Daily Archives: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018

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Factbox: Can the new U.S. attorney general shut down the Mueller probe?

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker, formerly Sessions’ chief of staff, as…

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Democrats warn Trump on ouster of U.S. attorney general

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew immediate criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The probe, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller under the supervision of…

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Top Senate Democrat Schumer: Whitaker should recuse himself from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who was appointed by President Donald Trump after he fired Jeff Sessions, should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia probe. “Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse…

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The Democrats Expected to Head 10 Powerful House Panels

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives will likely put the leadership of many congressional committees into the hands of some of Republican President Donald Trump’s most prominent adversaries on Capitol Hill. Democratic party leaders in the House will decide on the heads of committees, with seniority…

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Blasted by Trump over Russia probe, Sessions out as attorney general

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired on Wednesday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential race. Sessions’ departure was widely expected to come soon after Tuesday’s congressional elections in which Republicans retained their majority…

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Factbox: Democratic critics of Trump set to lead U.S. House committees

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives will likely put the leadership of many congressional committees into the hands of some of Republican President Donald Trump’s most prominent adversaries on Capitol Hill. Democratic party leaders in the House will decide on the heads of committees, with seniority…

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Dana Rohrabacher Loses his Seat In a Night of Upsets

The pro-Russia Republican who once arm-wrestled with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, has lost his seat to Democrat Harley Rouda. Rohrabacher has been a strong supporter of Donald Trump and he has served for three decades in the heavily Republican 48th House District in California. “BREAKING: Putin loses proxy war in…

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