Tag: House Committee on the Judiciary

Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — Donald F. McGahn II arrived in a windowless conference room in southwest Washington in November 2017 to meet for the first time with the special counsel’s investigators. He was the White House counsel at the time and he was reluctant to answer their questions for fear that President Trump would one day blame […]

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House Democrats Subpoena Full Mueller Report, and the Underlying Evidence

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee formally issued a subpoena on Friday demanding that the Justice Department hand over to Congress an unredacted version of Robert S. Mueller III’s report and all of the evidence underlying it by May 1. The subpoena, one of the few issued thus far by House Democrats, […]

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Mr. Mueller’s Damning Report

The final report by the special counsel Robert Mueller is devastating for the president. Far from the “total and complete exoneration” that President Trump prematurely claimed when Attorney General William Barr released his four-page summary of Mr. Mueller’s work, the special counsel’s report, over the course of 400-plus pages, lays out a compelling case — […]

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Mueller Report Will Be Released Thursday, Justice Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr will release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Thursday morning, a Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday, the first step in what promises to be a protracted fight with Democratic lawmakers over how much of the document they are allowed to see. The report will be […]

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Congress Waits as Barr Blacks Out Parts of Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — Investigators for the special counsel spent months trying to get answers from President Trump: what he knew about a meeting between senior campaign aides and Russians; about changes to the Republican Party platform making it more Russia-friendly; about his associates’ outreach to WikiLeaks as it prepared to publish Democratic emails stolen by Russian […]

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Subpoena for Mueller Report and Documents Approved by House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee authorized its chairman on Wednesday to use a subpoena to try to force the Justice Department to give Congress a full copy of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report and all of the underlying evidence used to reach his conclusions. The chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, […]

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House Democrats Prepare a Vote to Subpoena the Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena that Democrats can use to try to force the Justice Department to hand over an unredacted copy of the special counsel’s report and underlying evidence. The move on Monday by Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the committee’s chairman, […]

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Seeking Full Mueller Report, House Democrats Prepare to Vote on Subpoena

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena that Democrats can use to try to force the Justice Department to hand over an unredacted copy of the special counsel’s report and underlying evidence. The move on Monday by Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the committee’s chairman, […]

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The House Must See the Whole Mueller Report

Last Sunday, Attorney General William Barr sent us a letter summarizing what he says are the “principal conclusions” of the special counsel, Robert Mueller. The next day, together with five other committee chairmen, I wrote back to the attorney general, demanding that he provide us with the full Mueller report — not a summary, but […]

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News Analysis: Mueller’s Investigation Erases a Line Drawn After Watergate

WASHINGTON — After Watergate, it was unthinkable that a president would fire an F.B.I. director who was investigating him or his associates. Or force out an attorney general for failing to protect him from an investigation. Or dangle pardons before potential witnesses against him. But the end of the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert […]

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Democrats, Awaiting Mueller Report Findings, Vow to Press On With Their Inquiries

WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats, anxiously awaiting the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President Trump of wrongdoing. Expecting the “principal conclusions” of Mr. Mueller’s 22-month investigation to be made public by Attorney General William […]

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Whitaker ‘Did Not Deny’ Discussing Cohen Case With Trump, a Top Democrat Says

WASHINGTON — The former acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker “did not deny” in a private meeting with House lawmakers on Wednesday that he had spoken to President Trump about an investigation in New York that had ensnared the president and his business, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said. Speaking after the […]

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Trump Dismisses 81 House Document Requests. Here’s Where They Went.

WASHINGTON — President Trump dismissed on Tuesday an expansive document request by House Democrats scrutinizing whether he obstructed justice or abused power as nothing more than a political sideshow — and he suggested the White House might not cooperate. Citing 81 document request letters dispatched Monday to Trump associates by the House Judiciary Committee, the […]

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Trump’s TV Trial

In 1983, the married sociologists Gladys Engel Lang and Kurt Lang published “The Battle for Public Opinion,” a book that sought to explain how Americans, in less than two years, went from overwhelmingly re-electing Richard Nixon to largely supporting his impeachment. The Watergate scandal, after all, wasn’t a complete surprise. There was evidence of a […]

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Editorial Observer: Oversight Season Is Heating Up in Washington

If you thought the past two years of inquiries into possible misbehavior by Trumpworld were brutal, brace yourself. Phase 2 is about to heat up. On Monday, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee announced a wide-ranging inquiry into “the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates and […]

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Key House Democrat Plans to Request Documents From Dozens of People Tied to Trump

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he planned to request documents from more than 60 people with ties to President Trump, his administration and his businesses, including the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as part of the committee’s investigation of the president. Using the language of a […]

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Democrats Issue Subpoenas on Trump’s Migrant Family Separations

WASHINGTON — House Democrats issued subpoenas late Tuesday to three cabinet officials, in a sharp escalation of their battle over the administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the southern border. Administration officials did not immediately say if the cabinet officials — the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen; the attorney general, William P. Barr; and […]

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The Mueller Report Is Coming. Here’s What to Expect.

The special counsel Robert Mueller will apparently soon turn in a report to the new attorney general, William Barr. Sure, there is still a lot of activity, including subpoenas, flying around, but that shouldn’t stop Mr. Mueller. The report is unlikely to be a dictionary-thick tome, which will disappoint some observers. But such brevity is […]

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News Analysis: Presidents Have Declared Dozens of Emergencies, but None Like Trump’s

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday pointed to nearly five dozen previous instances in which presidents of both parties have declared emergencies as justification for his invocation of extraordinary powers to build his border wall. But there is no precedent for what he has just done. None of the times emergency powers have been invoked […]

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T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Gets New Scrutiny From the Left

WASHINGTON — When T-Mobile announced its intention to buy Sprint last April, the prospects for the $26 billion deal winning regulatory approval appeared strong. Although a similar deal had been effectively blocked a few years earlier, Trump administration officials voiced far less concern. But the merger has faced harsher scrutiny in recent weeks, as Democratic […]

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