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Panel Agrees to Strike Greene's Comments

Shot at colleague remains, but GOP chairman blocks calling Homeland Security head a liar

(Newser) - Members of the two parties came together Tuesday during a House committee hearing, agreeing to stop the accusations coming from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Democrats objected more than once to things Greene said during a Homeland Security hearing but failed the first time to have her comments struck, the Hill...

McCarthy: Blocking Schiff, Swalwell From Intelligence Panel Wasn't Political

House Speaker makes long-anticipated move

(Newser) - Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell won't be serving on the House Intelligence Committee, a long-expected piece of revenge dished out by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday. In 2021, Democrats removed Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene from congressional committees over controversial social media posts, and McCarthy had been...

7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot
7 Capitol Police Officers
Sue Trump Over Riot
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7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot

Lawsuit also names Roger Stone, members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

(Newser) - Former President Trump just got with another lawsuit over the Capitol riot, this time by officers who were injured by his supporters. The lawsuit also implicates several Trump allies, including Roger Stone and members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
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DOJ to Mo Brooks: Sorry, Can't Help You on Jan. 6 Suit

Agency says Ala. congressman can be sued by colleague over pre-Capitol riot speech he made

(Newser) - If Mo Brooks was hoping to wiggle out of a lawsuit brought against him by a colleague in the House of Representatives, he's not getting any help from the Justice Department. In a court filing Tuesday, the DOJ said a complaint brought by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California...

Gosar's Family Calls His Views on Jan. 6 'Despicable'

Brothers call Rep. Paul Gosar 'a pathological liar'

(Newser) - After Rep. Paul Gosar said a Capitol Police officer "executed" a rioter on Jan. 6 in the US Capitol, pushback came from close to home. Tim and David Gosar, brothers of the Arizona Republican, said Thursday he's essentially gone round the bend. For someone who "peddles in...

Apple Had to Hand Over Data on Sitting White House Counsel

In 2018, Justice Department issued subpoena for data of Donald McGahn

(Newser) - Apple recently revealed that then-President Trump’s Department of Justice had come to them with subpoenas for data on congressional Democrats. Now the company has revealed that it turned over data for Trump’s own White House counsel, too. The company told Donald McGahn and his wife that it...

Apple Reveals Unusual Move by Trump's White House

Justice Department subpoenaed data from at least 2 prominent Democrats

(Newser) - "Leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!" So declared then-President Trump in 2018, notes Matt Stieb at New York . Now, a scoop by the New York Times reveals the unusual lengths to which the Trump White House went to make good on...

Congressman Sues Another, Things Get Weird

Eric Swalwell serves Mo Brooks with a lawsuit

(Newser) - Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit in March accusing former President Trump and his allies, including Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani, of inciting the January 6 mob attack on the US Capitol. Now, Swalwell has finally served the last person named in the suit—his fellow congressman,...

GOP Leader Calls Swalwell a Security Risk

McCarthy wants vote on removal from Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - The Republican House leader says he'll call for a vote to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the chamber's Intelligence Committee, saying his relationship with a suspected spy for China makes him a security threat. Rep. Kevin McCarthy tweeted Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had again named Swalwell...

Swalwell Suit: Trump Was 'Delighted' About Capitol Riot

Congressman also names Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Mo Brooks in complaint

(Newser) - Fallout from the attack at the US Capitol continues, this time with a new lawsuit against Donald Trump from another Democratic congressman. Last month, a complaint was filed by the NAACP on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, claiming the former president—as well as lawyer Rudy Giuliani and...

Report: Chinese Spy Slept With 2 Midwest Mayors
Report: Chinese Spy Slept
With 2 Midwest Mayors

Report: Chinese Spy Slept With 2 Midwest Mayors

Axios investigation uncovers alleged espionage of woman based in Bay Area

(Newser) - Axios is out Tuesday with the results of a yearlong investigation that makes some big claims about Chinese espionage tactics. The story by Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian focuses on a young woman identified as Christine Fang, or Fang Fang, who established herself as a presence in Bay Area politics, first as...

Behold, Now We Have Fartgate
Behold, Now We Have Fartgate

Behold, Now We Have Fartgate

Eric Swalwell denies it was him live on MSNBC

(Newser) - It was a serious topic, truly. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell was talking to Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball on Monday night about the impeachment inquiry when a sound erupted. And that sound is why the term "Fartgate" was trending Tuesday morning, per Yahoo . You can hear for yourself...

This Is the First Democrat to Drop Out of 2020 Race

Eric Swalwell ends his presidential bid

(Newser) - U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary field to exit the campaign. Swalwell announced his decision Monday, the AP reports. He had signaled that he would consider bowing out of the presidential race if he was...

18th Democrat Joins the Race
18th Democrat Joins the Race

18th Democrat Joins the Race

Rep. Eric Swalwell makes announcement on Late Show

(Newser) - California Rep. Eric Swalwell is officially in the running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Swalwell made the announcement during a taping Monday of CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the AP reports. The congressman says, "I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve threats from abroad,...

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