Tag: House Committee on the Judiciary

Editorial Observer: Oversight Season Is Heating Up in Washington

If you thought the past two years of inquiries into possible misbehavior by Trumpworld were brutal, brace yourself. Phase 2 is about to heat up. On Monday, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee announced a wide-ranging inquiry into “the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by […]

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Key House Democrat Plans to Request Documents From Dozens of People Tied to Trump

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he planned to request documents from more than 60 people with ties to President Trump, his administration and his businesses, including the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as part of the committee’s investigation of the president. […]

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Democrats Issue Subpoenas on Trump’s Migrant Family Separations

WASHINGTON — House Democrats issued subpoenas late Tuesday to three cabinet officials, in a sharp escalation of their battle over the administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the southern border. Administration officials did not immediately say if the cabinet officials — the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen; the attorney […]

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News Analysis: Presidents Have Declared Dozens of Emergencies, but None Like Trump’s

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday pointed to nearly five dozen previous instances in which presidents of both parties have declared emergencies as justification for his invocation of extraordinary powers to build his border wall. But there is no precedent for what he has just done. None of the times […]

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How Trump Has Hurt the Gun Lobby

Last Valentine’s Day, a year ago this Thursday, classes were wrapping up at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a former student with a semiautomatic rifle murdered 17 people and wounded 17 others. It so happens that this Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will move to advance legislation requiring background […]

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Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered in the Mueller Investigation

WASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, told Congress on Friday that he had “not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation” into Russia’s 2016 election-manipulation operation since President Trump installed him atop the Justice Department. During an often contentious oversight hearing before the House Judiciary […]

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Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered With the Mueller Inquiry

[embedded content] Matthew G. Whitaker declined to defend the special counsel’s investigation, as his predecessor and likely successor at the Justice Department have done But Mr. Whitaker declared that he had “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel investigation and that he had provided no information to Mr. […]

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Matthew Whitaker Testifies Before House Panel: Live Updates

Matthew G. Whitaker tangled early on with committee’s chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, over his oversight of the special counsel’s Russia investigation — at one point even informing Mr. Nadler that his five minutes were up. But Mr. Whitaker declared that he had “not interfered in any way” […]

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Raise Your Hand if You Want to Judge Trump

Twenty years ago this week, the House of Representatives forwarded articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate. Whether or not that was constitutionally warranted — it wasn’t — does any citizen on either side who witnessed or participated in that partisan dust-up honestly look back on it […]

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Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

WASHINGTON — Google’s chief executive, in perhaps the most public display of lawmakers’ unease with his company’s influence, was grilled on Tuesday about everything from search result bias and the data Google collects about its users to plans for a censored service in China. Sundar Pichai, an engineer who rose […]

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Is Mueller Building an Expansive Obstruction Case?

The court filings on Friday in the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort cases require reading between the lines. Some lines, redacted, are missing altogether. However, what has been made public calls for reconsidering the longstanding assumptions about President Trump’s potential exposure to a charge of obstruction of justice. That discussion […]

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Republicans Subpoena James Comey and Loretta Lynch Over Clinton Email Case

The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, and Loretta E. Lynch, the former attorney general, as part of an investigation into their handling of inquiries into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The subpoenas, issued […]

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Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions

In a stunning move on the heels of the midterm election, President Trump has forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointed an outspoken critic of the Mueller investigation — Matthew Whitaker — as acting attorney general, shunting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the sidelines. This raises […]

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House Passes Resolution Demanding Justice Dept. Turn Over Documents

Mr. Ryan has since said the department is showing a good-faith effort to meet their demands, and at least one of the committee chairmen, Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday’s measure was not really necessary. The 500-page report from the department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, found that the F.B.I. made […]

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