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House oversight panel backs subpoena for WH counselor Conway

Jun. 26, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway did not show up at...

TSA plans to send more airport screeners to Mexico border

Jun. 25, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration plans to send more than 650 airport screeners and federal air marshals to help handle an increase in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Tuesday that TSA told his committee it has...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

White House blocks Conway from House oversight hearing

Jun. 24, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter...

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Jun. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of Special...

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted...

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

Jun. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald Trump. The House voted 229-191 to approve a resolution that will allow...

House panel moves toward contempt vote over census documents

Jun. 3, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are moving to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the...

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...

Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

May. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed...