Tag: House Committee on the Judiciary

Where N.Y.C. Congress Members Stand on Impeachment

Weather: Dry, with some clouds and a high near 70. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through tomorrow (Rosh Hashana). ImageRepresentative Max Rose said he’s undecided about supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times The only New York City member of Congress who is undecided about supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is […]

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Nancy Pelosi Is Sending a Message

Only three previous American presidents have faced removal from office via impeachment, so Tuesday’s announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the House is opening a formal impeachment investigation of President Trump was historic. Yet in practical terms, the announcement might not seem to mark a seismic shift. After all, for months, the House Judiciary Committee […]

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I Voted to Impeach Nixon. I’d Do the Same for Trump.

For those of us who were there during Watergate, the Ukraine scandal is beginning to sound like an echo chamber. Multiple reports say that President Trump used his office to press Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and provide damaging information about him, though there is no evidence of wrongdoing on Mr. Biden’s part. This […]

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The Corey Lewandowski Trap

Did that look of unalloyed contempt come naturally to Corey Lewandowski, or did he rehearse it? I picture him in front of a mirror as his “testimony” before the House Judiciary Committee approached, fine-tuning his sneer, perfecting his glare, testing different tilts of his head to see which conveyed maximal disgust with his inquisitors. He […]

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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints

SAN FRANCISCO — House lawmakers have asked more than 80 companies for information about how their businesses may have been harmed by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, according to four people familiar with the requests. The House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the influence of the tech giants, sent formal requests for information to the […]

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This Picture Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Impeachment

WASHINGTON — The photograph has all the trappings of a Renaissance painting — crowded with characters, action and emotion — only this one is set in a congressional hearing room and features figures frequently found on C-Span. It captures a small moment in a big event: The first hearing by the House Judiciary Committee officially […]

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Let the Lewandowski Circus Change Congressional Hearings Forever

To call Corey Lewandowski’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday problematic would be generous. It was a strutting spectacle of contempt for democratic processes worthy of President Trump himself. Mr. Lewandowski’s performance requires a serious response. Maybe more than one. The inaugural witness in this phase of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, Mr. Lewandowski […]

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‘I Wasn’t Asked to Do Anything Illegal,’ Lewandowski Says in Hearing

WASHINGTON — Corey Lewandowski, one of President Trump’s most loyal political confidants, confirmed in congressional testimony on Tuesday that the president had once asked him to help curtail the scope of the Russia investigation, possibly obstructing justice. But under sharp questioning from Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee conducting an impeachment inquiry, Mr. Lewandowski refused […]

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Corey Lewandowski’s Testimony Before Congress: What to Expect

WASHINGTON — Democrats investigating whether to recommend that the House impeach President Trump will take turns on Tuesday publicly questioning one of his most outspoken supporters: Corey Lewandowski. Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and continued confidant, Mr. Lewandowski was enlisted in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme by the president in the summer of 2017 to significantly […]

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Lewandowski Cleared for Limited Testimony in House Inquiry, as White House Blocks Others

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday blocked two more former aides to President Trump from testifying in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, but cleared a third witness, Corey Lewandowski, to appear publicly on Tuesday and answer limited questions about potential obstruction of justice by the president. The White House decisions amounted to mixed news for […]

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Impeachment Inquiry or Just Plain Oversight? It Depends on Who You Ask

WASHINGTON — An impeachment investigation to potentially try to remove the president of the United States for high crimes and misdemeanors would seem to be fairly clear-cut. But as the House Judiciary Committee pushed ahead this week with a wide-ranging investigation it said was designed to determine whether to recommend impeaching President Trump, Democrats found […]

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Impeachment Inquiry of Trump Intensifies as Judiciary Panel Adopts New Procedures

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday took its first vote to press forward with a possible impeachment of President Trump, putting aside internal divisions in a bid to strengthen its hand in investigating whether he committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Voting along party lines, the panel approved rules for an “investigation to determine […]

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Judiciary Panel Advances Impeachment Inquiry of Trump as Doubts Linger

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday took its first vote to press forward with an impeachment investigation of President Trump, putting aside internal divisions over the process in a bid to strengthen its hand in uncovering crucial facts in the inquiry. The measure, which was approved on Thursday morning, laid out procedures to […]

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Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

WASHINGTON — House Democrats return to Washington this week poised to significantly broaden their nascent impeachment inquiry into President Trump beyond the findings of the Russia investigation, but they will confront a fast-dwindling political clock. Undeterred by lackluster public support for impeachment, Democratic lawmakers and aides have sketched out a robust four-month itinerary of hearings […]

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Pence’s Stay at Trump Hotel in Ireland and Trump’s G7 Plans Draw Democrats’ Scrutiny

House Democrats, furious over President Trump’s continued promotion of his branded properties for government business, said on Friday that they would scrutinize whether two recent cases would violate the Constitution’s ban on presidents profiting from domestic or foreign governments. Two chairmen acting in tandem sent letters to the White House, the Secret Service and the […]

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Doug Collins, Defending Trump in Impeachment Inquiry, Seeks Georgia Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Representative Doug Collins, the face of President Trump’s impeachment defense in the House, is quietly jockeying to persuade Georgia’s Republican governor to appoint him to the state’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, according to interviews with Republican lawmakers, aides and political operatives. Mr. Collins is moving swiftly. Just a week after Senator Johnny Isakson, a […]

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Ex-White House Aide Rob Porter Is Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Monday subpoenaed the former top White House aide Rob Porter to testify about President Trump’s efforts to impede the Russia investigation and asked a court to expedite a ruling on whether Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel, must testify, pushing forward in its expansive inquiry […]

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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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