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Trump gives Barr power to declassify intelligence related to Russia probe

May 24, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Carol Leonnig, Robert Costa, Colby Itkowitz | The Washington Post
President Trump has granted Attorney General William P. Barr “full and complete authority” to declassify government secrets, issuing a memorandum late Thursday that orders U.S. intelligence agencies to cooperate promptly with Barr’s audit of the investigation into Russia’s election interference in 2016.
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Trump explodes after Pelosi's "cover-up" claim, cuts off meeting with Democrats

May 23, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Trump says congressional Democrats should stop investigating his presidency. He abruptly cut off a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday. The president says he was upset that Pelosi accused him of cover-ups.
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House panel issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson

May 22, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson for documents and testimony, setting the stage for another clash with the White House over former officials appearing before Congress.
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Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege

May 22, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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McGahn fails to show at Judiciary hearing, amping up anger among House Democrats

May 21, 2019
Rachael Bade, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Former White House counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show Tuesday at a House committee hearing, infuriating Democrats who are ramping up calls to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump despite continued resistance from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
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Key Democrats up the pressure on Pelosi for impeachment but she stands by go-slow approach

May 21, 2019
Manu Raju, Eli Watkins | CNN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing pressure from within her own leadership ranks to take a more aggressive strategy toward impeachment even as Pelosi made clear that she is pursuing a deliberate approach.
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Federal judge sides with Congress, ordering Trump to turn over financial records

May 21, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
A federal judge is ordering President Trump to turn over his financial records to Congress. The ruling is in response to a power play by the president to deflect investigations led by congressional Democrats.
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Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador

May 17, 2019
Carol Leonnig, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
A federal judge on Thursday ordered that prosecutors make public a transcript of a phone call that former national security adviser Michael Flynn tried hard to hide with a lie: his conversation with a Russian ambassador in late 2016.
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Key House Democrat plans to take 'enforcement action' against Justice Department

May 17, 2019
Laura Jarrett, Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday he will take "enforcement action" against the Justice Department for not complying with his subpoena for counterintelligence information from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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