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  • Associated Press Nov 26, 2019

    More Migrant Families Separated Than Initially Reported

    Thousands more migrant families may have been separated than the government initially reported, a watchdog group said, possibly due to ongoing problems keeping track of children.

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Assails a Process He Swore to Uphold

    President Donald Trump and his allies are crying foul over an impeachment process firmly rooted in the Constitution they swore to uphold. Trump is also assailing the lawyer for the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. He accurately noted the attorney’s expressions of hostility to his presidency while overlooking how the lawyer was a thorn in Hillary Clinton’s...

  • attorney Sep 26, 2019

    6 Takeaways From Whistleblower Complaint

    A whistleblower complaint that alleges President Donald Trump used his power to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son was released to the public on Thursday. Here are six takeaways about the complaint.

  • Congress Feb 26, 2019

    House Targets Family Separations in First Trump Subpoena

    A House committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border, the first issued in the new Congress as Democrats have promised to hold the administration aggressively to count. The decision by the Oversight Committee will compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to deliver documents to lawmakers.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Feb 19, 2019

    Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday fielded questions about former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s role in the Michael Cohen investigation.

  • Colin Jost Feb 11, 2019

    ‘SNL': Halsey Hosts and Performs as Cast Pokes Fun at Bezos, Trump

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ shared their version of Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ in this week’s cold open, going over Jeff Bezos’ drama and Matthew Whitaker’s stubbornness. Halsey performs as the musical guest and also hosts the show, showing off her acting skills in addition to her vocal ones. Michael Che and Colin Jost break down the Virginia political scandals in...

  • Donald Trump Feb 9, 2019

    Acting AG Whitaker Tells Congress He Hasn't Interfered With Mueller Probe, Discussed It With Trump

    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 for newly empowered Democrats in the majority to...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Feb 8, 2019

    Acting AG Whitaker Says He Hasn't Talked to Trump About Mueller

     Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced questions about his involvement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation while testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

  • Attorney General Feb 7, 2019

    Senate Panel Advances Trump's Attorney General Nominee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he’ll be once special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes. The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next...

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    No Sign Midterms Were Affected by Foreign Government Meddling, Trump Administration Says

    The Justice and Homeland Security departments said Tuesday that the government found no sign that foreign governments were able to affect the results of this November’s midterm elections, NBC News reported. A classified document with the findings was submitted to President Donald Trump on Monday, according to the departments’ statement Tuesday. Last fall, U.S. intelligence agencies detected persistent hacking attempts...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    Trump Confidant Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Mueller Case

    Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges in the Russia investigation after a publicity-filled few days spent slamming the probe as politically motivated. The political operative and self-described dirty trickster faces charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination...

  • Donald Trump Jan 16, 2019

    Trump's Attorney General Nominee: ‘I Will Not Be Bullied'

    Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Should Be Allowed to Finish Work

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, and said he believes Congress and the public should learn the results, according to remarks prepared for his confirmation hearing. William Barr also insisted in testimony he’ll deliver Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    Whitaker Rejected Advice to Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker chose not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation even though a top Justice Department ethics official advised him to step aside out of an “abundance of caution,” a senior official said Thursday. Whitaker’s past criticism of the Russia investigation has raised questions about whether he can oversee it fairly. The ethics official said this...

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2018

    Trump Nominates New Attorney General and UN Ambassador

    President Donald Trump nominated former Bush attorney general William Barr as his attorney general and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump also teased a third announcement about the Joint Chiefs of Staff while speaking on the South Lawn.

  • Donald Trump Nov 23, 2018

    Trump Issues Thanksgiving Threat to Close US-Mexico Border

    President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost “control” on its side. Trump also said he has given the thousands of active-duty troops he sent to the border before the Nov. 6 midterm elections the “OK” to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2018

    Whitaker Earned Nearly $1M From Right-Leaning Nonprofit

    Before joining the Justice Department, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors, according to financial disclosure forms released Tuesday. The documents, released by the Justice Department show Whitaker received $904,000 in income from the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust from 2016 through nearly the end of 2017. He...

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2018

    Democratic Senators Sue Over Whitaker's Appointment as Attorney General

    Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he has not been confirmed by the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2018

    Trump Says He Won't Sit for Interview in Mueller Probe

    During an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” President Donald Trump seemed to reject the idea of soon sitting with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview, among multiple other subjects. On Mueller, Trump all but shut down the idea that he would sit for an interview with the special counsel, adding that he will soon turn over...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Justice Legal Opinion Backs Whitaker's Naming as Acting AG

    The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making Whitaker the country’s chief law enforcement officer. The 20-page opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel, which provides advice to executive branch agencies,...

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