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Dems lose patience with ‘complete fraud’ AOC, rally to Pelosi’s side

House Democrats and their aides are quickly losing patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezover her office's nonstop sparring with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other long-serving members, suggesting the speaker's dismissive comments toward her may represent the view of a growingsection of the caucus.

Mueller testimony could be delayed amid 'breakdown in negotiations'

Planning for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated testimony was thrown into disarray Friday as multiple sources said the hearing wasdelayed amid a"breakdown in negotiations"-- yet others indicated it could still go forward next week as planned.

Confusion hangs over Mueller testimony, as Dems plan marathon hearings

House Democrats are planning to turn former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated congressional testimony next week into a marathon string of hearings, setting the stage for what could behours of back-to-back questioning by dozens of lawmakers in public and closed-door settings.

House Judiciary Dems prepare slew of subpoenas for Trump-tied targets

House Judiciary Committee Democrats announced Tuesday that they plan to authorize subpoenas later this week for a dozen individuals connected to President Trump as part of the panel’s escalating probe into obstruction of justice, public corruption and other alleged abuses by the president.

Officials push back on AOC's border station claims, say she is 'misinforming' the public

Current and former immigration officials pushed back Tuesday at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's high-profile accusations of cruel treatment at an El Paso border station, rejecting her claim that agents forceddetainees to “drink out of the toilets” and insisting that their personnel “don’t treat people that way.

Chuck Schumer faces liberal ire over border bill ‘betrayal’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is facing a lingering political backlash from liberal House Democrats over his role in the passage of a bipartisan border bill last week, which sawHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosiforced to back down from a push to include restrictions on immigration enforcement.

2020 Dems downplay economic gains under Trump, at Miami debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls took pains to downplayeconomic gains under the Trump administration at the first debate of the 2020 presidential cycle—blasting large corporations and calling for more taxes for the wealthy.

Trump campaign, RNC fire up war room ahead of Democratic debates

The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are ramping up an “aggressive” rapid response effort both nationally and locally for the Democratic debates, with a war room locked and loaded with live tweeters, real-time fact-checkers, and new hashtagsin an effort to maintain momentum for Trump 2020.

Debate prep: 2020 Democrats do push-ups, study, snack ahead of Miami showdown

Preparing baby bottles. Doing push-ups. Studying in the car.Eating vegan cupcakes and fast food. Those are just some of the things Democratic presidential candidates are doing—and consuming—as they prepare to take the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 cycle.

Lawmakers unveil bill to make airport screening easier for wounded vets

Lawmakers unveiled a bill last week that would make Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening faster and easier for wounded and disabled veterans in an effort to "remedy concerns" injured veterans have when traveling through the nation's airports.

DHS boss McAleenan accused of opposing, leaking planned ICE raids

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is being accused ofleaking plans last week for scheduledImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, after expressing fierce opposition and allegedly ordering top officials to “stand down” on the operation.

GOP report skewers Cummings over contempt push against Trump officials

Republican lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee slammed the panel’s Democratic ChairmanElijah Cummings on Tuesday over his push to hold two prominent Trump Cabinet officials in contempt of Congress, accusing him of a double standard while calling the move “unnecessary” and designed to “advance partisan political goals.

Schiff issues surprise subpoenas to Michael Flynn, Rick Gates in Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates for documents and testimony as the panel escalates its own post-Muellerprobe into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election.

Nadler puts Barr contempt push on hold after striking Mueller report deal

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Monday that he plans to hit pause on efforts to holdAttorney General Bill Barr in contempt, after reaching a deal with the Justice Department for access to evidence related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Footage shows migrants walking around border wall to enter US

New footage released byCustoms and Border Protection shows a group of more than 130 migrants entering the U.S. by simply walking around a section of border wall in Arizona -- in the latest incident prompting calls to curb the historic surge in illegal immigration.

