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Court Rules Against Trump on Ex-Counsel McGahn

House panel can move ahead with effort to make him testify

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday revived House Democrats' lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee, per the AP . The full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 7-2 in ruling that the House Judiciary Committee... More »

Big Tech CEOs Head to Congress for Historic Hearing

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google on the defense over rising power

(Newser) - Chief executives of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are set to testify remotely before Congress on Wednesday as part of a hearing focusing on the size and power of the world's leading tech companies, following a yearlong investigation by the House judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg... More »

Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret Past Election

Supreme Court won't decide on matter until next year

(Newser) - House Democrats are unlikely to see secret material from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before Election Day because of a move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In what USA Today reports is a victory for the White House, the court said it would take up the case on whether... More »

Nadler on Plans to Subpoena Barr: 'It Is Very Much True'

Attorney general is expected to contest subpoena

(Newser) - From drama in Manhattan to drama in DC: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday said he is prepared to subpoena Attorney General Bill Bar to appear before the committee on July 2. "We have begun the process to issue that subpoena," Nadler told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow... More »

'Stop the Pain,' George Floyd's Brother Tells Congress

Committee considering police legislation hears testimony from Philonise Floyd

(Newser) - A day after his older brother's funeral , Philonise Floyd told a hushed House Judiciary Committee in Washington that he's weary. "I'm tired of the pain I'm feeling now, and I'm tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for... More »

House Panel Demands Bezos Himself Come Testify

Judiciary Committee investigating whether Amazon is cheating its own sellers

(Newser) - A recent Wall Street Journal investigation discovered Amazon.com workers had used proprietary data from independent sellers on the site to boost its own competing products, and that probe has now spurred a call to Jeff Bezos himself to appear on Capitol Hill. The Journal reports that the company's... More »

Court: McGahn Doesn't Have to Testify

Trump Wins a Ruling Reversing House Democrats' November Victory

(Newser) - A federal appeals court decided Friday that House Democrats can't force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before them. The panel's 2-1 vote provides President Trump a victory in his effort to keep top advisers from testifying before Congress, as he did during the impeachment hearings,... More »

As Roger Stone Questions Swirl, Barr Agrees to Testify

Attorney general will appear before House Judiciary Committee March 31

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he intervened in the case of a longtime ally of President Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a letter Wednesday... More »

Impeachment Manager Will Miss Part of Trial

Jerrold Nadler's wife has pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - One of the House's seven impeachment managers is going to have to miss parts of President Trump's trial. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says his wife of 43 years, Joyce Miller, has pancreatic cancer and he will spent Monday with her in New York... More »

Panel Releases Final Impeachment Argument

Also, some Democrats want libertarian Justin Amash as an impeachment manager

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee released a sweeping report Monday bolstering the case for impeaching President Trump, laying out the rationale and charges that accuse him of betraying the nation for his own political gain. The 650-page report comes two days before the full House will vote on two articles of... More »

Big Step Is Taken in Trump Impeachment

Judiciary panel advances it, and a full vote in the House comes next

(Newser) - The full House is now poised to vote on the impeachment of President Trump. That's the next step after the Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment Friday morning with party-line votes of 23-17. The full House is likely to impeach Trump along (mostly) party lines next week, but... More »

Republicans Slam Abrupt Delay of Impeachment Vote

Nadler unexpectedly called recess until Friday

(Newser) - After a marathon 14-hour debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler surprised Republicans by abruptly calling a recess. The Democrat said a vote on the articles of impeachment will now take place after the committee reconvenes at 10am Friday, the Hill... More »

Judiciary Chairman: Facts Against Trump 'Overwhelming'

House panel on Wednesday began 2-day hearing on articles of impeachment

(Newser) - The final phase of the impeachment process before a House vote kicked off Wednesday evening, marking the first day of a two-day House Judiciary Committee hearing. In a hearing that Politico describes as a "four-hour partisan slugfest," Democrats and Republicans on the 41-member panel delivered blistering opening statements... More »

Democrats Settle on 2 Charges Against Trump

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple reports

(Newser) - House Democrats are on course to impeach President Trump by Christmas, with a big announcement expected Tuesday morning. Sources tell the New York Times that the House Judiciary Committee worked through the night Monday to prepare articles of impeachment to be unveiled at a 9am news conference by Nancy Pelosi... More »

'Clear and Present Danger': Impeachment Testimony

Judiciary panel resumes hearings as a vote looms this week

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee resumed its impeachment proceedings Monday, with each party laying out familiar narratives. For example, Democratic staff investigator Daniel Goldman said President Trump's "persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present... More »

Impeachment Witness Mentions Barron Trump, Sparks Ire

Pamela Karlan also told a GOP rep he had insulted her

(Newser) - Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler opened impeachment hearings at 10am ET on Wednesday, officially launching the business of actually writing an indictment against President Trump. The AP reports the question is no longer whether to impeach Trump. It'... More »

Here Comes Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry

House judiciary panel schedules hearing for next week

(Newser) - First came the closed-door depositions. Then came the public hearings. Now the next phase of the impeachment inquiry is scheduled to begin on Dec. 4, reports Politico . This one will be handled by the House Judiciary Committee, which will begin debating whether the information turned up so far warrants the... More »

Schiff: Investigation 'Isn't Going to End'

But the evidence is already 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee may turn over the impeachment process to the House Judiciary Committee soon—but Rep. Adam Schiff says the investigation of President Trump isn't over. The Intelligence committee chairman told CNN on Sunday that the panel is going to move forward with compiling its report, although... More »

What Happens Next in the Impeachment Inquiry

Republicans are gearing up for battle

(Newser) - Now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry, President Trump faces the possibility of joining Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton as one of the few presidents to be impeached in American history—but whether the GOP-controlled Senate will vote to convict him is... More »

Pelosi: I'd Have Held Lewandowski in Contempt

She tells Democrats she'd have done it 'right then and there' during Tuesday hearing

(Newser) - House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler didn't hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt for his "completely unacceptable" behavior during a hearing Tuesday—but Nancy Pelosi would have been stricter. Sources tell Politico that the House speaker told a group of lawmakers Wednesday that she would have held President Trump'... More »

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