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Former senior FBI official calls Whitaker hearing ‘disgraceful’

Former senior FBI official calls Whitaker hearing ‘disgraceful’

Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg ripped Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Friday night, calling his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee “disgraceful.” “I’ve testified many times ...

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Kaine calls for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign

Kaine calls for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is joining calls for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) to resign after a second woman accused him of sexual assault, adding pressure on the top ...

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Trump campaign spent nearly $100K of donor money on law firm representing Kushner

It’s ‘exhausting’ to keep up with Trump’s ‘ignorance and racism’ for Native Americans

President Trump’s campaign spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to a law firm representing Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, ABC News reported Friday. Campaign finance records from the ...

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House lawmakers introduce resolution to support Paris climate agreement

House lawmakers introduce resolution to support Paris climate agreement

Dozens of House Democrats and one Republican introduced legislation Friday meant to demonstrate congressional support for the Paris climate change agreement. The short, nonbinding resolution would declare that Congress “reaffirms ...

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Election analyst says Trump does not need 50 percent of the vote to win in 2020

Election analyst says Trump does not need 50 percent of the vote to win in 2020

Elections analyst Henry Olsen on Friday told Hill.TV that President Trump’s slight resurgence in his approval ratings is due to his recent State of the Union address and the end ...

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Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor Dingell

Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor Dingell

President Trump on Friday ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the late Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who passed away a day earlier at the age of ...

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Joe Kennedy to endorse Warren during campaign announcement

Joe Kennedy to endorse Warren during campaign announcement

Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) is set to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president when she formally announces her candidacy on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the plans. ...

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Trump’s warning to Congress on investigations overshadows his call for unity

Trump’s warning to Congress on investigations overshadows his call for unity

In my life, I have listened to more than 50 State of the Union speeches, and I can honestly say that Tuesday’s speech by President Trump was the most bizarre ...

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Trump’s acting attorney general tells Democrat his time is up in testy hearing

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning had run out. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Whitaker told Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), a statement that drew groans and gasps at the packed committee hearing. "I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five minute rounds," he added. "In your capacity as Acting Attorney General, have you ever been asked to approve any request or action to be taken by the special counsel?" House Judiciary Chair Nadler asks. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Acting AG Whitaker answers. https://t.co/Ukgp5FywxQ pic.twitter.com/y4e9gkQeTh — ABC News (@ABC) February 8, 2019 Nadler appeared to start laughing himself at what was a breach of protocol for a witness testifying before a congressional panel, as the ranking member of the committee said it would be a good time for a break in the proceedings. Other lawmakers looked surprised at the quip. Rep. Jamie Raskin's (D-Md.) jaw dropped. @RepRaskin ‘s jaw dropped when Acting AG Whitaker told the chairman his “five minutes is up” pic.twitter.com/FxYJ2AvgkT — Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 8, 2019 Lawmakers routinely go over their five minute time limits for questioning, and it is normally up to the chair to limit the proceedings. It is very unusual for a witness to mention the time limit, and even more so for a witness to accuse the chairman of a panel to have gone over his time limit. Whitaker's quip came after Nadler, the first to question the acting attorney general, asked whether he has had a role in approving any "request or action to be taken by the special counsel." In response, Nadler said, "The committee will come to order. I will point out we didn't enforce the five minute rule on acting attorney general Whitaker."

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning ...

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US military to leave Syria by April

US military to leave Syria by April

A significant amount of U.S. troops currently stationed in Syria will be withdrawn from the country by April following President Trump’s December announcement that the war against ISIS in the ...

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