Trump slams NYT story on Mexico pact as a ‘FRAUD’ and ‘hit job’

President Trump slammed The New York Times on Monday over an article on the administration’s immigration deal with Mexico that he called a “FRAUD” and a “hit job” -- while also warning that if Mexico's legislature does not approve thepact, he will move anew to impose tariffs.

House Dems plan new wave of Russia hearings amid impeachment chatter

House Democrats are gearing up for a new wave of hearings and congressional actions next week in connection with the Russia investigation--coming as lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates increase pressure on party leadership to launchimpeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Fox News Exclusive: Trump says Mueller made a ‘fool’ of himself

President Trump, inan exclusive interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham,said former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made “such a fool” out of himself last week when he delivered his first and only public statement about the Russia investigation.

Trump says Mexico is an 'abuser' of the US, amid tariff negotiations

President Trump on Sunday called Mexico an “abuser” of the United States, and warned that if the country does not do more to “stop the invasion” of the Southern border, his newly-imposed tariffs on Mexican goods would force companies based in Mexico to be “brought back” into the U.S.

Nadler: There ‘certainly’ is justification to impeach Trump

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Friday that “there certainly is” justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, but said it was critical for the American public to agree before launching the process.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller breaks silence on Russia probe, says charging Trump with a crime was ‘not an option'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his only public remarks since being appointed to lead the Russia investigation, said his team did not have the "option" to charge President Trump with a crime because of longstanding Justice Department policy, adding that if the team had "confidence" that the president did not commit a crime, the report would have said so.

Wells Fargo, TD Bank turn over Trump financial records to House Dems

Wells Fargo and TD Bank have turned over President Trump’s financial records to the House Financial Services Committee, Fox News confirmed on Thursday, amid a contentious legal battle betweenthe Trump administrationand congressional Democrats seeking access to sensitive files.

Pelosi scrambles to tamp down Trump impeachment frenzy in caucus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her deputies scrambled Wednesday to tamp down calls from the rank-and-filefor Congress to launchimpeachmentproceedings against President Trump, holding a closed-door meeting with Democrats to discuss their battles with the administration that threaten to escalate into a politically risky drive to remove him from office.

DOJ agrees to share some Mueller documents with Democrats

The Justice Department hasagreed to share some documents from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- but warned that their cooperation would grind to a halt should the panel move to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt.

McCabe says he 'made the decision' to remove Strzok from Mueller team: transcript

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe claimed he“made the decision” to remove Peter Strzok from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team in the summer of 2017 after a series of anti-Trump text messages surfaced betweenthe former FBI special agent and another official with whom he was romantically involved.

Trump mocks Biden, says Obama took him off the ‘trash heap’

President Trump ramped up his criticism Monday of "Sleepy Joe Biden" as the former vice president rises in the polls, saying former President Barack Obama took him off the “trash heap” back in 2008 -- and China is rooting for him.

Dems perform marathon public reading of Mueller report

House Democrats teamed up Thursday to perform a marathon public reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly 500-page report, in a spectacle that underscored the growing tensions withthe Justice Department over access to the complete cache of Russia probe documents.

Trump, Putin discuss nuclear weapons deal, Venezuela

President Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and discussed a range of issues, from nuclear weapons to a three-party arms control agreement to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation

Trump officials clash with Congress over hearing demands

A series of battles between Trump administration officials and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend as one high-profile Cabinet member threatened to boycott a scheduled hearingand another official was facing the threat of contempt proceedings.

Mueller report reveals clashes in Trump’s inner circle over Russia probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’shotly anticipated report not only revealed the results of his long-running Russia probe but exposed a series of clashesover the last two years within President Trump’s inner circle over the direction of the investigation and the president's efforts to curtail it.

Mueller report shows probe did not find collusion evidence, reveals Trump efforts to sideline key players

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released into Washington’s partisan scrum Thursday showing investigators did not find evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow – as Attorney General Bill Barr declared last month – but outlining an array of controversial incidents involving the president that were examined as part of the investigation’s obstruction inquiry.

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