House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up as he and his administration have blocked Congress from obtaining testimony and documents for their investigations, NBC News reported.
"We do believe that it’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up," Pelosi said after a closed-door caucus meeting with House Democrats to discuss their efforts to conduct oversight and investigations of the Trump administration.
Her comments come as calls by Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry grow louder. Supporters of that action, which Pelosi has resisted, include nearly a dozen out of the 24 Democrats on the key House Judiciary Committee, which has the power to begin an inquiry.
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The Chabad of Poway congregation gathered Wednesday night to honor Lori Gilbert Kaye, the 60-year-old woman who sacrificed her own life to spare others when a shooter opened fire in their synagogue.
The touching tribute to Kaye came in the form of a dedicated Torah scroll. The Torah scroll is Judaism’s most sacred object.
Wednesday marked the end of the traditional mourning period. Friends and survivors of last month's mass shooting gathered for the dedication and a celebration of Kaye's life.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader.
Election Commission data by midafternoon showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 299 out of 542 seats in the lower house of Parliament, with its main rival, the Indian National Congress, ahead in 50 contests.
The data didn't indicate what percentage of the estimated 600 million votes cast over the six-week election had been counted. Although the final tally was not expected until Thursday evening at the earliest, BJP President Amit Shah claimed a victory, crediting Modi's "leadership."
A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn't a close call.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his company were "highly unlikely" to succeed in a lawsuit arguing that the subpoenas seeking records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One were unlawful and unconstitutional.
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Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented.
The disclosure includes cases in which Warren served as a consultant, mediator or expert witness in addition to those in which she served as counsel. Previously, during her successful 2012 Senate run against Republican incumbent Scott Brown in Massachusetts, she had released a list of cases in which she served as counsel.
As Warren and multiple Democratic presidential rivals release their past tax returns — a step toward transparency that President Donald Trump has not taken — the lengthy self-reporting allows her to explain her activity on her own terms while running for president on a platform of taking on wealthy interests.
Three people died and two dozen others were injured in Missouri overnight after severe storms and tornadoes touched down on the state, ripping apart cars, homes and businesses.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval on Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.
A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's wildfire assistance program to provide relief for people who lost property during the huge fires in 2017 and 2018.
Lawyers for wildfire victims argued PG&E could pay up to $250 million to adequately help their clients and pointed out that the utility sought last month to pay $235 million in bonuses for its employees.
An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., has been arrested after authorities say he recorded women in the bathroom at work with two hidden cameras.
Alex Greenlee, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of misdemenaor voyeurism.
According to court documents, authorities went to the VA office building on I Street NW in January after a woman discovered a "micro camera" hidden underneath the stall next to her with a recording screen.
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Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.
The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped repeatedly before giving birth last December.
A former licensed practical nurse at Hacienda Healthcare has been charged with sexually assaulting the 29-year-old woman, who has been in long-term care since age 3 after suffering a near-drowning.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.
Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said.
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A 62-year-old man who spent more than half his life in prison for the 1975 murder of a high school classmate had his conviction overturned Wednesday after a case review found Long Island prosecutors had long hid the fact that police looked at another possible suspect.
President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, flatly declaring he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it all "very, very, very strange" and said she was praying for Trump and the nation. Trump tweeted his thanks for her prayers but said he would not proceed down two tracks — investigation and legislation.
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Celebrity chef Mario Batali will face a criminal assault charge in Massachusetts. The charge stems from an incident at a restaurant in Boston's Back Bay on March 31, 2017. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said Batali was expected to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery. Batali was publicly accused of inappropriate touching in December 2017. In an apology that month, he included a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
The heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant.