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5-24-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two subpoenas to the businesses of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in response to a previous subpoena issued by the panel (Politico). President Donald Trump retained lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help him handle investigations into potential ties […]

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5-23-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, taking aim at farm programs, student assistance, Obamacare and Medicaid. The proposal is likely to be changed by lawmakers on Capitol Hill. (Bloomberg News) Trump reportedly urged director of national intelligence […]

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5-22-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he plans to speak with former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey today. Lawmakers are hoping to hear directly from Comey about his firing earlier this month. ( Politico) The Trump administration plans to roll out its […]

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5-19-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is the top contender to be nominated as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An announcement could come as soon as today. (The Washington Post) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said […]

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5-18-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign (The New York Times). Trump responded on Twitter by saying the naming of a special […]

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5-17-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief A memo written in February by now-former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey says President Donald Trump urged him to abandon an FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded that the FBI turn over all documents related […]

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5-15-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Trump administration is moving quickly to name a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who would require Senate confirmation. At least eight candidates have been interviewed for the position, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and President Donald Trump said he said he might […]

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5-11-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey had requested more resources for the FBI’s Russian investigation shortly before President Donald Trump fired him. Congressional probes have been relying, in part, on the FBI’s efforts, and the Senate Intelligence Committee stepped up its pace on Wednesday by issuing […]

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5-10-2017 Political Nuggets….

Days until the 2017 election: 181 Days until the 2018 election: 545 Washington Brief President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, citing his handling of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Comey had been leading a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 […]

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5-09-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump’s top military and foreign policy advisers proposed a plan that would expand U.S. efforts to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan and authorize the Pentagon, instead of the White House, to set troop numbers. The proposal requires Trump’s approval before implementation. (The Washington Post) Federal judges […]

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