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White House Counsel Calls On House Democrats To End Impeachment ‘Charade’

The White House told Democrats they should end the impeachment investigation on Friday, shortly before President Donald Trump let pass a deadline to agree to participate in the House Judiciary Committee hearing. In a letter addressed to committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), White House Counsel Pat Cipollone called the proceedings “baseless” and a “charade.” “House Democrats have wasted enough of ...

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White House won’t take part in House Judiciary impeachment hearings

So far, the Trump administration’s strategy for the final stages of the House impeachment process has been to refuse to engage unless certain demands are met, blast Democrats from the outside in the meantime and wait for a friendlier Senate landscape. After weeks of frustration, Trump has been placated by House Republicans’ increasingly pugilistic defenses of his behavior in hearings ...

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More Than 500 Legal Scholars Say Trump Committed Impeachable Acts

A group of more than 500 legal scholars has signed an open letter to Congress declaring that President Donald Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct” as the impeachment proceedings against him continue. “We do not reach this conclusion lightly,” stated the letter, dated Friday. Trump “betrayed his oath of office” by attempting to pressure Ukrainian leaders to help him “distort” the 2020 ...

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Trump asks Supreme Court to halt Deutsche Bank subpoena

President Donald Trump. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images President Donald Trump Friday petitioned the Supreme Court to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records, according to a filing. The emergency filing comes after a federal appeals court in New York ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One should comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and House ...

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Lawmakers sprint to settle spending bills despite border wall hangup

Leaders and staff on the 12 spending subcommittees in both chambers have worked all week to minimize or fix areas of disagreement in their fiscal 2020 measures before shipping the biggest problems to full committee heads and ultimately on to top congressional leaders. House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey said on Friday that there’s no talk of another continuing resolution in ...

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Trump’s favored reporter gets caught in Bloomberg tussle

In conversations with POLITICO, some reporters suggested Jacobs is too chummy with The White House, resulting in quick scoops on internal maneuverings. Other White House reporters see Jacobs’s stories as stemming from hustle and source-building. In recent months, Jacobs has reported on possible personnel shake-ups, Trump altering a hurricane map, and how the White House considered keeping migrant children out ...

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Chris Murphy Says ‘Handful’ Of GOP Colleagues Support Impeachment

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday asserted that as many as five of his GOP colleagues would support impeaching President Donald Trump. “It’s a small list on one hand,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” dismissing speculation that more Republicans would back Trump’s ouster if a vote were held in private. “I don’t buy this secret ballot thing,” he added. “If ...

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