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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.

Supreme Court asked to review Louisiana law on abortion access

A major battle over abortion access is teeing up at the Supreme Court as a Louisiana abortion clinic filed a new petition with the high court Wednesday seeking a full review on the merits of the state’s law restricting access to the procedure.

Comey scoffs at Barr testimony, claims ‘surveillance’ is not ‘spying’

Former FBI Director James Comey joined the chorus of Democratic critics complaining about Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony this week that “spying did occur” against the 2016 Trump campaign, claiming he has no idea what the Justice Department leader is talking about -- and saying he “never thought of” electronic surveillance as “spying.

Trump says no plan to revive family separations, blames Obama for uproar

President Trump said Tuesday that the administration has no plans to revive the controversial policy that allowed for family separations at the border, amid renewed speculation about whether the practice could return amid the shakeup at the Homeland Security department.

Dems ramp up anti-Trump probes post-Mueller, despite pledge to focus on agenda

Days after the summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report rocked Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats should shift focus to their legislative agenda. But key lawmakers have only ramped up investigations and inquiries into President Trump in that time.

Trump hits back at NYTimes claim that Barr misled on Mueller report

President Trump on Thursday blasted The New York Times, claiming the outlet had “no legitimate sources” for their latest report that claimed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report was more damaging to the president that Attorney General William Barr revealed in his summary.

House Judiciary Democrats authorize subpoenas for Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report after the Justice Department missed a Democrat-imposed deadline, in a major escalation of the battle between Congress and the Trump administration over access to underlying documents and evidence from the Russia probe.

Trump says Dems have forsaken Mueller after treating him as ‘God-like’

President Trump blasted Democrats on Tuesday for shifting to a slew of other investigations into his administration now that the special counsel probe is over, saying that the same lawmakers who treated Robert Mueller as “God-like,” no longer “acknowledge his name.

House Dems prepare for subpoena battle over Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Democrats are preparing to authorize subpoenas this week seeking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report after the Justice Department indicated it will miss a Democrat-imposed deadline of April 2, in a major escalation of the battle between Congress and the administration over access to the underlying documents and evidence from the probe.

Mueller report conclusion raises question of Trump pardons

Speculation is mounting over whether President Trump will grant pardons to his campaign associates charged during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, now that the report has turned up no evidence of collusion with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

Bulk of Mueller cases against Trump associates based on false statements

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exhaustive probe concluded-- complete with 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrantsand500 interviews -- Trump allies stressed that not only did the investigation find no evidence of collusion with Russia, but most of the resulting criminal cases against campaign figures were largely based on false statements made either during the investigation or to Congress.

Dems won’t take no collusion for an answer, seek Mueller evidence and more

Democrats showed no signs of letting up even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no evidence of collusion between Trump campaign associates andRussiaduring the 2016 election, with their congressional leaders calling for not only the release of the full reportbut also the underlying documents -- and testimony from Attorney General Bill Barr.

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