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Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats frustrated over the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump are pushing their oversight efforts toward the Justice Department and what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. Democrats have demanded more information about Barr’s intervention in the case of Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of…

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Roberts admonishes House prosecution, White House defense

Roberts admonishes House prosecution, White House defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s defense team who was in…

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House Dems to outline case for removing Trump from office

House Dems to outline case for removing Trump from office

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats were preparing to outline their case for removing President Donald Trump from office in a legal brief due Saturday, as opposing sides in the impeachment case look ahead to the opening of the historic trial in the Senate.Trump on Friday appointed several nationally known lawyers to the team that will…

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump’s January 2017 executive order —…

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Pelosi: House moving to send impeachment to Senate next week

Pelosi: House moving to send impeachment to Senate next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the House will take steps next week to send articles of impeachment to the Senate ending Democrats’ blockade of President Donald Trump’s Senate trial.In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said she was proud of their ″courage and patriotism” and warned that senators now have…

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House to vote on restraining Trump’s actions against Iran

House to vote on restraining Trump’s actions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Thursday on a measure limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the planned vote in a one-page statement that said last week’s drone strike that killed…

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White House predicts Pelosi to `yield’ on impeachment delay

White House predicts Pelosi to `yield’ on impeachment delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House argued Sunday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put herself in an untenable position by stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in hopes of shaping the upcoming Senate trial.The House voted Wednesday to impeach Trump, who became only the third president in U.S. history to be formally…

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House vote locks in impeachment as issue in ’20 Hill races

House vote locks in impeachment as issue in ’20 Hill races

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after nearly every House Democrat voted to impeach President Donald Trump, the chief of the House Republican campaign committee said the political fallout was clear. “Last night their obsession with impeachment finally came to a head, and they basically ended their majority,” Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer said Thursday. “Max Rose…

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