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Menendez says WH meeting with Hill leaders was ‘belligerent from the get-go’

Menendez says WH meeting with Hill leaders was ‘belligerent from the get-go’

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations committee said Thursday that a rancorous White House meeting on Syria — during which top Democrats walked out after President Donald Trump began insulting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — was “belligerent from the get-go.” “The meeting started off with the President walking in and slamming down his…MORE

Wasserman Schultz says Cummings ‘had unmatched integrity, wisdom’

Wasserman Schultz says Cummings ‘had unmatched integrity, wisdom’

House Oversight Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz mourned on Thursday the passing of the panel’s chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, saying the late congressman “had unmatched integrity (and) wisdom.” Fighting back tears, Wasserman Schultz told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day” that her “heart is broken. For his family, for his community, for our country.”…MORE

Trump and Graham: It’s complicated

Trump and Graham: It’s complicated

Sen. Lindsey Graham is frantic. “He’s making the biggest mistake of his presidency,” the South Carolina Republican tells reporters in the halls of Congress. President Donald Trump is annoyed. “I think Lindsey should focus right now on Judiciary — like the Democrats — the do-nothing Democrats,” he tells reporters in the East Room of the…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning. He died of “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said in a statement. The congressman, who had represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996, served as the…MORE

Trump explodes at Pelosi as more key impeachment testimony looms

Trump explodes at Pelosi as more key impeachment testimony looms

President Donald Trump’s frustration with the Democratic impeachment probe is boiling over, with investigators set Thursday to peel back yet another layer of what is being revealed as a broad, and possibly unlawful, behind-the-scenes scheme to pressure Ukraine for political gain. Trump blew up Wednesday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who made the fateful decision…MORE

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

For months, investigators looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised by some of those business ties, according to people briefed on the matter. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he spoke with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the President’s direction this spring about alleged Ukrainian corruption, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In his first interview about the escalating Ukraine scandal, Perry told the Journal that, at Trump’s direction, he called Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, seeking…MORE

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