In a party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee authorized subpoenas to a dozen people in President Trump’s orbit, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of Democrats’ widening probe into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power in the White House.
The White House blocked Conway, a counselor to the president, from testifying about allegations of repeated violations of a federal ethics law that prohibits government officials from engaging in political activities at work.
The legislation authorizes the Judiciary Committee to take Attorney General William Barr to federal court for access to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying evidence. It also empowers Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to begin legal proceedings to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to cooperate with the panel’s obstruction probe.
A “person familiar with” Michael Cohen’s planned testimony to a House committee tells The Wall Street Journal to expect accusations of criminal coverup of hush payments, along with financial and racist secrets from Cohen’s years as President Trump’s lawyer.
A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates.
Houston police chief Art Acevedo called gun violence “arguably one of the greatest public health epidemics facing the nation everyone in this room loves and serves” at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
Democrats making their opening bid in the border-security negotiations to prevent a second government shutdown proposed a number of improvements across a host of agencies. No new wall funding was on the list, despite hints that it’s up for negotiation.