A U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress can move forward with a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the law by accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments through his businesses.
"I intend to consult with House Counsel and Committee Members about scheduling a vote on contempt," House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler called on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report that were prepared by Mueller’s team.
By Jan Pytalski
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several hundred people gathered outside the White House and in New York’s Times Square in small rallies organized by liberal advocacy groups demanding the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Russia‘s role in the 2016 presidential election.
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the letter, signed by four other lawmakers. It asked investigators to look into "public reports about alleged activities by Ms. Li 'Cindy' Yang and her apparent relationship with the president."
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state appeals court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his television show “The Apprentice” or delay it until after he leaves the White House.
By David Shepardson
(Reuters) – Two U.S. House Democrats on Thursday asked the White House and Justice Department to turn over documents that could show whether Republican President Donald Trump sought to intervene in the regulatory review of AT&T Inc’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
The documents listed 10 journalists, an attorney and 47 others, some of them labeled organizers and instigators from the United States and elsewhere. The NBC affiliate in San Diego, KNSD-TV, said it received the documents from an unidentified source in the Department of Homeland Security.
House of Representatives Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat, said in the letters that the panel wants to ask about Trump's legally mandated financial ethics disclosures.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday said President Donald Trump was violating Congress’ constitutionally granted power of the purse by issuing an emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a border wall, and they threatened potential legal action.
By Deborah Gembara
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting “we want to work” gathered for a union-led march to the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected on Thursday to be the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives as her party took majority control of the chamber following its election victory last Nov. 6.
By Ginger Gibson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump’s tax returns – a move likely to prompt outrage from the White House – when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sounded the alarm Thursday morning that Trump is interfering in the Mueller probe right in front of our eyes.
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A liberal-leaning California-based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed.
Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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.
By Mark Hosenball
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Friday asked the White House for more information about planning for a new FBI headquarters and released a government email that they said raises fresh concerns about the Trump administration’s handling of the matter.
In a multi-front House inquiry of Trump, his business interests and his presidency, Nadler would link arms with Elijah Cummings, who would become head of the House Oversight Committee, and Adam Schiff, who would chair the House Intelligence Committee.
U.S. gun-control advocates have outspent by more than 40 percent gun-rights groups on next month's congressional elections, reversing the National Rifle Association's longstanding dominance in spending on gun politics.