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Jerry Nadler is the other House Democrat feeling the heat on impeachment – CNN

Jerry Nadler is the other House Democrat feeling the heat on impeachment – CNN

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. The discussions boiled over in a series of tense meetings Monday night, with Nadler ultimately siding with Pelosi, a California Democrat. But Nadler told Democrats on his panel he was sympathetic to their calls to open up a formal impeachment investigation, something that Pelosi rejected in the private meetings.Still Democrats say Nadler will not buck Pelosi, and would only move forward with an impeachment inquiry if she were on board."He's in a very difficult position," said Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat on the committee who has pressed for opening an impeachment inquiry.For many Democrats, Pelosi's urging of her caucus to take a deliberative approach became harder Tuesday when members of the House Judiciary Committee gaveled in to yet another hearing with an empty witness ch...
House panel issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson – CNN

House panel issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson – CNN

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. The committee issued the subpoenas to Hicks and Donaldson as part of their sweeping investigation into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. The subpoena to Hicks, the former White House communications director, includes a request for documents and her appearance at a public hearing next month. The subpoena for Donaldson, who was deputy White House counsel, seeks documents and her appearance at a deposition in June.The committee asks for both to provide documents by June 4, for Hicks to appear on June 19 and Donaldson on June 24."As I said earlier today, the Judiciary Committee's investigation into obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuse of power by President Trump and his Administration will continue," Nadler said in a statement.The committee auth...
Theresa May offers Parliament a vote on a second Brexit referendum – The Washington Post

Theresa May offers Parliament a vote on a second Brexit referendum – The Washington Post

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. LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged British lawmakers on Tuesday to back her “new” Brexit deal, which would include a binding vote by Parliament on whether to hold a second Brexit referendum. In a speech in London, May said lawmakers will have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit in a vote early next month.But, more accurately, it probably will be May’s last chance. She has signaled that she will step down if her thrice-rejected divorce deal fails again in the House of Commons, as it is widely expected to do.In a sign that the British public has already moved on, many of the questions May fielded during Tuesday’s news conference had to do with when she will resign and what might happen after that.Parliament is scheduled to vote a...
More Democrats want to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. – Vox.com

More Democrats want to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. – Vox.com

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. Several key House Democrats are itching to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants aren’t on board yet. It’s no longer just a small group of progressive members calling for an impeachment inquiry; numerous members of the important House Judiciary Committee say Congress should launch one. The tipping point for multiple Judiciary members came after former White House counsel Don McGahn declined to testify in front of their committee on Tuesday. “We simply cannot allow the executive branch to decide what Congress will receive in terms of witnesses and documents as we do our oversight work,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), one of the Judiciary Committee members pushing for the inquiry....
Hillary Clinton suggests talks with Iran as Trump threatens force – Fox News

Hillary Clinton suggests talks with Iran as Trump threatens force – Fox News

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. Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton indicated Monday that the United States should be engaging in more diplomacy with Iran."You know Winston Churchill famously said in his typical quotable fashion: 'jaw, jaw, jaw is always better than war, war, war,'" the former secretary of state said when asked on Monday about Iran and President Trump's handling of that situation. She was attending a memorial service for Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who died in April.While she didn't specifically mention Trump, her comments came as he threatened the rogue nation in an apparent response to its provocations.TRUMP'S IRAN WARNING 'THE RIGHT THING' AS US 'TIGHTENS THE SCREWS' ON TEHRAN, GRAHAM SAYS"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never th...
Brenton Tarrant Charged With Terrorism For New Zealand Mosque Attacks – NPR

Brenton Tarrant Charged With Terrorism For New Zealand Mosque Attacks – NPR

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. Enlarge this image Families outside of the Al Noor Mosque, one of two targeted in the March 15th shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. David Alexander/AP hide caption toggle caption David Alexander/AP The man accused in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques has been charged with carrying out a terrorist act. Brenton H. Tarrant, 28, already faced 50 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder for the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. ...
Hoyer: Trump conducting largest cover-up in history of the United States – Washington Examiner

Hoyer: Trump conducting largest cover-up in history of the United States – Washington Examiner

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. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that most House Democrats aren’t demanding immediate impeachment but aim to show the country that President Donald Trump is hiding something big. “The big issue that I think needs to be made to the American people is that this president is conducting one of the biggest cover-ups of any administration in the history of the United States,” Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday. “He does not want to tell the American people the facts they need to know to make rational judgments, or that their representatives in Congress need to know to make rational legislative decisions. There are a lot of people who agree with me.” Hoyer made the remarks shortly after the House Judiciary...
Former CIA Director John Brennan on Capitol Hill at Democrats’ invitation for Iran briefing – Fox News

Former CIA Director John Brennan on Capitol Hill at Democrats’ invitation for Iran briefing – Fox News

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. Former CIA Director John Brennan visited Capitol Hill Tuesday after congressional Democrats invited him to give a briefing on the situation in Iran.Brennan arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning and was slated to brief House Democrats during their private weekly caucus meeting.  Democrats also invited former State Department official and top negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, Wendy Sherman, to join Brennan in the briefing.TRUMP SAYS WAR WILL MEAN 'OFFICIAL END OF IRAN,' WARNS 'NEVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'Earlier this year, Brennan visited Capitol Hill to meet with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and other House Democrats to speak on national security issues, according to a source familiar with that meeting. Brennan, though, has had his security clearance...
Theresa May offers vote on second referendum if lawmakers back ‘new Brexit deal’ – CNN

Theresa May offers vote on second referendum if lawmakers back ‘new Brexit deal’ – CNN

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. In a speech in London, May offered what she claimed was a "new Brexit deal", which also contained pledges on workers' rights and environmental provisions, as well as a temporary customs relationship with the European Union.Failure to agree the deal would lead to a "nightmare future of permanently polarized politics," she said.In an attempt to repackage the deal, which has already been rejected three times by the House of Commons, May rolled it up into a wider set of legislation dealing with Britain's departure from the EU.But the central provisions of the deal remain the same. The concessions on a customs relationship and environmental and workers' rights were designed to attract the support of opposition Labour MPs, whose votes would be needed to get the deal over the line. But one of...
Don McGahn skips House hearing on the Mueller report: Live updates – CNN

Don McGahn skips House hearing on the Mueller report: Live updates – CNN

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. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said he and the rest of the committee will hear former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony, one way or another."Let me be clear: This Committee will hear Mr. McGahn’s testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it," he said. "We will not allow the President to prevent the American people from hearing from this witness."He continued: "We will not allow the President to block congressional subpoenas, putting himself and his allies above the law. We will not allow the President to stop this investigation, and nothing in these unjustified and unjustifiable legal attacks will stop us from pressing forward with our work on behalf of the American people.""We will hold this President accountable, one way or the other," he said... . S...