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McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial

McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers just two days to prosecute their case against President Donald Trump -- a move that accelerates the timetable for a
Esper Says Bigger Iran Attacks Were ‘Days Away,' Offers No Proof

Esper Says Bigger Iran Attacks Were ‘Days Away,' Offers No Proof

The top U.S. defense official said Iran had planned to attack U.S. sites within days before a top Iranian general was killed on President Donald Trump’s orders but that he hadn’t seen specific
McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

Senate Republican leaders blocked a resolution supporting U.S. intelligence agencies, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ordered a review of additional sanctions against Russia in a sign of
Fight Over Trump Jr.’s Testimony Simmers in the Senate

Fight Over Trump Jr.’s Testimony Simmers in the Senate

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyers should be asked about possible discrepancies between his private testimony to the committee and press reports, but he didn’t
Trump Is ‘Boiling the Frog’ With His Attacks on DOJ, Critics Say

Trump Is ‘Boiling the Frog’ With His Attacks on DOJ, Critics Say

Donald Trump’s regular attacks on the U.S. Justice Department, including accusations that the FBI spied on his campaign, strike some critics as “boiling the frog” -- seeing how far he can push his
Mueller Protection Bill Wins Bipartisan Support on Senate Panel

Mueller Protection Bill Wins Bipartisan Support on Senate Panel

A bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired without cause won bipartisan support from the Senate Judiciary Committee even as the measure’s opponents warned that President Donald
Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Sessions Won't Say If He's Recused From Probe of Trump's Lawyer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused Wednesday to say whether he’s recused himself from involvement in the Justice Department’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael
Pompeo Wins Surprise Support by Senate Panel to Lead State Department

Pompeo Wins Surprise Support by Senate Panel to Lead State Department

A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state, paving the way for the CIA director to gain approval from the full Senate later this week
Pompeo Gets Key Backing From Democratic Senator

Pompeo Gets Key Backing From Democratic Senator

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is nearing the votes he needs for confirmation as secretary of state after Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday she’ll cross party lines to back him.
Senate Won’t Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says

Senate Won’t Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says

The Senate won’t take up legislation designed to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a week before the
As Pompeo Hits Opposition, Senate GOP Leaders May Bypass Panel

As Pompeo Hits Opposition, Senate GOP Leaders May Bypass Panel

A Senate panel appears increasingly likely to vote against the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state next week, but Republican leaders say they still plan to hold a full Senate
New War Authorization for U.S. Military Getting Bipartisan Push

New War Authorization for U.S. Military Getting Bipartisan Push

Congress may take its first substantial step in years Monday toward an updated authorization for U.S. military action in the Middle East.
Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Legislation to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee in two weeks, the panel’s chairman said.
Republicans Move to Protect Mueller After Trump Unleashes Attacks

Republicans Move to Protect Mueller After Trump Unleashes Attacks

Congressional Republicans moved to head off any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller as the president continued to attack the Russia investigation and the Justice
White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

President Donald Trump has been advised he has authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a White House spokeswoman said, as top Republicans in Congress warned that doing so may put his
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job.”
Trump Aims Directly at Mueller in Ramped-Up Criticism of Probe

Trump Aims Directly at Mueller in Ramped-Up Criticism of Probe

President Donald Trump made his most direct attack to date on the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election meddling being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the latest sign that a
Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Senator Lindsey Graham said Iran is testing President Donald Trump and warned Israel was preparing to start a war in southern Lebanon over an Iranian-backed Hezbollah rocket factory.
Trump Criticizes Everyone But Russia for 2016 Election Meddling

Trump Criticizes Everyone But Russia for 2016 Election Meddling

President Donald Trump spent much of his weekend hammering the FBI, Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation and his own national security adviser over Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election that
Senate Blocks Immigration Plans, Deepening Stalemate on Dreamers

Senate Blocks Immigration Plans, Deepening Stalemate on Dreamers

The Senate blocked four immigration proposals Thursday, deepening a bitter impasse over how to protect 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants from deportation.