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Politics Feb 08WATCH: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker gives first testimony before Congress
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. Watch it here.
Politics Feb 07WATCH: Senate panel approves William Barr, 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.
Politics Feb 05House panel to vote on subpoena for acting attorney general
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., head of the House Judiciary Committee, says he is holding the vote "in an abundance of caution" to ensure that Whitaker appears and "answers our questions cleanly."…
Politics Jan 28Bipartisan Senate bill would require public report from Mueller probe
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal are proposing that special counsel Robert Mueller be required to submit a report to Congress and the public when his Russia investigation is complete.
Politics Jan 19Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress.
Politics Jan 18Special counsel disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen
The special counsel's spokesman said BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the special counsel's office were not accurate.
Politics Jan 18Congress will investigate whether Donald Trump told lawyer Michael Cohen to lie
BuzzFeed, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, said Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen regularly briefed Trump and his family on the Trump Tower project in Moscow — even as Trump said he had no business…
Politics Jan 17House votes overwhelmingly to maintain Russian sanctions
In the House, 136 Republicans voted with Democrats, sending a strong bipartisan message of disapproval to President Donald Trump's administration on Russia.
Politics Jan 15Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges senators to ease Russia sanctions
Senators plan to vote on a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Politics Jan 15Acting Attorney General Whitaker to testify before Congress
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify before a House panel on Feb. 8.