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Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

May. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, flatly declaring he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Wealthy DeVos family won't back Michigan's Amash in primary

May. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The politically powerful DeVos family said Wednesday that it is no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct. Nick Wasmiller, a spokesman for the family's RDV Corp., said family...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

May. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was the...

Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President Trump

May. 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of House Democrats say they want an impeachment inquiry. But most of them say they aren't ready to seek President Donald Trump's removal from office. Confused? You aren't alone. The two-dozen or so Democrats who support the move are working overtime to explain to the...

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

May. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn't a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his...

Former congressman in corruption case seeks Trump pardon

May. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption, money laundering and other charges, wants a pardon from President Donald Trump. The Arizona Daily Sun reported Wednesday that a lawyer for the former Republican congressman from Arizona sent a letter to the U.S. Justice...

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

May. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he has no idea who wrote a confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo that says that tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege. Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee,...

Justice Department to turn over some Mueller documents

May. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easing some of the escalating tension between Congress and the White House, the House intelligence committee postponed efforts to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Department on Wednesday after officials agreed to hand over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert...