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White House orders 2 former aides to defy House subpoenas

Sep. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a letter sent...

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2019. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" (later "The Star-Spangled Banner") after witnessing the American flag flying over...

Justice Dept. opposes House request for Mueller materials

Sep. 13, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told a judge Friday that the House Judiciary Committee shouldn't get access to secret grand jury material amassed during the special counsel's Russia investigation, even as it weighs whether to pursue impeachment. The response comes nearly two months after the...

Judge sets new sentencing date for Michael Flynn

Sep. 10, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Flynn accused federal prosecutors of misconduct on Tuesday as a judge scheduled a December sentencing hearing for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser. The arguments from Flynn attorney Sidney Powell were the latest in a series of aggressive...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

Sep. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe. Trump found himself contradicted by his government's own meteorologists...

House Judiciary preparing vote on impeachment hearing rules

Sep. 6, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is escalating its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, preparing a vote as soon as next Wednesday to establish procedures for hearings the panel hopes to hold this fall. The details are still being negotiated, but a procedural vote next week...

Manafort's lawyers: State charges are double jeopardy

Sep. 5, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed court papers seeking the dismissal of his New York mortgage fraud case, arguing that the charges brought in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves some of the same allegations as...

Former Obama counsel acquitted of lying to government

Sep. 5, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig was found not guilty of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel's Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. The jury...

Prominent DC lawyer acquitted in foreign lobbying case

Sep. 4, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig was found not guilty Wednesday of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel's Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. The...