Tag: House Committee on the Judiciary

House Panel Will End Recess Early for Gun Safety Votes

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee, spurred by recent massacres in Ohio and Texas, announced on Friday that lawmakers would cut their summer recess short and return to Washington in early September to vote on three gun safety bills. The measures put forth by Democrats for a vote on Sept. 4 include a ban on […]

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Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declaring that even Americans who hate him “have no choice” but to vote for him because otherwise the stock market will collapse. With markets already wobbling over fears of a slowdown amid an […]

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House Panel Subpoenas Corey Lewandowski and Trump Aide in Obstruction Case

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee issued two subpoenas on Thursday to compel the former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House aide to testify publicly about actions taken by President Trump that could constitute obstruction of justice. The summons set up another potentially high-stakes public hearing around the findings of the […]

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The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts

WASHINGTON — Democrats took control of the House this year promising to use legislation and investigations to check President Trump. But facing substantial roadblocks to each, they are increasingly opposing him in a different way: Eight months into their majority, the House is going to court at a tempo never seen before. Fighting in courtrooms […]

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Pondering Impeachment, House Sues Don McGahn, Ex-White House Counsel, for Testimony

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee sued on Wednesday to force the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to testify before Congress, asking a federal judge to strike down the Trump administration’s claim that top presidential aides are “absolutely immune” from its subpoenas. In a filing in Federal District Court, the Judiciary Committee […]

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Pondering Impeachment, House Sues Former Trump Counsel for Testimony

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee sued on Wednesday to force the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to testify before Congress, asking a federal judge to strike down the Trump administration’s claim that top presidential aides are “absolutely immune” from its subpoenas. In a filing in Federal District Court, the Judiciary Committee […]

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Is Impeachment Finally Happening?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Did Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress bring Democrats any closer to impeaching President Trump? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate the fallout from the former special counsel’s testimony. House Democrats’ coy approach […]

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An Impeachment Inquiry Is Coming. It Might Have Already Begun.

Last Wednesday, after Robert Mueller’s terse and sometimes halting congressional testimony, conventional wisdom quickly congealed: Mueller’s performance had made Donald Trump’s impeachment far less likely. “Robert S. Mueller III’s disastrous testimony has taken the wind out of the sails of the Democratic impeachment drive,” wrote Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post. CNN’s Chris Cillizza declared […]

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Trump ‘Richly Deserves’ Impeachment, Chairman of House Judiciary Panel Says

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Jerrold Nadler, said on Sunday that he believed President Trump “richly deserves” to be impeached, the most forceful public comments yet from the leader of the panel that would open the proceedings to remove the president from office. “He has done many impeachable offenses,” Mr. […]

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The Mueller Fantasy Comes Crashing Down

Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony this week was revealing, but not for what it told us about the Trump campaign’s associations with Russia. In the hours and days after Mr. Mueller gave his opening statement before the House Judiciary Committee, it became clear how tenaciously many liberals and progressives are clinging to fantasy — not just […]

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Robert Mueller’s Testimony

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, testified before Congress on Wednesday. He declared that his two-year investigation did not exonerate President Trump and that Russia would meddle again in American elections. [For an exclusive […]

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Photographic Evidence: 12 Hours of Mueller Day

Washington loves a spectacle, even if Robert S. Mueller III was determined not to make one. On Wednesday, as Mr. Mueller was finally slated to testify in two back-to-back House hearings about his conclusions as special counsel, anticipation coursed through the halls of Capitol Hill. One thing was certain: Mr. Mueller’s testimony would be the […]

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Mueller’s Labored Performance Was a Departure From His Once-Fabled Stamina

WASHINGTON — Soon after the special counsel’s office opened in 2017, some aides noticed that Robert S. Mueller III kept noticeably shorter hours than he had as F.B.I. director, when he showed up at the bureau daily at 6 a.m. and often worked nights. He seemed to cede substantial responsibility to his top deputies, including […]

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Robert Mueller Said All He Needed to Say

As devastating as Robert Mueller’s report was for the president, his testimony on Wednesday — coming after months of the president’s efforts to deny the report’s realities and shut down all attempts at oversight or accountability — is worse. From the outset, Mr. Mueller, the former special counsel, was predictably cautious and restrained, and he […]

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Robert Mueller to Testify to Congress in Highly Anticipated Hearings

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III will take the witness stand for back-to-back House hearings on Wednesday, facing off for the first time with lawmakers battling over the implications of what he found as special counsel. Mr. Mueller, 74, resisted testifying for months, even after he submitted a 448-page report documenting Russia’s election interference in […]

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Mueller Is Testifying on Capitol Hill Today. Here’s What to Expect.

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, will appear on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for two highly anticipated hearings about his yearslong investigation. The day kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Eastern for a three-hour hearing with the House Judiciary Committee. A second session, with the House Intelligence Committee, should start around noon and […]

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Fireworks, Maybe, but Will Mueller Hearing Be a Turning Point?

WASHINGTON — After all the swearing at, finally comes the swearing in. When Robert S. Mueller III takes the oath on Wednesday morning in the wood-paneled Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building, he will answer questions for the first time since opening his special counsel investigation into President Trump and Russia more than […]

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Special Edition: A Guide to the Mueller Hearings

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. We spoke to our colleague about what to expect. […]

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Mueller Asks for Aide to Appear as Witness During Hearings

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III has asked that his longtime right-hand aide be sworn in as a witness during Wednesday’s hearing with the House Judiciary Committee about the special counsel’s investigation, according to congressional officials familiar with the request. Democrats have yet to agree to the request, and Mr. Mueller is the only witness […]

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Robert Mueller Is Testifying Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.

WASHINGTON — After two years of silence and one brief public statement, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will finally sit for prolonged questioning at two House hearings on Wednesday. Though he has expressed reluctance about testifying and has vowed to discuss only the contents of his 448-page investigation report, his appearances are nonetheless […]

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