henchmen using their power and resources unethically, carelessly and ruthlessly. Too often they do not deliver justice; they hunt and destroy and cheat when necessary
  • Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report

    06/09/2019 3:48:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/09/19 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    President Donald Trump says it's " case closed ." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller . House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative "path" — in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that some of them hope leads to impeachment of the president. In doing so, they are trying to draw the public's attention on the allegations that Trump sought to obstruct a federal investigation and they want to highlight...
  • House Dems to supercharge legal battle against Trump admin with new powers for committee chairs

    06/06/2019 2:09:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Gregg Re
    House Democrats on Thursday unveiled a proposed resolution that would grant congressional committee chairs sweeping new powers to unilaterally “initiate” judicial proceedings to enforce subpoenas in federal court, as long as they first obtain the sign-off of a small, Democrat-dominated group of House leaders. The resolution, obtained by Fox News and set for a vote before the full House on Tuesday, marks a dramatic escalation in Democrats’ ongoing efforts to continue to keep multiple investigations of President Trump and his administration alive — even as the White House has vowed not to comply with what it calls an attempted “do-over”...
  • House Democrats plan event to scrutinize Trump's mental health

    06/05/2019 2:16:54 PM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/19 | Nathaniel Weixel
    House Democrats plan to hold an event intended to highlight what they say is President Trump’s deteriorating mental health. House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said he and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist who edited the bestselling book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” “We are planning to do something where she can make a presentation to other members, so that they'll be aware of what she's been working on,” Yarmuth told The Hill in a brief interview
  • Seven House Republicans Join Democrats in Voting to Amnesty 2.1 Million Non-Citizens

    06/05/2019 1:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2019 | Jack Crowe
    Seven House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues Tuesday in voting for legislation that would grant permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for more than 2 million undocumented immigrants. The American Dream and Promise Act grants amnesty to more than 1 million immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were under the age of 18, including roughly 700,000 migrants shielded from deportation by then-president Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action. The bill also applies to the hundreds of thousands of migrants admitted to the country under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which is intended for those...
  • House passes measure to help migrants stay in US, including Dreamers

    06/04/2019 4:19:50 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/4/2019
    Democratic legislation aimed at helping more than 2 million migrants stay in the U.S. has cleared the House. But that's about as far as it's likely to get. The measure would help young migrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children. This includes many "Dreamers" protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which President Donald Trump has tried to dismantle. It would also protect others here temporarily from countries racked by wars, natural disaster or disease. The migrants would be offered chances for legal residency and citizenship.
  • House to hold Barr contempt vote over Mueller report next week

    06/03/2019 6:09:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/19 | Cristina Marcos,Scott Wong and Mike Lillis
    The House will vote next week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for declining to comply with a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report and related evidence. The resolution will also target former White House counsel Don McGahn, who has defied a Democratic subpoena to appear before Congress. The vote, scheduled for June 11, marks a major escalation of tensions between the Trump administration and House Democrats, who have launched a series of investigations into the president’s conduct in office — probes in which the White House has largely refused to cooperate. “The Attorney...
  • Schiff: Mueller Has ‘Duty’ to Testify Before Congress, Subpoena Possible

    06/02/2019 10:48:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02 Jun 2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Intelligence chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said special counsel Robert Mueller had a “duty” to testify before Congress about his investigation into the 2016 election. Schiff said, “I was disappointed to see such a profound reluctance to testify. I understand that. I think he has one last service to perform. It’s not enough merely to speak for 10 minutes and say, ‘I’m not going to answer questions for Congress and the American people.’ There are a great many things that are not in the report.” He continued, “We want to find out what happened...
  • Schiff to intel community: Share info on Barr's attempts to declassify docs

    05/31/2019 1:11:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 53 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/31/2019 | KYLE CHENEY
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff demanded on Friday that the nation’s intelligence community report to Congress any effort by Attorney General William Barr to declassify national security secrets over its objections. Schiff made his demand in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, calling on Coats to brief his committee in person and to share any information that Barr has requested as part of a review of the origins of the FBI’s investigation of links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Last month, Barr announced his intention to review the decisions that led to the Russia probe,...
  • Schiff Suggests Top Intel Officials Resign Over Trump Efforts to Declassify Russia Docs

    05/28/2019 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 90 replies
    The Dan Bongino Show ^ | 28-05-19 | Team Bongino
    ouse Intelligence Chairman and Russia hoax perpetuator Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) urged top intelligence officials to resign if pressure to declassify key Russia documents became too great. Schiff told the New York Times that CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats should follow former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ lead and resign if they are asked to do things that jeopardize intelligence community members. “If it gets to a point they are asked to do things that are unlawful or jeopardize the men and women that work within the I.C., they should speak out and, if necessary,...
  • MUELLER SPOKESMAN KNOCKS DOWN MAJOR CLAIM IN MICHAEL WOLFF’S NEW BOOK

    05/28/2019 8:45:17 AM PDT · by DemsDestroyingUSA · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    The special counsel’s office is flatly denying author Michael Wolff’s claim in his new book that Robert Mueller drew up a draft indictment against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. Wolff claims in “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” which will be released in June, that prosecutors drew up an indictment with three obstruction charges against Trump. The document sat on Mueller’s desk for the better part of a year and was the subject of heated debate within the special counsel’s office, Wolff claims, according to The Guardian. Wolff claims he obtained the documents from “sources close to the Office of...
  • Liz Cheney: Strzok-Page texts sound ‘an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason’

    05/26/2019 3:47:07 PM PDT · by DemsDestroyingUSA · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2019 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday anti-Trump text messages exchanged between then-FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reminded her of a coup and suggested it could be treason. “I think what is really crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Page who were in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like, 'We must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president,'” the Wyoming Republican said during an interview with ABC News' “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” "That in my view when you have people that are in the highest...
  • Trump lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank subpoena

    05/25/2019 5:07:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2019 | Cristina Alesci
    Lawyers for President Donald Trump have reached an agreement with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees to hold off for now on enforcing the subpoenas for Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, according to a court document and a source familiar with the agreement. Similar to a deal reached earlier this week with the House Oversight committee, the agreement allows for an expedited appeal schedule. "The parties have reached an agreement regarding compliance with and enforcement of the subpoenas during the pendency of Plaintiff's appeal," the court document filed Saturday reads.
  • Ben Carson hits back at Ilhan Omar after she knocks his performance during House hearing

    05/22/2019 4:35:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Ben Carson has fired back at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., after the controversial freshman congresswoman criticized him after a hearing Tuesday. Omar knocked the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary over his conduct during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. "Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep," she quipped. She was playing off of Carson's request for time during a testy exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
  • Trump's Pennsylvania rally drove victory for GOP in House seat, and a smashing victory it was

    05/22/2019 8:04:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump's rally Monday in Montoursville, Pennsylvania (a very interesting choice of location) drove a smashing victory for the Republican running for Congress in the 12th District.  With all the ballots counted, Republican Fred Keller defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg by more than a two-to-one margin.  Via the New York Times: This is an even higher margin that was enjoyed by Republican Tom Marino, who was a multi-term incumbent — usually a significant advantage.  For a new name on the ballot to outpoll an incumbent in the same district is significant.  Via Ballotpedia: Take a bow, Mr. President! YouTube screen grab. President Trump's rally...
  • Hope Hicks, Don McGahn aide subpoenaed by House panel

    05/21/2019 3:09:37 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2019 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and an aide to former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel. The subpoenas direct Hicks to turn over documents by June 4 and testify on June 19. Another subpoena requires Annie Donaldson, McGahn’s former chief of staff, to hand over the documents by June 4 and appear June 24.