Washington Brief Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide investigation, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman, who said he is following the advice of career ethics officials. Whether or not Barr should oversee Mueller had become a political flashpoint amid accusations from Democrats that President Donald Trump […]
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, announced on Monday that the committee plans to request documents as part of an investigation into President Trump’s potential corruption, abuse of power, and obstruction of justice. [Washington Post / Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade] The committee has requested documents from 81 people or […]
by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who was clearly thinking about a 2020 presidential race, announced today that he’s skipping the national race and will instead seek re-election to the Senate. For now, the field of Democratic presidential candidates remains at 12. * […]
The House is expected to vote on a measure to condemn anti-Semitism after lawmakers from both parties have been blasted for recent comments.
US Senator and Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar joins Hardball to talk about the many investigations impacting the Presidency and her 2020 run.
The President is blaming his failed summit with Kim Jong Un partly on the timing of Michael Cohen’s public testimony last week.
by Eli Yokley Washington Brief California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration’s changes to the Title X family planning program that would shift tens of millions of dollars from abortion providers to faith-based pregnancy clinics. The lawsuit is the first of what is expected to be several legal challenges […]
Week in Review North Korea summit Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart, with Trump blaming the breakdown on Kim’s insistence that sanctions on Pyongyang be lifted without his commitment to eliminate the country’s nuclear arsenal. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that sanctions remain in place unless the North commits […]
The House Judiciary Committee is launching a broad investigation into President Donald Trump by requesting documents from 81 people and entities, including the president’s family, businesses and administration.
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) announced his presidential run today. Chuck Todd goes through other candidates we may be waiting to hear from.