Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, refused to answer lawmakers’ questions 155 times during her closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week. White House lawyers, who accompanied Hicks to the hearing, cited “absolute immunity” as the reason for her refusal to answer, and said the assertion […]
Two major developments in the fight between Congress and the White House over Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation laid bare how Democrats overplayed their hand while trying to get Mueller’s unredacted report. The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. […]
President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked executive privilege over the entirety of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation and its underlying evidence. Trump also asserted privilege over any other materials related to the Russia investigation that have been subpoenaed by Congress so far. Earlier Wednesday, […]
The White House counsel Pat Cipollone told Congress on Tuesday that it must seek White House approval before asking for documents related to the Russia investigation from the former White House counsel Donald McGahn. McGahn’s lawyer said Tuesday that he woulddefer=”defer”to the White House and refuse to turn over documents […]
Attorney General William Barr said this week that he will send the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to the White House before the public sees it so they can redact privileged information. The development marks yet another unprecedented episode in the Trump-Russia saga, in which the […]
Attorney General William Barr will send the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to the White House before the public sees it, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Tuesday. Graham said Barr told him he would send the report to the White House first in case […]
William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, told lawmakers Tuesday that he will not allow Trump’s lawyers to review and edit the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference before it’s released to Congress or the public. Barr’s commitment flew in the face of Rudy Giuliani’s […]
President Donald Trump’s lead defence lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, doubled down on his earlier claim that the White House should get to review and edit the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference before it’s released to Congress or the public. Giuliani first made the claim in a September […]
Rudy Giuliani said the White House would waive executive privilege over the special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings in his obstruction case if, among other things, it were allowed to review a draft of Mueller’s report before it is released. One legal expert said that while Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, […]
Rudy Giuliani says the special counsel Robert Mueller needs to meet three conditions for the White House to waive executive privilege in Mueller’s forthcoming report on obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation. Trump’s team will waive privilege if it has a chance to review the report before it is […]
President Donald Trump’s personal defence team sent a lengthy memo to the special counsel Robert Mueller this year in which they made several bombshell arguments and admissions. They said Trump cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because he has the power to shut down any federal investigation. They acknowledged […]
President Donald Trump is likely to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller sometime soon. He could seek to limit the questions he answers by either invoking executive privilege or the Fifth Amendment. But even these methods have their limits, according to experts, and claims of executive […]
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