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Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination

Thursday  13:40,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Democrats are navigating a political minefield as they weigh their support for Mike Pompeo's nomination as secretary of State. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) opposed and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) absent, Democrats have the power to block the[...]

House, Senate GOP compete for cash

Thursday  13:40,   19 april 2018
The Hill

The Republican National Committee's (RNC) midterm plan has sparked grumbles in the Senate over whether it puts too much of an emphasis on saving the House majority.The fears were aggravated by a story from The Associated Press highlighting the[...]

Trump’s former attorney warned him not to trust Cohen: report

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
The Hill

One of President Trump's former attorneys said he urged the president not to trust Michael Cohen to fully protect him, and warned that Cohen would eventually cooperate with federal prosecutors.The attorney, Jay Goldberg, told the Wall Street[...]

Haley spat fuels political chatter around White House

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Nikki Haley’s public spat with the White House has underscored Trump World’s obsession about the political ambitions of people in the president’s orbit.Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, raised eyebrows Tuesday when she hit back at[...]

James Comey faces the public's questions at New York book event

Thursday  05:02,   19 april 2018
CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey answered New Yorkers' questions on moral leadership, regret and Hillary Clinton's emails on Wednesday night for the first time since his book was released. Answering questions written by audience members on[...]

Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions

Thursday  04:50,   19 april 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a source familiar with[...]

Trump Says Mueller, Rosenstein 'Still Here' and Blasts Probe

Thursday  04:15,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller “are still here” despite talk that he would fire them, and he predicted a quick end to the investigation into Russian tampering with the 2016[...]

Trump allies press Rosenstein in private meeting in latest sign of tensions

Thursday  04:11,   19 april 2018
MSN

The meeting came just days after a warning that House Republicans could impeach Rosenstein if he does not meet GOP demands.Rosenstein’s meeting at his office Monday with Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) came days after[...]

Trump allies press Rosenstein in private meeting in latest sign of tensions

Thursday  04:10,   19 april 2018
MSN

The meeting came just days after a warning that House Republicans could impeach Rosenstein if he does not meet GOP demands.Rosenstein’s meeting at his office Monday with Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) came days after[...]

House Judiciary chair plans to subpoena to get Comey memos

Thursday  04:10,   19 april 2018
CNN

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte plans to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department demanding memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump, according to two sources briefed[...]

House Judiciary chair plans to subpoena to get Comey memos

Thursday  04:10,   19 april 2018
CNN

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte plans to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department demanding memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump, according to two sources briefed[...]

Lawmakers worry about securing U.S. goals in Syria as Trump looks for the exit

Thursday  02:45,   19 april 2018
MSN

One Republican senator says the administration seems determined to give Syria to Assad, Russia and Iran. ”Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) said after the meeting that “the only thing worse than a bad plan on Syria is no plan on Syria, and the[...]

Avenatti: We're looking 'to add a defamation claim directly against the President'

Thursday  02:41,   19 april 2018
CNN

Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Wednesday that he is looking to file a defamation claim directly against President Donald Trump. "We're likely going to be amending our complaint, we're looking at doing that now -- to add a defamation claim directly [...]

Trump on firing Mueller or Rosenstein: 'They're still here'

Thursday  02:41,   19 april 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday sought to calm fears he is preparing to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to stymie the Russia probe, but did not rule out the possibility. "They've been saying[...]

Senate passes resolution allowing Duckworth to bring baby on floor

Thursday  02:40,   19 april 2018
The Hill

The Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday evening to allow Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) - the first senator to give birth while in office - to bring her baby onto the floor. The chamber cleared the resolution by unanimous consent. It allows[...]