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The Latest: Trump officials hold closed-door Iran briefings

May. 21, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, has canceled a trip to Europe amid U.S. tensions with Iran. In acknowledging Dunford's decision to remain in Washington, his spokesman,...

DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

May. 21, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent...

GOP frowns on, but does not punish, Amash's impeachment call

May. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy pushed back Tuesday against Rep. Justin Amash and his call for President Donald Trump's impeachment, saying the Michigan Republican is out of step with others in the party and with Americans. But the most conservative group of House Republicans declined...

Progress seen on debt, spending talks

May. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican in the House says congressional negotiators are making progress on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said "we're...

Dual briefings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump's Iran policy

May. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats sought out a second opinion, holding their own briefing with former Obama administration officials. The competing...

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

May. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for failing to appear in defiance of the committee's subpoena.. "Our subpoenas are not...

The Latest: McGahn defies subpoena, no-show at House hearing

May. 21, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Donald McGahn (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, says Democrats are "trying desperately to make something out of nothing." Collins spoke at a hearing Tuesday, where the...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...

Ex-White House lawyer won't testify after Trump direction

May. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn said he...