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Politics Jul 02WATCH: Pelosi, Democrats criticizes Trump on Russia after intel briefing
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accuse Trump of being "soft" on Russian President Vladimir Putin and distracted by less important issues.
Politics Jul 02Intelligence chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe are meeting Thursday with the so-called "gang of eight" of top lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Politics Jul 01Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat
President Donald Trump and his top national security officials are stepping up their defense of his response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Politics Jun 30Hoyer, Democrats speak on White House briefing on reports of Russian bounties
The Democrats said their briefing was insufficient. Hoyer said it was White House officials giving “their perspective" when lawmakers really need to hear from members of the intelligence community.
Politics Jun 24Barr agrees to testify as House panel investigates whether he has politicized the DOJ
One of Barr's federal prosecutors is testifying to the committee Wednesday that Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was given special treatment ahead of his sentencing because of his relationship with the president.
Politics Jun 02Senate confirms special watchdog for pandemic recovery
The Senate has confirmed a new inspector general to oversee money distributed as part of the $2 trillion economic rescue law. The move puts at least one watchdog in place as oversight of the money has lagged.
Politics Jun 02Democrats say Justice Department whistleblowers to testify
House Democrats say they will hear testimony from Justice Department whistleblowers and attempt to slash the agency's budget. They say the efforts are in response to Attorney General William Barr's defiance of Congress and "improper politicization" of his job.
Politics May 29Democrats expand probe into firing of State Dept. watchdog
Democrats say they will interview officials who may have information about the ouster of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.
Politics May 28WATCH: Minority leader Kevin McCarthy holds weekly news briefing
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who praised the bill in March and said it included "important reforms" to guard against abuses, reversed that stance when Trump said he opposed it.
Politics May 27Trump opposition throws surveillance legislation in doubt
Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump threatened a veto and congressional Republicans and top liberal Democrats said they opposed the bill.