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Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

The Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings. From the start, the probe has been driven by Attorney General William Barr’s suspicions —…MORE

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Since the White House announced the withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria on October 6, President Donald Trump’s attempts to control the narrative have been rife with misinformation and political spin. He insinuated the Kurds would be fine without continued US support because the US had already given them “massive” amounts of money and…MORE

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake” in a blistering op-ed. McConnell’s public criticism of the Trump administration is rare, but he has been vocally opposed to the President’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

The body of Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol next week, the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. A formal memorial service for the Maryland Democrat is scheduled for Thursday morning, also in Statuary Hall, for all members of Congress, Cummings’ family and…MORE

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

In a letter to the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry, Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison wrote Friday that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” Read the letter below: cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-democrats-letter/index.htmlMORE

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

A rare press briefing from a Trump administration official yielded an especially telling line about the Trump presidency: “Get over it.” President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said it after confirming the existence of a quid pro quo and offered it up as a retort, but it’s essentially the Trump administration’s answer to any number…MORE

State Department finds no ‘deliberate mishandling of classified information’ related to Clinton email server

State Department finds no ‘deliberate mishandling of classified information’ related to Clinton email server

An investigation by the State Department released on Friday said there was no “persuasive evidence” of widespread mishandling of classified information in the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. An unclassified report detailing the investigation was sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and…MORE

Energy Department won’t comply with impeachment subpoena

Energy Department won’t comply with impeachment subpoena

Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison told the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” The letter argues about the validity of the inquiry and contends the request is for confidential communications “that are potentially protected…MORE

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