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White House ignores House panels’ requests for documents, Democrats say

March 20, 2019
Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
The White House has ignored more than a dozen letters requesting documents from House Democratic chairmen investigating President Trump since the party took control in January, Democrats say, setting up a clash that could escalate into subpoenas or even court battles.
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Lindsey Graham wants record of 25th Amendment discussions

March 16, 2019
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the attorney general in a Friday letter to hand over a complete record of documents, conversations and other communications pertaining to discussions about removing President Trump from office, promising to investigate “what amounts to a coup” against him, Graham wrote.
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White House and House Democrats battle over John Kelly, ex-officials in Trump probes

March 16, 2019
Manu Raju, Kaitlyn Collins, Pamela Brown | CNN
House Democrats, eager to investigate all aspects of the Trump White House, have identified former administration officials they need to carry out their probes. But the White House isn't making it an easy task.
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Senate Republicans cross party lines to block Trump’s national emergency

March 15, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
12 Republican Senators reached across the aisle to join Democrats in a 59-41 vote to pass a resolution terminating Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the border with Mexico – but there are not enough votes to override an expected presidential veto.
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Why Trump didn’t stop a GOP revolt on his border emergency

March 15, 2019
Eliana Johnson, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
The last-minute lobbying did little to quell a Republican rebellion that eventually arrived in eye-popping numbers: a full dozen GOP senators joining Democrats in voting to overturn Trump’s unilateral move to fund his border wall.
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In overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, House calls for Mueller report to be made public

March 14, 2019
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The House voted overwhelmingly and in bipartisan fashion to urge the Justice Department to publicly release the entirety of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, once completed.
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If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications

March 13, 2019
Peter Baker, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
In throwing cold water on the idea of impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi in some ways was simply offering a cleareyed assessment of the state of politics today in the nation’s hyperpolarized capital: There are not enough votes to convict and remove President Trump from office.
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White House, GOP senators negotiating a deal to avert defeat on emergency order

March 13, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner | The Washington Post
The White House is privately negotiating with Senate Republicans who want to rein in the emergency powers of President Trump and his successors — which could lead to the surprise defeat of a Democratic resolution rejecting Trump’s emergency declaration at the border.
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Whitaker to return to House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday

March 12, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is slated to return Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee after Democrats demanded he provide more details about his conversations with President Donald Trump and White House officials involving the Russia investigation and other probes impacting the presidency.
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